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Blended Design and Project Based Learning: a future for engineering education
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Monday, December 7 • 10:50am - 11:05am
| 1C | Effective Technology for a Calculus Bridge Program: Bringing Education Home

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The need for engineers world-wide can only be met if sufficient numbers of students of diverse ethnicity, both male and female are successfully recruited and retained in engineering fields. Engineering majors understand that calculus skills are essential for success. The Department of Mathematics at Texas A&M University implemented bridge programs to support students in their engineering calculus sequence. The program was initially offered to students who earned a B or C in the first or second engineering calculus course to strengthen their mathematical understanding and skills before they progressed to the next course. The bridge programs were one week in length, occurred just before the fall and spring semesters, and consisted of 15 hours of instruction with an online tutor. Students reported that they understood the mathematics better and felt more confident in their abilities to succeed in the next course. This success ultimately allowed them to continue in their path to engineering degrees and careers.

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Monday December 7, 2015 10:50am - 11:05am
Zeally Room RACV Torquay map C5

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