“We focus on the problem solving,” explained Faber, who teaches physics and engineering design to students in the Cook Grand Challenge Honors program. “We talk with them about whether the answer is reasonable and makes sense. There’s a lot of dialogue.”
“Transfer students face a unique set of challenges compared to traditional students,” said Materials Science and Engineering Professor David Keffer, leader on the project. “We sought to develop a program, based on input from many directions, to create an experience for transfer students which addresses well-identified academic and social obstacles to successful completion of their degree.”
McCord loves helping students right when they enter UT to build the skills necessary to be successful in their degree. She enjoys working with students as the figure out what engineering is and find their passion for a specific discipline.