Recipe for complexity: A freshman learning experience

Nadia Craig, Michelle Maher, Wally Peters

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We live in a world in which we are starting to understand the complexities of the systems we "engineer." Our understanding of the complexities of engineered systems is rapidly increasing because science has given us a better understanding of the complexities of life itself. The freshman learning experience discussed in this paper is an attempt to introduce engineering freshmen to representative concepts presented in classical simple engineering systems and to expose them to an understanding of complex system concepts through critical thinking and experiential learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9485-9498
Number of pages14
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2003Jun 25 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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