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ABOUT LIVING WITH THE LAB: Louisiana Tech’s first-year engineering program provides relevant, project-focused education for more than 400 students each year. Our six semester hour course sequence, “Living with the Lab,” boosts experiential learning through a student purchased robotics kit along with a collection of tools, software and supplies for laboratory and design projects. Student ownership of the “lab” expands the scope and complexity of projects that can be undertaken and provides a mechanism for building the knowledge, skills and spirit that lead to innovation. While expansion of the curriculum was made possible by an NSF CCLI grant, the effort continues and is sustainable with resources and faculty workload.

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latech © 2011 David Hall and the LWTL Faculty Team
College of Engineering and Science
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, Louisiana
Project supported by the National Science Foundation's Course Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) Program under Award No. 0618288. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. nsf
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