• #### Blog Post ECE Student Success Toolkit – Thinking at the Speed of LightECE Student Success Toolkit – Thinking at the Speed of Light

The previous blog post focused on generalized number bases – an essential concept of electrical and computer engineering (ECE) that is often not covered well at the high school level. Another area where pre-coll...
• #### Blog Post ECE Student Success Toolkit - Generalized Number BasesECE Student Success Toolkit - Generalized Number Bases

A motivated high school student can usually obtain appropriate high school math preparation for an electrical and computer engineering (ECE) or computer science course of study. Algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and ca...
• #### Blog Post ECE Student Success Toolkit - Electronics GlossariesECE Student Success Toolkit - Electronics Glossaries

It is difficult for electrical and computer engineering (ECE) students to master the field’s many technical terms, abbreviations, and acronyms. While topics like resistance, capacitance, voltage, current, and po...
• #### Blog Post ECE Student Success Toolkit - Online Circuit SimulatorECE Student Success Toolkit - Online Circuit Simulator

One challenging aspect of electrical and computer engineering (ECE) is that electrical current is inherently difficult to visualize. Mechanical engineers see things spin and bend; chemical engineers see color changes ...
• #### Blog Post ECE Student Success Toolkit - Free Image Processing TextbookECE Student Success Toolkit - Free Image Processing Textbook

A previous blog post in this series highlighted the free circuits textbook from the Free Electrical Engineering Textbook Initiative. The initiative is a joint effort among experienced, highly respected professors from...
• #### Blog Post ECE Student Success Toolkit - Free CCDF Charts, Part 2ECE Student Success Toolkit - Free CCDF Charts, Part 2

This is a follow-up to the previous post on how you can create CCDF charts quickly, and for free. That post ended with a nice-looking CCDF chart, shown below. Figure 1: CCDF Chart   While this chart is correc...
• #### Blog Post ECE Student Success Toolkit - Free CCDF ChartsECE Student Success Toolkit - Free CCDF Charts

There is an obvious, longstanding trend in electrical and computer engineering (ECE) toward energy conservation and ever-longer battery life. This is especially true in applications related to the Internet of Things (...
• #### Blog Post ECE Student Success Toolkit - Free Math Analysis TextbookECE Student Success Toolkit - Free Math Analysis Textbook

If you will pardon the pun, an electrical and computer engineering (ECE) student must be solidly grounded in mathematical analysis to succeed in calculus, differential equations, Laplace transforms, and other areas of...
• #### Blog Post ECE Student Success Toolkit - Cool Oscilloscope BenefitsECE Student Success Toolkit - Cool Oscilloscope Benefits

An electrical and computer engineering (ECE) student studying waveforms, noise, and signal modulation must generate and view a signal. Lab equipment is sometimes in short supply, and if no function generator is availa...
• #### Blog Post ECE Student Success Toolkit – The Parametric Measurement HandbookECE Student Success Toolkit – The Parametric Measurement Handbook

The field of electrical and computer engineering (ECE) is very broad; some well-known universities require 134 credits or more for a bachelor’s degree. Even with that many credits, there is no way an undergradua...
• #### Blog Post ECE Student Success Toolkit – Free circuits textbookECE Student Success Toolkit – Free circuits textbook

A college student recently told me that food at her school’s cafeteria costs about \$132 per week, which is a considerable amount of money. The textbook for the introductory circuits class at the same school list...
• #### Blog Post ECE Student Success ToolkitECE Student Success Toolkit

Opportunities for electrical and computer engineering (ECE) graduates seem to be virtually unlimited, with growth in health and medical devices, Internet of Things, consumer electronics, supercomputing, artificial int...
• #### Blog Post Making Learning Stick, Part 2Making Learning Stick, Part 2

The most recent blog post discussed  the book Make it Stick, the Science of Successful Learning, by Henry L. Roediger III, Mark A. McDaniel, and Peter C. Brown. The authors’ intent is to replace the theory,...
• #### Blog Post Making Learning StickMaking Learning Stick

A frustrated elementary school teacher recently told me of her exasperation with teaching math. Just a week before the school’s mandated standardized tests, she had repeatedly drilled her students on adding and ...
• #### Blog Post Easy divisibility rules that hardly anybody knows (Part 3)Easy divisibility rules that hardly anybody knows (Part 3)

The first and second blog posts in this series described divisibility rules for 11, 7, and 21. To summarize:   Divisor Rule Example 11 Chop, subtract 3476 347 – 6 = 341 34 – 1 = 33 7 or...
• #### Blog Post Easy divisibility rules that hardly anybody knows (Part 2)Easy divisibility rules that hardly anybody knows (Part 2)

The previous blog post described the “chop, subtract” rule for determining divisibility by 11. You chop the number’s ones digit and subtract it from what remains. If that difference is a multiple of ...
• #### Blog Post Easy divisibility rules that hardly anybody knows (Part 1)Easy divisibility rules that hardly anybody knows (Part 1)

Most curriculum standards include divisibility rules for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, and 10. A few also mention rules for divisibility by 8 or 12. Divisibility rules for numbers like 7, 11, 13, 17, 21, and so on are usually omi...