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David Orser

Responsibilities and Interests

  • Teaching
  • Experiential Learning
  • ECE Lab Coordinator
  • Outreach
  • Engineering Education Research

Favorite Organizations


Curriculum Vitae


My responsibilities in the ECE department include teaching, laboratory curriculum development, and outreach. My most recently taught courses include Introduction to Computer Systems (EE 1301), Project-based Learning (CSE 1012), Introductory Circuits (EE 3005/6 and EE2015.) I am also responsible for lab manual development, coordinating TAs, and developing innovative educational programs like the Peer Assistant Program. I also contribute to STEM outreach and engineering education research.

Courses Taught

  • EE 1301 -- Intro to Computing Systems
  • CSE 1012 -- Project-based Inquiry
  • EE 3005 -- Fundamentals EE (for non-majors)
  • EE 5980 -- Teaching Instruction Seminar

Lab Curriculum Developments

  • CSE 1012 -- Project-based Inquiry : 3DP /w Microcontrollers
  • EE 1301 -- Intro to Computing Systems : IoT Module
  • EE 2301 -- Intro Digital Design
  • EE 2361 -- Intro Microcontrollers
  • EE 3006 -- Fundamentals of EE Lab (for non-majors)
  • EE 2361 - Peer Assistant Program

Outreach Efforts

  • University on the Prarie (UotP)
  • FIRST Robotics - Team 2987 - Rogue Robotics
  • University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project (UMNSVP) - Advisor

Engineering Education Research - Publications

Orser, D., & Francis, L., & Sartori, J., & Dukart, K., & Hultman, B., & Linderman, L., & Massari, A., & Penn, R. (2022, August), Innovating Through a Pandemic: Zooming in on the Sustainable Lessons Learned in Engineering Education Paper presented at 2022 ASEE Annual

Orser, D. J., Dukart, K., Choi, C., Wood, F., “Utilizing Peer Learning Assistants to Improve Student Outcomes in an Introductory ECE Course”, 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference - Educational Research and Methods Division. https://peer.asee.org/35480

Dukart, K., Orser, D. J., Guengerich, B., “Maker Spaces for the Multitudes - Strategies to Expand Access and Use of a College Maker Space Paper”, 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference - Cooperative and Experiential Education Division. https://peer.asee.org/34938

Francis, L., Orser, D. J., Bazargan, K., Mantell, S., Feinberg, J. M., Holmes, R. J., “Engaging First-Year Students with a Hands-On Course using Student-Driven Projects”, 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition - First-Year Programs Division. https://peer.asee.org/32718 

Orser, D., Bazargan K., Sartori, J., “Harnessing State of the Art Internet of Things Labs to Motivate First-Year Electrical and Computer Engineering Students”, 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition - ECE Division. https://peer.asee.org/30571