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Planting A Soft Skills Seed In A First-Year Introductory Programming Class Using Team-Based Learning, Joyce C. Lai, Connor L. Kesterson, Mohamed Y. Selim 2020 Iowa State University

Planting A Soft Skills Seed In A First-Year Introductory Programming Class Using Team-Based Learning, Joyce C. Lai, Connor L. Kesterson, Mohamed Y. Selim

Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Today's competitive global market demands that engineers possess "soft skills" in addition to technical skills. Currently, engineers learn leadership, teamwork, and management skills while working "soft skills the hard way". In order to meet the demands of this changing world, engineering programs in different universities are challenged to come up with innovative ways to teach classes so that graduates are prepared to take on the challenges twenty-first-century engineers face. Team-Based Learning (TBL) is an advancing teaching pedagogy that shifts instruction from a traditional lecture-based teaching paradigm to a structured learning sequence. TBL has shown to be effective in student ...


Taking Irat Outside The Classroom: Using An Interactive Book To Modify Team-Based Learning In A First-Year Programming Course, Connor L. Kesterson, Joyce C. Lai, Mohamed Y. Selim 2020 Iowa State University

Taking Irat Outside The Classroom: Using An Interactive Book To Modify Team-Based Learning In A First-Year Programming Course, Connor L. Kesterson, Joyce C. Lai, Mohamed Y. Selim

Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Team-Based Learning (TBL) is an evidence-based collaborative learning teaching strategy designed around units of instruction, known as “modules” that are taught in a three-step cycle: preparation, inclass readiness assurance test (RAT), and application-focused exercise. The in-class RAT includes two sub-tests; individual RAT (iRAT) and team RAT (tRAT). In first-year programming classes, the instructors rely on the mini-lecture to deliver advanced concepts or present a programming exercise to the students. Meanwhile, most of the class time is consumed by the iRAT, tRAT, and application-focused exercise. This paper sheds light on an attempt to modify the conventional TBL approach by taking the ...


Summer Engagement In Cyber Undergraduate Research Experiences (Secure), Douglas W. Jacobson, Diane T. Rover, Joseph Zambreno, Allegra Frickel 2020 Iowa State University

Summer Engagement In Cyber Undergraduate Research Experiences (Secure), Douglas W. Jacobson, Diane T. Rover, Joseph Zambreno, Allegra Frickel

Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Background: This virtual initiative, called Summer Engagement in Cyber Undergraduate Research Experiences (SECURE), was established as a response to support students who may have lost summer internships and/or have financial hardships due to COVID-19. Several students in the program were NSF S-STEM scholars, a mix of computer engineering, cyber security engineering, electrical engineering and software engineering students.

Purpose/Hypothesis: The main question addressed by this initiative was whether we could build a virtual undergraduate research experience that enabled students to apply their studies and knowledge similarly as they would in a traditional summer internship. Goals for the experience included ...


Transforming A Tbl Programming Class From Face-To-Face To Online Due To The Covid-19 Pandemic, Joyce C. Lai, Connor L. Kesterson, Mohamed Y. Selim 2020 Iowa State University

Transforming A Tbl Programming Class From Face-To-Face To Online Due To The Covid-19 Pandemic, Joyce C. Lai, Connor L. Kesterson, Mohamed Y. Selim

Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a public health emergency of international concern. The spread of the virus all over the world sent billions of people into lockdown. In light of rising concerns, a growing number of universities across the globe and specifically in the United States have either postponed or canceled all campus events such as workshops, conferences, sports, and other activities. Universities took intensive measures to prevent and protect all students, faculty, and staff members from the highly infectious disease. This resulted in migrating all face-to-face courses into an online course. In this paper, the authors present the impact ...


