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SMART® Boards: Implementing Technology for Innovation

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

Start Date

June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014



Conference Session

College Industry Partnerships Division Poster Session

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College Industry Partnerships

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24.1086.1 - 24.1086.18



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M. D. Wilson Purdue University

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MICHAEL WILSON is an Adjunct faculty member in the College of Technology and Ph.D. candidate at Purdue University in the College of Engineering. He earned a Bachelors of Science from the University of Massachusetts and a Masters from the University of Chicago; his broad research interests include Engineering Education, Network Science, and Modeling Human Sociometrics. Professor Wilson may be reached at

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Michele Summers Purdue University, West Lafayette

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Michele Summers is an Associate Professor at Purdue University, College of Technology Lafayette. Professor Summers has a strong interest in outreach programs with the goal of improving the quality of workers through leadership and technology training. Her research interests include education/industry partnerships and the contingent workforce. Additionally, she has partnered with Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. to investigate the motivation of adult learners at both the undergraduate and graduate level and explore ways to develop the leadership skills that are so necessary in today’s global economy.

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Tatiana V. Goris Purdue University, West Lafayette

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Dr. Goris is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Technology at Purdue College of Technology, Columbus, IN. She received her PhD in Technology (2012) from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, and MS in Electrical Engineering (1999) from Taganrog State University of Radio Engineering (Russia).She might be contacted by email :

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James Allen Gordon Indiana Institute of Technology

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Dr. James Gordon graduated in the Global Leadership program from Indiana Institute of Technology in 2013. His dissertation topic and continued research interest evolves around individual global competitiveness.

He has over 20 years of high-tech manufacturing experience working for companies like Compaq Computers, General Motors and Subaru of Indiana. He earned his M.B.A. in 1992 from the University of Houston and his B.S. from Purdue University in Supervision Technology in 1987. Dr. Gordon may be reached at

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College-Industry (C-I) Perception: “Big deals, small data,SMART “university” connectedness" M.D. Wilson Michele Summers Dr. Tatiana V. Goris, PhD James A. Gordon College of Technology Purdue University West Lafayette, IN 47907 USAABSTRACTCollaboration on campuses, business or collegiate, is essential to improving innovationacross the street or across the globe. This paper will explore the use of Interactive WhiteBoards (specifically SMART Boards) to connect faculty expertise, in-class experiencesand real-world projects. A laboratory established in the Purdue Research Park exploresthis potential. The dynamics of collaboration and the ubiquity of information is stifling tosome and stimulating to others. Why? What is the perception for satisfaction ordissatisfaction of collaborative technological tools in industry; and in addressingcollaboration for the 21st century, in order to foster innovative power, is it a C-I challengewith technological foundations.Specifically in this paper, the authors survey two sets of industry leading upper-levelmanufacturing management groups using hands-on, Interactive White Boardcollaboration (IWB). The goal is to measure the impact of technology, perception ofusers, and ways to maximize collaboration between business/industry andcolleges/universities. This approach focuses on a mixed-methodology to assist indetermining whether any disconnects for change are an outcropping of technology. Afterall, global innovation is paramount to future successes. Our lab sees the paradigm ofPracademics – a cross between Practice and Academics as a way to afford best practiceswithin College-Industry collaboration and for collaboration at-large.KeywordsCollege-Industry Partnerships, SMART, Collaboration, Perception / Satisfaction, Technology  

Wilson, M. D., & Summers, M., & Goris, T. V., & Gordon, J. A. (2014, June), SMART® Boards: Implementing Technology for Innovation Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--23018

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