Presenter Information

Gregory E. Effland


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Advisor

Behr, Richard A.

Advisor's Department

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Funding Source

The author would also like to thank the National Science Foundation for funding the AN/EX Project and the University of Missouri Research Board for funding the assessment of AN/EX


An innovation in teaching structural analysis, the "AN/EX" Structural Model Laboratory, has been implemented into the civil engineering curriculum at UMR. The purpose of the AN/EX innovation is to give the students a "hands-on" lab in structural engineering that will help correct some of the deficiencies currently found in engineering design education. In an effort to determine the effectiveness of the "AN/EX" Laboratory at correcting some of the education deficiencies, a rigorous, semester long assessment was conducted. This assessment included an attitude assessment and an ability assessment. The methods and results of both assessments are provided in this report.

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Presentation Date

May 1994