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33rd Annual Frontiers in Education, 2003. FIE 2003. (2003)
Westminster, CO, USA
Nov. 5, 2003 to Nov. 8, 2003
ISBN: 0-7803-7961-6
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Western Michigan University College of Engineering and College of Education collaborative effort to enhance student learning (PDF)

A. Kline , Dept. of Paper Eng., Chem. Eng, & Imaging, Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo, MI, USA
pp. F1A-F13 Vol.2

Digital signal processing course innovations for power electronics practice (PDF)

J. Pontt , Dept. de Electron., Univ. Federico Santa Maria, Valparaiso, Chile
J. Rodriguez , Dept. de Electron., Univ. Federico Santa Maria, Valparaiso, Chile
R. Huerta , Dept. de Electron., Univ. Federico Santa Maria, Valparaiso, Chile
pp. F1B-6-11 Vol.2

Student generated course demos (PDF)

R.W. Heath , Coll. of Eng., Texas Univ., Austin, TX, USA
pp. F1B-13-18 Vol.2

A visual instruction set architecture and simulation tool for computer engineering education (PDF)

A.Y. Oruc , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Maryland Univ., College Park, MD, USA
pp. F1C-1-6 Vol.2

DCMSIM: didactic cache memory simulator (PDF)

E.S. Cordeiro , Program In Comput. Sci. Student, Pontifical Catholic Univ. of Minas Gerais, Brazil
I.G.A. Stefani , Program In Comput. Sci. Student, Pontifical Catholic Univ. of Minas Gerais, Brazil
T.C.A.P. Soares , Program In Comput. Sci. Student, Pontifical Catholic Univ. of Minas Gerais, Brazil
pp. F1C-14-19 Vol.2

Computer architecture simulation applets for use in teaching (PDF)

R. Ibbett , Inst. for Comput. Syst., Edinburgh Univ., UK
F. Mallet , Inst. for Comput. Syst., Edinburgh Univ., UK
pp. F1C-20-5 Vol.2

FIT (faculty in training): cultivating women undergraduates for professional careers (PDF)

I. Ramos , Dept. of Phys. & Electron., Puerto Rico Univ., Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
pp. F1D-F11 Vol.2

Breaking the silicon ceiling: women in engineering freshmen seminar (PDF)

A. Ganz , Coll. of Eng., Massachusetts Univ., Amherst, MA, USA
S. Howe , Coll. of Eng., Massachusetts Univ., Amherst, MA, USA
V. Rivera , Coll. of Eng., Massachusetts Univ., Amherst, MA, USA
Yuechun Chu , Coll. of Eng., Massachusetts Univ., Amherst, MA, USA
pp. F1D-8-13 Vol.2

An ABET-based seminar course (PDF)

R. Manseur , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., West Florida Univ., Pensacola, FL, USA
pp. F1E-1-4 Vol.2

The informed engineer (PDF)

M. Oxnam , Sci.-Eng. Library, Arizona Univ., Tucson, AZ, USA
pp. F1E-5-8 Vol.2
Track 1

Real-world engineering: a course for masters students headed for industry (PDF)

S.A. McKee , Sch. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY, USA
pp. F1E-16-21 Vol.2
Track 1

Lessons learned from teaching computer architecture to computer science students (Abstract)

M.D. Theys , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Illinois Univ., Chicago, IL, USA
P.A. Troy , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Illinois Univ., Chicago, IL, USA
pp. F1C-12

Computer systems design competition at BYU (PDF)

M.J. Wirthlin , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT, USA
pp. F1F-15-21 Vol.2
Track 1

Empowering female students: SWE vs disciplinary organization participation (Abstract)

H. Hartman , Rowan University
M. Hartman , Inst. for Comput. Syst., Edinburgh Univ., UK
pp. F1D2-7

Increasing women's impact on technology: the UTEP-VDC site (Abstract)

P.A. Nava , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Texas Univ., El Paso, TX, USA
V. Granada , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Texas Univ., El Paso, TX, USA
B. Flores , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Texas Univ., El Paso, TX, USA
pp. F1D-17

Multi-media educational materials for microelectronic device course (PDF)

