March 25, 2018
March 25, 2018
March 27, 2018
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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