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Advancement in computer and Internet technologies has allowed tremendous growth of networks and with it, introduction of the Internet Of Things (IoT). Engineering educators and researchers have used this protocol to connect their experimental systems with the web, thus creating Internet-accessible remote laboratories. Given that this is a specialized development, there is as yet no formal/informal training in terms of design and development of these remote laboratories, nor for their implementation in course offerings and associated management. This workshop will provide an opportunity for acade ... (continued)
Abul K. M. Azad is a Professor with the Technology Department of Northern Illinois University. He has a Ph.D. in Control and Systems Engineering and M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering. He has been in academics for 25 years, and his research interests include remote laboratories, mechatronic systems, mobile robotics, and educational research. In these areas, Dr. Azad has over 100 refereed journal and conference papers, edited books, and book chapters. So far, he has attracted around $2.6M of research and development grants from various national and international funding agencies. He is a me ... (continued)
Michael Auer is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Systems Engineering Dept. of the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences Villach, Austria and has also teaching positions at the Universities of Klagenfurt (Austria), Amman (Jordan), Brasov (Romania) and Patras (Greece). He was invited for guest lectures at MIT Boston, Columbia University, Technical Universities of Moscow, Athens and others. He is a senior member of IEEE and member of ASEE, VDE, IGIP, etc., author or co-author of more than 200 publications and leading member of numerous national and international organizations in ... (continued)
Alfred Breznik is responsible for supporting Emona’s worldwide network of business partners, and university and college users of Emona’s equipment. Alfred has been involved with Emona Instruments since the company’s founding in 1979. Alfred conducts seminars and workshops for Professors who teach with TIMS products, in Universities and Colleges worldwide. He also represents Emona in many of the trade shows and exhibitions such as ASEE Expo, NI Week, World DIDAC Exhibition etc. In 1986 Alfred, together with university colleague Carlo Manfredini, established EMONA TIMS, collaborating with Carlo in ... (continued)
Dominik May is Assistant Professor in the School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering and member of the Engineering Education Transformations Institute of the University of Georgia. He conducts research in online engineering education and focuses on developing broader educational strategies for the design and use of online engineering equipment, putting these into practice and provide the evidence base for further development efforts. He has long history of funding by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and he is part of the executive committee of the International Association of Online Engineering.
Kalyan Ram B is the co-founder of Electrono Solutions Pvt. Ltd. As the CEO of Electrono Solutions, Kalyan provides strategy and insights, drives innovations, defines organization's business goals and ensures business development. With over 14 years of experience in the field of Control system design and Remote Engineering involving Industry 4.0 solutions, Kalyan also heads the Engineering Design team. Electrono Solutions Pvt Ltd offerings include Industry 4.0 solutions for Manufacturing, Remote Laboratory for Academic Institutions, control system design solutions for Defense and Aerospace, Ind ... (continued)
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This MIPSfpga workshop shows how to access and use the MIPSfpga package, which includes the Verilog source code of the commercial MIPS microAptiv processor, all required development tools for MIPSfpga, a comprehensive Getting Started Guide that describes, among other things, the MIPSfpga system and how to simulate and run MIPSfpga on different FPGAs, and 25 hands-on labs. These labs guide users in writing, debugging, and running programs on the MIPSfpga core; extending the core to interface with I/O (i.e., audio, sensors, LCDs); using interrupts and performance counters; exploring and modifying th ... (continued)
Dr. Sarah L. Harris is an Associate Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University and was an Assistant and Associate Professor at Harvey Mudd College for 10 years before joining the UNLV faculty. Dr. Harris has worked at companies including Hewlett Packard and NVIDIA. Her research interests include embedded systems, bio-inspired robotics, and hardware acceleration. She is also a co-author of the textbook Digital Design and Computer Architecture (© 2012 Morgan Kaufmann).
Dr. Daniel Chaver Martinez is an Associate Professor at the University Complutense of Madrid (UCM). He studied Physics at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Electronic Engineering at UCM, and earned his PhD at UCM in 2006. His current research includes architectural techniques for caching and for non-volatile memories and OS scheduling for asymmetric multiprocessors.
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“The Coming Revolution in Engineering Education,” as described by Goldberg and Somerville, is being realized at Olin College (U.S.A.), NMiTE (U.K.), and in lesser forms in many other places. A closer look at the description of the goals and curricula involved indicate great difficulty in using these programs to develop future civil engineers.
• The curricular emphasis on design, creativity, entrepreneurial thinking, and innovation (which sounds transferable to civil engineers) hides the fact that the fundamentals taught are those used by software, electrical, and mechanical engineers.
