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Integrating Structural Engineering Research into Internship Experiences for Community College Students

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2018 ASEE Zone IV Conference

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Boulder, Colorado

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March 25, 2018

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March 25, 2018

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March 27, 2018

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Diversity

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12

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Cheng Chen San Francisco State University

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Dr. Cheng Chen is currently an associate professor in the school of engineering at San Francisco State University. His research interests include earthquake engineering, structural reliability and fire structural engineering.

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Amelito G Enriquez Canada College Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-1259-0680

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Amelito Enriquez is a professor of Engineering and Mathematics at Cañada College in Redwood City, CA. He received a BS in Geodetic Engineering from the University of the Philippines, his MS in Geodetic Science from the Ohio State University, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. His research interests include technology-enhanced instruction and increasing the representation of female, minority and other underrepresented groups in mathematics, science and engineering.

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Wenshen Pong P.E. San Francisco State University

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Wenshen Pong received his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He joined the School of Engineering at San Francisco State University in 1998. He teaches courses in Civil/Structural Engineering.

Dr. Pong is a registered Professional Engineer in California. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Structural Engineers Association of California. He has published over fifty technical papers in the areas of Structural Control and Earthquake Engineering. Dr. Pong has been the Director of the School of Engineering at SFSU with 20 full-time faculty and over 25 part-time faculty since 2009.

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Zhaoshuo Jiang P.E. San Francisco State University

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Zhaoshuo Jiang graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering. Before joining San Francisco State University as an assistant professor, he worked as a structural engineering professional at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) LLP. As a licensed professional engineer in the states of Connecticut and California, Dr. Jiang has been involved in the design of a variety of low-rise and high-rise projects. His current research interests mainly focus on Smart Structures Technology, Structural Control and Health Monitoring and Innovative Engineering Education.

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Hamid Mahmoodi San Francisco State University

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Hamid Mahmoodi received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 2005. He is currently a professor of electrical and computer engineering in the School of Engineering at San Francisco State University. His research interests include low-power, reliable, and high-performance circuit design in nano-electronic technologies. He has published more than one hundred technical papers in journals and conferences and holds five U.S. patents. He was a co-recipient of the 2008 SRC Inventor Recognition Award, the 2006 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society VLSI Transactions Best Paper Award, 2005 SRC Technical Excellence Award, and the Best Paper Award of the 2004 International Conference on Computer Design. He has served on technical program committees of Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, International Symposium on Low Power Electronics Design, and International Symposium on Quality Electronics Design.

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Hao Jiang San Francisco State University

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Hao Jiang received the B.S. degree in materials sciences from Tsinghua University, China, in 1994 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, San Diego, in 2000.

Hao Jiang has been with San Francisco State University since August 2007 as an assistant professor in electrical engineering. Prior joining SFSU, he worked for Broadcom Corporation, Jazz Semiconductor and Conexant Systems Inc. His research interests are in the general area of analog integrated circuits, particularly in ultra-low-power circuits for biomedical applications.

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Kwok Siong Teh San Francisco State University

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Kwok Siong Teh received his B.S., M.S., Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and University of California at Berkeley in 1997, 2001, and 2004, respectively. He is currently a professor of mechanical engineering at San Francisco State University. His primary research interests are in direct-write additive fabrication processes of micro- and mesoscale composite structures of metal oxides, conductive polymer, and low dimensional carbon nanostructures for applications in energy generation and storage, MEMS, and biomedical devices.

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Hamid Shahnasser San Francisco State University

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Hamid Shahnasser received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from McGill University, Montreal, MS degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and his Ph.D. from Drexel University Pennsylvania.

He is currently a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at San Francisco State University and the Engineering graduate program coordinator. His areas of interest are communication networks IoT and computer systems. Dr. Shahnasser has been a research faculty consultant to NASA Ames Research Center projects since 1990 and has collaborated on several research grants with that organization since then. He has received grants from NSA, Department of Education, National Science Foundation and various private companies carrying out research in the areas of his interest.

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Jun Jian Liang San Francisco State University

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Christopher Alexander Amaro Cañada College

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Christopher Amaro is currently a junior at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, in San Luis Obispo California, majoring in civil engineering. His research interests include water resources and structures. Christopher hopes to obtain his P.E. after graduation and work in the private sector.

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Adam Albert Davies ASPIRES

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Adam Davies is a student of mechanical engineering at Cañada College. Who goals are to transfer to a University and continue higher education.

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Priscila Joy Silva Chaix Cañada College

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Priscila Silva is currently a student at Cañada College majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Her interest include AI technology and mechatronics and hopes to pursue a career in Mechanical Engineering.

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Jesus Caballero Canada College

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Jesus A. Caballero is a third year student at Canada College in Redwood City, CA. He is currently studying Mechanical Engineering. Jesus is interested in further researching 3 Dimensional printing and mechatronics, and hopes to work in an Electronics Industry.

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Juvenal Marin Sanchez San Jose State University

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Juvenal Marin Sanchez is currently a junior at San Jose State University that is majoring in civil engineering with an emphasis on structural engineering. His educational interests include structural mechanics and earthquake engineering. Mr. Marin Sanchez also collaborated with other community college students on a summer research internship held at San Francisco State University. The internship was during the 2017 summer, and was research based on magneto rheological dampers for seismic mitigation.

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Xiaorong Zhang San Francisco State University

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Xiaorong Zhang received the B.S. degree in computer science from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, in 2006, the M.S. and the Ph.D. degrees in computer engineering from University of Rhode Island, Kingston, in 2009 and 2013 respectively. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering at San Francisco State University. Her research interests include embedded systems, wearable technologies, neural-machine interface, and cyber-physical systems.

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Abstract

With support from the US Department of Education through the Hispanic-Serving Institution Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (HSI STEM) program, four community college engineering students participated in a ten-week summer research internship program at XXXXXXXX in summer 2017. A popular seismic damping device, magneto-rheological damper, was investigated by the interns during the internship. By analyzing different numerical models of the dampers, existing large-scale damper tests were studied and the damper response under external excitation is reproduced using the computing program software. UQ Lab was then applied to experimental results to explore the uncertainties inherent to the damper modeling. The probabilistic distributions of model parameters were derived and studied for their effect on real-world applications. This paper presents the summer intern project findings. Through the integration of state-of-the-art structural engineering research into the internship, this program also enables the development of project management, time management and teamwork skills, strengthens students’ knowledge in earthquake engineering, and prepares them for successful academic and professional careers. The internship program therefore provides valuable mentorship for community college students during their transition to a four-year college.

Chen, C., & Enriquez, A. G., & Pong, W., & Jiang, Z., & Mahmoodi, H., & Jiang, H., & Teh, K. S., & Shahnasser, H., & Liang, J. J., & Amaro, C. A., & Davies, A. A., & Silva Chaix, P. J., & Caballero, J., & Marin Sanchez, J., & Zhang, X. (2018, March), Integrating Structural Engineering Research into Internship Experiences for Community College Students Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Zone IV Conference, Boulder, Colorado. https://peer.asee.org/29620

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