Are there advantages to working with the students at a project center rather than in the traditional classroom setting?
Paul Mathisen: Students at a project center gain practical real-world experience not captured in a classroom setting. Projects provide opportunities to work as a team, coordinate with a sponsor or client, and address a meaningful problem important to society. Faculty advisors get to know the students much better at a project center than in a classroom. The group environment is more conducive to promoting learning and positive participation.