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Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Programs: Multidisciplinary Projects with Homes in Any Discipline

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Columbus, Ohio

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June 24, 2017

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June 24, 2017

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June 28, 2017

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Edifying Engineering Education through Multidisciplinary Efforts

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Multidisciplinary Engineering

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Diversity

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55

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Behnaam Aazhang Rice University

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Behnaam Aazhang received his B.S. (with highest honors), M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1981, 1983, and 1986, respectively.

From 1981 to 1985, he was a Research Assistant in the Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois. In August 1985, he joined the faculty of Rice University, Houston, Texas, where he is now the J.S. Abercrombie Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor and Director of Center on Neuro-Engineering, a multi-university research center in Houston, Texas. In addition, he holds an Academy of Finland Distinguished Visiting Professorship appointment (FiDiPro) at the Center for Wireless Communication (CWC) in the University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland. He has served as the founding director of Rice’s Center for Multimedia Communications from 1998 till 2006. He has been a Visiting Professor at IBM Federal Systems Company, Houston, Texas, the Laboratory for Communication Technology at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, the U.S. Air Force Phillips Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and at Nokia Mobile Phones in Irving, Texas.

His research interests are signal processing, information theory, and their applications to neuroengineering and wireless communication and networks. Particular focus is on the interplay of communication systems and networks; including network coding, user cooperation, spectrum sharing, opportunistic access, and scheduling with different delay constraints as well as millimeter wave communications. In neuro-engineering, his interests are on modeling neuronal circuits connectivity and the impact of learning on connectivity, on real-time closed-loop stabilization of neuronal systems to mitigate disorders such as epilepsy, Parkinson, depression, and obesity, on developing an understanding of cortical representation and fine-grained connectivity in the human language system, and on building microelectronics with large data analysis techniques to develop a fine-grained recording and modulation system to remediate language disorders.

Dr. Aazhang is a Fellow of IEEE and AAAS, a distinguished lecturer of IEEE Communication Society, a recipient of 2004 IEEE Communication Society’s Stephen O. Rice best paper award for a paper with A. Sendonaris and E. Erkip. In addition, Sendonaris, Erkip, and Aazhang received IEEE Communication Society’s 2013 Advances in Communication Award for the same paper. He received the 2016 IEEE ComSoc CTTC Outstanding Service Award "for innovative leadership that elevated the success of the Communication Theory Workshop”. In 2017, he received Honorary Doctorate degree from the University of Oulu, Finland (the highest honor that the university can bestow).

He has been listed in the Thomson-ISI Highly Cited Researchers and has been keynote and plenary speaker of several conferences. Dr. Aazhang is a recipient of the Alcoa Foundation Award 1993, the NSF Engineering Initiation Award 1987-1989, and the IBM Graduate Fellowship 1984-1985, and is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu.

He has served on Houston Mayor’s Commission on Cellular Towers 1998-2004, as the Editor for IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications since 2015 and for Spread Spectrum Networks of IEEE Transactions on Communications 1993-1998, the Treasurer of IEEE Information Theory Society 1995-1998, the Secretary of the Information Theory Society 1990-1993, the Publications Chairman of the 1993 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, San Antonio, Texas, the co-chair of the Technical Program Committee of 2001 Multi-Dimensional and Mobile Communication (MDMC) Conference in Pori, Finland, the chair of the Technical Program Committee for 2005 Asilomar Conference, Monterey, CA, the co-chair of the Technical Program Committee of International Workshop on Convergent Technologies (IWCT), Oulu, Finland, June 6-10, 2005, guest editor for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas of Communication special issue on relay and cooperative communication in 2006 and for KICS Journal of Communication and Network (JCN) special issue on cooperative communication in 2007, the general chair of the 2006 Communication Theory Workshop, Dorado, Puerto Rico, the co-technical program chair of 2008 WPMC in Lapland, Finland, and the co-general chair of 2010 International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), in Austin, Texas.

