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Gamified and IoT-integrated Approach for Water Industry Education and Outreach

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2023 Fall Mid Atlantic Conference: Meeting our students where they are and getting them where they need to be

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Ewing, New Jersey

Publication Date

October 27, 2023

Start Date

October 27, 2023

End Date

January 10, 2024

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Diversity

Page Count

7

DOI

10.18260/1-2--45120

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https://peer.asee.org/45120

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56

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LuoBin Cui Rowan University

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Ryan Hare Rowan University

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Ryan Hare received his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rowan University in 2019. He is currently pursuing his M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rowan University. His current research focus is applying machine learning and gam

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Ying Tang Rowan University

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Ying Tang received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Northeastern University, P. R. China, in 1996 and 1998, respectively, and Ph.D degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, in 2001. She is currently a Professor of Electrical and Comput

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Tyler Philip Casas Rowan University

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Abstract

In recent years, an aging workforce and a shortage of new hires have raised concerns about the future of the water treatment industry. However, recent technological advances offer promising solutions to this pressing problem. Our primary goal with this program is to not only address the looming challenges in the fields of water resources, water pollution, and water purification, but also to stimulate strong student interest in these critical topics. We have successfully completed a multi-faceted project that included application development, Raspberry Pi configuration, and the creation of educational lab mini-games around water treatment. Our Raspberry Pi tasks encompass monitoring water temperature and pH, along with using the camera to transmit data to a mobile app for real-time information on water quality. The interactive and enjoyable nature of the included lab mini-games enabled students to learn while having fun, encouraging them to contemplate water pollution and gain insights into the water purification process.

Cui, L., & Hare, R., & Tang, Y., & Casas, T. P. (2023, October), Gamified and IoT-integrated Approach for Water Industry Education and Outreach Paper presented at 2023 Fall Mid Atlantic Conference: Meeting our students where they are and getting them where they need to be, Ewing, New Jersey. 10.18260/1-2--45120

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