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Using Thermocouple, Thermistor, And Digital Sensors To Characterize The Thermal Wake Below Ascending Weather Balloons, Erick Agrimson, Kaye Smith, Rachel Newman, Kassandra Surma, Maggie Singerhouse, Britany Craig, Marilyn McNamara, James Flaten, Alex Pratt, Stephanie Wegner, Joe Dillon 2015 St. Catherine University

Using Thermocouple, Thermistor, And Digital Sensors To Characterize The Thermal Wake Below Ascending Weather Balloons, Erick Agrimson, Kaye Smith, Rachel Newman, Kassandra Surma, Maggie Singerhouse, Britany Craig, Marilyn Mcnamara, James Flaten, Alex Pratt, Stephanie Wegner, Joe Dillon

2015 Academic High Altitude Conference

In this paper we present additional results from our on-going research effort to characterize the thermal wake that trails below ascending latex weather balloons on flights into the stratosphere; a wake which interferes with the ability of temperature sensors in payload boxes hanging from the balloon (and hence enveloped by the wake) to correctly measure the ambient temperature of the atmosphere through which the balloon is ascending. A “wake boom” is used to measure temperature variations up to 1.5 m horizontally from varying distances directly below the neck of the balloon. Results to date agree with the literature that ...


Discovering Factors Affecting Student Retention In Computer Science At Cal Poly, Diane Eykholt 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Discovering Factors Affecting Student Retention In Computer Science At Cal Poly, Diane Eykholt

Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies

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Efficacy Of Replacing Ti Launchpad With Pyboard In Cpe 329 Curriculum, Anthony Miller, Dominic Romualdo 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Efficacy Of Replacing Ti Launchpad With Pyboard In Cpe 329 Curriculum, Anthony Miller, Dominic Romualdo

Computer Engineering

The goal of the current project was to determine if the PyBoard microcontroller is a suitable replacement for the Texas Instruments MSP-430 Launchpad in the Computer Engineering 329 Microcontrollers class at Cal Poly. The major projects from CPE 329 where attempted using the PyBoard in place of the MSP-430. The PyBoard was found to be a powerful and fairly capable platform for learning to develop embedded systems. Some of the benefits of the PyBoard were found to be it's ease of rapid prototyping, a fairly large collection of libraries with useful tools for microcontrollers, and many powerful abstractions that ...


Ensc 300 (Energy Seminar) Annotated Bibliography, Supplementary Reading, Adam Liska 2015 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Ensc 300 (Energy Seminar) Annotated Bibliography, Supplementary Reading, Adam Liska

Adam Liska Papers

Innovation
Sociology of Innovation, Business, & Work
Sustainable Business Strategy
Leadership
Science, Engineering, & Business History
Economics
Energy, Business, & Environmental Policy
Climate Change & Insurance
Education
Ethics

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A Study On The Micro Electro-Discharge Machining Of Aerospace Materials, Mychal-Drew Moses 2015 Western Kentucky University

A Study On The Micro Electro-Discharge Machining Of Aerospace Materials, Mychal-Drew Moses

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) is a non-traditional machining process that uses hundreds of thousands of minute electrical sparks per second to machine any electrically conductive material, no matter the hardness or how delicate it is. EDM allows a much greater range of design possibilities, unconstrained from the traditional machining processes, in which material is removed mechanically by either rotating the cutting tool or the work piece. Shapes that were impossible to machine by any other method, such as deep, precision, square holes and slots with sharp inside corners, are readily produced. It provides accurate geometries in high- aspect ratio holes ...


Math, Science, And Engineering Integration In A High School Engineering Course: A Qualitative Study, Clara G. Valtorta, Leema K. Berland 2015 University of Texas at Austin

Math, Science, And Engineering Integration In A High School Engineering Course: A Qualitative Study, Clara G. Valtorta, Leema K. Berland

Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER)

Engineering in K-12 classrooms has been receiving expanding emphasis in the United States. The integration of science, mathematics, and engineering is a benefit and goal of K-12 engineering; however, current empirical research on the efficacy of K-12 science, mathematics, and engineering integration is limited. This study adds to this growing field, using discourse analysis techniques to examine whether and why students integrate math and science concepts into their engineering design work. The study focuses on student work during a unit from a high school engineering course. Video data were collected during the unit and were used to identify episodes of ...


