Since joining the Engineering Education PhD program, I have been involved with the first-year course ENGE 1104: Exploration of the Digital Future. ENGE 1104 is the second course in the first-year engineering program for students intending to major in Electrical and Computer Engineering or Computer Science. Course content includes:
- basic circuits and breadboarding,
- introduction to programming using MATLAB,
- embedded systems using Arduino,
- exploration of contemporary issues in ECE through a research report, and
- a half-semester group project, report, and presentation.
Starting as a Workshop Leader, I taught the laboratory sections of the course (three ~32-seat laboratories per semester). After two successful semesters as a Workshop Leader, I was promoted to Course Coordinator in Fall 2013, one of only two graduate students to hold this role in the department.
As coordinator, I was responsible for all aspects of the course content, assessment, managing Workshop Leaders,and managing graders. I was also a member of the hiring team for Workshop Leaders and graders. In this position, I taught large lecture sections (~130 students) of the course as instructor of record and had overall responsibility for 130-420 students per semester.