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Engineering Education

Engineering education research synthesizes educational pedagogy and engineering fundamentals to enhance student learning and retention. Activities include (1) the development of software applications that cultivate innovative use of computers in the classroom; (2) the integration of state-of-the-art technologies into the curriculum; and (3) the promotion of science and engineering through outreach activities.





Virtual Laboratories

 Virtual CVD Workshop: (Click here)

The Virtual CVD Laboratory: this first-principles simulation of a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) reactor provides a virtual laboratory that gives students an authentic experience in experimental design; the Virtual CVD laboratory contains a 3D graphical student interface that simulates a cleanroom environment, and an easy to use web-based instructor interface with integrated assessment tools.

Available for use now!

Go to the Virtual CVD Homepage


The Virtual BioReactor Laboratory: The newest virtual laboratory allows two possible types of bioreactor applications: 1. production of a recombinant protein in yeast, and 2. degradation of a waste compound by a consortium of bacteria acclimated to the specific waste compound.

Available for use now!

 Go to the Virtual BioReactor Homepage


Educational thermodynamics software program is bundled with Professor Koretsky's Engineering and Chemical Thermodynamics textbook; it uses a built-in database of chemical properties to make calculations, such as saturation pressures and fugacities, solving of equations of state, solving vapor-liquid equilibrium problems, and determining chemical reaction equilibria.

Available for use now!

Go to the Thermosolver Homepage


WISE Learning Tool
Web-based Interactive Science and Engineering Learning Tool provides interactive exercises and assignments that allows instructors to create an active learning environment and provides the instructor tools for formative assessment.

Available for use now!

Go to the WISE Homepage

Nanotechnology Option

 New Nanotechnology Option begins with sophomore level nanotechnology courses including a Nano Materials and Energy Balances course (CHE 214) and Applications of Nanotechnology in Engineering (ENGR 221).

Go to the Nanotechnology Education Homepage

Microelectronics Processing Unit Operations
 Experimental modules common to the microelectronics industry including spin coating, chemical vapor deposition, plasma etching, copper electrodeposition, and chemical mechanical processing are integrated into the classroom and laboratory.
 Go to the Microelectronics Education Homepage

Unique opportunity for high school girls and minority students with an aptitude for math and science in engineering fields.

Go to the SESEY Homepage



Engineering Camp (E-Camp)

 A one week, non-residential summer engineering middle school camp. Coordinated by Dr. Skip Rochefort (CBEE) and Nancy Wortman (Director, Saturday Academy).

Go to the E-Camp Homepage



Spirited Kids in Engineering and Science (SKIES)

An 11 week K-5 summer science and engineering program on the OSU campus run as a collaboration of OSU KidSpirit and CBEE.

Go to the SKIES Homepage



Dr. Skip's Corner
K-12 Teaching Adventures @ OSU Engineering

 Monthly column describing COE activities is in K-12 education and recruitment/retention, and to provide resources and engineering related activities for parents, teachers, and friends interested in K-12 outreach.

Go to Dr. Skip's Corner