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APRIL 2024

Received a grant on “Collaborative Research: Using Adaptive Lessons to Enhance Motivation, Cognitive Engagement, And Achievement Through Equitable Classroom Preparation”, $749,820 (USF Portion $383,172), May  2024-April 2027 (Lead PI).

MARCH 2024

Published a journal paper on using multiple-chance testing: A. Kaw, R. Clark, “Effects of Standards-Based Testing via Multiple-Chance Testing on Cognitive and Affective Outcomes in an Engineering Course,” International Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 40, (2), 2024, pp. 303-321.

MARCH 2024

Presented a paper: A. Kaw, R. Clark, “Discussion Questions as Metacognitive Exercises,” at the ASEE-SE Conference, Marietta, GA, March 10-12, 2024.

FALL 2023

Published Metacognition instruction and repeated reflection in a fluid mechanics course: Reflective themes and student outcomes, RM Clark, A Kaw, R Guldiken, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education

JUNE 2023

Presented paper  “ Using Adaptive Learning Platform Metrics for Early Identification and Personalized Support of Low-Performing Students” at the ASEE Confernce

JUNE 2, 2023

Published  a paper on “On learning platform metrics as markers for student success in a course” in Computer Applications in Engineering Education Journal.

MARCH 13, 2023

“Adaptive learning: Helpful to the flipped classroom in the online environment of COVID?” received the Thomas C. Evans Engineering Education Paper Award from ASEE-SC

MARCH 22, 2023

Selected as one of three semi-finalists for the Robert Foster Cherry Award. “The Cherry Award program is designed to honor great teachers, to stimulate discussion in the academy about the value of teaching, and to encourage departments and institutions to value their own great teachers”


Published the Numerical Methods with Applications textbook as a self-published OER.


Patent of weight sensor covered in USF News Article on Patent Ranking


Published the Programming Concepts with MATLAB textbook as a self-published OER.

JULY 27, 2022

Gave an invited talk on “Engineering Education Perspectives” at Delhi Technical University, Delhi on July 27, 2022.

JUNE 2022

Presented the Best of ASEE Computers in Education Division paper, “Development, Implementation, Refining and Revising of Adaptive Platform Lessons for an Engineering Course,” at the ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, MN, June 26-29, 2022.

Was a co-author of “Do Metacognitive Instruction and Repeated Reflection Improve Outcomes?” in the NSF Grantees Poster Session at the ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, MN, June 26-29, 2022.

MAY 2022

Published the Matrix Algebra textbook as a self-published OER and at Libretext.

Facilitated a workshop at USF College of Engineering on “How to Engage in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL)”, on May 10, 2022.

APRIL 2022

Gave a webinar on “Simple ways to improve students’ classroom performance and experience” organized by Delhi Technical University with 500 participants.


Received 2021 USF Outstanding Research Achievements Award

Presented a gallery walk paper on comparing online flipped classroom with and without adaptive learning. Clark, A. Kaw, A. Yalcin, “Did Online Flipped Learning Improve Through Pre-class Adaptive Lessons?”, CIRCLS’21 Convening, September 14-15, 2021.

JUNE 2021

Attended the IUSE conference, “AAAS-IUSE SUMMER LABS Catalyzing inclusive, transformative undergraduate STEM education”, June 2021, June 3 – June 29, 2021.  Presented the simulations for Numerical Methods during project office hours.


Became certified to teach online through USF OIC which is a fully online four-week certification preparing USF instructors to teach online.


Representing the College of Engineering in USF Faculty Champions to Force to facilitate Faculty Professional Development for Instruction and Learning Excellence

JULY 2020

An article related to the NSF grant, “New Grant Uses AI to Enhance Remote Instruction“, USF College of Engineering News Room.

July 1, 2020

Received a three-year NSF grant as a lead-PI on “Transforming Undergraduate Engineering Education through Adaptive Learning and Student Data Analytics

JUNE 24, 2020

Presented a paper on the effect of using cumulative and practice tests on improving blended classrooms.  The video presentation is here.

March 24, 2020

Webinar on Research on Flipped Classrooms in Higher Education for the Florida Distance Learning Research Consortium. The video presentation is here.

