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An Initial Look Into The Computer Science And Cybersecurity Pathways Project For Career And Technical Education Curricula, Vukica M. Jovanovic, Murat Kuzlu, Otilia Popescu, Abdul Rahman Badawi, Deborah Kay Marshall, Salih Sarp, Spyridoula Tsouganatou, Petros J. Katsioloudis, Linda Vahala, Hongyi Wu 2020 Old Dominion University

An Initial Look Into The Computer Science And Cybersecurity Pathways Project For Career And Technical Education Curricula, Vukica M. Jovanovic, Murat Kuzlu, Otilia Popescu, Abdul Rahman Badawi, Deborah Kay Marshall, Salih Sarp, Spyridoula Tsouganatou, Petros J. Katsioloudis, Linda Vahala, Hongyi Wu

Engineering Technology Faculty Publications

Computer science and cybersecurity have gained the attention of various stakeholders, industry representatives, educators, parents and students who are thinking about their future careers. Teaching computer science courses has moved into K-12 education, no longer introduced in the college classroom. There are various reasons for this trend. One is that in this way more children have access to the curriculum that integrates computer science principles, not just those undergraduate students in specific STEM majors. Other industries need different levels of computer science and cybersecurity education. There are various programs across the nation that are focusing on introducing these topics as ...


The Investigation Of The Relationship Between Emotional Engagement And Creativity, Elif Elcin Gunay, Chih-Yuan Chu, Liyuani De Jesus Delgado Tapia, Omar Elmenoufy, Ani Yam, Shibani Raje, Rafal Jonczyk, Danielle S. Dickson, Janet van Hell, Zahed Siddique, Gül E. Okudan Kremer 2020 Iowa State University

The Investigation Of The Relationship Between Emotional Engagement And Creativity, Elif Elcin Gunay, Chih-Yuan Chu, Liyuani De Jesus Delgado Tapia, Omar Elmenoufy, Ani Yam, Shibani Raje, Rafal Jonczyk, Danielle S. Dickson, Janet Van Hell, Zahed Siddique, Gül E. Okudan Kremer

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

Background - One of the most critical challenges in engineering education is improving students’ divergent thinking skills. Usually, we observe students’ fixating on only one single solution for engineering problems. However, their ability to think outside the box and provide alternative solutions should be developed. Research shows that engagement may foster the development of thoughts and boost creativity.

Purpose/Hypothesis – Our aim was to investigate students’ engagement with tasks that inspire different facets of creativity (verbal, numeric, and visual). Considering the role of demographics in student engagement, we explored the relationship between their engagement level and demographic traits such as gender ...


Designing A Multi-Cycle Approach To Empathetic Electrical Engineering Courses, Rachel Shannon 2020 Iowa State University

Designing A Multi-Cycle Approach To Empathetic Electrical Engineering Courses, Rachel Shannon

Creative Components

Abstract

Background

The ability to empathize provides the basis to understand others, an often-overlooked professional skill in engineering curriculums. Studies have shown that engineering students have less empathy after completing their degree than when they had entered. Having low amounts of empathy in engineers can result in less concern for public welfare and social considerations during the engineering design process.

Purpose

In this work, we consider when engineering students are entering an empathetic cycle. Most studies develop a model based on an educators’ perspective and how empathy is a teachable and learnable skill. This study examines how engineering students can ...


Early Engineering Experience (E3) Initiative, Danielle Nicole Carter, Rafael E. Landaeta 2020 Old Dominion University

Early Engineering Experience (E3) Initiative, Danielle Nicole Carter, Rafael E. Landaeta

Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Faculty Publications

This Work in Progress paper details an initiative designed to broaden exposure and attract increased interest in the study of engineering of a minority-serving institution (MSI) with a plurality of races represented. The University's student population where this initiative is being implemented consists of 26.2% African American and 6% that identify with two or more races. In contrast, the College of Engineering in this University is 20% African American; the freshmen class makes up 6.3% of this figure. By USDOE standards, this characterization is indicative of a predominantly white institution (PWI). According to the Bureau of Labor ...


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 ...


The Role Of Teaching Self-Efficacy In Electrical And Computer Engineering Faculty Teaching Satisfaction, Kent A. Crick, Elise A. Frickey, Lisa M. Larson, Mack C. Shelley II 2020 Iowa State University

The Role Of Teaching Self-Efficacy In Electrical And Computer Engineering Faculty Teaching Satisfaction, Kent A. Crick, Elise A. Frickey, Lisa M. Larson, Mack C. Shelley Ii

Political Science Presentations and Posters

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) faculty at academic institutions are charged with preparing the next generation of scientists and creators to participate in an increasingly competitive job market. As such, engineering faculty represent important capital for universities in their quest to maximize student effectiveness and their impact on the American economy. ECE faculty are expected to fulfill their undergraduate and graduate teaching duties while also generating grant funding, producing publications, and serving in numerous mentorship roles [1], [2]. Moreover, the number of students in the classroom has increased while departmental funding has decreased, resulting in fewer resources and smaller increases ...


