Boost Their Game
American Society for Engineering Education
Design projects in first-year engineering curricula give students early exposure to professional engineering and the engineering design process, but the pedagogical, logistical, and financial challenges can be daunting. To engage first-year students in authentic engineering practice, provide a platform for effective learning, and enroll a large group of students at low cost, we developed a virtual internship, Nephrotex, in which teams are guided by experienced mentors through multiple design-build-test cycles in a simulated professional environment.
Chesler, Naomi C.; Arastoopour Irgens, Golnaz; D'Angelo, Cynthia; Bagley, Elizabeth A.; and Shaffer, David Williamson, "Boost Their Game" (2013). Publications. 1.