What make us different than others
Dr. Jahanian, our founder, has published several
research papers (more than 40) and secured several research grants
from governmental agencies, as well as industry.
The workshops which are offered in this course are
in particular designed to enhance the learning capacity of students,
to ensure their success in the the FE / EIT exam.
Below is a summary of his research and publications in this
Dr. Jahanian spent several
years to understand:
How people learn?
Is it possible to increase the ability at which a
student learns by the teaching method?
Why some Engineering students get discouraged and drop
out of school?
How can we enhance the rate of learning of a students?
In his paper titled:
“ Multidisciplinary Project: a tool for learning the
which was published in
Jan, 1999 issue of journal of Engineering Education, he realize the fact
that students come to class with the following learning styles:
Some students learn just by theory
Some students learn by relating the subject to
something of familiar
Some students learn by testing and
Some students learn by applications.
Based on his findings he has designed a method that
is conducive for a student to learn the most in a short period.
Later he uses this technique to enhance the interest of Mechanical
Engineering students to minor in Electrical Engineering and
published the following paper.
Motivating mechanical engineers to
minor in electrical engineering
Jahanian, S.; Matthews, J.M.
Education, IEEE Transactions,Volume 42, Issue 1, Feb 1999 Pages: 59 - 64
The objective of this paper is to describe an innovative teaching
technique consisting of pedagogy and motivation as instruments to
gradually enhance the interest of mechanical engineering students for
minoring in electrical engineering. A study was conducted comparing the
performance of 87 students in four classes majoring in mechanical
engineering at Temple University, USA. Confidentially conducted student
surveys were statistically analyzed. In conclusion, the number of
students opting to take up a minor in electrical engineering gradually
increased from 0 to 36% reflecting the gradual increase in electrical
engineering content, through an emphasis on pedagogical strategy and the
He also used his technique to enhance the creativity of
students and publish another paper as follows:
A Pedagogical Strategy for
Gradual Enhancement of Creative Performance of the Students
Authors: James M. Matthews;
Publication Frequency: 6 issues per year
European Journal of Engineering Education, Volume 24, Issue 1 March
1999 , pages 49 - 58
The objective of this paper is to describe a pedagogical strategy for
gradual enhancement of creative performance among students by using
interdisciplinary hands-on projects. A study was conducted comparing 66
students' performances on creativity in three classes—Fall 1996, Spring 1997 and
Fall 1997—consisting of juniors and seniors at Temple University. All the
students were tested on the creative opportunities actually taught by the
projects presented to the students, theoretical aspects of creativity on a
specially designed test and the learning process. The results of evaluation on
the creativity of the models, the theory tests and the learning process
indicated that the pedagogical strategy did help in gradually enhancing the
creativity performance of the students.
Based on our director’s years of research and the techniques; we have
implemented these techniques in our classrooms and workshop, and have the
confidence that you will pass the EIT exam.