5. Ignition: The Great Problems Seminars

  1. Grétar Tryggvason3 and
  2. Diran Apelian4
  1. Arthur C. Heinricher1 and
  2. Kristin Wobbe2

Published Online: 16 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118138267.ch5

Shaping Our World: Engineering Education for the 21st Century

Shaping Our World: Engineering Education for the 21st Century

How to Cite

Heinricher, A. C. and Wobbe, K. (2011) Ignition: The Great Problems Seminars, in Shaping Our World: Engineering Education for the 21st Century (eds G. Tryggvason and D. Apelian), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118138267.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

  2. 4

    Metal Processing Institute, WPI, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    WPI, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

  2. 2

    Chemistry & Biochemistry, Associate Dean, First Year Experience, WPI, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 14 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470929742

Online ISBN: 9781118138267

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Keywords:

  • “Great Problems Seminars” (GPS);
  • NSSE;
  • GPS assessment plan

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Background: The Gap to Bridge

  • Background: A Wider View

  • The Great Problems Seminars: Design Criteria

  • Great Problems Seminars: The Curriculum Details

  • Initial Assessment

  • External Assessment

  • Concluding Remarks

  • Acknowledgments

  • References