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Enhancing Communication and Use of Information in Engineering


Florida International University, Miami, FL
Contact: Lu Zhang, 305-348-7227, luzhang@fiu.edu
Advancing engineering undergraduates' professional presentation skills by integrating multi-context communication training activities into lower division engineering courses

Islamic University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
Contact: Safianu Omar, +233 268 138326, library@iug.edu.gh; www.iug.edu.gh
Expansion of previous project to provide logistical support, additional computer resources, acquisition of e-books and online academic databases for the engineering library

University of New Haven, West Haven, CT
Contact: Carol Withers, 203-932-7454, cwithers@newhaven.edu
Increase participation in the PITCH (Project to Integrate Technical Communication Habits) program and improve technology-enhanced learning opportunities

University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Contact: D'Arcy Randall, 512-471-5238, darcyr@austin.utexas.edu
Develop and implement a pilot cross-disciplinary training program for University Writing Center consultants to work with engineering laboratory classes


Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Contact: Svetlana Olbina, 970-491-7026, Svetlana.olbina@colostate.edu
Determine if the use of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in construction and civil engineering education improves student learning and communication skills

EWB Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, CA
Contact: Torrey Sanseverino, ewbmslswicp@gmsil.com
Contribution to an EWB project in Malawi to build a bicycle powered maize mill.
See https://www.ewb.calpoly.edu/malawi-1

North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
Contact: Enrico Sassi, 701-231-9382, enrico.sassi@ndsu.edu
Create online educational resources that support students in developing communication skills that are necessary in academic and professional engineering environments

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Contact: Richard Sapon-White, 541-737-7319, Richard.sapon-white@oregonstate.edu
Project to conduct two weeks of training and consultation for implementing an institutional repository and enhancing user services at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Contact: Theodora Chaspari, chaspari@tamu.edu
Investigation of low-cost in-the-moment bio-signal interventions to promote students' public speaking skills in a virtual learning environment (VLE)
Coupling virtual reality and physiological markers to improve public speaking performance;
Speak Up! Studying the Interplay of Individual and Contextual Factors to Physiological-Based Models of Public Speaking Anxiety;
Virtual reality could be cure to public speaking fear


EWB-USA, Denver, CO
Contact: Cathy Leslie, 303-772-2723, cathy.leslie@ewb-usa.org
Contribution towards teaching teamwork and communications through the University Chapter Program (www.ewb-usa.org)

Queen's University, Kingston, ON Canada
Contact: Dr. Brian Frank, 613-533-6000 x75426, brian.frank@queensu.ca
Developing interventions for to support effective written and oral communication skills among engineering students through diagnostic testing, ongoing student assessment and training.
Interventions for Engineering Communication Development

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Contact: Stephanie Rankin, 585-475-7267, Stephanie.rankin@rit.edu
Development of a technical presentation workshop for female engineering students who then went on to do an outreach activity entitled WE Explore

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Contact: Carol Tenopir, 865-974-7911, ctenopir@utk.edu
A 4-phase study to understand the use of scholarly sources from current practices and changes brought about by technology to the development of educational modules for undergraduate engineering students

University of Texas, Arlington TX
Contact: Mohsen Shahandashti, 817-272-2105, Mohsen@uta.edu
Assessing and adding to the benefits of the flipped classroom teaching strategy in enhancing engineering students' technical communication skills


Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Contact: Dr. Raenita Fenner, 410-617-2512, rafenner@loyola.edu
Integrating writing into engineering labs by developing curriculum, supporting faculty, and creating a Writing Fellows program

Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI
Contact: Joseph Musto, 414-277-7455, musto@msoe.edu
Pilot program to teach design engineering students to communicate with manufacturing personnel using a design/build experience


Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Contact: Devon Stein, 864-656-7013, dastein@clemson.edu
Cross-disciplinary collaboration to develop a course in oral and visual communications for civil engineering students and to assess student outcomes

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Contact: Abbas Rashidi, 865-974-7714, rashidi@utk.edu
Innovative professional workshop series to enhance communication skills pertinent to construction engineering students
Faculty News


