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Experiential learning in Engineering

By Daniel Sun

The first half of MEMS 5611 (Principles and Methods of Micro and Nanofabrication) is learning about multiple lab techniques. In the second half of the semester, lectures stop and we begin our final project. We learn like researchers. We read scientific literature, planned research with our ideas, and experimented with guidance, not instructions, from the professor. Everything we did built on each other, and the course was incredibly cohesive in content and in work.

Xiaodi “Daniel” Sun is a rising senior majoring in chemical engineering and mathematics at Washington University in St. Louis. His teammates on the project were Shane Carr, a rising senior majoring in chemical engineering and computer science with a minor in nanoscale science and engineering; and Yuyang Chris Peng, who graduated May 16 with bachelor’s degrees in biomedical engineering and chemical engineering.  

“I’m an engineer.”

What does that mean to Gallaudet University President T. Alan Hurwitz? “That’s why I’m asking you before I make a decision. I’m asking you for not your opinion, but I want to know more than that. I want to know data that supports your opinion.”

Alumnus Jim McKelvey, the co-founder of Square, was honored at the 2012 Alumni Achievement Awards. Save the date for 2013!

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Vertigo is the annual dance party where students dance on a wireless computer-controlled modular dance floor designed and built by students. View more photos on Facebook.

Vertigo is the annual dance party where students dance on a wireless computer-controlled modular dance floor designed and built by students. View more photos on Facebook.

Preston M. Green Hall is a new gateway into the Washington University in St. Louis campus.

Preston M. Green Hall is a new gateway into the Washington University in St. Louis campus.

"The atmosphere is what sets Washington University apart. Not only in the sense of great conversation in the classroom, but also in the way that students work together to achieve far beyond their peers at other institutions.” – Associate Professor Guy Genin

"The atmosphere is what sets Washington University apart. Not only in the sense of great conversation in the classroom, but also in the way that students work together to achieve far beyond their peers at other institutions.” Associate Professor Guy Genin

Team members work on their concept for the Discovery Competition, which gives  Washington University undergraduate students the opportunity to compete for $25,000 to take their innovative ideas from concept to market.

Team members work on their concept for the Discovery Competition, which gives  Washington University undergraduate students the opportunity to compete for $25,000 to take their innovative ideas from concept to market.

Computer Science & Engineering students meet to discuss a research project in one of our renovated computer labs. More than $150 million has been invested since 2001 in new and renovated engineering space.

Computer Science & Engineering students meet to discuss a research project in one of our renovated computer labs. More than $150 million has been invested since 2001 in new and renovated engineering space.