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Modern Lab for Remote Learning: Hands-On Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Using Low-Cost Portable Hardware

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Professor Patrick Schaumont from the Electrical & Computer Engineering department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) discusses the conversion of a Real-time Digital Signal Processing (DSP) course with traditional in-person hands-on labs to a hybrid (in-person and online) setting using a small TI microcontroller LaunchPad development kit and a USB osciloscope.

Patrick Robert Schaumont

Professor, ECE

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Applied Learning: Building Real-World Engineering Skills in an Online World

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Hands-on learning sits at the heart of engineering curricula. But with COVID-19 forcing learning to move online for the foreseeable future, how can univerisities ensure their students still get that level of engagement? Learners are craving an applied learning environment, and even starting to take it into their own hands with demand for technical bootcamps growing more than 12% year over year. Join the Head of Coursera for Campus Americas, JP Moran, to explore how engineering departments are finding success in bringing those job-relevant skills to life online. Whether it is through guided labs or bootcamps, physical barriers don't need to stand in the way of your students' success.

JP Moran

Head, Campus Americas


Virtual Labs with MATLAB and Simulink

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Developing new virtual lab activities or moving a laboratory course online while achieving learning objectives is challenging. It can be difficult to reproduce the collaborative and interactive learning environment that helps develop soft skills needed for global industry. In this webinar, learn ideas and resources for creating online labs using MATLAB and Simulink.

Chad Allie

Customer Success Engineer

The MathWorks

Douglas Jussaume

Applied Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Tulsa

AI in Education with Jetson Nano

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Ready to get started teaching hands-on AI in a fun, engaging way? Join us to discover the latest applied labs and curriculum for deep learning and autonomous robotics using NVIDIA’s high-performance Jetson edge computers. Students use popular machine learning frameworks and interactive computer vision to create their own projects and train autonomous robot kits like JetBot and Duckietown. These open-source materials can easily be integrated into your courses to teach students the principles of modern AI.

Dustin Franklin

Developer Evangelist


Jacopo Tani

Senior Researcher

ETH Zürich



Diversity and Inclusion: High Impact Drivers for Innovation in the Workplace and Beyond

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Diversity and Inclusion are integral to the workplace cultural evolution happening everywhere today. A diverse workforce consistently achieves greater innovation by bringing different perspectives to arrive at unique solutions. But having diverse talent alone is not enough. Creating a culture of inclusion is the necessary ingredient. When teams feel supported by a fair system that provides a sense of belonging and acceptance, we start to reap the benefits from our diverse workforce.


José Alvarez

Senior Director, PSG CTO Office







A New Concept for Wireless Debugging

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Digi-Key and MikroElektronika showcases a new way to teach embedded microcontroller courses over long distance. We will explore remote debugging concepts and new tools to enable it for students learning from home. See and experience remote connectivity with a live intra/intercontinental product demo of the Hardware + IDE.


Y.C. Wang

Director, Global Academic Program




Electrical Engineering Practicum, Third Edition

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The Electrical Engineering Practicum provides a hands-on path to exploring the fascinating world of electronics. Each of the fifteen lectures introduces the student to a new electronic device or technology and an associated application. A follow-on laboratory exercise is then conducted individually by the student anytime, anywhere, using their own Personal Test Lab. An online video teaching assistant is provided to assist the student with each lab exercise. In university settings, the lab exercise is then demonstrated by the student to an instructor in small lab sections. No previous experience in electronics is required for your students.


Dr. Robert Bowman

Past Head of Electrical Engineering

Rochester Institute of Technology


Teaching in our Virtual World

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The world is facing an extraordinary crisis in the form of COVID-19. We hope you agree the current focus is to continue FPGA learnings through virtual platforms. Joined by Professor Luo, UMASS Lowell Electrical Engineering and Tyler Sheaves, a UC Davis PhD program Intel student intern, this session covers a range of topics utilizing Intel FPGAs that assist digital electronics training in our virtual teaching world, including: curriculum materials for digital electronics using FPGAs coursework overview, setting up a virtual/remote lab using Intel FPGA Development boards, and an example of current virtual/remote lab teaching experience - teaching and research of heterogeneous computing with the Intel FPGA Development Cloud.


