ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT HEADS ASSOCIATION
Letter from the Editor
| ||Dear ECEDHA Members, Industry Partners, and Colleagues, |
Welcome to the Fall 2012 issue of The ECEDHA Source. As I mentioned in the Summer 2012 issue, it is my pleasure to introduce The ECEDHA Source editorial committee members. They are: Kim Boyer, Zhihua Qu, Alan Sahakian, Keith Teague, and Lal Tummala. I appreciate their time and contributions to enhancing the quality of The ECEDHA Source newsletter.
Also, this is the first edition of The ECEDHA Source newsletter that is being distributed to a wider audience, including faculty members from ECEDHA member universities. Let me give a special welcome to these new readers - I hope you find this newsletter a useful resource.
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A Dialog on Mobile Studio
By Mohamed Chouikha and Ken Connor
The Mobile Studio is a small, inexpensive hardware platform for use in a home, classroom or remote environment. When coupled with the Mobile Studio Desktop software, the system duplicates a large amount of the hardware often used to teach electronics intensive courses in ECE and other STEM disciplines.
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AC 2011-2530: Lab@Home: Remote Laboratory Evolution in The Cloud Computing Era
By Hamadou Saliah-Hassane, University of Quebec in Montreal; Maarouf Saad, Ecole de Technologie Superieure; Willie K. Ofosu, Pennsylvania State University, Wilkes-Barre Campus; Karimou Djibo, Licef; Hassane Alzouma Mayaki, UCAD and LICEF Research Center, Montreal, Canada; and Mamane Moustapha Dodo Amadou, Cole de Technologie Suprieure
This paper was presented at the 118th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC CANADA, June 26-29, 2011.
The Evolution of Cloud Computing, decreases the cost of electronic components, and the sizes of devices, and makes possible the emergence of other models for exploitation of remote laboratories. Indeed, until now, most remote laboratories are made available by accessing equipment or the real instruments installed in a remote laboratory room through computer networks and software and hardware interfaces.
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The Year of the MOOC
By Laura Pappano
November 2, 2012, New York Times
In late September, as workers applied joint compound to new office walls, hoodie-clad colleagues who had just met were working together on deadline. Film editors, code-writing interns and "edX fellows" - grad students and postdocs versed in online education - were translating videotaped lectures into MOOCs, or massive open online courses. >> Read More
By Alexandra Tilsley
November 1, 2012, INSIDE HIGHER ED
The idea that the country needs more graduates in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) fields is not new, but several universities are now increasing their focus on finding those potential graduates, turning specifically to community colleges.
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Beyond Bieber: Twitter improves student learning
October 17, 2012, ECN Magazine
Twitter, best known as the 140-character social-networking site where Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga chit-chat with fans, has become a new literary format that is improving student learning, a new study argues.
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Teaching for the Future: Engineers pursue big projects
By Dan Vergano
September 24, 2012, USA Today
In ways large and small, engineers have changed the world, but the time has come for the world to change engineers. One student at a time.
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The joys of tinkering
By Robert J. Bowman
September 21, 2012, EDN Network
My parents survived my curiosity regarding all things electrical. Our home was littered with the dismembered remains of my exploratory projects - toasters, radios, turntables, batteries. A career in electrical engineering seemed inevitable.
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ECEDHA Headquarters Has Moved!
ECEDHA's new address is:
Two Prudential Plaza, 180 N Stetson
Chicago, IL 60601
Note that ECEDHA's phone number (312-559-3724) and fax number (312-559-4111) will remain unchanged.
Call for Award Nominations
Attention ECEDHA Members! Nominations are now being accepted for The Robert M. Janowiak Outstanding Leadership and Service Award and The Innovative Program Award. All members are asked to nominate their outstanding colleagues for one of these prestigious awards.
Both awards will be presented in March at the ECEDHA Annual Conference.
>> View additional information about the Awards program
>> Download Nomination Forms
2012 Annual Survey
The 2012 ECEDHA Annual Survey will be opening for participation very soon. The much anticipated Annual Survey has been a part of the ECEDHA program for more than a decade, collecting important comparative benchmark data on enrollments, salaries, graduate stipends, space allocations, graduation statistics, research expenditures, and much more.
Renewal of your 2012 membership dues is a requirement for participation.
Renew your membership today either online or by contacting Michelle Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-559-3724.
ECE Spotlight Series
Captured live at the 2012 ECEDHA Annual Conference, ECE Spotlight Sessions offer the opportunity to view short corporate presentations and to learn more about what these companies can offer you.
Featured ECE Spotlight Sessions:
Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting Summary
The Middle-Atlantic ECEDHA Summer Meeting, Sept 14-16, was hosted by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Temple University's Main Campus in Philadelphia, a city at the forefront of science and technology, and the "Birthplace of America".
>> Mid Atlantic Meeting Report
Western Regional Meeting Summary
WECEDHA had its annual meeting on the campus of UCLA November 2-4, 2012. In addition to Western ECE Chairs, representatives from National Instruments, Digilent, and Answer Underground were also present.
>> Read WECEDHA Summary
ECEDHA Member and Partner News
NASA LARSS Program Information
NASA LARSS is a paid (stipend), year-round research internship program with 3 sessions - fall and spring (15 weeks) and summer (10 weeks). Eligibility requirements include: US Citizenship, full-time student status at an accredited US college or university, classification as a rising undergraduate junior or senior or graduate student (master's or doctoral level), and a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
NASA is hoping to increase the participation of female students and under-represented minorities, first-generation college students, and students from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds. Your support is appreciated.
>> View LARSS 2012 Flyer
>> View WEPAN LARSS Flyer
US Digilent Design Contest to be held at Baltimore, MD
Digilent Inc is proud to announce the 9th annual US Digilent Design Contest, to be held on May 11, 2013 in Baltimore, US. The US Digilent Design Contest is co-sponsored by Digilent, Xilinx, ARM, and the Morgan State University.
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NSF: Graduating 10,000 New Engineers and Computer Scientists
This is a cooperative activity between NSF and members of the Jobs Council's High Tech Education working group, led by Intel and GE, to stimulate comprehensive action at universities and colleges to help increase the annual number of new BS graduates in engineering and computer science by 10,000. The companeis are contributing about $10 million which will be matched by NSF.
>> View informational letter
Proposals for support of projects would be submitted by December 10 under a special funding focus (Graduate 10K+) within the NSF Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP), see http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5488.
Call for Abstracts for WEPAN's Upcoming Conference
WEPAN is seeking abstracts up to 350-words by November 16, 2012. For more information on how to submit an abstract, visit http://wepan.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=530