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Randal T. Abler Georgia Institute of Technology

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Jan P. Allebach Purdue University, West Lafayette (College of Engineering)

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Jan P. Allebach is Hewlett-Packard Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. Allebach is a Fellow of the IEEE, the National Academy of Inventors, the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T), and SPIE. He was named Electronic Imaging Scientist of the Year by IS&T and SPIE, and was named Honorary Member of IS&T, the highest award that IS&T bestows. He has received the IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award, and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He currently serves as an IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer (2016-2017).

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L. Franklin Bost Virginia Commonwealth University

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L. Franklin Bost is an experienced executive in the medical device industry and in academic instruction as a professor in biomedical engineering. His industry experience includes medical product development, marketing and sales, international business development, strategic and business planning, and senior management with P&L responsibility. 



Currently, Bost is the Executive Associate Dean in the School of Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University. He oversees development of innovation and outreach programs along with the School’s marketing and communications, human resources, information technology, and student career service activities. 

Bost is also Director of the VCU Institute of Engineering and Medicine located in the Virginia Biotechnology Park. In addition, he is currently CEO of SpherIngenics Inc. an early stage company focused on enhancing stem cell therapies for therapeutic and reconstructive procedures.



Previously in academia, Bost was at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he developed the Master of Biomedical Innovation and Development (BioID) Program. For six years, he was also director of the biomedical engineering capstone design courses and sophomore introductory course for medical engineering design. During this time, over 200 BME capstone teams worked on projects with clinicians, surgeons, non-profit medical organizations, and medical industry companies to create unique solutions for improved patient care.



Prior to academia, he was Chief Operating Officer of CeloNova Bioscience, a start-up company
developing products for interventional radiology. Earlier as president of Porex Surgical Inc., he led
the rapid USA and international growth of this reconstructive biomaterial products company. Direct
surgeon contact included specialties in craniofacial, plastic-reconstructive, oculoplastic, otolaryngology, oral-maxillofacial and neurosurgery. Bost has also served in senior management positions with Porex Corporation, a medical, consumer and industrial products company, with Becton Dickinson & Co. in the development and commercialization of hemodialysis products, and with American Hospital Supply in new products for nursing and patient services.

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Joseph R. Cavallaro Rice University

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Joseph R. Cavallaro received the B.S. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa, in 1981, the M.S. degree from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, in 1982, and the Ph.D. degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 1988, all in electrical engineering. From 1981 to 1983, he was with AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ. In 1988, he joined the faculty of Rice University, Houston, TX, where he is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Center for Multimedia Communication. His research interests include computer arithmetic, and DSP, GPU, FPGA, and VLSI architectures for applications in wireless communications. During the 1996–1997 academic year, he served at the National Science Foundation as Director of the Prototyping Tools and Methodology Program. He was a Nokia Foundation Fellow and a Visiting Professor at the University of Oulu, Finland in 2005 and continues his affiliation there as an Adjunct Professor. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, the IEEE Signal Processing Letters, and the Journal of Signal Processing Systems. He is Chair-Elect of the IEEE CASS TC on Circuits and Systems for Communications and a Fellow of the IEEE.

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Edwin K. P. Chong Ph.D. Colorado State University

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Edward J. Coyle Georgia Institute of Technology

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Edward J. Coyle is the John B. Peatman Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, directs the Arbutus Center for the Integration of Research and Education, and is the founder of the Vertically-Integrated Projects (VIP) Program. He is a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and was a co-recipient of the National Academy of Engineering’s 2005 Bernard M. Gordon Award for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education. Dr. Coyle is a Fellow of the IEEE and his research interests include engineering education, wireless networks, and digital signal processing.

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Jocelyn B. S. Cullers Boise State University

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Jocelyn B. S. Cullers is a Data Analyst at the Institute for STEM & Diversity Initiatives at Boise State University.

