NSF supports project to support first-generation engineering students’ design thinking

My colleague Ashlie Martini and I have received funding from National Science Foundation to use case studies to introduce design thinking to first-generation and underrepresented students to help them transition from classroom and lab-based learning to engineering capstone design and ultimately to their careers in engineering fields. Through this project, we will (a) develop a library of case studies that use the designing thinking to expand the engineering students’ view of problem formulation, and solution development, and (b) evaluate the effectiveness of case-based instruction in developing design thinking behavior for a diverse student population. Read more about the NSF award here at http://1.usa.gov/1J8seLC

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