Using student technical conferences to build multidisciplinary teamwork skills

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A project to vertically integrate chemical engineering students into a multidisciplinary team was successful in developing an introductory understanding of emerging areas in chemical engineering. Students experienced the pain of multidisciplinary teams as they successfully completed a report consisting of referenced summaries of technical papers and identification of vendors of products and services, all tied to objectives the team previously developed and the courses in which they were enrolled. The project made contributions to program outcomes in communication, lifelong learning, multidisciplinary teamwork, and contemporary issues. An additional benefit was the increased interaction among students in a small, nontraditional chemical engineering program.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-87
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Engineering Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (all)
  • Chemical Engineering (all)


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