Integrating Team-Based Design Across the Curriculum at a Large Public University

Kathryn Trenshaw, Jerrod Henderson, Marina Miletic, Edmund Seebauer, Ayesha Tillman, Troy Vogel

Abstract


Despite high enrollments and budget cutbacks affecting many programs, students still need design experience which prepares them for a globally competitive workforce. We demonstrate that team design projects can be threaded across the curriculum even at large institutions with high departmental student to faculty ratios (∼50:1). We assessed student outcomes with an undergraduate population of nearly 500 students using a mixed-methods approach. Students reported increased confidence in their engineering, design, and teamwork skills after completing the projects. 


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