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  1. A strengths-based perspective in instruction includes viewing learners’ assets, including knowledge, culture, and experiences, as a benefit and resource that can contribute to community belonging. From elementary through higher education, leveraging learners’ assets has been found to support academic identity, self-efficacy, and social belonging, all contributing to achievement. In the proposed session, we will discuss how a strengths-based approach can be incorporated into online teaching and learning to support community belonging. 
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  2. Logic-in-Memory (LIM) architectures offer potential approaches to attaining such throughput goals within area and energy constraints starting with the lowest layers of the hardware stack. In this paper, we develop a Spintronic Logic-in-Memory (S-LIM) XNOR neural network (S-LIM XNN) which can perform binary convolution with reconfigurable in-memory logic without supplementing distinct logic circuits for computation within the memory module itself. Results indicate that the proposed S-LIM XNN designs achieve 1.2-fold energy reduction, 1.26-fold throughput increase, and 1.4-fold accuracy improvement compared to the state-of-the-art binarized convolutional neural network hardware. Design considerations, architectural approaches, and the impact of process variation on the proposed hybrid spin-CMOS design are identified and assessed, including comparisons and recommendations for future directions with respect to LIM approaches for neuromorphic computing. 
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  3. In this paper, we develop a 6-input fracturable non-volatile Clockless LUT (C-LUT) using spin Hall effect (SHE)-based Magnetic Tunnel Junctions (MTJs) and provide a detailed comparison between the SHE-MTJ-based C-LUT and Spin Transfer Torque (STT)-MTJ-based C-LUT. The proposed C-LUT offers an attractive alternative for implementing combinational logic as well as sequential logic versus previous spin-based LUT designs in the literature. Foremost, C-LUT eliminates the sense amplifier typically employed by using a differential polarity dual MTJ design, as opposed to a static reference resistance MTJ. This realizes a much wider read margin and the Monte Carlo simulation of the proposed fracturable C-LUT indicates no read and write errors in the presence of a variety of process variations scenarios involving MOS transistors as well as MTJs. Additionally, simulation results indicate that the proposed C-LUT reduces the standby power dissipation by $5.4$-fold compared to the SRAM-based LUT. Furthermore, the proposed SHE-MTJ-based C-LUT reduces the area by 1.3-fold and 2-fold compared to the SRAM-based LUT and the STT-MTJ-based C-LUT, respectively. 
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  4. Recently, the promising aspects of compressive sensing have inspired new circuit-level approaches for their efficient realization within the literature. However, most of these recent advances involving novel sampling techniques have been proposed without considering hardware and signal constraints. Additionally, traditional hardware designs for generating non-uniform sampling clock incur large area overhead and power dissipation. Herein, we propose a novel non-uniform clock generator called Adaptive Quantization Rate (AQR) generator using Magnetic Random Access Memory (MRAM)-based stochastic oscillator devices. Our proposed AQR generator provides orders of magnitude reduction in area while offering 6-fold reduced power dissipation, on average, compared to the state-of-the-art non-uniform clock generators. 
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