Larry Landis

Senior Manager

Intel PSG Academic Program

Tyler Sheaves

Intel Student Intern

UCDavis PhD Program

Professor Luo

Heterogeneous Compute Course Teacher

UMASS Lowell Electrical Engineering

Online Fall Courses Need Not Be a Consolation Prize: 4 Things That Yield Students Who LOVE an Online Class
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“The online format works really well and is even better than taking an in-person class. I absolutely loved this class.” That's a real quote from a student in an online CS1 at UC Riverside, and evaluation comments from other students are similar. Online courses need not be a consolation prize if in-person classes can't be offered this fall. Instead, online courses have unique advantages that, if capitalized upon, can not only yield grades similar to in-person classes, but also very satisfied students, and instructors too. This presentation summarizes what we've learned at zyBooks and at UC Riverside (where we've taught online CS1 since 2013) on how to teach online classes that students don't just tolerate, but that they truly enjoy and thrive in.

Dr. Frank Vahid

Chief Learning / Co-Founder



Digi-Key Supply Chain Solutions for Distance Learning
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Are your students staying home this Fall? No problem! Digi-Key explores possible scenarios to supply lab hardware to students engaged in distance learning. Learn about solid solutions, methodologies, and processes to get hardware packages to students. You can focus on developing your coursework, Digi-Key can help with supplying your students.

Y.C. Wang

Global Academic Program Director



Engineering in an Era of Complex Systems of Systems, Autonomy, and AI
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Innovative business models and massive new industries are being created around and within complex ecosystems that aggregate different technologies and platforms, collect-crunch-digest massive amounts of data, and use federated/distributed intelligence through ubiquitous sensing, connectivity and computing. The role of the ECE discipline is key for overcoming these challenges and finding the corresponding novel solutions; a new generation of engineering professionals (with emphasis on ECE) will be required to design, develop, install, operate and maintain complex “systems of systems” that are part of larger ecosystems where multiple actors participate and success results from the collaborative effort between them. Innovative engineering education programs and translational research will help to prepare the future engineering professionals that will respond to these and other challenges. Given the complexity of the potential solutions, we explore different pathways and approaches that could help to accelerate the development of those solutions with an active participation of academia, including faculty, students and the larger engineering community.

Igor Alvarado

Academic Research Manager

National Instruments

NSF Panel: Funding Opportunities
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Brought to you by:

Don Millard

Deputy Division Director

National Science Foundation

Kishan Baheti

Program Director

National Science Foundation

Tony Kuh

Program Director

National Science Foundation

Paige Smith

Program Director

National Science Foundation

Tony Maciejewski

Professor and Head, Dept. of ECE

Colorado State University


Designing Engineering Labs for the Post COVID-19 Era
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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the entire global academic community to reflect on the way we deliver instruction and the way students engage in the various modes of learning. Most institutions are performing admirably as they quickly migrate as much as possible to on-line forms. One major dimension of modern engineering education, however, remains stubbornly elusive to on-line treatment -- hands-on labs and projects. Quanser, better known for its advanced hardware in modern robotics, mechatronics, and control is collaborating with several leading universities in the Digital Transformation initiative that aims to develop a series of high-fidelity lab virtualizations that provide meaningful experiential learning off-campus. Moreover, Digital Transformation is an integrated methodology and platforms designed to quickly adapt a broad range of topics within ECE and other disciplines. This webinar will provide an overview of the method, technology, and current progress. It will also provide information on how more institutions can participate.


Dr. Tom Lee

Chief Education Officer



ECEDHA ABET Virtual Workshop
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Brought to you by:


Mark Law

Professor, ECE Department

Director of Honors Program

University of Florida

Stephen M. Phillips, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor, Electrical Engineering Department

Director, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Arizona State University

Sarah Rajala

Dean Emerita, College of Engineering

Iowa State University


ECEDHA New Chairs Virtual Workshop
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This informal workshop is intended to highlight the position of department chair (head) and its relationship to upper administration, faculty, staff, students and alumni. The afternoon is intended to elicit discussion and sharing of best practices that may be of particular interest to new department chairs/heads.


John Papapolymerou

Department Chair

Michigan State University

Art Lizotte

Director of Americas University Development

Keysight Technologies, Inc.

