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Mani Mina

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Mani Mina, associate professor of industrial design and electrical and computer engineering, was a panelist and presenter at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) 126th Annual Conference June 16-19 in Tampa, Florida. With Neelam Prabhu Guankar he presented a paper on “Addressing the Differences between Intention and Retention in Engineering Classrooms: Possible Ways to Design Classes for Students’ Knowledge Retention.” With Rachel Shannon, graduate research assistant in electrical and computer engineering, and alumna Sara K. Jones (BS 2016 / MS 2018 Electrical Engineering), he presented a paper on “Designing a Multi-Cycle Approach to Empathetic Electrical Engineering Courses.”

Mina participated in a panel on “The Future of Work and the Implications for Engineering Education” with Dara Smith, Charles E. Baukal and Mary K. Pilotte, moderated by Eugene Rutz. And Mina, Nick Fila, postdoctoral research associate in industrial design, and Diane Rover, University Professor of electrical and computer engineering, together with colleagues from Virginia Tech and Colorado State University, led a special session reporting on progress, developments and implementation of the National Science Foundation-funded project “Revolutionizing ECE Departments Session, RED.”