Measuring The Connection between Mathematics and Engineering
Cross-Disciplinary Engineering
This is an Engineering Education project that spans all departments. The goal of this project is to measure the connection and importance of mathematics in engineering. Mathematics can be seen as a challenge for undergraduate engineering students, but it is a necessary step for graduation. Part 1 of this study was to investigate how faculty felt about the connection of mathematics to engineering, part 2 is to gather the student perspective. Data is being collected by means of a survey with subsequent interviews. The survey has been drafted and approved by the university research ethics board. The individual involved with this project will administer the survey to students, sort and analyze the data, and report on the findings. Ideally a mix of students from all departments is desired. Interviews are not necessary, but could be an interesting means to make this a mixed method study, they will be included if time permits. This project gives current students a chance to share their views on mathematics in undergraduate engineering. The hope is that regardless of what the data tells us that we offer solutions to help make the undergraduate engineering experience better.
Expectations
Be prepared to have a lot of fun!
Time commitment
1-4 hour(s) per week
Credentials
Strong communication skills. Desire to engage with students. Students willing to work with the communications department will be preferred.
Positions available
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Applications for 2018-2019 is now open! Pleae apply through the link below and send your transcript as a PDF to gsociety.rex@gmail.com (Please attach your complete transcript from ACORN as a PDF file with filename: REX2018_FISTNAME_LASTNAME).
Reserved positions for 1st and 2nd year students available
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