Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Undergraduate International Student’s Freshman Project in an Interconnected World Analyzing the Amount of Phosphates in the Zhejiang River Overseas (Student Poster-Paper)
by …… (Student), …..etc…. xxxxxxxxxxx, xxxxxxxxxx (xxxxxxxxx College)
It is always a challenge to motivate and promote interest while teaching to undergraduate college students subjects in science and engineering. This is especially the case for those lower level college students, such as freshman. Teaching science and engineering subjects can be done through projects which are familiar or of concern to the student, especially when the research subject relates / pertains to the birthplace / hometown/ native country of the student from overseas. This approach helps so the work and its results make more sense to the student who is involved in the project, and the results are definitely more meaningful to the individual. This approach also brings social awareness, responsibility and sense of confidence and ownership to the individual. The study presented in this paper discusses the research performed by an international student dealing with data from his hometown, while studying science and engineering at a College in the USA. Performing the research under the direction and guidance of the faculty at the college in the USA had multiple interesting facets and outcomes.
The research project involves an international student from China, studying the amount of phosphates in the Zhejiang River (in China, Shanghai region xxxxx) and its environmental impact on rural and urban areas, and any other possible impacts. Food and its availability is of major concern in all nations, and various regions of the world especially in the underdeveloped communities. This also impacts the quality and life of aquatic creatures and wildlife. Furthermore if the water is used downstream for farming, there might be additional concerns. The water samples are taken at various locations of the river. They are then shipped to the college in the USA. The laboratory experiments are performed to analyze each sample at this college. The laboratory results are analyzed and conclusions are drawn based on the data from the lab experiments.
The approach also emphasized to all involved and brought awareness to the faculty, student, and the staff at the college. It emphasized a tolerant, interconnected, and an open-minded world, now and forevermore. Polluting or any hazardous acts, and damaging the environment in any form in one part of the globe should be of concern to all nations, and not be considered an issue only pertaining to those communities.
Ying, J., & Safai, C., & Onyeagba, J., & Safai, N. M., & Richardson, D., & Iles, P. J., & Kochambilli, R. P. (2018, June), Board 111: A Preliminary Phosphate Study of Selected Sites Along the Shanghai Tributary of the Yangtze River; Undergraduate International Student’s Freshman Project in an Interconnected World (Student Poster-Paper) Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/29878
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