L. He , Dept. of Electr. Eng., San Jose State Univ., CA, USA
pp. F2B-F23 Vol.2
Track 1

Developing a sense of purpose in graduating engineers (Abstract)

K. Bolding , Electr. Eng., Seattle Pacific Univ., WA, USA
pp. F1E-F19

Enhancing communication and professional practice skills in an introductory engineering course (Abstract)

J. Pet-Armacosti , University of Central Florida
R.L. Armacost , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Texas Univ., El Paso, TX, USA
pp. F1E10-15

Adapting the learning factory model for implementation in a laboratory (PDF)

M.E. Ssemakula , Div. of Eng. Technol., Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI, USA
pp. F2B-10-15 Vol.2

Results from using an environment for interpreter-based projects for the programming languages courses (PDF)

B.M. Moskal , Math. & Comput. Sci., Colorado Sch. of Mines, Golden, CO, USA
pp. F2C-1-5 Vol.2
Track 1

Programming contests in academic environmients (Abstract)

C.L. Morris , IBM Canada Ltd.
G.M. Silberman , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Texas Univ., El Paso, TX, USA
pp. F1F7-7

Using the NSF digital library to enhance your teaching (PDF)

J. Impagliazzo , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY, USA
pp. F2C-F12 Vol.2

A simulator supporting lectures on operating systems (PDF)

L.P. Maia , Fed. Univ. of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
pp. F2C-13-17 Vol.2

Non-determinism in CS high-school curricula (PDF)

M. Armoni , Tel Aviv Univ., Israel
pp. F2C-18-23 Vol.2
Track 1

CPR/sup TM/: A tool for addressing EC2000, ITEM "g" - "ability to communicate effectively" (Abstract)

P.A. Carlson , Roso-Hulmam Institute of Technology
F.C. Berry , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Texas Univ., El Paso, TX, USA
pp. F1H1-1

Using summer camps to motivate rural students in science and engineering (PDF)

D. Martinez , Dept. of Math, Phys. & Eng., Tarleton State Univ., Fort Worth, TX, USA
pp. F2D-7-10 Vol.2

CONNECTS communities: making connections for success (PDF)

M. Lee , Eng. Acad. Programs Office, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX, USA
C. Malave , Eng. Acad. Programs Office, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX, USA
J. Rinehart , Eng. Acad. Programs Office, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX, USA
pp. F2D-17-20 Vol.2
Track 2

Introducing engineering in middle schools (Abstract)

L.L. Kosbar , IBM Thomas J. Watson Res. Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA
pp. F2A-24

Development of a multi-use construction engineering and management classroom/laboratory (PDF)

C. McIntyre , North Dakota State Univ., Fargo, ND, USA
G. Smith , North Dakota State Univ., Fargo, ND, USA
pp. F2E-1-6 Vol.2

A close-range photogrammetry laboratory activity for mechanical engineering undergraduates (PDF)

J. Leifer , Dept. of Mech. Eng., Kentucky Univ., Lexington, KY, USA
pp. F2E-7-12 Vol.2

Integrated design laboratory (PDF)

R. Kubichek , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Wyoming Univ., Laramie, WY, USA
J. Pierre , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Wyoming Univ., Laramie, WY, USA
F. Tuffner , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Wyoming Univ., Laramie, WY, USA
J. Hamann , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Wyoming Univ., Laramie, WY, USA
J. Steadman , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Wyoming Univ., Laramie, WY, USA
pp. F2E-14-19 Vol.2

An inexpensive method to teach hands-on digital communications (PDF)

C.H.G. Wright , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Wyoming Univ., Laramie, WY, USA
pp. F2E-20-5 Vol.2

The graduation thesis in the computer engineering program at UnicenP (PDF)

E.P. Ferlin , Dept. of Comput. Eng., UnicenP, Curitiba, Brazil
V. Pilla , Dept. of Comput. Eng., UnicenP, Curitiba, Brazil
J.C. da Cunha , Dept. of Comput. Eng., UnicenP, Curitiba, Brazil
pp. F2F-6-10 Vol.2

Computer architecture and organization in the model computer engineering curriculum (PDF)

V.P. Nelson , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Auburn Univ., AL, USA
pp. F2F-11-16 Vol.2

Integrating computer engineering education with a platform for learning (PDF)