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Mark Milke is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury, in Christchurch, New Zealand. Since 1991 he has taught and conducted research there on solid waste management, systems, design for civil and natural resources engineers, engineering decision-making, and other topics in civil and environmental engineering. He was an Associate Editor for the international research journal Waste Management from 2003-2009, and is currently Associate Editor for Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems. He has a BSc from Harvey Mudd College, an MSc from ... (continued)
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While publishing the results of an engineering education research project in archival journals is not considered the most impactful practice, publishing is a reality of academic life. This session is designed to help engineering education researchers achieve broader impacts and boost the visibility of their research by leveraging features of academic publication such as titles, abstracts, and keywords, as well as impact factors and citation tracking. Other topics include the benefits and drawbacks of publishing in open access journals, and how to use social media to promote journal publications an ... (continued)
Lisa Benson is Professor of Engineering and Science Education at Clemson University, and the Editor of the Journal of Engineering Education. Her research focuses on the interactions between student motivation and their learning experiences. Her projects focus on student perceptions, beliefs and attitudes towards becoming engineers and scientists, development of problem solving skills, self-regulated learning, and epistemic beliefs. Other projects in the Benson group involve student-centered instruction, engineering in secondary science and mathematics classrooms, and assessing global competencies ... (continued)
Maura Borrego is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and STEM Education at the University of Texas at Austin. She previously served as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation, on the board of the American Society for Engineering Education, and as an associate dean and director of interdisciplinary graduate programs. Her research awards include U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), a National Science Foundation CAREER award, and two outstanding publication awards from the American Educational Research Association for her journal articles. Dr. Borr ... (continued)
Cindy Finelli is Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of Michigan, where she also holds a joint appointment in Education and directs the Engineering Education Research Program. Her current research explores student resistance to active learning, faculty adoption of evidence-based teaching practices, and the impact of the classroom space on teaching and learning. Dr. Finelli is a fellow of ASEE, deputy editor for Journal of Engineering Education, associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Education, and past chair of the Educational Research and Methods Di ... (continued)
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Bring a laptop computer to participate in this hands-on workshop that will give you practice using nanoHUB’s free online simulation tools to create both atomic visualizations and numerical output that help students understand important materials science concepts. These simulation activities are used in undergraduate materials science and engineering classes at the University of California, Davis, Purdue University, and in a high school materials science summer camp at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
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Dr. Susan P. Gentry is a Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment in the Materials Science and Engineering department at the University of California, Davis. In her current position at UC Davis, she is integrating computational modules into the undergraduate and graduate materials curriculum. She is specifically interested in students’ computational literacy and life-long learning of computational materials science tools.
Tanya Faltens is the Educational Content Creation Manager for the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) which created the open access nanoHUB.org cyber-platform. Her technical background is in Materials Science and Engineering (Ph.D. UCLA 2002), and she has several years’ experience in hands-on informal science education, including working at the Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley. While at Cal Poly Pomona she introduced nanoHUB simulation tools into the undergraduate curriculum in materials science and engineering and electrical engineering courses.
Nicole received her B.S. in Engineering Physics at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) in May 2013. She is currently working towards a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) under Professor Angus Rockett and Geoffrey Herman. Her research is a mixture between understanding defect behavior in solar cells and student learning in Materials Science. Outside of research she helps plan the Girls Learning About Materials (GLAM) summer camp for high school girls at UIUC.
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The workshop will be highly interactive and hands-on. Attendees will receive a wi-fi-enabled microcontroller, sensor, and actuator that will be used during the workshop. The major activities are
1. A brief introduction to IoT: what it is and what it can be used for in a research and teaching environment.
2. A series of hands-on experiments with a wi-fi-enabled IoT development board and Thinkspeak, cloud-based data storage and analytics environment.
3. Demonstrating communication protocols by connecting to the cloud to send simulated data and receive data stored in the cloud.
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Jeff Branson is a , Field Engineer and Community Development Lead in the Department of Education at Sparkfun Electronics. Jeff has been active in hands-on electronics education for years. He develops curriculum and regularly sponsors workshops involving IoT and other emerging technologies.
Hans Scharler is a founder and designer of ioBridge, creator of Realtime.io and creator of Thingspeak.com. Hans maintains Thingspeak for the Mathworks (creators of MATLAB) where he also writes the Hans on IoT blog.
Gerald Recktenwald is an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Portland State University. He has developed microcontroller-based curriculum for undergraduate engineering students and low-cost, hands-on experiments to support inquiry-based and project-based education.
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Many people think innovation, idea generation, and the creative process come naturally. The truth is these processes can be learned and enhanced with practice. Inventors like Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs were exemplary innovators who used a problem-solving process called “design thinking” to revolutionize entire industries and establish an enviable competitive advantage for their companies. Design Thinking refers to design-specific cognitive activities that designers apply during the process of designing. It is a methodology that is fast becoming a mainstay in business strategy all around the worl ... (continued)
Founder & Director of InnovaHiEd, a world-class team of experts with extensive academic and industry experience offering services to help higher education leaders in transforming their institutions to better respond to their stakeholders’ needs and the socioeconomic development challenges they face. With a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico and Stanford University, Lueny is co-founder of NEU, a novel platform to teach engineering in Silicon Valley, California. From 2002 to 2012 she was part of the HP Labs Strategy, Open Innovation and University Relations team ... (continued)
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Children are familiar with computers, tablets, and smartphones. However, few understand the computer science concepts behind their favorite apps, games, and websites. This workshop will help K-12 teachers and those who do outreach with ideas for incorporating computer science (CS) concepts into their programs. Participants will complete several fun hands-on activities that have been successfully used within fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms. Participants will also learn content and receive suggestions for working with younger and older students.
