Teaching Students Generative AI for Writing and Engineering Design

Date: 2024/05/29 - 2024/05/29

Topic: Teaching Students Generative AI for Writing and Engineering Design

Speaker: Dr. Nathaniel T. Murray

Time: 12:00-13:30, May 29, 2024 (Wednesday, 12:00-12:30 for lunch)

Location: Room 444, Long Bin Building

Online option via Feishu: vc.feishu.cn/j/464674855


This talk will discuss ways in which Generative AI is being taught to engineering majors, both for the research and writing process, and for the engineering design process. This includes AI image generation for testing and training purposes. How can we help students incorporate AI into their engineering workflow, via human-in-the-loop (HITL) or machine-in-the-loop (MITL) approaches? How can we train students to use ethics frameworks when incorporating AI into their work? These and other Gen AI-related topics in engineering education will be covered.


Nathaniel T. Murray is a Senior Lecturer in the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering, where he teaches writing and engineering design with a focus on generative AI, content management, and user experience (UX). He is on the editorial board of New Horizons of Educational Research journal, and has been published in Linguistics and Education and the Chinese Journal of Second Language Writing. He previously worked at the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute, where he won the SJTU First-Class Undergraduate Course teaching award in 2023. Nate received his Master’s in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh, and his Ph.D. in Education from the University of Florida. He conducted his doctoral fieldwork in China, and speaks fluent Spanish and Mandarin.

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