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Board # 53 : On the Design of Exoskeleton Suit: An Interdisciplinary Project Development Platform for Experiential Learning in Engineering Education

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

Conference Session

Electrical and Computer Division Poster Session

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Electrical and Computer

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11

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Lei Zhang University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

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Dr. Lei Zhang received his Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering on 2011 from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Since 2012 he is working in the Department of Engineering and Aviation Sciences, University of Maryland Eastern Shore. His main research interests include image processing, autonomous system, optical SoC/NoC architecture, and on-chip optoelectronic device design.

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JeanPaul Badjo Badjo-T Industries

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Electrical Engineering PHD Student
Founder and CEO of Badjo-T Industries

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Ibibia K. Dabipi University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

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I. K. Dabipi has been in academia for approximately 26 years during which he worked for Bellcore, AT&T Bell Labs and Southern University. He was the Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department at Southern University from 1997 to 2001. He was Professor and Chair of the Engineering and Aviation Science Department at University of Maryland Eastern Shore from 2001 - 2006. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Engineering and Aviation Sciences at University of Maryland Eastern Shore.His research interests are in the areas of Computer Security and Network Management, Parallel Computing and Algorithms Development, Performance Evaluation of Computer Networks, Optimization of Transportation Networks, and Economic Analysis of Transportation Facilities and Human factors in Aviation Security. He is a member of ASEE, HKN, ACM and a senior member of IEEE

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Xianfang Tan

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Dr. Xianfang Tan is an assistant professor of Engineering Technology in the STEM division at Delaware County Community College. Her research interests include computer architecture, network-on-chip (ONoC), photonic/optical NoC etc.

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Abstract

Many researches have shown the key to promote STEM education stands on motivating and engaging students to study and improving their learning performance. Experiential learning is proved to be an effective pedagogy in promoting student engagement learning experience, especially in student-centered interest-based activities. In this paper we present our exploration in applying the experiential learning in engineering education through the design and development of an exoskeleton suit which can be used as multifunctional platform for various interdisciplinary projects. The platform enables students in practicing diversified engineering design and explore innovative technologies, such as CAD design and 3D printing, microprocessor and microcomputer system design, image processing, sensor and signal processing, wireless communication, etc. Through the development of the suit, participated engineering students are strongly motivated and significantly promoted in engineering learning, practicing, exploring and innovating. The design of the exoskeleton is patented and key student developers received awards in different competitions.

Zhang, L., & Badjo, J., & Dabipi, I. K., & Tan, X. (2017, June), Board # 53 : On the Design of Exoskeleton Suit: An Interdisciplinary Project Development Platform for Experiential Learning in Engineering Education Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/27875

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