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Technical · Technological Literacy Division
Tue. June 12, 2012 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM
San Antonio Convention Center, 203B
Session Description

Papers relate to the history, future, definition, and implementation of technological literacy in the assessment of engineering and engineering technology programs.

  1. Moderated by Mr. Steven R Walk P.E. and Dr. John W Blake P.E.
  1. Technological Literacy as an Element in the Structure, Assessment, and Evaluation of Engineering and Engineering Technology Degree Programs [view paper] Dr. John W. Blake P.E. (Austin Peay State University)
  2. Defining Engineering and Technological Literacy [view paper] Dr. John Krupczak (Hope College), Dr. John W. Blake P.E. (Austin Peay State University), Ms. Kate A. Disney (Mission College), Prof. Carl O. Hilgarth (Shawnee State University), Mr. Randy Libros (Community College of Philadelphia), Dr. Mani Mina (Iowa State University), and Mr. Steven R. Walk (Old Dominion University)
  3. Improving Learning Technology Design through the Identification of Anthropologically Invariant Learning Behaviors in the Adoption of Educational Technology [view paper] Mr. Steven R. Walk (Old Dominion University)
Tue. June 12, 2012 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Mission B
Session Description

Teaching mechatronic and programming principles using affordable embedded controllers and inexpensive robotics apparatus. Also, lessons learned teaching a Fundamentals of Engineering course.

  1. Moderated by Dr. Melvin L. Roberts P.E.
  1. Teaching Networked Embedded Control at the Two-year College Level [view paper] Prof. Gary J. Mullett (Springfield Technical Community College)
  2. Applications of Arduino Microcontroller in Student Projects in a Community College [view paper] George Tremberger Jr. (Queensborough Community College, CUNY), Raul Armendariz Ph.D. (Queensborough Community College, CUNY), Dr. Helio Takai (Brookhaven National Laboratory), Prof. Todd Holden (Queensborough Community College, CUNY), Prof. Shermane Austin (Medgar Evers College, CUNY), Dr. Leon P. Johnson (Medgar Evers College, CUNY), Dr. Paul J. Marchese (Queensborough Community College, CUNY), Dr. David H. Lieberman (Queensborough Community College, CUNY), and Prof. Tak Cheung (Queensborough Community College, CUNY)
  3. A Learning Module Using Engineering Design Process and Legacy Cycle for a Freshmen-level Robotic Class [view paper] Mr. Yan Xu (Del Mar College), Dr. Muhittin Yilmaz (Texas A&M University, Kingsville), Allen Babb (Texas A&M University, Kingsville), and Prof. Mohamed Abdelrahman (Texas A&M University, Kingsville)
  4. Hands-on Project-based Learning on a Shoestring Budget: You Don’t Have to Buy a Robotics Kit [view paper] Dr. Kimberly Grau Talley P.E. (Texas State University, San Marcos)
  5. An Innovative Approach to the Fundamentals of Engineering Course [view paper] Mr. Arthur F. Garcia Jr. P.E. (Palm Beach State College)
Technical · Women in Engineering Division
Tue. June 12, 2012 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM
San Antonio Convention Center, 214B
Session Description

This session includes papers reporting programs and results on the enhancement of student retention.

  1. Moderated by Ms. Catherine Didion and Dr. Muge Mukaddes Darwish
  1. On the Fence: The Influence of Protégé-Mentor Relationships on Women Doctoral Students' Academic Career Aspirations in Engineering [view paper] Dr. Diane Yu Gu (University of California, Los Angeles)
  2. Women in Mechanical Engineering: A Departmental Effort to Improve Recruitment, Retention, and Engagement of Women Students [view paper] Prof. Sriram Sundararajan (Iowa State University), Dr. Theodore J. Heindel (Iowa State University), Dr. Baskar Ganapathysubramanian (Iowa State University), and Shankar Subramaniam (Iowa State University)
  3. Retention Analysis of Women Engineering Students [view paper] Ms. Ann M. Blasick (Georgia Institute of Technology), Dr. Christine Valle (Georgia Institute of Technology), and Dr. John D. Leonard II (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  4. University Studies of Student Persistence in Engineering [view paper] Dr. Gretchen L. Hein (Michigan Technological University), Mrs. Kaitlyn J. Bunker (Affiliation unknown), Dr. Nilufer Onder (Michigan Technological University), Miss Raven Rachaun Rebb (Affiliation unknown), Dr. Laura E. Brown (Michigan Technological University), and Dr. Leonard J. Bohmann (Michigan Technological University)
Tue. June 12, 2012 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
San Antonio Convention Center, Ballroom C
Session Description

