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Matched Assessment Data Set for Experiment-Centric Pedagogy Implementation in 13 HBCU ECE Programs

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Columbus, Ohio

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June 24, 2017

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June 24, 2017

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June 28, 2017

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Electrical and Computer Division Technical Session 1

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Electrical and Computer

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Diversity

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17

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Kenneth A. Connor Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Kenneth Connor is a professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering (ECSE) where he teaches courses on electromagnetics, electronics and instrumentation, plasma physics, electric power, and general engineering. His research involves plasma physics, electromagnetics, photonics, biomedical sensors, engineering education, diversity in the engineering workforce, and technology enhanced learning. He learned problem solving from his father (ran a gray iron foundry), his mother (a nurse) and grandparents (dairy farmers). He has had the great good fortune to always work with amazing people, most recently professors teaching circuits and electronics from 13 HBCU ECE programs and the faculty, staff and students of the SMART LIGHTING ERC, where he is Education Director. He was ECSE Department Head from 2001 to 2008 and served on the board of the ECE Department Heads Association from 2003 to 2008.

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John C. Kelly Jr. North Carolina A&T State University

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Dr. John C. Kelly, Jr. is chair and associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware. Dr. Kelly’s research interests include hardware security in cyber-physical systems and embedded systems security. He also contributes to research on engineering education, enhanced retention of underrepresented minorities in engineering, and hands-on learning techniques.

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Mohamed F. Chouikha Howard University

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Dr. Mohamed Chouikha is a professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Howard University. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado–Boulder. Dr. Chouikha’s research interests include machine learning, intelligent control, and multimedia signal processing communications for secure networks, among other areas. He also focuses on enhancing recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities in the STEM areas in general, engineering in particular.

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Yacob Astatke Morgan State University

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Dr. Yacob Astatke completed both his Doctor of Engineering and B.S.E.E. degrees from Morgan State University (MSU) and his M.S.E.E. from Johns Hopkins University. He has been a full time faculty member in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at MSU since August 1994 and currently serves as the Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the School of Engineering. Dr. Astatke is the winner of the 2013 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) “National Outstanding Teaching Award," and the 2012 ASEE Mid-Atlantic Region "Distinguished Teacher" Award. He teaches courses in both analog and digital electronic circuit design and instrumentation, with a focus on wireless communication. He has more than 15 years experience in the development and delivery of synchronous and asynchronous web-based course supplements for electrical engineering courses. Dr. Astatke played a leading role in the development and implementation of the first completely online undergraduate ECE program in the State of Maryland. He has published over 50 papers and presented his research work at regional, national and international conferences. He also runs several exciting summer camps geared towards middle school, high school, and community college students to expose and increase their interest in pursuing Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Dr. Astatke travels to Ethiopia every summer to provide training and guest lectures related to the use of the mobile laboratory technology and pedagogy to enhance the ECE curriculum at five different universities.

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Petru Andrei Florida A&M University/Florida State University

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Dr. Petru Andrei is Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Florida A&M University and Florida State University (FAMU-FSU) College of Engineering. He is the FSU campus education director for the NSF-ERC Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management Systems Center (FREEDM) and has much experience in recruiting and advising graduate, undergraduate, REU, and K-12 students, as well as in working with RET teachers. Dr. Andrei has published over 100 articles in computational electronics, electromagnetics, energy storage devices, and large scale optimization systems.

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Mandoye Ndoye Tuskegee University

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Abdelnasser A. Eldek Jackson State University

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Dr. Abdelnasser A. Eldek obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2004 from the University of Mississippi. Currently, he is Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Jackson State University. His main research areas include Applied Electromagnetics, Antennas, Phased Arrays, RF/Microwave Circuits, Metamaterial, Numerical Methods, and Engineering Education.

