Teaching

Solving our global societal challenges is going to depend on the talent and creativity of a diverse and multidisciplinary groups. Electrical engineers will lead the development of technologies to benefit the greater good, where innovations will stem from their unique knowledge and skills that bridge the cyber and physical worlds. We are helping to recruit and educate the next generation of scientists and engineers through electrical engineering course and curriculum development, scholarship of teaching and learning, and outreach activities. 

Courses and Curriculum

  • ENGIN 100 Introduction to Engineering
  • EECS 200 Electrical Engineering Systems Design I
  • EECS 215 Introduction To Circuits
  • EECS 320 Introduction To Semiconductor Devices
  • EECS 421 Properties Of Transistors
  • EECS 429 Semiconductor Optoelectronics
  • EECS 529 Semiconductor Lasers And LEDs
  • EECS 598 Solar Cell Device Physics
Engineering Circuit Analysis See our contributions to the 9th Edition of Engineering Circuit Analysis, which focuses on the student – it is written so that students may teach the science of circuit analysis to themselves. The book contains a range of examples, end of chapter problems, practical applications, and use of Matlab and LTspice. The text is available electronically, including the McGraw Hill Connect and SmartBook platforms to interact with students

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

We have continually engaged in activities to improve teaching and learning, including active learning strategies and project-based learning. We interact regularly with the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching  and Engineering Education Research program. Prof. Phillips and graduate students in our group have often worked together on education related projects, including studying the effectiveness of active learning approaches in undergraduate courses, investigating student motivation and achievement in electrical engineering, and graduate student teaching apprenticeships.

Outreach

In 2015, we led the establishment of the Electrify Tech Camp. These are one-week summer camps for high school students, led by faculty on particular areas in electrical engineering. We developed the Sense It version of the camp, which introduces students to electrical circuits, sensors, microcontrollers, and wireless technology. Camp activities bridge these concepts, where participants ultimately form teams to develop their own Arduino-based sensing system at the conclusion of the week.