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Gary A. Gabriele – Transitioned from Division Director of EEC to Dean of Engineering of Villanova University on July 31, 2006 Allen L. Soyster – Transitioned from Dean of Engineering of Northeastern University to Division Director of EEC on November 1, 2006.

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division of engineering education and centers eec
Gary A. Gabriele – Transitioned from Division Director of EEC to Dean of Engineering of Villanova University on July 31, 2006

Allen L. Soyster – Transitioned from Dean of Engineering of Northeastern University to Division Director of EEC on November 1, 2006

Division of EngineeringEducation and Centers (EEC)

National Science Foundation

Division of Engineering Education and Centers

eec fy 2006 in brief
Engineering Centers

$89million

EECFY 2006 in Brief
  • Engineering Education
  • $9 million
  • Human Resources
  • $13 million

National Science Foundation

Division of Engineering Education and Centers

erc history
ERC HISTORY
  • Started in 1985
  • 6 Centers in First Class
  • 1985 Budget 10 Million
  • 43 Centers to Date
  • Currently: 19 ERCs, 3 Earthquake
slide5
CenSSIS Is Working With Mass. Gen. Hospital Clinicians to Improve 3D X-Ray (Tomosynthesis) Breast Cancer Screening Methods

Fusion of Tomo Info

With Optical Probes

Leads to Better Tumor

ID and Localization

Speedup of Tomo

From ~ 3 Hours- Single PC

To ~2 Minutes – 64 PC

Leads to Real Time Biopsy

energy savings in transportation via fluid power
Weighs 250kg

Occupies 200 Liters

Too heavy and too large for passenger cars

$110M/yr.

$10B/yr.

Energy Savings in Transportation via Fluid Power

ERC for Compact and

Efficient Fluid Power

  • Hydraulic launch assist (HLA)
  • Parallel hybrid
  • Regenerates 80+% braking energy
  • 30% fuel saving
  • Significant reduction in emissions (50% of NOx, 30% CO2)
  • 280KW power & 380kJ energy

HLA on a class 3 Ford F350 truck

slide7

Master Pneumatic

National Tube Supply Company

Ralph Rivera

HIGH COUNTRY TEK

Member of the Schaeffler Group

new features of gen 3 centers
New Features of Gen 3 Centers
  • Market Partnerships
  • 1) Engage small innovative firms
  • 2) Engage local, state, other to
  • promote entrepreneurship
  • Students
  • 3) Build sustaining partnership
  • with middle and high schools
  • 4) Engage ERC students in all
  • phases of innovation process
  • Global
  • 5) Partnership with foreign
  • institutions
education initatives of eec
EDUCATION INITATIVES of EEC
  • REU(1980s)
  • RET(2002)
  • Education Research(2005)
  • International(2006)
university of maryland amir ali ahmadi reu
University of Maryland Amir Ali Ahmadi(REU)
  • Published paper on “time delays”
  • 2)Washington Society of Engineering
  • Award(2005)
  • 3) 2010 ?????
slide12

Carnegie-Mellon’s Robotics Academy

Research Experience for Teachers

education research
Education Research
  • Epistemology
  • Learning Methodologies
  • Learning Systems
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness
  • Assessment
learning systems

Learning Systems

Are the current objectives of engineering programs aligned

with the NAE Engineer of 2020?

(Lisa Lattuca---Penn State—2006)

engineering curriculum
ABET

DESIGN

COMMUNICATION

GLOBAL

……………………..

Engineering Curriculum
slide16

International Research and Education in Engineering (IREE) – FY 2006

  • $3.267 Million
  • 177 Proposals / 115 Awards
  • 403 Researchers
  • 31 Countries
recent nsb issues responses
Recent NSB Issues/Responses
  • Pre-college Programs
  • 1) NSF Partner with FIRST
  • Retention
  • Public Perception of Engineering
  • Professor Pipeline
recent nsb issues responses1
Recent NSB Issues/Responses
  • Pre-college Programs
  • 1) NSF Partner with FIRST
  • 2) College/School Board Advisories
  • Retention
  • Public Perception of Engineering
  • Professor Pipeline
slide21

STUDENT PIPELINE

Industry

Advisory

Board

School

Board

Advisory

?

K-12

Industry

University

recent nsb issues responses2
Recent NSB Issues/Responses
  • Pre-college Programs
  • 1) NSF Partner with FIRST
  • 2) College/School Board Advisories
  • Retention
  • 3) Poor Teaching/Advising
  • Public Perception of Engineering
  • Professor Pipeline
slide24

Northeastern University

GE Master Teacher Team

  • Engineering/ Arts of Science Team for 1st year Engineering Students( 1999)
  • 88% Retention in Engineering(2006)
  • Issue- Good Teaching is sound business
recent nsb issues responses3
Recent NSB Issues/Responses
      • Pre-college Programs
  • 1) NSF Partner with FIRST
  • 2) College/School Board Advisories
  • Retention
  • 3) Poor Teaching/Advising
  • Public Perception of Engineering
  • 4) Role of Technology in World
  • Affairs
  • Professor Pipeline
recent nsb issues responses4
Recent NSB Issues/Responses
      • Pre-college Programs
  • 1) NSF Partner with FIRST
  • 2) College/School Board Advisories
  • Retention
  • 3) Poor Teaching/Advising
  • Public Perception of Engineering
  • 4) Role of Technology in World
  • Affairs
  • Professor Pipeline
  • 5) REU Expansion