Posters

Posters presented at 2011 FOEE. Attendee's educational innovations.

  • TLEK - Learning Community 1.
    Putting leading Edge Knowledge into the Classroom
  • PBL - Learning Community 2.
    Project Based Learning
  • ASDL - learning Community 3.
    Active/Self Directed Learning

 

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  • Incorporating Translational Medicine Concepts into Capstone Senior Design Projects

    My philosophy for Capstone has been to embrace the concept of "team science and engineering" and apply it to extremely demanding interdisciplinary projects. This class is frequently the first time that the students have worked on a real-world project that ties together concepts studied in their first three years in the program.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Incorporating Translational Medicine Concepts into Capstone Senior Design Projects 227KB, PDF
  • Improving Self-Directed Learning and Problem Solving Skills Using Lecture Demonstrations and Mini-Design Projects

    I am investigating more effective ways to incorporate clickers and lecture demonstrations into my instruction, moving beyond in-class discussions and into in-class group activities and outside assignments. Also, I am working on making various improvements to the students' educational experiences in our School's junior-level Fundamentals Laboratory sections, which includes assigning complementary mini-design projects during required recitation periods.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Improving Self-Directed Learning and Problem Solving Skills Using Lecture Demonstrations and Mini-Design Projects 269KB, PDF
  • Imparting Relevant Retention of Fundamental Mechanics Concepts Using a Context-Rich Active Learning Approach

    This work involves the development of an approach to significantly modify the introductory Mechanics of Materials (MoM) course to include viscoelastic material behavior as well as an immersive case-study based pedagogical strategy.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Imparting Relevant Retention of Fundamental Mechanics Concepts Using a Context-Rich Active Learning Approach 157KB, PDF
  • How to simplify a signals-and-systems course by using operators

    The innovation described here, in teaching cutting-edge engineering knowledge, thins the gauze and expands the audience for these ideas by making discrete- time systems the heart of the course. This change is enabled by describing discrete-time systems using shift (de- lay) operators.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    How to simplify a signals-and-systems course by using operators 179KB, PDF
  • Helping Students Approach Simulations Like Experts

    The goal of this innovation is to facilitate students' progression from novices to engineers who are able approach advanced simulation like experts. The basis is cognitive research on "expert" vs. "novice" thinking.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Helping Students Approach Simulations Like Experts 658KB, PDF
  • Getting Kids Excited about Science, One Saturday at a Time

    Science Saturdays (www.sciencesaturdays.org), is a fun science show for children of all ages to inspire engineering by engaging its audiences with the 3Ds - donuts, demonstrations and dynamic lectures.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Getting Kids Excited about Science, One Saturday at a Time 309KB, PDF
  • Factors that Influence Faculty Adoption of Innovative Educational Tools

    Our goal is to develop instructional tools that incorporate many of the advances in engineering education such as (1) active learning breaks, (2) everyday examples, (3) global case studies, (4) visualization activities, and (5) increased faculty-student and student-student interactions and subsequently evaluate their effectiveness for both students and faculty.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Factors that Influence Faculty Adoption of Innovative Educational Tools 3MB, PDF
  • Engineering students learn and apply the triple bottom line through a multi-faceted educational experience: Design for the Environment Course

    A Design for the Environment (DfE) course was developed as a dynamic mix of nontraditional lectures and hands-on DfE laboratory experiments that are infused with real-world interactions. DfE is a set of design practices aimed at creating eco-efficient products and processes.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Engineering students learn and apply the triple bottom line through a multi-faceted educational experience: Design for the Environment Course 944KB, PDF
  • Energy Harvesting Active Networked Tags (EnHANTs) - Project Based Learning

    We focus on project-based learning within the framework of the 5-PI Energy Harvesting Active Networked Tags (EnHANTs) project.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Energy Harvesting Active Networked Tags (EnHANTs) - Project Based Learning 352KB, PDF
  • DREAM: Mentoring and Education Research Experiences for Undergraduate Engineering Students