Evaluating Students With Online Testing Modules In Engineering Economics: A Comparision Of Student Performance With Online Testing And With Traditional Assessments, Vrishtee Rane, Cameron A. MacKenzie 2020 Iowa State University

Evaluating Students With Online Testing Modules In Engineering Economics: A Comparision Of Student Performance With Online Testing And With Traditional Assessments, Vrishtee Rane, Cameron A. Mackenzie

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

Engineering economics courses often require students to take time-constrained, in-class exams in which they solve problems by hand, possibly referring to interest rate tables. Many students rely on partial credit to successfully pass exams. Outside of the classroom, professionals rely on computers to solve engineering economics problems, which raises the question of whether engineering economics courses are correctly assessing student performance. This article describes the study of a large engineering economics class using a non-conventional testing method. Student performance was evaluated using online testing modules with a stringent passing criterion, and the tests could be taken multiple times. The questions ...


Cdse Quantum Dots Synthesis Laboratory Course For High School Students, Danlin Zuo, Gyuseok Kim, David Jones 2019 Singh Center for Nanotechnology

Cdse Quantum Dots Synthesis Laboratory Course For High School Students, Danlin Zuo, Gyuseok Kim, David Jones

Protocols and Reports

Cadmium selenide quantum dot is a fascinating subject for leading high school students to the quantum world. An 8-hour laboratory course for up to 12 high school students is proposed. The 8-hour course consist of two 4-hours sections. This laboratory course includes the quantum dot syntheses, absorption and emission characterization, and data analysis. The proposes process runs at relatively lower temperature which means safe and easy, and shows apparent experimental results.


Avoiding Pitfalls In Undergraduate Simulation Courses, Vikram Mittal, Eugene Lesinski, Matthew Dabkowski 2019 United States Military Academy

Avoiding Pitfalls In Undergraduate Simulation Courses, Vikram Mittal, Eugene Lesinski, Matthew Dabkowski

West Point Research Papers

Simulation development has historically been a specialized skill performed by engineers with graduate-level training and industry experience. However, advances in computing technology, coupled with the rise of model-based systems engineering, have dramatically increased the usage of simulations, such that most engineers now require a working knowledge of modeling and simulation (M&S). As such, an increasing number of undergraduate engineering programs are now requiring students to complete a simulation course. These courses are intended to reinforce foundational engineering knowledge while also teaching the students useful M&S tools that they will need in industry. Yet, a number of pitfalls are ...


Exploratory Learning Activities In The Physics Classroom: Contrasting Cases Versus A Rich Dataset., Campbell Rightmyer Bego 2019 University of Louisville

Exploratory Learning Activities In The Physics Classroom: Contrasting Cases Versus A Rich Dataset., Campbell Rightmyer Bego

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In exploratory learning, students engage in an exploration activity on a new topic prior to instruction. This inversion of the traditional tell-then-practice order has been shown to benefit learning outcomes, especially conceptual knowledge and preparation for future learning, but not always. In three studies, the current work examines whether the type of exploration activity impacts learning mechanisms and outcomes, on the topic of gravitational field in undergraduate physics classrooms. Activities using either contrasting cases (CC) or a rich dataset (RD) are compared in two instructional orders, explore-first (EF) and instruct-first (IF). Learning outcomes measured procedural knowledge, conceptual knowledge, and performance ...


Career Prospects And Resources Of Domestic Engineering Doctoral Students, Laura A. Gelles 2019 Utah State University

Career Prospects And Resources Of Domestic Engineering Doctoral Students, Laura A. Gelles

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Career prospects are a motivating factor for entry and retention of doctoral students, especially in the discipline of engineering. While doctoral student training provides them with highly specialized skills to be an independent researcher, they may not have the requisite skills or guidance to secure the job position of their choice. Therefore, it is important to provide doctoral students with opportunities, training, and information (i.e., resources) about different types of careers to not only ensure they are productive contributors of teaching and research, but also equip them for future career prospects. Research techniques based upon in-depth narrative interviews and ...


The Influences Of Calculus I On Engineering Student Persistence, Amie Baisley 2019 Utah State University

The Influences Of Calculus I On Engineering Student Persistence, Amie Baisley

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

About half of the students that are declared engineering majors end up leaving engineering within their first two years at the university. This happens following the required math and science courses that these students must take before getting into the technical engineering coursework. There are two systems that students must be a part of at the university to feel comfortable and have the desire to continue on in their degree. These include the academic system and the social system. The experiences engineering students have during their first required math course, Calculus I, is likely not promoting integration into these two ...


