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Title: A First-Year Engineering Experience in Wireless Sensor PDF
Url: http://search.asee.org/search/fetch?url=file%3A%2F%2Flocalhost%2FE%3A...
Publisher: American Society for Engineering Education
Description: A newly restructured first-year Engineering Education course EngE 1104 Discovering Electrical and Computer Systems is in its first year of deployment at Virginia Tech. Currently, undergraduate engineering students at Virginia Tech generally share a common first year experience. However, in the second semester of the freshman year, students choose amongst two different tracks one more focused on mechanical engineering and related majors, and the other more focused on electrical and computer engineering related majors. EngE 1104 is the second semester course for first-year engineering students interested in pursuing majors in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science. Three-hundred and fifty to four hundred (350-400) students typically enroll in this course on an annual basis. The innovative aspect of the new version of this course is its focus on real-world problems
that benefit society; a major objective of this course revision is to increase student motivation, satisfaction, and retention in the electrical/electronics and computer related majors, including a significant impact on the under representation of women and minorities in these majors at Virginia Tech. The importance of hands-on, team-based projects and societal impact has been well documented through service-learning-based programs at Colorado and Purdue [1][2]. An additional goal is to provide integrated, just-in-time teaching on a selection of fundamental topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science, including programming and problem solving with Matlab, signal and image processing, basic circuit analysis, and the basics of wireless communications systems. The intent is not to teach this material at a detailed, first-principles depth, but rather to provide introductory-level conceptual understanding of, and motivate and spark interest in, these topics in order to enhance student success in subsequent core courses.
LC Classification: Technology -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering
Technology -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Electronics -- Applications of electronics -- Computer engineering. Computer hardware
Technology -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Telecommunication -- Wireless communication systems
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Key Concept: Electrical engineering
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: American Society for Engineering Education
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2011-06-02 03:00:03 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-06-12 15:26:49 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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