    DREAM is a project-based learning innovation that strives to increase the number of underrepresented and underserved students earning engineering degrees undergraduate engineering students serve as volunteer mentors to underrepresented high school mentees.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    DREAM: Mentoring and Education Research Experiences for Undergraduate Engineering Students 2MB, PDF
  • Discipline-based Modules to Promote Interdisciplinary Design Teams

    Targeting the area of pervasive computing products, our objective is to prepare students to work with other disciplines in "leading edge engineering knowledge and skills." We are developing theoretically grounded pedagogical tools for teaching engineering students to work in interdisciplinary teams on open-ended design projects.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Discipline-based Modules to Promote Interdisciplinary Design Teams 550KB, PDF
  • Development of Hands-on Modules for Cellular Bioengineering

    Utilized a problem-based learning approach to develop four hands-on modules to be used in the Cellular Bioengineering class.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Development of Hands-on Modules for Cellular Bioengineering 148KB, PDF
  • Designing Online Environments to Support Studio-Based Learning in Computing Education

    In order to improve student retention and preparation for professional careers, we have been exploring the potential for the studio-based learning (SBL) model - the centerpiece of architecture education for over a century - to transform computing education.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Designing Online Environments to Support Studio-Based Learning in Computing Education 860KB, PDF
  • Design Based Learning and the Freshman Year Experience

    EE 109 uses design-based learning, a variation on project-based learning that focuses on the design process. This course provides framework for the engineering, science and mathematics content the students will learn throughout their academic careers.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Design Based Learning and the Freshman Year Experience 2MB, PDF
  • Coupling Clickers with Computers

    Combining the use of student response systems (i.e., clickers) with in-class use of computer- based programming assignments/examples for purposes of enhancing active learning in the classroom.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Coupling Clickers with Computers 329KB, PDF
  • Cost-Effective Integration of Digital Classroom Technology into Engineering Courses

    The objective of the innovation is the cost-effective integration of USB-tablets and SmartBoard digital classroom technology to make students' classroom experience more efficacious.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Cost-Effective Integration of Digital Classroom Technology into Engineering Courses 2MB, PDF
  • Computation, Complexity, and Emergence: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Engineering Education

    A new interdisciplinary Honors seminar on "Computation, Complexity, and Emergence." The course explores the nature and effects of complexity in natural and artificial systems, using these topics to teach students computational modeling skills and an understanding of the dynamic nature of complex systems in a range of real-world contexts.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Computation, Complexity, and Emergence: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Engineering Education 405KB, PDF
  • Community Based Engineering Education: An Evolution Toward Long-Term Partnerships

    This hydraulic design course provides students with the opportunity to partner with local organizations in working toward long-term solutions to community challenges.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Community Based Engineering Education: An Evolution Toward Long-Term Partnerships 439KB, PDF
  • Communication and Signal Processing using Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP)

    The Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) program at Purdue is an innovative project- based learning set-up for undergraduates. VIP couples undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty in a meaningful research partnership.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Communication and Signal Processing using Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) 689KB, PDF
  • Cellular Machineries: Unraveling The Complexity Of Biological Molecules And Their Controlled Manipulation In Synthetic Environment

    Drawing upon "Quality, Relevance and Impact" and highlighting student- centered pedagogies while providing practical examples of integration of research and engineering education, leveraging partnerships among different researches in the campus as well as between the campus and governmental agencies, my innovation creates a foundation for understanding how to increase student interest in bioengineering.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Cellular Machineries: Unraveling The Complexity Of Biological Molecules And Their Controlled Manipulation In Synthetic Environment 348KB, PDF
  • Building Microskills for Effective Engineering Communication

