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Team Project-Based Learning

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Coulter funds will enable Clarkson to increase opportunities in its hallmark hands-on collaborative programs

Inventor Dean Kamen (center), founder of the FIRST Robotics competition, met members of Clarkson’s student team in May 2001.
Inventor Dean Kamen (center), founder of the FIRST Robotics competition, met members of Clarkson’s student team in May 2001 when he received an honorary degree from the University

From its award-winning program called SPEED (Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design) to University Honors seminars to senior mechanical engineering classes in integrated design, Clarkson has incorporated team project-based learning across the curriculum. The reason? Team project-based learning is
the most effective way for students to build the critical skills needed for the complex, open-ended challenges and collaborative, diversified working environments of today’s professional world.

To assist Clarkson in making experiential, opportunities even more widely available to students, the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation has provided $4.5 million in broad support of team project-based learning.