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Board # 31 : Research Experiences for School Teachers and Community College Instructors in Smart-Vehicles: Initial Implementation and Assessment

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Columbus, Ohio

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June 24, 2017

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June 24, 2017

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June 28, 2017

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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12

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Kumar Yelamarthi Central Michigan University

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Kumar Yelamarthi received his Ph.D. and M.S degree from Wright State University in 2008 and 2004, and B.E. from University of Madras, India in 2000. He is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Central Michigan University. His research interest is in the areas of Wireless Sensor Networks, Internet of Things, computer aided design tool development, assistive devices, autonomous adaptive systems, applied electronics, embedded systems, and engineering education. He has published over 100 articles in archival journals and conference proceedings in these areas. He has served as a technical reviewer for several IEEE/ASME/ASEE international conferences and journals and as a reviewer for numerous funding proposals. He served as the general chair for 2016 ASEE NCS Conference, 2011 ASEE NCS conference, technical committee member is IEEE ISVLSI, IEEE MWSCAS conferences. He served as PI, co-PI, and senior personnel in several externally funded grants from organizations such as NSF, NASA, and the regional industry. He is an elected member of Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society, and Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society, and a senior member of IEEE.

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Brian P DeJong Central Michigan University

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Brian P. DeJong is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Technology at Central Michigan University. He is a recipient of the university's College of Science & Technology Outstanding Teaching Award. He received a M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University with research in robotics. His current research is in mobile robots (spherical, sound-localization), teleoperation (improved interfaces), and engineering education.

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Tolga Kaya Central Michigan University

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Dr. Tolga Kaya currently holds a joint Assistant Professor position in the School of Engineering and Technology and the Science of Advanced Materials program at Central Michigan University (CMU). Prior to joining CMU, Dr. Kaya was a post-doctorate associate at Yale University (2007-2010), a research and teaching assistant at ITU (1999-2007), a consultant at Brightwell Corp. (2007), Istanbul, a senior VLSI analog design engineer and project coordinator at Microelectronics R&D Company, Istanbul (2000-2006), and a visiting assistant in research at Yale University (2004-2005). Dr. Tolga Kaya received BS, MS and PhD degrees in Electronics Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Istanbul, Turkey.
His research interests in electrical engineering and applied sciences are analog VLSI circuit design, MEMS sensors and energy harvesting systems. His research is also involved in biomedical engineering where bacterial hydrodynamics are studied under various shear flow regimes to enlighten the bacterial infections in catheterized patients. Dr. Kaya also works on engineering education, particularly STEM relationships with K-12 and active learning techniques.

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Ahmed Abdelgawad Central Michigan University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-6655-2065

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Dr. Ahmed Abdelgawad received his M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2007 and 2011 and subsequently joined IBM as a Design Aids & Automation Engineering Professional at Semiconductor Research and Development Center. In Fall 2012 he joined Central Michigan University as a Computer Engineering Assistant Professor. His area of expertise is distributed computing for Wireless Sensor Network (WSN), Internet of Things (IoT), Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), data fusion techniques for WSN, low power embedded system, video processing, digital signal processing, Robotics, RFID, Localization, VLSI, and FPGA design. He has published two books and more than 55 articles in related journals and conferences. Dr. Abdelgawad served as a reviewer for several conferences and journals, including IEEE WF-IoT, IEEE ISCAS, IEEE SAS, Springer, Elsevier, IEEE Transactions on VLSI, and IEEE Transactions on I&M. He severed in the technical committees of IEEE ISCAS 2007, IEEE ISCAS 2008, and IEEE ICIP 2009 conferences. He served in the administration committee of IEEE SiPS 2011. Dr. Abdelgawad has been appointed as a Track Chair of the International Conference on Cognitive and Sensor Networks (MIC-CSN 2013). He also served in the organizing committee of ICECS2013 and 2015 IEEE ICECS2015. Dr. Abdelgawad is the publicity chair in North America of the IEEE WF-IoT 2016 conference. He is the finance chair of the IEEE ICASSP 2017. He is currently the IEEE Northeast Michigan section chair and IEEE SPS Internet of Things (IoT) SIG Member. In addition, Dr. Abdelgawad served as a PI and Co-PI for several funded grants from NSF.

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Ishraq Shabib Central Michigan University

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Dr. Ishraq Shabib holds a B.Sc in mechanical engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. both in Mechanical Engineering from Carleton University, Canada. After his Ph.D., he worked for two years as a post-doctoral visiting fellow at CANMET research laboratory of Natural Resources of Canada. In 2011, he joined the department of mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso as a research assistant professor. Since 2013, he has been serving the school of engineering and technology of Central Michigan University as an assistant professor. His research interest includes deformation of crystalline nanostructures, radiation induced damage of materials, defect structure and property relationship, and atomistic & multiscale modeling.

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Abstract

We have successfully finished our summer program in our National Science Foundation (NSF) supported Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Site entitled “Enriching the Professional Development of School Teachers & Community College Faculty in Rural Michigan - An RET Site on Smart Vehicles.” The summer program was six weeks long and hosted five community college faculty, five in-service teachers (high school science) and five pre-service teachers (integrated science majors). Participants are split into five groups and teamed up with an engineering faculty and an engineering undergraduate student each. During their 40 hours/week work schedule, participants have worked on faculty-supervised research projects for 25 hours/week and the rest was reserved for classroom unit plans that participants would work on developing.

This paper presents details about the RET Site’s management and discusses our experiences from lessons learned. Preliminary assessment results will be presented and discussed. Finally, we will conclude with the overall lessons we learned from this experience and discuss next summer’s plans as a result of our analysis and self-reflections.

Yelamarthi, K., & DeJong, B. P., & Kaya, T., & Abdelgawad, A., & Shabib, I. (2017, June), Board # 31 : Research Experiences for School Teachers and Community College Instructors in Smart-Vehicles: Initial Implementation and Assessment Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/27828

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