    The objective is to develop communication skills for engineers. This includes general oral and interpersonal communications, as well as providing for effective teamwork, and ultimately professional engineering proficiency.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Building Microskills for Effective Engineering Communication 553KB, PDF
  • Bridging the gap between multidisciplinary knowledge and engineering education through project-based learning: case of Neuromorphic Engineering

    We have been applying project-based methodologies in a summer workshop setting; and are exploring ways to bring the successes of the workshop experience into the classroom.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Bridging the gap between multidisciplinary knowledge and engineering education through project-based learning: case of Neuromorphic Engineering 366KB, PDF
  • Body Engineering Los Angeles

    Body Engineering Los Angeles is a new program at the University of Southern California (USC) that aims to involve and prepare our best PhD students to become science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) leaders of tomorrow through a fellowship that incorporated extensive training and K-12 classroom experience.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Body Engineering Los Angeles 762KB, PDF
  • Biomedical materials: a Problem Based learning approach

    A biomedical materials course is taught through problem-based learning. This technique actively engages students in the learning process and teaches them professional skills in addition to technical knowledge. Students learn problem solving, communication and teamwork skills.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Biomedical materials: a Problem Based learning approach 257KB, PDF
  • Integrated Field Experimentation for Project-based Learning in Robotic Systems

    The proposed program is to design a fun yet challenging project called Aerial Battle Bots, where teams can design, compete, and innovate technologies required to have large swarms of aerial robots challenge each other in an aerial version of the "capture the flag" game.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Integrated Field Experimentation for Project-based Learning in Robotic Systems 1MB, PDF
  • Jigsaws & Competitions

    Jigsaw is a collaborative learning activity where students learn a topic of interest by splitting the task. Competition allows students to engineer solutions towards building a predictive model for exercises in drug activity prediction, protein sequence classification.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Jigsaws & Competitions 1MB, PDF
  • Just-in-time teaching and concept tests in engineering courses

    We are developing materials for the just-in- time teaching of engineering based on a conceptual framework. The hallmark of this approach is that students are required to complete online quizzes on the reading prior to each class.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Just-in-time teaching and concept tests in engineering courses 325KB, PDF
  • Learn while Tested: An Approach to Integrate Self-Directed Learning and Examination

    My innovation addresses the pedagogical area of “active and self-directed learning' that aims at improving the students' self-directed learning by providing them the opportunity of taking multiple versions of an exam on a specific topic until they improve both their knowledge and grades.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Learn while Tested: An Approach to Integrate Self-Directed Learning and Examination 448KB, PDF
  • LiveScribe PenCasting and Integration with Facebook

    The objectives of the effort were to: disseminate sophomore level chemical engineering Thermodynamics materials via internet media and provide audio and visual materials that can be revisited anytime, anywhere, and at any pace.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    LiveScribe PenCasting and Integration with Facebook 152KB, PDF
  • Merging Engineering and Developmental Biology in Graduate Biomedical Education

    I have developed a novel graduate-level biomedical engineering course, "Natural Engineering" at Cornell University (BME6510) that seeks to discover and integrate new engineering paradigms contained in developmental biology.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Merging Engineering and Developmental Biology in Graduate Biomedical Education 626KB, PDF
  • Motivating Engineering Students to Learn

    The goals of my efforts are to learn, develop, and implement motivational techniques that engage and inspire students so they will work to improve their engineering skill sets.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Motivating Engineering Students to Learn 146KB, PDF
  • Multidisciplinary Framework for Energy Education at MIT

    MIT's Energy Studies Minor is a bold experiment in multidisciplinary undergraduate study, fostering fluency across the distinct core domains of energy science, social science of energy, and energy technology and engineering.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Multidisciplinary Framework for Energy Education at MIT 8MB, PDF
  • Multidisciplinary High-Impact Research for BS and MS Students

    The objective of this project, which falls into the category of "Project-based learning: outside the classroom and/or in workshops", is to engage a significant number of undergraduate and master's students in high-impact research activities.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Multidisciplinary High-Impact Research for BS and MS Students 213KB, PDF
  • Playing Cupid in Capstone Design: Effective technology for assisting team formation

