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Boise State University’s Engineering Plus (e+) program

Boise State University’s Engineering Plus (e+) program was highlighted in December’s issue of The Magazine of the Society of Women Engineers for being the first university to adopt the program designed by Colorado University, and translate it to become a part of the Boise State engineering education. The Boise State e+ team, comprised of Noah Salzman, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, Vicki Stieha, clinical assistant professor of organizational performance and workplace learning, and Amy Moll, professor of material science and engineering, worked for two years to get the program approved.

An excerpt from the article begins: “In the fall of 2017, Boise State University became the first university campus in the U.S. to launch its own version of CU Boulder’s Engineering Plus program — proving that the concept has legs. Boise launched its Engineering Plus: Engineering Re-Imagined program by adding just three new design courses to its existing engineering college curriculum — one in each of the sophomore, junior and senior years. These three courses, along with a first-year shared introductory engineering course that stresses engineering design, formed what Noah Salzman, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, calls a ‘thin design-spine’ for the program.”

To learn more about Boise State’s Engineering Plus program, visit the website here:

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