D. Heer , Sch. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., Oregon State Univ., OR, USA
R. Traylor , Sch. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., Oregon State Univ., OR, USA
pp. F2F-17-22 Vol.2

A performance modeling and design environment for senior computer engineering undergraduates (PDF)

R.H. Klenke , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond, VA, USA
J.M. Blevins , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond, VA, USA
pp. F2F-23-8 Vol.2

University mentoring for first lego league (PDF)

W.L. Howell , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
pp. F3A-11-16 Vol.2
Track 2

Engineering insights: developing stem education for students with disabilities leads to K-16 partnerships (Abstract)

W.C. McCarthy , Coll. of Eng., New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces, NM, USA
J.E. Misquez , Eng. Acad. Programs Office, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX, USA
pp. F2D-6

Global network and global centre for problem based learning (PDF)

F.K. Fink , Sch. of Electron. & Inf. Technol., Aalborg Univ., Aalberg, Denmark
pp. F3B-15-20 Vol.2

Teaching real-time concepts in an undergraduate computer science program (PDF)

R. Schroeder , Southern Polytech State Univ., USA
pp. F3C-12-16 Vol.2

A dynamical systems model for investigating diversity (PDF)

A.A. Waller , Georgia State Univ., Atlanta, GA, USA
pp. F3D-1-7 Vol.2
Track 2

Special session - integrating service learning into engineering and comtuter science courses (Abstract)

W. Oakes , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA, USA
pp. F2H1-1
Track 3

Standards-based engineering curricula as a vehicle for K-12 science and math integration (Abstract)

M.R. Schaefer , Integrated Teaching & Learning Program & Lab., Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO, USA
J.F. Sullivan , Integrated Teaching & Learning Program & Lab., Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO, USA
J.L. Yowell , Integrated Teaching & Learning Program & Lab., Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO, USA
pp. F3A-5

Teaching diversity at the College Of Technology and Aviation (PDF)

S. Khan , Electronic & Comput. Eng. Technol., Salina, KS, USA
pp. F3D-19-23 Vol.2
Track 3

The virginia nuddle school engineering education initiative: using a senior design course to develop engineering teaching kits (Abstract)

A. Kraines , University of Virginia
K.L. Klanian , Integrated Teaching & Learning Program & Lab., Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO, USA
L. Peirce , Integrated Teaching & Learning Program & Lab., Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO, USA
E. Water , Signal Process. Lab., Helsinki Univ. of Technol., Espoo, Finland
K. Gluchowski , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Wyoming Univ., Laramie, WY, USA
pp. F3A17-21
Track 3

Enhancing engineering education in Iberian-American countries (Abstract)

C. da Rocha Brito , Council of Res. in Educ. & Sci., Sao Paulo, Brazil
M.M. Campi , Integrated Teaching & Learning Program & Lab., Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO, USA
pp. F3B-F38

In search of contextual teaching of progranlvhng in a tanzanian secondary school (Abstract)

M. Duveskog , University of Joensuu
E. Sutinen , Integrated Teaching & Learning Program & Lab., Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO, USA
M. Tedre , Integrated Teaching & Learning Program & Lab., Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO, USA
M. Vesisenaho , Signal Process. Lab., Helsinki Univ. of Technol., Espoo, Finland
pp. F3B9-14

Videoconferencing and presentation support for synchronous distance learning (PDF)

R. Anderson , Comput. Sci. & Eng., Washington Univ., Seattle, WA, USA
pp. F3F-13-18 Vol.2

Using interactive blackboard chats to promote student learning in physics (PDF)

T.L. Larkin , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Audio Technol., & Phys., American Univ., Washington, DC, USA
pp. F3F-19-27 Vol.2
Track 3

RJSSIM: A reconfigurable job scheduling smulator for parallel processing learning (Abstract)

L.Fw. Goes , University of Minas Gerais
C.A.P.S. Martins , Integrated Teaching & Learning Program & Lab., Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO, USA
pp. F3C3-8

CEINT internship program (PDF)

D.C. Pheanis , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA
pp. F4B-1-6 Vol.2
Track 3

Diversity in K-12 initiatives to attract a diverse pool of engineering students (Abstract)

