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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 1995
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  • Sharing courseware resources through the NEEDS (National Engineering Education Delivery System) database

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):3b5.1 - 3b5.3 vol.2
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    The Synthesis Coalition and NEEDS are at the forefront of courseware creation, delivery and evaluation. NEEDS is the architecture developed by the Synthesis Coalition to enable new pedagogical models based on Internet-mediated environments for learning. The NEEDS database provides an access mechanism for students and faculty to a diverse range of engineering educational materials. The database con... View full abstract»

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  • ABET Engineering Criteria 2000

    Publication Year: 1995
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  • Bringing equations and formulas alive and making them more meaningful to students

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    Summary form only given. Mathematical equations are the language for solving problems in engineering. This is particularly true for the student in the classroom and the worker on a research project. In general students have a very poor grasp of mathematical relations. Many lack the skill for simple manipulation, but even the good manipulators very seldom have more than a superficial insight of the... View full abstract»

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  • Bridging the gap between the theory and the real world in dynamic systems and control education

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    Summary form only given. Although there are many stimulating and practical applications for system dynamics and automatic control, students often find the material too abstract, too mathematical, and difficult to master when it is presented in lecture. This paper presents a unique approach of multimedia assisted curriculum integration, which integrates three different courses through the effective... View full abstract»

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  • Integration of basic electromagnetism and engineering technology

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):4a5.4 - 4a5.7 vol.2
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    The theory of electromagnetism is taught as a part of most contemporary electrical engineering curricula. Usually a basic course is intended to cover all the fundamental electromagnetic theory which is needed in later engineering courses. However it is often found that students fail to understand and retain much of the course material, which in turn makes their subsequent studies more difficult. W... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching engineering for architectural projects: a networked multimedia approach

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):4c5.1 - 4c5.8 vol.2
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    Recent developments in software tools used for teaching architectural technology are discussed. We demonstrate a prototype interdisciplinary, networked multimedia package-an interactive analysis of Mies van der Poke's 1951 Farnsworth House-which we use to teach engineering undergraduates and graduate architecture students at Columbia University. The case study package is organized as a book-like s... View full abstract»

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  • Combining groupware and total quality management principles to improve engineering students' teamwork skills

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):4c3.10 - 4c3.13 vol.2
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    Studies have revealed industry's concern that engineering graduates lack the ability to communicate effectively and work in team settings. In response to these concerns, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a successful format to address these problems. The format integrates engineering students, a total quality management (TQM) philosophy and groupware technology. A G... View full abstract»

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  • Service learning with student organizations

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):4b3.8 - 4b310 vol.2
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    Recently, there has been an increased demand on fiscal accountability in all sectors, but perhaps even more so in the educational arena. Recruitment and retention have become very important in a time of shrinking engineering enrolments. This means that special efforts need to be made to attract new students to our College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, especially under-represented minorities... View full abstract»

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  • Integration of student presentations into advanced classes

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):4a4.15 - 4a4.17 vol.2
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    Almost all practising engineers must, at one time or another orally present their work to their peers. Although separate classes in public speaking are frequently provided-or even required-for engineering students, they often do not provide ample opportunity to focus on the unique skills required for technical presentations. At the City College of New York, we have begun a project to integrate stu... View full abstract»

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  • Using the World Wide Web to teach biological engineering

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):4c5.9 - 4c514 vol.2
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    Two courses, BAE235: Engineering Biology (http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/bae/courses/bae235/) and BAE465: Biomedical Engineering Applications (http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/-bae/courses/bae465/), in the Biological Engineering curriculum of the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at North Carolina State University have made extensive use of the World Wide Web (1) to distribute course materials to... View full abstract»

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  • Team teaching: advanced materials design and manufacturing

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    The crossing of disciplinary boundaries is one of the main issues being addressed in this study which is directed towards the development of materials design and manufacturing courses by the team teaching approach. The proposed approach allows the pooling of resources from different academic units and also encourages students as well as faculty to transcend the disciplinary boundaries. This paper ... View full abstract»

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  • Designing a portable technical literacy course for use in California

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    Summary form only given. The project discussed has developed a technical literacy course for a non-technical population of students. The focus is to draw examples of engineering systems from the local community so that students already have a “users” understanding of presented systems. First the students explore and study how a particular system works (i.e. how local bridges support lo... View full abstract»

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  • An instructional feedback model for improved learning and mentoring

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):3c3.14 - 3c3.17 vol.2
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    An instructional feedback model is presented to incorporate such elements as the course objectives, classroom lectures, course materials, and student written responses with the extra instruction obtained during out of class interactions. The value of each phase is described and costs which accompany the benefits of implementing the model are identified. The primary advantage of the instructional f... View full abstract»