JANUARY 7, 2020

Keynote speaker at 2020 ISFT Conference.  The topic was “A Framework for Including Multiple Pedagogies for STEM Education”

January 2020

Published a paper on Adaptive Learning in Blended Classrooms.  Adaptive Learning in a Numerical Methods Course for Engineers: Evaluation in Blended and Flipped Classrooms,” Computer Applications in Engineering Education, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 62-79, 2020, doi: 10.1002/cae.22175


JULY 18, 2019

Mentioned in Chronicle of Higher Education about the online program we developed for analyzing multiple-choice tests.   Learn how to use it – simply have a file that consists of responses and a file that has the key.

JULY 18, 2019

Gave an invited presentation at Course Hero headquarters on “How Effective is the Flipped Classroom?”, at the 2019 Education Summit in Redwood City, CA.

JUNE 18, 2019

Gave an invited ASEE Mechanics Division Banquet speech at the annual ASEE conference in Tampa.  The title was “Solution to the Paradox of Choices, Lecturing, Blended, Flipped… 

JUNE 17, 2019

Presented a poster “Integrating Adaptive Learning Lessons in a Flipped STEM Course: Development, Learning Gains, and Data Analytics” during the NSF Grantees Poster Session, ASEE Annual Exposition and Conference, Tampa, FL, June 16-19, 2019.

MAY 29, 2019

Conducted a workshop on “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning”, An ADE2 Workshop Series, University of South Florida, Tampa.

MAY 23, 2019

Published a paper – Renee Clark, Autar Kaw, “Benefits of adaptive lessons for pre-class preparation in a flipped numerical methods course“, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, (online).

MARCH 2019

Published a paper – A. Kaw, R. Clark, E. Delgado, N. Abate, “Analyzing the Use of Adaptive Learning in a Flipped Classroom for Pre-Class Learning“, Computer Applications in Engineering Educations, Vol. 27, pp. 663‐ 678, 2019.



The use of Smart Sparrow in a Numerical Methods class is demoed at the Smart Sparrow Discover website. Link


Founding member of USF College of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Engineering Educators. Link

JULY 8 – JULY 25, 2018

Fulbright specialist at UTP, Malaysia.  Follow the 18-day diary

JUNE 25, 2018

Presented an NSF Grantees poster on “Do Adaptive Lessons for Pre-Class Experience Improve Flipped Learning?” at the  2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

JUNE 25, 2018

Dinner speech on “Journey of an Open Courseware” at the Mechanical Engineering Division Convivium, American Society of Engineering Education Conference & Exposition.

JUNE 25, 2018

Awarded 2017-18 Ralph Coats Roe Award from Mechanical Engineering Division of American Society of Engineering Education.

March 4, 2018

Led a workshop on “Adaptive Learning: Background, Applications and Lesson Building” at the ASEE-SE Conference in Daytona Beach, FL.

March 5, 2018

Gave a presentation on “Adaptive Lessons for Pre-Class Preparation for Flipped Classroom” at the ASEE-SE Conference in Daytona Beach, FL.  Link to Abstract

January 2018

Published a paper on comparing flipped and blended classroom based on one course taught at three different schools.  Link to Abstract and Full Article.

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December 2017

Published a paper in Composites: Part A on “Transverse shear modulus of unidirectional composites with voids estimated by the multiple-cells model”  Link to Full Text

June 25, 2017

Presented a final paper of our Flipped Grant – “Blended vs. Flipped Teaching: One Course – Three Engineering Schools”, at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition in Columbus, OH   Link to Full Text

March 10-11, 2017

Participated in a TPSE Chairs+1 meeting at University of Maryland College Park campus and led an invited workshop on How to Increase Cognitive and Affective Gains in Student Performance (Link to Slides)

March 2-5, 2017

Led a workshop on flipped classrooms, attended a workshop on Active Learning, and chaired a session on professional practice at the ASEE Zone 2 Conference, San Juan, PR.

January 5-7, 2017

Gave a TED style talk on Genesis of an Open Courseware followed by a panel discussion on Yearn to Earn and Learn at BITSAA Global Meet 2017 in Dubai, UAE.

