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Code + Chords: Engaging with Coding, Music, Art, and Technology (Resource Exchange)

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2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual On line

Publication Date

June 22, 2020

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June 22, 2020

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June 26, 2021

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Pre-college Engineering Education Division Technical Session 14

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Pre-College Engineering Education

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3

DOI

10.18260/1-2--34295

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https://peer.asee.org/34295

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Alyssa Marie Eggersgluss Playful Learning Lab

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Alyssa Eggersgluss is a K-12 Vocal Music Education Major from the University of St. Thomas. Passionate about interdisciplinary learning, she works as a part of Dr. AnnMarie Thomas' Playful Learning Lab to create educational opportunities for students. She is currently focused on exploring different ways to engage students with sound.

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AnnMarie Thomas University of St. Thomas

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AnnMarie Thomas is a professor in the School of Engineering and the Opus Colluege of Business at the University of St. Thomas where she is the director of the UST Center for Engineering Education. Her research group, the Playful Learning Lab, focuses on engineering and design education for learners of all ages.

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Deborah Besser P.E. University of St. Thomas

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Dr. Besser, PE, ENV SP, holds a PhD in education and MS and BS in civil engineering. Currently, she is civil engineering chair and Center for Engineering Education director. Previous experience includes faculty positions in diverse universities where she has taught a variety of coursework including steel, timber, concrete and masonry design, construction, engineering economy, engineering graphics and engineering education. Prior to teaching, Dr. Besser, a licensed engineer, was a design engineer with HNTB-CA, where she worked on seismic retrofits and new design of high profile transportation structures.

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Jeff Jalkio University of St. Thomas

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Jeff Jalkio is currently a physics professor at the University of St. Thomas. Jeff worked for thirteen years in industry in the fields of optical sensor design and process control. In 1984, he co-founded CyberOptics Corporation, where he led engineering efforts as Vice President of Research. In 1997 he returned to academia, joining the engineering faculty of the University of St. Thomas and has taught courses in electronics, digital system design, mathematics, physics, circuit theory, electromagnetics, statistical process control, computing, mechatronics, control theory, metrology and design.

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Cullen Charles Kittams University of St. Thomas

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Grace Kubista

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Rachel Farah University of St. Thomas

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I am a computer engineering student at the University of Saint Thomas and am a researcher at the Playful Learning Lab. I am passionate about educating and promoting self efficacy with the youth across all socioeconomic levels.

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Abstract

Art can have a powerful impact on the value felt towards any given subject. That’s what makes coding in Code + Chords so special. Code + Chords is a multiple audio input software that takes in sound and shows a colorful changing display. Its interdisciplinary use of music, visual art, technology, and coding encourages students of all ages to explore the field of computer engineering. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced coder, this software can be used to investigate the artistic side of coding.

The materials presented in this exchange will be geared at third through fifth grade students. Resources include information about Code + Chords, a sample activity guide from a previously conducted Code + Chords workshop, and information about Code + Chord's online website and educational videos. The sample activity is best suited for use in a formal classroom or workshop.

Eggersgluss, A. M., & Thomas, A., & Besser, D., & Jalkio, J., & Kittams, C. C., & Kubista, G., & Farah, R. (2020, June), Code + Chords: Engaging with Coding, Music, Art, and Technology (Resource Exchange) Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34295

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