The new Main Plenary II is scheduled to feature presentations from a CMC Industry Leader and the President Elect, Walt Buchanan, and recognition of the Best Paper Award winners from 2011, including Best PIC Paper award winner and the Best Zone Paper award winner.

  1. Moderated by Dr. Walter W. Buchanan P.E.
Speakers
  1. Prof. Stephen R. Turns

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park

    BEST PAPER, PIC I

    Stephen R. Turns, Pennsylvania State University, University Park and Peggy Noel Van Meter, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

    Paper: Applying Knowledge from Educational Psychology and Cognitive Science to a First Course in Thermodynamics

  2. Prof. Betsy Palmer

    Montana State University

    BEST PAPER, PIC II

    Betsy Palmer, Montana State University; Patrick T. Terenzini, Pennsylvania State University, University Park; Ann F. McKenna, Arizona State University, Polytechnic Campus; Betty J. Harper, Pennsylvania State University, University Park; and Dan Merson, Pennsylvania State University

    Paper: Design in Context: Where Do the Engineers of 2020 Learn This Skill?

  3. Dr. Susan F Freeman

    Northeastern University

    BEST PAPER, PIC III

    Susan Freeman, Northeastern University; Richard Whalen, Northeastern University; Beverly Jaeger, Northeastern University; and Stanley M. Forman, Northeastern University

    Paper: Service-Learning vs. Learning Service in First-Year Engineering: If We Cannot Conduct First-Hand Service Projects, is it Still of Value?

  4. Dr. Michael J. Prince

    Bucknell University

    BEST PAPER, PIC IV

    Michael J. Prince, Bucknell University; Margot A. Vigeant, Bucknell University; and Katharyn E. K. Nottis, Bucknell University

    Paper: The Use of Inquiry-Based Activities to Repair Student Misconceptions Related to Heat, Energy and Temperature

  5. Dr. Gale Tenen Spak

    New Jersey Institute of Technology

    BEST PAPER, PIC V

    Gale Tenen Spak, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Peter Schmitt, Schmitt & Associates; and Cesar Bandera, Cell Podium

    Paper: m-Outreach for Engineering Continuing Education: A Model for University-Company Collaboration

  6. Prof. Rebecca A Bates

    Minnesota State University, Mankato

    BEST ZONE PAPER

    Rebecca A. Bates, Minnesota State University, Mankato
    Andrew Petersen, University of Toronto Mississauga

    Paper: Implementing Social Learning Strategies: Team Testing

  7. Prof. Betsy Palmer

    Montana State University

    BEST CONFERENCE PAPER

    Betsy Palmer, Montana State University; Patrick T. Terenzini, Pennsylvania State University, University Park; Ann F. McKenna, Arizona State University, Polytechnic Campus; Betty J. Harper, Pennsylvania State University, University Park; and Dan Merson, Pennsylvania State University

    Paper: Design in Context: Where Do the Engineers of 2020 Learn This Skill?

  8. Bobby Grant Crawford

    ASEE NATIONAL OUTSTANDING TEACHING RECIPIENT

    Col. Bobby Grant Crawford

    Director, Mechanical Engineering
    Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
    United States Military Academy

    Dr. Grant Crawford is a Colonel in the United States Army and the Director of the Mechanical Engineering Program at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. He graduated from West Point in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, earned a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1994, earned his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the Un ... (continued)

  9. Charles Volk

    Corporate Member Council Keynote Speaker

    Charles Volk
    Vice President and Chief Technologist
    Navigation Systems Division, Electronic Systems Sector
    Northrop Grumman Corporation

    Charles Volk is the vice president and chief technologist for the Navigation Systems Division (NSD). Volk provides overall leadership for developing technology roadmaps that support and enhance the business objectives of the division, including executive oversight and leadership in identifying emerging and disruptive technologies and guiding new technologies from development into production.