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Sonya M. Dennis Morehouse College

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Yingfei Dong University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

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Dr. Yingfei Dong received his B.S. degree and M.S. degree in computer science at Harbin Institute of Technology, P.R. China, in 1989 and 1992, his Doctor degree in engineering at Tsinghua University in 1996, and his Ph.D. degree in computer and information science at the University of Minnesota in 2003. He is an Associated Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and an IEEE Senior member. His research mostly focuses on computer and network security and privacy, especially in security and privacy issues in network design and protocols, cloud computing, smart grid, unmanned aerial vehicles, real-time networks, distributed systems and applications. He has published about 90 refereed research papers in various international journals and conferences. He has also served as associated editors for three international journals, and as organizer and program committee member for many IEEE/ACM/IFIP conferences.

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Prasad N. Enjeti Texas A&M University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-8625-0526

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Prasad Enjeti (enjeti@tamu.edu) is a member of Texas A&M University faculty since 1988 and is widely acknowledged to be a distinguished teacher, scholar and researcher. He currently holds the TI-Professorship in Analog Engineering and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering. His research emphasis on industry-based issues, solved within an academic context, has attracted significant external funding. Up until now, he has graduated 31 PhD students and 11 of them hold academic positions in leading Universities in the world. He along with his students have received numerous best paper awards from the IEEE Industry Applications and Power Electronics Society. His primary research interests are in advancing power electronic converter designs to address complex power management issues such as: active harmonic filtering, adjustable speed motor drives, wind and solar energy systems and designing high temperature power conversion systems with wide band-gap semiconductor devices. In 2000 he was named an IEEE Fellow and in May 2004 received a distinguished achievement award for teaching from Texas A&M University. He is the recipient of IEEE PELS R. David Middlebrook Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Power Electronics Society. 2012.

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Afroditi V. Filippas Virginia Commonwealth University

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Dr. Filippas received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece. After earning her M. S. and Ph. D. from the University of Texas at Austin, she completed post-doctoral research with the Institute of Accelerating Systems and Applications in Athens, Greece. Post-academically, she worked for Ansoft Corporation as a research scientist spearheading the development of the next generation code for Ansoft DesignerTM. Dr. Filippas joined Virginia Commonwealth University as an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering in 2004. She went on to achieve the position of Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2008. In 2010, Dr. Filippas agreed to serve as interim associate dean of undergraduate studies in the School of Engineering. Dr. Filippas was appointed to the position of associate dean of Undergraduate Studies in 2015, and was promoted to Professor in August, 2016. In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of the undergraduate program. She provides vision and leadership in achieving the School’s objectives for substantial growth in the size and quality of its undergraduate enrollment while maintaining its commitment to excellence in undergraduate engineering education. Focus areas include contemporary teaching and learning technologies, capstone, VIP, special degree programs with partnering academic institutions, and K-12 outreach. Dr. Filippas is especially proud of her collaboration with NSBE at VCU, an organization that embodies excellence in academics as well as community service, leadership and diversity. In addition, Dr. Filippas was instrumental in establishing oSTEM on the campus as well as reaching out to other underrepresented minority groups to further the university’s commitment to student success and inclusive excellence.

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Jeffrey E. Froyd Texas A&M University

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Dr. Jeffrey E. Froyd is a TEES Research Professor in the Office of Engineering Academic and Student Affairs at Texas A&M University, College Station. He received the B.S. degree in mathematics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He was an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. At Rose-Hulman, he co-created the Integrated, First-Year Curriculum in Science, Engineering and Mathematics, which was recognized in 1997 with a Hesburgh Award Certificate of Excellence. He served as Project Director a National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Education Coalition in which six institutions systematically renewed, assessed, and institutionalized innovative undergraduate engineering curricula. He has authored over 70 papers and offered over 30 workshops on faculty development, curricular change processes, curriculum redesign, and assessment. He has served as a program co-chair for three Frontiers in Education Conferences and the general chair for the 2009 conference. Prof. Froyd is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), an ABET Program Evaluator, the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Education, a Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Engineering Education, and an Associate Editor for the International Journal of STEM Education.

