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ECET faculty active at ASEE Annual Conference

The chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) department, Dr. Austin Asgill, and several other members of his department played active roles in the 2012 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) annual conference, held June 10-13 in San Antonio, Texas.


Dr. Asgill was chosen during the conference to serve as the 2012-13 chair of the board of directors of the Tau Alpha Pi (TAP) Engineering Technology National Honor Society. He has served as a TAP board member since 2010. He also co-authored and presented a paper titled “Creating a Seamless Pipeline into B.S. Degree Programs for Place-Bound ET Students via State-Wide 2+2 Articulation Agreement.”


In addition, ECET Prof. Pam Frinzi presented a paper that she co-authored with Prof. Scott Larisch, “Low-residency Delivery of a BSEET Articulation Program,” and a paper co-authored with Dr. Becky Rutherfoord titled “Women’s Campus Leadership Seminar Program.


Assistant Prof. Craig Chin presented a paper on an “Evaluation of Cooperative Learning Assignments as a Supplement to Homework to Improve Student Learning”; and Associate Prof. Florian Misoc and Assistant Prof. Jeff Wagner presented “An Overview of Existing Power Electronics Courses,” a poster they co-authored.


In other news involving the ECET department, Dr. Misoc served as the keynote speaker at the first Electronics Engineering Technology Convocation held at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan., earlier this summer. The theme of the convocation was “Modern Power and the EET Curriculum”; and Dr. Asgill’s presentation was titled “Southern Polytechnic State University’s Renewable Energy Curriculum and Current Issues.”


Dr. Misoc is also on the Scientific Committee for the 8th International Conference on Industrial Power Engineering, sponsored by the European Union’s Sustainable Energy program.