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Dr. Stephany Coffman-Wolph is a Lecturer at The University of Texas at Austin in the Department of Computer Science. Research interests include: Artificial Intelligence, Fuzzy Logic, Game Theory, Teaching Computer Science, Outreach of STEM, Women in STEM, and Software Engineering.
Dr. Kimberlyn Gray is an Assistant Professor at West Virginia University Institute of Technology in the department of Chemical Engineering. She coordinated STEM outreach for the Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences.
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Should mathematics and technology students be taught from the same texts, with the same viewpoint? Conventional pre-calculus and calculus texts are written by mathematicians with an aim of deriving logical proofs. On the other hand, technology and engineering students need to know and understand mathematical facts and be able to apply these facts in the solution of analytical problems. The formality of current math texts is not user friendly and fails to meet the needs of students interested in technology, robotics or drones. This workshop is planned to address the needs of these technology studen ... (continued)
Biographical Information Throughout his career Dr. Grossfield, has combined an interest in engineering design and mathematics. He earned his BSEE at the City College of New York. During the early sixties, he obtained an M. S. degree in mathematics at night while working full time during the day, designing circuitry for aerospace/avionics companies. As a Graduate Associate, pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Arizona, he found himself in the odd position of both teaching calculus courses and taking courses in applied mathematics. Being caught in the middle made him acutely aware of the ... (continued)
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The Digilent Basys MX3 board is a versatile embedded systems platform that can be used for data acquisition and control. This workshop covers the basics of using the Basys MX3 platform and freeRTOS, and details how this hardware and software is currently being used in a Mechanical Engineering data acquisition and instrumentation course taught by Dr. Greg Mason at Seattle University.
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Dr. Mason received a BSME from Gonzaga University, an MS in Computer Integrated Manufacturing from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington-Seattle. He developed a robotics laboratory for the Department of Defense in Keyport, WA and was involved in numerous automation projects, including a robotic container welding system and a robotic torpedo fueling system. While at the University of Washington Dr. Mason did post-doctoral research for NASA, designing a multirate flutter suppression system for a commercial jet.
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This hands-on workshop will cover how to both use existing problems and develop new problems for WeBWorK. WeBWorK is an open online homework system, which was developed for math and is increasingly being used for engineering courses. Facilitated by instructors who are developing problems and using WeBWorK in their courses, this workshop will allow participants to acquire the key knowledge needed to start developing and contributing their own problems to the public problem bank known as the Open Problem Library. We hope to generate momentum in the engineering community to eventually build substantial problem banks for all disciplines/subjects in engineering.
Dr. Agnes d’Entremont is an Instructor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia. Her technical research in Orthopaedic Biomechanics is focused on joint motion and cartilage health with a particular concentration in pediatric hip disorders and MRI-based methods. Her teaching-related interests include team-based learning and flipped classroom approaches, open educational resources, and educating non-engineers about engineering, as well as diversity and climate issues in engineering education
Dr. Swanbom is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering. He develops innovative, hands-on, practical content for both high school and university curricula.
Dr. Luis Linares is a Senior Instructor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia.
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Interactive workshop on crafting a competitive NSF STEM education proposal.
Dr. Abiodun (Abby) Ilumoka currently serves as program director for engineering education in the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) at NSF. She is lead program director for the DUE engineering team and co-lead for the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) program.
Prior to joining NSF, Dr. Ilumoka received the Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Chemistry from the University of Aston in Birmingham, England in 1976, the Master’s degree in Electronics from the University of Southampton, England in 1978 and the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Imperial College London, Eng ... (continued)
R. Steven (Steve) Turley is a temporary program director for physics education in the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Turley is involved in the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE), the Robert Noyce Scholarship, the IUSE: Hispanic Serving Institutions (IUSE:HSI), and Scholarship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) programs.
Dr. Turley received a B.S. in physics from Brigham Young University in 1978. He did his graduate work at M.I.T. in Physics where he received a Ph.D. in physics where he was supported by a Howa ... (continued)
Julie P. Martin is the program director for Engineering Education in the Engineering Education and Centers Division (Engineering Directorate) at the National Science Foundation. She manages the Research in the Formation of Engineers (RFE), the Research Initiation in the Formation of Engineers (RIEF), the engineering education CAREER, and the Revolutionizing Engineering and Computer Science Departments (RED) programs. Julie also serves on inter-and intra-agency working groups on topics related to STEM education. Julie is on loan to NSF from Clemson University’s Department of Engineering Education, where she is an associate professor.
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Over the past five years, the presenters have encouraged and supported the use of Scrum in our industry-sponsored senior design capstone. Students are also increasingly exposed to a few key elements of Scrum several times in earlier courses. We will present the key elements of Scrum and our own modification for use in an undergraduate engineering curriculum. This will provide background for participants to engage in a facilitated discussion of how to incorporate elements of Scrum into their own capstones or other project-based courses.
Alisha Sarang-Sieminski is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and the Director of SCOPE at Olin College of Engineering. Her interests include how using low-tech, human centered design to cocreate adaptive design solutions, improving engineering culture through working towards equity and inclusion, and best-practices in real-world design capstones.
Alexandra Strong is an Assistant Professor of Systems Design and Engineering at Olin College of Engineering. She joined Olin after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Georgia Tech’s Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech. Prior to her time at Georgia Tech, she received her B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from MIT and her M.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. Her research interests include engineering design education (especially in regards to the design of complex systems), student preparation for post-graduation careers, and innovations in research-to-practice.
