A Summer Transitional Program For An Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research Project: Planning And Assessment

Patricia Mellodge, Diane Folz
2010 Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings   unpublished
This paper describes the planning and assessment of a summer transitional program as part of a multi-year undergraduate research project. The summer program is a focused, project-based learning experience for undergraduate students in engineering at two universities with significantly different demographics -one, a top-tier research university and the other, a smaller private university focusing on undergraduate education. The two universities are working closely with an industry partner who is
more » ... stry partner who is providing materials and expertise and who may eventually incorporate into their manufacturing process the technology being developed in this project. The students are juniors and seniors involved in independent study or capstone project courses. The project is based in materials science and engineering and includes process design, characterization and testing.
doi:10.18260/1-2--16540 fatcat:vtwcnbyirzewdixqrbgrzngsbq