The great distance learning experiment is sweeping the nation’s colleges and universities. The Minority Serving Institutions that make up the Inclusive Engineering Consortium (IEC) are uniquely positioned to rapidly capture the experiences of minority engineering students and their instructors. This session reviews results from a study of how they have adapted to online learning environments in electrical and computer engineering courses during the current crisis.
Professor, Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and engineering education onsultant. Research involves the application of particle beam based diagnostics to plasmas of interest to the thermonuclear fusion community, high frequency wave phenomena, photonics, instrumentation, engineering education, diversity in the engineering workforce, and technology enhanced learning.
Gullie Consultant Services
Dr. Kathy Gullie and her associates at Gullie Consultant Services LLC have been in education, assessment, program development and evaluation for over 30 years. A former New York State teacher for 36 years, Dr. Gullie is committed to the improvement of education for students in all areas., Along with members of the team, Gullie Consultant Services LLC. has served as external evaluators for school districts, federal and state agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and institutions of higher education in New York State, as well as from around the country. Some of our past clients include: The National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, The New York State Department of Education, New York State VESID, State University of New York at Albany/SUNY, the State University of New York at Binghamton/SUNY, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Howard University, Morgan University and New York City Board of Education. Based in the Capital Region, Gullie Consultants Services LLC., is a small consultancy, working directly with school districts and colleges/universities in multiple states and regions. A registered Woman Owned Business (WOB), Gullie Consultant Services LLC., prides itself on delivering high-quality program evaluations, data collection and analysis to its clients.
Associate Professor, ECE
Morgan State University
Dr. Nyarko is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Morgan State University (MSU). He also serves as Director of the Engineering Visualization Research Laboratory (EVRL). He has conducted research for MSU since 2005, consecutively under the titles of Research Engineer, Director, and finally Associate Professor. As a Research Engineer, Dr. Nyarko worked under the Chesapeake Information Based Aeronautics consortium (CIBAC) with engineers at NASA Langley on various projects involving aviation safety. Under his direction, the Engineering Visualization Research Laboratory has acquired and conducted research funded from the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Army Research Laboratory, NASA and Department of Homeland Security along with other funding from Purdue University's Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and Interoperability Environments (VACCINE), a DHS Center of Excellence. After receiving his doctorate from Morgan State University, Dr. Nyarko worked as an independent Software Engineer with contracts involving computational engineering, scientific/engineering simulation & visualization, visual analytics, complex computer algorithm development, computer network theory, machine learning, mobile software development, and avionic system software development. He also served as Adjunct Faculty for University of Baltimore's Department of Science, Information Arts and Technologies.
Gullie Consultant Services
Bio to come.
SageFox Consulting Group
Rebecca Zarch has spent the last 15 years evaluating projects supporting young adults moving through STEM pathways and workforce development projects. She particularly loves projects that involve complex organizational change, the infusion of innovation and entrepreneurship into the educational environment, and those that promote underrepresented groups in the STEM fields. Much of Rebecca's work focuses on computer science education projects. Her work is typically based at community colleges and graduate school programs. Rebecca received her MBA in nonprofit management at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management and her M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.