    "TeamBuilder" modified dating software helps reduce intra‐team conflict in Georgia Tech’s Industrial and Systems Engineering capstone design.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Playing Cupid in Capstone Design: Effective technology for assisting team formation 165KB, PDF
  • Preparing Global Engineers: Creating, Testing, and Diffusing Innovative Curriculum and Ideas

    I believe that it is essential to integrate global components in engineering curricula as not everyone can afford study abroad experiences due to both monetary and time constraints. Through field studies and partnerships I am developing a deep understanding of global engineering work and then translating this knowledge into engineering curricula.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Preparing Global Engineers: Creating, Testing, and Diffusing Innovative Curriculum and Ideas 1MB, PDF
  • Professional Practice Simulations for First-year Engineers

    How can we teach first-year students to think like professional engineers? And increase diversity? While using active and self-directed learning inside the classroom?

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Professional Practice Simulations for First-year Engineers 104KB, PDF
  • Scaffolding Student Success - Application to Fluid Mechanics

    We have applied the Scaffolding and fading approach to Fluid Mechanics with the goal of enhancing student learning of difficult concepts and improving their problem solving ability in an efficient manner for fairly large classes.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Scaffolding Student Success - Application to Fluid Mechanics 2MB, PDF
  • Self-Directed Learning to Empower a More Creative and Diverse Engineering Workforce

    My approach is to employ open-ended problems as topics for semester-long group projects in a diverse set of engineering courses. These projects serve as a thematic framework for self-directed learning.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Self-Directed Learning to Empower a More Creative and Diverse Engineering Workforce 352KB, PDF
  • SPIMbot

    An Engaging, problem-based Approach to Teaching Assembly Language Programming.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    SPIMbot 1MB, PDF
  • Sustainable Development as a Holistic Transdiscipline to Improve Learning in the Affective Domain

    To address the urgent need to dramatically improve how engineers learn ABET professional skills, this innovation employs: (a) problem based service learning; (b) study abroad; (c) a flipped classroom; and (d) asynchronous online mastery learning targeting the affective as well as the cognitive and psychomotor domains.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Sustainable Development as a Holistic Transdiscipline to Improve Learning in the Affective Domain 469KB, PDF
  • Teaching Team - Based Design in a Distributed Education Environment

    Increasingly, working engineers conduct design as members of geographically-distributed teams. Engineering students in residential programs of study need to use distributed communication solutions as part of their studies.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Teaching Team - Based Design in a Distributed Education Environment 413KB, PDF
  • Teaching Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering Electives

    A model for incorporating an entrepreneurship project has been developed in a upper-division and graduate-level engineering electives at Carnegie Mellon University.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Teaching Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering Electives 258KB, PDF
  • Text Messaging as a Tool for Enhancing Student-Instructor Interactions

    Maximizing student learning is first about engaging students. We investigated whether allowing students to use text messaging for course communication would enhance student instructor communication and concomitantly student engagement.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Text Messaging as a Tool for Enhancing Student-Instructor Interactions 189KB, PDF
  • The Electric Bungee: An Efficiency Challenge with Visible Results

    The electric bungee is a project-based learning challenge in which students compete to achieve the highest energy efficiency in a public demonstration. Students work to improve both component and system performance.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    The Electric Bungee: An Efficiency Challenge with Visible Results 66KB, PDF
  • The Rice r-one Mobile Robot

    An Advanced, Low-Cost Robot for Research, Teaching, and Outreach

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    The Rice r-one Mobile Robot 263KB, PDF
  • Thermodynamics for Next Generation Engineers

    This effort seeks to redesign FTC such that it centers on concepts of exergy (available energy) so that future engineers can seamlessly couple energy and entropy in designing tomorrow's state-of-the-art energy technologies.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Thermodynamics for Next Generation Engineers 154KB, PDF
  • Transitioning from Active to Self Directed Learning

