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SUCCEEd Spring/2015

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We had a very SUCCEEd quarter in the Fall and we are looking forward to another great SUCCEEd quarter in the Spring/2015. The goal of SUCCEEd is to use innovative pedagogical practices to promote success of sophomore-year engineering students at CSULA. A group of faculty from civil, mechanical and electrical engineering have been working hard for three years on securing a grant from National Science Foundation (NSF) and developing an exciting program that contextualizes the content between courses in the program and to practical engineering applications. The main objective of the program is to help students gain a better understanding of difficult concepts in engineering. Some of the features and advantages of the program include:

  • Contextualized course content (related course material) between courses will reinforce student learning
  • Exclusive access to SUCCEEd special section courses (registration through permit) for SUCCEEd students only (guaranteed access to 9 units)
  • Spring/2015 Courses
    • Numerical Methods II
    • Strength of Materials
    • Strength of Materials Lab
    • Statistics and Probability
  • Support from SUCCEEd faculty and student mentors and from SUCCEEd family throughout graduation
  • Networking and support from SUCCEEd peers. Same group of students in all SUCCEEd courses.

Join the SUCCEEd Family!

NSF grant awarded to ECST faculty to revamp engineering sophomore year

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The objective of the project is to develop, implement, and assess an integrated Sophomore Unified Core Curriculum for Engineering Education (SUCCEEd) at California State University Los Angeles (CSULA). This new sophomore curriculum is comprised of interactive courses designed to transform the student learning experience into an engaging student-centered one. The curriculum is  designed to provide cohesiveness between the different courses in a given quarter so that students can focus on common topics from the perspective of each of them and see the interconnectedness of the material they are learning in all classes. The SUCCEEd pilot will be launced in Fall/2014.

SUCCEEd registration for Fall/2014 is now open

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Over the past 3 years, a group of engineering faculty have been developing a new sophomore curriculum called SUCCEEd (Sophomore Unified Core Curriculum in Engineering Education), which is based on successful experiences in other renowned engineering programs around the world. Our aim is to create a new environment in which you learn core engineering competencies. This environment will be engaging and hands-on; help you make connections between the different topics, encourage you to work through challenges with peers and mentors, and show you that your classes are really helping you to become a better engineer who will make a big difference in the future. Those interested in joining SUCCEEd program can sign up at http://goo.gl/6r73Cx

We are excited about creating a new sophomore experience that will empower students to succeed as engineers. We look forward to working with you! If you would like more information, please e-mail Dr. Gustavo Menezes (gmeneze@calstatela.edu) or Dr. Deborah Won (dwon@calstatela.edu).

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