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Sensing and Measuring the Environment Workshop as Exposure to Engineering Technology for High School Students in a Summer Residential Camp

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2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual On line

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June 22, 2020

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June 22, 2020

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June 26, 2021

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STEM Issues in ET II

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Engineering Technology

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Diversity

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16

DOI

10.18260/1-2--35188

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https://peer.asee.org/35188

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Vukica M. Jovanovic Old Dominion University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-8626-903X

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Dr. Vukica Jovanovic is a Batten Fellow and Associate Professor of Engineering Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology Program. She holds a Ph.D. from Purdue University in Mechanical Engineering Technology, focuses on Digital Manufacturing. Her research is focused on mechatronics, digital manufacturing, digital thread, cyber physical systems, broadening participation, and engineering education. She is a Director of Mechatronics and Digital Manufacturing Lab at ODU and a lead of Area of Specialization Mechatronics Systems Design. She worked as a Visiting Researcher at Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Disputanta, VA on projects focusing on the digital thread and cybersecurity of manufacturing systems. She leads funded research focused on Career and Technical Education pathways in computer science and cybersecurity. She had funded research in broadening participation efforts of underrepresented students in STEM funded by the Office of Naval Research, focusing on mechatronic pathways. She is part of the ONR project related to the additive manufacturing training of the active military. She leads the summer program for nine graders that focus on broadening participation of underrepresented students into STEM (ODU BLAST).

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Otilia Popescu Old Dominion University

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Dr. Otilia Popescu received the Engineering Diploma and M.S. degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania, and the PhD degree from Rutgers University, all in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Her research interests are in the general areas of communication systems, control theory, signal processing and engineering education. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering Technology, at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and serves as the Program Director for the Electrical Engineering Technology Program. In the past she has worked for the University of Texas at Dallas, University of Texas at San Antonio, Rutgers University, and Politehnica University of Bucharest. She is a senior member of the IEEE, serves as associate editor for IEEE Communication Letters, and has served in the technical program committee for the IEEE ICC, WCNC, RWW, VTC, GLOBECOM, and CAMAD conferences.

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Murat Kuzlu Old Dominion University

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Murat Kuzlu (Senior Member – IEEE) joined Old Dominion University (ODU) of Electrical Engineering Technology Department as an Assistant Professor in 2018. He received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from Kocaeli University, Turkey, in 2001, 2004, and 2010, respectively. From 2005 to 2006, he worked as a Global Network Product Support Engineer at the Nortel Networks, Turkey. In 2006, he joined the Energy Institute of TUBITAK-MAM (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey – The Marmara Research Center), where he worked as a senior researcher. Before joining ODU, he worked as a Research Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech’s Advanced Research Institute. His research interests include smart grid, demand response, smart metering systems (AMR, AMI, AMM), home and building energy management system, co-simulation, wireless communication and embedded systems. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University.

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Mujde Erten-Unal Old Dominion University

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Balša Terzić Old Dominion University

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Balša Terzić received his BS in Mathematics and Computer Science, Liberty University, and his PhD in Mathematics, Florida State University. Dr. Terzić is currently an associate professor of Physics in the College of Sciences at Old Dominion University. The overarching theme of his research is using high-performance computations and novel mathematical methods for discovery and advancement in accelerator science. He is a member of the interdisciplinary Center for Accelerator Science at Old Dominion University. His research interests include accelerator physics, computational physics, astrophysics, and nonlinear dynamics. Email Dr. Terzić at bterzic@odu.edu.

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George McLeod Old Dominion University

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Tysha Batts Virginia Space Grant Consortium

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Dr. Tysha Sanford taught for 15 years in the secondary and collegiate arena. During her years in the secondary arena, she worked on numerous curriculum committees aligning the Standards of Learning (SOLs) to the Newport News Public Schools pacing guide for biology as well as creating the curriculum for Forensic science which is taught in all five high schools within Newport News. She has taught Environmental science, Biology, Advanced Placement biology, Human Anatomy, and Forensic science. Within her three years at Virginia Space Grant Consortium, she has used Qualtrics to examine pre-test and post-test surveys in the middle/high school program that she coordinates to examine its effectiveness in leading students to explore STEM related careers. She received her B.S. in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University and her M.S. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Categorical Microbiology from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed her Doctoral studies at Regent University with an emphasis in Higher Education. Her dissertation Examining the Correlation of Test Anxiety, Test-Wiseness, Student Motivation and Metacognition of Praxis I Scores at a Historically Black University utilized a statistical multiple regression.

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Cynthia Tomovic Old Dominion University

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Professor, STEM Education and Professional Studies; Director, Training Specialist Program; Co-Director, ODU BLAST (Building Leaders to Advance Science and Technology), Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University, VA.

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Abstract

Summer programs are the latest trend in extracurricular STEM education programs offered by universities. Efforts are made towards residential summer programs, which have the ability to expose students not only to specially designed STEM activities but to the university campus environment and student life, as well. These types of programs are expected to have better success in getting students engaged and to capture their interest in STEM fields. This paper presents one example of designing and implementing a summer residential workshop in order to expose high school students to the field of engineering technology, specifically to electrical circuits, electrical prototyping, microprocessor based design, sensing and measuring the environment, and the Internet of Things. The camp includes other workshops that are focusing on other areas of STEM, specifically science and mathematics. The paper presents the workshop setting, the activities organized, and the feedback received from students.

Jovanovic, V. M., & Popescu, O., & Kuzlu, M., & Erten-Unal, M., & Terzić , B., & McLeod, G., & Batts, T., & Tomovic, C. (2020, June), Sensing and Measuring the Environment Workshop as Exposure to Engineering Technology for High School Students in a Summer Residential Camp Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35188

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