Academic Publications and Presentations

THESIS RECOGNITION

2014:  U of C Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Outstanding MSc Thesis Award
2013:  University of Calgary 3-Minute Thesis First Place Award

 

Academic Conferences

E. Marasco, L. Behjat, W. Rosehart. (2018). Implementing Creative Culture in Engineering Science. 14th International CDIO Conference, Kanazawa, Japan.

E. Marasco, M. Moshirpour, M. Moussavi, L. Behjat, Y. Amannejad. (2018). Evidence-Based Best Practices for First-Year Blended Learning Implementation. 2018 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

L. Behjat, M. Moshirpour, E. Marasco. (2018). Supporting blended learning through interactive creativity. 2018 Canadian Engineering Education Association Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

E. Marasco, W. Gatti Jr, A. Mah, L. Behjat, B. Kim, M. Eggermont. (2018). Students as co-designers for learning through collaborative game development. 2018 University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

E. Marasco, L. Behjat, S. Maguire, R. Kelly. (2018). ‘Pataphysics: Into the wondrous land of collaborative idea generation. 2018 University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

M. Moussavi, Y. Amannejad, M. Moshirpour, E. Marasco, L. Behjat. (2018). Importance of Data Analytics for Improving Teaching and Learning Methods. 2018 International Symposium on Big Data Management and Analytics, Calgary, Canada.

E. Marasco, M. Moshirpour, M. Moussavi. (2017). Flipping the Foundation: A multi-year flipped classroom study for a large-scale introductory programming course. 2017 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

S. Hladik, E. Marasco, L. Behjat, W. Rosehart, A. Nygren. (2017). Approaches for adapting CDIO in K-12 engineering outreach. 13th International CDIO Conference, Calgary, Canada.

Q. Sun, E. Marasco, S. Hladik, L. Behjat, M. Singh, C. Quarrington. (2017). Techniques for Improved Student Engagement and Perceptions Towards STEM Education. IDEAS 2017 Conference, Calgary, Canada.

E. Marasco, L. Behjat, B. Kim, W. Gatti Jr, M. Eggermont. (2017). Curious conversations: Using game-based learning to develop creative culture within technical courses. 2017 University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

E. Marasco, L. Behjat, M. Eggermont, W. Rosehart, M. Moshirpour, R. Hugo. (2016). Using gamification for engagement and learning in electrical and computer engineering classrooms. 2016 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA.

E. Marasco, S. Hladik, L. Behjat, W. Rosehart. (2016). Paper and Workshop (co-accepted at ASEE 2016) – Exploring electrical engineering through movement: Going with the Flow and Programming Puzzles. 2016 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA.

E. Marasco, R. Paul, S. Hladik, M. Rodriguez, L. Behjat, L. Cowe Falls. (2016). Impact of an extracurricular activity funding program in engineering education. 2016 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

E. Marasco, S. Hladik, R. Paul, R. Booth. (2016). MAKER Session: Star Car 2015. 2016 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

S. Hladik, E. Marasco. (2016). MAKER Session: Light-Up Star Floor. 2016 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

S. Hladik, E. Marasco, L. Behjat, W. Rosehart. (2016). Workshop (co-accepted at FIE 2016) – Exploring electrical engineering through movement: Going with the Flow and Programming Puzzles. 2016 American Society of Engineering Education Annual K-12 Workshop, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

E. Marasco, M. Moshirpour, L. Behjat, W. Rosehart. (2016). Studios and sustainability: A creative CDIO approach to computer engineering education. 12th International CDIO Conference, Turku, Finland.

E. Marasco, L. Behjat. (2016).  Integrating innovation and creativity in technical teaching and learning.  2016 Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching: Exploring Creativity in Postsecondary Learning & Teaching. Calgary, Canada.

E. Marasco, L. Behjat, W. Rosehart. (2015). Teaching technical concepts using gamified curricular. 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Houston, Texas, USA.

E. Marasco, L. Behjat, W. Rosehart. (2015). Enhancing EDA education through gamification. 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Houston, Texas, USA.  (Poster)

E. Marasco, L. Behjat, W. Rosehart. (2015). Integration of gamification and creativity in engineering design. 2015 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, Washington, USA.

