This paper outlines how a real need in teaching, in our case in the areas of Power Electronics and Electric Drives, was recognized and articulated. To meet this need, this paper shows how the faculty resolve, the departmental encouragement, and the financial support from agencies such as NSF and NASA led to a successful conclusion in revitalizing these fields not only at the University of Minnesota but in creating a community of schools where it has met with equal success. Although our effort is specific to the fields of Power Electronics and Electric Drives, this presentation is generic and can apply to virtually any discipline.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings|
|State||Published - 2004|
|Event||ASEE 2004 Annual Conference and Exposition, "Engineering Researchs New Heights" - Salt Lake City, UT, United States|
Duration: Jun 20 2004 → Jun 23 2004