TY - ABST
T1 - Engineering Mathematics Education at Wright State University: Uncorking the First-Year Bottleneck
Y1 - 2007
A1 - N. Klingbeil
A1 - Michael Raymer
A1 - David Reynolds
A1 - K. Rattan
A1 - R. Mercer
JA - Engineering Mathematics Education at Wright State University: Uncorking the First-Year Bottleneck
ER -
TY - CONF
T1 - A National Model for Engineering Mathematics Education
T2 - 117th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
Y1 - 2007
A1 - Nathan Klingbeil
A1 - Kuldip Rattan
A1 - Michael Raymer
A1 - David Reynolds
A1 - Richard Mercer
A1 - Anant Kukreti
A1 - Brian Randolph
AB - The traditional approach to engineering mathematics education begins with one year of freshman calculus as a prerequisite to subsequent core engineering courses. However, the inability of incoming students to successfully advance through the traditional freshman calculus sequence is a primary cause of attrition in engineering programs across the country. As a result, this paper describes an NSF funded initiative at Wright State University to redefine the way in which engineering mathematics is taught, with the goal of increasing student retention, motivation and success in engineering. This paper provides an overview of the WSU model for engineering mathematics education, followed by an assessment of student performance, perception and retention through its initial implementation. It also summarizes the scope of a recent NSF CCLI Phase 2 Expansion award, which involves a multiyear assessment at WSU, pilot adoption and assessment at two collaborating institutions, and a widespread dissemination of results.
JA - 117th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
PB - Proceedings of the 2007 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
CY - Honolulu, HI
ER -
TY - ABST
T1 - The Wright State Model for Engineering Mathematics Education: Uncorking the First-Year Bottleneck
Y1 - 2007
A1 - Michael Raymer
A1 - David Reynolds
A1 - N. Klingbeil
A1 - R. Mercer
A1 - K. Rattan
JA - The Wright State Model for Engineering Mathematics Education: Uncorking the First-Year Bottleneck
ER -
TY - CONF
T1 - Redefining Engineering Mathematics Education at Wright State University
T2 - ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
Y1 - 2006
A1 - N. Klingbeil
A1 - R. Mercer
A1 - K. Rattan
A1 - Michael Raymer
A1 - David Reynolds
AB - This paper summarizes progress to date on the WSU model for engineering mathematics education, an NSF funded curriculum reform initiative at Wright State University. The WSU model seeks to increase student retention, motivation and success in engineering through application-driven, just-in-time engineering math instruction. The WSU approach begins with the development of a novel freshman-level engineering mathematics course (EGR 101). Taught by engineering faculty, the course includes lecture, laboratory and recitation components. Using an application-oriented, hands-on approach, the course addresses only the salient math topics actually used in a variety of core engineering courses. These include the traditional physics, engineering mechanics, electric circuits and computer programming sequences. The EGR 101 course replaces traditional math prerequisite requirements for the above core courses, so that students can advance in the engineering curriculum without having completed a traditional freshman calculus sequence. This has enabled a significant restructuring of the engineering curriculum, including the placement of formerly sophomore-level engineering courses within the freshman year. The WSU model concludes with the development of a revised engineering mathematics sequence, to be taught by the math department later in the curriculum. The result has shifted the traditional emphasis on math prerequisite requirements to an emphasis on engineering motivation for math, with a just-in-time placement of the new math sequence. The current paper summarizes the motivation, goals and development to date of the WSU model, which is currently in its first year of implementation. The paper reflects modifications since the approach was first reported one year ago, and includes a preliminary assessment of student performance and perception during the first run of EGR 101.
JA - ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
CY - Chicago, IL
ER -
TY - CONF
T1 - Work in progress: The WSU model for engineering mathematics education
Y1 - 2005
A1 - Michael Raymer
A1 - K. Rattan
A1 - David Reynolds
A1 - N. Klingbeil
A1 - R. Mercer
ER -
TY - CONF
T1 - The WSU Model for Engineering Mathematics Education
Y1 - 2005
A1 - N. Klingbeil
A1 - K. Rattan
A1 - R. Mercer
A1 - Michael Raymer
A1 - David Reynolds
ER -
TY - CONF
T1 - Rethinking Engineering Mathematics Education: A Model for Increased Retention, Motivation and Success in Engineering
Y1 - 2004
A1 - R. Mercer
A1 - K. Rattan
A1 - David Reynolds
A1 - Michael Raymer
A1 - N. Klingbeil
ER -