Garden city - A virtual city for undergraduates

Jess Everett, Marianne Cinaglia, Douglas Cleary, Kauser Jahan, Joseph Orlins, Beena Sukumaran, Yusuf Mehta, Eric Hansen, Django Cissi, Brian Cleary, Laura Coleman

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Abstract

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rowan University (RU), with support from NSF and Rowan, will adopt "Sooner City", a virtual city developed by the School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science at the University of Oklahoma (OU). A more portable version of Sooner City will be created, to ease adoption by other institutions. To be named "Garden City" at Rowan, the portable civil city will be used in the CEE-RU undergraduate program. Garden City will provide continuity for the undergraduate degree program. Undergraduates will go to the Garden City website to obtain data and design criteria for homework and projects, and to access photos. They will also be able to store their projects and designs in the city, allowing them to record their accomplishments. Finally, the Garden City website will provide a central location for course webpages, tutorials, etc. Faculty will use Garden City to demonstrate the context (i.e., human communities) of many civil engineering projects. The purpose of this paper is to provide detail on the Garden City project, including how other institutions can adopt it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3535-3544
Number of pages10
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Event2002 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Vive L'ingenieur - Montreal, Que., Canada
Duration: Jun 16 2002Jun 19 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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