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Cross-institutional Collaboration on Hybrid Engineering Courses among Institutions in New Mexico

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2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Atlanta, Georgia

Publication Date

June 23, 2013

Start Date

June 23, 2013

End Date

June 26, 2013

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

New Trends in ECE Education II

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Electrical and Computer

Page Count

18

Page Numbers

23.354.1 - 23.354.18

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https://peer.asee.org/19368

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30

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Jorge Crichigno Northern New Mexico College

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Dr. Jorge Crichigno received a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Catholic University of Asuncion, Paraguay, in 2004, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Engineering from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, in 2008 and 2009 respectively. In 2007, he was visiting the School of Electronic, Information and Electrical Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University as a research assistant. Dr. Crichigno is currently an Associate Professor in the Engineering Department at Northern New Mexico College, Espanola, NM. His research interests include wireless and optical networks, graph theory, mathematical optimization, network security and undergraduate STEM education. He has served as reviewer and TPC member of journals and conferences such as IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and IEEE Globecom, and as panelist for NSF STEM undergraduate education initiatives. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society.

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Gregory L Heileman University of New Mexico

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Gregory L. Heileman received the BA degree from Wake Forest University in 1982, the MS degree in Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1986, and the PhD degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida in 1989. In 1990 he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, where he is currently a Professor. Since 2011 he has served as the Associate Provost for Curriculum at the University of New Mexico. During 1998 he held a research fellowship at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and in 2005 he held a similar position at the Universidad Politénica de Madrid. His research interests are in information security, the theory of computing and information, machine learning, and data structures and algorithmic analysis. He is the author of the text Data Structures, Algorithms and Object-Oriented Programming, published by McGraw-Hill in 1996.

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Ivan Lopez Hurtado Northern New Mexico College

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IVAN LOPEZ HURTADO received his B.S. degree in Industrial Physics Engineering from Tec de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico, 1995. M.S. degree in Automation from Tec de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico, 1998 and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA in 2008. He is currently the Chair of the Department of Engineering at Northern New Mexico College.

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Alfredo J. Perez Northern New Mexico College

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Alfredo J. Perez received his M.S. degree in Computer Science and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of South Florida, in 2009 and 2011 respectively. Since 2011, he has been with Northern New Mexico College, Espanola (NM), where he is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering. Prior to coming to USA to pursue graduate studies, he obtained a B.S degree in Systems Engineering from Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla Colombia (2006). His research interests are in the area of Ubiquitous Systems, Mobile Computing, Data mining, Distributed Systems and STEM education. He has coauthored several journal and conference papers as well as the book "Location Aware Information Systems - Developing Real-time Tracking Systems", published by CRC Press. Dr. Perez is Co-PI of the NSF NOYCE program at NNMC and he is PI for the Google CS4HS 2012/2013 site at NNMC.

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Ramiro Jordan P.E. University of New Mexico

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Ramiro Jordan is a faculty member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of New Mexico. He is currently the Associate Chair of the Undergraduate Program, and Associate Dean of Engineering for International Programs. He obtained his PhD from Kansas State University in the area of Spectral Estimation. He holds a faculty position at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, and has served as visiting and resident professor at universities in Brazil, and many other countries in Ibero-America. He is the Executive Vice President and Founder in 1990 of the Ibero-American Science and Technology Education Consortium (ISTEC), a successful non-profit organization with the mission to accelerate STEM education, R&D and entrepreneurship in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. He serves on the Board of Directors of several industrial and professional organizations. He served as Vice President for the Americas Region and Executive Committee in the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies. He is on the Board of the Engineering for the Americas Initiative, an initiative hosted by the Organization of American States involving all Heads of State in the Americas Region. He has been involved in the creation and enhancement of several international Technology Parks and has fostered entrepreneurial activities worldwide. He serves on the editorial board of Computers and Software Engineering, is editor of Journal of Computer Science and Technology, and is editor and advisor to The Ibero American Journal on Technology in Education and Education in Technology. He has received many national and international Honors and Awards including two Silver Quilt Awards, Motorola; International Excellence Award, University of New Mexico; Growing with Technology Award, Cisco Systems; Professional Progress Award, Kansas State University; Award for Contributions in Higher Education and Science and Technology, Organization of American States; Achievement Award for Innovations and Accomplishments in Multilingual IT Infrastructure in Engineering Education, iNEER-ICEE; and Award for Meritorious Work in Engineering and Computer Education, International Conference on Engineering and Computer Education. He is bestowed with the Order of Rio Branco, in the rank of Officer, by the Brazilian Government.

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Timothy L Schroeder

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José Marcio Luna Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico

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José Marcio Luna received his B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering from the Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Cáldas in 2004. He received a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of New Mexico in 2009 where he currently is a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering with a Ph.D. Minor in Applied Mathematics. His been actively participating in the design of methods for cross-institutional educational collaborations between higher education institutions in the State of New Mexico.

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Cross-institutional Collaboration on Hybrid Engineering Courses among Institutions in New MexicoThis paper presents a two-year pilot project involving cross-institutional collaborations amongthe University of New Mexico (UNM), Northern New Mexico College (NNMC), and CentralNew Mexico Community College (CNM). The primary objective of this project is to leveragethe limited resources available in New Mexico (NM) to provide quality STEM undergraduateeducation to a larger student population. The immediate goal is to develop a pedagogy thatallows for demonstrable and repeatable success in this environment using a few targeted courses,with the longer-term goal of expanding the results of this research across all higher educationinstitutions in NM, and to any STEM-related discipline. The project focuses on the creation ofon-line instructional materials and pedagogy related to existing lower-division courses incomputing disciplines including Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and InformationEngineering. Historically, these computer disciplines have mostly been taught independentlyfrom each other, at different departments and institutions. The fact that they all have overlap incontent results in duplicated offerings. Moreover, this duplication of offerings can be seen at alarger scale through the whole state of NM, where curriculums at distant schools in the samestate share significant knowledge units such as computer programming, logic design, etc. Thisproject consolidates course offerings across the state of New Mexico in computing disciplines.The project includes instructional on-line lecture materials, support structures, and a virtual labmodel that ensure same or better quality of learning than face-to-face offerings. Encouragingpreliminary results of shared courses in Computer Programming Fundamentals, Computer LogicDesign, and Circuit Analysis are included.

Crichigno, J., & Heileman, G. L., & Lopez Hurtado, I., & Perez, A. J., & Jordan, R., & Schroeder, T. L., & Luna, J. M. (2013, June), Cross-institutional Collaboration on Hybrid Engineering Courses among Institutions in New Mexico Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/19368

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