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How Does An Integrated Stem Life Sciences Unit Affect Middle School Students' Engagement And Science Content Knowledge?, Zeynep Gonca Akdemir, Muhsin Menekse, Saira Anwar, Siddika Selcen Guzey 2021 Purdue University

How Does An Integrated Stem Life Sciences Unit Affect Middle School Students' Engagement And Science Content Knowledge?, Zeynep Gonca Akdemir, Muhsin Menekse, Saira Anwar, Siddika Selcen Guzey

Indiana STEM Education Conference

This study explored the effect of an integrated engineering design-based life sciences unit on middle school students' engagement and science content knowledge, and the role of engagement in predicting their success. Participants were 530 seventh-grade students from rural schools in the Midwest region of the United States. Data included science content pre- and post-assessments and a multidimensional engagement survey. The data were analyzed by conducting paired-sample t-tests and multiple regression analysis. Results indicated that students' social engagement increased when they engaged in an integrated engineering design-based life science curriculum unit. Also, students’ pre-assessment scores were found to be the ...


Preface And Acknowledgments, William S. Walker III, Lynn A. Bryan, Siddika Selcen Guzey, Elizabeth Suazo-Flores 2021 Purdue University

Preface And Acknowledgments, William S. Walker Iii, Lynn A. Bryan, Siddika Selcen Guzey, Elizabeth Suazo-Flores

Indiana STEM Education Conference

No abstract provided.


Goals And Proceedings Information, William S. Walker III, Lynn A. Bryan, Siddika Selcen Guzey, Elizabeth Suazo-Flores 2021 Purdue University

Goals And Proceedings Information, William S. Walker Iii, Lynn A. Bryan, Siddika Selcen Guzey, Elizabeth Suazo-Flores

Indiana STEM Education Conference

No abstract provided.


Contents, William S. Walker III, Lynn A. Bryan, Siddika Selcen Guzey, Elizabeth Suazo-Flores 2021 Purdue University

Contents, William S. Walker Iii, Lynn A. Bryan, Siddika Selcen Guzey, Elizabeth Suazo-Flores

Indiana STEM Education Conference

No abstract provided.


Integrating Online Discussions Into Engineering Curriculum To Endorse Interdisciplinary Viewpoints, Promote Authentic Learning, And Improve Information Literacy, Lisa Bosman, Kurt Paterson, Margaret Phillips 2021 Purdue University

Integrating Online Discussions Into Engineering Curriculum To Endorse Interdisciplinary Viewpoints, Promote Authentic Learning, And Improve Information Literacy, Lisa Bosman, Kurt Paterson, Margaret Phillips

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Engineering is very much an applied discipline where math and science concepts, skills, and tools can be used to design products or processes with new and/or increased value. Research suggests active learning is an effective method for teaching and learning in the engineering classroom. Moreover, students continue to express increased satisfaction when taught using this experiential pedagogical approach. One approach to active learning gaining traction in the engineering classroom is the use of online discussions. The purpose of this paper is to offer a structured approach for engineering educators to develop online discussion prompts aimed to prepare engineering students ...


Faculty Development And Interdisciplinary Partnerships: Supporting Change In Instructional Practice Of Engineering Faculty Members Through Professional Learning And Pedagogical Expertise, Rebecca D. Levison 2021 University of Portland

Faculty Development And Interdisciplinary Partnerships: Supporting Change In Instructional Practice Of Engineering Faculty Members Through Professional Learning And Pedagogical Expertise, Rebecca D. Levison

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

A shortage of science and engineering professionals has led to an effort to engage and retain higher education students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors in the United States. School reformers call on faculty members to shift their teaching practices towards evidence-based instructional strategies that involve students in the learning process. Professional developers provide awareness of innovative strategies, but support during implementation is rare. This case study research examined how one unique professional learning partnership (PLP) between a School of Engineering and School of Education in the Pacific Northwest supported an instructional change.

Faculty members supported by the ...


Self-Confidence Of Undergraduate Students In Designing Software Architecture, Lotfi ben Othmane, Ameerah-Muhsina Jamil 2021 Iowa State University

Self-Confidence Of Undergraduate Students In Designing Software Architecture, Lotfi Ben Othmane, Ameerah-Muhsina Jamil

Electrical and Computer Engineering Publications

Contributions: This paper investigates the relations between undergraduate software architecture students’ self-confidence and their course expectations, cognitive levels, preferred learning methods, and critical thinking.

Background: these students, often, lack self-confidence in their ability to use their knowledge to design software architectures.

Intended Outcomes: Self-confidence is expected to be related to the students’ course expectations, cognitive levels, preferred learning methods, and critical thinking.

Application Design: We developed a questionnaire with open-ended questions to assess the self-confidence levels and related factors, which was taken by one-hundred ten students in two semesters. The students answers were coded and analyzed afterward.

Findings: We found ...


