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Board 65: Work in Progress: Growing and Sustaining a Successful Collaboration of Programs Developing and Implementing Experimental Centric Pedagogy

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Tampa, Florida

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June 15, 2019

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June 15, 2019

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June 19, 2019

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ECE Division Poster Session

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Electrical and Computer

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Diversity

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17

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Craig J. Scott Morgan State University

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Dr. Craig Scott received his Ph.D. and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Howard University and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. His educational scholarly endeavors include conducting pedagogical studies on learning technologies and remedial math preparation for engineering students. He instructs courses in computer vision, computer graphics, computational electrical engineering, electromagnetics and characterization of semiconductor materials.

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Joi D. Aybar Morgan State University

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Mrs. Joi Aybar received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Morgan State University. As Assistant to the Dean and as a Master's student, her goal is to increase interest in STEM education with particular focus on artificial intelligence and big data.

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Shiny Abraham Seattle University

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Shiny Abraham is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Seattle University. She received the B.E. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Visveswaraiah Technological University (VTU), India in 2007 and Ph.D. from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA in 2012. Her research interests span the areas of Wireless Communication, Internet of Things (IoT), Optimization using Game Theory, and Engineering Education Research. She is a member of the IEEE and ASEE, a technical program committee member for IEEE Globecom, ICC, ICCCN and VTC conferences, and a reviewer for several international journals and conferences.

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Sacharia Albin Norfolk State University

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Dr. Sacharia Albin joined Norfolk State University in July 2011 as the Chair of the Engineering Department. He received his BS and MS degrees from the University of Kerala, and Ph.D. from the University of Poona, India. He was a design engineer in microelectronics at Hindustan Aeronautics, India for three years. He was awarded a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship by the Science and Engineering Research Council at the University of Liverpool, UK. Dr. Albin conducted research on Si and GaAs electronic devices and semiconductor lasers at the research laboratories of GEC and ITT and published numerous articles in this field. He was a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Dominion University. He has advised 14 PhD and 19 MS students. He received numerous awards: Doctoral Mentor Award 2010; Excellence in Teaching Award 2009; Most Inspiring Faculty Award 2008; Excellence in Research Award 2004; and Certificate of Recognition for Research - NASA, 1994. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Member of the Electrochemical Society.

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Petru Andrei Florida A&M University/Florida State University

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Dr. Petru Andrei is Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Florida A&M University and Florida Stat University (FAMU-FSU) College of Engineering. He is the FSU campus education director for the NSF-ERC Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management Systems Center (FREEDM) and has much experience in recruiting and advising graduate, undergraduate, REU, and K-12 students, as well as in working with RET teachers. Dr. Andrei has published over 100 articles in computational electronics, electromagnetics, energy storage devices, and large scale systems.

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John Okyere Attia P.E. Prairie View A&M University

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Dr. John Okyere Attia is Professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering at Prairie View A&M University. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Electrical and Computer Engineering in the field of Electronics, Circuit Analysis, Instrumentation Systems, and VLSI/ULSI Design. Dr. Attia earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Houston, an M.S. from University of Toronto and B.S. from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. Dr. Attia has over 75 publications including fIve engineering books. His research interests include innovative electronic circuit designs for radiation environment, radiation testing, and power electronics. Dr. Attia is the author of the CRC books, Electronics and Circuits Analysis Using MATLAB and Circuits and Electronics: Hands-on Learning with Analog Discovery. He has twice received outstanding Teaching Awards. In addition, he is a member of the following honor societies: Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Kappa Alpha Kappa and Eta Kappa Nu. Dr. Attia is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

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Mohamed F. Chouikha Prairie View A&M University

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Dr. Mohamed Chouikha is a professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Howard University. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado–Boulder. Dr. Chouikha’s research interests include machine learning, intelligent control, and multimedia signal processing communications for secure networks, among other areas. He also focuses on enhancing recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities in the STEM areas in general, engineering in particular.

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Shonda L. Bernadin Florida A&M University/Florida State University

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Dr. Shonda L. Bernadin is an associate professor of Electrical Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. Dr. Bernadin received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Florida A&M University, her M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Florida, and her Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florida State University in 2003. Her research interests include speech signal processing, driver-vehicle interfacing, and engineering education.

