We have recently received a grant from NSF with the main objective of enhancing CEE262 with research-based pedagogical techniques, and disseminating the course for STEM and non-STEM students at other colleges/universities. This is a collaborative project between Princeton University, University of Massachusetts Amherst (PI – Dr. Sanjay Arwade), and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (PI – Dr. Cris Moen). This NSF project began September 1, 2014. A website will shortly become available that will have all the information and tools necessary for teaching this course. A workshop to this effect was held in Princeton in June 2015, another is planned for June 2016 in UMass, and another in 2017 (location TBD). Let me know if you are interested in more information or in attending the workshop. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Some relevant publications include:

  • Aatish Bhatia, Peter Chen, Kimberly Perez, Evelyn Laffey, Maria Garlock (2015)*. “Active Learning Pedagogies Promoting the Art of Structural and Civil Engineering” Presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA
  • Garlock, M.E.M., Bhatia, A., Elhami Khorasani, N. (2015). “Introducing Modern Teaching into a Classic Course on Structural Art”, Proceedings of the IABSE Conference – Structural Engineering: Providing Solutions to Global Challenges, September 23-25 2015, Geneva, Switzerland.