Spotlight on Teaching and Learning: Academic Innovators — Dan Frank Rusty’s Riddles

Spotlight on Teaching and Learning

How can creative, interactive activities help students use their imagination while experimenting and designing for their customers?

Teaching Assistant Professor Daniel Frank has created a learning environment that cultivates imagination in his first-year engineering courses. Frank’s innovation had him taking a few “clues” from a popular television series and creating a fictional customer for which his students would design a solution. 

“If we want these really creative solutions, we need to be able to tap into that imagination,” Frank says.

Read more and watch the video on his innovation.