    Volk joined Litton Guidance and ... (continued)

  1. Best Paper PIC I: Applying Knowledge from Educational Psychology and Cognitive Science to a First Course in Thermodynamics [view paper] Prof. Stephen R. Turns (Pennsylvania State University, University Park)
  2. Best Paper PIC II: Design in Context: Where do the Engineers of 2020 Learn this Skill? [view paper] Prof. Betsy Palmer (Montana State University)
  3. Best Paper PIC III: Service-learning vs. Learning Service in First-year Engineering: If we cannot Conduct First-hand Service Projects, is it Still of Value? [view paper] Dr. Susan F. Freeman (Northeastern University)
  4. Best Paper PIC IV: The Use of Inquiry-based Activities to Repair Student Misconceptions Related to Heat, Energy, and Temperature [view paper] Dr. Michael J. Prince (Bucknell University)
  5. Best Paper PIC V: m-Outreach for Engineering Continuing Education: A Model for University-Company Collaboration [view paper] Dr. Gale Tenen Spak (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
  6. Best Zone Paper: Implementing Social Learning Strategies: Team Testing [view paper] Prof. Rebecca A. Bates (Minnesota State University, Mankato)
Tue. June 12, 2012 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
San Antonio Convention Center, 2012 Mobile Classroom - Exhibit Hall C
Session Description

The Renesas Quick Start Kit (QSK) is an inexpensive board with large features perfect for beginning to advanced classroom, lab, and project use. Designed for industry as well as education, QSKs provide an opportunity for students to work with the same tools professionals use from the #1 MCU company in the world. This session provides an overview of the Renesas 16-bit, RL78, and 32-bit, RX QSKs and their accompanying materials, including textbooks, reference and demo code, software tools, and classroom resources. Participants in this session with complete a short, hands-on lab using the RX QSK for M2 ... (continued)

Business · ASEE Board of Directors
Tue. June 12, 2012 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
San Antonio Convention Center, 2012 Mobile Classroom - Exhibit Hall C
Session Description

The Meet the Board Forum will be held in the Mobile Classroom on the Exhibit Hall Floor during the closing lunch.

Tue. June 12, 2012 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
San Antonio Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C
Session Description

Come see the industry's most innovative products and services and join your friends and colleagues for this complimentary lunch in the Exhibit Hall.

Poster · Chemical Engineering Division
Tue. June 12, 2012 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
San Antonio Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C
Session Description

This is the poster session for the Chemical Engineering Division.

  1. Moderated by Dr. Polly R. Piergiovanni
  1. Increasing the Spirality of Material and Energy Balances [view paper] Dr. S. Patrick Walton (Michigan State University) and Ms. Amanda Portis Malefyt (Michigan State University)
  2. Material and Energy Balances Taught in a Multidisciplinary Course [view paper] Dr. Michael A. Collura (University of New Haven) and Dr. W. David Harding (University of New Haven)
  3. Introductory Adsorption Laboratory Experiment [view paper] Dr. Polly R. Piergiovanni (Lafayette College)
Poster · Civil Engineering Division
Tue. June 12, 2012 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
San Antonio Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C
Session Description

This is the poster session for the Civil Engineering Division.

  1. Moderated by Dr. Andrea L Welker P.E.
  1. Kicking Out the Crutch: The Impact of Formula Sheets on Student Performance and Learning [view paper] Major Marc J. Sanborn P.E. (U.S. Military Academy), Major Kathryn T. Purchase (U.S. Military Academy), and Dr. Brock E. Barry P.E. (U.S. Military Academy)
  2. Analysis of the Sustainability Culture in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Programs [view paper] Ms. Maria Dawn Blevins (University of Utah) and Dr. Steven J. Burian (University of Utah)
  3. Professional Development for Sophomore Engineering Students [view paper] Dr. Edward F. Glynn P.E. (Villanova University) and Prof. Frank E. Falcone (Villanova University)
  4. A Full-scale Rubble-house Construction and Testing Project Powered by Undergraduate Student Volunteers Workforce [view paper] Dr. Fatih Oncul (Southern Polytechnic State University), Dr. Wasim Barham P.E. (Southern Polytechnic State University), and Dr. Metin Oguzmert P.E. (Southern Polytechnic State University)
  5. Use of a Driving Simulator to Enhance Learning Experience of Undergraduates in Highway Design [view paper] Dr. Dan Cernusca (Missouri University of Science & Technology) and Dr. Ghulam H. Bham PhD (Missouri University of Science & Technology)
  6. Implementing Self-Regulated Learning Process Model and Assessment for Facilitating Civil Engineering Students to Master Engineering Concepts [view paper] Prof. Wei Zheng (Jackson State University), Dr. HuiRu Shih P.E. (Jackson State University), Dr. Gordon W Skelton (Jackson State University), and Dr. Jianjun Yin (Affiliation unknown)
Poster · Computers in Education Division
Tue. June 12, 2012 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
San Antonio Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C
Session Description

