Cullen School of Engineering

Location

Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
N308 Engineering Building 1
Houston, Texas 77004-4005
Phone: 713-743-4400
Fax: 713-743-4444
Department: ece [at] egr [dot] uh [dot] edu
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Faculty

Dr. Diana de la Rosa-Pohl

Instructional Faculty

E 316A Engineering Building 2

Houston, Texas 77204-4005

Tel: 713-743-4163 | Fax: 713-743-4444

Email: ddelarosa2 [at] uh [dot] edu

Education

  • BS Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1992
  • MS Physics, University of Texas at Arlington, 1997
  • M Electrical Engineering, University of Houston, 2003
  • EdD Curriculum and Instruction, University of Houston, 2011

Professional Experience

2013-present

Joined the UH ECE Faculty as an Instructional Assistant Professor.

2003-2013

Joined the UH Faculty as a lecturer with the Honors Engineering Program

2002-2003

Research in biomedical image analysis with the Visual Computing Laboratory at UH's Texas Learning and Computation Center.

1998-1999

Taught two years at the University of Texas at Brownsville's Computer Science Department

1992-1994

Hardware Engineer with a division of Bell+Howell, in Irving, TX, working on character recognition systems.


Classes

Courses Taught at UH

  • ECE 1100 Introduction to Engineering
  • ECE 1331 Computers and Problem Solving
  • ECE 4335/4336 Capstone Design
  • ENGI 1100H Honors Introduction to Engineering
  • ENGI 1331H Honors Computers and Problem Solving

Awards and Honors

Research

Presentations

  • de la Rosa-Pohl, D. G., Trombetta, L., & Thomas, V. (2014). Translating an Honors Introductory Engineering Course for a Non-Honors Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Population: Initial Data. Paper presented at the ASEE Gulf-Southwest Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

  • de la Rosa-Pohl, D. G., Habib, R., & Shattuck, D. (2013). First impressions of an honors engineering first-year experience. Paper presented at the AERA Annual Meeting 2013, San Francisco, CA.

  • de la Rosa-Pohl, D. G., Goodwin, C., & Long, S. A. (2013). Introduction of a digital logic project in a first-year honors engineering course. Paper presented at the 2013 ASEE Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

  • Zerda, K., de la Rosa-Pohl, D. G., Long, S. A., & Claydon, F. J. (2012). Improving student engagement and outcomes in first year engineering courses at a highly diverse, multicultural urban university. Paper presented at the 199th Annual ASEE Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX.

  • de la Rosa-Pohl, D. G. (2012). Differences in educational goals within the field of electrical engineering. Paper presented at the 119th Annual ASEE Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX.

  • de la Rosa-Pohl, D. (2011). A tale of two careers: Differences in educational goals within the field of electrical engineering. Paper presented at the ASEE Gulf-Southwest Annual Conference, Houston, TX.

  • Zerda, K., Martin-Trenor, J., & de la Rosa-Pohl, D. G. (2007). A unique collaboration between senior design students and first-year engineering students. Paper presented at the Dialogue II on Engineering Education: the Role of the First Year, South Bend, IN.

  • Trombetta, L., de la Rosa-Pohl, D. G., Wilson, C. A., Claydon, F. J., & Ruchhoeft, P. (2007). The role of capstone design in technical communications instruction. Paper presented at the National Capstone Design Course Conference, Boulder, CO.


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