Posts Categorized: experiential learning

Preparing future engineers: U of T Engineering to launch new transdisciplinary institute

U of T Engineering’s newest research institute answers a challenging question: how should we prepare the next generation of engineering leaders for the world they will face in 2050? The Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education and Practice (ISTEP)was approved by the University’s Governing Council earlier this month, and will begin operations July 1. ISTEP… Read more »

TEAL Fellows: Redesigning the classroom experience

U of T Engineering’s newest building — the Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CEIE) — is home to technology-enhanced active learning (TEAL) rooms designed to support blended modalities of teaching and creative design activities. A new Faculty-wide program is supporting professors as they leverage the potential of these spaces and implement active learning approaches across all… Read more »

Student entrepreneur Peter Wen: CEIE will be a ‘game-changer’

U of T Engineering student Peter Wen (Year 4 MechE) does his best problem solving when he gets in a room with other entrepreneurs. Wen launched his company, TeleHex, out of The Entrepreneurship Hatchery in 2015. After running a successful Kickstarter campaign that almost doubled its target, it was time for Wen and his co-founder Rishi Persad to start fabricating… Read more »

Five ways the CEIE is enabling experiential learning

When it opens in spring 2018, U of T Engineering’s newest building will foster collaborations between students, faculty, alumni and industry. Engineers are the makers, innovators and entrepreneurs behind so many of the world’s newest technologies, such as smartphones, self-driving cars and virtual voice-activated assistants. The engineering educational environment is quickly evolving to mirror the… Read more »

New cross-Faculty collaboration engages engineering students in energy policy

Undergraduate students from U of T Engineering and the School of Public Policy are working together on a public policy assignment that has them briefing officials on challenging environmental issues, such as pipeline development and the proposed phase-out of coal-fired electricity plants. The project, designed by fourth-year Engineering Science student Nathalin Moy, unites U of… Read more »