A Comprehensive Investigation on Industry-Sponsored Design Projects’ Effectiveness at the First-Year Level: Phase I

Citation:
Okudan Gül E, Mohammed S, Ogot M, Wu X. "A Comprehensive Investigation on Industry-Sponsored Design Projects’ Effectiveness at the First-Year Level: Phase I." age. 2005;10:1.

Abstract:

This paper presents the preliminary work for developing guidelines to ensure that the
industry sponsored projects in first-year courses aid, not hamper retention of students.
Specifically, the overall research includes the following steps: (1) investigating the
appropriateness of industry projects in a required introduction to engineering design course
(~1,000 students/year), (2) assessing the impact of industry- sponsored projects on first-year
students’ learning and retention, and (3) promoting an awareness of issues involved in
successfully introducing industry projects at the first year. It is expected that the outcomes of
this work will result in guidelines widely applicable by other institutions looking into or
currently using industry projects at the first year, thereby addressing the recognized national
need of increasing retention rates, especially amongst women and minorities.

This paper covers a review of potential factors affecting industry-sponsored projects’
appropriateness at the first year, and related preliminary data.

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