Engineering Education at West Virginia University

An archive of publications

During the period from about 1965 through 1990, faculty members associated with West Virginia University (WVU) made many contributions to the understanding of engineering education. This web site makes publications on those ideas and studies more accessible to today's faculty and students.

"Engineering education" can be read in two ways. The first is related to the education (or training) of engineers. All of the papers included here relate to that, and each paper has at least one author who was trained as an engineer and was a member of the engineering faculty at WVU. The second meaning relates to the design of educational processes for any purpose. The majority of the papers here also are related to this goal, although the focus is on the applications of the process to the design of education for engineers.

The papers are arranged under the following topical categories:

There is considerable overlap between topics because most of the papers were intended as self-standing presentations.

The primary focus is on papers by Helen L. Plants (deceased), Charles E. Wales (deceased), Wallace S. Venable, John T. Sears, Russell K. Dean, Robert Stager, and Richard Bailey. (Biographical information)

About these pages

Links to other related sites.

ERM Magazine was published by the Educational Research & Methods Division of the American Society For Engineering Education from 1968 to 1980. It was a "who's doing what" magazine, rather than a research journal. Most, if not all, of the material is available on microfilm from University Microfilms.

Engineering Education was the monthly magazine of ASEE, the American Society for Engineering Education. It has slightly metamorphosed into ASEE Prism and the Journal of Engineering Education.

The Frontiers in Education Conference is an annual conference focused primarily on the education of engineers. Its primary sponsors have been the Education Group of the IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the Educational Research & Methods Division of ASEE. The Proceedings are a refereed publication of the IEEE.

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