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Enhancing Undergraduate Students' Learning and Research Experiences through Hands-on Experiments in Bio-nanoengineering

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Conference

2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

Start Date

June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015

ISBN

978-0-692-50180-1

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

NSF Grantees’ Poster Session

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

Page Count

15

Page Numbers

26.673.1 - 26.673.15

DOI

10.18260/p.24011

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https://peer.asee.org/24011

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101

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Narayan Bhattarai North Carolina A&T State University

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Narayan Bhattarai is Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Department of Chemical, Biological and Bioengineering, North Carolina A&T State University (NCAT). Dr. Bhattarai teaches biomaterials and nanotechnology to undergraduate and graduate students. He is principal investigator of NUE Enhancing Undergraduate Students' Learning Experiences on Bio-Nanoengineering project at NCAT.

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Courtney Lambeth North Carolina A&T State University

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Mrs. Lambeth serves as the Educational Assessment and Administrative Coordinator for the Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Dhananjay Kumar North Carolina A&T State University

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Cindy Waters North Carolina A&T State University

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Her research team is skilled matching these newer manufacturing techniques to distinct material choices and the unique materials combination for specific applications. She is also renowned for her work in the Engineering Education realm working with faculty motivation for change and re-design of Material Science courses for more active pedagogies

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Devdas M. Pai North Carolina A&T State University

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Devdas Pai is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of Education and Outreach of the Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials at North Carolina A&T State University. His teaching and research is in the areas of manufacturing processes and materials.

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Matthew B. A. McCullough North Carolina A&T State University

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An assistant professor in the department of Chemical, Biological, and Bioengineering, he has his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina A&T and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Iowa. His research involves musculoskeletal biomechanics with a focus on computational methods. He is also deeply interested in engineering education and especially creating opportunities for underrepresented minorities and women in the field.

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Caroline S. Booth North Carolina A & T State University

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Dr. Caroline Booth is an associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Services at North Carolina A & T State University. She also serves as assessment coordinator for the NUE Enhancing Undergraduate Students' Learning Experiences on Bio-Nanoengineering project.

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Abstract

NSF-NUE: Enhancing Undergraduate Students' Learning and Research Experiences through Handson Experiments on Bio-nanoengineering.We have completed five objectives of this project; (i) developed and implemented biomedicalnanotechnology modules in existing bioengineering courses, (ii) developed a team-based biomedicalnanotechnology course, (iii) developed a semester long research experience course related to biomedicalnanotechnology, and (iv) developing an Interdisciplinary Bionano Engineering Certificate Program(BECP) at NCA&T. Content assessment and student satisfaction were measured through the use of preand post-test satisfaction surveys in developed courses. Students were asked Likert scale questions andopen-ended questions related to their experience with the course and the learning module. Studentsatisfaction was measured through the use of focus groups conducted by the Educational Assessment andAdministrative Coordinator for Engineering Research Center’s Education and Outreach Program. Resultsfrom these assessments found an equal or greater percentage of students answered the questions correctlyon the post-assessment. This approach has impacted more than 65 undergraduate students from NCA&Twith one veteran undergraduate student and one middle school science teacher with veteran status.

Bhattarai, N., & Lambeth, C., & Kumar, D., & Waters, C., & Pai, D. M., & McCullough, M. B. A., & Booth, C. S. (2015, June), Enhancing Undergraduate Students' Learning and Research Experiences through Hands-on Experiments in Bio-nanoengineering Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24011

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