David Cheney is a lecturer at the University of Florida. He instructs courses in circuits, electrical engineering design, and computer architecture. He received his received his PhD, Master of Engineering, and B.S.E.E. in Electrical and Computing Engineering from the University of Florida and has been a co-author on over 25 publications and conference presentations.
His vast engineering experience includes supercomputer CPU design, protective relaying and metrology in the electric utility industry, software application development (database and control), brain-machine interface research, compound semiconductor research, and has extensive experience in system integration.
Dr. Pamela Dickrell is the Associate Director of the Institute for Excellence in Engineering Education, in the UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. Her role as Associate Director of the Institute focuses on effective teaching methods and hands-on learning opportunities for undergraduate student engagement and retention. Dr. Dickrell received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida, specializing in Tribology. Her current research areas include hands-on and makerspace education methods for diverse student retention and inclusion.
Lilianny Virguez is a Lecturer at the Engineering Education Department at University of Florida. She holds a Masters' degree in Management Systems Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Virginia Tech. She has work experience in engineering and has taught engineering courses at the first-year level.Her research interests include motivation to succeed in engineering with a focus on first-year students.
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