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31st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference. Impact on Engineering and Science Education. Conference Proceedings (Cat. No.01CH37193) (2001)
Reno, NV, USA
Oct. 10, 2001 to Oct. 13, 2001
ISBN: 0-7803-6669-7
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Is program accreditation useful or needed in computing? (Abstract)

R.L. Cannon , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., South Carolina Univ., Columbia, SC, USA
pp. F1A-F11vol.2

Project Catalyst: promoting systemic change in engineering education (Abstract)

B. Hoyt , Eng. Comput. Support Team, Bucknell Univ., Lewisburg, PA, USA
pp. F1B-8-F1B-12vol.2

Using a digital camera to teach the physics of light (Abstract)

J.R. Carr , Dept. of Geol. Sci., Nevada Univ., Reno, NV, USA
pp. F1C-1-6vol.2

Science and engineering laboratory courses: their role, computer technology and effective learning (Abstract)

B. Diong , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Texas Univ., El Paso, TX, USA
pp. F1C-F17vol.2

Low-cost, high-impact video production techniques for laboratory instructional materials (Abstract)

E.R. Doering , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Rose-Hulman Inst. of Technol., Terre Haute, IN, USA
pp. F1C-14-18vol.2

Integrating personal digital assistants (PDAs) into a computer science curriculum (Abstract)

K.L. Alford , Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., US Mil. Acad., West Point, NY, USA
pp. F1C-F19vol.2

"Star Wars" revisited-a continuing case study in ethics and safety-critical software (Abstract)

K.W. Bowyer , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Notre Dame Univ., IN, USA
pp. F1D-7-F1D-12vol.2

Hands on software engineering: building a Java software engineering development environment (Abstract)

D. Shafer , Graduate Sch. of Eng., Southwest Texas State Univ., Austin, TX, USA
pp. F1D-13-19vol.2

CSIDC-challenges and choices [computing competitions] (Abstract)

A. Clements , Sch. of Comput., Teeside Univ., Middlesbrough, UK
pp. F1D-24-8vol.2

A general methodology for engineering education using the Internet (Abstract)

W. Braga , Mech. Eng. Dept., Pontificia Univ. Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
pp. F1F-1-5vol.2

Design and implementation of metadata management system for WWW coursewares (Abstract)

W. Braga , Dept. of Comput. Educ., Taegu Nat. Univ. of Educ., South Korea
pp. F1F-6-10vol.2

Using ThermoNet, a web-based learning-resource, for teaching thermodynamics (Abstract)

D. Baker , Dept. of Comput. Educ., Taegu Nat. Univ. of Educ., South Korea
pp. F1F-F17vol.2

The design of pedagogical agent for distance virtual experiment (Abstract)

Huan-Wen Tzeng , Dept. of Ind. Educ., Nat. Taiwan Normal Univ., Taipei, Taiwan
pp. F1F-18-23vol.2

Cross-course design projects for engineering technology students (Abstract)

J.L. Newcomer , Eng. Technol. Dept., Western Washington Univ., Bellingham, WA, USA
pp. F1G-1-6vol.2

Physics based virtual machines (Abstract)

T. Impelluso , Dept. of Mech. Eng., San Diego State Univ., CA, USA
pp. F1G-7-F1G-12vol.2

The technical, process, and business considerations for engineering design (Abstract)

L. Polizzotto , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Worcester Polytech. Inst., MA, USA
pp. F1G-19-24vol.2

A Capstone Design Experience in Architectural Engineering Technology (Abstract)

D. Davis , Hartford Univ., West Hartford, CT, USA
pp. F1G-25-9vol.2

The concept of the Concept Inventory assessment instrument (Abstract)

D.L. Evans , Center for Res. on Educ. in Sci., Math., Eng. & Technol., Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA
pp. F2A-F21vol.2

Development of the Signals and Systems Concept Inventory (SSCI) assessment instrument (Abstract)

K.E. Wage , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA, USA
pp. F2A-F22vol.2

Development of Engineering Thermodynamics Concept Inventory instruments (Abstract)

K.C. Midkiff , Dept. of Mech. Eng., Alabama Univ., Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
pp. F2A-F23vol.2

Development of an engineering strength of material concept inventory assessment instrument (Abstract)

