Work in progress: Constructing a multidisciplinary design project for first-year engineering and Computing students: Traffic Simulation Engineering Design Challenge

Micah Lande, Benjamin Ruddell, Darryl Morrell, Robert Grondin, Ramon Anguamea Lara, Richard Whitehouse, Kevin Gary

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Abstract

Teaching first-year students is a balance between introducing technical content and providing perspective for students to forge connections to the context of what engineers do. Making the possible impact of engineers real and visible to introductory students in an authentic manner can be challenging. This paper describes the implementation and impact for a Traffic Simulation engineering design challenge in a freshman level 'Introduction to Engineering Design' course comprised of both Engineering and Computing students at Arizona State University.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationSoaring to New Heights in Engineering Education, FIE 2012 - Proceedings
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event42nd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2012 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Oct 3 2012Oct 6 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

Other42nd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period10/3/1210/6/12

Keywords

  • engineering design
  • first-year engineering
  • multidisciplinary
  • problem based learning
  • programming
  • projects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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