AC 2011-1315: FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE THE CREATIVITY OF ENGINEERING STUDENTS

Nicole E. Genco*, Katja Hölttä-Otto, Carolyn Conner Seepersad

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Abstract

Many engineering curricula focus on educating engineers who are not only technically competent but also capable of designing innovative engineering solutions. In many of those curricula, creativity is fostered with instruction in design methodology, including ideation techniques such as brainstorming and TIPS/TRIZ. In this paper, factors that influence the creativity of freshman and senior level engineering students are investigated. The results support the hypothesis that freshman engineering students are more creative than senior engineering students and that the introduction of creativity enhancement techniques does not affect this result. The level of enjoyment experienced by the students did not affect the results significantly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication118th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventASEE Annual Conference - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 26 Jun 201129 Jun 2011
Conference number: 118

Publication series

NameASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
PublisherAMER SOC ENGINEERING EDUCATION
ISSN (Print)2153-5965

Conference

ConferenceASEE Annual Conference
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period26/06/201129/06/2011

Keywords

  • EXPERT PERFORMANCE
  • IDEA GENERATION
  • DESIGN

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