September 25-27, 2014 – Orlando, Florida
Indexed In


Higher Education Division Chairs:

Magesh Chandramouli, Purdue University-Calumet
Sudershan Jetley, Bowling Green State University

Ben Lee, California State University-LA
Shirl Donaldson, Purdue University


 EDU 301: Topics in STEM Education

Session Chair: Mekonnen Tesfu (Hamburg University of Technology—GERMANY)
Time and Place: Friday, September 26, 9:30am-11:30am, Magnolia “A”

What Makes the Difference for Under-represented Students Staying in STEM Majors
Rosalyn Hobson, Virginia Commonwealth University

Paper #012
The Academic Impact of Majoring in Technology for First-Generation College Students
Shirl Donaldson, Purdue University; Ryan Favors, Purdue University

Paper #068
The Relationship of Active Learning-based Courses and Student Motivation for Pursuing STEM Classes
Mohammadjafar Esmaeili, Eastern Michigan University; Ali Eydgahi, Eastern Michigan University

Paper #122
Integrating Engineering Design Process in K-12 Curriculum in Virginia with Project-based Learning
Alok Verma, Old Dominion University; Greg Selby, Old Dominion University; Nina Brown, Old Dominion University; Vukica Jovanovic, Old Dominion University; Nathan Luetke, Old Dominion University

Abstract #141
Using Competition to Bring Students to STEM
Alka Harriger, Purdue University; Brad Harriger, Purdue University; Ron Baysinger, Phoenix Contact; Arnold Offner, Phoenix Contact; Patty Marrero, Phoenix Contact


EDU 302: Topics in Education—Capstone Projects and e-learning
Session Chair: Alex Johnson (University of North Dakota)

Time and Place: Friday, September 26, 1:00pm-2:45pm, Magnolia “A”

Paper #003
Use of Mobile Application Development Technologies in Capstone Projects

Shuju Wu, Central Connecticut State University; Xiaobing Hou, Central Connecticut State University; Karen Tracey, Central Connecticut State University

Paper #037
Open Source, Multilevel, Interactive Programmable Logic Controller Software Development for High School Students, Two- and Four-year Colleges, and Displaced Workers
Aleksandr Sergeyev, Michigan Technological University; Scott Kuhl, Michigan Technological University; Kurt Kalenauskas, Michigan Technological University; Bochao Li, Michigan Technological University

Paper #048
Capstone Project: PLC Control System with Integrated PID Controller for Control System Optimization
Abdullah Atwa, Michigan Technological University; Ian Bumgardner, Michigan Technological University; Mohammed Bushlaibi, Michigan Technological University; Steven Castello, Michigan Technological University; Joshua Erickson, Michigan Technological University; Aleksandr Sergeyev, Michigan Technological University; Mohsen Azizi, Michigan Technological University

Paper #052
Modifying the Curriculum of an Engineering Technology Program to meet the Needs of Local Manufacturing Consortium
Mauricio Torres, Northern Kentucky University; Morteza Sadat-Hossieny, Northern Kentucky University

Paper #057
Use of Remote Laboratories for Education in Industrial Processes and Automation
Jose Avila, Military University Nueva Granada (COLOMBIA); Dario Amaya, Military University Nueva Granada (COLOMBIA)

EDU 303: Topics in Education I
Session Chair: Bashir Morshed (University of Memphis)

Time and Place: Friday, September 26, 3:00pm-4:45pm, Magnolia “A”

Paper #007
Using Strategic Partnerships to Deliver Reality-based Education
Sudershan Jetley, Bowling Green State University; Anthony Palumbo, Bowling Green State University

Paper #028
Value Steam Mapping: Recreating an Industrial Environment in an Educational Setting
Mahmoud Al-Odeh, Bemidji State University; Alister McLeod, Indiana State University; M. Affan Badar, Indiana State University

Paper #038
Industry-driven Power Engineering Curriculum Development in an Electrical Engineering Technology Program
Aleksandr Sergeyev, Michigan Technological University; Nasser Alaraje, Michigan Technological University

Paper #055
Parking and Street Lighting with Solar and Wind Energy Powered Retrofitted LED Lights
Faruk Yildiz, Sam Houston State University

Paper #072
Managing Course Enrollment Exceptions using Web-Based Forms
Sam Khoury, Athens State University; Donald Staub, Işık University (TURKEY); Mike Haghighi, Athens State University; Stacie Hughes, Athens State University

EDU 304: Topics in Education II

Session Chair: Ben Zoghi (Texas A&M University)
Time and Place: Saturday, September 27, 8:30am-10:30am, Cypress 5

Interdisciplinary, Industry-University, and Flipped Classrooms in Engineering Education: A First-Hand Report
Lunal Khuon, Villanova University; Kevin Buckley, Villanova University; Karl Zurn, Villanova University/Florida Research Instruments; J. Brooks Zurn, Villanova University/Florida Research Instruments; Edward Char, Villanova University

Paper #021
Validating the Use of Teaching Effectiveness Data in the Improvement of Teaching
Jess Godbey, Jacksonville State University; Terry Marbut, Jacksonville State University

Paper #022
Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle Manufacturing Assembly and Training using X3D/Virtual Reality Modeling Language
Magesh Chandramouli, Purdue University Calumet; Isam Abdul Qader Elbadwi, University of Hail (SAUDI ARABIA); Michael Ziller, Purdue University Calumet; Mohamed El Ashmawy, Suez Canal University (EGYPT); Mohammad Zahraee, Purdue University Calumet

Paper #034
Undergraduate Research Scholar: The First Step towards a Hybrid Lecture-Based and Inquiry/Research-Based Undergraduate Engineering Program
Rami Haddad, Georgia Southern University; Youakim Kalaani, Georgia Southern University

Paper #074
Music Touring Logistics Managers’ Critical Skill Set Requirements
Kim LaFevor, Athens State University; Sam Khoury, Athens State University; Charles Roberts, Athens State University

EDU 305: Topics in Education III
Session Chair: Mandar Khanal (Boise State University)

Time and Place: Saturday, September 27, 10:45am-12:30pm, Cypress 4

An Innovative Approach to Professional Practice Using a Culminating Undergraduate Experience
David Foster, Kettering University

Paper #009
Ten Year Evolution of an Accredited, Multisite Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering Technology (BBET) Program
Chad Kennedy, DeVry University; William Phillips, DeVry University; Anup Majumder, DeVry University; Abour Cherif, DeVry University; Robert Aron, DeVry University

Paper #032
Engineering Management:  University-Industry Partnerships Create Business-savvy Scientists
Saeed Foroudastan, Middle Tennessee State University; Dianna Prince, Middle Tennessee State University

Paper #049
Addressing New Skills Needs for the Automotive Industry through a Motorsports Educational Pathway
Vukica Jovanovic, Mileta Tomovic, Old Dominion University; Alok Verma, Old Dominion University; Nathan Luetke, Old Dominion University; Steve Branch, Patrick Henry Community College

Abstract #108
The Metallurgical Challenge: A Meaningful Learning Activity
Alex Johnson, University of North Dakota; Dave Yearwood, University of North Dakota

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