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1 Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM Workshop New York Institute of Technology De Seversky May 15, 2014

2 Welcome and Introduction Dean Dr. Nada Anid

3 NSF Tues Grant Background and Purpose Dr. Tao Zhang

4 NSF Funded Project “Enhancing the Electrical and Computer Engineering Curriculum by Integrating Applications of Wireless Technology” NSF TUES Type 1 Project, DUE PI: Tao Zhang, SoECS Co-PI: Michael Colef, SoECS Co-Investigator: Wolfgang Gilliar, NYIT COM External Evaluator: Sarah McPherson, SoED

5 Our Vision Through the use of state -of -the -art technologies and real life healthcare related projects integrated throughout the curriculum, will heighten students’, especially female students’, interest in pursuing the ECE program and increase enrollment and retention in this major. Aligns with NYIT’s threefold mission to (1) provide career- oriented professional education, (2) offer opportunity to all qualified students, and (3) support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world.

6 Objectives Create a connected scope and sequence of learning outcomes to improve the ECE curriculum for all undergraduate students with additional foci on women’s roles in ECE. This will be accomplished by integrating application-oriented wireless network projects related to healthcare applications into the curriculum in courses throughout the program.

7 Goals Build application-oriented wireless networked systems curriculum that demonstrates applications of engineering in telemedicine. Attract and motivate undergraduate engineering students, especially females, to pursue wireless communications and networking academic programs of study. Incorporate faculty research into curriculum development and instruction. Develop undergraduate research through authentic application-oriented projects for innovations in healthcare.

8 Curriculum Enhancements CSCI 370 Intro. to Computer Networks EENG 489 Design Project EENG 497 Wireless Comm. & Network EENG 491 Senior Design Project EENG 370 Microprocessors EENG 310 Electronic Circuit Applications CSCI 120 Programming I CSCI 180 Programming II CSCI 260 Data Structures CSCI 170 Computer Architecture EENG 130 Intro. To Computer Hardware EENG 401 Communication Theory EENG 341 Signals and Systems ETCS 105 Career Discovery

9 Cell Phone Bluetooth Module Micro- controller Analog Circuit Sensor Example of Design Project

10 Courses Linked by the Design Project Cell Phone Bluetooth Module Micro- controller Analog Circuit SensorSystem J2ME KCWireFree KC21 MSP430F149AmplifierElectrodesComponents Curricula and Courses EENG 370 Microprocessor CSCI 170 Computer Architecture CSCI 120 Programming I CSCI 180 Programming II CSCI 260 Data Structures EENG 310 Electronic Circuit Applications EENG 130 Intro. to Computer Hardware EENG 401 Communication Theory EENG 480 Comm. Network Design EENG 497 Wireless Comm. & Network EENG 341 Signals and Systems

11 Project Overview Dr. Michael Colef

12 Medical Connections to Engineering Dean Dr. Wolfgang Gilliar NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

13 Summary of Project Evaluation Dr. Sarah McPherson

14 Project Demonstrations


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