Innovative Curriculum Receives Major Award
The American Society for Engineering Education presented three WPI chemical engineering professors with its 2001 William H. Corcoran Award for the best paper published last year in the journal Chemical Engineering Education. Associate Professor David DiBiasio, Associate Professor William Clark and Professor Anthony Dixon wrote "A Project-based, Spiral Curriculum for Introductory Courses in Chemical Engineering," a three-part description of the Chemical Engineering Department's comprehensive overhaul of its sophomore curriculum. The new, yearlong sequence, which integrates topics from the four tradi-tional core courses (material and energy balances, classical thermodynamics, mixture thermodynamics, and staged separation pro-cesses), leads students to make connections between ideas previously treated separately.
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