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Board 118: Lessons Learned from a Collaborative NSF RET Program involving Three Regional Universities

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 23, 2018

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June 23, 2018

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July 27, 2018

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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8

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Ahsan Mian Wright State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-2033-6738

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Dr. Mian joined the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Wright State University (WSU) as an Associate Professor in January 2013. He was an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Montana State University (MSU), Bozeman, Montana prior to joining WSU. He was a faculty member of MSU from August 2005 to December 2012. From 2002 to 2005, he was a visiting faculty member in the Mechanical Engineering Department of Wayne State University. From 2000 to 2002, Dr. Mian worked as a designer for Visteon Corporation’s automotive electronics division located in Dearborn, Michigan. He also served as a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, BUET from 1988 to 1993. He has authored over 90 refereed and non-refereed publications.

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Margaret Pinnell University of Dayton

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Dr. Margaret Pinnell is the Associate Dean for Faculty and Staff Development in the school of engineering and associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Dayton. She teaches undergraduate and graduate materials related courses including Introduction to Materials, Materials Laboratory, Engineering Innovation, Biomaterials and Engineering Design and Appropriate Technology (ETHOS). She was director of the (Engineers in Technical Humanitarian Opportunities of Service-Learning) for approximately ten years. She has incorporated service-learning projects into her classes and laboratories since she started teaching in 2000. Her research interests include community engaged learning and pedagogy, K-12 outreach, biomaterials and materials testing and analysis.

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M. Suzanne Franco Wright State University

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Professor of Statistics and Research, Program Director for EdD in Organizational Studies, in the Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations Department, College of Education and Human Services.

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Leanne Petry Central State University

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Dr. Leanne Petry is an Assistant Professor in the College of Science and Engineering at Central State University. Her expertise is in analytical and materials characterization techniques, including microscopy, spectroscopy, chromatography, and electrochemistry. Her research interests include oxidation-reduction reactions at the surface of electrodes for sensor applications, corrosion mechanisms of materials, as well as their electrochemical degradation. She has incorporated problem-based learning into her lectures, laboratories, and outreach activities to engage students and the community in the STEM education process.

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Brett Doudican University of Dayton

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Brett Doudican is the curriculum coach of the University of Dayton's NSF RET program as well as a full time technical math teacher at Greene County Career Center. Brett is involved in multiple levels of education including the Ohio Department of Education, teaching a math methods course to new teachers in alternative certification programs, and managing a small curriculum and professional development organization.

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Raghavan Srinivasan Wright State University

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Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department, Wright State University. Currently involved in outreach to middle and high schools STEM teachers through the ASM-Materials Camp for Teachers program as well as engaging students in the school classroom setting with demonstrations and presentations that motivate students to choose STEM careers.

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Abstract

A collaborative National Science Foundation Research Experience for Teacher program involving three regional universities in the Midwest recently hosted its final cohort of teachers, preservice teachers and engineering students. This collaborative RET site placed the participant teams at one of the three regional universities to work on engineering research projects that connect with regional strengths in advanced manufacturing and materials. This paper will discuss the lessons learned from managing and facilitating a collaborative program. It will also discuss how this program was able to leverage regional assets to provide a deep and meaningful experiential learning opportunity for the participants. Finally, it will discuss how the participants were guided through a process to develop curriculum that connected with their experiences and employed research based best practices for encouraging underrepresented populations to pursue engineering.

Mian, A., & Pinnell, M., & Franco, M. S., & Petry, L., & Doudican, B., & Srinivasan, R. (2018, June), Board 118: Lessons Learned from a Collaborative NSF RET Program involving Three Regional Universities Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/29892

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