Female Engineer Officers: Breaking The Glass Ceiling, Foong Mun Chan 2019 World Maritime University

Female Engineer Officers: Breaking The Glass Ceiling, Foong Mun Chan

World Maritime University Dissertations

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#9 - The Comparison Of The Efficiency Of A Static Pv System Vs A Solar Tracker System, Evan Mullvain, Katrina Vaughn, Annabeth Helmly, Stephanie Christie, Connor McCue 2019 Georgia Southern University

#9 - The Comparison Of The Efficiency Of A Static Pv System Vs A Solar Tracker System, Evan Mullvain, Katrina Vaughn, Annabeth Helmly, Stephanie Christie, Connor Mccue

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

Solar tracking systems can be used to enhance the performance of photovoltaic (PV) systems by following the path of the sun to capture the maximum possible power. The efficiency of a system powered by solar energy may be improved if static PV panels are replaced by a solar tracking system. As the cost of solar systems decreases, the viability of implementing these type of renewable energy systems increases. The purpose of this project was to evaluate the differences in efficiency between a stationary solar panel and a dual axis solar panel that had the capability to track the sun.

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A Transdisciplinary Collaboration And Innovation Education Model And Experience, Brian LaDuca, Michelle Hayford, Adrienne Ausdenmoore, Jerome Yorke, Kevin Hallinan, Rebecca Blust, Anne R. Crecelius, Philip Appiah-Kubi, Jennifer Katz-Buonconintro, Jana Bennett, Jackie Marshall Arnold, Connie L. Bowman, Castel Sweet 2019 University of Dayton

A Transdisciplinary Collaboration And Innovation Education Model And Experience, Brian Laduca, Michelle Hayford, Adrienne Ausdenmoore, Jerome Yorke, Kevin Hallinan, Rebecca Blust, Anne R. Crecelius, Philip Appiah-Kubi, Jennifer Katz-Buonconintro, Jana Bennett, Jackie Marshall Arnold, Connie L. Bowman, Castel Sweet

Engineering Management and Systems Faculty Publications

As the interconnectedness of the world grows, the need to prepare college students capable of addressing complexity likewise grows. In this context, the University of Dayton has developed and tested a transdisciplinary model for education. This model links multiple classes from different disciplines via a common theme and within a common space. It also employs an educational model premised on the following trajectory: disciplinary content development / transdisciplinary observation (empathy); transdisciplinary disruption leading to “A-Ha” observations which transform the disciplinary directions; and lastly transdisciplinary informed design and research. Central to this model is a 3,500 square foot common space used ...


Mechatronics Education At Kettering University: Development Of Learning- Specific Hardware And Software, Jeffrey Hargrove, Theodore J. Stokes 2019 Kettering University

Mechatronics Education At Kettering University: Development Of Learning- Specific Hardware And Software, Jeffrey Hargrove, Theodore J. Stokes

Jeffrey Hargrove

A series of learning-specific electronic circuit boards and associated software has been developed to support mechatronics education in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Kettering University. The boards are designed to interface to the Toshiba TLCS-900H Microprocessor Trainer and Evaluation Board. The purpose of these boards is to provide mechanical engineering students of mechatronics with robust hardware that readily permits interfacing of sensors and actuators to microcontrollers used in mechatronic applications. Further, the boards feature signal conditioning circuits for use in conjunction with sensors, and driver circuits for operating high-current actuating devices. Supporting software has been written to permit ready use ...


Do After-School Robotics Programs Expand The Pipeline Into Stem Majors In College?, Cathy Burack, Alan Melchior, Matthew Hoover 2019 Brandeis University

Do After-School Robotics Programs Expand The Pipeline Into Stem Majors In College?, Cathy Burack, Alan Melchior, Matthew Hoover

Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER)

One result of the growing concerns over the numbers of young people moving into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related careers has been the expansion of formal and informal STEM education programming for pre-college youth, from elementary school through high school. While the number of programs has grown rapidly, there is little research on their long-term impacts on participant education and career trajectories. This paper presents interim findings from a multi-year longitudinal study of three national after-school robotics programs that engage students in designing, building, and competing complex robots with the goal of inspiring long-term interest in STEM. Focusing ...