E. Marasco. (2015). MAKER Session: Star Car 2014. 2015 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, Washington, USA.

E. Marasco, L. Behjat, W. Rosehart. (2015). Enhancing EDA education through gamification. 2015 IEEE International Conference on Microelectronic Systems Education, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

M. Smith, E. Marasco, M. Gorobets.  (2015).  Earned mark analysis – Student self-evaluation tool to compare expected, planned, desired and actual student performance during project-oriented experiential courses.  2015 University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Conference.  Calgary, AB, Canada.

E. Marasco, M. Smith, M. Gorobets.  (2015).  Advantages of making a S.E.L.F.I.E. — Self evaluation learning framework in exams.  2015 University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Conference.  Calgary, AB, Canada.  (Poster)

E. Marasco, L. Behjat, W. Rosehart. (2015). Integration of gamification and creativity in engineering design. University of Calgary Engineering Education Symposium. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

E. Marasco, L. Behjat, M. Eggermont.  (2014).  Differences in first year gender engagement through cross-disciplinary design projects.  2014 Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference.  Wellington, New Zealand.

E. Marasco, L. Behjat.  (2014).  Development of a CDIO-Based creative cross-disciplinary curriculum and associated projects for elementary engineering education, Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.  (Poster)

E. Marasco, L. Behjat.  (2014).  Changing gender perceptions in elementary STEM education.  2014 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

E. Marasco, L. Behjat, M. Eggermont.  (2014).  Engaging first year students through crossdisciplinary design projects.  2014 Canadian Engineering Education Association Annual Conference, Canmore, Alberta, Canada.

M. Gorobets, M. Smith, Presenter: E. Marasco.  (2014).  Assessing class performance and progress using grade self-estimation in undergraduate embedded systems courses.  2014 Canadian Engineering Education Association Annual Conference, Canmore, Alberta, Canada.

E. Marasco, L. Behjat.  (2013).  Developing a cross-disciplinary curriculum for the integration of engineering and design in elementary education.  2013 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

M. Smith, J. Woehr, E. Marasco, M. E. MacDonald.  (2013).  Impact of DFT properties on the inherent resolution of compressed sensing reconstructed images.  Irish Signals and Systems Conference 2013, Donegal, Ireland.

E. Marasco, L. Behjat.  (2013).  Integrating creativity into elementary electrical engineering education using CDIO and project-based learning.  2013 IEEE International Conference on Microelectronic Systems Education, Austin, Texas, USA.  (Poster)

E. Marasco, M. Smith.  (2012).  Solving health issues associated with urban low frequency noise irritants.  13th Annual Alberta Biomedical Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

E. Lee, M. Smith, E. Marasco, A. Abbasinasab, D. Caswell.  (2011).  Comparing amateur and professional musicians skill levels using spectrogram representation and simpler statistical parameters.  Canadian Conference of Electrical and Computer Engineers, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

E. Marasco.  (2010).  Device for real-time analysis of musical timbre:  Application of “Ultra-fast S-transform” developed for PURE summer research 2010.  Students’ Union Undergraduate Research Symposium 2010.  (Oral presentation and Poster)

M.R. Smith, M.E. MacDonald, E. Marasco, M. Salluzzi, P.Gauderon, R. Frayne.  (2011).  Which 1980’s and 1990’s super-resolution reconstruction ideas would prove useful when 2011’s compressed sensing reconstruction is used for MR sparse angiography?  23rd International Magnetic Resonance Angiography Club Workshop, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Industry Conferences

M. Smith, G. Gupta, E. Marasco, & et. al.  (2013).  Characterization of the “Ranchlands’ Hum”; a Calgary community noise nuisance.  Proceedings of Noise-Con 2013, Denver, Colorado.

