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Design of Experiment in a Junior-level RF Systems Lab

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

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June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

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Electrical and Computer Division Technical Session 7

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Electrical and Computer

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J. Craig Prather Auburn University Orcid 16x16

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Craig Prather is a graduate student in the Auburn University department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He graduated with his undergraduate degree in summer of 2015 in electrical engineering and masters in fall of 2016. He is pursuing a doctorate in electrical engineering with a research focus in electromagnetics. Craig is currently a teaching assistant for a junior level lab where the students build and test an AM radio and a research assistant working on antenna systems.

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Stuart M. Wentworth Auburn University

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Stu Wentworth received his electrical engineering doctorate from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1990. Since then, he has been with Auburn University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, specializing in electromagnetics and microelectronics. He has authored a pair of undergraduate electromagnetics texts and has won several awards related to teaching. He is the department’s undergraduate Program Director and Chair of its Curriculum and Assessment Committee.

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Inspired by discussions at the 2016 American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE) Conference and Exposition in New Orleans, we look to transform some of our “cookbook” lab procedures to design of experiment projects. In addition to providing a better learning experience, these projects will also be able to support the new ABET student outcome 6: An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions. In this work, we will present our methods and results, along with a completed rubric to assess the new ABET student outcome.

Prather, J. C., & Wentworth, S. M. (2018, June), Design of Experiment in a Junior-level RF Systems Lab Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--30270

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