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Apply Now for Design and Hands-On Experiences in Engineering Workshop Taking Place in Missouri – Deadline April 9, 2010

Sponsored by the Great Midwestern Space Grant Region, the Integration of Design and Hands-On Learning Into Early Stages of Engineering Curriculum Workshop will take place June 17-19, 2010, at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo.

This workshop is designed to provide participants with knowledge of introductory engineering design and hands-on experiences that can be integrated into freshman and/or sophomore engineering programs of four-year university bachelor’s degree programs or in associate degree engineering programs in community colleges or two-year institutions. The workshop is particularly suitable for institutions that are seeking to emphasize and integrate hands-on training and implementation of system design, simulation, building and testing.

The focus will be on methods that can be used to engage students in experiences that will help inspire, prepare and excite them to pursue careers in technical fields. A detailed project on the development of radio-controlled aircraft models will be presented. This project will enable participants to transfer and implement the concepts related to radio-controlled aircraft to students in their institutions.

This workshop is designed for faculty members, teaching assistants, graduate students, instructors and curriculum developers involved in four-year university bachelor’s degree engineering programs and/or in associate degree engineering programs in community colleges or two-year institutions.

Enrollment is limited to forty participants. A registration fee of $975 covers breakfast and lunch on each day of the workshop, one dinner, workshop handbook, and workshop materials and supplies needed to build a radio-controlled aircraft.
Registration is due April 9, 2010.

To learn more about this workshop and to register online, visit http://web.mst.edu/~spaceg/workshop.html

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