Undergraduate design experiences in the trans-atlantic biosystems engineering network (TABE.NET)

Curran, T. P. and Barreiro, P. and Vox, G. and Dillaha, T. A. and Zahos, S. C. and Gates, R. S. (2011) Undergraduate design experiences in the trans-atlantic biosystems engineering network (TABE.NET). [Conference Proceedings]

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A Trans-Atlantic Biosystems Engineering Network (TABE.NET) has been established with the overall goal to advance internationalization of Biosystems Engineering (BSEN) curricula and develop a global awareness within the discipline. The participating institutions are Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VT), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), University College Dublin (UCD), Agricultural University of Athens (AUA), Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), and University of Bari (UniBar). A working group is exploring the potential to develop an international collaborative design project for undergraduate students in the participating institutions. This paper summarizes the first step in the process by examining current course structures and design experiences across the network. There is a clear trend towards problem-based learning in real-life type design projects in team environments. There is potential for a collaborative undergraduate design activity across the network but further discussion and analysis is required.

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Additional Information: Conference code: 87301; Export Date: 23 February 2015; Correspondence Address: Curran, T.P.; Biosystems Engineering, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland; email: tom.curran@ucd.ie; References: Curran, T.P., Blaney, C., Cummins, E., Holden, N.M., McDonnell, K.P., (2007) The Biosystems Engineering Design Challenge at University College Dublin, , Paper No. 078037. St. Joseph, Mich.: ASABE; O'Donnell, C.P., Curran, T., Tiwari, B., Research activities in the first two cycles of Biosystems Engineering studies at University College Dublin (2009) Research Activities in the First Two Cycles of European Biosystems Engineering University Studies, , D. Briassoulis, P. Panagakis & E. Nikopoulos (eds). Athens, Greece: ERABEE/Agricultural University of Athens
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agricultural; Biological systems; Biosystems; Education; Engineering; International; Undergraduate; Design; Engineers; Students; Bio-systems; Collaborative design; Course structure; Design activity; Design experience; Design projects; Global awareness; Problem based learning; Undergraduate students; University of Illinois; Virginia; Working groups; Curricula
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 12:56
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2015 20:32
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/2129

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