Utilization of Computer Technology in Engineering Education

Abstracts presented at the conference without a full length paper are shown in italics.

Sunday April 11, 1999

12:00 to 6:00 PM Registration

1:00 to 4:00 PM Workshop

"Designing Effective Web Sites for Teaching and Learning"
Professor Scott Midkiff, Virginia Tech, and
Professor Will Saunders

4:15 to 6:15 PM Southeastern Section Executive Board Meeting

6:30 to 8:00 PM Conference Reception

Monday April 12, 1999

7:00 to 12:00 PM Registration

7:30 to 8:30 AM Breakfast and Business Meetings

8:30 to 10:00 AM Opening Session


Dr. Kenneth Brannan, Section President, The Citadel
Dr. Thomas Keinath, Dean of Engineering & Science, Clemson University

Keynote Address

"Challenges of Utilizing Computer Technology in the Engineering Classroom" Dr. James K. Nelson, Professor and Chair, Department of Civil Engineering, Clemson University

10:15 AM to 12:00 Noon Technical Session One

Civil Engineering Division - Moderator: Ned Riester

"Structural Mechanics" Kevin Davenport, Walter P. Moore & Associates; Scott Schiff, Clemson University

"Utilization of Computer Technology Relating to Geomatics and Geographic Information Systems Towards Fulfilling ABET 2000 Criteria" Thomas Dion, William J. Davis, The Citadel

"Using a Multi-Media Database to Improve Learning & Retention in Construction" W. Eric Showalter, Virginia Tech

"Teaching Hydraulic Engineering Design with Multimedia Computer-Based Training Courseware" Michael Woo, The Citadel

"Web Publishing in a First-Year Foundations of Engineering Course" Kenneth J. Christensen, Anita Callahan, Rafael Perez, University of South Florida

Computer Engineering/Technology Division - Moderator: Paul Wilder

"Teaching C and Fortran Simultaneously to Beginning Engineering Students" Harley R. Myler, University of Central Florida

"Real-Time Constraint Specifications in Object-Oriented Languages" Alexander P. Pons, Moiez A. Tapia, University of Miami

"Trends in Linux Applications, On-target for Technology Education" Gary Johnsey, University of Southern Mississippi

"Contrasting Computer Networking and Data Communication Curricula" Mohammad Shariat, Colin O. Benjamin, Florida A&M

"Using Streaming Media and Java Applets to Introduce Computer Organization" Gene A. Tagliarini, Edward W. Page, Clemson University

Instructional Unit - Moderator: Beth Todd

"Library Services for Distance Learning Programs in Engineering" Jean L. Cooper, University of Virginia

"Enabling Technology for Asynchronous and Collaborative Learning" Wade H. Shaw, Florida Institute of Technology

"Senior Engineering Design: Grading by Objectives" Virgil A. Thomason, Prem S. Chopra, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

"Electronic Submission, Grading & Return of Undergraduate Laboratory Reports - A Pilot Study & Outcomes Assessment" Stuart Wilkinson, University of South Florida

"Using the Internet to Facilitate the Examination of Student Proficiency" J. A. Murden, Ken P. Brannan, The Citadel

12:00 to 1:30 PM Luncheon All registrants are invited

Presentation of Thomas Evans Outstanding Instructional Paper

1:30 to 3:15 PM Technical Session Two

Engineering Design Graphics Division & Engineering Technology Division - Co-Moderators: Michael Woo and Fereydoun Jalali

"A Proposed Course Integrating Civil Graphics into CAD" Patrick Pherson, Southern Polytechnic University

"The Addition of Coordinate Axes to the Purdue Spatial Visualization Test - Visualization of Rotations: A Study at Two Universities" Ted Branoff, North Carolina State University

Technology in Engineering Education: What Do the Faculty Know and Want?" John C. Chen, Mike Ellis, Catherine E. Brawner, Joe Tront, Rowan University

Electrical Engineering Division - Moderator: Peter Romine

"A Performance Analysis of Fiber Optics Communications Systems" John H. Darnell, Jacob Neace, Western Kentucky University

"A Technique for Designing Self-Checking State Machines with Low Power Consumption" P.K. Lala, University of South Florida

"The Linear Integrated Circuits Laboratory at The University of Central Florida" Bahman S. Motlagh, Alireza Rahrooh, University of Central Florida

"An Example of Redesigning the Curriculum of the Electrical Engineering Technology Program at Western Kentucky University by Incorporating Current Computer Technology" Stacy Wilson, Western Kentucky University

"Planning and Evaluation of a New Engineering Freshman Experience Course at the University of Central Florida" Ron Eaglin, Richard Miller, Issa Bartarseh, Manoj Chopra, University of Central Florida

Instructional Unit - Moderator: Richard Mines

"A QFD Framework for Curriculum Planning" Colin O. Benjamin, Miriam Watkins, Mirza Murtaza, Florida A&M

"Linkage Analysis and Simulation Using MATLAB and Working Model" Shih-Liang Wang, North Carolina A&T

"Experiments for Teaching Calculus" G. V. Loganathan, W. Greenberg, L. Holub, C. Moore, Virginia Tech

"The Integrated Curriculum in Engineering (ICE): A New Paradigm" C. J. Martin, J. R. Watret; V. Johnson, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

"Undergraduate Students: the Untapped Resource for Multimedia Courseware Development" J. A. Murden, D. J. Fallon, K. P. Brannan, The Citadel

3:30 to 5:15 PM Technical Session Three

Software Engineering Division - Moderator: James Marr

"Teaching Search Strategies in an Introductory Artificial Intelligence Course Using Peg Jumping Puzzles" Susan Bridges, Mississippi State

"Instructional Technology in the CS Introductory Programming Classes" Nancy E. Miller, Donna S. Reese, Mississippi State

"An Interactive Computer-Based Tutorial System for Interface Instruction and On-Line Help" Brian Melloy, Clemson University

"What is Software Engineering?" James Marr, SPARTA, Inc.