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Kenneth A. Connor Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Kenneth Connor is an emeritus professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering (ECSE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) where he taught courses on electromagnetics, electronics and instrumentation, plasma physics, electric power, and general engineering. His research involves plasma physics, electromagnetics, photonics, biomedical sensors, engineering education, diversity in the engineering workforce, and technology enhanced learning. He learned problem solving from his father (who ran a gray iron foundry), his mother (a nurse) and grandparents (dairy farmers). He has had the great good fortune to always work with amazing people, most recently professors teaching circuits and electronics from 13 HBCU ECE programs and the faculty, staff and students of the Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications (LESA) ERC, where he was Education Director. He was RPI ECSE Department Head from 2001 to 2008 and served on the board of the ECE Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) from 2003 to 2008. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE.

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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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Abdelnasser A Eldek Jackson State University

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Dr. Abdelnasser A. Eldek obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2004 from the University of Mississippi. Currently, he is Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Jackson State University. His main research areas include Applied Electromagnetics, Antennas, Phased Arrays, RF/Microwave Circuits, Metamaterial, Numerical Methods, and Engineering Education.

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Demetris Geddis Hampton University

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Demetris L. Geddis is an associate professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Hampton University. He has extensive research experience in the areas of Integrated optoelectronics, Optics, Microelectronics, and Electromagnetics. He has worked as a Research and Design Engineer at Motorola and Bell laboratories. Also, he worked at NASA Langley Research Center as a NASA faculty fellow for the Nondestructive Evaluation Sciences Branch where he performed research in the area of optical fiber sensing for real time health monitoring of aerospace vehicles. In addition, Prof. Geddis was a Research Engineer at the Georgia Tech Research Institute where he fabricated scalable multiplexed ion traps for quantum computing applications. Current research interests and publications are in the areas of Photonics, Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, Heterogeneous thin film integration, single-fiber bi-directional communications, optical sensing, and ring lasers.

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Petronella A. James-Okeke Morgan State University

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Dr. Petronella James-Okeke serves as the Accreditation Coordinator for the School of Engineering, at Morgan State University (MSU), where she leads the 2019 multi-program accreditation process. Dr. James-Okeke previously served as the Assessments and Online Program, Faculty coordinator for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She teaches at the graduate and undergraduate level, using both face-to-face and blended online learning instruction. She is an Adjunct Faculty for the Transportation Systems and, the City & Regional Planning programs at MSU.

Her research interests include engineering education, student success, online engineering pedagogy and program assessment solutions, transportation planning, transportation impact on quality of life issues, bicycle access, and ethics in engineering. She has several published works in engineering education and online learning. Dr. Petronella James earned her Doctor of Engineering (Transportation) and Masters of City & Regional Planning at Morgan State University (MSU), Baltimore, Maryland. She completed a B.S. Management Studies, at the University of the West Indies (Mona), Jamaica.

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John Carey Kelly Jr. North Carolina A&T State University

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Dr. John C. Kelly, Jr. is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware. Dr. Kelly’s research interests include hardware security in cyber-physical systems and embedded systems security. He also contributes to research on engineering education, enhanced retention of underrepresented minorities in engineering, and hands-on learning techniques.

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Pamela Leigh-Mack Virginia State University

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Juan C. Morales Universidad del Turabo

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Dr. Juan C. Morales, P.E., joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at Universidad del Turabo (UT), Gurabo, Puerto Rico, in 1995 and currently holds the rank of professor. Dr. Morales was the ABET Coordinator of the School of Engineering for the initial ABET-EAC accreditation of all four accredited programs at UT. He has been Department Head of Mechanical Engineering since 2003. His efforts to diffuse innovative teaching and learning practices derive directly from the outcomes assessment plan that he helped devise and implement as ABET Coordinator.

Address: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universidad del Turabo, PO Box 3030, Gurabo, Puerto Rico, 00778.

Tel. 787-743-7979 x 4182

E-mail: jcmorales@suagm.edu

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Mandoye Ndoye Tuskegee University

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Mandoye Ndoye received the B.S.E.E. degree from the Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, in 2002, the MS degree in Mathematics and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 2010. After completing his Ph.D. studies, he joined the Center of Applied Scientific Computing, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, as a Research Staff Member. From 2012 to 2014, he was a Research Associate at Howard University. Since 2014, he has been an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL. His research interests center on signal/image processing, sensor data analytics, intelligent infrastructure systems and power systems optimization.

