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

Date 6-9 Nov. 1993

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

    Publication Year: 1993
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  • Restructuring the teaching of digital logic design: A progress report

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):192 - 196
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    A project to significantly restructure the way the design of digital logic circuits is taught in the Electrical Engineering School at Purdue University is underway. The chief motivation is to take advantage of recent advances in computer and communications technology to enhance the teaching and learning of engineering. Areas of activity have included the use of computers in the classroom to facili... View full abstract»

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  • Cooperative learning in engineering classes

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):198 - 199
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    Cooperative learning, one of the most widely adopted strategies for active learning in the classroom is discussed. The author presents a review of new developments in cooperative learning, a status report on its use worldwide, and suggestions for getting started with cooperative learning View full abstract»

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  • Incorporating the “aha!” experience into the classroom and laboratory

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):200 - 203
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    The authors endorse the “aha!” experience as an important cognitive event in the teaching/learning process. It is important because it enhances performance in creative problem solving and creative design, and it can play a role in transforming learning from an activity of drudgery to one of enjoyment. It is pointed out that the “aha!” experience is not a substitute for prep... View full abstract»

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  • Total quality management and engineering education at Alfred University

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):540 - 543
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    Despite the existing structures which discourage TQM (total quality management) the Mechanical Engineering Division at Alfred University has begun to implement some TQM practices and has plans to continue to expand its dedication to being quality-driven, customer oriented, marked by teamwork, and avid about improvement. Since the Mechanical Engineering Division began practicing TQM principles in 1... View full abstract»

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  • Using active learning to teach creative thinking on the job: A mechanical engineering example

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):204 - 208
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    A senior-level course in mechanical engineering at Penn State that employs active learning to promote creative thinking is described. The course features innovative group design projects with an emphasis on preparing students to think creatively in the workplace. This approach to the "capstone" design component of the engineering curriculum also helps smooth the student's transition into professio... View full abstract»

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  • Linking classroom learning with SPC software

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):544 - 545
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    It is suggested that laboratory sessions which stress construction and interpretation of control charts and other statistical tools can strengthen students' understanding of SPC (statistical process control) concepts. The statistical software package used by the author in her laboratory sessions reinforces the "calculations" side of the SPC along with construction and interpretation of control cha... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering education in the era of global markets

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):291 - 296
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    The authors present brief overview of various systems of engineering education with emphasis on identifying their common features and differences. Educational systems in several countries, including France, Germany, Japan, Russia, UK, and the USA, were reviewed. Regardless of the country examined, there was always an intricate relationship between engineering, education, the national educational h... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic dynamics: Projection software for engineering dynamics

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):150 - 155
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    In an attempt to close the gap between teaching and learning styles, the authors embarked on a project to develop in-class, MS-DOS computer enhancement material for lectures in engineering dynamics. The materials presented in this work provide the instructor with a means to improve the teaching environment by allowing visual demonstrations of the principles of dynamics that he or she is attempting... 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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  • Maintaining the standards of engineering education under adverse conditions

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):546 - 550
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    A plan for maintaining the standards of engineering education under adverse conditions in India is presented. The plan included providing academic autonomy to the engineering colleges and teaching the elements of human values View full abstract»

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  • The three-year engineering curriculum: A difficult balance

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):297 - 300
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    The authors outline the new engineering curricula designed at the Telecommunication Technical School of Madrid, and present some interesting aspects that must be especially dealt with when designing curricula for "short cycle" engineers (Technical Engineers). The inclusion of Programming and Analog and Digital Electronics courses in the first year provides a greater technological content compared ... View full abstract»

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  • Computational Science Education Project

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):156 - 161
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    The Computational Science Education Project (CSEP) was initiated in September 1991 by the Office of Scientific Computing at the Department of Energy. The goal of CSEP is to develop a syllabus and associated materials for teaching computational science at the beginning graduate or advanced undergraduate level. CSEP intends to introduce students from diverse disciplines in the pure and applied scien... View full abstract»

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  • A design-based digital controls laboratory course

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):766 - 770
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    The format, contents, and teaching strategy of an undergraduate laboratory course in digital control systems at Saginaw Valley State University is described. The innovative approach used in this course involves: a) utilization of a digital signal processor for implementing the designed digital controllers; b) consolidation of theoretical concepts taught in the lecture through implementation of con... View full abstract»

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  • TQM, teams and coalition success [engineering education]

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):28 - 31
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    The goals, organization, and operating procedures of SUCCEED (Southeastern University and College Coalition for Engineering Education), a coalition of the engineering colleges of eight southeastern US universities committed to a comprehensive revitalization of undergraduate engineering education, how the evolving strategic plan of the coalition is effecting and will require alterations in the pres... 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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  • Organizing teamwork-oriented design project

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):497 - 500
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    The author describes a program designed to integrate into the educational design experience the traditionally sequential phases of product design, product manufacturing, and product marketing. The interdisciplinary nature is emphasized in the author's undergraduate electrical engineering class through interactions with local industry, other departments in the university, and students at different ... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering problem formulation for mathematics courses

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):553 - 558
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    The author suggests that, in engineering problem formulation for mathematics courses, the prime focus should be good engineering problems from which one can extract the opportunity to learn relevant mathematics and useful engineering skills. A series of guidelines on how to formulate engineering problems suitable for mathematics courses is formulated View full abstract»

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  • Interactive multimedia technology and engineering education: A case study

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):301 - 304
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    A project is underway at the Pennsylvania State University to develop the Steel Design Educational Module (SteelDEM), an interactive multimedia computer application for teaching/learning of design and development of steel structures. The module will cover different structural steel members, their behavior, limit states, and design. The effects of different variables on the physical behavior and st... View full abstract»

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  • Something to build upon: A foundations course for pre-engineering freshmen

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):53 - 55
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    A foundation course for preengineering freshmen at Northern Arizona University is described. The theme of the course is active investigation and problem solving in an environment of fun and adventure. The learning process will be centered around activities designed to intrigue the students or to give them some useful hands-on experience. Taking things apart and investigating them is one such activ... View full abstract»

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  • Learning modern design methods in the undergraduate control systems course

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):632 - 635
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    Each systems engineering major at the United States Naval Academy completes the linear control systems course sequence, with compensator design as the area of major emphasis in the second course in the sequence. The students learn a great deal about feedback control systems and their application, but they also learn about the design process. They experience first hand the frustrations associated w... 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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  • Artificial intelligence/expert systems: A teaching tool

    Publication Year: 1993
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    It is suggested that mature technologies such as Internet and electronic mail make it possible for classroom teachers to link-up with a very specific national ES (expert system) and bring the "cutting-edge" technology directly into the educational environment at little cost. Perhaps profit-oriented AI/ES topic-specific "Internet" type clearing houses will develop. It is argued that the payoffs der... View full abstract»

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  • A multidisciplinary approach to improving the understanding of engineering and technology for nonengineering students

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):100 - 104
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    In an effort to improve the technological literacy of nonscience, nonengineering students, a course syllabus centered on the development of the electric power industry in the US was developed. The plan was subject through a series of topics treated in as quantitative a fashion as was necessary for the students to appreciate the engineering involved. It was also planned to use as many local example... View full abstract»

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