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Educational Benefits Of Antenna Design Experience On A Nasa/Asee Summer Fellowship Program

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2002 Annual Conference


Montreal, Canada

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June 16, 2002

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June 16, 2002

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June 19, 2002



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7.456.1 - 7.456.8



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Harold Underwood

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Educational Benefits of Antenna Design Experience on a NASA/ASEE Summer Fellowship Program

Harold R. Underwood

2000/01 NASA-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Greenbelt, MD Faculty Member, Engineering Department, Messiah College, Grantham, PA


An engineering program at a liberal arts college can benefit students by allowing personal interaction with faculty and by including non-technical aspects of education needed in the working world. However, students and faculty from such teaching institutions may lack the equipment, techniques and experienced personnel employed by a larger research entity. The Summer Fellowship Program (SFP) provides the opportunity to form a type of temporary partnership. Under management of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) annually offers the SFP to full-time engineering and science educators in the United States, as an opportunity to participate in NASA’s current research efforts.1 Over the years, both NASA and participating faculty have benefitted from the SFP by realizing some of NASA’s primary objectives for the program, such as: ... to increase the quality and quantity of research collaborations between NASA and the academic community that contribute to NASA's research objectives; provide research opportunities for college and university faculty that serve to enrich their knowledge base; involve students in cutting-edge science and engineering challenges related to NASA's strategic enterprises, while providing exposure to the methods and practices of real-world research; enhance faculty pedagogy and facilitate interdisciplinary networking.... 1 This paper describes how these objectives were met in the experience of the author, as a NASA/ASEE Faculty Fellow at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) during the summers of 2000/01 and as a faculty member of the Engineering Department at Messiah College. Technical details of the projects will be discussed and broader educational benefits identified, so as to recommend the experience to other engineering faculty, especially those from teaching institutions, interested in bringing applications of microstrip antenna and space technology into the classroom.

Application Procedure:

In the initial application (now due in mid February), a candidate proposes contribution in an area of NASA’s current research needs, at a center of interest and includes letters of recommendation.

Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2002, American Society for Engineering Education

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Underwood, H. (2002, June), Educational Benefits Of Antenna Design Experience On A Nasa/Asee Summer Fellowship Program Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. 10.18260/1-2--11259

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