The role of coaching in facilitating computational materials science and engineering education

Michele V. Manuel, Ann F. McKenna

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

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

The introduction of computational tools to the undergraduate curriculum is a daunting task. A new coaching model has been implemented in a junior-level materials science and engineering course that integrates computational tools within the framework of traditional capstone design. This model utilizes graduate students as coaches to serve as a technical resource and role model for the undergraduate design teams, Producing learning experiences that are at a high technical level. Results show that successful coaching provides greater individualized attention for the undergraduate design teams and professional development opportunities for the graduate student coaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTMS 2009 - 138th Annual Meeting and Exhibition - Supplemental Proceedings
Pages247-252
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Oct 5 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventTMS 2009 - 138th Annual Meeting and Exhibition - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 15 2009Feb 19 2009

Publication series

NameTMS Annual Meeting
Volume2

Other

OtherTMS 2009 - 138th Annual Meeting and Exhibition
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period2/15/092/19/09

Keywords

  • Coaching
  • Design education
  • Engineering education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys

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