Experiences with a comprehensive freshman hands-on course designing, building, and testing small autonomous robots

Richard J. Freuler, Michael J. Hoffmann, Theodore Pavlic, James M. Beams, Jeffery P. Radigan, Prabal K. Dutta, John T. Demel, Erik D. Justen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

18 Scopus citations

Abstract

During the past ten years, The Ohio State University's College of Engineering has been aggressively addressing the issue of student retention. A major element in this effort is the development of a first-year engineering program that has moved from a series of related but separate courses for first-year engineering fundamentals to a framework that involves two course sequences with tightly coupled courses. Engineering orientation, engineering graphics, and engineering problem solving with computer programming are now offered in each of two course sequences, one called the Fundamentals of Engineering and the other the Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors. These course sequences retain part of the traditional material but now include hands-on laboratory experiences that lead to design/build projects.2 Teamwork, project management, report writing, and oral presentations have assumed important roles in both sequences. This paper describes the administrative and teaching experiences with a design/build project course in the Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors sequence that serves as a capstone-like culmination to the engineering honor students' first academic year.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Pages10263-10277
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2003Jun 25 2003

Other

Other2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education
CountryUnited States
CityNashville, TN
Period6/22/036/25/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Experiences with a comprehensive freshman hands-on course designing, building, and testing small autonomous robots'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this