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Enhancement of the Learning Experience of Foreign Graduate Exchange students and Visiting Scholars

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2017 Pacific Southwest Section Meeting

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Tempe, Arizona

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April 20, 2017

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April 20, 2017

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April 22, 2017

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Technical Session 5c

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Diversity and Pacific Southwest Section

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8

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Qiushi Wang Arizona State University

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Qiushi Wang is pursuing her master's degree in Power & Energy Systems at Arizona State University. She received her BS degree in electrical power and automation from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China. She works as a research assistant on power system protection and transients with Dr. George Karady since 2015.

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DONGDONG ZHANG Chongqing University, Arizona State University

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Dongdong Zhang was born in Jiangsu Province, China, on Sep16, 1991. He is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Electric Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China. Currently he is a visiting scholar of Arizona State University. His main research interests include high-voltage technology, external insulation, and transmission-line icing.

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Zhenmin Tang Arizona State University

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Zhenmin Tang is a master student in Arizona State University, he is a research assistant in power area, his study is mainly on the protection development and insulator evaluation.

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George G. Karady Arizona State University

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George Karady (SM'70, F'78) was born in Budapest, Hungary. He received his BSEE and Doctor of Engineering degree in electrical engineering from Technical University of Budapest in 1952 and 1960, respectively. Dr. Karady was appointed to Salt River Project Chair Professor at Arizona State University in 1986, where he is responsible for the electrical power education and performs research in Power Electronics, High Voltage Techniques and Electric Power. Previously, he was with EBASCO Services where he served as Chief Consulting Electrical Engineer, Manager of Electrical Systems and Chief Engineer of Computer Technology. He was Electrical Task supervisor for the Tokomak Fusion Test reactor project in Princeton. From 1969 to 1977 he worked for the Hydro Quebec Institute of Research as a Program Manager and in 1976 was elected to Research Fellow. Between 1952-1969 he worked for the Technology University of Budapest where he progressed from Post Doctoral Student to Deputy Department Head. In addition, Dr. Karady worked as visiting lecturer/professor in England and in Baghdad, Iraq. Between 1980-86 he served as an Adjunct Professor of the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Karady is a registered professional engineer in New York, New Jersey and Quebec. He is the author of more than 300 technical papers.

Dr. Karady holds several positions in IEEE, he was the chairman of Chapter/ Membership’s Award Committee, Education committee’s Award Subcommittee and WG on Non-ceramic insulators.

Dr. Karady served in the US National Committee of CIGRE as Vice president and secretary treasurer. He was a member of the Canadian Electrical Engineering Association and the Electrical Engineering Association of Hungary, where he held different positions between 1952-1966.

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Title: Enhancement of the Learning Experience of Foreign Graduate Exchange students and Visiting Scholars

Many universities have developed specialized educational programs for the U.S. students studying abroad. Most of the practice of engineering study abroad programs concentrates on undergraduate students. However, the graduate level exchange students are always undervalued, especially for engineering students. The teaching strategy for undergraduate students is not proper for graduate level exchange students and visiting scholars because the education for graduate students requires both advanced courses and research. The students must learn the research methods, like literature review, computer-based simulation techniques, and analytical skills. This paper reviews two exchange programs developed specially for graduate level students at Arizona State University. The first program is semester-long and is exclusively designed for Pakistani graduate level visiting students. Total of 13 exchange students participated in the program in the last two semesters. The exchange students gained simulation and analytic skills, as well as digital relay operation experience through the well-organized program, consisting of tutorials, laboratory experiments, and the research work. Also, the semester-long exchange students submitted one IEEE conference paper and co-authored one IEEE conference paper. The second program is year-long and open for visiting scholars from all over the world. The visiting scholars in this program are more involved in the research work. An example study of a Chinese visiting scholar is described and evaluated in this paper. The visiting scholar was assigned to work with ASU graduate students on ongoing research projects. This cooperation was concluded with reports and joint paper submitted to the international conference. Properly organized program can help these students to enhance their learning experience abroad. On the other hand, exchange students should be aware of the research area of the foreign university. A similar background helps to enhance the efficiency of studying abroad.

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