Many freshman engineering students are choosing their program or area of concentration with very little understanding of engineering itself. While traditional lab courses help students better grasp the studied theories, they rarely help to instill the idea that engineering is about “doing” and not just learning “equations, heuristics, and theories”.
This project aims at giving the freshman students a better sense of what the engineering is and how engineers in different disciplines can work together. The initiative aims at fostering students' curiosity and confidence to grow outside their comfort zones.
Through this project, a complete state-of-art introductory mechatronics laboratory will be built at Lassonde and will provide students with the tools and skills to achieve the outcomes of their respective courses, as well as ensures the learning outcomes are reinforced through the practical experiential learning.
Lassonde School of Engineering
Experiential Education, Student Success