Workshop Session 1
For the first installment, we will host presentations and discussions on interventions to improve student engagement and learning in ECE Laboratories and Courses. These activities have the potential to add excitement to electrical and computer engineering topics, which can attract students into the field, as well as provide students a better understanding of their chosen major, while also instilling in them foundational skills, building teamwork, increasing confidence, and improving self-efficacy. Six educators innovating in this area will be highlight and will share their work as well as their perspectives and advice in implementing similar activities in the classroom. Workshop presentations will be pre-recorded for viewing before the workshop face to face discussion session. An interactive Question and Answer format during the workshop will allow the audience to further learn from these developments and gain insight in how to implement course and laboratory level activities.
This workshop is part of the planning process that will inform the development of the concept paper to establish the Coalition for Inspiration, Education and Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Hispanic Serving Institutions (ECE@HSI) with the overarching goal of increasing participation and graduation of Hispanic students in electrical and computer engineering.
This planning grant is funded by NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) under award 80NSSC20K1769.