Engineering students, though technically, competent, are graduating without the necessary personal skills to be effective in the workplace. That is, they are lacking competence when it comes to communication skills. To...
In her article on graduates of engineering and technology programs Kerry Hannon observes that ". . .corporations want the whole ball of wax - soft skills, science skills, and diversity." Loria Yeadon, a patent attorney...
A CET Videotaped Laboratory in Materials Testing: An Evaluation and Comparison with On-campus Delivery Methods
This paper evaluates the videotaped version of the Materials Testing Laboratory course and compares it to the on-campus version of the course. The videotaped version was first offered in the summer of 1999 and has been...
A sequence of laboratories has been designed and implemented in an undergraduate course in mechanical vibrations to introduce students to experimental aspects of vibrations and experimental modal analysis. Unfortunately...
In this paper an approach to lecturing, that of Targeted Breaks, will be introduced. These are offered as a means to enhance the traditional lecture format so as to increase student comprehension, interest and the...
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