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The focus of this workshop is integrating systems approach principles and content into non-systems engineering courses using a case study pedagogy. Participants should leave with a clearer understanding of what a systems approach is and how it can be integrated into existing engineering courses.
Systems thinking is a critical differentiator for engineering leaders. It is not owned by anyone or any discipline. Its power lies in its applicability to any problem; in particular, the most complicated multi-objective, multi-stakeholder large-scale problems facing society. In industry, t ... (continued)
Associate Professor in Systems and Information Engineering
With a BS from Duke University and an MS and PhD from Georgia Tech (all in mechanical engineering), Reid has focused his professional work on scholarly pursuit of helping students learn about designing in the real world. With a strong systems thread throughout his education, work, and teaching, Reid joined the Systems and Information Engineering Department at UVA in 2006. Reid teaches design in many places throughout the curriculum and performs engineering education research on measuring design knowledge and the behavior of interdisci ... (continued)
Executive Director of the Accelerated Masters Program and Lecturer
in Systems and Information Engineering from 2006-2016.
Michael Smith earned his B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His experience involves teaching, research, and application of a broad spectrum of management science and operations management techniques with emphasis on systems analysis, design, and evaluation problems in public and private sector settings. He served on the Industrial Engineering facul ... (continued)
Professor in Systems and Information Engineering
William T. "Bill" Scherer is an expert in systems engineering, stochastic control, and business analytics. Bill has served on the University of Virginia Department of Systems and Information Engineering faculty since 1986. He also consults with numerous organizations on the topics of systems thinking and business analytics applied to disparate organizations. He has authored and co-authored numerous publications (journal and conference papers, business cases, and book chapters) on intelligent decision support systems, transportation syst ... (continued)
Assistant Professor in Systems and Information Engineering
Prior to joining UVA. Cody was a graduate student in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He worked in Professor Nancy Leveson's Systems Engineering Research Lab. Before returning to get his doctorate, Cody worked for several years in the aerospace industry where he helped develop large satellite systems. Cody currently teaches the introductory systems engineering class at UVA.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of Educational Innovation in the School of Engineering and Applied Science
Will Guilford attended Saint Francis College in Fort Wayne Indiana where he double-majored in Biology and Chemistry. He subsequently studied Physiology at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, and under the direction of Robert W. Gore (Emeritus) investigated the mechanics of ateriole-interstitium interactions. Will completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Vermont with renown biophysicist Dr. David M. Warshaw, studying the mechanics of smoo ... (continued)
Associate Professor of Engineering & Society
After graduating with a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering, and working on the R&D staffs of IBM and General Electric, Elzey accepted an offer to conduct research in the area of high temperature fatigue failure of Ni-base superalloys at the Max-Planck Institute for Materials Research in Stuttgart, Germany. With this research as the subject of his dissertation, he obtained a Doctor of Science degree from the Universitaet Stuttgart in 1989. Elzey joined the UVA Department of Materials Science & Engineering as a post-doctoral fellow in 1990 ... (continued)
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Scott Acton’s laboratory at UVA is called VIVA - Virginia Image and Video Analysis. They specialize in biological image analysis problems. The research emphases of VIVA include tracking, segmentation, representation, retrieval, classification and enhancement. Professor Acton has over 250 publications in the image analysis area.
In teaching a course called "How the iPhone Works" which is open to all engineering students, he has worked to integrate systems concepts.
Professor and Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Brian L. Smith is Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Virginia. Dr. Smith is also the Director of the University’s Center for Transportation Studies. He has been a member of the University of Virginia faculty since 1998 and is a registered professional engineer in Virginia.
Brian was elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 2009, and is also a recipient of the 2006 ASCE Huber Research Award, 2004 Council of University Transportation Center’s ... (continued)
Lecturer in Systems and Information Engineering and Applied Math.
With a BS in Mathematics and a PhD in Systems Engineering, Jim Lark has taught at the intersection of these two fields for the past 25+ years. As part of this project, he is working to integrate systems concepts into a a junior-year applied statistics class.
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of Motion Analysis & Motor Performance Laboratory
With BS and PhD in mechanical engineering and and MS in medical/biomedical engineering, Shawn Russell leads the lab focuses on gait analysis and biomechanical motion analysis at the UVA Medical Center. This lab performs both clinical work and research. Additionally, Shawn teaches classes in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He is working to integrate systems concepts into the introductory mechanical engineering class.
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At the completion of the session, participants will be able to: 1) define and describe key elements of metacognitive learning, 2) articulate best practices for engaging students in their metacognitive development, 3) adapt instructional materials for the participant’s own teaching context, 4) identify types of responses students may give to prompts eliciting self-examination of their approaches to learning, 5) formulate constructive and positive formative feedback to support student development as learners, and 6) explain how seeing students develop as learners can make teaching more rewarding.
Dr. Cunningham is a Collaborating-PI on the NSF research project this workshop is based on and has extensive practice implementing these modules and working with students to develop their metacognitive skills. Through other projects Dr. Cunningham also has significant experience facilitating faculty learning communities, leading curriculum change, and designing and implementing other materials and experiences to support students’ success through developing metacognitive and selfregulatory skills.
