Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching
Teaching Goals and Objectives:
Students learn best when they are involved in some meaningful way. Most courses in microelectronic engineering allow the students to become involved through the associated laboratory where they design and fabricate devices, processes and/or integrated circuits.
It is my goal to create the best educational laboratory experience in the area of microelectronic engineering available at any university in the world.
1st and 2nd Year Level Courses:
The goal in these courses is to build fundamental understanding in science and mathematics. In the engineering courses the goal is to build fundamental understanding of the career field of study.
Core Level Courses (3rd and 4th Year):
The goal in these courses is to build depth of understanding in electrical engineering and microelectronic engineering.
Senior Level and Graduate:
The goal in these courses is to apply understanding from previous courses in the design and fabrication of devices, processes and/or integrated circuits.
Teaching Through Research:
Research provides a great opportunity for students to learn through involvement in state-of-the-art projects.
Distance learning has its place for mature learners who are motivated through work in the area of study.
The co-op experience required by all engineering students is an essential part of the learning experience. Again the key is to apply what they have learned in school through involvement in projects in a work environment. Co-op needs to be integrated into the 3rd, 4th and 5th year of the undergraduate program in order to maximize the benefits on the students education.