Clarkson University receives National Science Foundation research grant to improve software engineering course projects

From left to right: Daqing Hou, Jan DeWaters, Yu Liu, Mary Margaret Small

Clarkson University received a three-year IUSE award from the National Science Foundation for the improvement of undergraduate software engineering course projects. Led by Clarkson University, the project will be a collaborative effort with the Commonwealth University of Virginia. The Clarkson team includes Daqing Hou (PI), professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of software engineering; Yu Liu (co-PI), assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering; Jan DeWaters (co-PI), associate professor at the Institute for STEM Education; Mary Margaret Small (Program Evaluator), Educational Partnerships Coordinator at the Institute for STEM Education. The Virginia Commonwealth PI is David C. Shepherd, Associate Professor of Computer Science.

“The success of software engineering course projects is vital to the software industry. We are excited about the opportunity to design and develop new course materials to dramatically improve the relevance and rigor of software engineering course projects. If successful, our long-term goal is to further deploy our materials nationally, ”said Professor Hou.

Gordon K. Morehouse