January 2015

Letter from the Editor

Pritpal Singh 

Dear ECEDHA Members, Industry Partners, and Colleagues,

Welcome to the January 2015 issue of
The ECE Source. I hope that you enjoyed a wonderful holiday season and are ready for the start of the spring term.

The January issue of the ECE Source includes two feature articles focused on teaching innovations.

The first article is by Prof. Dennis Silage of Temple University and describes a new course on mechanical engineering for electrical engineering students. We are very familiar with survey electrical engineering courses tailored to the needs of mechanical engineering students, but in this article, Dr. Silage describes a mechanical engineering course customized to the needs of electrical engineering students.

The second article is by Prof. Bryan Jones from Mississippi State University. One of the least enjoyable parts of teaching is grading! In this article, Prof. Jones describes a tool that he has developed that provides computer assistance to group like answers together so that a professor may see how students are answering test questions in a similar fashion. This provides insight to the professor not only on individual student test performance but common mistakes that are being made by groups of students.

I think that you will find both of these articles very interesting.

Best wishes for a happy, healthy and successful new year!

Warmest regards,


Pritpal (“Pali”) Singh
Professor and Chair, Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering Department
Villanova University

2014-2015 Editor-in-Chief, The ECE Source



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