Dr. Matusovich is a Collaborating-PI on the NSF research project this workshop is based on. Dr. Matusovich has research expertise using motivation and metacognition frameworks to examine student learning and faculty teaching. She is well versed in qualitative and mixed methods research.
Ms. Williams is the current primary graduate research assistant working with the PIs on the NSF research project this workshop is based on. Sarah offers expertise with the metacognitive indicator rubric through its development and analysis.
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Funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation are increasingly emphasizing accountability for monies granted to ensure that investments extend beyond the length of the funding period. Calls for educational innovations in STEM such as the NSF RED (Revolutionizing Engineering and Computer Science Departments) program include institutional commitment and potential for sustainability as elements in the proposal review criteria. An additional large-scale initiative with institutionalization as a goal is NSF ADVANCE. The purpose of this workshop is to provide attendees with the skills to bet ... (continued)
Dr. Jeffrey E. Froyd is a Professor in the new Engineering Education program at the Ohio State University. Prior to joining Ohio State he was a TEES Research Professor in the Office of Engineering Academic and Student Affairs at Texas A&M University, College Station. He received the B.S. degree in mathematics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He was an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technolog ... (continued)
Dr. Sarah Zappe is Senior Research Associate and Director of Assessment and Instructional Support in the Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education at Penn State. She holds a doctorate in educational psychology with an emphasis on applied testing and assessment. In her role in the Leonhard Center, Sarah works with faculty on improving their teaching, leads assessment efforts on projects relating to educational innovations, and conducts research in engineering education. She has led many workshops for faculty at Penn State and beyond and often works with College of Engineering ... (continued)
Daria Kotys-Schwartz is the Director of the Idea Forge—a flexible, cross-disciplinary design space at University of Colorado Boulder. She is also the Design Center Colorado Director of Undergraduate Programs and a Senior Instructor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. She received B.S. and M.S degrees in mechanical engineering from The Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder. Kotys-Schwartz has focused her research in engineering student learning, retention, and student identity development within the context of engineering desig ... (continued)
Dr. Brian Yoder is the director of Assessment, Evaluation, and Institutional Research, guiding the overall direction of research and evaluation activities. Prior to working at ASEE, Brian worked at NASA Education, overseeing the development of an online performance management system to assess NASA’s educational investments nationally. He also serves as President of the Washington Evaluators, a local affiliate of the American Evaluation Association.
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The purpose of this workshop is to engage participants in conversations and practice sessions on operationalizing and implementing the work proposed in large-scale mixed methods research studies. Grant proposals typically involve more than one person and many early career professionals are expected to manage complex projects with little or no academic project management experience. This workshop will outline considerations for managing a successful project, provide examples from real projects, and have participants work through project management steps on a project they may want to propose.
• Dr. Carrico has over 15 years of program management experience and extensive research methods experience. Dr. Carrico has experience designing and leading engineering based workshops. Her work as a program manager, with large-scale team-based longitudinal research studies, and as a workshop leader enables her to successfully lead the proposed workshop.
• Dr. Brunhaver has expertise in quantitative and mixed methods research and particularly with large-scale team-based longitudinal studies. Dr. Brunhaver has experience in writing successful research proposals.
• Rohini is a graduate student working with Dr. Samantha Brunhaver and is developing expertise in a variety of research methods. Rohini has experience with the PEPS mixed methods project as a qualitative researcher.
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Grounded theory has emerged as a prominent methodology for studying dynamic and unexplored phenomena in a variety of fields, including engineering education.While this methodology provides researchers with guidelines that promote and streamline theory development, the emergent, flexible, and loosely-structured characteristics of grounded theory also complicate its implementation in practice. Steps, such as different ways to accomplish theoretical coding and theoretical sampling, are not well articulated in the methodological literature. However, mixed method grounded theory offers the potential to ... (continued)
Dr. Cassandra Groen is a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Engineering Education and the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In her doctoral dissertation research, Groen developed a dynamic grounded theory model of professional identity formation in undergraduate civil engineering students, Advancing from Outsider to Insider: A Grounded Theory of Professional Identity Negotiation, using grounded theory methods. Currently, this model is being expanded to explore identity formation in undergraduate civil engineering students who exp ... (continued)
Dr. Elizabeth G. Creamer is professor emerita from the Educational Research and Evaluation Program in the School of Education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Creamer is the author of the 2018 SAGE textbook, An Introduction to Fully Integrated Mixed Methods Research that builds a framework for the integration of qualitative and quantitative data and analytical procedures across all phases of the research process. She is president-elect of Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA). Her recent writing projects explore qualitatively oriented mixed methods designs ... (continued)
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Perceptions about the quality of empirical research are important not only in publishing study findings, but also for predicting the broader impacts of the work. That is, research quality is often a key factor in building trust with various audiences who may be able to implement specific policy or practice recommendations from a given study. Yet evaluating the quality of empirical research studies remains a complex and difficult task for scholars in many fields, including engineering education. Associated challenges include historical tensions between qualitative and quantitative research traditio ... (continued)
Allison Godwin is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue University. Her research focuses on what factors influence diverse students to choose engineering and stay in engineering through their careers and how different experiences within the practice and culture of engineering foster or hinder belongingness and identity development. Dr. Godwin graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Ph.D. in Engineering and Science Education. E-mail: email@example.com
