Partnering with Industry for Providing Experiential Learning in an Undergraduate Class in Industrial Distribution Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper presents a case of a senior level course in Industrial Distribution program at Texas A&M University. The course consists of an industry project, which is funded by a building materials distributor. As a part of class requirement, students have to complete the project during the semester, and present their recommendations to the sponsor company towards the end of the semester. In the paper, we discuss the project scope and its findings in detail along with the student learning experience, industry academia collaboration, class activities management (balancing theory versus practice), lessons learned, and several instructional insights with respect to teaching and project management. We believe that these instructional insights are very "portable" to other learning model. American Society for Engineering Education, 2013.

name of conference

  • 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Nepal, B. P., Lawrence, B., & Rodriguez-Silva, E.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Nepal, Bimal P||Lawrence, Barry||Rodriguez-Silva, Esther

publication date

  • January 2014