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Professors: Please tell us how we can work with you.

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This brief survey is divided into four sections, which deal, respectively, with

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Communications,

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Student Projects, Educational Resources, & Needs,

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The Student Competition, and

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General Suggestions

Please complete as much of it as you like -- but don't forget to click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page when done. 

COMMUNICATIONS:

First, please tell us who you are (this information is optional, but desirable):

  Name
  University
  Department/Faculty   For example, chemical engineering, food, environmental, etc. 
  Country
  E-mail
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What language(s) can you read/write (at least some)?

What languages can you speak (at least some)?
English English
Spanish   Spanish  
German German
French French
Chinese Chinese
Other Other
If 'Other', specify:  If 'Other', specify: 

Please describe your internet access (select all that apply):

Dial-up (phone modem) at university
Dial-up (phone modem) at home
High-speed/broadband at university
High-speed/broadband at home
VoIP (Skype, etc.)
Instant messaging (IM/chat)
Webcam or videoconferencing

How would you rate your computer/web skills? (1 = very limited; 5 = very skilled)

   Very Limited  1 2 3 4 5    Very Skilled 

STUDENT PROJECTS, EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES, AND NEEDS

Please tell us about existing student projects at your university or educational institution:

   Is completion of a student project required for graduation? Yes   No
   When are these projects usually undertaken?
   How long do these projects usually take to complete?
   Are projects completed by individual students, teams, or both? Individuals     Teams     Both
   Do students work closely with professors during project execution?  Yes     No     Sometimes
   How often do students doing a project meet with their professor(s)?
   Do you think a ConTechs advisor could bring value to a project? Yes     No      Perhaps
   Is there ample opportunity to involve a ConTechs advisor in projects? Yes     No      Sometimes
   What working relationship with a ConTechs advisor would you prefer?

Please describe the general nature of student projects you have supervised (e.g., process design, plant/equipment design, etc.).

ConTechs Associates is evaluating which particular project resources it should endeavor to provide in the future, based largely on feedback from professors and students.  To do this, we would like to know which potential project resources you would value most.

First, please rate the following project needs or potential resources according to their importance or educational VALUE TO STUDENTS (1 = least important/valuable; 5 = most important/valuable):

 
Project Resource/Need/Opportunity Least Value to Students 1           2           3           4 Most Value to Students  5
Advice/consulting related to technical aspects of project
Advice related to project planning, structure, execution, etc.
Professional relationship with ConTechs advisor/mentor
Independent assessment/review of project progress
Assistance with project presentation, report writing, etc.
Access to technical literature, journal articles, books
Access to discounted engineering software
Access to professional contacts and experts through advisor
Database of project "best practices" and models
Help in arranging possible project-related travel (e.g., plant trips)
Practice with English-language communication skills
General career advice and counseling
Access to on-line project discussion groups and resources
Exposure to complementary industrial perspective
 

Can you identify any other project resource(s) that a STUDENT could use and that ConTechs might help to provide?

Next, please rate the following project needs or potential resources according to their importance or educational VALUE TO PROFESSORS  (1 = least important/valuable; 5 = most important/valuable):

 
Project Resource/Need/Opportunity Least Value to Professors 1           2           3           4 Most Value to Professors  5
Advice to students related to technical aspects of project
Advice related to project planning, structure, execution, etc.
Professional relationship with ConTechs advisor
Independent assessment/review of project progress
Assisting students with project presentation, report writing
Access to technical literature, journal articles, books
Access to discounted engineering software
Access to professional contacts and experts
Database of project "best practices" and models
Help in arranging project-related travel (e.g., plant trips)
Practice with English-language communication skills
Help in providing career advice and counseling to students
Access to on-line project resources
Assistance with new course or project development
Provision of complementary industrial perspective
 

Can you identify any other project resource(s) that a PROFESSOR could use and that ConTechs might help to provide?

 

What difficulties, challenges, and/or pitfalls might be encountered in involving a ConTechs volunteer advisor in project work with your students?

From your perspective, what is potentially the most positive benefit to be gained from involving a ConTechs volunteer advisor in student project work?

First, the main benefit FOR STUDENTS:

Next, the main benefit FOR PROFESSORS:

Please indicate the nature of what you think is likely to be most significant contribution that ConTechs and its volunteer advisors could make in enriching the education of your students.  (Check all that apply.) 

  Technical resource/project expertise
  Intellectual enrichment of educational experience
  Cultural experience for student (trans-generational/international)
  Physical resources (e.g., books, equipment, etc.)
  Financial resource/project sponsor

Check here if the possibility of participating in a future project with ConTechs interests you. 

STUDENT COMPETITION

Plans for ConTechs' Student Competition are at an early stage, so our questions are general.

What types of Student Competitions (e.g., project types) do you feel would be of most value?   Check all that apply. 

Process design competitions  
Product design competitions  
Business plan competitions  
Open-ended (i.e., projects determined by individual students or student teams)  
Specified by ConTechs Associates  
Other  
  If "Other", please specify: 

   Should the Competition be open to individual students, teams, or either?

Individuals Teams  Either

What would make an appropriate forum for hosting the Student Competition? 

Specific university (department)  
National student congress  
National professional association  
Regional or international organization  
Other  
 

Have a specific suggestion? 

Check here if the possibility of participating in a future ConTechs Student Competition interests you. 

GENERAL SUGGESTIONS

What have we forgotten to ask?  Please make any other suggestions, comments, or criticisms you have for us concerning ConTechs' mission, operations, and programs -- or use this space to clarify or expand on any of your answers above..  

  Contact me about participating in ConTechs.

   Last but not least, please don't forget to click this "Submit" button.  Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This page was last updated on April 30, 2008.