    The objective of this engineering education study is to determine if transitioning students from active to self-directed learning in a senior level class will help students take ownership for their learning as they prepare to enter industry (or continued education) where they need the critical lifelong learning skills.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Transitioning from Active to Self Directed Learning 395KB, PDF
  • Undergraduate Research Experiences as a Critical Thinking and Educational Tool

    The objective of the proposed engineering education innovation is to develop methods to enhance learning of fundamental STEM concepts relevant to undergraduate researchers' fields of study and increase critical thinking capabilities through undergraduate research experiences.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Undergraduate Research Experiences as a Critical Thinking and Educational Tool 440KB, PDF
  • Using

    eDrops are intended to provide scaffolding for the students and support their development in a structured, guided environment as they read real abstracts/papers. By placing embedded "notes"or "questions" in electronic versions of the abstracts/articles that the students "uncover" as they read, we can help them to more quickly develop critical thinking skills.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Using "eDrops"  to Guide Students as They Engage the Primary Literature 187KB, PDF
  • Utilizing student-derived analogies to promote active learning of abstract engineering concepts

    The education innovation I have been investigating involves students generating appropriate analogies as a means for improving their understanding of abstract materials science engineering concepts.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Utilizing student-derived analogies to promote active learning of abstract engineering concepts 279KB, PDF
  • Virtual Reality Games Promoting Metacognitive and Systematic Problem Solving Skills

    As radical and transformative technological revolution significantly changes the way of science and engineering practice, bringing these changes into engineering classroom becomes a need.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    Virtual Reality Games Promoting Metacognitive and Systematic Problem Solving Skills 590KB, PDF
  • WiiLab: Introducing Computational Thinking Through 3-D Interaction and the Nintendo Wiimote

    Computing power has become increasingly pervasive in modern society. A primary obstacle to harnessing such power is understanding the interface to the computing system itself, namely how to interact and design computational solutions.

    Resource Added: May 27, 2013

    WiiLab: Introducing Computational Thinking Through 3-D Interaction and the Nintendo Wiimote 472KB, PDF
  • A Top-Down Education Approach In Robotics and Mechatronics Courses

    Experiments, labs, and projects can be used to motivate technical discussions and concepts. Utilizing this top-down education style provides perspective and motivation to students, and attracts students to the field.

    Resource Added: May 24, 2013

    A Top-Down Education Approach In Robotics and Mechatronics Courses 990KB, PDF
  • A Supplementary Workbook to Formalize Information Organization in Chemical Engineering

    The main goal of this course is to teach Introduction to Chemical Engineering (CHE 317) to the freshmen/sophomores about energy and mass balances to understand various chemical processes.

    Resource Added: May 24, 2013

    A Supplementary Workbook to Formalize Information Organization in Chemical Engineering 177KB, PDF
  • A New Animal Locomotion Course Series

    These courses are aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate engineering students, but are also designed to so that science students can engage as well, promoting interdisciplinary interaction.

    Resource Added: May 23, 2013

    A New Animal Locomotion Course Series 843KB, PDF
  • A learner-centered teaching scheme: Research-Present-Propose-Develop

    A learner-centered teaching scheme, research-presentation-proposal - development (RPPD), is designed and implemented to foster project-based learning, and active and self-directed learning.

    Resource Added: May 23, 2013

    A learner-centered teaching scheme: Research-Present-Propose-Develop 84KB, PDF
  • A Course on Bionanotechnology: Introducing Engineers to Biophysical and Biomimetic Principles

    The focus is on physical principles and on showing "how biology does nanotechnology" i.e., what principles are inherent in the design of biological sub-cellular structures.

    Resource Added: May 23, 2013

    A Course on Bionanotechnology: Introducing Engineers to Biophysical and Biomimetic Principles 1MB, PDF
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