By Topic

Frontiers in Education Conference, 1991. Twenty-First Annual Conference. 'Engineering Education in a New World Order.' Proceedings.

Date 21-24 Sept. 1991

Filter Results

Displaying Results 1 - 25 of 149
  • Proceedings. Frontiers in Education. Twenty-First Annual Conference. Engineering Education in a New World Order. (Cat. No.91CH3069-2)

    Publication Year: 1991
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (665 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • The Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award and engineering technology education

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):30 - 33
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (248 KB)

    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»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Transmission line and microwave circuit design using DragonWave

    Publication Year: 1991
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (84 KB)

    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»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Vocational and technical education in Turkey: problems and recommendations

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):196 - 201
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (372 KB)

    It is noted that within the last few years many two-year vocational schools of higher education have been established in Turkey. But there are not enough lecturers to teach technology in these colleges. In addition, ample tools and study materials have not been supplied until recently. The author discusses the role played by engineers in technical education, the undergraduate and graduate curricul... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Hardware platforms for teaching C, to engineering technology students

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):753 - 757
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (436 KB)

    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»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Should applied research be a function of ET faculty?

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):192 - 195
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (256 KB)

    It is pointed out that there are those among ET faculty who believe that research is more important for teaching at the graduate level, and applied research projects are often beyond the reach and capabilities of ET faculty. The author attempts to show that, on the contrary, a practical and hands-on approach and background of ET faculty is not only useful, but an indispensable part of a research t... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • A proposal for a remotely shared control systems laboratory

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):589 - 592
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (328 KB)

    The authors present a futuristic approach to sharing one of the most expensive components of engineering education, the laboratory. The objective of the shared laboratory is to improve the effectiveness of the control and instrumentation laboratory experience for undergraduates. An experimental station can be operated from a computer in a classroom, or from a computer at a remote location or anoth... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • An introduction to computer programming for students with no programming experience

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):748 - 752
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (276 KB)

    The Department of Freshman Engineering at Purdue teaches a one-credit computer literacy course for students with no pre-college programming experience. The eight-week course, offered twice during the fall semester, serves as an introduction to computing on the Purdue campus. Students with a high probability of performing unsatisfactorily in a course that will satisfy the freshman requirements are ... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Modelling by superimposition of basic parameters as a teaching tool

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):187 - 191
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (316 KB)

    Modeling of multivariable problems using superimposition of basic parameters is a useful tool for teaching complicated cases based on fundamental analysis. It is shown here that the multivariable problem of mass transfer between gas and liquid phase in a column may be modeled using the basic equations of mass transfer derived for the single bubble. The proposed theoretical model determines the bub... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • The IBM-SUNY bridge program

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):584 - 587
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (344 KB)

    In 1989 an agreement was signed between IBM-Mid Hudson Valley Education (with sites at Kingston and Poughkeepsie, New York) and the SUNY College at New Paltz to organize an educational program for the company's technicians that would include up to the first 45 credits of the BSEE curriculum. A pilot project was designed to provide instruction in introduction to engineering, calculus, physics, Fort... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Enhancements needed for more viable electronics technologist education

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):742 - 747
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (608 KB)

    A study was conducted in 1990 of the needs and opportunities for enhancing electronics technologist education programs in Montreal, Canada. Managers in eight high-technology companies, university professors, and teachers in three colleges were interviewed. A survey of graduate technologists (90 replied) was also conducted. Further discussion with technologist educators enabled a number of critical... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Expert systems in EET

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):653 - 655
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (244 KB)

    It is noted that, as expert systems technology expands, it is engulfing many areas of industry which are targets for EET (electrical engineering technology) and MET graduates. Systems engineering and product testing involve diagnostics software which in many cases can best be implemented and maintained using expert systems. Programmable controllers are being developed with fuzzy logic and other me... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Group discussion techniques in a technical course

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):430 - 432
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (172 KB)

