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Senior Design Project – A Road from the Initial Design to a Working Prototype

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Tampa, Florida

Publication Date

June 15, 2019

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June 15, 2019

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June 19, 2019

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ET Projects

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Engineering Technology

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Vladimir Genis Drexel University

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Dr. Vladimir Genis - Professor and Head of the Department of Engineering Technology in the College of Engineering, has taught and developed graduate and undergraduate courses in physics, electronics, nanotechnology, biomedical engineering, nondestructive testing, and acoustics. His research interests include ultrasound wave propagation and scattering, ultrasound imaging, nondestructive testing, biomedical engineering, electronic instrumentation, piezoelectric transducers, and engineering education. Results of his research work were published in scientific journals and presented at the national and international conferences. Dr. Genis has five US patents. As a member of a supervising team, he worked on the development of the curriculum for the “Partnership for Innovation in Nanobiotechnology Education” program. Dr. Genis is a Fellow of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing.

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M. Eric Carr Drexel University Orcid 16x16

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Mr. Eric Carr is an Instructor with Drexel University’s Department of Engineering Technology. A graduate of Old Dominion University’s Computer Engineering Technology program and Drexel's College of Engineering, Eric enjoys finding innovative ways to use microcontrollers and other technologies to enhance Drexel’s Engineering Technology course offerings. Eric is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Computer Engineering at Drexel, and is an author of several technical papers in the field of Engineering Technology Education.

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Sarina M. Stoor Arora Engineers Inc.

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Project Coordinator at Arora Engineers, Inc.

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Fahad Ibrahim Alsuhaibani

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Alexander M. Rogers Drexel University

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The Senior Design Project for the 2017-2018 academic year was a capstone experience of Drexel’s University engineering technology (ET) students. During the real-world engineering project, students went from the design and development stage to a production of working prototype in consultation with their faculty advisors. Initially, a group of four students had to select a project, an actual team (based on students’ knowledge, experience, background, and personal preferences), and an advisor (advisors). The topic of this particular project was “Low Frequency Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Device (PEMF) For Therapeutic Applications”. The main goal of this project was to develop a new, low frequency PEMF device based on existing research, while upgrading it to include new technologies and functionality. These improvements included more advanced controls, including modernizing the user interface with a microcontroller and a graphical user interface (GUI), allowing easy customization of the PEMF parameters. Multiple criteria and testing parameters have been created in order to ensure the safety, effectiveness, functionality, and accuracy of the device. Three 11-week terms were devoted to the research, development, and testing of this device, which required precise planning during each stage of the project. Funding for this project was the responsibility of the group; however, numerous corporations were contacted for contributions. The oral presentation and the final written report were evaluated by the assessment committee comprised of ET faculty and industry representatives. The completed working prototype was introduced to the university’s Technology Commercialization office.

Genis, V., & Carr, M. E., & Stoor, S. M., & Alsuhaibani, F. I., & Rogers, A. M. (2019, June), Senior Design Project – A Road from the Initial Design to a Working Prototype Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--33259

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