J. Richardson , Dept. of Civil Eng., Alabama Univ., Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
pp. F2A-F24vol.2

Process education and continual process improvement at Western Michigan University (WMU) (Abstract)

M.W. Williams , Coll. of Eng. & Appl. Sci., Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo, MI, USA
pp. F2A-5-F2A-10vol.2

Environmental Engineering Program in Brazil (Abstract)

C. da Rocha Brito , Univ. Center of Lusiada, Santos, Brazil
pp. F2B-1-3vol.2

A master of science curriculum in forensic engineering (Abstract)

W. DeWitt , Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN, USA
pp. F2B-8-F2B-13vol.2

On creating a multidisciplinary curricular paradigm (Abstract)

M.R. Heil , Dept. of Comput. Sci., North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC, USA
pp. F2B-F14vol.2

Bioinformatics: a new field in engineering education (Abstract)

R. Hughey , Dept. of Comput. Eng., California Univ., Santa Cruz, CA, USA
pp. F2B-15-19vol.2

Teaching teamwork communication with Kolb learning style theory (Abstract)

J.E. Sharp , Sch. of Eng., Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN, USA
pp. F2C-1-2vol.2

The design of a web-based computer proficiency examination (Abstract)

N. Kinnersley , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Kansas Univ., Lawrence, KS, USA
pp. F2C-3-7vol.2

Open protocols for web-based educational materials (Abstract)

T. Ahern , Coll. of Educ., Texas Tech. Univ., Lubbock, TX, USA
pp. F2C-8-F2C-13vol.2

WWG: a distributed infrastructure for learning in groups (Abstract)

J.M. Marques , Univ. Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
pp. F2C-14-20vol.2

Developing online educational materials for "computer applications" undergraduate courses (Abstract)

M. Uskova , Comput. & Inf. Syst., Midstatc Coll., Pcoria, IL, USA
pp. F2D-F21vol.2

Evaluating the Plus Program: a hybrid on-line/conventional classroom approach (Abstract)

M.L. Nelson , Comput. Inf. Technol., Int. Coll., Ft. Myers, FL, USA
pp. F2D-F22vol.2

The LearningOnline Network with CAPA Initiative (Abstract)

G. Kortemeyer , Coll. of Natural Sci., Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI, USA
pp. F2D-F23vol.2

Distance education and its impact on computer engineering laboratories (Abstract)

A. Striegel , Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Eng., Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA, USA
pp. F2D-4-9vol.2

An application-centered course on data-driven web sites (Abstract)

D.R. Jacobs , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Clemson Univ., SC, USA
pp. F2D-10-14vol.2

K-12 and beyond: the extended engineering pipeline (Abstract)

H. Kimmel , New Jersey Inst. of Technol., Newark, NJ, USA
pp. F2E-1-6vol.2

How do high school mathematics texts cover engineering and technology? (Abstract)

R.J. Quinn , Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction, Nevada Univ., Reno, NV, USA
pp. F2E-7-F2E-11vol.2

Introducing 9-12 grade students to electrical engineering technology through hands-on laboratory experiences (Abstract)

K. Torres , Sch. of Eng. & Eng. Technol., The Behrend Coll., Erie, PA, USA
pp. F2E-12-16vol.2

Teaching pre-calculus students electrical engineering principles using low cost hardware (Abstract)

Yongmian Zhang , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Nevada Univ., Reno, NV, USA
pp. F2E-23-8vol.2

Training peer-mentors to manage on-line class participation (Abstract)

A.D. Fontenot , Coll. of Eng., Texas Tech. Univ., Lubbock, TX, USA
pp. F2F-1-6vol.2

Teaching introductory graphics with web assistance (Abstract)

J.A. Vila , Appl. Comput. Sci. Dept., Illinois State Univ., Normal, IL, USA
pp. F2F-7-F2F-10vol.2

Using a web-based system to integrate workplace communication skills into engineering curriculum (Abstract)

J. Shaul Norback , Ind. & Syst. Eng. Commun. Program, Georgia Inst. of Technol., Atlanta, GA, USA
pp. F2F-F11vol.2

A method for asynchronous, web-based lecture delivery (Abstract)

R. Almeida Bittencourt , Dpto. Ciencias Exatas, Univ. Estadual de Feira de Santana, Brazil
pp. F2F-12-17vol.2

A virtual classroom experiment for teaching the economic principles of engineering design (Abstract)

