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Do you have any real life engineering applications/examples?

So some of you know that I'm working with Susan Metz and Diane Matt on a project to increase the capacity of engineering schools to retain undergrads. One of the things we will be doing is helping them use real life applications to teach/demonstrate key concepts in their engineering courses.

To do this, we are collecting real life applications/lesson plans that engineering faculty are using to teach those concepts in their engineering courses. Currently we are particularly interested in applications for use in: Intro to Engineering, Circuits, Engineering Graphics, Thermodynamics and Fluids courses.

If you are interested in submitting a real life application, either post a comment or send me an e-mail . Please seend me a copy of the application including the concept/topic you are using it to teach. If it is covering a concept/topic we need to have covered we will ask you to write it up in the 5 Es (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate) format.

You can find some sample real life applications/lesson plans, written by the fabulous Eann Patterson, here

We have some money available for thank you honorariums, if we can use your application. So please either send me some things your self or pass this on to others.