Included with this session are "Work-in-Progress" papers describing research that is still in the process of development and/or implementation. All CoED posters will be judged during this session; the winner will receive the Woody Everett Award for Best Poster from the Division, consisting of a certificate and a cash prize.

  1. Moderated by Dr. James E. Lewis
  1. Work-in-Progress: Using Role-playing as a Training Technique for Faculty [view paper] Shreya Kothaneth (Virginia Tech), Ashley Robinson (Virginia Tech), and Dr. Catherine T. Amelink (Virginia Tech)
  2. Work-in-Progress: Authentic Data in the Science Classroom Using Google Maps (Grades 9-16) - A Model and Evaluation [view paper] Mr. David N Raizen (UMES), Dr. Abhijit Nagchaudhuri (University of Maryland, Eastern Shore), and Dr. Madhumi Mitra Ph.D (University of Maryland, Eastern Shore)
  3. Work-in-Progress: Creating an Intrusion Detection Experimental Environment Using Cloud-based Virtualization Technology [view paper] Mr. John M. Jones (East Carolina University) and Dr. Te-Shun Chou (East Carolina University)
  4. Work-in-Progress: Using Modern Mobile Technologies in STEM Education [view paper] xue zhang (Affiliation unknown), Mrs. Debbie Vogel (Sprint), Dr. Mahesh K. Banavar (Arizona State University), Miss Shuang Hu (Affiliation unknown), Prof. Andreas S. Spanias (Arizona State University), Dr. Photini Spanias (Affiliation unknown), and Jayaraman J. Thiagarajan (Arizona State University)
  5. Work-in-Progress: Towards the Development of a Model for Beneficial Use of Educational Technology through a Photovoltaics Engineering Website [view paper] Mrs. Katherine G. Nelson (Arizona State University), Dr. Jenefer Husman (Arizona State University), Mr. Refika Koseler (Affiliation unknown), and Dr. Stuart Graham Bowden (Arizona State University)
  6. Work-in-Progress: Programming Concept Visualization Using Flash Animations [view paper] Dr. Lin Li (Prairie View A&M University), Jaime Israel Juarez (Prairie View A&M University), and Prof. Yonggao Yang (Prairie View A&M University)
  7. Work-in-Progress: Integration of Hands-on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in Undergraduate Curriculum [view paper] Dr. Yogendra M. Panta (Youngstown State University), Dr. Hyun W. Kim (Youngstown State University), Param C Adhikari (Youngstown State University), and Mr. Sanket Aryal (Youngstown State University)
  8. Work-in-Progress: Graduate Student Perspectives on Using Tablet PCs and Associated Technologies [view paper] Miss JUDITH VIRGINIA GUTIERREZ (Affiliation unknown), Prof. Aurelio Lopez-Malo (Universidad de las Americas, Puebla), and Dr. Enrique Palou (Universidad de las Americas, Puebla)
  9. Work-in-Progress: Challenges to Developing Online Homework for Upper-level Engineering Courses [view paper] Cindy Stowell Ph.D. (Sapling Learning)
  10. Work-in-Progress: Linking a Geographically Distributed REU Program with Networking and Collaboration Tools [view paper] Dr. Thalia Anagnos (San Jose State University), Alicia L. Lyman-Holt (Oregon State University), and Dr. Sean P. Brophy (Purdue University, West Lafayette)
  11. Work in Progress - Teaching Hardware Implementation of Digital Signal Processing Algorithms on FPGAs [view paper] Dr. Nader Rafla (Boise State University)
Poster · Design in Engineering Education Division
Tue. June 12, 2012 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
San Antonio Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C
Session Description

This is the poster session for the Design in Engineering Education Division.

