Advanced aeronatics design: Project based engineering education at WPI
AIAA 93-3992.Reprinted with permission of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. Publisher website: http://www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=2
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author William W. Durgin was affiliated with Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Currently, January 2008, he is Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo.
One element of WPI's project-based curriculum is its interdisciplinary Advanced Aeronautics Design Program. Students participating in the program are involved in the design, construction, and flight testing of non-traditional aircraft such as an ultralight solar-powered vehicle, microwave-powered long endurance aircraft, or a flying oblique wing. The WPI project philosophy and character are described and illustrated using examples from the AAD program.
D. J. Olinger, William W. Durgin, and A. N. Alexandrou. "Advanced aeronatics design: Project based engineering education at WPI" Aircraft Design, Systems and Operations Conference: Monterey, CA (1993): 1-5.
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