Published in 5th Annual First Year Engineering Experience Conference Proceedings: Pitsburgh, PA, August 8, 2013.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Steffen Peuker was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
Many students come into an engineering program lacking a strong commitment to stay in an engineering program and to graduate with an engineering degree. For students to accomplish the challenging goal of graduating in engineering requires a strong commitment, and behaviors and attitudes to follow through that commitment. To strengthen the commitment of the freshman engineering students an innovative project has been developed. The project challenges students to develop their process to become a "World-Class Engineering Student". Having freshman engineering students design their individually tailored learning process as part of a semester long project in the setting of a student success focused introduction to engineering course or any freshman engineering course will have a significant impact on their academic success by improving the students’ confidence and motivation to succeed in engineering. This workshop will show participants how to implement the "Design your Process to become a World-Class Engineering Student" into their own introduction to engineering courses.