Dr. Ricky Castles is an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering at East Carolina University. He is primarily affiliated with the ECU Electrical Engineering concentration. His research work focuses on the use of wireless sensor networks, microcontrollers, and physiological data collection for a variety of applications. He is also interested in engineering education research including leadership development, broadening participating, and opportunities for first generation college students.
Dr. Brown is Director of Extension Research and Development at North Carolina State University. She works for Industry Expansion Solutions, the extension arm of the NC State College of Engineering. Most of her research is in the area of applying industrial engineering techniques to health care process improvement. However, she also does research in the area of STEM education. Dr. Brown has published education-related research in INFORMS Transactions on Education, Proceedings of the 2009 ASEE National Meeting, and Proceedings of the 2008 ASEE Southeast Section Meeting. While working at East Carolina University, she was PI on an NSF S-STEM grant in the amount of $599k. She is currently PI on a $443k NSF ATE Coordination Network grant focused on technician training at the convergences of robotics/automation and cybersecurity.
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