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  • An integrated solution to distributed data requirements

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):4c5.15 - 4c5.17 vol.2
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    Recent developments within the World Wide Web (WWW) and attendant user interfaces (e.g. Mosaic, Netscape) have produced well defined protocols for describing, communicating, and viewing hypertext information. This ability to uniformly handle different types of information has created tremendous opportunities for re-engineering the means by which disparate information is managed and communicated am... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching cooperation and requirements elicitation via a computer-supported cooperative problem solving environment

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):3c2.7 - 3c210 vol.2
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    As the geographical distance among programmers and users continues to grow we are being forced to re-examine the way we teach students to think. This paper suggests that in today's workplace, programmers must be adept at both technical as well as cooperative skills. It also suggests that we must be prepared to teach programmers how to work in collaborative environments that promote users' needs. T... View full abstract»

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  • Fast Forward-an adventure in engineering for 7th and 8th grade girls

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):3b2.1 - 3b2.4 vol.2
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    Fast Forward is an exciting program that has been developed at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology to address the problems of the disproportionately high number of girls who lose interest in science during middle school and the low number of women who enroll in college prep science and math courses in high school. Fast Forward is an intensive four day immersion into the world of science and techno... View full abstract»

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  • Design guidelines for written assignments

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):4b5.6 - 4b5.9 vol.2
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    Since the advent of relatively inexpensive desktop publishing software, document design has become increasingly important. Generally speaking, document design refers to the physical arrangement of text and graphics on the page to maximize reader comprehension. This paper discusses design guidelines educators can use to format their assignment instructions. The purpose of formatting is to avoid stu... View full abstract»

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  • Imaging as an educational tool in natural resources engineering

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):3c4.18 - 3c4.22 vol.2
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    Application of engineering to design “real world” situations is the goal of most engineering design courses. Unfortunately, achieving this is easier said than done, particularly for situations including land use and engineering structures. Computer imaging provides one alternative that has potential for bridging the gap between an instructor's view of a situation and that of the studen... View full abstract»

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  • Transforming a database systems and design course for non computer science majors

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):4b2.17 - 4b2.20 vol.2
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    Methods of instruction for many undergraduate courses in database systems and design still focus primarily an lectures and a single, all-encompassing design project to reinforce database concepts. This paper describes how the database systems course taught at the US Military Academy has evolved to include immediate concept reinforcement in the classroom using networked PCs and a graphically-orient... View full abstract»

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  • An introduction to engineering design: teaching the engineering process through teaming and the continuous improvement philosophy

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    Summary form only given, as follows. We describe a first year required course in engineering design, initiated at ASU in the Fall'94 semester. The organizing thread and philosophy for the course is the process of engineering, utilizing teaming and continuous improvement, based on Deming's fourteen points. Process is defined as a collection of interrelated tasks that take one from input to output i... View full abstract»

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  • Making things real in electronics laboratories

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):4c2.10 - 4c2.13 vol.2
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    Typical projects in basic electronics laboratories focus on teaching key concepts by having the students design, build and test many simple circuits. At the end of each laboratory, the circuit is disassembled. As a result, students are often frustrated as they never quite get to the level where they can design and build anything practical. We have started a new approach in our Junior year electron... View full abstract»

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  • Learning to change the world: a case study of a mechanical engineering design course

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):4a3.10 - 4a3.15 vol.2
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    The National Science Foundation in collaboration with its engineering school coalition partners has been exploring methods for improving undergraduate engineering education. This initiative began in response to a 1992 survey of engineering deans and employers that identified specific weaknesses in engineering education. In response to this survey NSF and its partners have been attempting to remedi... View full abstract»

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  • Innovative manufacturing engineering program: a “SCCEME” way

    Publication Year: 1995
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    Summary form only given. The Southern California Coalition for Education in Manufacturing Engineering (SCCEME) is a coalition of six major California universities which was formed in 1993 and is now one of only eight National Science Foundation Engineering Centers nationwide. The mission of SCCEME is to develop a comprehensive system of inter-university programs of undergraduate manufacturing engi... View full abstract»

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  • Using multimedia and the Web to teach the theory of digital multimedia signals

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):4c5.18 - 4c5.14 vol.2
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    The paper is about using multimedia via the World Wide Web in a course that teaches the theory behind digital audio and video. New course materials accessible via the Web are now used by students to explore demos that were presented in class. At Georgia Tech (and soon Rose-Hulman) a relatively new course that teaches the fundamentals of discrete signal processing (DSP) to sophomores is now require... View full abstract»

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