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Gateway Engineering Education Coalition

Engineering up-front includes hands-on engineering laboratories and design, the integration of the mathematical and scientific foundations with the technical topics of Engineering, and the integration/coordination of the Humanities in a parallel continuum rather than the traditional layered serial approach.

This program is student centered, addressing how we teach as well as what we teach, teaming, communications, and professional development. Emphasis is placed on an undergraduate program that is a set of interlinked parts that should work synergistically rather than a mere collection of independent courses.

Students are involved in learning and experimenting with fundamental engineering principles integrated with the basic sciences and engineering sciences rather than in the traditional sequential mode. This provides an integrated complex in which the students are increasingly addressing engineering intellectual issues as the basis for their educational program, beginning with their freshman year. Together with the extensive freshman design program from computer model to the physical model, the engineering laboratory up-front, and the integration of curricular components, the Coalition's program provides an extensive structural, educational culture, and content model change. A primary state in this model is the recognition that an undergraduate program is a set of interlinked parts that must work synergistically. This focus has had significant support at our institutions. The degree of evolution of this change ranges from parts of the freshman curriculum, forward to the subsequent years, to the implementation of a fully changed curriculum at some. Common throughout is freshman design which serves as both a motivator and a vehicle by which students gain expertise in engineering principles, the design process, statistical analysis, use of CAI tools, model fabrication, as well as the important non-technical issues such as teamwork, time management, leadership, the personal issues in engineering practice, and writing and the humanities in relation to their engineering interests.

There are 79 projects in this section.
1. A Better Mousetrap, Patents and The Process of Invention
 Description:A Better Mousetrap, Patents and The Process of Invention was an exhibition at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art which
2. A First Lab in Circuits and Electronics- Preface
 Description:Description and preface of newly Published Course book written by course creator Yannis P. Tsividis
3. A Laboratory Manual for Fundamentals of Engineering Design
 Description:This is the manual for the Chemical Engineering module in NJIT's Fundamentals of Engineering Design course.  The manual consists of two part
4. A Student Evaluation of molecular Modeling in First year College Chemistry
 Description:This 13 page PDF document features a three year study evaluating molecular modeling by students in first year college chemistry.
5. Acid Base Theory
 Description:This tutorial introduces students to the titration of acids and bases. It includes a streaming media presentation file, a computer-based si
6. An Evolving Freshman Engineering Design Program - The NJIT Experience
 Description:At the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) there has been a great effort in curriculum redesign.  Many institutions of higher learning
7. Biosphere 2: A place for Integrative Studies in Chemical Research
and Chemical Education in defense of planet earth

 Description:This 5-Page PDF document from "Chemical Education Today" features pipctures,diagrams and descriptions of the Biosphere Project.
8. CHEMGATE- Full Presentation
 Description:A Comprehensive video-Based web presentation with interview segments featuring Columbia University Instructor Angelo Rossi speaking on the C
9. ChemGate Student Evaluation Form
 Description:This 3-Page pdf features a form for students to evaluate their experiences in the CHEMGATE Laboratory.
10. Chemgate Web Pages
 Description:Web Pages for CHEMGATE Laboratory are self-contained and include introduction, schedules, news and feed back for Columbia University Chemist
11. Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Experimentation
as an Introduction to Engineering for K-12 Stu

 Description:The New Jersey Institute of Technology sponsors a wide range of outreach programs geared toward K-12 students in order to expose and interes
12. Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers
 Description:Course book for introductory chemistry course Description and preface of chemistry course book written by Professor Leonard W. Fine Director
13. Chemistry Lab Tutorials
 Description:Chem.-Lab multimedia based pre-lab courseware material is prepared for Freshman Engineering students and is used in NJIT and Rutgers Univers
14. Communication in the Chemical Engineering Laboratory - Then and Now
 Description:This paper contrasts the written and oral communication component of chemical engineering laboratory courses of the past with current practi
15. Course Materials: Introduction to Engineering
 Description:Three strategic objectives are established by this new curriculum: (1) To provide entering freshmen with meaningful
16. Cross Departmental Collaborations-Chemistry Historic OverView
Full Presentation