ABET Update: Accreditation in Response to COVID-19
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This session will summarize how best to address ABET accreditation within the context of academic program response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. ABET’s Chief Accreditation Officer, Dr. Joe Sussman, and Senior Director of Accreditation Operations, Jane Emmet, will discuss modifications to ABET operations and how these modifications will affect program reviews, acknowledging the current delivery changes to academic programs that have affected teaching and learning. In addition, Dr. Sussman and Ms. Emmet will answer questions regarding how best to prepare for ABET accreditation given the current status of academic program offerings at institutions around the globe. This session will summarize recent updates, and we especially encourage participation from programs with ABET visits planned for Fall 2020. Please bring your ABET leaders to this session.


Joseph L. Sussman

Chief Education Officer


Chief Accreditation Officer, Chief Information Officer


Jane Emmet

Senior Director, Accreditation Operations



From Makerspace to “Systerspace” – Building Systems-Thinking into Design Projects of Authentic Complexity
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A Systerspace is a project-based learning strategy based on system integration as opposed to conventional design and building (i.e. Makerspace). It is a new Quanser framework to provide a pragmatic and efficient platform for introducing contemporary system-oriented applications such as autonomous systems, cyber-physical systems, machine learning, Industry 4.0 etc. into the undergraduate curriculum.


Dr. Tom Lee

Chief Education Officer



Engaging Robotics Education to Prepare Students for the Age of Automation and the Internet of Things
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The growing automation in all aspects of life is increasing the importance for contemporary engineers to be versed in robotics and systems knowledge. Students can grasp the fundamentals of embedded systems, electromechanical concepts and Internet of Things using the TI-RSLK MAX kit.


Mark Easley

University Marketing Manager

Texas Instruments


Infusing Industrial Tools & Criteria into Academic Curriculum
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Changing demographics in the workplace including the departure of highly-skilled engineers and rapidly changing technology create an impetus to evolve academic curriculum. During this presentation, learn how Keysight's RF/Microwave Courseware and Industry-Ready Student Certification programs can accelerate your efforts to graduate industry-ready students.


Noah Schmitz

Director of Americas University Development

Keysight Technologies


Past Webinars

New Tools for State of the Art Research and Industry-Ready Students
Sponsored by Keysight Technologies

A Case Study on Maintenance Reliability
Sponsored by Fluke

Oscilloscopes for the Classroom
Sponsored by Keysight Technologies


The Global Impact of ECE - Spotlight on Latin America
In partnership with National Instruments


Modeling Capacitive Devices with COMSOL Multiphysics
Sponsored by COMSOL


The Opportunity for the Electrical Engineering Class of 2022
Sponsored by National Instruments


IoT - It's Everywhere! Preparing Students for Tomorrow's Design and Test Challenges
Sponsored by Keysight Technologies


Transformational Teaching Labs - Putting Your Best Academic Foot Forward
Sponsored by Quanser


Teaching Mechatronics: Helping Students to Understand and Design Complex Systems
Sponsored by National Instruments


Using COMSOL Multiphysics Simulation Apps as a Teaching Tool
Sponsored by COMSOL


mmWave: Next-Generation Wireless Prototyping
Sponsored by National Instruments


Creating Equation-Based Simulation Apps (April 2016)
Sponsored by COMSOL


Network-Based Instrument Management Solutions for Increased Lab Efficiency
Sponsored by ConRes & Tektronix


The Future of Wireless: 5G and the Impact on Society
Sponsored by National Instruments


Modernizing the Way We Teach Controls: A Progress Report from Quanser
Sponsored by Quanser


Application Builder and COMSOL Server
Sponsored by COMSOL


Creating Equation-Based Simulation Apps
Sponsored by COMSOL


Yet Another Paradigm Shift...How 21st Century Computing is Wreaking Havoc on the Engineering Campus
Sponsored by Quanser


Copper Backplane Power Loss in an Age of Increasing Data Rate Demand
Sponsored by ANSYS


Beyond Office Hours: Four Approaches to Enrich Student Engagement
Sponsored by Piazza


Robots, 3D Printers, and Other Fun Things That are Keeping Us Up at Night
Sponsored by Quanser


Semiconductor Device Simulations with COMSOL Multiphysics
Sponsored by COMSOL


Making Sense of the "Flipped" Campus with New Approaches to Hands On Labs
Sponsored by Quanser


Modeling of Capacitive and Resistive Devices
Sponsored by COMSOL


Supporting Inductive Learning in Engineering Courses
Sponsored by Maplesoft


Equation-Based Modeling
Sponsored by COMSOL