  1. Capstone Design Hub: Building the Capstone Design Community [view paper] Dr. Marie C. Paretti (Virginia Tech), Prof. Susannah Howe (Smith College), Prof. Steve Blair (University of Utah), Dr. Peter Rogers (Ohio State University), Prof. Junichi Kanai (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Dr. R. Keith Stanfill (University of Florida), and Dr. Glen A. Livesay (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology)
  2. A Custom-PCB Design for Microcontroller Education [view paper] Mr. Ryan Andrew Taylor (University of Alabama) and Dr. David Jeff Jackson (University of Alabama)
  3. The Newcomen Pumping Engine: A Capstone Design Project [view paper] Dr. Matthew A. Carr (U.S. Naval Academy), Michael V. Cristiano (Affiliation unknown), and Prof. Patrick Caton (U.S. Naval Academy)
  4. Attitude Control for Optimal Generation of Energy From Multiple Energy Sources [view paper] Prof. Ricardo G. Sanfelice (University of Arizona), Dr. Giampiero Campa (MathWorks), and Manuel Abraham Robles (University of Arizona)
  5. Designing Novel Nondestructive Attachment Methods: A Methodology and Application to Energy Harvesting Systems [view paper] Mr. Sumedh Inamdar (University of Texas, Austin), Krystian Zimowski (University of Texas, Austin), Lt. Col. Kevin A. Gibbons Ret. (U.S. Air Force Academy, NexOne, Inc., and CAStLE), Miss Brittany Rucker (U.S. Air Force Academy), Dr. Daniel D. Jensen (U.S. Air Force Academy), Prof. Kristin L. Wood (University of Texas, Austin), and Dr. Richard H. Crawford (University of Texas, Austin)
  6. Implementation of a New Mechanical Engineering Propulsion Detail Design Capstone Course [view paper] Prof. Brenda A. Haven (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott), Prof. Michael Kenneth Fabian (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University), Mr. Alexander James Herring (General Electric - Aviation), Marissa Pinnola (Purdue University), and Mr. Devan Berg (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
  7. Lessons Learned from Starting an SAE Baja Program in a Small Liberal Arts College [view paper] Dr. David Che (Geneva College), Mr. David Allen Clark (Geneva College), Dr. David W. Shaw (Geneva College), and Dr. James S. Gidley (Geneva College)
  8. A Faculty Adviser’s Perspective on Developing an SAE Baja Program [view paper] Dr. Robert A. Marlor (Northern Michigan University)
  9. An Overview of Existing Power Electronics Courses [view paper] Dr. Florian Misoc (Southern Polytechnic State University) and Prof. Jeff Wagner (Southern Polytechnic State University)
  10. Cultivating T-shaped Engineers for 21st Century: Experiences in China [view paper] Miss Jingshan Wu (Zhejiang University), Prof. Xiaodong Zou (Zhejiang University), and Ms. Hanbing Kong (Zhejiang University)
Poster · Educational Research and Methods Division
Tue. June 12, 2012 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
San Antonio Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C
Session Description

This is the poster session for the Educational Research and Methods Division.

  1. Graduate Students: Influential Agents of Social Capital for Engineering Undergraduate Researchers [view paper] Dr. Julie P. Martin (Clemson University), Matthew K. Miller (Clemson University), and Dr. Marian S. Kennedy (Clemson University)
  2. A Study on the Effectiveness of Team-Based Oral Examinations in an Undergraduate Engineering Course [view paper] Mrs. Lisa K. Davids (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach)
  3. Development of the Teaching Engineering Self-Efficacy Scale (TESS) for K-12 Teachers [view paper] Dr. So Yoon Yoon (Purdue University, West Lafayette), Mr. Miles Griffin Evans (), and Dr. Johannes Strobel (Purdue University, West Lafayette)
  4. Perspectives on the Learning Environment: Classroom Culture and Social Transactions at an HBCU [view paper] Ms. Afiya C. Fredericks (Howard University), Dr. Lorraine N. Fleming P.E. (Howard University), Ms. Jennifer O. Burrell (Howard University), and Dr. Ashley R. Griffin (Howard University)
Poster · Electrical and Computer Division
Tue. June 12, 2012 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
San Antonio Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C
Session Description

This session features posters on topics of interest to electrical and computer engineering educators.