 Description:A Comprehensive video-Based web presentation with interview segments featuring professor Leonard W Fine, Director of undergraduate Education
17. Design of buildings bridges and spacecraft
 Description:Basic principles according to which many structures are designed, constructed, and maintained in service. How strength and safety are treate
18. Earth resources and the environment
 Description:Sustainable development and management of earth resources (water, minerals, energy and land) are now recognized globally as an essential goa
19. EE FED Module
 Description:The field of electrical engineering is broad.  Most of the products that we deal with in our daily lives have connections with electrical en
20. Engineering Design for Freshmen
 Description:This text describes an engineering design program taken by freshmen at Drexel University. The text documents how the program is conducted, g
21. Engineering Explorations with Maple
 Description:This book focuses on the use of Maple in solving Engineering problems. The student first becomes familiar with the use of Maple and then it
22. Engineering Graphics
 Description:Visualization and simulation in virtual environments; computer graphics methods for presentation of data. 3-d modeling; animation; rendering
23. Engineering in Medicine
 Description:The present and historical role of engneering in medicine and health care delivery. Engineeering approaches to understanding orgasmic and ce
24. Engineering Mechanics-Statics
 Description:One of an engineer's job involves the use and control of forces. Engineers will design and/or modify machines or structures to perform desir
25. Ethics-Evaluation and Presentation of Experimental Data
 Description:Course materials and presentations used within the ethics component of a course on evaluationd and presentation of experimental data. The pu
26. Experimental Measurements- A method to introduce Freshman To Engineering
 Description:A concern of engineering educators has been why students lose motivation for engineering as a course of studies in or after their first year
27. FED 1994-1997
 Description:A brief presentation describing the major components of NJIT's Fundamentals in Engineering Design sequence for first year students.
28. FED Program Overview
 Description:In 1992, with support from the Gateway Engineering Education Coalition, NJIT began developing and offering an engineering design experience
29. FED Workbook
 Description:The Siting, Process Analysis and Design of a Manufacturing Facility Using Hazardous Materials in a Residential Community (The Manufacture of
30. FED Workbook Concepts
 Description:To enhance the abilities of students taking NJIT's Fundamentals of Engineering Design course, the authors developed a workbook concept that
31. FED: The Lawn Sprinkler and Disk Drive Projects for Mechanical Engineering
 Description:This document describes the Mechanical Engineering Module of the project-based freshman engineering pilot course known as Fundamentals of En
32. Freshman Engineering Honors program
 Description:Course materials for the freshman Engineering Honors three-course sequence. Includes lecture presentations, procedures, and student resource
33. Freshman Engineering Design - Process Design and
Siting of a Municipal Wastewater Facility

 Description:To bring "practical" engineering into the freshman year, a hands on lecture/laboratory chemical engineering introductory course was develope
34. Freshman Engineering Design II–Reverse Engineering- Overview Website
 Description:The course EID-103 – Principles of Design, aimed at freshman engineering students, is an elective which combines reverse engineering with th
35. Freshman Engineering Program-Polytechnic University
 Description:Voice annotated history regarding the formation of the Freshman Engineering and Design program at Polytechnic University, consistent with th
36. Freshman Program
 Description:Course materials for the Introduction to Engineering two-course sequence. Includes lecture presentations, lab presentations, procedures, and
37. Fundamentals of Engineering Design - A Freshman Measurements Laboratory
 Description:Chemical Engineering concepts in flow measurement, pressure drop in pipes, pressure drop in packed towers, pressure drop in fluidized beds a
38. Fundamentals of Engineering Design syllabi: Mechanical
and Electrical Engineering Components

 Description:During the 2000-2001 academic year, the New Jersey Institute of Technology introduced a new sequence of freshman design courses into its eng
39. Fundamentals of Engineering Design: Computer Engineering Module
 Description:In this short course, entering college engineering students are presented with some of the fundamental digital logic concepts needed for an
40. Fundamentals of Engineering Design: Industrial Engineering Component
 Description:The FED course is intended to show students at an early stage of their studies what engineers do and what the practice of engineering is abo
41. Fundamentals of Engineering Design: Mechanical Engineering Module
 Description:This text is developed for the mechanical engineering module of the Fundamentals of Engineering Design.  The purpose of the mechanical engin
42. Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors-H 191
 Description:This three course sequence covers engineering graphics and CAD, programming in C, C++, and MATLAB, and four design projects.The sequence pro
43. Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors-H 192
 Description:This three course sequence covers engineering graphics and CAD, programming in C, C++, and MATLAB, and four design projects.The sequence pro
44. Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors-H 193
 Description:This three course sequence covers engineering graphics and CAD, programming in C, C++, and MATLAB, and four design projects.H 193 in the seq
45. Gateway Lab Toy Design Class E1102
 Description:This 20-minute short video was filmed in Spring '99 and features an introduction by Professor Anthony Renshaw. Interview segments with stude
46. Guided Design as Applied to Engineering Problem Solving
 Description:The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the practice of engineering right from the start of their educational experinence.
47. Industry Input into Curriculum Change
 Description:This paper presents some of the ways in which industrial input has influenced faculty thinking around what engineering design competencies a
48. Interdisciplinary Project Based Freshman Engineering Curriclum at NJIT
 Description:The new inter-disciplinary project based freshman engineering curriculum at NJIT is described in this paper. The course is called Fundamenta
49. Interdisciplinary Team Teaching of
Environmental Engineering Design Problems to Freshmen Engineers

 Description:Four (4) fourteen week courses were developed to introduce freshman engineering students to "realistic engineering" through the design and a
50. Introducing Chemical Engineering to Freshman Through
Measurement Oriented Studies in the Unit Operations Laboratory

