The Future of ECE Education

Monday, March 16
10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Link to panel slides


In this interactive session, participants will strategize about the future of ECE education.  Panelists will describe a global survey conducted by the IEEE Curricula and Pedagogy Committee (CPC) to gather information about how ECE educators think about the current state and future directions of ECE education.  With over 2100 respondents, these survey results can inform conversations about the future of ECE education.  This session will focus on responses from the Department Chairs.  These results generate important questions for ECEDHA members.  Participants will engage in discussion of how the data fits with their experiences and suggest strategies for the future.
Organizers:
   

Don Gruenbacher      
Associate Professor and Head
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kansas State University  
   
Don M. Gruenbacher is Associate Professor and Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Kansas State University.  He joined the department in 1997, and was promoted to associate professor in 2002.  He has been recognized as an outstanding faculty member by both Eta Kappa Nu and Mortar Board.  His research activities are focused in the areas of computer networks, communications, and digital design. Prior to joining Kansas State University, Gruenbacher was a member of the senior staff in the Space Department of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
   

Susan Lord
Professor & Chair
Electrical Engineering
University of San Diego
   

Susan M. Lord is Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering at the University of San Diego. Her NSF-sponsored research focuses on the study and promotion of diversity in engineering including student pathways, Latinos, and military veterans.  An ASEE Fellow, Dr. Lord has served as President of the IEEE Education Society, General Co-Chair of the Frontiers in Education Conference, and as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Education (ToE).  Dr. Lord spent a sabbatical at Southeast University in Nanjing, China.  She and her research team received best paper awards from the Journal of Engineering Education and the IEEE (ToE). 

Speakers: 
 
  Khaled Benkrid
Worldwide University Programme Manager
ARM Ltd
   
 
 



Don Gruenbacher      
Associate Professor and Head
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kansas State University                                                                
   
Don M. Gruenbacher is Associate Professor and Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Kansas State University.  He joined the department in 1997, and was promoted to associate professor in 2002.  He has been recognized as an outstanding faculty member by both Eta Kappa Nu and Mortar Board.  His research activities are focused in the areas of computer networks, communications, and digital design. Prior to joining Kansas State University, Gruenbacher was a member of the senior staff in the Space Department of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
   



Susan Lord
Professor & Chair
Electrical Engineering
University of San Diego
   
Susan M. Lord is Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering at the University of San Diego. Her NSF-sponsored research focuses on the study and promotion of diversity in engineering including student pathways, Latinos, and military veterans.  An ASEE Fellow, Dr. Lord has served as President of the IEEE Education Society, General Co-Chair of the Frontiers in Education Conference, and as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Education (ToE).  Dr. Lord spent a sabbatical at Southeast University in Nanjing, China.  She and her research team received best paper awards from the Journal of Engineering Education and the IEEE (ToE).

   
  Matthew W. Ohland
Professor, Engineering Education
Purdue University
Professorial Research Fellow
Central Queensland University
   
Matthew W. Ohland is Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue and a Professorial Research Fellow at Central Queensland University. He has degrees from Swarthmore, RPI, and Florida. His research on the longitudinal study of engineering students and managing teams received $14.5 million from NSF and Sloan and Best Paper awards from the Journal of Engineering Education in 2008 and 2011 and IEEE Transactions on Education in 2011. He is Chair of the IEEE Curricula and Pedagogy Committee and an ABET Program Evaluator. He was the 2002–2006 President of Tau Beta Pi and is a Fellow of ASEE and IEEE.
   



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