Each year, students from the Drexel American Society of Civil Engineers [ASCE] student group compete in the ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition, providing a practical application for what they learn in the classroom. Participating teams compete in four separate categories working to design, showcase, race and present their concrete canoe to judges.
The Canoe Competition process runs year-round. Twenty students work to write a paper and cast canoes as a part of the competition. This year's team members are currently in the testing and development phase. Liaison librarian for engineering, Jay Bhatt, is helping students with their design paper, guiding them to find new standards and other information resources.
Drexel is actively working to increase diversity and leadership by preparing successful women in engineering. National statistics show that even though women receive 20% of US PhDs, only 11% continue their careers as engineering department heads.* At Drexel, around 28% of PhD engineering students are women, and about 19% of undergraduate engineering majors are female. The Libraries is a supportive partner in activities to advance women in engineering at Drexel.
Engineering librarian Jay Bhatt (far right) discusses various research options with Drexel engineering students.
There’s a saying that the squeaky wheel gets the oil. In the case of the recent Engineering Village (EV) update, this could be restated as the forthright librarian acquires the ability to reorder the facets. But action-reaction doesn’t begin to describe the ongoing partnership among librarians and Elsevier’s product managers.
The Libraries will host the following workshops during the Spring 2012 term. Locations, presenters, times and dates are included below. Use the link in the workshop title to register for a workshop.
Search Rescue a column by Jay Bhatt, liaison librarian for engineering, was featured on Campus Technology's website on March 31, 2012. The article details the role of the librarian in a changing academic landscape. Click here to read the article.
Bhatt, Jay. Search Rescue. CampusTechnology.com 3.31.12. Web. 4.2.12
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Walk into any of the library locations on campus, and you'll find students working on collaborative projects including class presentations, group research papers, capstone projects, and lab reports. The Libraries already provide space for group work and self-directed learning to take place, and now we've taken it a step further with the Group Work Survival Guide.
Partnership between Libraries and Drexel Smart House helps Students Develop Information Literacy Skills
The partnership formed between Drexel University Libraries and the students of Drexel Smart House (DSH) has led to a unique relationship built on a culture of collaboration and a dedication to building strong information literacy skills.
DSH, a student-run organization founded in 2006, seeks to engage students both in and out of the classroom, bringing laboratory research and classroom instruction into a real world environment. The program encourages collaboration between disciplines, working in areas such as architecture, civil and architectural engineering, mechanical engineering, interior design and digital media design.