Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Agricultural Education and Studies
2016 ATMAE Annual Conference
Journal or Book Title
2016 ATMAE Conference Proceedings
Nov. 2-5, 2016
Summary: Limited empirical evidence has been found in current literature to support the use of mechatronics in first-year engineering and technology courses to motivate students. In response, this study lays a quantitative evidence base for the use of mechatronic projects in first-year courses and how they impact student motivation, albeit to different degrees for different students.
Haughery, John R.; Raman, D. Raj; Freeman, Steven; Kaleita, Amy; Olson, Joanne; and Martin, Robert, "Quantitative Analysis of Mechatronics and Student Motivation in a First-Year Applied Engineering Course: Preliminary Results" (2016). Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations. 557.