 Description:The Fundamentals of Engineering Design Program was instituted at NJIT to bring senior level experience into the freshman year. The course re
51. Introducing Engineering Design into the First Year Curriculum
 Description:Originally Presented at the 29th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference November 10-13,1999
52. Introducing k-12 Students to Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
through Laboratory Measurements

 Description:The New Jersey Institute of Technology sponsors a range of outreach programs geared toward K-12 students in order to expose and interest the
53. Introduction for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technology for
Visualization and Analysis of Environmental Data

 Description:This course introduces students to the general concepts of data entry, visualization and analysis, using the ARCVIEW and ARCINFO GIS softwar
54. Introduction to computational mathematics and physics
 Description:Mathematics and physics problems solved by using computers. Topics include elementary interpolation of functions, solution of nonlinear alge
55. Introduction to Electrical Engineering- Full Presentation
 Description: comprehensive video-based web presentation with interview segments featuring course creator, Yannis P.Tsividis, dicussing the philosophy, s
56. Introduction to Engineering Design- Important On-Line Reference Material
 Description:A Self-Contained web-based crash course featuring tips and tools needed by students using HTML or the MAYA program. Basic Principles of Web
57. Introduction to Engineering Design- Students Projects
 Description:Columbia Gateway Lab.This web-based Presentation is self-Contained and features the best student projects from the Spring '99 class. The toy
58. Introduction to Engineering Design- Syllabus
 Description:Columbia Gateway Lab. This web-based presentation is a self-contained syllabus for the course as it was offered in the Spring of '99
59. Introduction to Engineering Design-Full Presentation
 Description:A Comprehensive video-Based web presentation with interview segements featuring course instructor David Schneider discussing the philosophy,
60. Introduction to Engineering Experimentation
 Description:A laboratory manual developed over the span of the experimental phase of E4 program (Enhanced Educational Experience for Engineers) at Drexe
61. Introduction to Engineering Program
 Description:Course materials for the introduction to Engineering two-course sequence. Includes lecture presentations, lab presentations, procedures, and
62. Leonardo and His Flying Machine
 Description:This CD-Rom was developed in conjunction with the course EID-103 – Principles of Design. To show students the importance of the relation of
63. Materials for the 21st. Century: technology and the environment
 Description:An introduction to the nanoscale science and engineering of new materials. The control and manipulation of atomic structure can create new s
64. Molecular Engineering and Product Design
 Description:Examines the ways in which chemical and biological sciences are interpreted through analytical design and engineering frameworks to generate
65. Municipal WorkBook
 Description:The Siting and Process Design of a Municipal Wastewater Facility is a joint project by faculty from the Departments of Chemical Engineering
66. On the Motive Power of Fire website
 Description:This website is the documentation of an exhibition of working steam engineer models which took place from December 17, 1997 to January 8, 19
67. Physical Foundations of Engineering (TDEC 111, 113 & 115).
 Description:This book has many standard physics problems and, in addition, it supplements the traditional freshman physics textbook by providing an opp
68. Physics of the human body
 Description:Human body analyzed from the basic principles of physics: energy balance in the body, mechanics of motion, fluid dynamics of the heart and c
69. Preparation for Engineering Studies
 Description:To fully benefit from the early physics and mathematics courses of an engineering program of study the student should have a mastery of seve
70. Putting the Lab Together- A Parts & Equipment Guide
to accompany the Lab

 Description:A Companion to the book " A First Lab in Circuits and Electronics" by Yannis P. Tsividis, this 24-Page PDF Document features details,photos
71. Re-engineering the General Chemisty Laboratory Experience
 Description:There are various ways to apply the power of modern computers to the laboratory experience in chemical education. Some have tried to use the
72. Systems Textbook
 Description:The textbook describes systems, their characteristics,types and boundaries. It was developed and is used in the interdsiciplinary based teac
73. Teaching Circuits and Electronics to First-Year Students
 Description:Originally presented at the 1998 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Monterey, california.
74. Team Teaching an Environmental Engineering Freshman Design Course
 Description:A series of fourteen-week pilot courses were developed to introduce freshman engineering students to a "realistic engineering" experience th
75. The Introductory Lab Classes- Historic OverView Full Presentation
 Description:A Comprehensive video-Based web presentation with nterview segments featuring Vice-Dean Morton B. Friedman speaking on 40 years of engineeri
76. The Siting and Design of a Manufacturing Facility Using Hazardous Materials
 Description:A meaningful freshman engineering design experience course with an interdisciplinary environmental approach was offered at New Jersey Instit
77. The Story of the Gateway Engineering Education Coalition
Project at Columbia

 Description:A 25-page comprehensive overview of Gateway Coalition initiatives at columbia University written by the Vice Dean of Fu Foundation School of
78. Tools & Tactics of Design
 Description:This book describes the engineering design process through introduction of key steps and activities. The steps include defining the problem,
79. Using Concepts in Environmental Engineering to
Introduce Freshman to Engineering Design

 Description:In response to changing curricular requirements, industrial concerns and student retention problems, more and more institutions of higher le

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