    The author explains his use of the group discussion method of teaching in a technical course. The use of group discussion presented here was developed to solve a problem in EET 311, Biomedical Electrical Systems, a junior/senior elective in introductory medical instrumentation. Results have been good. The average grades in the two semesters the group projects have been used are up 13% over the sem... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Symbolic algebra and matrix oriented programs as EE educational tools

    Publication Year: 1991
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (44 KB)

    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»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • A comparison of BSET transfer students from ABET-accredited and non-accredited community colleges

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):222 - 225
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (208 KB)

    The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) program is a transfer program accepting students from county/community colleges throughout the state. Some of the feeder colleges are TAC/ABET accredited and some are not. The NJIT Electrical Engineering Technology program, a TAC/ABET accredited program, has been in existence for more than 15 years a... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Technological literacy for non-engineers

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):179 - 184
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (476 KB)

    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»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Integrated product and process design: a capstone course in mechanical and manufacturing engineering

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):469 - 474
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (572 KB)

    A senior capstone design course entitled Integrated Product and Process Design has been jointly developed and taught at Brigham Young University by faculty from the departments of both mechanical and manufacturing engineering. The course features a structured approach to product and process design based on the Quality Function Deployment system. Teams of four to five students from both mechanical ... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Global perspective program; WPI's response to global challenges

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):96 - 100
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (452 KB)

    Recognizing the need for the globalization of engineering education, in 1990-91 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) launched a major initiative, the Global Perspective Program, aimed at extending WPI's commitment to global education beyond the off-campus experience of international exchanges and project programs. The Global Perspective Program calls for globalizing all aspects of the WPI educati... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Ways of reaching nontraditional students: an assessment

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):580 - 583
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (296 KB)

    A report on dealing with nontraditional students is presented which is based on the experience of a small engineering department that enrolls about 400 students. The department is on the campus of Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Indiana. Different kinds of nontraditional students are identified, with specific attention given to part-time students and their needs. The ways that were used to addres... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Computer assisted learning within the Smalltalk-80 environment

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):736 - 741
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (452 KB)

    The authors discuss the potential of Smalltalk-80 for a teaching and learning environment. A laboratory-based introductory computer systems and programming course has been taught for more than three years within the Smalltalk-80 environment at the Department of Computer Science, Chiba Institute of Technology. The laboratory equipment consists of 45 networked workstations, in which Smalltalk-80 is ... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Complete professionalism for engineers

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):141 - 144
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (404 KB)

    It is noted that the completely professional engineer is able to interface with many socioeconomical constraints. Interfacing and the constraints are addressed here in a new approach. The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology is stressing the importance of `breadth for the engineering student.' The pressure of technical courses, however, limits the number of humanistic-social elective... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Quality in education

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):26 - 29
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (320 KB)

    The author highlights the degree of difficulty in adopting total quality in technical education and accentuates the need for such programs in technical education. He points out that application of total quality approach to technical education is a great deal more challenging than might be expected. Attainment and then subsequent maintenance of quality are dependent upon rapid response to changing ... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Creating problem-solving laboratories for undergraduate courses using knowledge-based expert systems

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):647 - 652
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (528 KB)

    A means of enhancing student learning that takes advantage of the fact that students learn better when they are challenged with problem-solving tasks is described. The technique relies on using custom-designed knowledge-based expert systems (KBESs) as courseware for teaching/learning activities so that essentially a problem-solving laboratory that emphasizes experimental learning is realized. As K... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Integration of design in electronics courses

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):63 - 66
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (224 KB)

    The author presents his experience in integrating design components in a 200-level first electronics course for electrical and mechanical engineering students and in a 300-level second electronics course for electrical engineering students. The introduction of design components starts at the first electronic course and it is continued through the second-level electronics course View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Women in engineering: planning and persistence pay off

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):240 - 247
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (808 KB)

    An overview of the University of Dayton's Women in Engineering (WIE) program is presented, and factors that have helped to make the WIE program successful are pointed out. The program is described, a major 15-year study of this program is reported. The conclusions that are drawn from the data in the 15-year study are that the WIE program is effective in encouraging enrollment of women in engineeri... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.