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Proceedings Frontiers in Education Twenty-First Annual Conference. Engineering Education in a New World Order

21-24 Sept. 1991

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  • Proceedings. Frontiers in Education. Twenty-First Annual Conference. Engineering Education in a New World Order. (Cat. No.91CH3069-2)

    Publication Year: 1991
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  • The Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award and engineering technology education

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):30 - 33
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    In 1988, the Department of Commerce with assistance from the American Society of Quality Control presented the first Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. This award is modeled after the Deming Prize given annually in Japan since 1951. The award is presented to organizations that are totally committed to a quality philosophy in either service or manufacturing. Organizations apply for award cons... View full abstract»

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  • Transmission line and microwave circuit design using DragonWave

    Publication Year: 1991
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    Summary form only given. DragonWave is a commercial software package for simulating the response of linear distributed parameter circuits. It provides for circuit descriptions of ideal lumped and transmission line circuit elements, two, three, and four-port networks, graphical circuit layout, and circuit analysis. Results can be displayed in a Smith chart, XY plot, or tabular form. It also contain... View full abstract»

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  • Logic simulation in an introductory course

    Publication Year: 1991
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    Summary form only given. A commercial digital logic simulation program was used to demonstrate the functional and time behavior of digital logic circuits. Students used the same program in the laboratory to verify designs prior to constructing their hardware. Cut and paste operations are used to transfer circuit and timing diagrams generated by the simulator to student laboratory reports.<> View full abstract»

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  • Analog filter design using GRAYCE simulation package

    Publication Year: 1991
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    Summary form only given. Passive and active bandpass filters of the second-order maximally flat type were designed and simulated. Designs using ideal elements were studied in textbooks. The present project emphasized the design using nonideal elements. The simulation program GRAYCE was used as an aid for the design.<> View full abstract»

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  • Integrated electronic knowledge base/workstation (for CAI)

    Publication Year: 1991
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    Summary form only given. A system which incorporates an electronic knowledge base (video segments, computer simulations, example problem databases, lecture highlights, and text material) was demonstrated. A single monitor connected to a Macintosh II-class computer serves both as the workstation and as the video screen. HyperCard is used to integrate the software and knowledge base components. In d... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching signal analysis with MATLAB

    Publication Year: 1991
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    Summary form only given. MATLAB is a user-friendly software package capable of carrying out complex signal analysis and signal processing functions. Self-contained graphics makes it possible to rapidly evaluate the results of calculations, and, because of the speed of operation, it is easy to use it in an interactive manner to see the effects of changing signal or system parameters. When it is use... View full abstract»

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  • Symbolic algebra and matrix oriented programs as EE educational tools

    Publication Year: 1991
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    Summary form only given, as follows. With the development of new tools for symbolic and numerical processing on workstations, engineering students can now perform complex design cycles very fast and efficiently. This new capability is equivalent to the 'what-if' capability that spreadsheets introduced to financial calculations. Concepts can be readily tested and the impact of design decisions quic... View full abstract»

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  • The University Manufacturing Technology Center support for programs and industry

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):464 - 478
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    The author discusses the University Manufacturing Technology Center (UMTC) and how it can provide support for academic programs in engineering and engineering technology, as well as support for local manufacturing industry. It is suggested that the best means for providing that support is through the concept of a `full-service' UMTC. The services that should make up this type of UMTC are discussed... View full abstract»

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  • Declining enrollments-a `now' strategy for the future

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):667 - 668
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    The author examines ways that college instructors might be able to reach down to the grade-school level to inspire young students to follow a path to engineering schools and ultimately to the engineering profession. A practical example is given that will demonstrate how one can make that path visible and exciting by providing means by which these youngsters can have measures of success with `hands... View full abstract»

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  • The how and why of teaching an introductory course in manufacturing processes

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):460 - 463
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    The author describes the philosophy, development, and content of the introductory course in manufacturing processes taught at Brigham Young University. During the course, students are involved in a wide variety of learning experiences. The course has been designed to help students learn about manufacturing processes and how things are made, the importance of integrating product and process design,... View full abstract»

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  • A cooperative course in quality methods

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):596 - 599
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    A course in quality methods was given at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology during the spring of 1991. Since the material of the course involves not only statistical topics but topics from production engineering as well, the course was given by two instructors and jointly listed under mathematics and mechanical engineering. The authors discuss the content of the course, laboratory experiments, an... View full abstract»

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  • Troubleshooting is a learning process