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 ...


Building Community, Providing Scholarships, Developing Leaders: Recruiting And Retaining Underrepresented Students In Engineering And Computer Engineering Departments (Wip), Kent A. Crick, Matthew T. Seipel, Lisa M. Larson, Mack C. Shelley II 2020 Iowa State University

Building Community, Providing Scholarships, Developing Leaders: Recruiting And Retaining Underrepresented Students In Engineering And Computer Engineering Departments (Wip), Kent A. Crick, Matthew T. Seipel, Lisa M. Larson, Mack C. Shelley Ii

Political Science Presentations and Posters

The underrepresentation of women and people of color in engineering is well documented in the literature [1]. Women constitute 47% of the overall workforce but only 28% of jobs in science and engineering belong to women. This deficit is particularly noticeable in the fields of computer science and engineering as women comprise just 26% of the computer science workforce and hold only 15% of engineering positions. This gender divide begins to emerge at the undergraduate level, as women earn only 19% and 18% of bachelor’s degrees awarded in engineering and computer science, respectively [2].


Flipping Student Ability Differences From A Liability To An Advantage: A Team-Based Learning Approach To Introduce Computer Engineering And Problem Solving (Programming) To Freshmen Students, Mohamed Y. Selim, Holly Bender 2020 Iowa State University

Flipping Student Ability Differences From A Liability To An Advantage: A Team-Based Learning Approach To Introduce Computer Engineering And Problem Solving (Programming) To Freshmen Students, Mohamed Y. Selim, Holly Bender

Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

First-year programming courses have always been a challenge for many students as the course expectation is not only for them to be able to understand programming concepts, but also to produce creative solutions to problems. Moreover, students come from high school with diverse programming backgrounds, i.e., some of them already studied programming and others have no idea what programming is. Team-Based Learning (TBL) seems a natural solution to increase the amount of practice each student will get and to increase students’ interest and confidence. Creating diverse teams to work on different activities will flip students ability differences from liability ...


Disassemble/Analyze/Assemble: How A Hands-On Engineering Project Affects High School Girls' Science/Engineering Self-Efficacy, Interest And Career Considerations, Jennifer Corbett Ferguson 2020 University of Kentucky

Disassemble/Analyze/Assemble: How A Hands-On Engineering Project Affects High School Girls' Science/Engineering Self-Efficacy, Interest And Career Considerations, Jennifer Corbett Ferguson

Theses and Dissertations--Education Sciences

Engineering education as part of the K-12 curriculum can be an effective instructional tool and its benefits include improved science and mathematical achievement as well as an increased interest and understanding of the engineering field, especially for female students. However, there is a serious lack of research-based engineering curriculum being used at the middle and high school levels and lessons most often rely on building or construction competitions. Over the past decade or two, many well-known colleges have implemented a reverse engineering instructional unit known as Disassemble/Analyze/Assemble projects within their introductory engineering courses. These units have been shown ...


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 ...


Design Of Rubrics For Student Outcomes In 2019-2020 Abet Criteria, Branimir Pejcinovic 2020 Portland State University

Design Of Rubrics For Student Outcomes In 2019-2020 Abet Criteria, Branimir Pejcinovic

Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Publications and Presentations

ABET is the main accreditation body for engineering programs in the United States and they have recently introduced a new set of Student Outcomes. This set was reduced from 11 to 7 items by combining several outcomes into one and adding some new ones. In our electrical and computer engineering programs we decided to design a set of seven general rubrics, one for each ABET outcome. These rubrics could then be used unaltered if course content fits them, or they can be adjusted to fit a particular course. To use a common description for rubrics, we wanted to keep the ...


Rail-To-Rail Operational In Low-Power Reconfigurable Analog Circuitry, Jared Dale Baker 2020 West Virginia University

Rail-To-Rail Operational In Low-Power Reconfigurable Analog Circuitry, Jared Dale Baker

Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports

Analog signal processing (ASP) can be used to decrease energy consumption by several orders of magnitude over completely digital applications. Low-power field programmable analog arrays (FPAA) have been previously used by analog designers to decrease energy consumption. Combining ASP with an FPAA, energy consumption of these systems can be further reduced. For ASP to be most functional, it must achieve rail-to-rail operation to maintain a high dynamic range. This work strives to further reduce power consumption in reconfigurable analog circuitry by presenting a novel data converter that utilizes ASP and rail-to-rail operation. Rail-to-Rail operation is achieved in the data converter ...


