The Center for Excellence in Engineering Education (CE3)
The Center for Excellence in Engineering Education (CE3) provides a holistic approach for improving the quality of engineering education at The University of Texas at San Antonio. The center strives to improve the preparedness and marketability of the students in the College of Engineering for challenging and rewarding careers.
Workshops for writing and problem solving skills, resources for internship opportunities, tutoring and gate keeper courses, FE exam preparation, and career advising are all examples of the activities on hand at the center. The center also facilitates sequential internships in local industries as part of student development.
The CE3 seeks to support UTSA’s engineering students by sponsoring special classes, initiatives and events that strengthen academic performance and foster a learning community that contributes to increased retention and graduation rates.
Improve retention and graduation rates in the College of Engineering
Lead superior research on teaching and learning in engineering disciplines and to disseminate the results
Provide essential resources to engineering faculty and students to improve the quality of engineering education
Promote multidisciplinary capstone programs with industry involvement
Provide educational support for the science and math teachers and students for grades K-12 at the K-12
Increase external funding for engineering education activities
For Students & Faculty
For Engineering Students
Special research and mentoring opportunities for undergraduate engineering students
Assistance in identifying and applying for off-campus summer research opportunities
Field trips to companies that hire UTSA engineering students
Summertime engineering research camps for high school students
For Engineering Faculty
Professional development support for new faculty
Assistance for faculty involvement in educational research
Support for curriculum development and revision
Workshops on student learning outcomes, assessment and accreditation
CE3 Current Projects
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Engineering Summer Camp June / July 2018
This is a combination of overnight and day engineering camp for Texas high school students. The support for this program is provided by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Halliburton, Union Pacific, HEB and Somerset School District. It provides scholarship and resources for the summer camp.
A rural community partnership to advance Latino obesity research. Support by National Institute of Health (R01 grant). The PI is Dr. David Akopian, firstname.lastname@example.org, from Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Co-PI is Dr. Zenong Yin from College of Education and Human Development.
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University Core Course
The Center has created a university wide core course entitled “The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society”. The course (designated as EGR 1343) is designed as a 3-hour credit lecture that can fulfill the core curriculum Social and Behavioral Science area requirement. The aim is to foster understanding of the modern technologies and their effect on today’s society. The course will be a technology and energy awareness course for students who are registered in disciplines that have no technology or science related courses in their curriculum.
The Center provides tutoring sessions, conducted by engineering Teaching Assistants, for the engineering students in the calculus courses. Overall, tutoring has improved the math grades for engineering students
Have an inquiry about the CE3?
Mehdi Shadaram, Ph.D., Center Director, BSE 1.550
College of Engineering
BSE Building, Room 2.106
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249 Phone: 210-458-4490 Fax: 210-458-5515
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