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):636 - 638
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    Several tools have been built to try to understand the debugging process and to try to help students learn to troubleshoot. Two tools based on expert systems allow students to be guided and evaluated in their debugging procedures. The first comprises an expert system, a logic simulator, and a verifier, connected to the circuit under test. The second is a full simulation of a photoboard circuit and... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching engineering practices

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):161 - 168
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    Many-in-depth studies of engineering education have been performed over the past 35 years. It is noted that, surprisingly, the results of these studies possess a consistent thread; in general the engineering education programs in this country fail to prepare the students to practice engineering. The author reviews candidate practices course topics. He discusses their implementation as curriculum c... View full abstract»

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  • Declining engineering enrollments: toward a path analytic model of science-related attitudes

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):661 - 666
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    A background and methodology are presented for identifying and evaluating secondary school students' attitudinal relationships between six selected science-related topical areas. This procedure may subsequently be used to formulate a path analytic model in the effective domain for informational reference during current classroom instruction and future science curriculum development efforts. It is ... View full abstract»

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  • Emerging telecommunication technologies

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):121 - 126
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    The authors address the emerging telecommunications technologies that have been introduced into the marketplace and that are being used by businesses to gain a competitive edge by reducing costs and improving operating efficiency. It is noted that these technologies can be used by educators as well to strategically access information, to gain a competitive edge, to enhance teaching effectiveness, ... View full abstract»

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  • A new perception to the transformed score [student performance]

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):41 - 45
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    The statistical grading scale based on transformed score provides a meaningful comparison of students' performance in both classroom evaluation and national scholastic tests. The effective use of transformed score depends on the linear transformation applied to the standard score. The authors consider how to obtain a linear transformation which will give a better distribution of grades, a wider ra... View full abstract»

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  • Hardware platforms for teaching C, to engineering technology students

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):753 - 757
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    The authors examine how the C language can be taught using the different hardware platforms that are presently available in current technology programs. It is noted that it is easy to recognize the need for a new language, but it is often difficult to implement a new language if current hardware does not support the language. The cost of new equipment should not be a factor in adding C language to... View full abstract»

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  • Parallel learning curve

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):136 - 139
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    The parallel learning curve is a method of teaching/learning which increases the depth and quantity of comprehension. The author presents a classification for parallels, how to search for parallels, examples of parallel learning curves, and possible directions for education research View full abstract»

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  • College success skills for engineers

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):453 - 458
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    The authors describe a two-semester-hour course, College Success Skills for Engineers, taught in the School of Engineering at Western New England College. The overall objectives of this course are to assist freshman engineering students in developing their academic skills, introduce them to the practice of engineering, and help them become a part of the campus community (have a sense of belonging)... View full abstract»

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  • Software engineering and software documentation: a unified long course

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):593 - 595
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    The author describes the development of a course at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology that integrates software engineering and software documentation. A brief evaluation is followed by a discussion of future plans. It is pointed out that the most significant benefit of the combined course is the improved software engineering abilities of the students. The students see the importance of presentat... View full abstract»

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  • CAE and case studies applied to teaching digital systems design

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):630 - 635
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    A two-semester, senior-level course sequence has been developed which gives students theoretical and hands-on experience in the design of custom digital hardware and custom embedded microprocessor systems using current computer-aided design tools and techniques. A year-long class project guides students through the design of a complete digital system. Current topics related to digital systems desi... View full abstract»

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  • Trends in women engineering programs and degrees: harmony or discord?

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):233 - 239
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    It is noted that, during the past two decades, there has been significant but steady growth in the nature and scope of US women in engineering programs and a parallel increase in the number and percent of women enrolled in and graduating from US engineering institutions. The authors attempt to assess changes in women in engineering programs, to study changes in enrollments and degrees awarded to w... View full abstract»

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  • Europe is uniting

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):92 - 95
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    The author first gives a brief overview of the major events within the field of European unification which have taken place since the end of the second world war. He gives examples of how the Ecole National Superieure des Telecommunications de Bretagne is facing the challenges of the future. This college has ambitious, collaborative schemes with other European countries in what the author hopes wi... View full abstract»

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  • Technological literacy for non-engineers

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):179 - 184
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    The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and the Association of American Colleges (AAC) have jointly embarked on a project aimed at improving technological literacy offerings for liberal arts majors in higher education. The Technological Literacy Project has been funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. The project has completed a comprehensive review of existin... View full abstract»

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