  1. Moderated by Dr. Ali Eydgahi and Dr. Diane T. Rover
  1. Critical Thinking in Electrical and Computer Engineering [view paper] Dr. James Graham (University of Louisville), Dr. Karla Conn Welch (University of Louisville), Dr. Jeffrey Lloyd Hieb (University of Louisville), and Dr. Shamus McNamara (University of Louisville)
  2. Increasing Hands-on Laboratory Equipment Experience via Rotation of Notebook Recording Duties [view paper] Dr. Peter Mark Jansson P.E. (Bucknell University) and Dr. David Kelley (Bucknell University)
  3. Electromagnetics Misconceptions: How Common Are These Amongst First- and Second-year Electrical Engineering Students? [view paper] Dr. Chris Smaill (University of Auckland) and Dr. Gerard Rowe (University of Auckland)
  4. Undergraduate Research Experiences Using FPGAs [view paper] Prof. David H. Hoe (University of Texas, Tyler)
  5. VisiBoole: Transforming Digital Logic Education [view paper] Prof. John J. Devore (Kansas State University) and Dr. David L. Soldan (Kansas State University)
  6. Conceptual Understanding of Resistive Electric Circuits Among First-year Engineering Students [view paper] Ms. Deepika Sangam (Purdue University, West Lafayette) and Prof. Brent K. Jesiek (Purdue University, West Lafayette)
  7. Identifying the Core Conceptual Framework of Digital Logic [view paper] Dr. Geoffrey L. Herman (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) and Prof. Michael C. Loui (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
  8. Exposing High School Students to Concurrent Programming Principles Using Video Game Scripting Engines [view paper] Mr. Michael Steffen (Iowa State University) and Prof. Joseph Zambreno (Iowa State University)
  9. Introducing Laboratories with Soft Processor Cores Using FPGAs into the Computer Engineering Curriculum [view paper] Prof. David Henry Hoe (University of Texas, Tyler)
  10. Development of a New Power System Course: Power System Analysis Using Advanced Software [view paper] Dr. Yuan Liao (University of Kentucky)
  11. Comparative Study of the Functionality and Cost Effectiveness of Electronic Laboratory Virtual Instrumentations [view paper] Dr. Lars K. Hansen (University of Texas, San Antonio), Mr. Keith Gerard Delahoussaye Jr. (University of Texas, San Antonio ), and Prof. Ruyan Guo (University of Texas, San Antonio)
  12. Development of a Dynamic Curriculum for Wireless Communications: Addressing the Required Workforce for Wireless Industry and Academia [view paper] Dr. Seyed A. (Reza) Zekavat (Michigan Technological University), Dr. Cheryl Q. Li (University of New Haven), and Dr. Saurav Pathak (Affiliation unknown)
Poster · Energy Conversion and Conservation Division
Tue. June 12, 2012 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
San Antonio Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C
Session Description

Poster session for the Energy Conversion and Conservation Division.

  1. Moderated by Dr. Herbert L. Hess P.E.
  1. Study of a Photo-voltaic (PV) System Using Excel: Economic Analysis, Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization [view paper] Mr. Constantine Nicholas Tzouanas (Affiliation unknown) and Dr. Vassilios Tzouanas (University of Houston, Downtown)
  2. Small-scale Smart Grid Construction and Analysis [view paper] Mr. Nick J. Surface (University of Kansas), Mr. Bryan Anthony Strecker (University of Kansas), Mr. Jonathan M. S. Mattson (University of Kansas), and Dr. Christopher D. Depcik (Affiliation unknown)
Technical · Energy Conversion and Conservation Division
Tue. June 12, 2012 12:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Toyota Texas Manufactory Plant
Session Description

Ticketed event: $30.00
Enhance your ASEE conference experience by taking the Toyota Texas Manufacturing plant tour. You will hear and see just what goes into the manufacturing of the Toyota Tundra and Tacoma as they roll off the line each day. This is Toyota’s newest manufacturing facility in North America.