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David Garmire University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

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David Garmire received B.S. degrees at Carnegie Mellon University, and the Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in 2007 with a certificate in Management of Technology from the Haas School of Business. He won the 2008 Ross N Tucker Award for advancing semiconductor technology and the 2007 Sevin Rosen Funds Award for Innovation. He is currently an Associate Professor in the department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he develops microsensors, microactuators, and technologies for rapid prototyping, visualization, renewable energies and sustainability. He received the 2016 UH Regents Award for Excellence in Teaching and 2014 Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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Brian E. Gilchrist University of Michigan

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Faculty Co-Director, Multidisciplinary Design Programs (MDP), College of Engineering;
Director, XTRM Labs/Space Physics Research Laboratory, College of Engineering;
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Dept;
Professor, Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences Dept;
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MDP seeks to deepen student disciplinary knowledge and help develop systems-thinking through enabling significant, real-world, experiential multidisciplinary design opportunities.

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Gail S. Hohner University of Michigan

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Gail Hohner is the Managing Director of the Multidisciplinary Design Program in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, where she develops multidisciplinary engaged learning experiences in the engineering design process. She teaches the seminar in Leadership/Mentorship in Multidisciplinary Engineering Design and her research focuses on the improvements in the pedagogy of engineering design process instruction. She was the 2016 program chair of the DEED division of ASEE. She has a background of 17 years of industrial experience and holds B.S.E in Chemical Engineering and a M.S. in Food Science/Chemical Engineering from Cornell.

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William L. Hughes Boise State University

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Will Hughes is a founding faculty member and Associate Professor of the Micron School of Materials Science & Engineering at Boise State University. He also serves as the co-founder and Associate Dean of the College of Innovation + Design (CID), as well as the Head of the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) program at Boise State. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech. His technical expertise is in the area of molecular self-assembly where his research team programs DNA to perform chemical, physical, and biological work for a host of medical and semiconductor applications that include molecular computing for diagnostics, nucleic acid memory for archival storage, and lithography for sub-10 nm fabrication. Prior to his current appointments, Will served as a National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education (CASEE) Postdoctoral Fellow, as well as an Assistant Professor of Materials Engineering at the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. While at Cal Poly, Will incorporated multiple intelligence theory, service-learning, and inquiry into the Materials Engineering Department’s Triple bottom line Awareness in Design (TriAD) curricular approach. In conjunction with his Ph.D., Will was also sponsored by the National Science Foundation to partner with and teach at TECH High, a metro-Atlanta charter high school. While at Tech High, Will catalyzed organizational changes that promoted a more student-centered organization. His experience provided a comprehensive understanding and appreciation for the complexity/severity of problems within urban education, as well as the unique opportunity to sequentially observe, assess, and address fractures within the said learning environment. For his contributions to teaching, research, and service, Will is the recipient of multiple awards such as: (1) Boise State’s Professor of the Year Award in 2015, (2) Boise State’s Golden Apple Award in 2011, (3) National Effective Teaching Institute Fellow in 2011, (4) ASEE New Engineering Educators Award in 2011, (5) W.M. Keck Foundation Award in 2011, (6) National Institutes of Health Career Award in 2011, and (7) Cal Poly President's Community Service Award in 2008.

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Amos Johnson Morehouse College

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Amos Johnson is a graduate of Morehouse College and Georgia Institute of Technology, where he received dual degrees in general science (Morehouse) and electrical engineering (Georgia Institute of Technology). Later, he earned a M.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and finally a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Charles Kim Howard University

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Charles Kim is a professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Howard University. He received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1989, and worked as a researcher at Texas A&M University before he took an assistant professor position at the University of Suwon in 1994. Since 1999, he is with Howard University. Dr. Kim's research interests include energy systems, fault detection and anticipation, embedded computing, safety-critical computer systems, and intelligent systems application. Dr. Kim is active in practicing experiential learning in engineering education with personal instrumentation such as mobile studio.

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Hale Kim INHA University

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Dr. Kim received BS degree in Control & Instrumentation Engineering from Seoul National University, Korea, in 1983, and MS and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University at West Lafayette, IN, US, in 1985 and 1990, respectively. He is currently a professor of Department of Information & Communication Engineering at Inha University, Incheon, Korea. In 2016, he was awarded Achievement in Engineering Education from Ministry of Education, Korea as recognition of his educational innovation activities as the head of Innovation Center for Engineering Education and the director of Academy of Convergence Education at Inha University.

