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Digital Imaging For Engineering Students

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2004 Annual Conference


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004



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Unique Laboratory Experiments & Programs

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9.463.1 - 9.463.6



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Robi Polikar

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Krchnavek Robert

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Jennifer Kadlowec

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Joseph Orlins

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Beena Sukumaran

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Kauser Jahan

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John Chen

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Shreekanth Mandayam

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Paris von Lockette

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Yusuf Mehta

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Session 2756

Digital Imaging for Engineering Students

Kauser Jahan, John Chen, Shreekanth Mandayam, Robert Krchnavek, Beena Sukumaran, Yusuf Mehta, Jennifer Kadlowec, Parin von Lockette and Robi Polikar

Rowan University, College of Engineering Glassboro, NJ 08028


A multidisciplinary team of engineering faculty members at Rowan University are integrating digital imaging technology (DIT) into their undergraduate engineering curriculum. This exciting effort is based upon the experience and interest of faculty to promote new topics and innovative methods of teaching. The work is an effort to provide students with digital imaging experiences that make them ready for the marketplace. Projects involve the development of digital imaging experiements and curriculum and also the creation of a leading edge digital imaging laboratory/studio. This studio will facilitate the use of nontraditional learning approaches that encourage interactive learning, team building, and creative problem solving among students and instructors. A number of hands-on visual experiments are being developed and used to introduce students to the multidisciplinary engineering principles and use of DIT. Activities have also been developed for K-12 outreach.


Digital Imaging Technology has advanced with great speed over the past few years inundating the consumer market, and has proven to be quite a valuable tool in the fields of science and engineering. Digital imaging technology can be found in electronic items common to the household such as digital cameras, computer scanners, and high definition television. It has proven a valuable tool in the medical field with devices like X-ray machines, magnetic resonance imaging machines and mammography machines. The technology has expanded to fields such as the food industry, pipeline industry, and structural and material analysis. Even though DIT has experienced wide spread use, the technology has yet to be used and introduced into formal education, both early, and undergraduate education. It represents one of the major research and development focus areas of the electrical industry today, with sales exceeding 10 billion dollars per year.

A digital image can be an enormous value for engineers and scientists. The topographic features of the earth, the severity of air, land and water pollution and the microstructure of materials are

Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright  2004, American Society for Engineering Education

Polikar, R., & Robert, K., & Kadlowec, J., & Orlins, J., & Sukumaran, B., & Jahan, K., & Chen, J., & Mandayam, S., & von Lockette, P., & Mehta, Y. (2004, June), Digital Imaging For Engineering Students Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--13579

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