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Board 256: Development and Evolution of Workshops to Support Online Undergraduate Research

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2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Baltimore , Maryland

Publication Date

June 25, 2023

Start Date

June 25, 2023

End Date

June 28, 2023

Conference Session

NSF Grantees Poster Session

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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11

DOI

10.18260/1-2--42702

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https://peer.asee.org/42702

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Robert Deters Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide

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Robert Deters is an Associate Professor with the School of Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide. He is the Program Coordinator for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology. His research interests include online engineering education; wind tunnel testing of airfoils, propellers, and propeller-wing configurations; design of testing configurations for thrust performance of propellers and UAVs; and measuring propeller aeroacoustics. Dr. Deters is the technical lead for the Real World Design Challenge, an international high school STEM design competition in aeronautical engineering. He received a Ph.D. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University.

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Brent Terwilliger Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide

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Brent A. Terwilliger Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and the Program Coordinator of the Master of Science in Unmanned Systems (MSUS) at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), Worldwide campus, College of Aviation. Dr. Terwilliger earned a Ph.D. in Business Administration in Aviation from Northcentral University (2012), as well as a Master’s of Aeronautical Science (2005) and B.S. in Aerospace Studies (2000) from ERAU. He has more than 10 years of experience in defense contracting, supporting several federal-level customers, including the U.S. Postal Service for automated sortation technologies and the U.S. Air Force, Army, and Navy on a wide variety of simulation and training programs. As a tenured faculty member at ERAU, Dr. Terwilliger has authored more than 25 peer-reviewed publications, presented research findings at international venues, and provided unmanned systems expertise across a variety of televised, print, and digital media. He currently serves as a board member of the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Florida Peninsula Chapter, a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)’s Emerging Technologies committee, and a reviewer for ERAU’s Faculty Innovative Research in Science and Technology program.

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Emily Faulconer University of Florida

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Kelly A George Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide

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Kelly Whealan George is an Associate Professor with the College of Aviation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide. She is the Graduate Curricular Chair for the Department of Graduate Studies. Her research interests include online education, aviation economics, economic impact studies and undergraduate research. Dr. Whealan George received a Ph.D. in Aviation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a Masters in Economics and a BBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University.

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Abstract

Under a National Science Foundation (NSF) Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) grant, the Research Scholars Program was developed at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide. The objective of the Research Scholars Program is to promote undergraduate research for the online students at the Worldwide campus and to formalize the process in which the students can participate in research. A significant aspect of the project was to create a support network for the students that incorporated existing services provided by the university and established new services to aid students throughout their mentored research experience. One of the new services was the development and delivery of two series of workshops starting in the second year of the grant and continuing through the third year. The purpose of the workshops was to introduce students to different aspects of research. The first series of workshops were mostly informational and provided initial support for undergraduate researchers. From the experience of developing and hosting the first series, the style of the second series was modified to try to promote more audience participation.

Deters, R., & Terwilliger, B., & Faulconer, E., & George, K. A. (2023, June), Board 256: Development and Evolution of Workshops to Support Online Undergraduate Research Paper presented at 2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Baltimore , Maryland. 10.18260/1-2--42702

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