Weather Courtyard: Reflections On Interactive Stem Learning Spaces, Ryan Day 2019 Purdue University

Weather Courtyard: Reflections On Interactive Stem Learning Spaces, Ryan Day

Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement

In this article, the author discusses his experiences in service-oriented engineering developing an interactive weather station for DCES students. Day details this process and the lessons learned over the course of the project development, as well as the project’s influence on his aspirations for a career in civil and environmental engineering. To provide substantive takeaways from the project, he concludes by reviewing the benefits of interactive STEM learning spaces in the instructional environment and links them to the impacts of the weather station project on the community.


Informs Seattle Dei Final 191020.Pdf, Michael P. Johnson Jr. 2019 University of Massachusetts - Boston

Informs Seattle Dei Final 191020.Pdf, Michael P. Johnson Jr.

Michael P. Johnson

Scholarly research on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the decision sciences is largely concentrated in areas of management and organization design. However, DEI is relevant to other domains of inquiry, and can be understood in terms other than economic efficiency and organization effectiveness. I discuss what a research agenda in decision sciences would look like if DEI, and a focus on social costs and benefits and social justice were central to this work. Examples to be discussed include: the new economy, climate resilience and disaster response, and human services.


Learning Streams: A Case Study In Curriculum Integration, Mani Mina, Arun K. Somani, Akhilesh Tyagi, Diane T. Rover, Matthew Feldmann, Mack C. Shelley 2019 Iowa State University

Learning Streams: A Case Study In Curriculum Integration, Mani Mina, Arun K. Somani, Akhilesh Tyagi, Diane T. Rover, Matthew Feldmann, Mack C. Shelley

Diane Rover

During 2004-2005, the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University in collaboration with educational colleagues in the Research Institute for Studies in Education piloted a new curricula model to improve student learning through vertical integration of educational activities using new program structures. We offered an experimental course sequence during Fall 2004 and Spring 2005, defined as a “learning stream.” A learning stream is a basic element of a novel program structure designed specifically to vertically integrate subject matter across courses. A learning stream merges and re-organizes material to more effectively present and reinforce key ...


Work In Progress - Preparation Creating Effective Faculty Of Engineering: A Technological Literacy Approach, Mani Mina, Diane T. Rover, Mack C. Shelley 2019 Iowa State University

Work In Progress - Preparation Creating Effective Faculty Of Engineering: A Technological Literacy Approach, Mani Mina, Diane T. Rover, Mack C. Shelley

Diane Rover

This paper reviews the framework and provides new result for the implementation of a new program designed to develop more effective future faculty in engineering. The core of the proposed program will be based on our efforts regarding the recently developed Minor in Engineering Studies (MES). This program will team up effective engineering faculty to train, mentor, and evaluate a select group of graduate students to teach classes in our MES program. The goal is to help the engineering graduate students (the graduate educators) become better communicator and better educators by training non-engineering students in technological literacy classes. This practice ...


Debugging: The Key To Unlocking The Mind Of A Novice Programmer?, Anthony A. Lowe 2019 Purdue University

Debugging: The Key To Unlocking The Mind Of A Novice Programmer?, Anthony A. Lowe

School of Engineering Education Graduate Student Series

Novice programmers must master two skills to show lasting success: writing code and, when that fails, the ability to debug it. Instructors spend much time teaching the details of writing code but debugging gets significantly less attention. But what if teaching debugging could implicitly teach other aspects of coding better than teaching a language teaching debugging? This paper explores a new theoretical framework, the Theory of Applied Mind for Programming (TAMP), which merges dual process theory with Jerome Bruner’s theory of representations to model the mind of a programmer. TAMP looks to provide greater explanatory power in why novices ...


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