School of Engineering celebrates experiential learning

August 31, 2021 (Volume 45, Number 1)

student in suit demonstrates a senior engineering project; the student is positioned between machinery

Trevor Looman demonstrates the project, a dual-lane slab forming line, during Senior Project Day August 5 that he and a team of six other seniors created.

Photo Credit: Kendra Stanley-Mills

The School of Engineering hosted its annual Engineering Design Conference in early August, a tradition that dates back more than 25 years.

Highlights from the three-day event included the 30th annual Wooden Boat Regatta (a culmination of a fluids mechanics class) and senior project presentations. More than 1,000 people, including co-op employers and area industry professionals, attended EDC.

Wael Mokhtar, professor and director of the School of Engineering, said experiential learning has been at the core of the school since it was founded and the conference helps to highlight those learning tracks. 

"Celebrating course projects, cooperative learning, capstone projects, and the Industrial Graduate Fellowship are among the vehicles that help us meet our mission of learning by doing," Mokhtar said.

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This article was last edited on August 27, 2021 at 9:49 a.m.

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