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A Collaborative University Industry Agreement To Establish

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2000 Annual Conference


St. Louis, Missouri

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June 18, 2000

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June 18, 2000

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June 21, 2000



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5.12.1 - 5.12.5

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Ron Baddock

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Catherine S. Bolek

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Kenny Fotouhi

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Ali Eydgahi

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Session 2793

A Collaborative University-Industry Agreement to Establish an Advanced Communication Laboratory

Ali Eydgahi , Mohammad Fotouhi, Ronald Baddock, Catherine S. Bolek University of Maryland Eastern Shore/ University of Maryland Eastern Shore/ Amtek Company/University of Maryland Eastern Shore


This paper describes the details of a partnership and collaboration that have recently been created between University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Lab-Volt systems, and Amtek Company. This partnership has been envisioned to meet several goals and objectives for each partner. The individual goals when combined, benefit the university and each industry partner. Each partner in the relationship adds a unique element. The university adds the teaching facility and the instruction, Lab-Volt Systems provides the modern lab equipment, and Amtek Company provides the lab consulting and designs services. The main goal of this partnership is to establish an undergraduate advanced communication laboratory for teaching and undergraduate research purposes at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and to use the laboratory as the designate Lab-Volt telecommunications training facility for the United States and internationally. Another goal for the university is to attract new students to its engineering and engineering technology programs from local Microwave and Communication industries by adding a modern state of the art advanced communication training laboratory equipped to prepare students as we enter the new millenium. The addition of advance communications lab equipment goes a long way towards meeting this objective. Through this partnership, the university provides an opportunity for instructors at other institutions to come to university of Maryland Eastern Shore to learn how a modern telecommunications lab may be utilized to teach students. These instructors will be invited to the university to participate in seminars and workshops that utilize the advanced communications lab. The visiting instructors will have an opportunity to observe and to utilize the lab equipment and will be instructed in their set up for performing a number of undergraduate lab experiments.

I. Introduction

The role of new technology in the workplace has greatly affected the daily operation of most institutions1. Networking, telecommunication, automation, data processing, and

Baddock, R., & Bolek, C. S., & Fotouhi, K., & Eydgahi, A. (2000, June), A Collaborative University Industry Agreement To Establish Paper presented at 2000 Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.

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