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  • Proceedings Frontiers in Education 1997 27th Annual Conference. Teaching and Learning in an Era of Change

    Publication Year: 1997
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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):xxviii - xxxvi
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  • Panel Discussion: Computer Science Accreditation - Past, Present and Future

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 1231
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  • Deans Session: Resource, Priorities, Decisions and the Delivery of Engineering Education

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 1233
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    Summary form only given, as follows. Engineering Deans will provide an insight to various methodologies and factors affecting the decision making process in institutions representative of a national crosssection. The views and policies of those who manage and lead engineering education will address the priority assignments and expenditure planning of resources in view of their impact on the prepar... View full abstract»

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  • Carnegie Mellon's 'Engineering Education Scholars Workshop' Program: Merits, Flaws and Short-term Impacts

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 1327
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    Summary form only given. The first two of Carnegie Mellon University's annual NSF Engineering Education Scholars Workshops were held July 21-26, 1996, and July 13-18, 1997. The purpose of the week-long workshops was to provide new and future engineering faculty with information and skills that would enable them to more effectively assume the responsibilities of an academic career. The workshop inc... View full abstract»

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  • The impact of the NSF engineering education scholars workshop on one new faculty member

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 1328
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  • Exploring the Educational Frontiers

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 1437
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    Summary form only given, as follows. In this interactive session, the participants and presenters will identify and analyze the frontiers, the new issues, that engineering educators should explore in the near future. We will assume the state of the art in engineering education, including concepts such as cooperative leaming, teamwork, communication skills, and authentic design, and move on from th... View full abstract»

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  • Computer science and engineering at minority institutions of excellence

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 1495
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  • Teaching design through design competition

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):1477 - 1480 vol.3
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    The use of competition both inside and outside the classroom, but particularly the use of an external design competition is examined. Although there are a number of difficulties in integrating this type of experience into an engineering curriculum, design competitions remain an extremely motivational and useful tool in the hands of engineering faculty members. This paper details some of the benefi... View full abstract»

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  • Design and implementation of a videoconferencing tutorial

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):1257 - 1262 vol.3
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    The tutorial described in this paper takes the user through the installation of the CU-SeeMe videoconferencing package, used at several universities and elementary schools, developed at Cornell University, USA. The tutorial can be used for networking classes or by anyone wanting to install and use CU-SeeMe. Since the tutorial was designed and implemented by one of the authors, a graduate student w... View full abstract»

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  • Results from a verbal protocol study of the design process

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    Summary form only given. The long-term goal of this research is to develop recommendations for teaching the design process to engineering students. The number of schools that include integration, synthesis and design skills as a part of the undergraduate engineering curriculum continues to increase. However, with the advent of these changes, there has not been a careful analysis of how students le... View full abstract»

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  • Education experiments in thermodynamics

    Publication Year: 1997
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    Summary form only given. Over the last five years, a series of education experiments were performed in introductory thermodynamics classes for sophomore and junior engineer students at Penn State University, USA. The class sizes ranged from 12 to 70, and students enrolled in the classes were from mechanical, aerospace, nuclear and civil engineering departments. In most cases, these experiments wer... View full abstract»

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  • Cleveland Advanced Manufacturing And Learning Center: a public/private partnership model for education

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):1312 - 1316 vol.3
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    In Cleveland, Cleveland State University, three regional community colleges, and CAMP, Inc., a NIST funded Manufacturing Extension Partnership, have formed the Advanced Manufacturing And Learning Center (AMLC). The most unique feature of the AMLC is that fact that it helps manufacturers reach and sustain global competitiveness by providing development assistance with product and processes while si... View full abstract»

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  • Follow-up on a Freshman engineering course experiment

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):1438 - 1440 vol.3
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    In 1994-95, the authors conducted new freshman engineering courses at West Virginia University, USA, which integrated computers, math and design while giving a more rigorous introduction to engineering. At the end of the first year, as they reported at the 1995 FIE, there was no difference in retention between the experimental course and the “standard” classes. This paper examines long... View full abstract»

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  • Leadership and organizational transformation: punishment days or academic days