Nathaniel Hunsu is Assistant Professor of Engineering Education at the University of Georgia. His expertise includes systematic review and meta-analysis, quantitative research methodologies, instrument development and validation, learning and cognitive sciences. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Washington State University, M.Sc. in Project Management from University of Sunderland, and a BSc. in Electronic and Computer Engineering from Lagos State University. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brent K. Jesiek is Associate Professor of Engineering Education and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. Dr. Jesiek draws on expertise from engineering, computing, and the social sciences to advance understanding of geographic, disciplinary, and historical variations in engineering education and practice. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Tech. E-mail: email@example.com
Joyce B. Main is Assistant Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue University. Dr. Main uses quantitative and qualitative research methods to examine engineering students’ academic pathways and transition to professional engineering practice. She earned her Ph.D. in Learning, Teaching, and Social Policy from Cornell University, and her Ed.M. in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicola W. Sochacka is the Associate Director of the Engineering Education Transformations Institute (EETI) in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia. Dr. Sochacka’s research interests span interpretive research methods, STEAM (STEM + Art) education, empathy, diversity, and reflection. She holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Epistemologies and a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering from the University of Queensland. E-mail: email@example.com
Joachim Walther is an Associate Professor of engineering education research and the Founding Director of the Engineering Education Transformations Institute (EETI) at the University of Georgia. His interdisciplinary research program spans interpretive research methodologies, the role of empathy in engineering learning, and student development in interdisciplinary and interprofessional spaces. Dr. Walther holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Education from the University of Queensland (Australia) and M.S. and B.S. degrees in mechanical and process engineering from the Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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This workshop will be broken into two parts. The first part will review principles of engineering education research design, focusing on the development of meaningful research questions and selecting appropriate research methods. We will provide vignettes of engineering education research studies to represent research methods common to engineering education.
In the second part of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to develop their own research questions and a strategy for addressing them. This will be done through a series of small group discussions designed to give participants ... (continued)
Courtney is a Research Assistant Professor and Lecturer in the Cook Grand Challenge Engineering Honors Program at the University of Tennessee. She completed her Ph.D. in Engineering & Science Education at Clemson University. Prior to her Ph.D. work, she received her B.S. in Bioengineering at Clemson University and her M.S. in Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University. Courtney’s research interests include epistemic cognition in the context of problem solving, and researcher identity.
Dr. Erin McCave (University of Houston) - Erin is an Instructional Assistant Professor in the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston. She joined the University of Houston after completing a postdoctoral/lecturer position split between the General Engineering program and the Engineering & Science Education Department and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Clemson University. Before returning to graduate school for her Ph.D., Erin worked for Merge Healthcare as a Technical Support Analyst in Milwaukee, WI after completing her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Michigan Technolog ... (continued)
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The Digilent Analog Discovery Board combines a full suite of electronic measurement tools into a portable USB-powered device that is smaller than a graphing calculator and can be purchased for the cost of a textbook. A student's laptop provides instrument control and data display, processing, and storage. This unique device has ushered in a new individualized electronic measurement paradigm, where experiments can move beyond traditional laboratories to in-lecture hardware activities and mobile-studio lab formats. To date, this novel educational pedagogy has only been applied to lower-level int ... (continued)
Steven S. Holland (M ’13) was born in Chicago, IL, in 1984. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), Milwaukee, WI, in 2006, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in 2008 and 2011 respectively. From 2006 to 2011, he was a Research Assistant working in the Antennas and Propagation Laboratory (APLab), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst. He was then a Senior Sensors Engineer with the MITRE Corporation, Bedford, ... (continued)
Dr. Cory J. Prust is an Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). He earned his BSEE degree from MSOE in 2001 and his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2006. Prior to joining MSOE in 2009, he was a Technical Staff member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He teaches courses in the signal processing, communication systems, and embedded systems areas.
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The first part of the workshop provides an introduction to the history and evolution of wind turbines, policy, current industry standards and basic design criteria. The presenter will provide intellectual property in the form of a PowerPoint presentation that has been used in numerous STEM summer camps and outreach events. This presentation, which has been fine-tuned over a decade, is primarily for grades 3-8 but can be scaled for use with any K-20 audience. The presenter also utilizes the windmill building activity from Engineering is Elementary’s kit “Catching the Wind” to complement the PowerPo ... (continued)
Dr. Lynn Albers is an Assistant Professor in the newly formed School of Engineering at Campbell University. A proponent of Hands-On Activities in the classroom and during out-of-school time programs, she believes that they complement any teaching style thereby reaching all learning styles. She earned her doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University specializing in thermal sciences where her dissertation research spanned three colleges and focused on Engineering Education. Her passions include but are not limited to Engineering Education, Energy Engineering and Conservat ... (continued)
Dr. Reg Pecen is currently a Quanta Endowed Professor of the Department of Engineering Technology at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Dr. Pecen was formerly a professor and program chairs of Electrical Engineering Technology and Graduate (MS and Doctoral) Programs in the Department of Technology at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). Dr. Pecen served as 2nd President and Professor at North American University in Houston, TX from July 2012 through December 2016. He also served as a Chair of Energy Conservation and Conversion Division at American Society of Engineering Educatio ... (continued)
Jeremy R. England is expected to graduate in summer 2018 semester from Sam Houston State University (SHSU) where he has studied a B.S. degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology in the College of Science and Engineering Technology. He is a lead student assistant and developer for SHSU's Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Lab in which he is in charge of designing, constructing, and programming industrial standard PLCs and HMIs from companies like Allen-Bradley, Schneider Electric, Eaton, and Automation Direct. Jeremy has a passion for computers which led him to becom ... (continued)
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- Do your students need to understand the basic concepts of Engineering Graphics?
