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Introducing American Students to Designing Microprocessor Systems in a Multicultural Setting

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Conference

2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Global Engineering Education: Cross-cultural Awareness and Social Impacts

Tagged Division

International

Page Count

7

Page Numbers

22.956.1 - 22.956.7

DOI

10.18260/1-2--18163

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https://peer.asee.org/18163

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136

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Iskandar A. Hack Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne

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Iskandar Hack is currently an Associate Professor at Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne (IPFW). He received his M.S.E. at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Indiana. He has taught at IPFW since 1984. He has taught in Malaysia for about two years, as well as workshops in Abu Dhabi and Accra, Ghana. His interests are embedded microprocessor systems, field programmable gate arrays, and digital circuits.

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Gary D. Steffen Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne

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Azrul Hisyam Abdul Rahman Universiti Kuala Lumpur, British Malaysian Institute

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Azrul Hisyam Abdul Rahman is currently a Senior Lecturer at Universiti Kuala Lumpur, British Malaysian Institute (UniKL BMI). He is also the Chairperson/Coordinator for Co-Curriculum Unit of the university and also heading the campus Corporate Communication Division. He received his M.A. in Language, Media and Communication from Universiti Putra Malaysia and attended M.A. in Professional Development in Language Education at Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. He has taught at UniKL BMI since 1999. His interests are Semiotics, TESL, Media, and Communication.

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Abstract

Introducing American Students to Designing Microprocessor Systems in a Multicultural SettingIn comparison to students from other countries, American students are lacking in global skills andknowledge that would be greatly enhanced with the student having an international experience. Thispaper discusses one experience of teaching an advanced microprocessor course with a small group ofstudents overseas. The course was project based, and each design team was integrated with twoAmerican students and two students from the host country, Malaysia. In addition the students wererequired share an apartment with their Malaysian lab partners. The result of these complete submersionin the local culture. The course was held over the summer and the pilot course was attended by fourstudents from each Indiana-Purdue, Fort Wayne and University of Kuala Lumpur. The students were inthe host country for four weeks, and classes were six hours per day Monday – Thursday. Friday,Saturday and Sunday were set aside for cultural experiences in the host country.

Hack, I. A., & Steffen, G. D., & Abdul Rahman, A. H. (2011, June), Introducing American Students to Designing Microprocessor Systems in a Multicultural Setting Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18163

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