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Integrating Research into the Undergraduate Engineering Experience

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2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

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June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015





Conference Session

Engineering Physics and Physics Division Poster Session

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Engineering Physics & Physics

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26.993.1 - 26.993.4



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Evan C. Lemley University of Central Oklahoma

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Professor Lemley teaches thermo-fluid engineering and works with undergraduates to perform fluid dynamics research that is mostly focused on small scale flow problems. He is currently an Assistant Dean of Mathematics and Science and a Professor of Engineering and Physics at the University of Central Oklahoma, his home institution for more than fifteen years. Previously, Professor Lemley worked as a mechanical engineer in the power industry. His bachelor’s degree is in physics from Hendrix College and his M.S.M.E.
and Ph.D. were earned at the University of Arkansas.

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James E Stewart

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Aric M. Gillispie University of Central Oklahoma

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Grant M Armstrong

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Lillian Gabrielle Seay

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Integrating Research into the Undergraduate Engineering Experience  We have successfully embedded undergraduate students in research projects; these projects often result in conference papers and other products with these students as lead and co­authors. Here we discuss our overall environment of embedding students early in their engineering curriculum through their senior design course. Our focus has been on exposing students to core research skills, open­ended problem­solving and design, and every possible venue for student practice of communication skills. The end result over seven years has been a strong string of senior design projects, research productivity, and employment and/or graduate school acceptance. 

Lemley, E. C., & Stewart, J. E., & Gillispie, A. M., & Armstrong, G. M., & Seay, L. G. (2015, June), Integrating Research into the Undergraduate Engineering Experience Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24330

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