The President's Office Seventh Annual Conference on Diversity

Inclusion: A World of Opportunities


Course #TD1778

Exposing Engineering Students to Diversity Through the Design of Human Powered Vehicle

Note: This session is capped at 14 participants.

Session Description: The engineering program at James Madison University (JMU) incorporates a strong focus on engineering design, which begins during the students’ sophomore year with two sequential design courses—Engineering Design I and Engineering Design II.  Both Engineering Design I and II follow the same project—the design of a human-powered vehicle for a client with cerebral palsy—and incorporate both directed and non-directed exploration of the design process.  Through these experiences as well as research carried out by the students on cerebral palsy throughout the semester, the course instructors aim to educate the students about diversity.

Presented by:  Jacquelyn Nagel, Robert Nagel

Session Information:
Monday, March 18, 2013
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
FCSC, Conference Room 5

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