June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
NSF Grantees Poster Session
Studies suggest the research apprenticeships can have a profound effect on students’ learning and future career choices. This paper describes undergraduate students’ research projects and lessons learned from a summer research program focusing on mechatronics, robotics, and automated system design. Students gained both general skills—such as design, troubleshooting, and breaking a large problem into several parts—and specific technical skills in areas such as Arduino programming, LabVIEW, MATLAB, and artificial neural networks. The majority of participants also noted gains in research-related skills such as reviewing the literature, scientific writing, and presenting their research. Finally participants noted gains in confidence in their ability to contribute to science, comfort in working collaboratively with others, and ability to work independently.
Hsieh, S. (2017, June), Board # 55: Outcomes and Case Studies of Undergraduate Student Participation in Research Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/27880
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