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

Date 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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  • Computer integration: teaching innovations

    Publication Year: 1991 , Page(s): 506 - 509
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    One of the principal features of the new engineering curriculum adopted at Stevens Institute of Technology in 1980 was the concept of a computer thread. This concept called for the meaningful integration of computer usage throughout the curriculum. The implementation of the computer thread used a strategy based on the ready availability of computer resources. The details of this strategy and its i... View full abstract»

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  • Expert system for advising electrical engineering students

    Publication Year: 1991 , Page(s): 438 - 441
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    An expert system is described which can be used to advise electrical engineering students about courses they can take at the beginning of a semester. In response to student-supplied answers to questions regarding the student's identification number, desired credit hours, and course preferences, the system ascertains if the student has satisfied the requisites and recommends a list of courses for t... 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Education: the springboard or anchor for America's future

    Publication Year: 1991 , Page(s): 19 - 25
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    The new national strategy for American education, called America 2000, is discussed, and the engineers' response to this initiative is examined. It is noted that engineers have a long tradition of individual efforts in support of mathematics and science education, and believe they are especially qualified to make substantial contributions in helping to improve precollege mathematics and science li... View full abstract»

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  • A vocabulary, concept and recipe (VCR) approach in teaching engineering courses to adults

    Publication Year: 1991 , Page(s): 569 - 574
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    The author focuses on adult learners in engineering and continuing education courses and tries to answer why the vocabulary, concept and recipe (VCR) method of teaching would be appropriate for a class containing traditional and returning students. The characteristics of adult learners are reviewed and some examples of the application of the VCR method in teaching thermodynamics are presented. The... View full abstract»

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  • Automated electronic circuit design: realities and pitfalls

    Publication Year: 1991 , Page(s): 58 - 62
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    The authors explore the issues associated with setting up an electronic design automation (EDA) facility in an educational environment, pointing out what the reader should look for, what is available now, and what might be available in the future. In the design of such a facility, one needs to be aware of how to go about this process. The authors indicate this through a top-down design technique i... 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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  • Bringing realism to the classroom: an experimental design project for a lecture setting

    Publication Year: 1991 , Page(s): 639 - 641
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    A `project' is described in which students are involved in a design project within a lecture setting. The `project' is used to emphasize real-world applications in a microprocessor class stressing hardware and software integration. It amounts to completing a project design in three lecture periods which is not pre-planned in any way. Students are given the opportunity to choose the project and the... View full abstract»

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  • Instructional use of analysis/design techniques in nonlinear control systems for the undergraduate curriculum

    Publication Year: 1991 , Page(s): 485 - 490
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    The authors propose the use of continuous simulation analysis/design techniques of nonlinear control systems with feedback in a control course for undergraduate-level programs. Three frequently encountered nonlinear cases were selected to be analyzed: dead zone, amplifier saturation with dead zone, and dead zone with hysteresis. These nonlinear functions as a whole represent a large number of the ... 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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  • Quality in education

    Publication Year: 1991 , Page(s): 26 - 29
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    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»

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  • Problems of engineering education in Japanese university and a new trial solution

    Publication Year: 1991 , Page(s): 617 - 621
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    The number of students at Japanese universities and colleges in increasing their educational needs or purposes are greatly diversified, and they show various levels of academic achievements. Such a situation gives rise to a variety of educational problems, which cannot easily be solved because of the Japanese educational environments. The authors have extensively developed new practical teaching s... 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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  • Delivering continuing engineering education to the Caribbean: a South/North partnership

    Publication Year: 1991 , Page(s): 288 - 293
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    A pilot program between the University of Maryland, College Park, (UMD) and the University of the W. Indies (UWI) is described. Novel technologies which US universities might share with the Caribbean are discussed as are areas in which the Caribbean might contribute to US universities. A critical piece of this exchange would be the use of satellite telecommunications systems. A brief overview of t... View full abstract»

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  • Meeting the demands of the new workplace: technical communications courses and risk-taking skills

    Publication Year: 1991 , Page(s): 415 - 418
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    It is noted that research shows that, to compete more effectively in the global workplace of the 1990s, engineers will have to sharpen their risk-taking skills. Yet, while risk taking will be increasingly important in the new `lean and mean' downsized corporations, research also indicates that employees tend to be risk averse when they worry about losing their jobs. Technical communication instruc... View full abstract»

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  • Integration of design in electronics courses

    Publication Year: 1991 , Page(s): 63 - 66
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    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»

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  • Optimizing graduate education for today's practicing engineers

    Publication Year: 1991 , Page(s): 283 - 287
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    The authors detail how the Purdue off-campus engineering Master's degree program and the GM Technical Education Program function synergistically to maximize the benefits to all concerned-student, employer, and university. In March 1986, Purdue University and General Motors Corporation formally agreed to offer Purdue's Master of Science in Engineering degree through the GM Technical Education Progr... View full abstract»

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  • Conceptual representations of electrical circuits

    Publication Year: 1991 , Page(s): 713 - 718
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    In order to alleviate the problem of students' inability to manipulate models, a computer-aided interactive strategy is proposed, which will guide students in constructing the models they need to understand electronic devices. This strategy directly addresses the problem of modeling methodology. Simulation software is used to support the characterization process, on carefully selected devices. Stu... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering education electronic information exchange

    Publication Year: 1991 , Page(s): 118 - 120
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    The purpose of an engineering education electronic information exchange is sharing ideas and advancing the state-of-the-art of teaching and learning in engineering. The author proposes that setting-up, monitoring, and maintaining an electronic conversation network be investigated. An electronic exchange could help initiate and maintain a conversation focused, among other things, on the following t... View full abstract»

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  • The need for engineering ethics education

    Publication Year: 1991 , Page(s): 145 - 150
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    It is argued that, as society becomes increasingly dependent on technology, it is more and more incumbent on the masters of technology to assume the responsibility for protecting the public from technology gone awry. It is pointed out that a comparison of the actual events of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster with the IEEE Code of Ethics reveals that this Code is not widely implemented in the ... View full abstract»

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  • An investigation of gener bias in EET laboratories

    Publication Year: 1991 , Page(s): 257 - 261
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    Traditionally, there have been fewer women than men enrolled in electrical engineering technology. One possible reason for this is that a large percentage of women lack confidence in dealing with the laboratory setting or equipment. The author, has noticed that many times female lab groups work slower than their male counterparts, and in mixed-gender lab groups the men often dominate the group act... View full abstract»

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