A novel paradigm for engineering education: virtual internships with individualized mentoring and assessment of engineering thinking.

@article{Chesler2015ANP,
  title={A novel paradigm for engineering education: virtual internships with individualized mentoring and assessment of engineering thinking.},
  author={Naomi C. Chesler and Andrew R. Ruis and Wesley Collier and Zachari Swiecki and Golnaz Arastoopour and David Williamson Shaffer},
  journal={Journal of biomechanical engineering},
  year={2015},
  volume={137 2},
  pages={
          024701
        }
}
Engineering virtual internships are a novel paradigm for providing authentic engineering experiences in the first-year curriculum. They are both individualized and accommodate large numbers of students. As we describe in this report, this approach can (a) enable students to solve complex engineering problems in a mentored, collaborative environment; (b) allow educators to assess engineering thinking; and (c) provide an introductory experience that students enjoy and find valuable. Furthermore… CONTINUE READING
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