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December 4, 2016

Co-authored an article on Comparing the Effectiveness of Blended, Semi-Flipped, and Flipped Formats in an Engineering Numerical Methods Course in ASEE Advances in Engineering Education Fall 2016 | Volume 5 | Issue 3.  Link to Full Text

December 1, 2016

Co-guest edited a special issue of ASEE Advances in Engineering Education on Flipped Classrooms in STEM.   Link to Full Text

October 1, 2016

Received a two-year grant from NSF with Co-PI Mary Besterfield-Sacre of the University of Pittsburgh on improving flipped classroom via adaptive learning. Link to Award Summary.

September 19, 2016

Released a MOOC for a course in Numerical Methods – Part 2 of 2 on CANVAS platform.

June 28, 2016

Presented a paper on the development of a concept inventory for Numerical Methods at the 2016 ASEE Conference and Exposition.  Link to Full Text

April 28, 2016

Presented a poster on implementation, assessment, and challenges of the flipped classroom at the AAAS symposium.  Link to Poster

April 4, 2016

Released a MOOC for a course in Numerical Methods – Part 1 of 2 on CANVAS platform.

March 8, 2016

Presented a poster on metacognition at the 2016 USF Celebration of Teaching.  This document from Depaul University was helpful to the visitors.

January 18, 2016

Gave a keynote speech on learning strategies at the ISFT 2016 Conference in New Delhi, India.  Link to Article

August 3, 2015

Conducted a workshop on a “Case Study of Flipped Class” for faculty from King Saud University at USF ATLE.

June 15, 2015

We presented an NSF Sponsored poster presentation at 2015 ASEE Conference and Exposition on How Do You Like Your Course – Semi-Flipped or Flipped? (Link to Abstract and Full Link)

April 12, 2015

Conducted a workshop on how to use the flipped class to teach effectively (Link to Slides)


Guest co-editing for ASEE AEE Journal Special Issue on Flipped Classrooms in STEM (Link to Announcement)


Collaborating with LearNERDs on Bite Size Engineering Challenges


A journal paper has been printed on Comparing Different Formats of a Final Exam for a Numerical Methods Course in the International Journal of Engineering Education. (Link to Abstract and Full Text)

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November 11, 2014

A patent on body armor was issued to Dan Miller (a former graduate student) and Autar Kaw. Link to Patent | Link to USF Article

October 31, 2014

Open Courseware released for Introduction to Matrix Algebra and profiled on USF Textbook Affordability Project. Link to Open Courseware | Link to Article

June 16, 2014

Presented a poster at the annual ASEE conference on “Are Multiple Choice Questions Suitable for a Final Examination in a STEM course?” Link to Poster

May 13, 2014

Wrote an article for Chronicle Vitae: Let’s Meet in the Middle – a Case for Universal Design Learning Link to Full Article

May 5, 2014

Keynote Speaker: UCF Summer Conference: Evidence-Based Classroom Strategies.

May 5, 2014

Q&A session on funding STEM Education Research, UCF Summer Conference

April 10, 2014

Last Lecture by Autar Kaw |Link to YouTube | Link to Transcript of Lecture | Link to an Article on WUSF |Link to MP3 of Interview

March 31, 2014

Presented a Talk on Best Practices of a Flipped Classroom at the 2014 ASEE-SE Conference, Gainesville, FL.

January 8, 2014

Wrote an article for Chronicle Vitae: The Case Against Multitasking Link to Full Article

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November 2013

Quoted in ASEE Prism on “Step Online in Style” Link to Full Article

October 29, 2013

Speaker/Panelist on “Limits of Online Learning” in National Academy of Engineers (NAE) sponsored Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium Link to Participants

September 30, 2013

Fox News Channel 13 profiled use of clickers in class

September 25, 2013

Autar Kaw gives a keynote speech and serves as a panelist on innovations in education at the 2013 WEEF conference in Cartagena, Colombia.