Toyota tour guides will take us through 2.2 million square feet of the facility. First, you will be taken into the Body Weld Shop. Here you will watch a team of computer-controlled robots use state-of-the-art technology to weld stamp steel pieces together. Next, you will move into the Plastics Shop. This is where c ... (continued)

  1. Moderated by Dr. Herbert L. Hess P.E.
Poster · Engineering Technology Division
Tue. June 12, 2012 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
San Antonio Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C
Session Description

This is the poster session for the Engineering Technology Division.

  1. The Rubber Band Rule and Other Innovative Techniques to Teach Introductory Circuit Analysis [view paper] Prof. James E. Globig (University of Dayton) and Prof. Michael J. Kozak (University of Dayton)
Business · Environmental Engineering Division
Tue. June 12, 2012 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
San Antonio Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C
Session Description

Environmental Engineering Division business meeting.

Poster · First-Year Programs Division
Tue. June 12, 2012 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
San Antonio Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C
Session Description

This session features First-year Programs Division posters on a wide range of topics covering projects, initiatives, and research important in first-year engineering programs.

  1. Moderated by Dr. Richard Whalen
  1. A First-year Design Project Software Tool to Emphasize Problem Solving with Computer Programming in the Design Process [view paper] Dr. Clifford A. Whitfield (Ohio State University), Dustin W. West (Ohio State University), Lowell Toms P.E. (Ohio State University), and Dr. John A. Merrill (Ohio State University)
  2. Promoting Student Connections and Retention Through an On-campus Residential Learning Community for First-year Underrepresented and Low-income Students [view paper] Dr. Jess W. Everett (Rowan University) and Dr. Patricia Dee Zobel (Rowan University)
  3. Chocolate Challenge: The Motivational Effects of Optional Projects in an Introductory Engineering Class [view paper] Dr. John Reap (Virginia Tech), Dr. Holly M. Matusovich (Virginia Tech), and Miss Rachel A. Louis (Virginia Tech)
  4. "OMG! That's What an Engineer Does?": Freshmen Developing a Personal Identity as an Engineer [view paper] Stephen Rippon (Arizona State University), Dr. James Collofello (Arizona State University), and Ms. Robin R. Hammond (Arizona State University)
  5. Leveling the Playing Field: Preparing Students for Calculus [view paper] Prof. Deborah Worley (University of North Dakota), Dr. Jeremiah J. Neubert (University of North Dakota), Dr. Naima DUPE Kaabouch (University of North Dakota), and Dr. Mohammad DUPE Khavanin (University of North Dakota)
  6. A Coursework Plan for Improving Skills Necessary for Successful Capstone Projects [view paper] Dr. Jaby Mohammed (Petroleum Institute) and Dr. Nicholas J. Dimmitt (Petroleum Institute)
  7. The Teacher Effect: Explaining Retention Gains in First-year Engineering Projects Courses [view paper] Dr. Daniel Knight (University of Colorado, Boulder), Dr. Beverly Louie (University of Colorado, Boulder), and Miss Jordan Michelle Hornback (University of Colorado at Boulder)
  8. Study of the Students of a Summer 2007 Engineering Bridge Program [view paper] Dr. William Berg (University of Texas, Brownsville)
Poster · International Division
Tue. June 12, 2012 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
San Antonio Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C
Session Description

Papers discuss various topics in engineering education. Authors present, and their papers examine various topics in program developments, exchanges, technical course developments, globalization, partnerships, collaborations and Interactions, faculty, program exchange, case studies, and student design for the developing world.

