An Interdisciplinary Approach to Developing an Undergraduate Module on Biogeotechnical Engineering

ID: 50311 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Medha Dalal, Jean Larson, Claudia Zapata, Willi Savenye, Nasser Hamdan, and Edward Kavazanjian, Arizona State University, United States

Tuesday, March 7 3:40 PM-4:00 PM Location: Capitol A View on map

Presider: Henry Gillow-Wiles, Southern Oregon University, United States

Abstract: This paper describes our interdisciplinary collaboration to design an introductory educational module in the domain of biogeotechnical engineering. We detail various elements of the collaboration as the engineering and education members developed the instructional material and assessments. In addition, we report the preliminary results of a small group pilot as we presented the module in one freshman civil engineering class. Overall, the student feedback was positive suggesting the importance of contextualization for effective delivery and engagement.


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