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Moore, Kevin; Jones, Carol; Frazier, Robert Scott – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2017
Generation Z is gaining popularity as the name used to refer to those born beginning in the mid to late 1990s. This is the generation that follows the Millennials, and they are just starting to arrive on college campuses. Much attention has been paid to Millennials and their impact on society, and because of this Generation Z members are often…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Generational Differences, Student Needs, College Faculty
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Burkett, Susan; Dye, Tabatha; Johnson, Pauline – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2015
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenges provides the theme for this NSFfunded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site. Research topics, with their broad societal impact, allow undergraduate students from multiple engineering disciplines and computer science to work together on exciting and critical problems. The…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Student Research, Undergraduate Students
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Ralston, Patricia A.; Bays, Cathy L. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2015
Critical thinking is considered a necessary learning outcome for all college students and essential for academic and career success. There are many challenges to developing a comprehensive approach to teaching and assessing critical thinking skills. Although the literature has many examples of the incorporation of critical thinking and assessment…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Engineering Education, Longitudinal Studies, Undergraduate Students
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Narayanan, Sowmya; Adithan, M. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2015
It is generally perceived that a substantial number of engineering faculty are still unaware of alternative educational methods, and many who are aware of them choose not to incorporate them into their approach to teaching. There are several likely reasons for this inertia, aside from the inevitable human resistance to change. The primary focus of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering, Engineering Education, College Faculty
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Ortiz, Araceli Martinez; Sriraman, Vederaman – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2015
An institutional self-study at a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) explored factors thought to impact students' decisions to persist in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields of study. This self-study is presented as a model first step for Institutions of Higher Education interested in launching efforts to improve STEM…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, STEM Education, Academic Persistence, Hispanic American Students
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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
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Chou, Pao-Nan – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
Little is known about the research characteristics of past women studies in engineering education. In order to add knowledge base about the advanced development of women studies in current engineering education research, the purpose of the study is to investigate research characteristics of past women studies published in three referred…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Womens Studies, Educational Research, Periodicals
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Sabag, N.; Kosolapov, S. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2012
This paper presents the outcomes of the preliminary survey in which the method of IFS was used to integrate motivating questions into the lecture presentations in order to increase the students' involvement. Instant Feedback System (IFS) enables the educators to improve their own teaching by getting instant and real-time feedback about how clear…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering, Engineering Education, Feedback (Response)
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Mazumder, Quamrul H. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2010
Engineering is a complex field of study. Declining enrollment in engineering programs in the United States is of concern and understanding the various factors that contribute to this decline is in order. Fostering a higher level of student engagement with the content may foster passion towards engineering which could increase academic competency…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Pretests Posttests, Engineering Education, Surveys