Administrative Unit - Moderator: Tony Tilmans

"Funding Linked to Outcomes Assessment" James Hales, East Tennessee State

"Faculty Management Development Program" Tony Tilmans, Southern Polytechnic University

"ABET Engineering Criteria 2000: Assessment of Classroom Instruction" Kenneth P. Brannan, Thomas R. Dion, Dennis J. Fallon, The Citadel

"ABET EC 2000: Quantifying the Assessment of Outcomes" M. R. Parker, W. A. Stapleton, University of South Alabama

Instructional Unit - Moderator: Beth Todd

"Incorporating Technology into a First Course in Physics for Engineers" John P. McCarten, Dieter H. Hartmann, Clemson University

"Pilot Laptop Program" William F. Moss, Steve Melsheimer, Clemson University

"Collaborating in Student-Centered Electronic Classrooms" William Park, Bernadette Longo, Clemson University

"Investigating Engineering Retention" Thomas Murphy, The Citadel

"Multi-Media and Electronic Means to Enhance Teaching Effectiveness and Delivery to On-Campus and Off-Campus Students" Fazil T. Najafi, William M. Maalouf, University of Florida

Reception and Awards Banquet

Evening Reception --6:15 to 7:00 PM

Awards Banquet -- 7:00 PM

"Professor Wizard Says Engineering Education Can Be Fun"
Professor Benjamin L. Sill
Department of Civil Engineering
Clemson University

Tuesday April 13, 1999

7:00 to 10:00 AM Registration

7:30 to 8:45 AM Divisions Business Breakfast

8:45 to 10:30 AM Technical Session Four

Civil Engineering Division - Moderator: Ned Riester

"Learning Basic Mechanics with Multimedia" Sigfried M. Holzer, Virginia Tech

"Asphalt Laboratory Instruction - Transitioning from Marshall Mix to Superpave Mix Design" William J. Davis, Thomas R. Dion, The Citadel

"Teaching Probabilistic Methods in Civil Engineering" David Rosowsky, Clemson University

"Trebuchet: Using an Old World Artillery Piece to Hurl Questions about Dynamics" Rusty Stout, The Citadel

Mechanical Engineering Division - Moderator: Dan Hess

"Understanding Dynamic of Machinery with Friction through Computer Simulation" M. Sanjuan, Universidad del Norte; Daniel P. Hess, University of South Florida

"Integrating Hands-On Technology and Theory in Vibration Course" Daniel P. Hess, University of South Florida

"Learning Styles Distributions in Mechanical Engineering at MSU" B. K. Hodge, W. G. Steele, M.C. Empaincourt, Mississippi State

"Mechanical Engineering 2000 Laboratory Development" Charles Knight, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

"Computer Analysis of Radiative Heat Transfer in a Rectangular Furnace" P. S. Yeh, Jacksonville State

Instructional Unit - Moderator: Richard O. Mines

"Observations of using Web Page Software to Enhance Learning" Richard O. Mines, Mercer

"Establishing Effective, Multi-University Student Design Teams for Addressing Interdisciplinary Projects" Marvin W. Dixon, Charles H. Barron, Clemson University

"A Multimedia Resource Library for Civil Engineering Education" Paul S. Chinowsky, Georgia Tech

"Chattanooga Smart Park: Education of Graduate Students Through the Use of Real World Projects" Philip Kazemersky, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Katherine H. Winters

10:45 AM to 12:00 PM Session Five

Industrial Engineering Division - Moderator: Jon Juneau

"The Industrial Hygiene Undergraduate Program at WKU" Dennis K. George, John P. Russell, Rodney G. Handy

"Teaching Chemical Manufacturing: An Integrated Set of Laboratory Experiments On Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(methyl methacrylate)" Marie Vougo-Zanda, Jennifer L. Dennis, Michael A. Matthews, University of South Carolina

"Safety Education Specialization" John W. Lipscomb, University of Southern Mississippi

"Computer Simulation: Students Take Plant Control in Their Hands" Marco E. Sanjuan, Universidad del Norte; Carlos A. Smith, University of South Florida

"An Educational/Industrial Partnership Example for Providing Higher Education" Kermit Hudson, Ingalls Shipbuilding; Paul Wilder, University of Southern Mississippi

Research Unit - Moderator: Thomas Dion

"A Taxonomy of High Performance Computer Architectures for Uniform Treatment of Multiprocessor Designs" Ronald F. DeMara, University of Central Florida; Paul J. Wilder, University of Southern Mississippi

ASEE Southeastern Section Research Award Paper

ASEE Southeastern Section Runner-up Research Award Paper

Campus Representative Panel Discussion - Moderator: J.P. Mohsen

12:00 to 1:30 PM Section Annual Business Luncheon

Southeastern Section Annual Meeting Adjourns