Mechanical Engineering/College of Engineering
Building a Novel Course by Utilizing Contemporary Pedagogical Methodologies: Experimental Design for Engineers
Faculty Mentor: Andrew S. Merryweather - Mechanical Engineering/College of Engineering
Planning and conducting experiments and analyzing the experimental data are skills that engineers need to add to their skill set and be equipped with as part of their educational journey. Whether students are planning to work for a research/engineering firm, get a higher education (Master or PhD), or even start their own businesses, they still need those skills. Furthermore, this skill also applies to students pursuing other disciplines such as physical, economic, medical, social, or psychological sciences.
From my experience as a graduate student in the engineering field, I realized that there is a need for a design of experiments statistics course that will aim to increase graduate students’ knowledge in the field of statistics, especially research design, data interpretation, and analysis. While creating a traditional course, where students are attending regular lectures, maybe a good idea to fill this gap, utilizing several contemporary teaching techniques, such as flipping the class and active learning, within the course will benefit students with different learning styles and knowledge levels.