  1. Moderated by Prof. Melany M. Ciampi and Prof. Claudio da Rocha Brito
  1. Exploratory Investigations in using Remotely Operated Vehicles to Ground Truth Underwater Resources Identified from Remotely Sensed Aerial Imagery [view paper] Mr. Xavier Shastri Domnique Henry (University of Maryland, Eastern Shore), Dr. Abhijit Nagchaudhuri (University of Maryland, Eastern Shore), and Dr. Madhumi Mitra Ph.D. (University of Maryland, Eastern Shore)
  2. Glazing Made Simple: A Decision Support System Tool Using MS Excel VBA [view paper] Mr. Asaad Mohamed (Auburn University), Ms. Emily Reynolds (Auburn University), Dr. Chetan S. Sankar (Auburn University), Dr. P.K. Raju (Laboratory for Innovative Technology & Engineering Education (LITEE)), and Mr. Nanda Kumar B.S. (Affiliation unknown)
  3. Renewable Energy Summer Program [view paper] Oxana S. Pantchenko (University of California, Santa Cruz), Philip Jackson (Affiliation unknown), Dr. Michael S. Isaacson (University of California, Santa Cruz), and Prof. Ali DUPE Shakouri (Purdue University)
  4. Moving Towards Global Competency for Engineering Students Through Travel and Classroom Lectures [view paper] Dr. Nick M. Safai (Salt Lake Community College) and Mr. Christopher F. Thompson S.M.ASCE (Salt Lake Community College)
Poster · K-12 & Pre-College Engineering Division
Tue. June 12, 2012 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
San Antonio Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C
Session Description

Here you will find an interesting mix of posters that address many aspects of K-12/pre-college engineering. Come walk, talk, and learn. You can't get the opportunity to glean as much information in as little time anywhere else!

  1. Moderated by Dr. Laura Bottomley
  1. Introducing Aerospace Engineering to Middle and High School Students: Techniques that Help Them Learn While Having Fun [view paper] Dr. Adeel Khalid (Southern Polytechnic State University)
  2. Engineer Your World: An Innovative Approach to Developing a High School Engineering Design Course [view paper] Ms. Cheryl Farmer (UTeachEngineering), Dr. David T. Allen (University of Texas, Austin), Dr. Leema Kuhn Berland (University of Texas, Austin), Dr. Richard H. Crawford (University of Texas, Austin), and Ms. Lisa Guerra (NASA )
  3. University/Industry Led Transportation Focused Weekend Outreach Programs for 7th-12th Grade Girls: A Context Focused Framework [view paper] Dr. Kristina M. Fields (University of Wisconsin, Platteville), Ms. Tammy J. Salmon-Stephens (University of Wisconsin, Platteville), Ms. Elizabeth Ann Holden (University of Wisconsin, Platteville), and Kim M. Lobdell P.E. (KL Engineering, Inc.)
  4. Evaluating the Acquisition of Engineering Confidence and Skills Through Robotics [view paper] Alyssa M. Batula (Drexel University), T. William Mather (Drexel University), Gabe Carryon (Drexel University), Dr. Stuart Surrey (Philadelphia High School for Girls), Mr. Daniel Edward Ueda (Central High School), Prof. Youngmoo Kim (Drexel University), and Dr. Adam K. Fontecchio (Drexel University)
  5. Change in Elementary Student Conceptions of Engineering Following an Intervention as Seen from the Draw-an-Engineer Test [view paper] Mr. Ronald L. Carr (Purdue University) and Prof. Heidi A. Diefes-Dux (Purdue University, West Lafayette)
  6. Engineering Teaching Kits, Experiments, and Demonstrations as Part of Workshops for Teachers to Facilitate Learning of Science and Engineering [view paper] Miss Caridad Cruz (Universidad de las Americas, Puebla), Ms. Lourdes Gazca (American University in Puebla, Mexico), Prof. Aurelio Lopez-Malo (Universidad de las Americas, Puebla), and Dr. Enrique Palou (Universidad de las Americas, Puebla)
  7. K-Career Directions for Women [view paper] Dr. Stacy S. Klein-Gardner (Vanderbilt University and Harpeth Hall School)
  8. Do High School Computer and AP Courses and SAT Test Scores Help Students Choose STEM Majors in College? [view paper] Dr. Alpaslan Sahin (AggieSTEM Center at Texas A&M University), Dr. James R. Morgan (Texas A&M University), and Mr. Niyazi Erdogan (Texas A&M University)
  9. Using Robotics to Promote Learning in Elementary Grades [view paper] Mr. Akim Faisal (Polytechnic Institute of New York University), Dr. Vikram Kapila (Polytechnic Institute of New York University), and Dr. Magued G. Iskander P.E. (Polytechnic Institute of New York University)
  10. Preparing Middle and High School Students for Conducting Postsecondary Academic Research [view paper] Dr. Adrian Lee (Central Illinois Technology and Education Research Institute)

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