Automated Team Attendance Tool: A Campus-Wide Solution For Tbl Courses, Angela Schauer, Lance Demers, Nathan Oran, Brandon Johnson, Connor Sullivan, Mohamed Y. Selim 2021 Iowa State University

Automated Team Attendance Tool: A Campus-Wide Solution For Tbl Courses, Angela Schauer, Lance Demers, Nathan Oran, Brandon Johnson, Connor Sullivan, Mohamed Y. Selim

Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Problem Statement: Attendance is an important part of Team Based Learning, and instructors must take time during each class to go through roll call. This time adds up and by the end of the semester, can equal to multiple lectures worth of time. Although a handful of attendance tools exist, none of these tools are adapted to team-based classes, and none of them record the attendance without any interaction from the instructor or student side.


Mixed Active-Traditional Learning Versus Team-Based Learning: A Comparative Study For A Freshman Programming Course, Connor Kesterson, Joyce C. Lai, Md Maruf Ahamed, Mohamed Y. Selim 2021 Iowa State University

Mixed Active-Traditional Learning Versus Team-Based Learning: A Comparative Study For A Freshman Programming Course, Connor Kesterson, Joyce C. Lai, Md Maruf Ahamed, Mohamed Y. Selim

Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

A comparative study to show the effectiveness of Team-Based Learning (TBL) and Mixed Active-Traditional (MATL) learning for an introductory programming course at Iowa State University is discussed in this paper. The introductory programming C course was offered to 46 students using TBL and 50 students using MATL, led by two different instructors who use the same course schedule and textbook. The students on both courses received the same number of lectures/labs during the semester. To be able to assess the two methodologies, the instructors deliver the same course contents. Still, they differ with the course delivery method. MATL utilizes ...


The Assessments Of Internet-Based Technology Use By University Academic Members, Mohammed Alghamdi 2020 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science & Arts, University of A-Baha, Baha, Saudi Arabia

The Assessments Of Internet-Based Technology Use By University Academic Members, Mohammed Alghamdi

BAU Journal - Science and Technology

Social networking applications (SNAs), as technologies that rely on internet infrastructure, are widely used as platforms for user interaction, content creation and social communication. However, in recent years, SNAs have been used in the context of teaching and learning, and this aspect, as well as others, has attracted research attention. Limited research has investigated the motivations and barriers to teaching with SNAs in higher education, and so this study sought to examine the purposes, motivations and barriers associated with SNA use in education among academic members at Albaha University, Saudi Arabia. A quantitative research design involving a sample of academic ...


Solar Photovoltaic Performance Monitoring: A Bibliometric Review, Research Gaps And Opportunities, Javed Sayyad, Paresh Nasikkar 2020 Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune

Solar Photovoltaic Performance Monitoring: A Bibliometric Review, Research Gaps And Opportunities, Javed Sayyad, Paresh Nasikkar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Electrical power generation has been revolutionized by growing demand and use of Renewable Energy (RE) sources such as Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) as the main electricity source in modern times. The main objective of this bibliometric analysis is to understand the scope of the literature available for SPV performance characterization. This detailed reviewed was performed on the documents related to SPV research considering all the subject categories from Scopus and Web of Science (WoS) databases. The patterns for the particular set of keywords were broke down with the recuperated outcomes from Scopus database in the language, publication type, year of publication ...


Technology Criticism And Data Literacy: The Case For An Augmented Understanding Of Media Literacy, Thomas Knaus 2020 Ludwigsburg University of Education | University of Vienna

Technology Criticism And Data Literacy: The Case For An Augmented Understanding Of Media Literacy, Thomas Knaus

Journal of Media Literacy Education

Reviewing the history of media literacy education might help us to identify how creating media as an approach can contribute to fostering knowledge, understanding technical issues, and to establishing a critical attitude towards technology and data. In a society where digital devices and services are omnipresent and decisions are increasingly based on data, critical analysis must penetrate beyond the “outer shell” of machines – their interfaces – through the technology itself, and the data, and algorithms, which make these devices and services function. Because technology and data constitute the basis of all communication and collaboration, media literate individuals must in the ...


Introducing Autonomy In An Embedded Systems Course Project, Diane T. Rover, Nicholas D. Fila, Phillip H. Jones, Mani Mina 2020 Iowa State University

Introducing Autonomy In An Embedded Systems Course Project, Diane T. Rover, Nicholas D. Fila, Phillip H. Jones, Mani Mina

Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

This Research-to-Practice Full Paper presents the redesign of a course project to promote student professional formation in engineering in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Iowa State University. This is part of a larger effort to redesign core courses in the sophomore and junior years through a collaborative instructional model and pedagogical approaches that promote professional formation. A required sophomore course on embedded computer systems has been assessed and revised over multiple semesters. The redesign of the project was initiated with the purpose of promoting student professional formation, interest, autonomy and innovation, and it was undertaken using a collaborative ...


Broadening Engineering Perspectives By Emphasizing The Human Side Of Engineering, Neelam Prabhu Gaunkar, Nicholas D. Fila, Mani Mina 2020 Iowa State University

Broadening Engineering Perspectives By Emphasizing The Human Side Of Engineering, Neelam Prabhu Gaunkar, Nicholas D. Fila, Mani Mina

Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

In the present day, most engineering programs are focused on imparting highly detailed technical knowledge to their students. Some of the forward-looking programs and faculty are bringing socio-technical perspectives to engineering education, but to- date they are not the majority. Though the students remain interested in technical content, oftentimes they face difficulty connecting what they learn to practicality. Consequently, students resort to learning through memorization and example-based learning implying that students quickly forget what they have learned. It is well documented that students can retain more about courses where they have participated in team activities, problem solving, etc. Since they ...


