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Organ-izing the Engineering Curriculum with Biomedically Related Learning Modules

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

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June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014



Conference Session

NSF Grantees’ Poster Session

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Division Experimentation & Lab-Oriented Studies

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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24.963.1 - 24.963.11



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Stephanie Farrell Rowan University

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Dr. Stephanie Farrell is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Rowan University (USA). She obtained her PhD in Chemical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1996. Prior to joining the faculty at Rowan in 1998, she was an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University until 1998. Dr. Farrell has made contributions to engineering education through her work in experiential learning, focusing on areas of pharmaceutical, biomedical and food engineering. She has been honored by the American Society of Engineering Education with several teaching awards such as the 2004 National Outstanding Teaching Medal and the 2005 Quinn Award for experiential learning. She was also awarded an honorary degree in International Engineering Education by IGIP.

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Jennifer Vernengo Rowan University

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Tom Merrill Rowan University

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Jennifer Kadlowec Rowan University

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Mary M. Staehle Rowan University


Robi Polikar Rowan University

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Robi Polikar is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rowan University, in Glassboro, NJ. He has received his B.Sc. degree in electronics and communications engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey in 1993, and his M.Sc and Ph.D. degrees, both co-majors in electrical engineering and biomedical engineering, from Iowa State University, Ames, IA in 1995 and 2000, respectively. His current research interests within computational intelligence include ensemble systems, incremental and nonstationary learning, and various applications of pattern recognition in bioinformatics and biomedical engineering. He is a member of IEEE, ASEE, Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. His recent and current works are funded primarily through NSF’s CAREER and Energy, Power and Adaptive Systems (EPAS) programs.

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Proposed abstract for the NSF-Grantees Poster Session Organ-izing the Curriculum with hands-on, biomedically-related learning modules The relatively new discipline of biomedical engineering emerged from informalcollaborations between engineers, physicians and life scientists, and is the fastest growingengineering discipline at most universities. Chemical, mechanical, and electricalengineers play an important and expanding role in this burgeoning field because thefundamental core principles of each discipline are critical to biomedical mainstays suchas the design of artificial organs. This project introduces hands-on, biomedically-relatedexperiments and course materials into the engineering curriculum, with a focus onartificial organs. This paper describes several modules that have been developed andintegrated into a variety of courses throughout XXXX’s engineering curriculum. Themodules are designed to be transferrable to other traditional engineering programs suchas chemical, mechanical and electrical as well as biomedical engineering programs.

Farrell, S., & Vernengo, J., & Merrill, T., & Kadlowec, J., & Staehle, M. M., & Polikar, R. (2014, June), Organ-izing the Engineering Curriculum with Biomedically Related Learning Modules Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--22896

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