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Robert H. Klenke Virginia Commonwealth University

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Dr. Robert Klenke is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He is also the Director of the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) program at VCU.

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Magdalini Z. Lagoudas Texas A&M University

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Magda Lagoudas, Executive Director for Industry and Nonprofit Partnerships, Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University. Mrs. Lagoudas holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering. She worked for the State of New York and industry before joining Texas A&M University in 1993. Since then, she developed and taught courses in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Technology. In 2001, she joined the Spacecraft Technology Center as an Assistant Director where she was responsible for the structural and thermal analysis of payloads. She served as Director of the Space Engineering Institute and in 2010 she accepted a position with the Academic Affairs office of the Dwight Look College of Engineering where she oversaw outreach, recruiting, retention and enrichment programs for the college. Since 2013, she serves as the Executive Director for Industry and Nonprofit Partnerships with responsibilities to increase opportunities for undergraduates engineering students to engage in experiential learning multidisciplinary team projects. These include promoting capstone design projects sponsored by industry, developing the teaching the Engineering Projects in Community Service course, and developing curricular and co-curricular programs at the Engineering Innovation Center which promote innovation and entrepreneurship among engineering students and in collaborations with other colleges on campus and partnering with other institutions across the country.

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Donna C. Llewellyn Boise State University

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Donna Crystal Llewellyn received her BA (major in Mathematics and minor in Economics) with High Honors from Swarthmore College in 1980. She went on to earn an MS in Operations Research from Stanford University in 1981 and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University in 1984. After 30 years at Georgia Tech in a variety of roles, Donna became the Executive Director of the new Institute for STEM and Diversity Initiatives at Boise State University in January 2015. Donna's current interests center around education issues in general, and in particular on increasing access and success of those traditionally under-represented and/or under-served in STEM higher education.

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Yung-Hsiang Lu Purdue University, West Lafayette (College of Engineering)

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Yung-Hsiang Lu is an associate professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and (by courtesy) the Department of Computer Science of Purdue University. He is an ACM distinguished scientist and ACM distinguished speaker. He is a member in the organizing committee of the IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative. He is the lead organizer of the first Low-Power Image Recognition Challenge in 2015, the chair (2014-2016) of the Multimedia Communication Systems Interest Group in IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee. He obtained the Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.

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Kevin James Lybarger University of Washington

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Stephen Marshall P.E. University of Strathclyde

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Stephen Marshall obtained his BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Nottingham, England and his PhD in Image Processing from University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. He has previously worked for Plessey Office Systems in Nottingham and University of West of Scotland in Paisley. He is currently a Professor in Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at University of Strathclyde and Director of the Centre for excellence in Signal and Image Processing.

He is the VIP Champion at the University of Strathclyde with responsibilities for introducing the VIP Program and increasing undergraduate engagement with reseach and industry.

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Subra Muralidharan University of California, Davis

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Subra Muralidharan obtained his B.S. and M.S. in chemistry from Loyola College, Chennai, India and his Ph.D. in chemistry form the University of Notre Dame. He has was a postdoctoral fellow at the Radiation Laboratory, University of Notre Dame and at the Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University. He has held faculty appointments in the Departments of Chemistry at the University of Arizona and Western Michigan University, and in the School of Molecular Biosciences at Washington State University. He is currently a visiting professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of California Davis and co-director of the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) program at UC Davis. His current research is the study of efficacies and mechanisms of nanoscale drugs for the treatment of glioblasoma.

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Aaron T. Ohta University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

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Dr. Aaron Ohta received a B.S. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2003, an M.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2004, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008, all in the field of electrical engineering. He is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he has been since 2009. Dr. Ohta's research interests include microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and microfluidics. He has published two book chapters and over 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, and is co-inventor on 2 U.S. patents.

