Freshman Engineering Honors Program

(Optional Program)

 

Introduction

Background

As part of the Gateway Engineering Education Coalition, Ohio State has developed two first year engineering programs.The first one, the Freshman Engineering Honors program (or FEH) is optional for Honors students (~25% of the ~1100 entering engineering freshmen) and the second one is the required program for all freshmen and is called the Introduction to Engineering Program (or IEP).

 

The FEH program is an elective set of coordinated courses from Engineering, Physics, and Mathematics.There are three Engineering courses (one per quarter), two or optionally three Physics courses, and either of two sets of three calculus courses. In the Spring Quarter there are some optional courses in chemistry and engineering mechanics for the third physics course. Contained at this site is the documentation for the engineering portion of the FEH program.The documentation for engineering sequence of courses contains syllabi, text references, PowerPoint slides for lectures, PowerPoint slides for hands-on lab lectures, pictures and descriptions of lab set-ups, and descriptions of the design projects.Longitudinal tracking has shown that students who participate in this program are retained at a rate of 80-90 percent compared to a matched control group where the retention rate was 70 percent.†††

 

Freshman year are registered for their sophomore year.Tracking also shows that 82% of the students who took the program in 1999 are still registered in Engineering for Autumn 2001.Past retention figures showed that only 50% of the freshman actually enroll for their junior year in Engineering.

 

Purpose

The purpose of distributing this Compact Disk is to provide a repository of the electronic documentation used to conduct the FEH program.

Content

The FEH folder contains the following main folders:

Native File Folder,

Web File Folder, and

Start file.

Content

The Native File Folder contains the following sub folders:

EG H166,

EG H167,

EG H168,

Reporting and Grading Guidelines, and

Start file.

Content

The Web File Folder contains the following:

HTML files that allow you to use the linked syllabi.(These files are not to be used to make modifications

 

Navigation through the FEH Folder

Introduction

In this section, we provide a brief description of the organization of the nested folders within the Native File Folder.These files should be used should you choose to implement a similar program at your institution.For an interactive view of the FEH program please click on the HTML linked syllabus in each section.Each syllabus contains links to HTML versions of lecture, lab, and assignment files.

EG H166

This folder contains:

EG H166 syllabus (HTML linked),

CADKEY projects,

The Bridge DESIGN project,

Excerpts from studentsí JOURNALS,

EXAM samples,

H166 Course Packet,

LABS write-up, training documents, and presentations, and

LECTURE notes

EG H167

This folder contains:

EG H167 syllabus (HTML linked),

ASSIGNMENT projects,

NACHOS project,

Excerpts from studentsí JOURNALS,

LABS write-up, training documents, and presentations, and

LECTURE notes

EG H168

This folder contains:

EG H168 syllabus (HTML linked),

Robot DESIGN project,

COMPANY STORE documents,

Excerpts from studentsí JOURNALS,

LABS write-up, training documents, and presentations,

LECTURE notes, and

GRADE KEYS.

Reporting & Grading Guidelines

This folder contains:

EG LAB REPORT FORMAT,

EG SAMPLE LAB REPORT,

H166 LAB GRADING,

H167 LAB GRADING, and

H168 LAB GRADING.

References & Supporting Materials

For supporting material that complement the content of the CD, please consult http://feh.eng.ohio-state.edu.

Contact

For any question relating to the Freshman Engineering Program, please feel free to contact either:

Dr. J. Demel, demel.1@osu.edu, or

Dr. R. Freuler, freuler.1@osu.edu.