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Daytona Beach


Engineering Fundamentals

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Conference Proceeding

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All instructors, administrators, and researchers that have engaged in the endeavor to teach, oversee, and/or transform first-year engineering courses have a story to tell about their successes and struggles. In this workshop, we use narrative inquiry to listen to participants’ stories about first-year engineering programs. Based on the analyses of these stories and deduced patterns, a few key struggles will be teased out to guide this interactive workshop. All participants will then further tell their stories of relevant experiences. Our goal is to address struggles and disseminate successes with first-year engineering programs for adoption and adaptation. Our goal is that all attendees will leave this workshop with a better understanding of their own stories and key takeaways that they can apply to first-year engineering programs at their own institutions.


Daytona Beach, FL

Required Publisher’s Statement

Rodgers, K. J., Pembridge, J. J., Long, L. L., III, Verleger, M. A., & Steinhauer, H. M. (2017). Small wins - Big impact: Narratives from behind the scenes. Proceedings from 2017 First-Year Engineering Experience (FYEE) Conference in Daytona Beach, FL.

INFOGRAPHIC, Small Wins - Big Impact Narratives from Behind the Scenes.pdf (365 kB)
INFOGRAPHIC, Small Wins - Big Impact: Narratives from Behind the Scenes