Engaging Engineering Students with Transportation Safety: An Educational Module

PI: Lesley Strawderman, Ph.D., Mississippi State University

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Abstract
The objective of this project is to develop, pilot-test, refine, and disseminate an educational module in transportation safety. The educational module will be aimed at undergraduate engineering students, whose exposure to this topic is extremely limited, if they are exposed at all. The module will incorporate a number of items, including lecture material (both instructor and student versions), in class activity, and laboratory exercises. To accomplish the objective, seven project tasks will be completed. The methodology includes developing the module (3 tasks), presenting the module in an undergraduate engineering course and compiling feedback (2 tasks), and modifying and disseminating the module (2 tasks). It is expected that results will show that the module is an effective tool for improving student understanding, appreciation, and interest in transportation safety.