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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 ...


Student Perspectives Of Competition: A Qualitative Analysis, Michael W. Firmin, Jennifer Evens Lucius, Sharon Johnson Jan 2009

Student Perspectives Of Competition: A Qualitative Analysis, Michael W. Firmin, Jennifer Evens Lucius, Sharon Johnson

Psychology Faculty Publications

The present study involved action research of appraising business students’ individual assessments of a classroom competition exercise in which they participated for a university semester. Analysis of in-depth interviews held with each student show four over-arching themes shared by the participants. First, students showed significant self-insight into how they perceive themselves competing. This occurred on both the cognitive and affective domains. Second, with relative consistency, students reported avoiding competitive situations where they did not believe chances were good that they would win. Conversely, they tended to involve themselves in situations where success was perceived as possible or likely. Third, gender ...