Engineering faculty members at Bucknell University have established a course required for freshman engineering students and open to liberal arts students. The course has been designed to stimulate and enhance student interest in all the engineering disciplines at Bucknell. The course ranges broadly across small groups, faculty-lead recitations, laboratory experiences, student design projects, traditional lectures, and guest speakers. The exploring engineering course has completed its second year. The authors describe the course, the changes made since the initial offering and the impact on the students and faculty involved. They also present and interpret student evaluations of the course.(4 refs)
Frontiers in Education Conference, 1991; Twenty first annual conference; Engineering Education in a New World Order
Hoyt, B.S.; Cartwright, D.J.; McGinnis, R.G.; and Aburdene, Maurice. "Exploring Engineering." Frontiers in Education Conference, 1991; Twenty first annual conference; Engineering Education in a New World Order (1991) : 691-695.