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Gordon Prize Goes to Worcester Polytechnic University

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) recently presented Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) with the 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education. The honor stems from the school’s creation of  the“WPI Plan,” which gives students ample opportunities throughout their education to tackle authentic problems both in the community and around the world. A recent Donahue Institute evaluation underscored the effectiveness of WPI’s approach in preparing students for future careers. It’s worth noting that the program started in 1970 – kudos to WPI for making a long-term commitment to doing education differently.

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Hack of the Week: Improving Fluid Mechanics Learning

If you teach fluid mechanics, check out the unit Andy Gerhart‘s developed at Lawrence Tech to help students develop an entrepreneurial mindset along with mastering the engineering content. The school is one of the KEEN campuses and Andy recently did a webinar with KEEN – watch it and get the materials here.

Do you have a Hack to share? Email us. Each Hack of the Week is a bite-sized, practical tip or resource for improving engineering education.