W.G. Sullivan , Ind. & Syst. Eng., Virginia Polytech. Inst. & State Univ., Blacksburg, VA, USA
pp. F2F-F18vol.2

Animating to improve learning: a model for studying multimedia effectiveness (Abstract)

T. Ellis , Sch. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., Nova Southeastern Univ., Davie, FL, USA
pp. F2G-1-5vol.2

On-line discussions: a key to enhancing student motivation and understanding? (Abstract)

T. Larkin-Hein , Dept. of Phys., American Univ., Washington, DC, USA
pp. F2G-6-F2G-12vol.2

Text to diagram to symbol: representational transformations in problem-solving (Abstract)

W.M. McCracken , Coll. of Comput., Georgia Inst. of Technol., Atlanta, GA, USA
pp. F2G-13-17vol.2

Developing a dissemination plan (Abstract)

J. Froyd , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX, USA
pp. F2G-18-22vol.2

Engineering togetherness (an incentive system for interdisciplinary research) (Abstract)

J.A. Roberts , Res. & Public Service, Kansas Univ., Lawrence, KS, USA
pp. F2G-23-7vol.2

Improving technical writing via web-based peer review of final reports (Abstract)

E.A. Eschenbach , Environ. Resources Eng., Humboldt State Univ., Arcata, CA, USA
pp. F3A-1-5vol.2

test: tools for evaluation of students' tests-a development experience (Abstract)

J. Protic , Sch. of Electr. Eng., Belgrade Univ., Serbia
pp. F3A-6-F3A-12vol.2

NetExam: a Web-based assessment tool for ABET2000 (Abstract)

F. DePiero , Dept. of Electr. Eng., California Polytech. State Univ., San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
pp. F3A-F13vol.2

Course assessment and proposal report (CAPR): a year in review (Abstract)

A.S. Ruocco , Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., US Mil. Acad., West Point, NY, USA
pp. F3A-F14vol.2

On-line engineering mathematics testing and assessment (Abstract)

M. Sami Fadali , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Nevada Univ., Reno, NV, USA
pp. F3A-15-20vol.2

Curriculum revision and course development in digital signal transmission (Abstract)

M. Moussavi , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Rowan Univ., Glassboro, NJ, USA
pp. F3B-6-9vol.2

The ECE major: why is it so rare? (Abstract)

J.A. Orr , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Worcester Polytech. Inst., MA, USA
pp. F3B-10-11vol.2

Descriptions of engineering: student and engineering practitioner perspectives (Abstract)

S.D. Sheppard , Carnegie Found. for the Advancement of Teaching, Menlo Park, CA, USA
pp. F3B-12-18vol.2

An innovative top-down approach to teaching engineering courses (Abstract)

J. Hadjilogiou , Dept. of Comput. Eng., Florida Inst. of Technol., Melbourne, FL, USA
pp. F3B-19-24vol.2

Assessing hybrid classes in a flexible learning environment (Abstract)

M. Lawrence-Slater , Sch. of Inf. Technol. & Comput. Sci., Wollongong Univ., NSW, Australia
pp. F3C-1-6vol.2

Building a database and search engine for reuse of course materials (Abstract)

E.F. Gehringer , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC, USA
pp. F3C-14-18vol.2

Service learning first year design retention results (Abstract)

M. Piket-May , Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO, USA
pp. F3C-19-22vol.2

A case study of motivation theory on the Web-based learning (Abstract)

Wan-I Lee , Dept. of Inf. Manage., Shu-Te Univ., Taiwan
pp. F3C-23-7vol.2

The Center for Computational Science and Engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy (Abstract)

P.R. Turner , Dept. of Math., US Naval Acad., Annapolis, MD, USA
pp. F3D-1-6vol.2

An experiential approach to incorporating software testing into the computer science curriculum (Abstract)

E.L. Jones , Dept. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL, USA
pp. F3D-7-F3D-11vol.2

Student teams and jigsaw techniques in an undergraduate CSE project course (Abstract)

J. Burkhardt , Dept. of Mech. Eng., US Naval Acad., Annapolis, MD, USA
pp. F3D-12-17vol.2

A two-semester freshman orientation course sequence for retaining underrepresented minorities in engineering (Abstract)

