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Impacts of New Modes of Instructions for Nanotechnology Education within Engineering and Science Programs

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2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Atlanta, Georgia

Publication Date

June 23, 2013

Start Date

June 23, 2013

End Date

June 26, 2013

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Micro-Technology and Nanotechnology

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Multidisciplinary Engineering

Page Count

13

Page Numbers

23.691.1 - 23.691.13

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https://peer.asee.org/19705

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17

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Maher E. Rizkalla Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

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Maher Rizkalla received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 1985. From January 1985 to September 1986, he was employed as a Research Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, and an Assistant Professor at Purdue University Calumet until September 1986. Then, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at IUPUI where he is now Professor and Associate Chair of the Department. His research interests include solid State devices, VLSI signal processing, and electromagnetics. He is a senior member of IEEE and a PE registered in the State of Indiana.

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Mangilal Agarwal Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

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Mangilal Agarwal received his B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Osmania University (Hyderabad, India) in 1998, and the M.S. and Ph.D. in Engineering from Louisiana Tech University (Ruston, LA) in 2002 and 2004, respectively. Upon receiving his Ph.D. degree, he was employed by Louisiana Tech University, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, followed by appointments as Research Staff and Research Assistant Professor at the Institute for Micromanufacturing, the largest campus-wide interdisciplinary research institute. Currently the Interim Director of the Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute (INDI), Associate Director for Research Development at Office of Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR), and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) (Indianapolis, IN), his main responsibilities include the development of interdisciplinary research and education initiatives.

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Sudhir Shrestha Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

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Sudhir Shrestha received his B.E. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Kathmandu University, Nepal, in 2003 and his Ph.D. in Engineering with Nanotechnology and RF/Wireless emphasis from Louisiana Tech University, LA, in 2009. From 2009 to 2011, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute (INDI) at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indianapolis, IN. Since 2011, he is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department Electrical and Computer Engineering at IUPUI. His current research interests include nanotechnology, renewable energy, sensors, wireless sensing systems, and nanotechnology education.

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Hazim A El-Mounayri Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis

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Dr. El-Mounayri received his PhD in 1997 from McMaster University (in Canada) in Mechanical Engineering, He is currently an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering, the co-director of the Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing Laboratory (AEML) at IUPUI, and a senior scientist for manufacturing applications at Advanced Science and Automation Corp. He co-developed the Advanced Virtual Manufacturing Laboratory for Training, Education and Research (AVML), an innovative e-learning tool for educating students and training the next generation workforce in sophisticated technology and its underlying theory. Dr. El-Mounayri’s research focus is in advanced manufacturing, including nano- machining modeling using techniques such molecular dynamics and multiscale simulations, and realization using AFM. Dr. El-Mounayri has worked as consultant for and conducted R&D for a number of local companies in the areas of CAD/CAM, CNC machining, and process development/improvement. Dr. El-Mounayri is a member of ASME, ASEE, and SME. He has published over 60 technical papers in renowned peer-reviewed journals and technical conferences in his field and gave presentations at various national and international conferences.

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Kody Varahramyan Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

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Kody Varahramyan received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1983. From 1982 to 1992 he was with IBM Microelectronics, conducting research and development in the realization of advanced semiconductor technologies. From 1992 to 2008 he was with Louisiana Tech University (Ruston, LA), where he was the Entergy/LP&L/NOPSI Professor of Electrical Engineering, in recognition of his teaching and research contributions in the microsystems and nanotechnology areas. From September 2000 to June 2008 he was the Director of the Institute for Micromanufacturing (IfM), where, from 1992, he had contributed to the growth and development of the Institute, including through planning and setting up of laboratory resources and facilities, development and implementation of major sponsored research efforts, and realization of academic courses and curricula, on the science and engineering of materials, processes, and devices for the realization of micro/nanoscale systems. Since July of 2008, he has been the Vice Chancellor for Research at IUPUI, where he has been responsible for the advancement of research and scholarly activities, including interdisciplinary research programs that address important national and global needs.

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Abstract

Impacts of New Modes of Instructions for Nanotechnology Education within Engineering andScience ProgramsMaher E. Rizkalla, Sudhir Shrestha, Mangilal Agarwal, Hazim El-Mounayri, and KodyVarahramyanA novel multidisciplinary nanotechnology track within the electrical and computer engineering (ECE) andmechanical engineering (ME) has been developed under National Science Foundation NUE grant1042110. The new program features new modes of instructions that integrate knowledge fromengineering and sciences into real engineering research projects. A team of faculty members from boththe School of Engineering and Technology and the School of Sciences has developed the coursematerials and laboratory components of the program. A total of 12 credit hours in addition to theresearch modules compose the nanotechnology track within the ECE and ME programs.This paper discusses the educational objectives of the program in terms of the new modes ofinstructions used in the delivery. This includes integration of knowledge, just in time delivery, attachedlearning, project portfolios with top down/bottom up approaches, multidisciplinary components, andundergraduate research. The assessment data shows a positive impact of these new modes of deliveryas compared to the traditional engineering programs. The nanotechnology courses offered in thisprogram serve as elective courses within the engineering traditional programs. Assessment data wasaccomplished by comparing the student satisfaction with the traditional data within the elective groupsin these three programs. The nanotechnology track show satisfaction of an average of 4.2 out of 5.0 ascompared to the departmental elective averages of near 3.8 out of 5.0. The paper details theapproaches of the delivery and sample course projects/research projects that attached students in thisnew area of engineering/sciences.

Rizkalla, M. E., & Agarwal, M., & Shrestha, S., & El-Mounayri, H. A., & Varahramyan, K. (2013, June), Impacts of New Modes of Instructions for Nanotechnology Education within Engineering and Science Programs Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/19705

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