Infusing 21-century AI skills into Traditional Undergraduate Engineering Curriculum
Yachi Wanyan, Texas Southern University, United States ; Youmei Liu, University of Houston, United States
Global Learn, in Princeton-Mercer, New Jersey ISBN 978-1-939797-43-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
AI skills are global and US has the highest AI skills penetration (World Economic Forum (2018). Texas Southern University (TSU) has been using the grant funded by the National Sciences Federation (NSF) to create an Artificial Intelligent project to infuse modern technologies into the traditional undergraduate engineering curriculum. The AI project uses the most up-to-date real-world case studies in the Civil Engineering field to provide students with knowledge and experiences that prepare them for the future job market in the 21-century digital age. A research study was integrated in the project to collect data on the impact of AI tools from students. Despite the challenging AI project, 100% of students strongly agreed or agreed that it is important to introduce AI knowledge in the course. Full data collection in spring semester of 2019 will be reported in this paper.
Wanyan, Y. & Liu, Y. (2019). Infusing 21-century AI skills into Traditional Undergraduate Engineering Curriculum. In G. Marks (Ed.), Proceedings of Global Learn 2019-Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 124-129). Princeton-Mercer, New Jersey: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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