Innovative Design Education in a Global Distance Learning Setting

Dirk Schaefer
Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology Savannah, GA 31407-3039
Email: dirk.schaefer@me.gatech.edu

Jitesh H. Panchal
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Washington State University Pullman, WA 99164
Email: panchal@wsu.edu

Farrokh Mistree
School of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
The University of Oklahoma Norman, OK 73019
Email: farrokh.mistree@ou.edu

J. Lane Thames
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology Savannah, GA 31407-3039
Email: lane.thames@gatech.edu

Sammy Haroon
The RBR Group
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Email: sammyharoon@therbrgroup.com

Abstract
A lot has been written about how much the world has changed since the advent of Globalization and that engineering education, in response to that needs to be addressed from a more holistic point of view. In this paper, we present an innovative approach to design education that represents a transformation from traditional in-class education to a globally distributed collaborative distance learning setting that mirrors real-world design experience.

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