Frontiers in Education Conference, 1993. Twenty-Third Annual Conference. 'Engineering Education: Renewing America's Technology', Proceedings.

6-9 Nov. 1993

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  • Concurrent tutorial and applications

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):830 - 831
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    It is pointed out that tutorial programs running side-by-side with application programs provide an effective way to teach many faces of introductory instrumentation and measurements. Side-by-side tutorials have been implemented for teaching use of instrumentation in stand-alone and IEEE-488 controlled situations (using C programs) and display and analysis of data in various application programs. A... View full abstract»

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  • Conference report on assessment and evaluation of science, engineering, and mathematics curricula

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):368 - 371
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    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology organized a workshop on assessment and evaluation of curriculum reform efforts in science, engineering, and mathematics. The workshop was held on 26-27 March 1993 in Washington DC. Both technical/teaching and assessment/evaluator personnel from several colleges where innovative curriculum initiatives were in progress attended. Assessment/evaluation efforts at re... View full abstract»

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  • A tutorial software design for selected undergraduate electrical engineering courses

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):182 - 187
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    A pilot project for the development of versatile workstation based tutorial software to assist engineering students in visualizing and understanding important fundamental engineering concepts has led to the creation of an interactive, reasonably portable application program. the current tutorial structure provides several operations for style and level of interaction. The author reports the develo... View full abstract»

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  • Proceedings of IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference - FIE '93

    Publication Year: 1993
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  • Impact of faculty development process in renewing engineering education

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):741 - 746
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    The effect of the faculty development process on reviewing engineering education is addressed, with particular attention given to the functions of faculty scholarship. Practical approaches and management strategies in this area are discussed View full abstract»

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  • An undergraduate course in composite materials at the U.S. Naval Academy

    Publication Year: 1993
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    The structure and topics in the composite materials course at the US Naval Academy are described. The theoretical development in the text gives a geometrical derivation of the strain tensor. If it is approached from the point of view of a general motion of a piece of material using a truncated Taylor's series, many worthwhile insights are reviewed or gained. In the early laboratory work unidirecti... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering research in US universities: How university research directors see it

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):251 - 256
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    The authors present results of a three-year study to develop a detailed understanding of the nature of engineering research being performed in US universities. Their method includes a survey of university research unit directors. It is noted that there appears to be a shift taking place in university-based engineering research away from the individual investigator model towards more applied, team ... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluation of A.A.S. transcript in mechanical engineering technology

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):859 - 860
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    The procedure of evaluation of A.A.S. (Associate of Applied Science) transcripts in mechanical engineering technology is presented View full abstract»

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  • The impact of an institutional human resources project on the quality of engineering education

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):747 - 750
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    The authors report on the impact of an externally funded, institution-wide project for the development of human resources in informatics and microelectronics on the quality of engineering education at Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica (ITA). The project was very successful in terms of achieving the initial objectives. Participation of undergraduate students in CTA-based research and development... View full abstract»

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  • Using E-mail as a teaching assistant

    Publication Year: 1993
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    It is suggested that E-mail can fulfill many of the roles normally assigned to teaching assistants. Making E-mail an integral part of a course can help increase student computer literacy, improve dissemination of information, increase student/teacher access, and improve course consistency. Many of the techniques discussed here are being used with great success at the United States Military Academy View full abstract»

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  • Creativity in the classroom: Special concerns and insights

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):209 - 213
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    The authors examine creativity in the engineering classroom. Drawing upon recent research, they enumerate potential blocks to student creativity and, in contrast, they describe the features of classroom environments that stimulate creativity View full abstract»

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  • The ELF project: Creating the future laboratory

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):277 - 279
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    The authors have explored the use of computers as an adjunct to motivate and aid the comprehension of undergraduate students in their engineering courses. They have developed courses for the first-year introductory engineering course, for a sophmore electrical engineering course, and for a design-oriented senior computer engineering course. The common theme in these courses is the use of virtual e... View full abstract»

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  • A focus on students

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):257 - 260
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    It is suggested that baccalaureate engineering graduates must be educated to think across a variety of disciplines functionally (lateral thinking) as well as in terms of disciplinary depth (vertical thinking); couple experience with abstract descriptions; develop ideas and implement them; understand the functional core of the engineering process; experiment with both research and design and unders... View full abstract»

