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Tutorials in STEM courses: are they useful?

Below, you will see the description of a research study that is being launched this year in the department of Mathematics, Physics & Engineering at Mount Royal University (MRU). Please contact me by email or by leaving a comment on this blog if you have comments or questions, would like references, or would like to… Continue reading Tutorials in STEM courses: are they useful?

design · engineering · engineering design · for students

An engineering design problem: how to stop subway tunnels from flooding as a result of a storm surge

Recently, Hurricane Sandy shut down New York City’s subway system for days.¬† Here’s an article in the NYTimes about what engineers are doing to help solve this very real, and relatively new, problem. Creating a Balloonlike Plug to hold back floodwaters¬† from the NYTimes. To my engineering design students: can you articulate the problem statement,… Continue reading An engineering design problem: how to stop subway tunnels from flooding as a result of a storm surge