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Balancing Rigor And Rapport In The Engineering Classroom: Where Should The Line Be Drawn By New Engineering Educators?

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2003 Annual Conference


Nashville, Tennessee

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June 22, 2003

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June 22, 2003

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June 25, 2003



Conference Session

Tricks of the Trade Inside the Classroom

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8.262.1 - 8.262.14



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Robert Engelken

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Transactions on Education, 40, 259 (1997).

10. R. Engelken and H. McCloud, “Effective Management, Utilization, and Motivation of Undergraduate Research and Laboratory Assistants in Baccalaureate Engineering and Science Programs,” 1985 IEEE/ASEE Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, 390 (1985).

11. R. Engelken, “Integrating Undergraduate Instruction and Research: Thin Film Material Studies at Arkansas State University”, 1992 IEEE/ASEE Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, 534 (1992).

12. R. Engelken, “The Mini-Invention/Design Project: A Means to Foster Undergraduate Creativity, Intuition, and Communication Skills”, 1987 IEEE/ASEE Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, 143 (1987).

13. R. Engelken, “The Role and Scope of Engineering Consulting in a Balanced and Integrated Career and Personal/Family Life of a New Engineering Educator,” 2000 Annual ASEE Conference-St. Louis, MO, Conference Proceedings (on CD), Session 2793 (2000).

14. Matthew 7:12, The Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV).

ROBERT ENGELKEN Dr. Robert D. Engelken was born on November 14, 1955 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He graduated from Walnut Ridge, Arkansas High School in 1974, obtained the B.S.-Physics from Arkansas State University in 1978, and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D.-E.E. from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1980 and 1983, respectively. He has been on the engineering faculty at Arkansas State University since 1982, is currently Director of Electrical, Computer, and Information Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering, and a Professional Engineer in the state of Arkansas. He is also a charter faculty member in ASU’s relatively new multidisciplinary Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences program. He has been very active in research and development in the field of semiconductor thin films, particularly in the fields of electrodeposition and chemical precipitation deposition of such, with a major emphasis on undergraduate instruction and utilization of undergraduate research assistants in the field. He has had numerous research projects sponsored by agencies such as NASA, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority. He also has played an active, senior role in the development of the electrical engineering program at ASU and has been active in the field of engineering education, including several presentations and papers at ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education and ASEE annual conferences. He has been active in ASEE, IEEE (including serving as Faculty Counselor to the ASU IEEE Student Branch), the Electrochemical Society, and the Arkansas Academy of Science. He is married and has two sons.

Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2003, American Society for Engineering Education

Engelken, R. (2003, June), Balancing Rigor And Rapport In The Engineering Classroom: Where Should The Line Be Drawn By New Engineering Educators? Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. 10.18260/1-2--11570

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