Revolutionizing Engineeirng Departments (RED)

Dr. Tony Maciejewski invites you to join us on Monday, February 13th, at 5:30pm in Clark A 204

A revolution is happening in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Colorado State University. Armed with a $2 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation, CSU is the only ECE department out of the original six schools charged with leading scalable and sustainable change in engineering education for the nation.

Aiming to reverse the unacceptable retention trend and overcome the barriers that prevent engineering graduates from feeling fully prepared for the challenges of the profession, the team of CSU educators is paving the way to change through a new model that redefines what it means to both teach and learn in the ECE department. Rather than teaching courses in isolation, multifaceted faculty teams approach the degree as an integrated system. Using familiar applications such as the smart phone, the teams will work to hook students’ interest earlier by helping them see how concepts connect across the curriculum and how that knowledge relates to the real world.