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NSF TUES Grant: A Collaborative, Multi-Campus Program to Enhance STEM Learning in Energy Science, Technology and Policy

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2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

Start Date

June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016

ISBN

978-0-692-68565-5

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

NSF Grantees Poster Session I

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

Page Count

23

DOI

10.18260/p.25810

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https://peer.asee.org/25810

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294

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Gary P. Halada Stony Brook University

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Dr. Halada, Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University, directs an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program in Engineering Science. He designs educational materials focused on nanotechnology, advanced manufacturing, and how engineers learn from engineering disasters and how failure and risk analysis can be used to teach about ethics and societal implications of emerging technologies. Halada also coordinates the Long Island Alternative Energy Consortium, a collaborative effort among seven campuses to develop multi-disciplinary, multi-institution undergraduate and experiential education programs in renewable and alternative energies. In recognition of his academic activities, he received the 2012 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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Nada Marie Anid New York Institute of Technology

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Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., is the first female dean of NYIT's School of Engineering and Computing Sciences (SoECS). In this role, she oversees 80 engineering and computing sciences faculty members and approximately 3,500 graduate and undergraduate students at campuses located in Manhattan and Old Westbury, N.Y., the Middle East, and China. Her expertise is in Industry-academic partnerships; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Emerging Technologies; Sustainability; Global Engineering Education; STEM K-12 Outreach.

Dr. Anid embraces NYIT’s forward-thinking and applications-oriented mission and is working on several strategic partnerships between the School of Engineering and the public and private sector, including the creation of the School’s first Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC) and its three labs in the critical areas of IT & Cyber Security, Bio-engineering and Health, and Energy and Green Technologies. She is a board member of several organizations including the Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition (GLICC), LISTnet, the Institute for Sustainability (IfS) of the American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Riverdale Conservancy, and the Environment and Public Health Network of Chinese Students and Scholars (ENCSS). Dr. Anid is a Program Evaluator for the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET), and holds leadership positions in AIChE, the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), the US Deans Engineering Council and its Public Policy Committee, among others. She earned her Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH-Stockholm). Prior to joining NYIT, she was chair and graduate program director of the Chemical Engineering Department at Manhattan College.

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Marta A Panero New York Institute of Technology

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Dr Panero is Director for Strategic Partnerships for the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at New York Institute of Technology.

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Nicole Simon Nassau Community College

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Nicole A. Simon is an Associate Professor of General Science Studies at Nassau Community College. Her primary research interests are in cognitive processes in learning, cognitive load theory, and evidence-based instructional design principles. Her specific contributions include comprehensive experimental studies of the role of prior knowledge base in learning; cognitive load in virtual and simulated laboratory experiments for science education; and critical thinking skills utilized in those roles. She focuses specifically at the use of virtual environments to deliver scientific inquiry curricula and science assessments to students in the classroom and at professional development to help teachers integrate scientific inquiry into their curricula. Her expertise in educational technology and online learning allows her to create virtual learning environments for her students that may be used as both assessment tools and for student retention of learned information. Dr. Simon has authored several research papers on critical thinking, cognitive load theory, and high-order learning within e-learning for science education. Dr. Simon received her B.A. in Biology from the University of Delaware, her M.S. in Science Education from Hofstra University, and her Ph.D. in Educational Technology Management from Northcentral University.

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Yeong Ryu State University of New York, Farmingdale

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YEONG S. RYU graduated from Columbia University with a Ph.D. and Master of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering in 1994. He has served as an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Farmingdale State College (SUNY) since 2006. In addition, he has conducted various research projects at Xerox Corporation (1994-1995), Hyundai Motor Corporation (1995-1997), and New Jersey Institute of Technology (2001-2003).
He has been teaching and conducting research in a broad range of areas of system identification and control of nonlinear mechatronic systems and vibrations in structures requiring precision pointing to eliminate the detrimental effects of such diverse disturbance sources. He has authored or co-authored more than 70 publications. His work currently focuses on the development and implementation of modeling and control of renewable energy systems, characterization of nanomaterials, photovoltaics, and nanoscale integrated systems. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and the Materials Research Society (MRS).

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Barbara Hillery SUNY Old Westbury

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Abstract

We report on the results of an NSF TUES grant to support the interaction of six public and private campuses (four four-year institutions and two community colleges) to develop curricula and programs in energy science, technology and policy. The programs developed under this project leverage resources at all the campuses to provide students with coursework intended to enhance their understanding of basic scientific concepts related to energy production, distribution and use, and introduce them to basic engineering fundamentals in sustainable energy. The multi-disciplinary program trains the students in a systems-based approach to energy technology, and enhanced understanding of how to analyze energy policy decisions (including the impact of technical, economic and regulatory factors). Several online and hybrid courses have been developed as part of this project to allow for enhanced cross-registration between campuses. Overall, courses developed or selected for the program introduce students to emergent energy technologies (including the smart grid and infrastructure systems of the future), probabilistic risk assessment, and the dynamics of various energy markets, including understanding changing energy needs on a local to a global scale. Data from surveys, combined with evidence from student portfolios and feedback from stakeholders, are presented to show how students in the programs gain in their understanding of key concepts and how associated experiential activities, including internships, research experiences and exposure to real-world case studies, enhance authenticity in energy education and prepare students to meet the challenges of creating and using emerging technological solutions to energy needs.

Halada, G. P., & Anid, N. M., & Panero, M. A., & Simon, N., & Ryu, Y., & Hillery, B. (2016, June), NSF TUES Grant: A Collaborative, Multi-Campus Program to Enhance STEM Learning in Energy Science, Technology and Policy Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25810

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