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

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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  • 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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  • Technology education in New York State

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):359 - 362
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    In New York, a massive in-service program has trained thousands of industrial arts teachers to deliver technology education. by design, technology education complements mathematics and science education. It is an integrating discipline whose programs provide students a unique opportunity to synthesize much of their learning. Real-world problem-solving provides the context for conceptual learning t... View full abstract»

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  • A breadth-first introductory course for computing majors in the College of Engineering

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):640 - 644
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    The Texas Tech Department of Computer Science has created a introductory course for its computer science majors. This course has a purpose similar to the introductory courses in traditional engineering programs. Unlike previous computing courses, it takes a “breadth-first” approach rather than teach only programming, and has structured, “closed” laboratory sessions on a wee... View full abstract»

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  • Design oriented microcomputer lab project

    Publication Year: 1993
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    A course at Penn State University-Erie is discussed which builds upon the students' introductory courses in microprocessors and digital design. The objectives of this course are to introduce problem solving under uncertainty, the product development process, and low-level interfacing. The course consists of two one-half lectures and one two-hour lab per week for sixteen weeks. Approximately one si... 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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  • Novel uses of neural networks

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):710 - 713
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    Neural networks are proving to be an effective alternative algorithmic tool which can either be modeled in a computer program or hardwired in an aging simulation. The beauty of being able to use very simple functional units in a collective manner makes neural nets a very attractive technology to students as well as those wishing to become aware of the state-of-the-art in computer science. A number... View full abstract»

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  • A proposed pre-engineering technology program at New Jersey community colleges

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):832 - 833
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    It is suggested that with the proper advising, a student desiring to obtain a BSET (Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology) degree at NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology) could take most of the courses required by an engineering county college. The student may get an A.A.S. (Associate of Applied Science) degree at the county college in an program other than engineering technology. By c... View full abstract»

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  • A new paradigm for pre-engineering education: Design and technology education K-12

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):363 - 366
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    The new paradigm of design and technology education is described. Through this paradigm, schools would help shift students from passive to active roles of learning, engage students in the joy of sharing what they learn with others, use students as valued resources capable of helping others, support critical thinking and creative practice by students and teachers, engage students in design as inten... View full abstract»

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  • Departmental final exams-A tool for quality assurance

    Publication Year: 1993
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    At West Virginia University one has been using a departmental final examination (DFE) as a tool in instructional quality assurance for over thirty years. This began as a check on Helen Plants' experiments with programmed instruction (PI), when it was felt that PI should not be used unless it was as good as lectures. It was found that the DFEs provided valuable feedback on instruction in several ot... View full abstract»

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  • Laboratory experience for an introductory computer science course oriented towards software engineering

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):645 - 647
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    The authors believe that the practice of computing should be the main focus undergraduate computer science education, especially in the first two years. They believe that this pedagogical shift has, by far, the highest leverage for improving computer science education. To achieve this goal, they have based the core sequence of their curriculum at the University of Virginia on a series of closed la... View full abstract»

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  • A kinematically intelligent blackboard for computer aided instruction

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):76 - 80
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    A CAI (computer-aided instruction) package is being developed to be used as a classroom tool for the instruction of undergraduate mechanical engineering students in an introductory kinematics of mechanisms course. This graphical environment allows the instructor to emulate on the projected graphics screen everything that is currently done on the blackboard for planar mechansims. Unlike the blackbo... View full abstract»

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  • A telemetering masters program supported by industry

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):339 - 342
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    A Telemetering Center of Excellence, a Chair of Telemetering, and an educational program in telemetering systems engineering leading to a masters degree in electrical engineering have been established at New Mexico State University. The primary goal of the program is to graduate MS students who understand the concept of "end-to-end" telemetering system design. The overall curriculum options, the t... View full abstract»

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  • Penn State's Freshmen in the Sciences and Engineering (FISE) House

    Publication Year: 1993
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    The Freshmen in the Sciences and Engineering (FISE) House is an experiment living/learning program for freshmen in scientific and technical majors. Living/learning refers to the special programming available in the residence hall to develop academic and social skills unavailable in the general classroom environment. FISE House is being evaluated through surveys and interviews with the residents. I... 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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  • University research-Strategic initiatives for the 90s

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):238 - 244
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    The author explores possible strategies for adapting university research to cope better with several trends he identifies in reviewing a range of activities from basic research applied research through commercialization and technology transfer. He points out that there is evidence that the classic pursuit of research of research at a university, stressing long-term basic research formulated primar... View full abstract»

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  • A modular, interdisciplinary approach to undergraduate robotics education

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):714 - 719
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    The authors describe three modular, half-semester courses that constitute the emerging undergraduate robotics curriculum at the University of Illinois. They also present two software systems that are currently being tested in these courses. These systems allow students to make progress, unrestrained by occasional hardware inaccessibility and undaunted by implementation details which have been an i... View full abstract»

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  • Principles of engineering: A national initiative

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):512 - 516
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    The author describes New York State's New Compact for Learning educational reform project and specifically discusses the work of the MST (mathematics, science, and technology) curriculum and assessment committee. The design and content of a new introductory high school engineering course will be presented as an exemplary program for helping students to achieve the new integrated MST learning outco... View full abstract»

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  • Technology education: Implications for engineering education

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):683 - 687
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    An approach to eliminating the problem of technical illiteracy through the implementation of technology education is proposed. It is shown how the proposed course of action can make math and science an enjoyable and integral part of every child's education, and some pointers on how the profession can get involved are offered. As an example, technology education is New York is discussed View full abstract»

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  • Hands-on mathematics: A technology application to improve teaching and learning mathematics

    Publication Year: 1993
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    The author proposes a hands-on mathematics approach, i.e., the use of electronic tools and instruments in the teaching of mathematics, in conjunction with cooperative learning, and the implementation of these two components in teaching mathematics to the students with average and below average backgrounds in the fields of engineering, technology, and science. The design, construction, and operatio... View full abstract»

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  • Learning VLSI design using programmable logic arrays

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):422 - 425
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    The authors describe technical aspects, organization details, and results of an experimental undergraduate laboratory based on field programmable gate arrays at the School of Telecommunication of Madrid, Spain. The target of the course has been to introduce concepts of ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) design methodology such as hierarchy, modularity, simulation, and testability, usin... View full abstract»

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  • Multimedia courseware for instruction of engineering experimentation

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):135 - 138
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    Multimedia courseware is being developed that will assist in the instruction of a senior-level engineering experimentation course at UC Berkeley. In this course, students conduct experiments that tackle open-ended problems requiring teamwork, experiment design, and the integration of theory with actual system behavior. The courseware provides students with a central resource that allows them to in... View full abstract»

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  • Development of a course on “software quality”

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):648 - 653
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    The authors present guidelines that should be followed when designing the curricula for educating engineers who will be capable of managing and evaluating quality in the software design and development process. It is pointed out that quality management is impossible without planning. Consequently, the preparation of planning, which is divided into technical, quality, and resource plans, is of prim... View full abstract»

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  • The development of engineering transfer programs in two- and four-year colleges

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):81 - 85
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    The authors discuss some of the critical factors which demonstrate the need for and development of articulation programs within the engineering education framework. The status of engineering programs is examined, with attention given to recruitment, transfer, and graduation. Selected engineering programs are renewed, and recommendations are presented View full abstract»

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