Published in World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, Volume 3, Issue 2, January 1, 2004, pages 227-230.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author John Chen was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
Our project is an effort by a multidisciplinary team of engineering faculty members at Rowan University to integrate digital imaging technology (DIT) into the undergraduate engineering curriculum. It builds upon the experience and interest of faculty to promote new topics and innovative methods of teaching. The work is an effort to provide students with the skills directly relevant to the evolving needs of the industry and the marketplace. Projects involve the development of digital imaging curriculum and focus on the creation of a leading edge digital imaging laboratory/studio to facilitate the use of nontraditional learning approaches that encourage interactive learning, team building, and creative problem solving among students and instructors. A number of visual experiemtns will be developed and used to introduce students to the multidisciplinary engineering principles and use of DIT. Some of these activities will be used for K-12 outreach activities. Though our dissemination efforts we will encourage other schools to adopt our curriculum and modules to enhance their undergraduate curriculum and to promote engineering education outreach opportunities.