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  • Issues connected with computer applications in education technology to teach and learn more human-like

    Publication Year: 1993
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    The incorporation of features of human experts in computers in the education area is discussed. The promising areas of computer application are graphical user interface (GUI), natural language processing, and neural-net based expert system View full abstract»

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  • Designing an undergraduate course in static electricity for engineering technology students

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):812 - 814
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    A course in static electricty at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell is described. This is a three-credit technical elective course which contains two major parts. The first physics of electrostatics and to learn the hazards of electrostatic discharge, identifying the most vulnerable products, recognizing the economic value of electrostatic discharge control, and adopting effective control mea... View full abstract»

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  • Senior/sophomore co-class instruction: Teaching interpersonal management skills in engineering

    Publication Year: 1993
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    The author describes the method of co-class instruction (CCI), an efficient educational structure to incorporate interpersonal management skills (IPMS) education into the existing engineering curriculum. Using CCI, seniors directly supervise project design teams composed of sophomores. As project leaders, seniors are responsible for overall project management, direct supervisory technical manageme... View full abstract»

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  • ASEE student chapters: An engineering pipeline for higher education

    Publication Year: 1993
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    The concept of ASEE student chapters introduced. This organization will serve to further higher education in engineering and engineering technology. The first student chapter of ASEE was successfully formed in the spring of 1993 at Purdue University. The student chapter has a three-fold mission: (1) to educate undergraduate students about graduate school, (2) to prepare interested graduate student... View full abstract»

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  • An analytic framework to support the dynamic process of faculty development

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):751 - 755
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    An analytic process to support faculty development useful in the selection process of the most appropriate candidates is presented. It provides a flexible procedural method that can be adjusted to varying conditions and needs of different institutions. It can be utilized to quantify the criteria for evaluations according to the requirements of the institute. The application of the process is illus... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching C++: Three perspectives

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):392 - 396
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    An attempt is made to demonstrate how judicious use of various features of the C++ language, especially its object-oriented features, can be used to establish a pedagogically sound approach to teaching computer programming. Three criteria which any language that is used for teaching computer programming must satisfy are presented: parallel rather than sequential presentation; implementation suppor... View full abstract»

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  • Use of the Internet in an introductory circuit analysis course

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):602 - 606
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    The author addresses the use of the Internet in an introductory circuit analysis course that uses CircuitTutor software which incorporates graphics, text, sound, and animation in interactive tutorials designed to promote active learning by engineering students. New CircuitTutor problems, assigned as quizzes, are designed to have their answers submitted for grading over the Internet computer networ... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching parallel processing to undergraduate students

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):439 - 444
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    Since 1989 the Department of Computer Science at California State University-Fresno has been devoting a great deal of effort to the development of undergraduate courses of parallel processing as well as the establishment of a laboratory serving them. In the process of developing parallel processing courses, a laboratory based on transputer technology and occam programming has been established for ... View full abstract»

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  • Innovative use of computers as tools in technology education at the College of Staten Island

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):141 - 144
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    Conventionally, technology education is split into sections of theory and practice. The theory part is delivered in lectures, and the practical aspect of technology is delivered to the student in the laboratories. A different approach, corresponding to the natural learning process, has been introduced in the Technologies Department of the College of Staten Island within the City University of New ... View full abstract»

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  • A PC-based educational tool for teaching the design of electric and magnetic portions of power transformers

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):847 - 852
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    The authors describe a single-phase transformer design suitable for classroom use. The scope of this design is limited to the specification for the core and coils of the transformer. Both shell and core configured transformers are designed in the present work. A computer program has been developed for the purpose of illustrating the design procedure and demonstrating how it works. The software is ... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering in society [education]

    Publication Year: 1993
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    A workshop is discussed which presents a circular structure that includes an engineering design core from the first to fourth years of an engineering program of study. This set of four courses builds basic understanding of the engineering design process, develops increasingly mature design skills, and couples social issues and communications with design. Participants learn the structure and method... View full abstract»

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  • Incorporating failure analysis into engineering design

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):214 - 215
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    In order to increase the interest of beginning engineering students in solving "real life" engineering problems, a separate module, which was part of an engineering design course at Penn State , Ogontz, was presented. The majority of the students were freshmen, with some sophomores. The topic of failure analysis was introduced, focusing on structural/material related failures. The time constraints... View full abstract»

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