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Francisco Raul Ortega Florida International University

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Dr. Francisco R. Ortega (fortega@cs.fiu.edu), Visiting Assistant Professor, received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Florida International University (FIU) in 2014, co-advised by Dr. Naphtali Rishe and Dr. Armando Barreto. He received outstanding graduate student 2014 from Computer Science. His dissertation was one of five nominated for best dissertation award for the college of engineering. Dr. Ortega received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, cum laude, in December 2008 from FIU and a master’s degree in Computer Science from FIU in December 2009. Dr. Ortega has over 17 years of experience in software development and systems integration.

His area of expertise are in 3D User Interfaces, Input Interfaces, Human-Computer Interaction, 3D navigation, input modeling, multi-threaded programming for 3D User Interfaces, and framework development, among others. Dr. Ortega has various publications, with many of them as first author. He is the also the first author of the upcoming book Interaction Design for 3D User Interfaces to be published by CRC Press/Taylor and Francis Group in December, 2015, the editor of the upcoming handbook titled Handbook of Input and 3D User Interaction: Theory and Practice (CRC Press), and a tentative series of 3D User Interfaces and Interaction Design Gems series (CRC Press) for 2017.

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Eve A. Riskin University of Washington

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Eve Riskin received her BS degree in Electrical Engineering from
M.I.T. and her graduate degrees in EE from Stanford. Since 1990, she
has been in the EE Department at the University of Washington where
she is now Associate Dean of Diversity and Access in the College of
Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the
ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change. With ADVANCE, she works on
mentoring and leadership development programs for women faculty in
SEM. Her research interests include image compression and image
processing, with a focus on developing video compression algorithms to
allow for cell-phone transmission of American Sign Language. She was
awarded a National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, a
Sloan Research Fellowship, the 2006 WEPAN University Change Agent
award, the 2006 Hewlett-Packard Harriett B. Rigas Award, and the 2007
University of Washington David B. Thorud Leadership Award.
She is a Fellow of the IEEE.

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David M. Rizzo

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Candace Renee Ryder Colorado State Univerisity

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Wayne A. Shiroma University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

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Wayne Shiroma is Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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Thomas J. Siller Colorado State University

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Tom Siller is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. He has been a faculty member at CSU for 29 years.

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J. Sonnenberg-Klein Georgia Institute of Technology

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Academic Program Manager, Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program, Georgia Institute of Technology; Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Master of Education in Education Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

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Seyed Masoud Sadjadi Florida International University

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Masoud Sadjadi received the B.S. degree in Hardware Engineering in 1995, the M.S. degree in Software Engineering in 1999, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Michigan State University in 2004. Dr. Sadjadi is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University (FIU), where he has been on the faculty since 2004. He is the Director of Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program at FIU. He is also the Director of the Autonomic Cloud Research Laboratory (ACRL) and leads several projects under the Latin American Grid initiative. He has extensive experience in software development and leading large scale software engineering projects both in industry and in academia. Currently, he is collaborating with top researchers in 8 countries and is leading several international collaborative research projects. In the past, Dr. Sadjadi directed the Center of Partnership for International Research & Education (PIRE) funded by the National Science Foundation for $2.3 million, served as a General Chair of SEKE 2012, served as the Program Chair, Co-Chair, and Committee Member of several top-tier international conferences and workshops of his field, and was a referee for several IEEE and SP&E journals and as a referee and panelist for several funding agencies including National Science Foundation (NSF), Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), and Florida Sea Grant. His current research interests include Agile Software Development, Autonomic Computing, and Cloud Computing. He has more than 80 refereed publications and is PI or Co-PI of 17 grants from NSF, IBM, Kaseya, TeraGrid, and FIU for a total of about $6 million. He is a member of the IEEE and can be reached at sadjadi@cs.fiu.edu and http://www.cs.fiu.edu/~sadjadi/.

