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Frontiers in Education Conference, 1994. Twenty-fourth Annual Conference. Proceedings

Date 2-6 Nov. 1994

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  • Proceedings of 1994 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference - FIE '94

    Publication Year: 1994
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  • Reducing The Agony: Strategies For Grading Writing In Engineering And Technology Courses - A Panel Of Four Papers

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s): 714
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  • A new course sequence in the engineering sciences with a design and economics perspective

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):664 - 668
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    Because of the escalating pace of information interchange, continuous corporate restructuring, and global competition, the new engineering graduate must not only be well founded in the fundamentals of engineering science, but also must be able to contribute immediately to product design and development. Many engineering curricula now include capstone design courses, as well as some design content ... View full abstract»

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  • MIT EECS Master of Engineering: a status report

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):228 - 232
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    The MIT EECS Master of Engineering is a five-year program in electrical engineering and computer science, leading to the simultaneous award of bachelor's and master's degrees. The authors describe the new program from three different points of view. First, they authors describe the structure selected. Next they discuss the content of the curriculum. Finally, they report how the resources needed fo... View full abstract»

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  • PC board design and fabrication using Schematics, PADS-PERFORM, and a laser printer

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):111 - 115
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (5)
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    The software packages Schematics from MicroSim Corp. and PADS-PERFORM from PADS Software Inc. have been interfaced to give students an integrated environment where they can create schematics for documentation, simulate circuits, and design printed circuit boards. The software packages are available in evaluation versions. The circuits are limited to approximately 25 components but this is not a li... View full abstract»

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  • Institutionalizing a new curriculum for engineering majors at Polytechnic University

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):660 - 663
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    In the fall of 1993, Polytechnic University initiated a new core curriculum for engineering majors, including a comprehensive freshman engineering curriculum. Without extensive pilot testing, the new curriculum was introduced to all incoming freshman engineering students a little over 15 months from the time serious discussions of major curriculum revision were initiated. This was a remarkable ach... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering course management from a feedback perspective

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):225 - 227
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    Course management based on feedback system design principles to enhance student learning experiences is described in this paper. Structure, emphasis, projection, and review are interrelated in feedforward parallel, and feedback exercises. This management strategy for the design of courses has been tested and fine-tuned during several terms in undergraduate courses on circuits, control systems, and... View full abstract»

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  • Motorola 68000 family simulators in education

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):106 - 110
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    Currently, the Computer Systems Engineering Department of Arkansas University, USA, offers a course where a digital circuit is designed with the Motorola 68000 microprocessor (CSEG/ELEG 4983 Computer Hardware Design). The authors describe how, in order to enhance the laboratory exercises for the students and to allow them to experiment with more than one microprocessor, a simulator is under develo... View full abstract»

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  • Changing the core-changing the culture

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):656 - 659
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    The Gateway Coalition was founded by a set of schools willing to work together for engineering education change and funded through the NSF. The Coalition projects are divided into Curriculum and Instructional Development (CID) Educational Technology and Methodology Evaluation and Quality Assurance (EQA), and Human Potential Development (HPD). A portion of the project has dealt with improving the e... View full abstract»

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  • Exploring the software development process using a security camera in a CS2 course

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):284 - 286
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    The University of Virginia is in the middle of a major restructuring of the entire undergraduate computer science program. A new philosophy was needed to define the necessary tools, skills and experience needed by the contemporary computing professional. It is expected that the new curriculum will produce computer scientists who have a clear understanding of, an appreciation for, and skills that s... View full abstract»

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  • Satisficing: student needs and industry expectations [engineering education]

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):491 - 495
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    The authors argue that it is of utmost importance for academe to work with businesses and industry to find out their needs which are in effect the educational needs of students. Echoing this is an educational axiom which is a prerequisite to having a successful educational enterprise: a curriculum is valid if it promotes the fulfillment of significant human needs. This paper serves to explore the ... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching digital system design using VHDL

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):102 - 105
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    This paper describes how VHDL may be used in teaching a senior course in digital systems design. The acronym VHDL stands for VHSIC Hardware Description Language. VHDL is a general-purpose language which can be used to describe and simulate the operation of a wide variety of digital systems ranging in complexity from a few gates to an interconnection of many complex integrated circuits. VHDL was or... View full abstract»

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  • The changing market for PhD graduates

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):641 - 643
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    In this panel session Dr. James F. Gibbons, Dean of Engineering at Stanford University, Dr. John Carruthers, Intel Corporation, and Dr. Al Moye, Hewlett-Packard Corporation, give their views on the changing market for PhD graduates. As session chairman and organizer, the author reviews some of the past history and current forces that are impacting the market for PhD graduates View full abstract»

