5 05, 2022

Accessibility Lesson Plan (The W’s)

2022-05-05T22:54:47-04:00May 5th, 2022|Student Accessibility and Success|

Excellent content on how to create accessible content is available in multiple resources.  Accessibility Lesson Plan (The Ws) focuses on how to use that content to develop a lesson that teaches accessibility to engineering students and integrates that lesson plan into assignments. Why Teach About Accessible Content? As professional educators, [...]

12 04, 2022

How can engineering students be motivated to apply their vast technical background to solve major problems in today’s society?

2022-04-14T10:31:14-04:00April 12th, 2022|Learning Technologies|

These are my favorite quotes, broadcasted by IEEE Facebook, that I like to share with my engineering undergraduate students: - "Scientists study the world as it is; engineers create the world that has never been.” - Theodore van Kármán - Aerospace engineer and physicist. - "As engineers, we were going [...]

2 12, 2021

IBM Research and the Global University Programs department university support resources

2022-02-02T11:22:32-05:00December 2nd, 2021|Remote Instruction|

For decades major technology companies have supported university education. This started with hardware donations for research and classrooms, and now, with a more software oriented society, this has grown to offer schools access to important technologies such as Hybrid Cloud, AI, applications, and education for faculty in leading-edge computer applications. [...]

8 10, 2021

Challenge-based learning an emergent educational model for Engineering Education in the post-COVID era

2021-10-08T20:26:30-04:00October 8th, 2021|Educational Research, Project Based Learning|

Fig.1. Manuscripts published and indexed in SCOPUS on Challenge-Based Learning (Title, Abstract, Keywords) from 1993 to September 23, 2021 (http://www.scopus.com) The transformation of education is constant, technological advances, the evolution of science, new concepts, new challenges, new experiences and global situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic make it [...]

14 09, 2021

A Recipe for Laboratory Success

2021-10-08T20:49:57-04:00September 14th, 2021|Laboratories|

Figure 1: Recipe to Laboratory Success The teaching laboratory plays an important role in engineering education, helping the development of cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills. Having spent over twenty years engaging with the laboratory as both a student and staff, it has become increasingly clear how critical a [...]

7 07, 2021

How to launch a newly-funded gender equity project during COVID-19: Wayne State University’s NSF GEARS project

2021-07-19T17:08:32-04:00July 7th, 2021|Diversity, Equity & Inclusion|

Little did we know that we would  start a university-wide project in the middle of a pandemic when we submitted our proposal to the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) in January 2020. In August 2020, just before the start of the fall semester, with classes online for almost all faculty, [...]

28 06, 2021

Reframing Engineering Education

2021-06-28T15:17:26-04:00June 28th, 2021|Career Development|

It is often said that engineers learn theories at university and develop practical knowledge by experience. New knowledge emerging from research on engineering practice shows we could provide more effective education for our future engineers. We could make the transition to work much easier, improve productivity world-wide and accelerate our [...]

5 05, 2021

Case Study – Teams and Engineering Courses: Supporting Their Success

2021-05-14T11:15:34-04:00May 5th, 2021|Remote Instruction|

It’s no secret that teams are an integral part of undergraduate engineering courses. In my last two decades of teaching engineering and technical communication courses, I’ve been asked to help in many engineering courses where student groups were struggling. I’m going to be plainspoken: engineering students struggle (and hate) working [...]