Group Projects in Chemical Engineering Using a Wiki


  • Jeffrey J. Heys Arizona State University


Group projects are common in undergraduate chemical engineering course. Wikis are a new medium for group projects because they are Webpages that are edited using the same software used to view the Webpage. Advantages include the ability to record changes made by each individual (helpful for grading), ability to continuously monitor progress, and a reduced need for face-to-face meetings for the group members. We also discuss challenges and potential improvements associated with their use.

Author Biography

Jeffrey J. Heys, Arizona State University

Jeffrey J. Heys is an assistant professor at Arizona State University. He received his B.S. in chemical engineering in 1996 from Montana State University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1998 and 2001, respectively. His research area is computational transport and computational fluid dynamics in biological systems with an emphasis on fluid-structure interaction and multiphase flows.