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  • Integrating an environmental ethic into undergraduate engineering education. II. A case study at Grand Valley State University

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):697 - 701
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    The integration of an environmental theme into the entire undergraduate engineering curriculum at Grand Valley State University (USA) is described. This integrated approach for all students is driven by industry demand that all engineers understand how the practice of their profession impacts the environment. A new set of tools is required to meet this demand, yet the typical undergraduate curricu... View full abstract»

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  • Institutionalization of E4

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):653 - 655
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    Drexel University has adopted the E4 experiment (An Enhanced Educational Experience for Engineering Students) as its curriculum for all entering engineering students. Drexel have extended the E4 influence by revising the entire undergraduate curriculum using the principles developed and tested in the E4 years. The process hasn't been completely smooth, nor is it ye... View full abstract»

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  • Use of practicums in circuits and signal processing courses

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):151 - 155
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    This paper describes the integration of practicums in two undergraduate electrical and computer engineering (ECE) courses, namely circuits and systems and signal processing, at Villanova University. Practicums, which are weekly two-hour laboratory sessions, have been made part of several required courses in the new ECE undergraduate curriculum. They are intended to provide the feel for theoretical... View full abstract»

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  • Emulating industrial prototyping: Berkeley's Engineering Design Studio

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):543 - 547
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    Among the criticisms leveled at US engineering schools are these. Not teaching enough “practical” courses, too little “hands-on” by students, lack of the team approach to problem solving, too much “compartmentalization” of engineering disciplines, and insufficient drilling in both written and oral communications. Other criticisms have to do with retention: too m... View full abstract»

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  • Using reflective writing to promote metacognition [engineering education]

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):736 - 737
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    Meta-analysis, metalanguage, metalevel, metamessage, metacognition are part of the recent proliferation of “meta” words in education which is daunting to many engineering educators. This paper addresses “metacognition”, a difficult word to define in precise, concise language without resorting to other educational jargon. Here, the author defines metacognition through exampl... View full abstract»

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  • A course exchange using television

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):586 - 588
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    In the Spring semester of 1994, faculty members in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Iowa, located in Iowa City, and in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, located in Ames, participated in an exchange of two courses using two-way television as the medium. Two graduate courses were selected. The equipment was: a compressed vide... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering communication styles in a nonengineering world

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):486 - 490
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    Engineers have consistently been stereotyped as having poor communication skills. Though much of the criticism is justified, little is being done to correct these deficiencies or to analyze the origins of the problem. This paper examines individual learning styles and attempts to explain how they may affect the communication style of the student View full abstract»

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  • Engineering leadership helping high school students make career choices

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):223 - 224
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    Earlier this year, the Wall Street journal reported that enrollments in engineering schools had decreased by 17% since the early 1980s. Since 1980, enrollments in Arizona State University engineering, technology and construction programs have increased more than 24%. For 15 years, we have hosted an engineering and technology leadership conference for high school students and teachers to introduce ... View full abstract»

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  • Application of data acquisition in undergraduate engineering education

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):98 - 101
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    This paper describes how the engineering college of Christian Brothers University (USA) has determined that the application of integrated data acquisition systems should be included in the education of all engineering majors as early as possible; therefore, these systems are introduced to students in the sophomore year along with other instrumentation topics such as sensors and transducers. Studen... View full abstract»

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  • Adventures in Supercomputing: an innovative program for high school teachers

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):133 - 137
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    Within the realm of education, seldom does an innovative program become available with the potential to change an educator's teaching methodology. Adventures in Supercomputing (AiS), sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE), is such a program. It is a program for high school teachers that changes the teacher paradigm from a teacher-directed approach of teaching to a student-centered approach... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching social impact of technology via writing

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):638 - 640
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    Students of the 1990s are probably more sophisticated about environmental issues than undergraduates of previous decades, since a number of states (including Alabama, Florida, Wisconsin and New Jersey) have adopted an environmental education curriculum in K-12. Another reason for the including of social impact of technology into the engineering curriculum is that engineering students also make dec... View full abstract»

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  • Competency requirements in the Greenfield paradigm: the manufacturing engineer of the 21st century

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):692 - 696
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    This paper describes the need, source, structure, and role of competencies in the Greenfield coalition for new manufacturing education. The need for competencies both as design specifications and as a common vision for all parties involved in the project is presented. The competency development process leverages industrial experience by describing the career path of a manufacturing engineer in ind... View full abstract»

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