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Perceptions of mathematics in engineering
Students entering engineering programmes are typically expected to be competent in mathematics and science. Design competencies are seldom required. This research focuses on mathematics andExpand
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INTEGRATING OPEN-ENDED DESIGN IN A SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS BASED ENGINEERING PROGRAM
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We find that the paradigm of design and that of science and mathematics are not the same, presenting pedagogical challenges. Expand
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Sustainable Development for Engineers Through a Thematic Restructuring of Experiential Learning
Complex engineering projects often require interdisciplinary approaches and the ability to understand and navigate professional, cultural, social, and political contexts in order to find sustainableExpand
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"PHYSICS ENVY" AND ENGINEERING DESIGN
“Physics envy” is the condition where non-physicists attempt to model their discipline after physics in the hope of gaining credibility. This ailment is not uncommon among engineers and its negativeExpand
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A SIMPLE PROPOSAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTELLIGENT DESIGN CATALOGS
Engineers frequently refer to catalogues when designing products and by carefully selecting standard components, they are able to create their own unique systems. Unfortunately, these catalogues tendExpand
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Frankenstein goes to engineering school
The development of an engineering curriculum assumes a body of knowledge that students, as future engineers, will need to know. Students acquire this body of knowledge through lectures, laboratories,Expand
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An Investigation into Plastic Bag Inventory in UBC’s Compost and Plastic Alternatives Course: UBC APSC 262-Technology and Society II
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DESIGN BEYOND "DOING"
As a relatively new field of inquiry, engineering design is still very much under construction. In terms of its final form, the engineering tradition suggests that engineering design use science toExpand
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