Ruth E. H. Wertz

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– Design teams are commonly formed in engineering courses with the assumption that diversity leads to more innovative solutions. However, the literature indicates that this assumption is conditional, based on factors such as team effectiveness and how diversity is defined. Additionally, prior research has focused on expert teams, rather than the novice(More)
We examined changes in engineering students' perceived challenges during a semester-long design project to identify the most salient challenges they experienced and when they occurred. We hypothesized that patterns in students' perceived challenges in key areas would take the form of multiple, overlapping waves reflective of the desire to stabilize the(More)
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