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A Third-Year Review of Design and Packaging for Sensor Systems

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

Start Date

June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014



Conference Session

Multidisciplinary Courses and Projects

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Multidisciplinary Engineering

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24.122.1 - 24.122.17



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M. Brian Thomas Trine University

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Dr. Thomas is an Assistant Professor in Design Engineering Technology at Trine University (formerly Tri-State University) in Angola, Indiana. He enjoys coaching students as they learn through projects and other hands-on activities.

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Andrea Mitofsky Trine University


Vukica M. Jovanovic Old Dominion University Orcid 16x16

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Dr. Jovanovic is currently serving as Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology Department, Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. Prior to joining ODU's Engineering Technology Department Dr. Jovanovic was teaching at Trine University, Angola, Indiana at Design Engineering Technology Department. Before Trine, she was working as an instructor and a graduate research assistant at Product Lifecycle Management Center of Excellence at Purdue University. She also served as instructor in STEM Academic Boot Camp, Diversity Program. Prior to joining Purdue, Dr. Jovanovic worked as a faculty at University of Novi Sad at departments of Industrial Engineering and Management. Dr. Jovanovic received M.Eng. ( degree from University of Novi Sad, Serbia in Robotics, Mechatronics and Automation and M.Sc. (Magistar) degree in Production Systems Design, both at Department of Industrial Engineering. She received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University. In addition, Dr. Jovanovic's scholarly publications include 50 journal articles and papers in conference proceedings, two technical reports, and seven poster presentations focusing on mechatronics, product identification, product lifecycle management, assembly systems, collaborative engineering, automation, and energy efficiency. She was active member of European Robotic Association EUROBOT, and currently serves as a co-advisor of ODU IEEE Car Team. She had internships in engineering services, aerospace, and power generation industries.

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John Eiler

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A THIRD‐YEAR REVIEW OF DESIGN AND PACKAGING OF SENSOR SYSTEMS   Faculty from the Electrical Engineering (EE) and Engineering Technology (ET) Departments at Maguire* University have developed an interdisciplinary module for an upper‐level class in their respective disciplines.  In this module, student teams collaborate in designing and prototyping of electronics and packaging for a hand‐held sensor.  The principal objective of this collaboration is for students to incorporate design factors, external to their discipline, in a program‐focused design project.  This advances the students’ abilities to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams during their senior capstone courses, and their future careers as engineers and technologists.  The design module was introduced in the fall 2011 semester at Maguire, and has been repeated in fall 2013 and fall 2013.  This paper presents assessment data from the fall 2013 semester on the immediate efficacy of the project.  It also discusses survey results from former participants currently enrolled in their senior capstone course, or graduated and working in industry.  * a pseudonym 

Thomas, M. B., & Mitofsky, A., & Jovanovic, V. M., & Eiler, J. (2014, June), A Third-Year Review of Design and Packaging for Sensor Systems Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20014

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