Premier Courseware of 2000
West Point Bridge Designer and Project Links were announced as the Premier Courseware of 2000 at the 2000 ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference on Friday, October 20, 2000 in Kansas City, Missouri.
West Point Bridge Designer
Stephen J. Ressler, United States Military Academy
Mark H. Holmes, Kenneth S. Manning and Robert L. Spilker, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Dianna L. Newman, University at Albany, SUNY
Five modules of Project Links are recognized: Constrained Optimization by Ashwani Kapila & Bruce Buhler; Drag Forces on Solid Objects by Howard Littman & Bernard Fleishman; Electric Potential by Kongki Min, Michael Malak, Stephen Irving & Colin Fredericks; Mass Transport by Jonathan Newell, Russell Manson, Donald Drew, Jason Hylan & Elisa Barney Smith; and Vibrating Strings by Gregor Kovacic, Robert Degeneff, Steve Braun & Billie Rinaldi.Project Links provides a comprehensive environment of learning materials that link fundamental mathematics topics to applications in engineering and science. Mathematical topics from calculus, linear algebra, probability, statistics, differential equations, discrete mathematics and advanced mathematics are included in the project. These topics are linked to relevant real-world applications in areas such as mechanical oscillations, electricity and magnetism, transport phenomena, system design and graph theory. The Project Links modules are intended to be used in a studio setting, with student access to the Internet, although the media is comprehensive enough to be used independently by students for self study. The Project Links modules help students visualize problems, improve their problem-solving skills, recall course content and develop conﬁdence in content areas.
About the Premier Award
The Premier Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Courseware was developed by NEEDS—A Digital Library for Engineering Education, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and the Synthesis Coalition to recognize high-quality, non-commercial courseware designed to enhance engineering education.