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Development Of Nde Laboratory For Aet Students And Certification Program

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2007 Annual Conference & Exposition


Honolulu, Hawaii

Publication Date

June 24, 2007

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June 24, 2007

End Date

June 27, 2007



Conference Session

Curriculum Development in Civil and Architectural Engineering Technology

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Engineering Technology

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12.537.1 - 12.537.14



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Vladimir Genis Drexel University

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Dr. Vladimir Genis, Associate Professor and Program Director of Applied Engineering Technology in the Goodwin College, Drexel University, taught and developed graduate and undergraduate courses in physics, electronics, biomedical engineering, and acoustics. His research interests include ultrasound wave propagation and scattering, ultrasound imaging, electronic instrumentation, piezoelectric transducers, and engineering education. He serves as a member of the Drexel’s Faculty Senate.

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David Spang Burlington County College

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Dr. David I. Spang, the Dean of Science, Mathematics, and Technology at Burlington County College, holds a PhD degree in Material Science & Engineering and a MBA degree with a concentration in Innovation & Technology Management, both from Rutgers University. He has more than 20 years of experience in the Solid State Materials and Chemical Process Industries in various Research, Process and Business Development positions.

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Alexander Genis G I I, Inc.

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Alexander Genis, Business Development Consultant, holds a BSEE degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Drexel University and MBA degree from Temple University. He has more than 12 years of software development and management experience. He evaluated, implemented, and documented the new technology solutions in support of business goals to achieve increase in productivity and return on investment.

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Tony Midora PMT, Inc.

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Tony Midora, has over 20 years of experience in NDE field and he holds ASNT certificate. He provided sales and customer support of testing applications with leading ultrasonic testing companies, including Sonic Instruments, Staveley NDT Technologies, Panametrics NDT, and Krautkramer Ultrasonic Systems. He is currently working with Precision Measurement Technology representing GE Inspection Technologies Ultrasonic and Eddy Current NDE group.

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Development of NDE Laboratory for AET Students and Certification Program


Drexel University’s Goodwin College of Professional Studies is in the process of developing the instructional materials for its nondestructive evaluation (NDE) course by placing emphasis on techniques and applications in the areas of manufacturing, power generation, oil and gas production, structural and pipeline welding, and commercial/military aviation maintenance, among others. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Applied Engineering Technology (AET) program will be the main target audience. They will have access to the developed material in two modes: the traditional face-to-face classroom mode for those on Drexel’s campus, and a real-time, Internet-based videoconferencing mode for those attending classes at remote locations, specifically students at community colleges partnering with Drexel. The developed instructional materials will be part of a wider STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) initiative, including the development of novel teaching and learning strategies, the creation of new learning materials, and the implementation of effective assessment and evaluation techniques. Additionally, these novel teaching and learning strategies will be incorporated into the curricula of Drexel University’s two-year college partners, such as Burlington County College and Delaware County Community College. The outcome of the proposed project will be a hands-on laboratory course in which NDE techniques of parts and materials will be presented and applied through real-life problems. NDE curriculum will be designed to fulfill Levels I and II NDE in theory and training requirements, according to American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT ) Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A (2001). Once fully developed, the NDE laboratory will serve as a training center for engineering technology students, as well as for the workforce of local companies, such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and PECO Energy, with whom Drexel has a rich history of partnership in terms of internships and research collaborations. Such educational laboratories are nearly non-existent in our geographic region, and consequently will be welcomed by the industrial community in need of engineering technologists who can competently utilize NDE instrumentation and to provide support to the designers and engineers in testing applications.

Genis, V., & Spang, D., & Genis, A., & Midora, T. (2007, June), Development Of Nde Laboratory For Aet Students And Certification Program Paper presented at 2007 Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii. 10.18260/1-2--1603

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