Asee peer logo

Summer Exchange Program: A Unique Platform to Broaden Exposure and Address Several Dimensions of Learning

Download Paper |

Conference

2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

Postcard Session: Experiential Learning as a High-Impact Student Experience

Tagged Division

Cooperative and Experiential Education

Page Count

17

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/31033

Download Count

38

Request a correction

Paper Authors

biography

Abhijit Nagchaudhuri University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

visit author page

Dr. Abhijit Nagchaudhuri is currently a Professor in the Department of Engineering and Aviation Sciences at University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He is a member American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and, American Society for Agricultural and Biological Engineers(ASABE) and is actively involved in teaching and research in the fields of (i) robotics and mechatronics, (ii)remote sensing and precision agriculture, and,(iii) biofuels and renewable energy. He has published more than 70 refereed articles in journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Nagchaudhuri received his baccalaureate degree from Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India with honors in Mechanical Engineering. Thereafter, he worked in a multinational industry for a little over three years before joining Tulane University as a graduate student in the fall of 1987. He received master’s degree from Tulane University in 1989 and doctoral degree from Duke University 1992.

visit author page

biography

Lei Zhang University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

visit author page

Dr. Lei Zhang received his Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering on 2011 from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Since 2012 he is working in the Department of Engineering and Aviation Sciences, University of Maryland Eastern Shore. His main research interests include image processing, autonomous system, optical SoC/NoC architecture, and on-chip optoelectronic device design.

visit author page

biography

Madhumi Mitra Ph.D. University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

visit author page

Dr. Madhumi Mitra is currently a professor of environmental sciences in the department of Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. She is also the coordinator of Biology and Chemistry Education. Dr. Mitra is actively involved in teaching and research in the areas of biofuels and renewable energy; applications of algae in food and environment; and water quality. She has published several peer-reviewed articles in journals and conference proceedings, and is the recipient of various awards and competitive grants. Dr. Mitra received her baccalaureate degree from Presidence College in Kolkata, India with honors in Plant Biology, Geology, and Physiology. She received her master’s degree from University of Calcutta, India, and her doctoral degree from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC in 2002.

visit author page

biography

Blake Prout University of Maryland, Baltimore County

visit author page

Blake Prout is a sophomore at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and is studying Mechanical Engineering.

visit author page

biography

Mohsin Mehmood

visit author page

21 years old working on a general engineering degree with specialization in Aeronautics.

visit author page

biography

Kalah A. Cross Morgan State University

visit author page

Hello my name is Kalah Cross and I attend Morgan State University and plan to graduate May 2019. I am originally from St. Louis, Missouri and I came to Baltimore, Maryland to pursue my dreams of going to college. I love robotics and space science. I have always interested in learning about the stars and the creations we send out of space. One day I hope to work for a great company that will allow me to pursue my passion.

visit author page

biography

Matt Collinge Johns Hopkins University

visit author page

Matt Collinge received his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Princeton University in 2010. He taught interdisciplinary science for four years as a Science Fellow at Columbia University. His celestial interests range from modern astrophysics to amateur astronomy and the history of cosmology. Matt joined Johns Hopkins University as Deputy Director of the Maryland Space Grant Consortium (MDSGC) in 2017. In that role, he manages the day to day operations of MDSGC, oversees its programs, coordinates with member institutions and prospective partner organizations, and investigates new ways to leverage Maryland’s Space Grant for the maximum benefit to the state.

visit author page

author page

Hafeez Temitope Shittu

biography

Habilou Ouro-Koura University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

visit author page

Senior engineering student with mechanical specialization. With an Associate Degree in mechanical engineering from Montgomery College, MD, Mr. Ouro-Koura is interested in robotics and applications. He has been spending time in the robotics lab at the University of Maryland Eastern to learn and code different robots. He has published one paper on his experiential learning in robotics.

visit author page

Download Paper |

Abstract

CAUTION: Catamaran-type Autonomous Underwater-sensing Twin-propped Instrumented Ocean Navigator is an active learning and design project that has been ongoing at University of Maryland Eastern Shore. CAUTION efforts are integral to the AIRSPACES (Autonomous Instrumented Robotic Sensory Platforms to Advance Creativity and Engage Students) project that is supported through funds made available to UMES by Maryland Space Grant Consortium (MDSGC). Besides CAUTION the AIRSPACES project also involves students with design activities and experiential learning endeavors in the UMES Robotics Laboratory with robotic arms (Microbots, 4- Degree of Freedom SCARA and 6-Degree of Freedom anthropomorphic arms) and mobile platforms such as Create 2 (IRobot) and Go Pi Go (Dexter Industries), as well as field based efforts involving multispectral aerial imaging with drones and ground robots for acquiring field measurements to validate remotely sensed data.

This paper is based on experiential learning and research efforts in the 2017 summer on selected aspects of the AIRSPACES project, undertaken by undergraduate engineering students during the Summer Exchange Program (SEP) under the supervision of participating UMES faculty. SEP is an exchange program among universities that are affiliated with Maryland Space Grant Consortium (MDSGC). For the 2017 summer, Mr. Blake Prout, a sophomore mechanical engineering major at UMBC and Ms. Kalah Cross, a junior industrial engineering major at Morgan State University (MSU) spent 10 weeks at UMES. Mr. Blake Prout was assigned to the CAUTION project and worked closely with Mr. Mehmood Mohsin, an engineering senior at UMES. Ms. Cross worked with two other junior engineering students at UMES (Mr. Habilou Ouro-Koura and Mr. Hafeez Shittu) to set up some of the robotic devices in the new robotics facility for future K-12 outreach efforts.

In addition to project efforts the exchange students also got an opportunity to experience student life in a new campus as well as to visit NASA Wallops Island Flight Facility. They also presented their work at a Summer Exchange Symposium held at the Johns Hopkins Conference Center in Baltimore.

Nagchaudhuri, A., & Zhang, L., & Mitra, M., & Prout, B., & Mehmood, M., & Cross, K. A., & Collinge, M., & Shittu, H. T., & Ouro-Koura, H. (2018, June), Summer Exchange Program: A Unique Platform to Broaden Exposure and Address Several Dimensions of Learning Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/31033

ASEE holds the copyright on this document. It may be read by the public free of charge. Authors may archive their work on personal websites or in institutional repositories with the following citation: © 2018 American Society for Engineering Education. Other scholars may excerpt or quote from these materials with the same citation. When excerpting or quoting from Conference Proceedings, authors should, in addition to noting the ASEE copyright, list all the original authors and their institutions and name the host city of the conference. - Last updated April 1, 2015