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Development and Implementation of an Assessment Model in a Sophomore Electromechanical Systems Design Laboratory for the ETAC-ABET Accreditation

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2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual Conference

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July 26, 2021

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July 26, 2021

End Date

July 19, 2022

Conference Session

Focus on ETAC Accreditation

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Engineering Technology

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11

DOI

10.18260/1-2--36951

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https://peer.asee.org/36951

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Lili Ma New York City College of Technology

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Professor Lili Ma received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Utah State University focusing on autonomous ground vehicles. After that she did three-year post-doctoral training at Virginia Tech working with autonomous aerial vehicles. Prior to joining the Computer Engineering Technology (CET) department at City Tech in fall 2016, she taught at Wentworth Institute of Technology for many years. Professor Ma’s research areas include autonomous mobile robots, vision-based control, visual servoing, visual tracking, coordinated control, and sensing & perception techniques.

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Benito Mendoza New York City College of Technology Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-7074-9645

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Benito Mendoza is an Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering at the New York City College of Technology (CITY TECH). Before he joined CITY TECH, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Engineer at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company. His areas of interest include Multi-Agent Systems, Bio-Inspired Systems, Semantic Web, and Artificial Intelligence in Education and Intelligent Tutoring Systems. He holds a PhD. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of South Carolina and an MSc in Artificial Intelligence and a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Veracruz, Mexico.

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Lorrington A. Hamilton New York City College of Technology

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Lorrington A. Hamilton is an Adjunct Lecturer at New York City College of Technology since 2012.
He currently works for an aftermarket Automobile company in New York City where he is a Project Engineer responsible for designing of Electro Mechanical components for automobile engines.
He received his B.T in Electromechanical Engineering Technology from NYCCT. His interest is in Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) with extensive experience in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and Computer Aided Designing (CAD) and (FEA). He is also Solidworks Certified in Mechanical Design.

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Luis Alberto Aponte New York City College of Technology

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Currently Professor Aponte is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the New York Institute of Technology, and at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. He holds a B.E.E.E degree from Universidad de Antioquia in Medellin Colombia, a M.E.E.E from The City College of New York, a LAN Certificate from Columbia University, and a Ph. D. from The City University of New York. Professor Aponte has dedicated over 25 years to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in E.E. and C.E. His interest in research is concentrated in the fields of sustainable energy, and smart system technologies. Besides spending some time in practicing soccer and playing his guitar he dedicates time to create techniques for improving his methods of teaching.

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Sergey Drabkin New York City College of Technology

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Born in USSR, education: B.S.&M.S. Mining University (Leningrad, Russia), M.Sci., Ph.D. Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, NY. Professional Engineer in NYS and Tri-State area. Teaching at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, NY, and at NYC College of Technology since 1998 as an adjunct assistant professor. Consulting engineer with Consela Engineering P.C. since 2001. Interests: engineering education and practice in material sciences and architectural engineering technology.

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Mauricio Cardenas New York City College of Technology

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Mauricio Cardenas is an Adjunct Professor of Computer Engineering Technology at New York City College of Technology and a Computer and Electrical Engineer. He works at Mount Sinai Hospital as a Biomedical Engineer and Project development specialist for the Mount Sinai Network. As a Computer and Electrical Engineer, he has been devoted to education helping communities and minorities expand their possibilities. He is the CEO and founder of a non-for-profit foundation called Latanu4Kids which provides free STEM education to kids in different communities.

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Abstract

In the field of assessment in higher education, practitioners regularly mention two features as key for success at implementing a sustainable assessment model, i) it has to be faculty-driven, and ii) it has to become part of the curriculum. This paper describes an assessment model incorporating these features. The model was developed and implemented for assessing both the ETAC-ABET Program Criteria for an associate degree in Electromechanical Engineering Technology program and the new ETAC-ABET (2019-2020) student outcome (2), which regards students' ability to design systems, components, or processes for well-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to the discipline. This paper describes the implementation of our assessment model, including a description of the performance indicators used for assessment of criteria mentioned above, the structure of course selected for the assessment, the details of the laboratory experiments and final design project used as assessment tools, a summary of the collected data and a discussion of the assessment results, and the arrangements we made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We believe that our method of incorporating assessment as regular course activities helps achieve the ultimate objective of education, i.e., continuous and constant improvement of students' competencies and learning experiences.

Ma, L., & Mendoza, B., & Hamilton, L. A., & Aponte, L. A., & Drabkin, S., & Cardenas, M. (2021, July), Development and Implementation of an Assessment Model in a Sophomore Electromechanical Systems Design Laboratory for the ETAC-ABET Accreditation Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. 10.18260/1-2--36951

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