Engineering Fundamentals was the recipient of a Spatial Skills Mini-Grant from ENGAGE Engineering. ENGAGE is an Extension Services project funded by the National Science Foundation. Extension Services projects are modeled after the Cooperative Extension Service in Land Grant Institutions and are intended to extend proven, research-based strategies into STEM education. The University of Tennessee is one of 30 participating schools.
Spatial skills were included in EF 105, Computer Methods in Engineering Problem Solving, starting in Fall 2012. Students were given a spatial visualization test the first day of class. Those students who would benefit from an improvement in their spatial skills were required to attend six 2-hour extra sessions. Additional information on spatial skills is at: