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Best Practices in Creating and Running Research Experience Programs

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

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June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012



Conference Session

Course and Curriculum Development

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Multidisciplinary Engineering

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25.259.1 - 25.259.16



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Mohamed Abdelrahman Texas A&M University, Kingsville

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Mohamed Abdelrahman received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering and engineering physics from Cairo University, Egypt, in 1988 and 1992, respectively. He received an M.S. and a Ph.D. in measurement and control and nuclear engineering from Idaho State University in 1994 and 1996, respectively. He is currently the Associate Dean of Engineering at Texas A&M University, Kingsville. Abdelrahman's research focus is industrial applications of sensing and control with major research funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and industry. He has also focused on collaborative and innovative educational research. Abdelrahman is passionate about outreach activities for popularizing engineering research and education. His activities in that arena included NSF-funded sites for research experience for undergraduates and research experience for Teachers. He has published his research results in more than 90 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings and 30+ technical reports.

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Muhittin Yilmaz Texas A&M University, Kingsville

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Muhittin Yilmaz received a B.S. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University, University Park. He has been an Assistant Professor with the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, Texas A&M University, Kingsville (TAMUK), since 2007. His research interests include robust and convex system optimization, model identification and validation, robotics, computer architecture, electric drives, and power electronics. He also focuses on engineering education research and engineering outreach camps. Yilmaz is a member of the Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society, as well as IEEE and ASEE.

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Abdelrahman, M., & Yilmaz, M. (2012, June), Best Practices in Creating and Running Research Experience Programs Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21017

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