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Home-based Cantilever Beam Experiment for Civil Engineering Undergraduate Students

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2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual Conference

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July 26, 2021

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July 26, 2021

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July 19, 2022

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Best in 5 Minutes: Demonstrating Interactive Teaching Activities

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Civil Engineering

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Sotonye Ikiriko Morgan State University

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Ms. Sotonye Ikiriko is currently a Doctoral student and Research Associate in the Department of Civil Engineering, Morgan State University (MSU) in Baltimore Maryland. Prior to joining the department in January of 2019, Ms. Sotonye Ikiriko was a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) at Tennessee State University (TSU) in Tennessee State, where she obtained her master’s degree in civil engineering. Ms. Sotonye Ikiriko obtained her Bachelor of Engineering (B.ENG) in civil engineering from the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) in Port Harcourt Nigeria. Her passion for innovative and sustainable engineering research has led Ms. Sotonye Ikiriko to participate in several engineering research. In 2019 Ms. Sotonye Ikiriko was part of the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) Project on Noise Abatement Decisions for the state of Maryland and co-authored the report 'HIGHWAY GEOMETRICS AND NOISE ABATEMENT DECISION'. In 2017 and 2018 Ms. Sotonye Ikiriko was part of a research sponsored by the Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities (TRCLC). And has authored, co-authored, and presented research papers published by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and other engineering journals and conferences across the United States.

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Ayodeji B. Wemida

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Ayodeji Wemida is a Master’s student at Morgan State University. He received his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus on cybersecurity in 2018. As part of his commitment to learning and excellence, he has served as a tutor both on and off Morgan State’s campus and has also led class sessions as a Teaching Assistant in the school of engineering. He is currently working towards completing his Masters of Engineering degree while developing his analog and digital design skills.

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Steve Efe Morgan State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-9194-1580

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Dr. Steve Efe is an Assistant Professor and the Assistant Director of the Center for Advanced Transportation and Infrastructure Engineering Research. He obtained his Doctor of Engineering in Civil Engineering with a major in Structural Engineering and minor in Construction from Morgan State University. He has more than 15 years of outstanding experience in practicing, teaching, and research in civil and transportation engineering. He is experienced in project management, inspection and construction supervision, adaptive materials and construction techniques, high performance material testing and simulations, material modeling and computational mechanics. His major areas of research interest are structural engineering, construction, sustainable infrastructure, new material development, physical and numerical modeling of structures, and engineering education.

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Mehdi Shokouhian Morgan State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-9823-0661

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Dr. Shokouhian is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Morgan State University. His research focuses on performance-based design of structures made of high performance steel and concrete using theoretical, numerical and experimental methods. He has participated in many research projects and has published several peer-reviewed journal papers since 2004.

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Oludare Adegbola Owolabi P.E. Morgan State University

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Dr. Oludare Owolabi, a professional engineer in Maryland, joined the Morgan State University faculty in 2010. He is the director of the Center for Advanced Transportation and Infrastructure Engineering Research (CATIER) at Morgan State University and the director of the Civil Engineering Undergraduate Laboratory. He has over eighteen years of experience in practicing, teaching and research in civil engineering. His academic background and professional skills allows him to teach a range of courses across three different departments in the school of engineering. This is a rare and uncommon achievement.
Within his short time at Morgan, he has made contributions in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses. He has been uniquely credited for his inspirational mentoring activities and educating underrepresented minority students. Through his teaching and mentoring at Morgan State University he plays a critical role in educating the next generation of underrepresented minority students, especially African-American civil engineering students.
He is also considered to be a paradigm of a modern engineer. He combines practical experience with advanced numerical analysis tools and knowledge of material constitutive relations. This is essential to address the challenges of advanced geotechnical and transportation research and development. He is an expert in advanced modeling and computational mechanics. His major areas of research interest centers on pavement engineering, sustainable infrastructure development, soil mechanics, physical and numerical modeling of soil structures, computational geo-mechanics, constitutive modeling, pavement design, characterization and prediction of behavior of pavement materials, linear and non-linear finite element applications in geotechnical engineering, geo-structural systems analysis, structural mechanics, sustainable infrastructure development, and material model development. He had been actively involved in planning, designing, supervising, and constructing many civil engineering projects, such as roads, storm drain systems, a $70 million water supply scheme which is comprised of treatment works, hydraulic mains, access roads, and auxiliary civil works. He had developed and optimized many highway design schemes and models. For example, his portfolio includes a cost-effective pavement design procedure based on a mechanistic approach, in contrast to popular empirical procedures. In addition, he had been equally engaged in the study of capacity loss and maintenance implications of local and state roads (a World Bank-sponsored project). He was the project manager of the design team that carried out numerical analyses to assess the impact of the new shaft and tunnel stub construction on existing London Underground Limited (LUL) structures as per the proposed alternative 3 design of the Green park Station Step access (SFA) Project in U. K. He was also the project manager of Category III design check for the Tottenham Court Road Tunnel Underground Station upgrade Project in UK.

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Jumoke 'Kemi' Ladeji-Osias Morgan State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-8645-696X

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Dr. J. ’Kemi Ladeji-Osias is Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the School of Engineering at Morgan State University in Baltimore. Dr. Ladeji-Osias earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park and a joint Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Rutgers University and UMDNJ. Dr. Ladeji-Osias’ involvement in engineering curricular innovations includes adapting portal laboratory instrumentation into experiments from multiple STEM disciplines. She enjoys observing the intellectual and professional growth in students as they prepare for engineering careers.

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Abstract

There is a growing concern in STEM fields during the ongoing pandemic about how students will be able to achieve one of the major learning outcomes; an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering/scientific judgement to draw conclusions. Experimental Centric Pedagogy (ECP) has been shown to promote motivation and achievement in electrical engineering among black students and students in general. This paper focuses on the development of a hands-on laboratory experiment for undergraduate students in the department of civil engineering using Mobile Hands-On Studio Technology to improve experiential learning. The home-based experiment focuses on the measurement of beam stresses resulting from weights applied to the free-end of the beam while being fixed at the other end. The beam is made up of an acrylic material and has dimensions of 1500 mm in length, 40 mm in width, and 3.175 mm in thickness. Data acquisition from strain gauges installed on the beams was made possible using ALICE Voltmeter which displays voltage readings upon beam displacement. The stress readings are then calibrated and transformed to strains based on hooke’s law relationship. Findings indicate good understanding of concepts, motivation and students learning experiences through teamwork and collaborative activities. and achievement of stated learning outcome.

Ikiriko, S., & Wemida, A. B., & Efe, S., & Shokouhian, M., & Owolabi, O. A., & Ladeji-Osias, J. K. (2021, July), Home-based Cantilever Beam Experiment for Civil Engineering Undergraduate Students Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. https://peer.asee.org/37245

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