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Abuhamdieh, Ayman H.; Sehwail, Loay – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2007
This study examined campus portal module use patterns and its user acceptance. A random sample is collected and the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) is used to explore student and faculty perceptions of the portal's ease of use and usefulness. These perceptions are contrasted to find any significant differences between the two groups. Study…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Internet, College Students, College Faculty
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Reid, Kenneth J.; Feldhaus, Charles R. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2007
The implementation of pre-engineering, standard curricula in K-12 schools is growing at a rapid pace. One such curriculum model, Project Lead the Way, consists of six standardized courses requiring significant training for teachers, specified laboratory equipment, standard topics, exams, etc. Schools implementing Project Lead the Way implement an…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Engineering Education, Performance Factors, Curriculum Implementation
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Farrior, Donna; Hamill, William; Keiser, Leslie; Kessler, Michael; LoPresti, Peter; McCoy, Jerry; Pomeranz, Shirley Barbara; Potter, William; Tapp, Bryan – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2007
We report on a two-year NSF-funded project to strengthen connections among science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. One component of this project was to produce some initial data on the effectiveness of Interdisciplinary Lively Applications Projects (ILAPs) in teaching science and engineering undergraduates. ILAPs are…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Calculus, STEM Education, Undergraduate Students
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Moaveni, Saeed – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2007
In this paper, we will focus on an innovative way to teach some of the engineering fundamentals at the freshman level in an introductory engineering class. Unfortunately, today many students graduate without a good grasp of these fundamental concepts--concepts that every engineer, regardless of his or her area of specialization, should know. In…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, Teaching Methods, Introductory Courses
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Savage, Richard N.; Chen, Katherine C.; Vanasupa, Linda – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2007
Equipping engineering students with the skills and knowledge required to be successful global engineers in the 21st century is one of the primary objectives of undergraduate educators. Enabling students to practice self-directed learning, to find solutions to design problems that are sustainable and to recognize that they are part of a global…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Active Learning, Student Projects, Integrated Curriculum
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Wright, A. S.; Wu, X.; Frye, C. A.; Mathur, A. B.; Patrick, C. W., Jr. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2007
A Biomedical Engineering Internship Program conducted within a Comprehensive Cancer Center over a 10 year period was assessed and evaluated. Although this is a non-traditional location for an internship, it is an ideal site for a multidisciplinary training program for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students. We made a…
Descriptors: Biomedicine, Engineering Education, Internship Programs, Summer Programs
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Thompson, Mary Kathryn; Consi, Thomas R. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2007
Freshmen Pre-Orientation Programs (FPOPs) can be powerful outreach tools for incoming college students and provide an exciting introduction to the field of engineering. The benefits reach not only the first year students, but also the upperclassmen who help to run the programs and the departments that sponsor them. A family of three engineering…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, School Orientation, Outreach Programs, College Programs
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Ford, Julie Dyke – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2006
This article presents the results of a small-scale empirical study investigating engineering students' perceptions of writing in the classroom and workplace. It asks questions regarding the types and frequency of documents engineering students have written in school and internship settings, and it reveals both the strategies used to complete those…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Investigations, Workplace Literacy
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Diefes-Dux, Heidi A.; Hjalmarson, Margret; Zawojewski, Judith S.; Bowman, Keith – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2006
Model-eliciting activities (MEA), specially designed client-drive, open-ended problems, have been implemented in a first-year engineering course and in secondary schools. The educational goals and settings are different, but the design of an MEA enables it to be versatile. This paper will introduce the reader to the principles that guide MEA…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Scientific Principles, Engineering Education, College Students
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Flynn, Ann Marie; Naraghi, Mohammad H.; Austin, Nicole; Helak, Sean; Manzer, Jarrod – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2006
The work provides guidelines for instructors who wish to incorporate green engineering concepts into a typical non-green engineering course without diluting course content or modifying the course syllabus by identifying 5 critical elements necessary to the successful integration of green engineering concepts into any traditional, design-oriented,…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education
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Sobh, Tarek M.; Tibrewal, Abhilasha – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2006
Operating systems theory primarily concentrates on the optimal use of computing resources. This paper presents an alternative approach to teaching and studying operating systems design and concepts by way of parametrically optimizing critical operating system functions. Detailed examples of two critical operating systems functions using the…
Descriptors: Computer System Design, Teaching Methods, Course Descriptions, Engineering Technology
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Khoumsi, Ahmed; Gonzalez-Rubio, Ruben – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2006
Our department has redesigned its electrical engineering and computer engineering programs completely by adopting a learning methodology based on competence development, problem solving, and the realization of design projects. In this article, we show how this pedagogical approach has been successfully used for learning compiler design.
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Competency Based Education, Engineering Education, Computer Science Education
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Hjalmarson, Margret; Diefes-Dux, Heidi A.; Bowman, Keith; Zawojewski, Judith S. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2006
We have designed model-development sequences using a common context to provide authentic problem-solving experiences for first-year students. The model-development sequence takes a model-eliciting activity a step further by engaging students in the exploration and adaptation of a mathematical model (e.g., procedure, algorithm, method) for solving…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Learning Experience, College Freshmen, Mathematical Models
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Sorby, Sheryl A.; Oppliger, Douglas E.; Boersma, Norma – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2006
As a profession, engineering is not well understood by the general public. Engineers are perceived as "geeks" who love math and who have few interests outside of technical work. In short, the engineering profession has an image problem. In order to counteract this negative stereotyping, an engineering course for non-majors was developed…
Descriptors: Nonmajors, Instructional Design, Engineering Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Ford, Julie Dyke; Teare, Scott W. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2006
New graduates striving to become successful engineers must use communication to interact with superiors and colleagues. This paper reports the results of a four-year development program using the capstone design course as a driver for developing engineers? communication skills. Faculty assessment of the program, as well as post-graduation feedback…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Communication Skills, Organizational Communication
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