Improving The Student Experience To Broaden Participation In Electrical, Computer And Software Engineering, Diane T. Rover, Mani Mina, Alicia R. Herron-Martinez, Sarah L. Rodriguez, Maria L. Espino, Brian D. Le 2020 Iowa State University

Improving The Student Experience To Broaden Participation In Electrical, Computer And Software Engineering, Diane T. Rover, Mani Mina, Alicia R. Herron-Martinez, Sarah L. Rodriguez, Maria L. Espino, Brian D. Le

Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

This Innovative Practice Full Paper presents a student experience model being implemented in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at Iowa State University. The department has been implementing, adapting and enhancing a student experience model as part of a scholarship program designed to support and increase the success of students from underrepresented groups in the fields of electrical, computer, software, and cyber security engineering, including community college transfer students. The student experience model uses evidence-based practices focused on professional and leadership development. Interventions include a weekly seminar; group activities such as outreach projects and volunteering; conference participation; faculty and ...


Comparison Of Pre-Intervention Idi Results From Stem And Non-Stem Undergraduate Students, Anne M. Lucietto, Liza Russell 2020 Purdue University

Comparison Of Pre-Intervention Idi Results From Stem And Non-Stem Undergraduate Students, Anne M. Lucietto, Liza Russell

Journal of Global Education and Research

The emphasis on intercultural competence is more prevalent in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) majors as the world shifts towards a more globalized economy. When entering higher education, students have differing levels of cultural interaction due to varying peer interaction, family experiences, international travel, and social media experiences. The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) has been used to develop an understanding of how students view others and the level of skills they have to interact and adapt to other cultures. Using published data focused on pre-intervention assessment, researchers compared it to data obtained from STEM students preparing for an international ...


Identifying The Need For Trained Machinists In The Greater Tri-Cities Area, Bradley Stufflestreet 2020 East Tennessee State University

Identifying The Need For Trained Machinists In The Greater Tri-Cities Area, Bradley Stufflestreet

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Machinists are skilled tradespeople responsible for running a variety of machine tools to produce precision components for end-users or use in other manufacturing. This project identifies the current and future change in the number of machinists in the Tri-Cities area, especially the five-county service area of Northeast State Community College. Using an industry survey, the need for machinists is identified and evaluated to understand local employers’ needs. The results indicate industry needs more machinist to keep up with demand, as 6 out of 14 companies have open positions and, 8 reported difficulty filling openings. Furthermore, most companies are growing or ...


"You Can Tell They Care": A Phenomenographic Study Of Student Experiences With Empathic Concern Expressed By Professors In Engineering, Kate Youmans 2020 Utah State University

"You Can Tell They Care": A Phenomenographic Study Of Student Experiences With Empathic Concern Expressed By Professors In Engineering, Kate Youmans

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

In order to address the increasingly complex challenges of the 21st century, there is a need to continue to grow the technical workforce by improving graduation rates of engineering students. To accomplish this, the culture of engineering programs must shift from demanding or intimidating to more inclusive and supportive. Professors can play a critical role in creating these cultures by building relationships with students. Empathic concern is essential in building relationships that can encourage student growth and development. This form of empathy, sometimes referred to as care or concern, is expressed through actions of understanding, compassion, and non-judgement. While research ...


Transfer Of Learning For K-12 Stem Teachers: From The Gear Up Engineering Camp Professional Learning Experience To The Classroom, Ryan F. Barlow 2020 Utah State University

Transfer Of Learning For K-12 Stem Teachers: From The Gear Up Engineering Camp Professional Learning Experience To The Classroom, Ryan F. Barlow

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Because of the new Utah Science with Engineering Education (SEEd) standards, which are based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Utah science teachers in K-12 schools are now being asked to incorporate engineering into their science classes. Many science teachers in the State of Utah do not have a background in engineering and have not received training in how to incorporate engineering into their classes. To help remedy this problem, six STEM teachers from the State of Utah, and one STEM teacher from Nevada, came to the campus of Utah State University in July 2019 to participate with a ...


Systems Thinking In Engineering Design: Differences In Expert Vs. Novice And Relationship To Personality Traits, Yuzhen Luo 2020 Utah State University

Systems Thinking In Engineering Design: Differences In Expert Vs. Novice And Relationship To Personality Traits, Yuzhen Luo

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Systems thinking is the ability to see the big picture and the related elements when designing, and how these relationships form the big picture. In engineering design, systems thinking is valuable to both industry, as well as engineering education. As such, it creates opportunities for researchers to better understand systems thinking of both professional engineers in industry, who are assumed to be the experts, and engineering students in higher education, who are assumed to be the novices. The purpose of this study was to compare and identify the differences between expert and novice systems thinking in engineering design. Additionally, the ...


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