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Board 80 : Work in Progress: Do It Early and Do It Often – Engineering Math for First-Term EE Students

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

Electrical and Computer Division Poster Session

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Electrical and Computer

Page Count

7

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https://peer.asee.org/30112

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25

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Jay Wierer Milwaukee School of Engineering

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Jay Wierer is an associate professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at Milwaukee School of Engineering. He has served as an officer in the New Engineering Educators division of ASEE. He also serves as the ASEE Campus Representative for MSOE. He regularly teaches courses in signal processing, communications, controls, and electric circuits.

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Jennifer L Bonniwell Milwaukee School of Engineering Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-6736-5758

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Dr. Jennifer L. Bonniwell joined the Milwaukee School of Engineering faculty as an assistant professor in 2016. She earned her BS in Electrical Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and her MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University. Her research interests include Kalman filtering, estimation, and undergraduate engineering education.

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Sheila Ross Milwaukee School of Engineering

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Dr. Ross is Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. She received her B.S. degree summa cum laude from Marquette University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her interests include first year programs, diversity in STEM, and universal design for accessibility.

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Richard W. Kelnhofer Milwaukee School of Engineering

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Dr. Kelnhofer is the Program Director of Electrical Engineering and an Associate Professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). Formerly, he held engineering and managerial positions in the telecommunications industry. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University in 1997. Dr. Kelnhofer teaches courses in circuits, communication systems, signal processing, and information and coding theory.

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Abstract

This paper analyzes a first-year introduction to electrical engineering course at (REDACTED). The purpose of the course is three-fold: to introduce new students to the major through a number of engaging laboratory exercises, to introduce new students to other students in their cohort and to electrical engineering faculty at the university, and to reinforce high-school-level mathematics in the context of engineering problems.

This work-in-progress paper will analyze the effectiveness and impact in subsequent courses caused by implementing engineering mathematics into this introductory electrical engineering course. The study will consist of a grade comparison between students who took the introductory course in the three years before the inclusion of engineering math content and those who took the introductory course in the two years after the addition of engineering math content.

Wierer, J., & Bonniwell, J. L., & Ross, S., & Kelnhofer, R. W. (2018, June), Board 80 : Work in Progress: Do It Early and Do It Often – Engineering Math for First-Term EE Students Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30112

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