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Evaluation of Undergraduate Summer Research Internships in Various Advanced Manufacturing Projects

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Columbus, Ohio

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June 24, 2017

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June 24, 2017

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June 28, 2017

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Experinces in Manufacturing Engineering Education

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Perihan Fidan Tennessee Technological University

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Perihan is a Ph.D. candidate in the Exceptional Learning Program of Tennessee Technological University. Her current research interests include STEM education and incorporating literacy into STEM classrooms. She is a graduate teaching assistant for Science Methods, Science for the Elementary Teachers, Learning Theories, and Field Experience in Education courses. She also serves as a president of the One World Student Club and a treasurer for the Ph.D. Honor Society at Tennessee Technological University.

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George Chitiyo Tennessee Technological University

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George Chitiyo, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Educational Research at Tennessee Tech University. He teaches courses in research methods, statistics, and program evaluation. His research interests include the psychosocial aspects of HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa as well as economics of health and higher education both in the U.S. and in Southern Africa. He is involved in designing and implementing evaluation initiatives of several educational programs and interventions in PreK-12 and higher education settings.

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Ismail Fidan Tennessee Technological University Orcid 16x16

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Currently, Dr. Fidan serves as a Professor of the Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Technology and College of Engineering-Faculty Fellow in Innovation and Techno-Entrepreneurship at Tennessee Technological University. His research and teaching interests are in additive manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, distance learning, and STEM education. Dr. Fidan is a member and active participant of SME, ASEE, ABET, ASME, and IEEE. He is also the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology and International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing.

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Undergraduate Research is one of the essential components in enhancing student learning and skill sets in critical thinking and creative inquiry. Tennessee Tech University has several opportunities to help students gain extensive summer research experiences through creative inquiry activities. During the summer semester, students and faculty members jointly work on a number of research projects as part of an NSF REU Site, Creative Inquiry Summer Experience Program, Campus Sustainability Program and Quality Enhancement Program (QEP). This paper will report the findings from projects performed in summer 2016 with accomplishments and evaluation findings from each of the four projects.

Fidan, P., & Chitiyo, G., & Fidan, I. (2017, June), Evaluation of Undergraduate Summer Research Internships in Various Advanced Manufacturing Projects Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28309

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