Spring 2017 | Volume 6 | Issue 1

From the Editor

Larry J. Shuman
Editor, AEE
Senior Associate Dean University of Pittsburgh

This marks the 20th issue of Advances. It features nine peer-reviewed articles and our first book review. The authors collectively come from fifteen different institutions. These include a number whose faculty typically appear in the engineering education literature, including Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Duke, Iowa State, North Carolina State, Colorado School of Mines, Georgia Tech, Arizona State and George Mason as well as less well known schools: Wartburg College, University of Toledo, Roger Williams, The Citadel, James Madison, Southern Illinois and the University of Northern Iowa. It is being able to see articles by faculty from this latter group of institutions that is particularly gratifying, because it substantiates a reason for founding the journal; that is, providing an outlet for the broader spectrum of engineering faculty to publish significant classroom achievements.… (click PDF to continue reading).

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Table of Contents

  1. Influence of an Education Abroad Program on the Intercultural Sensitivity of STEM Undergraduates: A Mixed Methods Study
    Chrysanthe Demetry, Richard F. Vaz
  2. Selling Technical Sales to Engineering Learners
    Daniel P. Bumblauskas, Adam R. Carberry, David P. Sly
  3. Intelligent Tutoring System Using Decision Based Learning for Thermodynamic Phase Diagrams
    Mathew Hagge, Mostafa Amin-Naseri, John Jackman, Enruo Guo, Stephen Gilbert, Gloria Starns, Leann Faidley
  4. Effectiveness of Just In Time Teaching on Student Achievement in an Introductory Thermodynamics Course
    Matthew W. Liberatore, Rachel M. Morrish, Charles R. Vestal
  5. Modeling as an Engineering Habit of Mind and Practice
    Matthew D. Lammi, Cameron D. Denson
  6. A Rubric to Analyze Student Abilities to Engage in Sustainable Design
    Mary Katherine Watson, Elise Barrella, Thomas A. Wall, Caroline Noyes, Michael Rodgers
  7. A Mixed Learning Approach to Integrating Digital Signal Processing Laboratory Exercises into a Non-Lab Junior Year DSP Course
    Benjamin D. McPheron, Charles V. Thangaraj, Charles R. Thomas
  8. Volunteer Expert Readers: Drawing on the University Community to Provide Professional Feedback for Engineering Student Writers
    Cary Moskovitz
  9. How Student Written Communication Skills Benefit During Participation in an Industry-Sponsored Civil Engineering Capstone Course
    Ryan Fries, Brad Cross, Jianpeng Zhou, Chad Verbais
  10. Book Review: Designing and Using Effective Learning Environments
    Aditya Johri

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