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Friday, March 23 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
If You Build It...: A writing-intensive cornerstone course for STEM students

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All Muhlenberg College students take a first-year seminar (FYS) to develop critical thinking, research, and writing skills. In 2010, Muhlenberg received NSF grant DUE-0965834 for Scholarships in Math & Science (SIMS), a project to improve recruitment and retention. The SIMS students' FYS is inspired by cornerstone courses at other institutions, and is organized around multidisciplinary design projects, including musical percussion instruments and a stage-gate series of new product development proposals. The course also includes a variety of active, guided-inquiry, and team-based learning activities focused on creativity, design processes, prototyping, and entrepreneurship. We describe: relevant background; the FYS structure and activities; outcomes and implications; changes from 2010 to 2011; and directions for future work.

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Clifton Kussmaul

Clif Kussmaul is Associate Professor of Computer Science at Muhlenberg College. Previously he was Visiting Fulbright-Nehru Scholar at the University of Kerala, India; Chief Technology Officer for Elegance Technologies, Inc.; Senior Member of Technical Staff with NeST Technologies; and Assistant Professor of CS at Moravian College. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis, master\'s degrees in CS and... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2012 11:00am - 12:30pm
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