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Enhancing Communication and Use of Information in Engineering



2015

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


$24,993
2014

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
MORE:
Assessing the Impact of Game Based Pedagogy on the Development of Communication Skills for Engineers


$20,022
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


$12,432
2013

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
MORE:
· 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


$25,000
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


$16,129
2012

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


$24,731
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


$24,991
2011

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


$10,000
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Contact: Steven Blair, 801-585-6157,
blair@ece.utah.edu
Web-based dissemination of engineering communications tools and strategies in the context of capstone design courses


$15,000
2010

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


$15,150
Colorado State University, Ft Collins, CO
Contact: Thomas Siller, 970-491-6220,
thomas.siller@colostate.edu
Develop, implement and test assessment tools to determine students' mastery of the required ABET professional outcomes
MORE:
Professional Learning Institute


$25,000
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Contact: William Oakes, 765-494-3892,
oakes@purdue.edu
Improving communication skills through the EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) program


$20,000
2009

GeorgiaTech, Atlanta, GA
Contact: Brandi Orbin, 404-894-6894,
brandi.orbin@dev.gatech.edu
Measurement system to evaluate professional presentations by engineering students
MORE:
Building a Stakeholder-Based Rubric to Enhance Student Communication Skills


$24,820
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Contact: Laura Stanley, PhD, CPE, 406-994-1399,
laura.stanley@ie.montana.edu
Integration of an engineering communications toolkit into the engineering curriculum
MORE:
Engineering Communications TOOLKIT


$14,819
2008

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


$25,000
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN
Contact: Julia Williams, 812-877-8816,
williams@rose-hulman.edu
Study of engineering faculty and the impact of ABET standards on the teaching of communication


$23,648
Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
Contact: Susan Staffin Metz, 508-577-8965,
susan.metz@stevens.edu
Improving the ability of engineering students to communicate technical discoveries to non-technical audiences
MORE:
Improving the Ability of Engineering Students to Communicate


$25,000
SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY
Contact: Rachid Manseur, 315-312-2692,
rmanseur@cs.oswego.edu
Embedding communication skills in the curriculum development of a new electrical and computer engineering program


$25,000
2007

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


$24,950
New York University, New York, NY
Contact: Natalie Jeremijenko, 212-998-5110,
nat@cat.nyu.edu
Enhancements to "HowStuffisMade" a wiki resource enabling student engagement with manufacturing process innovation for engineering and design curricula


$25,000
Tufts University, Medford, MA
Contact: Valencia M. Joyner, Ph.D., 617-627-2291,
vjoyner@ece.tufts.edu
Develop and assess an innovative cross-disciplinary approach to project-based learning enabling students to communicate and solve real-world microsystem design problems


$16,428
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


$24,784
2006

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


$15,000
Rice University, Houston, TX
Contact: Linda Driskill, Ph.D., 713-348-6141,
driskila@rice.edu
Create online instruction modules on intercultural engineering communication to support students working on Engineers Without Borders projects
MORE:
http://cnx.org/content/search?target=&words=intercultural+communication&allterms=weakAND&search=Go


$24,958
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Contact: Joanna Wolfe, 502-852-0510,
joanna.wolfe@louisville.edu
Development, evaluation and dissemination of engineering writing exercises bases on a literature review and corpus analysis of engineering discourse


$14,000
2005

Penn State University, University Park, PA
Contact: Mieke Shuurman, 814-865-6292,
mieke@engr.psu.edu
Develop and assess a training program for engineering students that improves oral communication competencies
MORE:
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


$18,084
2004

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


$24,210
University of Maine, Orono, ME
Contact: Dr. Mohamad Musavi, 207-581-2243,
musavi@eece.maine.edu
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


$24,977
2003

Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
Contact: Dr. John R. Hayes, 412-268-3499,
jh50@andrew.cmu.edu
Evaluate prototype of a stand-alone, interactive online tutor that delivers writing instruction to students in college-level engineering programs


$25,000
Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY
Contact: Richard S. Thorsen, 718-260-3880,
rthorsen@poly.edu
Fully integrates a communication skills component into a freshman engineering design course


$24,864
Smith College, Northampton, MA
Contact: Domenico Grasso, Ph.D., P.E., 413-585-7000,
dgrasso@smith.edu
Pilot project to incorporate professional communication skills across the engineering curriculum


$12,000
2002

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


$50,000
Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Contact: Gerald Loper, 316-978-3285
Web-based information literacy program for industrial engineers


$14,625
2001

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


$5,000
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



$38,200
2000

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


$5,000

1999

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


$5,000
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


$28,100

1998

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


$5,000

1997

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


$10,000
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


$28,100
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


$10,000

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