Lisa G. Huettel
Lisa G. Huettel has helped revitalize the electrical and computer engineering (ECE) curriculum at Duke University with innovative ideas that engage students. She coordinated the transformation of Duke’s foundational ECE course, which now integrates topics from throughout ECE with a comprehensive team-based design project. Students can explore the breadth of ECE early in their studies, which has positively affected interest, engagement, and retention. She has incorporated new technologies into her courses, such as using iPods to facilitate the collection and analysis of biological signals, introducing tablets to bridge lectures and laboratories, and adapting musical instruments for signal processing demonstrations. She also integrated the U.S. National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges into a range of Duke courses, which has sparked increased student interest.
An IEEE Senior member, Huettel is Professor of the Practice with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA.