Refining Complex Engineering Problems from Students' Innovative Practices for Engineering Education in Higher School

Qing WANG, Lai-Qiang LI, Xiao-Hong CHEN, Hao SUN, Yun TANG, Xian-Ying WANG, Shi-You ZHENG, Ding WANG, Deng-Guang Yu


The innovative practice projects for training college students should play an important role in promoting them to think about the complex engineering problems. With a project “To improve the dissolution rate of helicid using electrospun medicated nanofibers” as an example, a series of different kinds of complex engineering problems have been refined. These problems include those about a series of factors that would be encountered during the preparation of working solution for electrospinning; problem about the systematic optimization and selection of operational parameters for a smooth and robust electrospinning process; those comprising multiple steps jointly for characterizing the resultant products; and those associated with a series of social concerns and also the patients’ application. These complex engineering problems should be vivid teaching materials for the students, which can be utilized to foster their practice interests, to improve their innovative and engineering capabilities.


Innovative practices, Engineering education, College student, Higher school, Complex engineering problems


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