Computerized instruments and measurements; undergraduate engineering education.
Edwin Gerber has been associated with the Electrical Engineering Department at
Drexel (now ECE) since 1957, when, upon graduation from Drexel with a Bachelor of
Science degree in Electrical Engineering, he was offered the position of Instructor. He had
later obtained a Master of Science degree from Drexel(1961) and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from the University of Pennsylvania (1980). Today he is a full professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and also serves as assistant ECE Department Head and a liaison to the Evening Program.
Dr. Gerber’s long career was (and is) devoted to engineering education, and he is well known in the community of electrical engineering educators in the United States as a pioneer in the introduction and application of new information technology and dissemination techniques to the classroom. Among many honors he had received for these activities over the years are the Centennial Certificate of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Dr. Gerber served ASEE as program chairman, industry liaison, and session chairman for the instrumentation division.
His publications include exposition of new instructional methods, including some of the earliest papers on computers in electrical engineering education, use of personal computers for circuit analysis, and applications of the Maple and LabView computer libraries in undergraduate instruction. Other professional interests are in insulation of electrical conductors and their behavior under high voltages.
Drexel University had honored Edwin Gerber on many occasions for his pioneering work in engineering education and for his dedication to Drexel’s undergraduate students. Among the awards he received are the Martin Kaplan Distinguished Faculty Award (1993), the Samuel Mercer Award for Distinguished Instruction(1994), and the Thomas W. Moore Teaching Award (1995).
Dr. Gerber is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a registered professional engineer in the State of Pennsylvania, and a past Fellow of the National Science Foundation.