The College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder defines active learning as “enhancing knowledge, skills, and understanding through practical experience." What does this mean for you? Active learning is your opportunity to gather real-world engineering experience in exciting, interesting settings - whether locally or around the globe! - while kicking your personal and professional development up a notch through opportunities that can earn you credit hours or wages. Taking part in enrichment experiences and partnerships during your engineering education can mean working with faculty members so you can see whether a career in academia is right for you; serving those around you via K-12 teaching or tutoring, or taking part in engineering or research projects for the public good; or even getting a head start on your professional career through co-ops and internships. Take a look at the menus at the right to learn more about active learning opportunities in the discovery (research), service, and professional (internships and co-ops) branches.
Want to learn more? Check out fellow students' profiles to learn about their active learning experiences and how these opportunities helped shape their personal, academic, and professional development.
Active learning can take many forms to fit your own academic and professional goals, but all of the college's active learning opportunities have key benefits in common:
To delve deeper into more information about active learning opportunities, see the Frequently Asked Questions, view or print the Guide to Active Learning Opportunities, or contact Active Learning program director Daniel Watson at 303-492-4404. We look forward to helping you explore how active learning can be a vital part of your college career!
Keep up with the latest news about the college by reading the 2013 issue of CUEngineering magazine online.