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Enhancing Engineering Education Through Real Life Projects

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Conference

2007 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Honolulu, Hawaii

Publication Date

June 24, 2007

Start Date

June 24, 2007

End Date

June 27, 2007

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Retention of STEM Students

Tagged Division

Minorities in Engineering

Page Count

10

Page Numbers

12.666.1 - 12.666.10

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https://peer.asee.org/3040

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Ibibia Dabipi University of Maryland-Eastern Shore

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Joseph Arumala University of Maryland-Eastern Shore

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ENHANCING ENGINEERING EDUCATION THROUGH REAL LIFE PROJECTS Joseph O. Arumala and Ibibia K. Dabipi

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The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s (UMES) Engineering Program offered the first two years of an engineering sequence when it began. UMES students were admitted to the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) College of Engineering with official verification of their enrollment in this program. Students also transferred to other colleges of engineering. Starting Fall 1998, UMES in collaboration with UMCP started offering all four years of Electrical Engineering (EE) on the Eastern Shore. Upon successful completion of the EE discipline, the students receive a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from College Park. The instructional strategy of the engineering program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is to integrate practical experiences with the regular courses, infuse technology into the classroom activities and utilizes interdisciplinary approach to achieve its Mission. It has partnerships with industry that provide students with enhanced learning opportunities through co-op's and internships. This paper discusses some of the challenges in the program and some projects that are being used to enhance engineering education of the students. It discusses the impact the NASA-UMES Summer Internship Program has on the education of the engineering students. It also covers a senior design project arising from this internship program. Furthermore, it discuses First Year Engineering Students collaboration with the Aviation Sciences Program, and a Doppler Radar Study project involving engineering students.

Key Terms – Industry Partnerships, Tri-cycle training device, summer internship, senior design project, Doppler radar

1. INTRODUCTION The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), an Historically Black Land-grant University, is a teaching, research, and doctoral institution that nurtures and launches leaders in a student-centered environment, particularly from among ethnic minorities. The mission of the University in the reorganized eleven campuses of the University System of Maryland is that of being one of the four Research/Doctoral Degree Granting Institutions. It is the only campus so designated to serve the Eastern Shore of Maryland

The UMES Engineering Program offers the first two years of an engineering sequence. UMES students are admitted to the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) College of Engineering with official verification of their enrollment in this program. Students may also transfer to other colleges of engineering. Starting Fall 1998, UMES in collaboration with UMCP offers all four years of Electrical Engineering (EE) on the Eastern Shore. Upon successful completion of the EE discipline, the students receive a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from College Park. The College of Engineering at UMCP programs lead to the Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering, Biological Resources Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil

Dabipi, I., & Arumala, J. (2007, June), Enhancing Engineering Education Through Real Life Projects Paper presented at 2007 Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii. https://peer.asee.org/3040

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