T.L. Mitchell , Coll. of Eng., North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC, USA
pp. F3D-18-19vol.2

A flexible curriculum for computer science undergraduate major (Abstract)

A. Manacero , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Stat., UNESP, Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil
pp. F3D-20-5vol.2

The role of industry-inspired projects in engineering education (Abstract)

O. Gol , Sch. of Electr. & Inf. Eng., Univ. of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, SA, Australia
pp. F3E-1-4vol.2

Service learning: engineering, construction science, and the experiential curriculum (Abstract)

J.W. Martin , Dept. of Constr. Sci., Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX, USA
pp. F3E-5-9vol.2

Integration of work based learning in engineering education (Abstract)

F.K. Fink , Dept. of Electron. & IT, Aalborg Univ., Denmark
pp. F3E-10-15vol.2

Problem-based learning in biomedical engineering curricula (Abstract)

M.C. LaPlaca , Dept. of Biomed. Eng., Georgia Inst. of Technol., Atlanta, GA, USA
pp. F3E-16-21vol.2

High Tech Academy: preparing secondary students for high tech careers (Abstract)

S.L. Herr , Highland Springs Tech. Center, High Tech Acad., Highland Springs, VA, USA
pp. F3E-F22vol.2

Software applications for teaching systems concepts (Abstract)

D. Nardi , Program in Computing, Math Sci., California Univ., Los Angeles, CA, USA
pp. F3F-1-6vol.2

The professor and the media laboratory: a case study in Web-based course creation (Abstract)

B.V. Koen , Coll. of Eng., Texas Univ., Austin, TX, USA
pp. F3F-7-F3F-10vol.2

Creating constructivist learning scenarios using an educative modeling language (Abstract)

M. Rodriguez-Artacho , Coll. of Eng., Texas Univ., Austin, TX, USA
pp. F3F-11-12vol.2

Creating online faculty collaboration to develop engineering education computer learning materials (Abstract)

A. Hill , Dept. of Mech. Eng., California Univ., Berkeley, CA, USA
pp. F3F-F19vol.2

Integrating computing resources in the College of Engineering (Abstract)

N. LaTourrette , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Nevada Univ., Reno, NV, USA
pp. T4C-1-4vol.2

RVLabX, a Web-based interactive laboratory environment for education and research (Abstract)

H. Saliah-Hassane , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Nevada Univ., Reno, NV, USA
pp. T4C-5-9vol.2

Has computer architecture exceeded its teach-by date? (Abstract)

A. Clements , Sch. of Comput., Teeside Univ., Middlesbrough, UK
pp. T4D-1-5vol.2

Role playing in concurrent programming as a way of developing active learning (Abstract)

O. Clua , Fac. de Ingenieria, Buenos Aires Univ., Argentina
pp. T4D-6-9vol.2

Using robots in an undergraduate artificial intelligence course: an experience report (Abstract)

A.N. Kumar , Ramapo Coll. of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ, USA
pp. T4D-10-14vol.2

Teaching real-time with a scheduler simulator (Abstract)

Aleardo Jr. Manacero , Unesp, Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil
M.B. Miola , Unesp, Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil
V.A. Nabuco , ICEC, Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil
pp. T4D-15-19vol.2

Increasing engineering opportunities for K-12 students in south Central Kentucky (Abstract)

S.S. Wilson , Dept. of Eng., Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green, KY, USA
pp. T4E-1-3vol.2

www.cybercareers.org: career education resources for educators and students (Abstract)

P. Saflund , Nat. Workforce Center for Emerging Technol., Bellevue, WA, USA
pp. T4E-T21vol.2

Quality in distance education (Abstract)

G. Davies , Open Univ., Milton Keynes, UK
pp. T4F-T41vol.2

Evaluating freshmen retention efforts in engineering housing (Abstract)

M.R. Anderson-Rowland , Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA
pp. T4G-1-6vol.2

Best practices: Hispanic serving institutions and the production of future Latino doctorates in science and engineering (Abstract)

M. Quintana-Baker , Office of Minority Eng. Programs, Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA
pp. T4G-T12vol.2

Learning activities for secondary and post-secondary CS courses (Abstract)

P. Andrews , Dept. of Math., Eastern Illinois Univ., Charleston, IL, USA
pp. T4G-14-15vol.2

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