S.E. Powers , Center for the Environ., Clarkson Univ., Potsdam, NY, USA
M. Graham , Integrated Teaching & Learning Program & Lab., Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO, USA
T. Schwob , Integrated Teaching & Learning Program & Lab., Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO, USA
J. Dewaters , Signal Process. Lab., Helsinki Univ. of Technol., Espoo, Finland
pp. F3D-13

Conceptualising engineering subjects for wider participation (Abstract)

R. Edwards , University of Lancaster
P. Coulton , Integrated Teaching & Learning Program & Lab., Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO, USA
pp. F3D14-18

Fostering professional development through integrating work and formal learning (PDF)

D. Radcliffe , Catalyst Centre for Sci. & Technol., Queensland Univ., Brisbane, Qld., Australia
pp. F4B-16-21 Vol.2

Teaching information security to engineering managers (PDF)

J.J.C.H. Ryan , Dept. of Eng. Manage. & Syst. Eng., George Washington Univ., DC, USA
pp. F4C-1-6 Vol.2

Hard lessons learned using hardware-oriented capstone projects (PDF)

S. Campbell , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Syst. Anal., Miami Univ., Oxford, OH, USA
pp. F4C-7-12 Vol.2

Evolution and trends among computer science and computer engineering professionals in Mexico (1971-2005) (PDF)

S.E. Roman , Dept. de Sistemas y Computacion, Univ. del Valle de Atemajac, Mexico
pp. F4C-13-17 Vol.2
Track 3

OWL: a wise way to enhance engineering students' writing skills (Abstract)

E. Fisher , Coll. of Eng. & Appl. Sci., Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO, USA
M.W. Ursey , Integrated Teaching & Learning Program & Lab., Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO, USA
H.A. Beasley , Integrated Teaching & Learning Program & Lab., Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO, USA
pp. F3E-21

Building matrematics learning applications by means of consmath (Abstract)

M.A. Mora , niversidad Autonoma de Madrid
R. Moriyon , Integrated Teaching & Learning Program & Lab., Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO, USA
F. Saiz , Integrated Teaching & Learning Program & Lab., Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO, USA
pp. F3F1-6

Construction of a Web-based virtual classroom and its effective analysis (Abstract)

Qingtang Liu , Central China Normal Univ., Wuhan, China
Chengling Zhao , Central China Normal Univ., Wuhan, China
Zongkai Yang , Integrated Teaching & Learning Program & Lab., Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO, USA
pp. F3F-F37

Relative effectiveness of different first-year engineering seminars (PDF)

R. Montgomery , Dept. of Freshman Eng., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN, USA
D. Follman , Dept. of Freshman Eng., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN, USA
H. Diefes-Dux , Dept. of Freshman Eng., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN, USA
pp. F4D-7-12 Vol.2

Incorporation of freshman engineering projects (PDF)

L. Wesson , Chem. Eng., Louisiana Tech. Univ., Ruston, LA, USA
pp. F4D-F13 Vol.2
Track 3

Discussion panel: writing a textbook (Abstract)

J.D. Carpinelli , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., New Jersey Inst. of Technol., Newark, NJ, USA
A. Clements , Central China Normal Univ., Wuhan, China
J. Demel , Integrated Teaching & Learning Program & Lab., Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO, USA
S. Seidman , Signal Process. Lab., Helsinki Univ. of Technol., Espoo, Finland
W. Zobrist , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Wyoming Univ., Laramie, WY, USA
pp. F3G-F31

Olin college: it's alive (Abstract)

J. Stolk , Dept. of Mech. Eng. & Mater. Sci., Nat. Sci. Found., Boulder, CO, USA
S. Spence , Central China Normal Univ., Wuhan, China
pp. F3H-F31

Wireless, Web-controlled, ball-collecting robot: an engineering and computer science cluster course (PDF)

T. Swift , Dept. of Phys. & Eng., Loras Coll., Iowa City, IA, USA
pp. F4E-6-11 Vol.2

A collaborative framework for learning robot mechanics: rio-robotics illustrative software (PDF)

A. Lobov , Inst. of Production Eng., Tampere Univ. of Technol., Finland
pp. F4E-12-16 Vol.2
Track 4

Internship education as an integral part of engineering education: The NASA-UNES summer internshw program (nusip) experience (Abstract)

