Title

Boost Their Game

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2013

Publication Title

Prism

Publisher

American Society for Engineering Education

Abstract

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.

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