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Rao, Madhav; Lusth, John C.; Burkett, Susan L. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2015
Integrated circuit (IC) fabrication principles is an elective course in a senior undergraduate and early graduate student's curriculum. Over the years, the semiconductor industry relies heavily on students with developed expertise in the area of fabrication techniques, learned in an IC fabrication theory and laboratory course. The theory course…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Introductory Courses, Manufacturing, Electronic Equipment
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Ricks, Kenneth G.; Richardson, James A.; Stern, Harold P.; Taylor, Robert P.; Taylor, Ryan A. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2014
Retention and graduation rates for engineering disciplines are significantly lower than desired, and research literature offers many possible causes. Engineering learning communities provide the opportunity to study relationships among specific causes and to develop and evaluate activities designed to lessen their impact. This paper details an…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Engineering Education
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Burkett, Susan L.; Kotru, Sushma; Lusth, John C.; McCallum, Debra; Dunlap, Sarah – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2014
Dunlap, The University of Alabama, USA ABSTRACT In the electrical and computer engineering (ECE) curriculum at The University of Alabama, freshmen are introduced to fundamental electrical concepts and units, DC circuit analysis techniques, operational amplifiers, circuit simulation, design, and professional ethics. The two credit course has both…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Computer Science Education, Computer Science