Preeminence in first-year engineering programs

Linda P.B. Katehi, Katherine Banks, Heidi A. Diefes-Dux, Deborah K. Follman, John Gaunt, Kamyar Haghighi, P. K. Imbrie, Leah H. Jamieson, Robert E. Montgomery, William C. Oakes, Phillip Wankat

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The transformation of a high-quality first year engineering program is discussed. A minimum of fundamentals in science and maths are necessary to prepare students for their engineering coursework. Exposure to the nature of engineering and its opportunities is also very important in enabling students to identify an appropriate career path. The transformation requires taking into consideration the current engineering education research, and also those issues that touch on matters of diversity and social responsibility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11189-11199
Number of pages11
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2004
EventASEE 2004 Annual Conference and Exposition, "Engineering Researchs New Heights" - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Jun 20 2004Jun 23 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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