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Remote Sensing & Gis Option:Integrating Research And The Learning Factory Model

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2000 Annual Conference

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St. Louis, Missouri

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June 18, 2000

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June 18, 2000

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June 21, 2000

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2153-5965

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11

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5.524.1 - 5.524.11

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Rosa Buxeda

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Ramon Vazquez Espinosa

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Jorge I. Velez

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Lueny M. Morell

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Session 2532

Remote Sensing and GIS Option: Integrating Research and The Learning Factory Model Lueny Morell, Ramón Vázquez Espinosa, Jorge I. Vélez-Arocho, Rosa Buxeda University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez

Abstract

The University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM) has established, through NASA Grant number NCC5-340, the Partnership for Spatial and Computational Research (PaSCoR). The main goal of this 5-year project is to strengthen academic programs and integrate research at the undergraduate level in various science, math and engineering/technology (SMET) disciplines, following the strategy of the Learning Factory model implemented by the Manufacturing Engineering Education Partnership. The NASA PaSCoR program is outcomes-based and student centered, focused on hands-on learning activities provided throughout the student’s academic career. The program’s outcomes will be a graduate that is knowledgeable of the technology and applications of remote sensing (RS) and geographical information systems (GIS), and, possesses the necessary skills either to enter graduate school or becomes a professional in these areas with success.

The program also aims at developing values such as diversity, teamwork, global awareness and communication. PaSCoR goals will be achieved through five tasks, namely: 1) curriculum development, 2) undergraduate research & student mentoring, 3) industry collaboration, 4) outreach, and, 5) assessment. This paper describes the curriculum development strategy and expected major outcomes.

I. Background

The University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez Diagram 1. Project Model (UPRM) has established, through NASA Grant number NCC5-340, the Partnership The “Learning Factory”Concept for Spatial and Computational Research An outcomes-based, student centered initiative (PaSCoR). The main goal of this 5-year project is to strengthen academic programs Curriculum PaSCoR and integrate research at the undergraduate Students Undergraduate Research Graduates level in various science, math and Mentoring & Counseling GIS/RS knowledge engineering and technology (SMET) Internships Skills Seminars & Workshops ¨profession disciplines. The program follows the ¨graduate school Values strategy of the Learning Factory model ©diversity ©team work implemented by the Manufacturing ©global awareness Engineering Education Partnership ©communication

(MEEP)3,6. The PaSCoR program is being

Buxeda, R., & Espinosa, R. V., & Velez, J. I., & Morell, L. M. (2000, June), Remote Sensing & Gis Option:Integrating Research And The Learning Factory Model Paper presented at 2000 Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri. https://peer.asee.org/8662

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