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Scott Munro Strachan University of Strathclyde

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Mohsen Taheri Florida International University

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Gary L. Woods Rice University Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Carla B. Zoltowski Purdue University, West Lafayette (College of Engineering)

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Carla B. Zoltowski is an assistant professor of engineering practice in the Schools of Electrical and Computer Engineering and (by courtesy) Engineering Education at Purdue University. She holds a B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E., and Ph.D. in Engineering Education, all from Purdue. Prior to this she was Co-Director of the EPICS Program at Purdue where she was responsible for developing curriculum and assessment tools and overseeing the research efforts within EPICS. Her academic and research interests include the professional formation of engineers, diversity and inclusion in engineering, human-centered design, engineering ethics, leadership, service-learning, and accessibility and assistive-technology.

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Brian C. Fabien University of Washington

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Professor Fabien joined the University of Washington in 1993 and is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering. His research interests include the kinematics of mechanisms, dynamic system analysis and optimization, as well as control system design. Professor Fabien is the Director of the Dynamic Systems Modeling and Controls Laboratory. He also directs the University of Washington EcoCAR program. Professor Fabien has received several awards including: the UW College of Engineering Faculty Award for Teaching (2015); the Valerie Logan Leadership in Science Education Award (2014); the NSF Outstanding Faculty Advisor for EcoCAR (2012), and the NSF Presidential Faculty Fellowship Award (1993).

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Phiilp Johnson University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Robert Collins Univesrity of Strathclyde at Georgia Tech

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Abstract

A survey of papers in the ASEE Multidisciplinary Engineering Division over the last three years shows three main areas of emphasis: individual courses; profiles of specific projects; and capstone design courses. However, propagating multidisciplinary education across the vast majority of disciplines offered at educational institutions with varying missions requires models that are independent of the disciplines, programs, and institutions in which they were originally conceived. Further, models that can propagate must be cost effective, scalable, and engage and benefit participating faculty. Since 2015, a consortium of twenty-four institutions has come together around one such model, the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program. VIP unites undergraduate education and faculty research in a team-based context, with students earning academic credits toward their degrees, and faculty and graduate students benefitting from the design/discovery efforts of their multidisciplinary teams. VIP integrates rich student learning experiences with faculty research, transforming both contexts for undergraduate learning and concepts of faculty research as isolated from undergraduate teaching. It provides a rich, cost-effective, scalable, and sustainable model for multidisciplinary project-based learning. (1) It is rich because students participate multiple years as they progress through their curriculum; (2) It is cost-effective since students earn academic credit instead of stipends; (3) It is scalable because faculty can work with teams of students instead of individual undergraduate research fellows, and typical teams consist of fifteen or more students from different disciplines; (4) It is sustainable because faculty benefit from the research and design efforts of their teams, with teams becoming integral parts of their research. While VIP programs share key elements, approaches and implementations vary by institution. This paper shows how the VIP model works across sixteen different institutions with different missions, sizes, and student profiles. The sixteen institutions represent new and long-established VIP programs, varying levels of research activity, two Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), and two international universities . Theses sixteen profiles illustrate adaptability of the VIP model across different academic settings.

Aazhang, B., & Abler, R. T., & Allebach, J. P., & Bost, L. F., & Cavallaro, J. R., & Chong, E. K. P., & Coyle, E. J., & Cullers, J. B. S., & Dennis, S. M., & Dong, Y., & Enjeti, P. N., & Filippas, A. V., & Froyd, J. E., & Garmire, D., & George, J., & Gilchrist, B. E., & Hohner, G. S., & Hughes, W. L., & Johnson, A., & Kim, C., & Kim, H., & Klenke, R. H., & Lagoudas, M. Z., & Llewellyn, D. C., & Lu, Y., & Lybarger, K. J., & Marshall, S., & Muralidharan, S., & Ohta, A. T., & Ortega, F. R., & Riskin, E. A., & Rizzo, D. M., & Ryder, C. R., & Shiroma, W. A., & Siller, T. J., & Sonnenberg-Klein, J., & Sadjadi, S. M., & Strachan, S. M., & Taheri, M., & Woods, G. L., & Zoltowski, C. B., & Fabien, B. C., & Johnson, P., & Collins, R., & Murray, P. (2017, June), Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Programs: Multidisciplinary Projects with Homes in Any Discipline Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/29103

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