L.K. Dabipi , University of Maryland Eastern Shore
J.O. Arumala , Central China Normal Univ., Wuhan, China
pp. F4B7-11

Principles and experiences in using legos to teach behavioral robotics (PDF)

A. Gage , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
pp. F4E-23-8 Vol.2

Lessons learned teaching engineering online to architecture and construction management students (PDF)

V. May , Dept. of Archit. Eng., California Polytech. State Univ., San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
pp. F4F-8-12 Vol.2

Curator: learning object construction matrix (PDF)

T.C. Ahern , California State Univ., Monterey, CA, USA
pp. F4F-19-24 Vol.2
Track 4

Graphical programming: a vehicle for teaching computer problem solving (Abstract)

B.T. Westphal , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Nevada Univ., Reno, NV, USA
B.T. Westphal , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Nevada Univ., Reno, NV, USA
M.S. Fadali , Integrated Teaching & Learning Program & Lab., Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO, USA
pp. F4C-23

A curriculum collaboration model. working with upper division students to inprove a first-year program (Abstract)

J. Merrill , The Ohio State University
B. Lilly , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Nevada Univ., Reno, NV, USA
O. Masud , Integrated Teaching & Learning Program & Lab., Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO, USA
pp. F4D1-2

More than mousetraps: data collection, modeling, and testing a scalable and affordable solution for fresbmen design projects (Abstract)

B.H. Hamlin , Michigan Technological University
J.E. Hertel , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Nevada Univ., Reno, NV, USA
pp. F4D2-6

Using 3D animation programming in a core engineering course seminar (Abstract)

R. Zaccone , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Bucknell Univ., Lewisburg, PA, USA
S. Cooper , Dept. of Freshman Eng., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN, USA
W. Dann , Dept. of Freshman Eng., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN, USA
pp. F4D-17

Robotic assembly cell (Abstract)

R.P. Van Til , Dept. of Electr. & Syst. Eng., Oakland Univ., Rochester, MI, USA
S. Sengupta , Dept. of Electr. & Syst. Eng., Oakland Univ., Rochester, MI, USA
R.J. Srodawa , Dept. of Freshman Eng., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN, USA
M.A. Latcha , Signal Process. Lab., Helsinki Univ. of Technol., Espoo, Finland
pp. F4E1-5

An autonomous mobile robot development platform for teaching a graduate level mechatronics course (Abstract)

D. Hoopes , Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT, USA
T. Davis , Dept. of Electr. & Syst. Eng., Oakland Univ., Rochester, MI, USA
K. Norman , Dept. of Freshman Eng., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN, USA
R. Helps , Signal Process. Lab., Helsinki Univ. of Technol., Espoo, Finland
pp. F4E-22

New course development in a distanced collaborative environment (Abstract)

R.R. Murphy , Dept. of Ind. & Syst. Eng., Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA, USA
D.A. Servas , Dept. of Electr. & Syst. Eng., Oakland Univ., Rochester, MI, USA
L.R. Butler , Dept. of Freshman Eng., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN, USA
G.L. Tonkay , Signal Process. Lab., Helsinki Univ. of Technol., Espoo, Finland
pp. F4F-6

GROW: a new resource for teaching and learning (Abstract)

M. Oxnam , Arizona Univ., Tucson, AZ, USA
pp. F4F7-6

Challenges in teaching software engineering professionals online (Abstract)

G.W. Hislop , Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA, USA
H.J.C. Ellis , Dept. of Electr. & Syst. Eng., Oakland Univ., Rochester, MI, USA
P.E. MacNeil , Dept. of Freshman Eng., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN, USA
C.D. Tanner , Signal Process. Lab., Helsinki Univ. of Technol., Espoo, Finland
pp. F4G-F41

The art of getting students to practice team skills (Abstract)

S. Roach , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Texas Univ., El Paso, TX, USA
A. Gates , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Texas Univ., El Paso, TX, USA
J. Sullivan , Dept. of Freshman Eng., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN, USA
R. Upchurch , Signal Process. Lab., Helsinki Univ. of Technol., Espoo, Finland
K. Smith , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Wyoming Univ., Laramie, WY, USA
pp. F4H-F41

Author Index (Abstract)

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