A Community Of Practice Approach To Integrating Professional Skills Training With Graduate Thesis Research, Shan Jiang, Ann M. Gansemer-Topf, Nigel Forest Reuel, Gül Okudan Kremer, Qing Li, Rebecca Mort 2020 Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory

A Community Of Practice Approach To Integrating Professional Skills Training With Graduate Thesis Research, Shan Jiang, Ann M. Gansemer-Topf, Nigel Forest Reuel, Gül Okudan Kremer, Qing Li, Rebecca Mort

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

Background. It is well recognized that current graduate education is too narrowly focused on thesis research. Graduate students have a strong desire to gain skills for their future career success beyond thesis research. This obvious gap in professional skill training in current graduate study also leads to the common student perception that professional skills beyond academic knowledge should only be gained after completion of thesis research.

Purpose. A new program is being developed to rigorously integrate professional skills training with thesis research. The approach is to establish learning communities of Graduates for Advancing Professional Skills (GAPS) to incorporate project management ...


Implementing Stel, Marie Hoepfl, Thomas Loveland, Philip A. Reed 2020 Old Dominion University

Implementing Stel, Marie Hoepfl, Thomas Loveland, Philip A. Reed

STEMPS Faculty Publications

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Cybersecurity Education Through Technological And Engineering Literacy Standards, Philip A. Reed, Steven A. Barbato 2020 Old Dominion University

Cybersecurity Education Through Technological And Engineering Literacy Standards, Philip A. Reed, Steven A. Barbato

STEMPS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Stel Benchmark Verb Alignment To Cognitive, Affective, And Psychomotor Domains, T. Shown, Philip A. Reed 2020 Old Dominion University

Stel Benchmark Verb Alignment To Cognitive, Affective, And Psychomotor Domains, T. Shown, Philip A. Reed

STEMPS Faculty Publications

(First paragraph) Curriculum developers and classroom teachers often need to make sure they are teaching and assessing students at the appropriate levels of the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains. The STEL benchmarks are written with active verbs to target different levels of these domains. In addition, curriculum developers and classroom teachers want to know whether the benchmarks are at the factual, conceptual, procedural, or metacognitive level of knowledge. The second resource being provided on ITEEA’s interactive STEL website will identify these factors for all 142 STEL benchmarks. This tool was developed to help insure the alignment of the three ...


Nrt-Infews: The Datafewsion Traineeship Program For Innovations At The Nexus Of Food Production, Renewable Energy, And Water Quality, Sarah M. Ryan, Michelle L. Soupir, Amy Kaleita, Sergio Horacio Lence, Robert C. Brown 2020 Iowa State University

Nrt-Infews: The Datafewsion Traineeship Program For Innovations At The Nexus Of Food Production, Renewable Energy, And Water Quality, Sarah M. Ryan, Michelle L. Soupir, Amy Kaleita, Sergio Horacio Lence, Robert C. Brown

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

Sustainable provision of food, energy and clean water requires understanding of the interdependencies among systems, as well as the motivations and incentives of farmers and rural policy makers. Agriculture lies at the heart of interactions among food, energy and water systems (FEWS). It is an increasingly energy intensive enterprise, but is also a growing source of energy. Agriculture places large demands on water supplies while poor practices can degrade water quality. Each of these interactions creates opportunities for modeling driven by sensor-based and qualitative data collection to improve the effectiveness of system operation and control in the short term, as ...


A Mixed Method Analysis Of Factors Influencing Success And Failure In Undergraduate Engineering Capstone Design Experiences, Kurt Stresau 2020 University of Central Florida

A Mixed Method Analysis Of Factors Influencing Success And Failure In Undergraduate Engineering Capstone Design Experiences, Kurt Stresau

Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-

The engineering undergraduate curriculum presents substantial opportunities for improvement. Society is calling for a transformation. As the culminating experience for undergraduate engineering students, capstone design team projects represent a window on the curriculum and a particularly fertile ground for understanding these opportunities. However, the factors that influence success and failure in capstone remains an area of inquiry. The work presented here proposes to help us develop a deeper understanding of these factors. The research presented here uses a mixed methods analysis approach for identifying the critical factors impacting capstone design team success, where success is defined from both student and ...


A Review Of A Collaborative Online International Learning, Philip Appiah-Kubi, Ebenezer Annan 2020 University of Dayton

A Review Of A Collaborative Online International Learning, Philip Appiah-Kubi, Ebenezer Annan

Engineering Management and Systems Faculty Publications

Globalization has exacerbated the need for engineers who are capable of working in a cross-cultural environment. Multinational companies continuously seek for engineers who are interculturally competent and capable of conducting business successfully in a cross-cultural environment. However, the skills required to be successful in a multicultural environment are difficult to be taught in the traditional classroom. One of the most effective approaches to acquiring intercultural competency skills is through experiential learning. It is, therefore, not surprising that most colleges all over the world are devoting resources towards the internationalization of their classrooms and the campus community. This ensures that students ...


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