The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) invited nominated faculty from all over the nation to apply and selected only a few to present their educational innovations at this year’s Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium. The symposium “brings together some of the nation’s most engaged and innovative engineering educators in order to recognize, reward, and promote effective, substantive, and inspirational engineering education through a sustained dialogue within the emerging generation of innovative faculty.”
Dr. Telenko will be sharing a preliminary framework for developing design activities that she developed by studying “designettes” at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Designettes, used as a part of SUTD’s pioneering design-based pedagogy, use the architecture and industrial design tradition of charrettes or ‘intense periods of design or planning’ to teach engineering design thinking through short-term design experiences. These rapid and creative learning experiences enable educators to integrate design learning in a single class, across courses, across terms, and across disciplines.