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Board 86: Utilization of Inexpensive, Safe, and Portable Electronic Instrumentation System to Increase Students’ Performance in Multiple Stem Disciplines

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2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Baltimore , Maryland

Publication Date

June 25, 2023

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June 25, 2023

End Date

June 28, 2023

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Electrical and Computer Engineering Division (ECE) Poster Session

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Electrical and Computer Engineering Division (ECE)

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Diversity

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21

DOI

10.18260/1-2--42979

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https://peer.asee.org/42979

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115

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Oludare Adegbola Owolabi P.E. Morgan State University

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Dr. Oludare Owolabi, a professional engineer in Maryland, joined the Morgan State University faculty in 2010. He is the director for the Sustainable Infrastructure Development, Smart Innovation and Resilient Engineering Research Lab at Morgan State University

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Chukwuemeka Duru

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Pelumi Olaitan Abiodun Morgan State University

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Pelumi Abiodun is a current doctoral student and research assistant at the Department of Civil Engineering, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland. Pelumi got his BSc and MSc degree in Physics from Obafemi Awolowo University, where he also served as a research assistant at the Environmental Pollution Research unit, in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. As part of his contribution to science and engineering, Pelumi has taught as a teaching assistant both at Morgan State University and Obafemi Awolowo University. With a passion to communicate research findings gleaned from experts in the field as he advances his career, Olaitan has attended several in-person and virtual conferences and workshops, and at some of them, made presentations on findings on air pollution, wastewater reuse, and heavy metal contamination.

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Opeyemi Taiwo Adeniran Morgan State University

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Opeyemi Adeniran is a graduate student in advanced computing at Morgan State University and a research assistant for the National Science Foundation.

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Uttam Gaulee

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Sotonye Ikiriko Morgan State University

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Ms. Sotonye Ikiriko is currently a Doctoral student and Research Associate in the Department of Civil Engineering, Morgan State University (MSU) in Baltimore Maryland. Prior to joining the department in January of 2019, Ms. Sotonye Ikiriko was a Graduate

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Neda Bazyar Shourabi Pennsylvania State University, Berks Campus

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Md Mahmudur Rahman Morgan State University

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Dr. Mahmudur Rahman received his PhD in Computer Science in 2008 from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada with an emphasis on Medical informatics and Image Retrieval. Prior to joining as an Assistant Professor at Morgan State University in 2014, Dr. Rahman extensively conducted research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA for almost six years as a Research Scientist. He significantly contributed to research and development of the image processing, classification, and retrieval methods extensively used in the NLM’s Open-i Search Engine for biomedical literature.
Dr. Rahman has good expertise in the fields of Computer Vision, Image Processing, Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, and Data Mining and their application to retrieval of biomedical images from large collections. Since joining Morgan, Dr. Rahman also has been actively involved in basic educational and instructional research by infusing several interactive and active learning techniques in classroom to teach introductory programming courses with a goal to improve the retention rate in the CS department.
Dr. Rahman has published a book, two book chapters and around seventy articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, such as IEEE Transaction on Information Technology in Biomedicine, Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, etc. and presented his works in numerous conferences and workshops, such as ICPR, CBMS, CLEF, CIVR, HISB, SPIE, BIBE, IEEE FIE, etc. His current research is focusing on Crowdsourcing and Deep learning techniques and their application in medical fields, especially for retrieval and diagnostic purposes.

Pursuing continuous financial support is an integral part of Dr. Rahman’s research agenda
Over the years, Dr. Rahman ¬received (as both PI and Co-PI) several competitive grants for both Imaging Informatics and Applied Machine Learning based research and also Instructional (CS Education) research, such as NSF HBCU-UP and NSF HBCU IUSE grants, and also several internal grants form MSU, such as ASCEND, I-Gap, etc.

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Jumoke 'Kemi' Ladeji-Osias Morgan State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-8645-696X

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Dr. J. 'Kemi Ladeji-Osias is Professor in the School of Engineering at Morgan State University in Baltimore. She is a rotating Program Director in the Division of Engineering Education from 2021 - 2023.

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Benjamin Gbeminiyi Famewo

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Abstract

Experiment Centric Pedagogy (ECP) Teaching Approach is a revolutionary way of introducing core and fundamental topics in STEM through relevant practical and hands-on sessions that are carefully incorporated into the lectures. The philosophy of ECP is that students learn better by doing. Hence, it promotes practical implementation of fundamental theories in STEM fields by using inexpensive basic elements to develop portable but extremely effective units for use by these students. Portability of these units enables these students to conduct these experiments at the comfort of their homes while its low cost makes it highly affordable. With carefully curated experiments across different departments like Electrical, Civil, Physics, and Computer Science, ECP has been able to implement informative experiments to demonstrate the concepts of RLC and transient current and concept of OHM’s law in electrical engineering, combinational and sequential circuits like Adders, Multiplexer, Subtractors, Decoders, Counters, Shift Registers in Computer Science. ECP also implemented Data Acquisition systems alongside experiments to demonstrate Hooke’s law with respect to stress/strain on a flat metal bar, and measurement of the pressure of a thin-walled cylindrical vessel in Civil Engineering. These experiments and more help the student develop a good understanding of these concepts which are the building blocks of their respective fields. Early results of ECP have shown that there has been a 20% improvement in students' appreciation of these STEM courses. ECP also recorded a 25% improvement in students’ performance when compared with non-ECP classes.

Owolabi, O. A., & Duru, C., & Abiodun, P. O., & Adeniran, O. T., & Gaulee, U., & Ikiriko, S., & Bazyar Shourabi, N., & Rahman, M. M., & Efe, F., & Ladeji-Osias, J. K., & Famewo, B. G. (2023, June), Board 86: Utilization of Inexpensive, Safe, and Portable Electronic Instrumentation System to Increase Students’ Performance in Multiple Stem Disciplines Paper presented at 2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Baltimore , Maryland. 10.18260/1-2--42979

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