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The On-going Status of The 3+1 Dual Degree Program in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering between Northern Arizona University and Chongqing University of Post and Telecommunication

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2019 Pacific Southwest Section Meeting

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California State University, Los Angeles , California

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April 4, 2019

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April 4, 2019

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April 6, 2019

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PSW Section Meeting Papers - Disregard start and end time - for online paper access only

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14

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Xi Zhou Northern Arizona University

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Dr. Zhou is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems at Northern Arizona University and is primarily focused on the NAU/CQUPT dual degree program. He completed his Ph.D in Material Science and Engineering in 2014 at Norfolk State University in Virginia. Dr. Zhou’s research interests are in semiconductors and electronics. He also possesses several years of industry experience as a device engineer in a leading semiconductor company in Shanghai, China.

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Fang Lei Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications

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Fang Lei (1972-), female, from Jingtai,Gansu province, China, associate professor, School of Communication and Information Engineering, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, deputy director of Communication Technology and Network Lab Center, mainly teaching EDA and electronic system design.

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Delbert D Willie Northern Arizona University

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Delbert is an Assistant Professor at Northern Arizona University in the School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems. A part of his time is spent teaching in China as apart of the unique transfer program between NAU and Chongqing University Posts and Telecommunications referred to as NAU/CQUPT 3+1 Program. Research interests include precipitation analysis from ground based radar and International programs. He received his PhD in electrical engineering from Colorado State University in 2015.

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Andrew Chrysler Northern Arizona University

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Andrew M. Chrysler (M’13) is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. He supports a 3+1 dual degree program delivering electrical engineering courses in Chongqing, China. He received his B.S. in chemical and biological engineering in 2011 from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. He received his M.S. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2017 and his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering in 2018.

He has worked at IM Flash Technologies in Lehi, Utah as a Semiconductor Manufacturing Engineer and as a Co-Op at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He has also conducted research at Daegu University in Daegu, South Korea. His research interests include implantable antennas, millimeter wave antennas, and international engineering education.

Dr. Chrysler is an NSF EAPSI Korea Fellow (’15) and received the IEEE APS Doctoral research award (‘13).

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Liangbo Xie Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications

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Dr. Xie is an associate professor in the School of Communication and Information Engineering at Chongqing
University of Posts and Telecommunications. He is a co-Faculty in the NAU/CQUPT 3+1 Program. His
research interests are in ultra-low-power analog circuits, low-power SAR ADC, low-power digital circuits, anti-collision Algorithm for RFID and indoor-localization.

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Phillip A Mlsna Northern Arizona University

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Dr. Mlsna is a retired Associate Professor in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems at Northern Arizona University. He has served as Faculty Director of the NAU/CQUPT 3+1 Program. His research interests are mainly in the areas of image processing, computer vision, engineering education, and academic ethics. He has extensive experience as a computer hardware engineer at Hewlett-Packard.

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Jie Yang Northern Arizona University

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Dr. Yang is an assistant professor of practice in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems at Northern Arizona University. She serves a coordinating role in the NAU/CQUPT 3+1 Program. Her research interests are in wireless communications, signal processing, and engineering education.

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Abstract

It has been five years since the first cohort of Chinese students was accepted into the 3+1 dual-degree Bachelor’s program in Electrical Engineering (EE) and Computer Engineering (CE) in 2014. The program was started jointly by Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, USA and Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications (CQUPT) in the People’s Republic of China. According to the program blueprint, enrolled students spend their first three years in CQUPT, taking courses that are taught by both CQUPT and NAU faculties. In their fourth year, qualified students transfer to NAU campus in Flagstaff, Arizona. Successful students receive two Bachelor’s degrees: one from NAU in EE or CE and the other from CQUPT in Electronic Information Engineering. As of Spring 2018 30 students from the first cohort who went to NAU in their senior year have successfully graduated, and another 30 students from the second cohort are studying in NAU right now. In this paper, the current state of this joint program is presented, including the student performance in NAU, changes in program management, course setups and faculty assignment, summary of successes and challenges. In addition, the different teaching styles between CQUPT and NAU faculties are compared.

Zhou, X., & Lei, F., & Willie, D. D., & Chrysler, A., & Xie, L., & Mlsna, P. A., & Yang, J. (2019, April), The On-going Status of The 3+1 Dual Degree Program in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering between Northern Arizona University and Chongqing University of Post and Telecommunication Paper presented at 2019 Pacific Southwest Section Meeting, California State University, Los Angeles , California. https://peer.asee.org/31847

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