- Would you like a way to assess your students’ understanding of Engineering Graphics concept?
Through this interactive session, we will outline the process used in the development of the Engineering Graphics Concept Inventory instrument and allow participants to access and explore the instrument. We will assist participants with appropriate data analysis so results of the instrument can be applied to their teaching.
You will learn:
- What is a concept Inventory?
- What is the Engineering Graphi ... (continued)
Dr. Steven Nozaki, Pennsylvania State University, Erie (Behrend College)
Steven Nozaki is a recent PhD graduate in Engineering Education at The Ohio State University and has been a primary developer of the engineering graphics concept inventory.
Nancy Study is one of the developers of the Concept Inventory and her primary teaching and research interests are in the field of engineering graphics.
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This workshop will focus on helping newer engineering librarians learn skills needed to serve engineering students and faculty. The workshop will be led by three or four seasoned engineering librarians.
Kevin P. Drees is the Engineering Librarian at Oklahoma State University – Stillwater where he has been employed since 2002. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas and an M.L.S. from Emporia State University. He serves on the Publications and Mentoring Committees in the Engineering Libraries Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
Tom Volkening is the Engineering Librarian at Mchigan State University.
Mel DeSart is the Head of the Engineering Library at the University of Washington
Kari Kozak is the head of the Lichtenberger Engineering Library at the University of Iowa. She has been an active member of ELD and is a former Director of the division.
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As part of a NSF project, Wise Guys & Gals—Boys and Girls as WISEngineering STEM Learners, we have a developed an open-source learning environment, WISEngineering, as well as 15 STEM activities in the environment that feature engineering design and STEM careers. The activities have a virtual component, hands-on construction, and reflection following testing and evaluation of the STEM design projects. WISEngineering is accessible from computers and tablets and has many attractive features for learners as well as for facilitators. A link shows the range of activities and many embedded features ... (continued)
Dr. M. David Burghardt is Professor Engineering and Co-director of the Center for STEM Research, which he created in 1990. He has published twelve text books in engineering and engineering/technology education and is the author of numerous papers. He created and teaches a course in Children’s Engineering in the MA in STEM and created and directs the BA in STEM for elementary school teachers at Hofstra. He has been the PI or co-PI on many NSF projects and is currently the PI on Wise Guys & Gals—Boys & Girls as WISEngineering STEM Learners (WGG) (NSF 1422436). He is former Chair of Engin ... (continued)
Dr. Xiang Fu obtained his Ph.D in Computer Science from University of California, Santa Barbara in 2004. His research lies in the general area of software engineering, with an emphasis on automated verification and testing. The purpose of his research is to develop theories and techniques for verifying and validating the functionality, reliability, and security of software systems. His interests include but are not limited to model checking, symbolic execution, realizability analysis, predicate abstraction, automated testing, study of asynchronously communicating state machines, Web Services, and ... (continued)
Dr. Ellen Furuya joined the Hofstra Center for STEM Research in the fall of 2016 and is currently the project manager for WGG. She works as part of the WGG team in developing and enhancing STEM curricula, curriculum implementation in WISEngineering, and oversaw the construction of and launch of the www.hofstracsr.org and www.wiseguysandgals.com. Ellen graduated from the University of Minnesota with a PhD in Food Science and Creighton University with a BS in Chemistry. She started her career at Pillsbury and along with her team is credited for the product development and commercialization of an in ... (continued)
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Research on engineering education reform highlights the importance of understanding
barriers to change and the impacts of the environmental, historical, and systemic constraints on reform efforts (Besterfield-Sacre, Cox, Borrego, Beddoes, & Zhu, 2014). In addition, research on educational change emphasizes that effective strategies for reform requires alignment with the beliefs of the individuals involved or must seek to change those beliefs (Henderson, Beach, &
Finkelstein, 2011). With that in mind, there exists a need to learn from individuals who would benefit from and/or engage with fu ... (continued)
Dr. Kendall is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Education and Leadership (E-Lead) at the University of Texas at El Paso, an urban HSI (80.2% Hispanic students, predominantly from the local Paseo del Norte Region) and the second highest awarder of bachelor's degrees in engineering (Santiago & Soliz, 2012) and STEM (Excelencia in Education, 2015) to Hispanic students in the continental USA. Dr. Kendall has been a pivotal member of the EEL department, having developed over half of the new courses in the BSEL. In a few short years, her work at UTEP has resulted in unique ... (continued)
Dr. Basalo is an Assistant Professor in Practice in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Miami, a private institution in South Florida home to Florida’s top-ranked engineering program and a diverse student body with 26% of the students of Hispanic origin. Since 2015 she has been actively involved in the College of Engineering’s “Redefining Engineering Education” strategic plan on educational innovation (University of Miami College of Engineering, 2016). As part of this plan, Dr. Basalo worked with 2 other faculty members to organize inaugural Senior Design Expo in May 2017, an ... (continued)
