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Unformatted text preview: MAE 412 Course Mechanics Project Teams There's an interesting twist to what we'll do in regard to project teams, so I'll describe it now. Each semester there is debate amongst the faculty who teach the various project- related courses as to how to conduct the teamwork component of the course. Generally, class members are left to form their own teams and report the team members to the teacher. One of the problems with this is that the better students cluster together, like choosing sides in a pickup baseball game, and others are left to feel like leftover nerds. As many of you know, I am always concerned that the playing field be as level as possible in the classes I teach. I'm going to let the gods of chance put you together in teams. Teams of four or three will be assigned in random order. Since you won't necessarily know each other at the beginning of the semester, I'm assigning team seating, which will rotate during the semester. This way, each team will be clustered together, just as in an industrial company. The team aspect of our course is somewhat secondary clustered together, just as in an industrial company....
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This note was uploaded on 08/01/2008 for the course MAE 412 taught by Professor Terry during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.
- Spring '08