2018 Faculty Colloquium on Excellence & Innovation

   Prof. Walk, teacher of Engineering Physics III & IV, recently gave an invited presentation at the 2018 Faculty Colloquium on Excellence & Innovation at Thomas Nelson Community College.  Prof. Walk’s presentation, “Philosophy of Engineering: Gifted Students and the Big Picture”, describes the approach to engineering instruction in the senior year dual enrolled engineering courses in the Engineering Strand at GSST.  He shows how the curriculum includes focus on the upper end of the engineering compendium, i.e., research and development, and introduces the concept of the philosophy of engineering in a pedagogical approach appropriate to the career aspirations and cognitive abilities of gifted and highly able students.