Grants for the Advancement of Teaching Engineering (GATE)

Now in its 7th year, the GATE program supports committed efforts at identifying and solving problems in the context of the undergraduate classroom experience for engineering students.  We are continuing to urge participants to consider the question: are we doing the best we know how to do?

GATE supports initiatives that investigate what happens in the classroom, how it affects instruction and student learning, and how it can be enhanced. We will consider projects ranging from the scholarship of teaching to practical implementation of teaching methods.  In general, we anticipate a majority of the supported projects will have a direct impact in the classroom.

2015-16 GATE Projects

Brian Bailey, Computer Science
Leveraging online crowds for receiving authentic formative feedback in project-based engineering design courses

James Allison, Industrial and Systems Enterprise Engineering
Advancing undergraduate design learning through extensive use of hands-on model-based design projects

Jont Allen and Steve Levinson, Electrical and Computer Engineering; John D’Angelo, Mathematics; Michael Stone, Physics
Concepts in engineering via mathematical history

2014-2015 GATE Projects

James Allison

Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering
Advancing Undergraduate Design Learning Through Extensive Use of Hands-On Model-Based Design Projects

Geoffrey Herman, Brian Faulkner, and David Varodayan

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Exploring the Creation of Effective Instructional Text

Andrew Smith, Paul Selvin, and Jenny Amos

A New Lab on Statistical Mechanics of Molecules and Cells

Ramavarapu S. Sreenivas and Rebecca Reck

Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering
Introduction of Portable Laboratory Kits into the General Engineering Introduction to Control Systems Course

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