University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Contact: Laurie Mejia, 412-624-7408, lam15@pitt.edu
Use of game-based mechanics and activities to engage engineering students in learning about the communication skills they need to know
Assessing the Impact of Game Based Pedagogy on the Development of Communication Skills for Engineers

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Contact: Jeffrey Tipton, 803-576-5554, jatipton@mailbox.sc.edu
Development of multimedia instructional resources to support pedagogical strategies on disciplinary research and writing processes for engineering students


University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Contact: Amir Behzadan, 407-823-2480, amir.behzadan@ucf.edu
Research to assess the benefits of mobile augmented reality (AR) in enhancing student communication and teamwork skills
· Content Delivery Using Augmented Reality to Enhance Students' Performance in a Building Design and Assembly Project
· Design and Assessment of a Mobile Augmented Reality-Based Information Delivery Tool for Construction and Civil Engineering Curriculum
· Technology-enhanced learning in construction education using mobile context-aware augmented reality visual simulation
· Assessing the Pedagogical Value of Augmented Reality-based Learning in Construction Engineering

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Contact: Dr. Charles Pierce, 803-777-3855, piercec@cec.sc.edu
Integration of disciplinary writing techniques into undergrad engineering research courses
Pedagogical Techniques to Promote Development of Graduate Engineering Students as Disciplinary Writers


Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
Contact: B. Smith Burton, 404-385-0746,
Broadening usability of a suite of tools that evaluate professional presentations by engineering students across varying engineering fields
Insights into the Process of Building a Presentation Scoring System for Engineers;
Session information

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Contact: Susan Spray, 651-962-6984, srspray@stthomas.edu
Design and evaluation of a web-based interactive tool for improving the communication skills of engineers


Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Contact: William Oakes, 765-494-3892,
Enhance incorporation of ongoing communication skill development within the EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) program
Integrating Information into the Engineering Design Process

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Contact: Steven Blair, 801-585-6157,
Web-based dissemination of engineering communications tools and strategies in the context of capstone design courses


California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
Contact: Jerry Yu, 657-278-7677,
Innovative workshop series to integrate the teaching of communications skills into the engineering curriculum

Colorado State University, Ft Collins, CO
Contact: Thomas Siller, 970-491-6220,
Develop, implement and test assessment tools to determine students' mastery of the required ABET professional outcomes
Professional Learning Institute

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Contact: William Oakes, 765-494-3892,
Improving communication skills through the EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) program


GeorgiaTech, Atlanta, GA
Contact: Brandi Orbin, 404-894-6894,
Measurement system to evaluate professional presentations by engineering students
Building a Stakeholder-Based Rubric to Enhance Student Communication Skills

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Contact: Laura Stanley, PhD, CPE, 406-994-1399,
Integration of an engineering communications toolkit into the engineering curriculum
Engineering Communications TOOLKIT


Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
Contact: E. Vagos Hadjimichael, Ph.D., 203-254-4147,
Redesign of the "Fundamentals of Engineering" course to include training in oral and written communications and expanding skills in analysis and synthesis of information

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN
Contact: Julia Williams, 812-877-8816,
Study of engineering faculty and the impact of ABET standards on the teaching of communication
Elements of effective communication: Results from a research study of engineering faculty
Communication Pedagogy in the Engineering Classroom

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
Contact: Susan Staffin Metz, 508-577-8965,
Improving the ability of engineering students to communicate technical discoveries to non-technical audiences
Improving the Ability of Engineering Students to Communicate

SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY
Contact: Rachid Manseur, 315-312-2692,
Embedding communication skills in the curriculum development of a new electrical and computer engineering program


Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Contact: Leslie Potter, 319-269-5835,
Integrates professional communication skills into the engineering curriculum
A New Engineering Communications Course Based on a Professional Communications Process

New York University, New York, NY
Contact: Natalie Jeremijenko, 212-998-5110,
Enhancements to "HowStuffisMade" a wiki resource enabling student engagement with manufacturing process innovation for engineering and design curricula

