Incorporating Studio Techniques with a Breadth-First Approach in Electrical and Computer Engineering Education

@inproceedings{Powell2016IncorporatingST,
  title={Incorporating Studio Techniques with a Breadth-First Approach in Electrical and Computer Engineering Education},
  author={Harry C. Powell and Maite Brandt-Pearce and D P E Ronald Williams and Robert M. Weikle and Lloyd R. Harriott},
  year={2016}
}
Harry Powell is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering in1978 he was an active research and design engineer, focusing on automation, embedded systems, remote control, and electronic/mechanical co-design techniques, holding 16 patents in these areas. Returning to academia, he earned a PhD in Electrical and… 

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