Advancing Scholarship in Engineering Education: Lessons Learned from a Year of Dialog
ASEE SE Section 2007 Annual Conference

Sunday, April 1, 2007
The University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

Workshop #1: 1:00 - 3:00 PM (Broadway A)Fostering Student Engagement in Technical Courses Using Tablet PCs and Dyknow Software

Workshop Leader: Dave Berque, Professor and Chair of Computer Science at DePauw University and Consultant to DyKnow
DyKnow software is used to foster student engagement in classrooms at the K12, college, and university levels (including the University of Louisville's J. B. Speed School of Engineering). The software supports collaborative note-taking; interactive activities such as sharing student solutions for in-class problems; out of class note review and replay; and computer monitoring. Although the system can be used in varied hardware environments, it is optimized for use with Tablet PCs and other pen-based systems. Tablet PCs will be provided to participants for use during this session. After a brief hands-on introduction to the Tablet PC the session will demonstrate the pedagogies associated with the use of DyKnow software and Tablet PCs by walking participants through real classroom examples. Additional pen-based hardware devices (including inexpensive $100 graphics tablets) will also be demonstrated with an eye toward considering how such devices can be used to support teaching and learning technical content.

Workshop 2 Cancelled

Workshop 3: 1:00 - 3:00 PM (Broadway B) High Performance Learning Environment (Hi-PeLE)

Workshop Leader: Sharon Sauer, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Adrienne Minerick, Mississippi State University Pedro E. Arce, Tennessee Tech University
This workshop focuses on design, implementation and assessment of learning environments of high retention and high student performance that enhance student learning within an active/collaborative approach. The methodology brings discovery and fun to the classroom and enhances hands-on and independent learning approaches in students. During the workshop, the basic ideas of Hi-PeLE will be introduced and illustrated as well as key aspects in the design, implementation and assessment with examples drawn from the conductor*s experiences. Attendees will be encouraged to design their own Hi-PeLE and a critique will be offered for those that they like to have immediate input. This strategy has been highly successful in allowing instructors to modify their own instructional methodologies and quickly incorporate new aspects without significant activation energy.

Workshop 4: 3:00 - 5:00 PM Campus Tour, Belknap Research Center Clean Room

The grand opening of the new $50M Belknap Research Building (BRB) in April of 2006 launched a new era of micro/nano/biotechnology research at the University of Louisville. The 120,000 square foot research building combines complementary and coordinated interdisciplinary micro/nano/bio research efforts from both the School of Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical and Bioengineering) and the College of Arts and Science (Chemistry, Physics and Biology). The showcase facility in the BRB is the central 10,000 sq. ft. core cleanroom located on the 1st floor. Designed by nationally-renown AGI of Phoenix AZ, the large class-100 facility places UofL among the top ten universities in the world in terms of cleanroom size and capacity. The $8.5M micromanufacturing facility houses a cadre of state-of-the-art processing equipment for prototyping next-generation micro- and nanodevices for applications such as microelectronics, homeland security, optoelectronics, biotechnology, sensing, MEMS and nanotechnology. Transportation will be provided