As an Assistant Professor of Systems Design and Engineering, Dr. Strong designs and teaches courses in modeling, quantitative analysis, and human-centered design. While formally trained in aerospace and systems design and engineering, Dr. Strong has been a member of the engineering education research community for eight years. Her current research focuses on the experiences of faculty who are engaged in educational change efforts and approaches for preparing students for a multidisciplinary, collaborative work environment. In addition, Dr. Strong works in conjunction with the Olin Collaboratory to ... (continued)
Ms. Williams is a doctoral candidate for the Educational Leadership and Administration program at the University of Texas at El Paso, expected to graduate in the spring of 2018. Having earned a master’s degree in engineering and another one in education, her work experience ranges from corporate engineering management, secondary STEM education, and graduate engineering education instruction. Tasked with the management of a six-year grant focused on improving STEM teacher preparation for nineteen partner districts in Texas, she spearheaded the creation of new academic pathways: teachers for enginee ... (continued)
Gemma Henderson is a Senior Instructional Designer for the LIFE (Learning, Innovation and Faculty Engagement) team in Academic Technologies at the University of Miami (UM). Gemma partners with faculty members, academic units, and other university stakeholders to create innovative, effective, and meaningful learning experiences, through learner-centered pedagogies, differentiated teaching, and emerging educational technologies. Since Fall 2016, in partnership with the College of Engineering and the LIFE team, Gemma designed and supported faculty development workshops in active learning pedagogies, ... (continued)
A Professor in Practice in Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering. Dr. Ural is serving as the Associate Dean of Student Affairs for the College of Engineering and is the Committee Chair for the College initiative on Active Learning and Redefining Undergraduate Engineering Education. She has been instrumental in the implementation of active learning pedagogy in engineering courses. The pilot included seven courses, and in one year, the number of courses has reached sixty. Dr. Ural has also served as the Provost of the Istanbul Technical University and Civ ... (continued)
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A basic knowledge of Arduinos or other similar systems is essential to any engineering program and engineering projects in the ever-evolving electronic world. Engineering and science students are often using Arduinos in class activities and projects. This workshop will focus on introducing the Arduino as the data acquisition platform in freshman engineering physics and engineering courses. The workshop will emphasize how the Arduino can be used in the laboratory portion of the introductory physics and engineering courses. An overview of the Arduino system will be presented along with hardware nece ... (continued)
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This hands-on session supported by a National Science Foundation grant will help participants develop a plan for a general-education Introduction to Engineering course that is open to both engineers and non-engineers. The goal is to help participants to create an introductory engineering course that serves both the general education needs of non-engineers and the career objectives of engineering students. The workshop is oriented toward engineering faculty at liberal arts colleges, community colleges, and other engineering programs that serve a broad campus audience. Key factors in attracting and ... (continued)
John Krupczak is Professor of Engineering at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He has been active in efforts to promote technological engineering literacy and has experience in developing courses in this area. He is a past chair of the ASEE TELPhE Division and also served as a Senior Fellow of the Center for the Advancement of the Scholarship of Engineering Education (CASEE) of the National Academy of Engineering.
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Even though there is an explosion of interest in I&E among engineering schools, there is no clear understanding of how industry-oriented I&E differs from social I&E, what kinds of models and practices of social I&E are available, and how to integrate these in engineering curricula and projects. After introducing the basics of social I&E, workshop facilitators will work with groups of participants in developing a social innovation and proposing possible enterprises that will bring social change to vulnerable communities in a developing world setting. Although social I&E shou ... (continued)
Vice Provost for Creative Inquiry and Director of the Mountaintop Initiative, Lehigh University
Projects Director, Parque Cientifico de Innovacion Social, Universidad Minuto de Dios, Colombia
Assistant Professor, Mining Engineering Department
Colorado School of Mines
Breanne has a BS, MS and PhD in bioengineering from Clemson University where she was founder of the Design & Entrepreneurship Network. She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego.
Professor and Director, Humanitarian Engineering, Engineering/Design/Society Division, Colorado School of Mines
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Transformational leadership development for engineers and computer scientists has the potential to refresh and reinvent the undergraduate engineering educational experience and enhance the leadership workforce at all levels. Built on the principles of personal development and growth, rather than traditional teaching methods, transformational development approaches challenge students to develop their leadership skills through personal growth. Undergrads who complete such programs leave their academic environment with not only knowledge from their scholarly discipline, but also skills applicable to ... (continued)
Louise Morman, the Executive Director of the Lockheed Martin Leadership Institute in the College of Engineering and Computing at Miami University. Ms. Morman brings decades of experience as an experienced management consultant and executive coach. She has been trained to help others discover purpose, how to move through cycles of change, and develop their own coaching mindset. A Miami alum herself, Ms. Morman graduated in 1975 majoring in Systems Analysis. She went on earn her M.B.A. from Wright State and certification from the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School and the Hud ... (continued)