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Experiential Learning in Engineering Education: “A Golden Age for Makers”
In society, the growing demands placed on individuals are becoming increasingly more complex and challenging to handle. However, hands-on learning opportunities can help prepare students with the competencies required to devise effective solutions to real-world problems.In January 2022, the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, in collaboration with Professor Sean Hum, launched an exciting new second-year course, ECE295 – Hardware Design and Communication, which has students working in teams to design, build and test a complete electronic system from scratch. “Students are involved from the conceptual and computer-aided design right down to the mounting of components on the circuit boards, as well as using a variety of modern test and measurement equipment and debugging their designs,” Professor Sean Hum says. “That end-to-end experience isn’t available at other universities — not at the second-year level.” Join us on April 5 at the Faculty Club to hear Professor Sean Hum share his rationale for implementing this innovative new course in our curriculum and how it advances student success. Guests will have an opportunity to network with some of the talented students from ECE295 and to to view some of the final hardware design products created by the students themselves!
EngSci’s Praxis II Showcase will be open to the public this year.
Registration is required for guests who are not affiliated with the course.
At the Praxis II Showcase, student teams present and demonstrate their designs to stakeholders and the general public. Attendees will be able to ask questions and talk to the teams in small group chats.
Read about a previous Praxis II Showcase in the U of T Engineering News.
Praxis II is a Year 1 course that allows Engineering Science students to refine and apply their engineering, design, and communication skills. The students are given a single challenge:
Effect a verified and validated sustainable improvement in the lived experience of a community.
Focusing on a community allows students to gain first-hand experience with the issues confronting real groups of people and to engage one-on-one with stakeholders and community representatives.
The course culminates in the public Praxis II Showcase. At the event, students share their refined understanding of their opportunity and their proposed engineering designs with a wide audience through posters, prototypes and presentations.
Learn more about the course and register for the event here.
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