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John Okyere Attia P.E. Prairie View A&M University

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Dr. John Okyere Attia is Professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering at Prairie View A&M University. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Electrical and Computer Engineering in the field of Electronics, Circuit Analysis, Instrumentation Systems, and VLSI Design. Dr. Attia earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Houston, an M.S. from University of Toronto and B.S. from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. Dr. Attia has over 75 publications including four engineering books. His research interests include innovative electronic circuit designs for radiation environment, radiation testing, and power electronics. Dr. Attia is the author of the CRC book, Electronics and Circuits Analysis Using MATLAB, 2nd Edition He has twice received outstanding Teaching Awards. In addition, he is a member of the following honor societies: Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Kappa Alpha Kappa and Eta Kappa Nu. Dr. Attia is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

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Dianna Newman University at Albany-SUNY

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Dr. Dianna Newman is a research professor in the Evaluation Consortium at the University at Albany/SUNY. Her major areas of study are program evaluation with an emphasis in STEM related programs. She has numerous chapters, articles, and papers on technology-supported teaching and learning as well as systems-change stages pertaining to technology adoption.

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Kathy Ann Gullie PhD University at Albany-SUNY

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Dr. Kathy Gullie has extensive experience as a Senior Evaluator and Research Associate through the Evaluation Consortium at the University at Albany/SUNY. She is currently the principal investigator in several educational grants including an NSF engineering grant supporting Historically Black University and Colleges; "Building Learning Communities to Improve Student Achievement: Albany City School District” , and “Educational Leadership Program Enhancement Project at Syracuse University” Teacher Leadership Quality Program. She is also the PI on both “Syracuse City School District Title II B Mathematics and Science Partnership: Science Project and Mathematics MSP Grant initiatives.

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Ali Reza Osareh North Carlina A&T State University

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Ali Osareh received his PhD from Virginia tech in 1994. He has worked in the industry including wireless design before joining the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in 2000. He is specializing in Energy and Power Systems, Industrial Automation and Control system. As part of HBCU-ECP project he teaches EE and non-EE students how to utilize the board for in class experiments and other design projects. He is also currently doing a collaborative research with a local industry in smart grid. Dr. Osareh can be reached at osareh@ncat.edu

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Lisa D. Hobson Prairie View A&M University

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Dr. Lisa Hobson is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at Prairie View A&M University and has served in the professorate since 1999. She holds a Ph. D. in Educational Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a minor in Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Hobson has written and received grants on the k-12 and university levels related to the areas of teacher recruitment and retention, language arts, mathematics, science, and technology. Her research areas include: leadership and organizational development, teacher leadership, mentoring, student retention, and student engagement.

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Abstract

This paper continues the investigation of findings from a multi-year project that is initiating technology supported experimental centric approaches to learning in electrical and computer engineering courses at 13 Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The personal instrumentation tool supporting experimental student-centered learning at these institutions was an Analog Discovery Board (ADB). The content or setting of use reflect introductory, circuits, and supporting electrical and computer engineering courses. The students consisted of undergraduates enrolled in engineering courses; the unique audience represents students enrolled in HBCU colleges. In this paper, the authors present validated modules which integrate the ADB into experimental teaching and learning settings. Data were collected for two semesters (Academic Year ’15-16) with a cadre of instructors experienced in the use of both the ADB and experimental approaches. Variables of interest in the longitudinal study included effect on pre-requisites of learning (attitude, motivation, interest in learning engineering), immediate affective outcomes of learning (impact on recall, use for in-course problem solving, and module specific knowledge), and potential impact on long-term outcomes (transfer of skills to new content, new settings, and retention of problem solving skills. In addition, a series of selected ABET indicators were tracked, via self-report, pre to post. The authors will begin with an overview of learning theories that support experiential learning, followed by brief overviews of selected validated instructional modules that utilize experiential learning in engineering classes (modules will range from introductory to senior project use). Evidence based outcomes related to student use will then be presented that will document the impact on the selected student outcomes. The findings also discuss facilitators and barriers to implementation and potential needs for sustainability.

Connor, K. A., & Kelly, J. C., & Chouikha, M. F., & Astatke, Y., & Andrei, P., & Ndoye, M., & Eldek, A. A., & Attia, J. O., & Newman, D., & Gullie, K. A., & Osareh, A. R., & Hobson, L. D. (2017, June), Matched Assessment Data Set for Experiment-Centric Pedagogy Implementation in 13 HBCU ECE Programs Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/28652

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