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Kofi Nyarko Morgan State University

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Dr. Kofi Nyarko is a Tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Morgan State University. He also serves as Director of the Engineering Visualization Research Laboratory (EVRL). Under his direction, EVRL has acquired and conducted research, in excess of $12M, funded from the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Army Research Laboratory, NASA and Department of Homeland Security along with other funding from Purdue University’s Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and Interoperability Environments (VACCINE), a DHS Center of Excellence. Dr. Nyarko has also worked as an independent Software Engineer with contracts involving computational engineering, scientific/engineering simulation & visualization, visual analytics, complex computer algorithm development, computer network theory, machine learning, mobile software development, and avionic system software development.

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Ben O. Oni Tuskegee University

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Stella A. Quinones University of Texas, El Paso

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Dr. Stella Quinones is chair of the Metallurgical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering department at UTEP with more than 20 years experience in academia. Her multidisciplinary engineering background includes; Design, Testing and Analysis of sensors for Biomedical Applications such as Non-Invasive Glucose Sensing; 3D Printing Machine Development; Engineering Education; Characterization of High Strain Rate Materials for Space Applications; and Fabrication and Characterization of CdTe and Si for X-ray Imaging and Solar Cell Applications. Engineering Education research includes efforts to increase the number of engineering degrees awarded to women by creating an inclusive, enriching, and engaging environment in the classroom. Dr. Quinones has been recognized for outstanding teaching efforts including the UT Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award, nominated for US Professor of the Year, Frontiers of Engineering Education Early-Career Engineering Faculty, and the UTEP Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence.

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Michel A. Reece Morgan State University

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Michel A. Reece is currently serves as the Interim Chairperson within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Morgan State University. She is also the director of the Advanced RF Microwave, Measurement and Electronic Design Laboratory (ARMMED). In this lab, she pursues research in the areas of high frequency device characterization and modeling, highly efficient solid-state power amplifier design, and adaptable components design for software defined radio applications. She became the first female recipient at Morgan State to obtain her doctorate degree in engineering in 2003. She received her B.S.E.E from Morgan State in 1995 and her M.S from Penn State in 1997, both in electrical engineering. She has worked at companies such as Northrop Grumman, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, and Boeing (formerly known as Hughes Aircraft Company). She has a passion for education where she has taught as an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University and participated as a volunteer tutor to middle and high school students within her local community.

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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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Saleh Zein-Sabatto Tennessee State University

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Saleh Zein-Sabatto: Dr. Zein-Sabatto has a strong commitment for teaching and research. His area of competency includes teaching and conducting theoretical and experimental research in intelligent control systems, adaptive control systems, manipulator controls, intelligent mobile robotic behaviors, cooperative multiple robotic systems, fault diagnostics systems, neural network and fuzzy logic applications to robotics and control. Dr. Zein-Sabatto has been teaching engineering design for over fifteen years.

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Abstract

A consortium of 13 Universities has been collectively implementing experiment centric pedagogy (ECP) in their ECE circuits and electronics courses. The project successfully demonstrated that ECP combined with hands-on educational technology stimulates student interest in the STEM area, promotes content acquisition, problem solving, and retention. Throughout the history of the project, it was recognized that the successful collaboration and outcomes the partnering institutions are achieving are significant. As a result, the consortium is implementing a series of follow on activities to gain a deeper understanding of how to grow and develop this work. As the initial period of funding came to an end, a workshop was held to examine the nature of the collaboration between ECP institutions; why has it been successful; can it be improved, expanded, adopted by others (especially historically minority-serving institutions) and sustained. To date, this process has yielded the adoption of a charter for a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to carry on and facilitate the work of the group and a successfully funded REU-RET Megasite: Research Experiences for Undergraduates and Teachers in Smart and Connected Cities. The collaboration between the now 16 institutions within the ECP community will have a positive long-term impact on the development of new cooperative efforts in technical research, engineering education research and curriculum development for the institutions and is expected to have a significant impact on the retention and graduation of under-represented engineering students.

Scott, C. J., & Aybar, J. D., & Abraham, S., & Albin, S., & Andrei, P., & Attia, J. O., & Chouikha, M. F., & Bernadin, S. L., & Connor, K. A., & Dabipi, I. K., & Eldek, A. A., & Geddis, D., & James-Okeke, P. A., & Kelly, J. C., & Leigh-Mack, P., & Morales, J. C., & Ndoye, M., & Nyarko, K., & Oni, B. O., & Quinones, S. A., & Reece, M. A., & Zhang, L., & Zein-Sabatto, S. (2019, June), Board 65: Work in Progress: Growing and Sustaining a Successful Collaboration of Programs Developing and Implementing Experimental Centric Pedagogy Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. https://peer.asee.org/32399

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