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An Engineering Program Built Around Work, Mark Nowack, Geoffrey Akers Jun 2017

An Engineering Program Built Around Work, Mark Nowack, Geoffrey Akers

Christian Engineering Conference

The College of the Ozarks began a four-year general engineering program in the fall of 2016. This is the first four-year engineering program at a federally-recognized work college. At the College of the Ozarks, all full-time students work in exchange for tuition. The campus is built with student labor, and college functions are largely conducted by students. The College work component provides challenges in areas such as student schedules and workload. However, the graded work experiences also provide opportunities to increase work maturity and ties between the program and the campus community. The regional and economic improvement focus of the ...


The Craft Of Story-Telling In Engineering Education, Ethan Brue Jun 2017

The Craft Of Story-Telling In Engineering Education, Ethan Brue

Christian Engineering Conference

For all the efforts over the last decade or more to attract, retain, and engage more students in STEM education, the challenge remains. Most programs have focused on creating gateway programs that attempt to sell the content of engineering as fun and entertaining. While there is little doubt that the task of engineering will be existentially pleasing, it is not a re-casting of the content alone that will attract and keep students in STEM disciplines. In both industry and education, the challenge of engineering is rarely one of content, but rather one of underlying motivation and purpose. History demonstrates that ...


Philosophy Of Teaching And Student And Peer Mentorship: A Christian Perspective, Scott J. Anson Jun 2017

Philosophy Of Teaching And Student And Peer Mentorship: A Christian Perspective, Scott J. Anson

Christian Engineering Conference

As Professors our students have the multifaceted status of being 1) our customers, 2) our product and 3) our future colleagues. In addition as Christians, they are our brothers and sisters in Christ or those we influence for His glory. As customers they have a choice where to pursue their education and have expectations. Some expectations are reasonable, some we need to recalibrate for them. As our product, their professional growth and abilities are to varying degrees a result of, and to a very large degree, a reflection of us and our institutions. As graduates employed in an industry we ...


Integrally Christian Engineering Scholarship: A Case Study, Justin R. Vander Werff Jun 2017

Integrally Christian Engineering Scholarship: A Case Study, Justin R. Vander Werff

Christian Engineering Conference

Engineering programs at Christian colleges typically focus primarily on undergraduate education. Likewise, faculty members drawn to Christian engineering education tend to have a strong desire to disciple young men and women in what it means to be faithful Christ followers in engineering. Consequently, engineering faculty tend to work long and hard to provide a solid education experience, leaving little time for anything else. However, institutional demands on faculty typically extend far past teaching, and one area that inevitably pops up in growing Christian engineering programs is research and scholarship. What is the place of research in a Christian engineering program ...


Institutional Differences In The Education Of Engineering And Computing Students About Ethics And Societal Impacts, Angela Bielefeldt, Madeline Polmear, Daniel Knight, Christoppher Swan, Nathan Canney Jun 2017

Institutional Differences In The Education Of Engineering And Computing Students About Ethics And Societal Impacts, Angela Bielefeldt, Madeline Polmear, Daniel Knight, Christoppher Swan, Nathan Canney

Christian Engineering Conference

This study explored the extent to which faculty report teaching engineering and computing students about ethics and societal impacts (ESI) in courses and via co-curricular activities. The research questions were to determine if there were differences in the topics, teaching methods, assessment methods, and satisfaction with ESI instruction between faculty from religiously-affiliated (RA) and non-religiously affiliated (NRA) institutions. A national survey was conducted, with about 1400 responses. This included 122 faculty from 60 RA institutions (across 17 denominations/faiths). Chi-square tests evaluated statistically significant differences (p


2017 Symposium Overview, Cedarville University Apr 2017

2017 Symposium Overview, Cedarville University

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

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2016 Symposium Overview, Cedarville University Apr 2016

2016 Symposium Overview, Cedarville University

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

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2015 Symposium Overview, Cedarville University Apr 2015

2015 Symposium Overview, Cedarville University

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

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2014 Symposium Overview, Cedarville University Apr 2014

2014 Symposium Overview, Cedarville University

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

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The Scholarly Role Of Faculty Advisors In Student Engineering Competition Projects, Gerald M. Brown, Timothy B. Dewhurst Apr 2014

The Scholarly Role Of Faculty Advisors In Student Engineering Competition Projects, Gerald M. Brown, Timothy B. Dewhurst

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

Engineering faculty advisors at Cedarville University work closely with senior engineering students on the Solar Boat team to improve the boat’s performance each year and continue the team’s legacy of 7 wins in the last 10 years at the Solar Splash Competition. The faculty-student relationships are at times similar to that of a mentor and apprentice, and at other times similar to that of an engineering manager and a team of engineers. This mentor/manager approach allows us to maintain technical continuity from year to year between student teams, develop and maintain an increasingly sophisticated team knowledge base ...