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):1275 - 1277 vol.3
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    This short paper presents the philosophy and planning that served as the foundation for a one day-long conference held to consider change and enhance the knowledge, skills and relationships among the faculty and administration within an engineering college. This is both a look back at one academic day and a look forward to next year's session. Workshops illustrated technical, organizational and de... View full abstract»

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  • Visualisation as an aid to low-level programming

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):1158 - 1163 vol.3
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    Courses covering the topics of low-level machine organisation and programming often prove to be a source of difficulty for students. To aid understanding, a number of researchers have turned to the use of graphical simulators and the like, but little has been done to assist with the programming task itself at this level. In addressing this, the authors have applied visual programming techniques to... View full abstract»

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  • Challenges and strategies for electrical engineering education

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):1459 - 1462 vol.3
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    This essay describes the creation and integration of `active' teaching methods into an electrical engineering curriculum. Active teaching pushes students to do more than just listen and take notes. Rather, these strategies engage students in a variety of activities that encourage the development of their technical and problem-solving skills, including analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Examples ... View full abstract»

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  • An environment for modeling structural analysis problem-solving strategies

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):1338 - 1342 vol.3
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    Students in structural analysis courses can take advantage of common tools such as Excel or Maple to perform calculations that implement the concepts taught. The advantages of using these tools over hand calculations include reduction in mathematical errors, faster execution of repetitive calculations, and exploration of alternative configurations. However, having students create these worksheets ... View full abstract»

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  • They already do it: common practices in primary education that engineering education should use

    Publication Year: 1997
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    The author's intent in this paper is to summarize observations of practices used in lower elementary education that need be considered for use in engineering education on a broader basis. He does not propose that adult collegiate learners can be taught the same way as children learners in kindergarten and lower elementary school. Of course, great and significant differences exist in motivational d... View full abstract»

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  • An integrated first-year curriculum for computer science and computer engineering

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):1354 - 1358 vol.3
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    The University of Alabama has developed an integrated first-year curriculum for engineering students consisting primarily of an integrated block of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and engineering design. While this curriculum is highly appropriate (and successful) for most engineering majors, it does not meet the needs of a computer engineering (or computer science) major nearly as well. Recogniz... View full abstract»

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  • Professional and personal development in research experiences for undergraduates

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):1378 - 1382 vol.3
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    This paper describes how professional and personal development activities were incorporated into the first year of the NSF REU Site Grant, “Multiple Autonomous Mobile Robots for Search and Rescue Applications” (Quest). The REU targets women and minorities, populations which typically suffer from low self-confidence and esteem, limited teamwork skills, and a lack of understanding about ... View full abstract»

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  • An applications-oriented approach to teaching thermal science

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):1613 - 1619 vol.3
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    This paper describes the development and implementation of a combined Thermophysics curriculum for engineering and engineering technology students. The curriculum is being piloted at Focus:Hope's Center for Advanced Technologies (CAT) in Detroit under the auspices of the Greenfield Coalition. It focuses on problem solving skills that students need to apply in the design and implementation of engin... View full abstract»

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  • Mentored Teaching Assistants

    Publication Year: 1997
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    Summary form only given. The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University has developed an innovative program that enables selected graduate students to gain experience in all aspects of preparing and teaching a college-level course. Specially designated Mentored Teaching Assistants (MTAs) perform all the usual TA activities while developing other aspects of their assigned course in c... View full abstract»

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  • Design and construction of a PC-based stack machine simulator for undergraduate computer science and engineering courses

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):1234 - 1238 vol.3
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    A senior level compiler design course in an undergraduate computer science and engineering program usually deals with teaching the students the basics of compiler construction. Since the impetus of such an undergraduate course is to deal with the issues of compiler construction rather than intricacies of different machines, it is instructive to generate the code for a simple stack machine, incorpo... View full abstract»

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  • History in the computing curriculum

    Publication Year: 1997
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    Summary form only given. Instructors often ignore or diminish the inclusion of history in computing when teaching courses. This is unfortunate, because students and teachers can learn much from the history of computing. In this paper, the authors present several models that instructors can use to place history as a curriculum component. They share their findings and provide handout summaries for c... View full abstract»

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