September 4, 2013

Autar Kaw leads with co-investigators from the Arizona State University, the Alabama A&M University, and the University of Pittsburgh to study flipped STEM courses at college level via NSF grant. Link to Announcement

September 2, 2013

Autar Kaw Interview with Mail Today, an Indian Tabloid.  Link to Full Text

August 6 – 8, 2013

Autar Kaw gives a lecture on “How Can We Learn” in DTU and BITS in India.  Link to Times of India Article and USF Article]

July 25 – 26, 2013

Autar Kaw Conducts a Workshop on Pragmatic Strategies of Teaching in University of Del Norte, Colombia. Link to Article

May 31, 2013

Autar Kaw Offers His First MOOC on Numerical Methods on Udemy Link to the MOOC site

Spring 2013

Autar Kaw gives views about MOOCs Link to Article

May 10, 2013

Autar Kaw Gives Keynote Speech on Global Perspectives on Higher Education at the UN-Habitat Partner Initiative Forum. Link to Article OneTwo

May 3, 2013

Autar Kaw Named Recipient of Kosove Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Service Award Link to Professorship

April 30, 2013

Florida Senate Adopts Resolution to Recognize Autar Kaw:  Link to Resolution

April 21, 2013

Kaw receives USF Phi Kappa Phi Artist-Scholar Award

April 15, 2013

Kaw receives USF Outstanding Faculty Award Link to Article

April 3, 2013

All Four USF Professors Get Together for Student Success Conference. Link to Articles St. Pete Times | USF News | USF Oracle | USF  | WUSF  | USF | YOUTUBE

March 11-20, 2013

Taught a numerical methods course at University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt Link to Article

February 12, 2013

Interview with the U.S. Professor of Year on WUSF.  Link to Article.  Link to Interview  One | Two | YouTube

January 28, 2013

Interview with the U.S. Professor of Year on Bay News 9. Link to Article

January 28, 2013

Interviewed about the Holistic Numerical Methods Open Education Resource by Science World of Voice of America. Hear the interview: Link to Interview YouTube or MP3

January 17, 2013

Florida Board of Governors Recognize Autar Kaw’s Teaching Link to Recognition

January 17, 2013

NSF Discoveries covers Holistic Numerical Methods Open Education Resource: One Click Away: Online Course Ware Promotes Free Access to Math Instruction. Link to Article

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December 15, 2012

Gave the keynote speech at the Ring Ceremony for the Fall 2012 Graduates. Read speech. Link to Transcript

December 13, 2012

Recognized by Board of Trustees of the University of South Florida.

November 15, 2012

Received National 2012 U.S. Professor of the Year Award from the Council of Advancement and Support of Education & Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

October 2012

Was quoted in an ASEE Prism article on “COVER STORY: BOLD EXPERIMENT Universities face new competition as elite schools offer course certificates to the online masses” by Beryl Benderly and in the From The Editor section.

June 10, 2012

Presented a paper “A Holistic View on History, Development, Assessment, And Future of an Open Courseware in Numerical Methods” at the 2012 ASEE Conference in San Antonio, TX. The paper was presented in the “Best of Computers in Education” session. The paper was also published by the ASEE Computers in Education Journal.

February 23, 2012

Gave an invited seminar to the College of Engineering at the University of Miami on the Numerical Methods Open Courseware.

February 23, 2012

University of Miami External Advisory Board evaluation visit for a National Science Foundation CCLI Type2 grant on “Collaborative Development and Application of Distributable, Internet Accessible, Interactive Medical Imaging Teaching Software and Dynamic Tracking System“.

January 2012

Was quoted in an ASEE Prism article on “24/7 Tutor” by Thomas Grose. Link to Full Article.

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September 29, 2011

Autar Kaw’s graduate student Daniel Miller was profiled in USF News about Patenting Body Armor.  Link to Full Article

September 6, 2011

Gave an invited seminar to the Mathematics Department of the University of Nevada, Reno on the Numerical Methods Open Courseware.

September 2011

Autar Kaw profiled in ASEE Prism Magazine for Outstanding Teaching: “A Standout in Class and Online”. Link to Article

July 22, 2011

Autar Kaw was profiled for the Adopt-A-Textbook and Facebook Textbook Exchange Program at the Textbook Affordability Program webpage at USF (Read Article) and in Tampa Tribune blog.

June 29, 2011

Autar Kaw received the 2011 ASEE National Outstanding Teaching Medal. Link to Award Announcement

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