E. Marasco,M. Smith.  (2011).  Handheld sound signature analysis of wind instrument timbre.  Proceedings of the Alberta Noise and Acoustics Association Spring Noise Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

M. Smith, M. Heisie, L. Wolfram, M. Aebischer, E. Marasco.  (2011).  SSSSH! – Low-cost, noise cancelling solutions for noise pollution issues in the urban home.  Proceedings of the Alberta Noise and Acoustics Association Spring Noise Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

E. Marasco.  (2009).  Tuning and teaching:  Using extracurricular interests to promote acoustic awareness and education in students.  Proceedings of the Alberta Noise and Acoustics Association Spring Noise Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Technical Reports

T. Heger, M. LaRocque, E. Marasco, J. McDonald.  (2011).  ENEL 589 – 4th year design project final report for the Ultrasonic Imaging and Targeting EMAT Device team.  University of Calgary, Schulich School of Engineering, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

E. Marasco.  (2010).  Frequency analysis of wind instrument timbre.  University of Calgary, Schulich School of Engineering, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Commercial Non-Fiction Publications

M. Smith, E. Marasco, M. Lowe.  (2013).  Systematic Digital Processing (Part II) – Combining Embedded DSP with SQL.  Circuit Cellar August 2013.

E. Marasco, M. Smith, M. Lowe.  (2013).  Systematic Digital Processing (Part I) – Combining Embedded DSP with SQL.  Circuit Cellar July 2013.

E. Marasco.  (2012).  Learning Regret, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times for Teenagers.  Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing LLC, USA.

E. Marasco.  (2010).  Arabian Abs, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Shaping the New You.  Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing LLC, USA.

Invited Workshops

E. Marasco. (2018). Effective Communication for Science and Engineering. Spring 2018 geekStarter High-School Jamboree, MindFuel, Canmore, Alberta, Canada.

L. Behjat, E. Marasco, S. Maguire, R. Kelly. (May/June 2017). Creative Crossroads: Combining Engineering and Arts Creative Development. Four-part workshop series, Taylor Institute for Teaching Learning, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

E. Marasco, S. Hladik, L. Behjat. (2016). The science of creativity.  2016 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

E. Marasco. (2015). Connecting engineering and music. ENGG 200, Instructors Sameh Nassar and Carmen Hull, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

E. Marasco. (2015). Creativity through gamification. 2015 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

E. Marasco. (2015). The science behind steampunk. 2015 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

E. Marasco. (2014). Putting the E in STEM: Engineering for K-12 students. Education Students’ Association, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

E. Marasco, Lisa Graham. (2014). The effects and influences of music on society. ENGG 481, Instructor Mohammad Moshirpour, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

D. Caswell, E. Marasco. (2014). Introduction to sound and acoustics. Minds in Motion summer camps, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

E. Marasco.  (2014).  Why I became an engineer.  Calgary Youth Science Fair 2014, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

E. Marasco.  (2014).  An introduction to engineering.  Women in Engineering Day 2014, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

E. Marasco.  (2013).  Guest lecturer and project judge on cross-disciplinary curriculum design.  EDUC 520, Dr. Peggy Patterson, Dr. Dianne Gereluk, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

E. Marasco, L. Graham, D. Caswell.  (2013).  The effects and influences of music on society.  ENGG 481, Instructor Mohammad Moshirpour, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

E. Marasco, L. Behjat.  (2013).  Exploring Electrical Engineering: Integrating creativity into elementary science education.  SIGDA University Booth at Design Automation Conference 2013, Austin, Texas, USA.

E. Marasco.  (2012, 2013).  Build it – magnetics and building workshop.  Brownie Science and Engineering Day, Girl Guides of Canada.  Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

E. Marasco.  (2012).  Engineering applications using sound signatures.  Government invited research tour, Porto and Lisbon, Portugal.

E. Marasco, K. Marasco, Kyle Shewfelt, Jay Ingram.  (2011).  Fitness segment.  Iron Science Competition, Discovery Channel.  Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

D. Caswell, E. Marasco.  (2011).  Being sound.  Forging Connections Workshop, Calgary Science School.  Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

D. Caswell, E. Marasco.  (2011).  The science of timbre.  Acoustic Ecology Class, Dr. Marcia Epstein, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

 

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