Aug 05

First Year Engineering Conference

0804090848.jpg, originally uploaded by NDeRC2.

Asst. Dean of Engineering Jay Brockman organized an interesting conference on first year courses in engineering. Held in ND’s Jordan Hall of Science on Aug 2-4, 2009), the event brought together some 50 faculty from all over the US; they were joined through a teleconference with a similar gathering in Melbourne, Australia for portions of the event. Faculty listened to a range of presentations on what is being done in some exemplary programs, and grouped together to design a hypothetical new first year course. The poster session above (in the lobby of Jordan Hall at ND) was one of the venues used by participants to share ideas.

The conference was an occasion to invite participation in a new wiki devoted to the first year engineering experience (just click the image to visit the site):