Publication Details (including relevant citation information):
Stupak, P. R.; Rumrill, S.; Carlsen, B. S.; George, T.; Suriano, J. "Authentic Engineering Experience: Electromagnetic-Induction Keychain Product for a Real Customer", Proceedings of the ASEE NE 2016 Conference, Univ. of Rhode Island, April 28-30, 2016.
The Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) Engineering program launched a pilot hands-on "Authentic Engineering Experience" course in Fall 2015 for a Team of four second-year RVCC Engineering students to design, prototype, manufacture, and deliver a real product to a real customer. The objective of the pilot course was to expose students early in their academic careers and under "authentic engineering" conditions, to vital skills and practices used daily in industry. A secondary goal was to give students product development and project execution experience to relate to potential internship and professional employers. This pilot course will be developed into a full course consisting of 4-5 teams of four students (to maintain small-team authenticity) starting in Fall 2016.
Address (URL): http://egr.uri.edu/wp-uploads/asee2016/162-504-1-RV.pdf