Instructional Program Support in Engineering and Math
Additional partners: Colorado School of Mines; U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
This partnership prepared diploma and pre-engineering students to continue their studies in the environmental sciences. One Red Rocks Community College faculty member taught mathematics at the Thapathali campus of Tribhuvan University’s Institute of Engineering and encouraged faculty there to work with alternative instructional methods.
Four Tribhuvan University engineering faculty attended seminars at Red Rocks and met with officials from the Colorado School of Mines and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
The partners collected data on failure rates among students at the Institute of Engineering's three campuses. They then developed a curriculum in introductory environmental science that included laboratory experience as well as lecture-format instruction. They also introduced the use of the TI-83 calculator as part of the overall goal of improving the performance and success of students in upper-level courses.
At a Glance
Red Rocks Community College; Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University
Nov 2002–Dec 2004