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Engineering STEM: Using IoT and Energy Management to Build Interest in Engineering at the Secondary Education Level

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Tampa, Florida

Publication Date

June 15, 2019

Start Date

June 15, 2019

End Date

June 19, 2019

Conference Session

STEM Issues

Tagged Division

Engineering Technology

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

11

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Joseph A. Morgan Texas A&M University

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Joseph A. Morgan has over 20 years of military and industry experience in electronics and communications systems engineering. He joined the Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution Department in 1989 and has served as the Program Director of the Electronics and Telecommunications Programs and as the Associate Department Head for Operations. He has served as Director of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer in the private sector and currently a partner in a small start-up venture. He received his BS degree in electrical engineering (1975) from California State University, Sacramento, and his MS (1980) and DE (1983) degrees in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University. His education and research interests include project management, innovation and entrepreneurship, and embedded product/system development.

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Jay R. Porter Texas A&M University

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Jay R. Porter joined the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University in 1998 and is currently the Associate Dean for Engineering at Texas A&M - Galveston. He received the BS degree in electrical engineering (1987), the MS degree in physics (1989), and the Ph.D. in electrical engineering (1993) from Texas A&M University. His areas of interest in research and education include product development, analog/RF electronics, instrumentation, and entrepreneurship.

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Michael Johnson Texas A&M University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-5328-8763

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Dr. Michael D. Johnson is an associate professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University. Prior to joining the faculty at Texas A&M, he was a senior product development engineer at the 3M Corporate Research Laboratory in St. Paul, Minnesota. He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University and his S.M. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Johnson’s research focuses on design tools; specifically, the cost modeling and analysis of product development and manufacturing systems; computer-aided design methodology; and engineering education.

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Abstract Engineering STEM: Using IoT and Energy Management to Build Interest in Engineering at the Secondary Education Level

For the past two summers, faculty in the XXXX Department at YYYY University have been funded by NSF to develop and deliver STEM workshops to educators at the secondary level. The focus of these workshops has been in integrating four important engineering topics: engineering design principles, additive manufacturing processes, energy management and Internet of Things (IoT). This work, together with the partnerships that have been developed between the Colleges of Engineering, Education and Science, have resulted in a unique capstone design project. The project includes students in the ZZZ and the WWW programs in the College of Engineering paired with students in the College of Education and the College of Science. Based on the identified need for both resources and curriculum, the project team is engaged in the design and development of a one-quarter scale, four room “house” that is fully instrumented to be monitored and controlled remotely as a IoT system. As this resource is being designed and constructed by ZZZ and WWW capstone team members, students in Education and Science are developing curriculum modules that can be readily integrated into current math, science, and engineering courses at the secondary level. The IoT house is expected to be centrally located at YYYY or other accessible locations and used remotely via the Internet by multiple groups of 8-12 grade students. The project is scheduled to be completed by December 2018 with curriculum to be field tested in the Spring 2019 semester. This paper will provide introductory and background information on the genesis of the project, the establishment of the interdisciplinary team, an overview of the IoT house, a demonstration of its operation, and conclusions and next steps for the expanded use and further curriculum development at the secondary level.

Morgan, J. A., & Porter, J. R., & Johnson, M. (2019, June), Engineering STEM: Using IoT and Energy Management to Build Interest in Engineering at the Secondary Education Level Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. https://peer.asee.org/32735

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