June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
NSF Grantees Poster Session
26.1332.1 - 26.1332.11
Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automated System DesignNational data show there is a shortage of U.S. students who attend graduate school and pursuecareers in research. In addition, there is a shortage of highly educated skilled workers in themanufacturing sector. The paper will describe program activities, student research projects,outcomes, and lessons learned from a summer research program for undergraduate engineeringstudents. Students were recruited from colleges throughout the U.S. from disciplines such asmechanical, manufacturing, and electrical engineering and computer science. Special effort wasmade to recruit students who had limited opportunities to participate in research on their homecampuses or belonged to groups that are traditionally underrepresented in engineering andscience. Program objectives were to help participants to understand the research process, toacquire laboratory skills, and to be well-positioned for graduate school and career success.Participants spent 10 weeks working on a research project with a mentor and a graduate student.Survey data suggests that students learned from the research experience and will build on theexperience in pursuing future research careers.
Hsieh, S. (2015, June), Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automated System Design Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24669
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