Impact of selection of projects on pan-mentoring in creative engineering design

Peter O. Orono, Stephen Ekwaro-Osire

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Abstract

Pan-mentoring, a pedagogical approach to creative engineering design education, establishes a close relationship between the pan-mentor and a design team of students as well as among the individuals within the team. This paper focuses on the impact of the selection (and screening) of design projects on pan-mentoring in creative engineering design. The selected projects should, among others, have good prospects for successful completion, stimulate creativity, and be challenging. This paper will analyze four sources of design projects, namely, faculty projects, industry supported projects, student initiated projects, and projects for design competitions. A project-screening scheme will be discussed. An assessment will be performed on the student selection process. Additional data will be provided to show the impact of the project selection on the students' perception on the design activity. It will also be shown that a well selected project and the application of the pan-mentoring pedagogy can enhance engineering design education and help to prepare students for a fast changing future. This study was performed at two universities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages27-34
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)1424402565, 9781424402564
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Event36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 28 2006Oct 31 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Conference

Conference36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period10/28/0610/31/06

Keywords

  • Creativity
  • Engineering design
  • Individual
  • Pan-mentoring
  • Team

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    Orono, P. O., & Ekwaro-Osire, S. (2006). Impact of selection of projects on pan-mentoring in creative engineering design. In 36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE (pp. 27-34). [4117147] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2006.322623