Engineering Education Strategies for Student Engagement

When and Where

May 11 2017 09:00-10:30AM | ESB G111 (Engineering Learning Center)

Session Information

Engineering is a dynamic field with the educational objective of producing problem solvers. “Teaching in engineering” involves design specifications and engineering principles which lead to measuring system performance, while teaching involves instructional objectives and educational principles which lead to assessing learning outcomes.

Come discuss alternatives to the traditional lecture/exam model and hear how one faculty member emphasizes active processing of information by creating "hands-on" and "heads-on" engagement opportunities.


Asad Davari

Asad Davari
Asad Davari received the BS, MS, and Ph.D. all in electrical engineering in 1980, 1981, and 1985, respectively, from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. In August 1985, He joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at WVU Tech as an assistant professor, promoted to associate professor and awarded tenure in 1990 and became a full professor in 1994. He has conducted research in the areas of control and energy for more than thirty two (32) years. He has developed and taught numerous graduates and under graduate courses, supported graduate student’s theses, and supervised more than 70 MS theses and projects. Dr. Davari has more than 100 journal and conference publications. His research was supported by NSF, DOE, and DOD. He has secured and managed more than $7 million external research funding. Dr. Davari was recognized by Governor of the State of West Virginia with a Certificate of Achievement in Scientific Research, February 9, 2004. On April 2003, he received the very first Award of Excellence for research from LCN College of Engineering. He is the recipient of LCN College of Engineering Faculty Merit Award of 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003, He is a senior member of IEEE, and multiple years served as IEEE WV Section Chair.