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Published in Innovations in Undergraduate Research and Honors Education: Proceedings of the Second Schreyer National Conference 2001, ed. Josephine M. Carubia & Renata S. Engel. Copyright © 2004 The National Collegiate Honors Council.


This paper describes a five-year use of information technology to create cross-national design teams in an engineering design class. The program features robust, interdisciplinary, industry-sponsored projects that are presented and solved using a wide array of inexpensive, readily available technology. The structure should not be viewed simply as providing an alternative to actual travel. On the contrary, it raises the likelihood that the exposed students actually will travel.