Tufts University, Medford, MA
Contact: Valencia M. Joyner, Ph.D., 617-627-2291,
Develop and assess an innovative cross-disciplinary approach to project-based learning enabling students to communicate and solve real-world microsystem design problems

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Contact: John W. Haas, Ph.D., 865-974-0696
Extends the impact of oral communication skills in the engineering curriculum


ABET, Inc., Baltimore, MD
Contact: George D. Peterson, Ph.D., P.E., 410-347-7700,
Pilot project to improve communication skills of ABET program evaluators

Rice University, Houston, TX
Contact: Linda Driskill, Ph.D., 713-348-6141,
Create online instruction modules on intercultural engineering communication to support students working on Engineers Without Borders projects

University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Contact: Joanna Wolfe, 502-852-0510,
Development, evaluation and dissemination of engineering writing exercises bases on a literature review and corpus analysis of engineering discourse


Penn State University, University Park, PA
Contact: Mieke Shuurman, 814-865-6292,
Develop and assess a training program for engineering students that improves oral communication competencies
Assessing Students' Oral Communication Skills;
Assessment of Students' Oral Communication Skills: Do Students and Workplace Supervisors Rely on General Response Patterns?;
The Effect of a Targeted Speech Communication Course on the Public Speaking Self-Efficacy of Engineering Undergraduates


Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
Contact: Birgit S. Burton, 404-385-0746,
Assess the oral presentation curriculum in the Technical Communications Program to better prepare students for workplace communications

University of Maine, Orono, ME
Contact: Dr. Mohamad Musavi, 207-581-2243,
http://www.eece.maine.edu/~pnataraj/eifnew; see flyer of project at: http://www.eece.maine.edu/~pnataraj/flyer.pdf
Develop and evaluate an introductory engineering information literacy course for undergraduates


Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
Contact: Dr. John R. Hayes, 412-268-3499,
Evaluate prototype of a stand-alone, interactive online tutor that delivers writing instruction to students in college-level engineering programs

Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY
Contact: Richard S. Thorsen, 718-260-3880,
Fully integrates a communication skills component into a freshman engineering design course

Smith College, Northampton, MA
Contact: Domenico Grasso, Ph.D., P.E., 413-585-7000,
Pilot project to incorporate professional communication skills across the engineering curriculum


University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Contact: Anita Coleman, 520-621-3565, acs@u.arizona.edu
Examines information behavior in virtual engineering laboratories and analyzes the impact on libraries and education

Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Contact: Gerald Loper, 316-978-3285
Web-based information literacy program for industrial engineers


National Technological University, Fort Collins, CO
Contact: Lionel V. Baldwin, 970-495-6473
"Discover Engineering!" video

University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Contact: David Rennels, Ph.D., 310-825-1484
Design, pilot and evaluate a web-ready prototype engineering information literacy portal (E-Portal) for 7-12th grade students and teachers


National Technological University, Fort Collins, CO
Contact: Lionel V. Baldwin, 970-495-6473
"Discover Engineering!" video



National Technological University, Fort Collins, CO
Contact: Lionel V. Baldwin, 970-495-6473
"Discover Engineering!" video

University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Zorana Ercegovac, Ph.D., 310-206-9361,
email: http://www.cs.ucla.edu/Leap/zer/
URL: http://www.cs.ucla.edu/Leap/Eisa/
Development of a learning portfolio for accessing engineering information - phase 2



National Technological University, Fort Collins, CO
Contact: Lionel V. Baldwin, 970-495-6473
"Discover Engineering!" video



California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Contact: Steven E. Koonin, 818-395-6330
Towards a conference on scholarly communication

University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Zorana Ercegovac, Ph.D., 310-206-9361,
email: http://www.cs.ucla.edu/Leap/zer/
URL: http://www.cs.ucla.edu/Leap/Eisa/
Development of a learning portfolio for accessing engineering information in user-centered environments

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Contact: Dr. Peter T. Martin, 801-581-6931,
URL: http://www.civil.utah.edu
Continuation of a project on educational technology and distance learning


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