Beyond Blackboards: Engaging Underserved Middle School Students In Engineering, Sarah Blanchard, Justina Judy, Chandra Muller, Richard H. Crawford, Anthony J. Petrosino, Christina K. White, Fu-An Lin, Kristin L. Wood 2015 University of Texas at Austin

Beyond Blackboards: Engaging Underserved Middle School Students In Engineering, Sarah Blanchard, Justina Judy, Chandra Muller, Richard H. Crawford, Anthony J. Petrosino, Christina K. White, Fu-An Lin, Kristin L. Wood

Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER)

Beyond Blackboards is an inquiry-centered, after-school program designed to enhance middle school students’ engagement with engineering through design-based experiences focused on the 21st Century Engineering Challenges. Set within a predominantly lowincome, majority-minority community, our study aims to investigate the impact of Beyond Blackboards on students’ interest in and understanding of engineering, as well as their ability to align their educational and career plans. We compare participants’ and nonparticipants’ questionnaire responses before the implementation and at the end of the program’s first academic year. Statistically significant findings indicate a school-wide increase in students’ interest in engineering careers, supporting a shift ...


Early Career Faculty Data Management Workshop Materials, Megan Sapp Nelson 2015 Purdue University

Early Career Faculty Data Management Workshop Materials, Megan Sapp Nelson

Data Information Literacy Case Study Directory

These materials were developed to assist a cohort of early career engineering education faculty to critically consider aspects of data management that they may implement in their developing research groups. These materials were used in the context of a two hour workshop and one hour brownbag. In the brownbag, the results of the Data Information Literacy research grant were discussed as they may be relevant to the early career faculty. The faculty then completed a self-assessment to identify their weak areas of data management and their personal priorities for data management. The two hour workshop was then conducted to assist ...


An Extensible Technology Framework For Cyber Security Education, Frank Jordan Sheen 2015 Brigham Young University - Provo

An Extensible Technology Framework For Cyber Security Education, Frank Jordan Sheen

All Theses and Dissertations

Cyber security education has evolved over the last decade to include new methods of teaching and technology to prepare students. Instructors in this field of study often deal with a subject matter that has rigid principles, but changing ways of applying those principles. This makes maintaining courses difficult. This case study explored the kind of teaching methods, technology, and means used to explain these concepts. This study shows that generally, cyber security courses require more time to keep up to date. It also evaluates one effort, the NxSecLab, on how it attempted to relieve the administrative issues in teaching these ...


Introduction To Engineering For Seventh Graders, Ariana Chae 2015 Olin College of Engineering

Introduction To Engineering For Seventh Graders, Ariana Chae

2015 AHS Capstone Projects

For my AHS Capstone project, I was invited to teach in a seventh grade classroom at the Fuller Middle School in Framingham, MA. I taught seven class sessions, dividing them into four parts to do a crash-course in various types of engineering. Two classes were spent teaching computer programming concepts using Scratch, two classes involved learning about circuits through MaKey MaKeys, one class was spent on a design exercise to encourage creativity and designing for real people, and two classes involved an active build where each student built their own custom standing desk converter using cardboard. The lesson plans and ...


The Numerical Analysis Of Flow Field On Warship Deck, Innovative Research Publications IRP India, Kwan Ouyang, Reui-Kuo Lin, Sheng-Ju Wu, Wen-Hann Sheu 2015 Innovative Research Publications

The Numerical Analysis Of Flow Field On Warship Deck, Innovative Research Publications Irp India, Kwan Ouyang, Reui-Kuo Lin, Sheng-Ju Wu, Wen-Hann Sheu

Innovative Research Publications IRP India

This study aims to simulate the exhaust flow field of ship by the method of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) concerning with the interference by exhaust temperature, shape of stack and rolling angles etc.. In this research wind tunnel test for a corvette has been performed to attain associated experimental data, which were used as a reference basis. During simulation process several configurations of stacks have been selected, and combining with various rolling angles, exhaust temperatures and velocities, we have generated numerous cases from which the diffusion paths and temperature distribution of the exhaust flow field can be clearly observed and ...


Visualizing Relationships Between Related Variables: Improving Physics Education Through D3.Js Network Visualizations, Stephanie Friend 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Visualizing Relationships Between Related Variables: Improving Physics Education Through D3.Js Network Visualizations, Stephanie Friend

Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies

phiMap is a web application started by Cal Poly professors and students to aid professors in teaching physics. I developed Javascript visualizations for phiMap that serve to simplify the processes of both teaching and learning physics. These visualizations aim to present relationships between physics variables in an easy to understand manner, and they could eventually have a huge impact on physics education.


An Investigation Of The Impact Of A Flipped Classroom Instructional Approach On High School Students' Content Knowledge And Attitudes Toward The Learning Environment, Matthew R. Bell 2015 Brigham Young University - Provo

An Investigation Of The Impact Of A Flipped Classroom Instructional Approach On High School Students' Content Knowledge And Attitudes Toward The Learning Environment, Matthew R. Bell

All Theses and Dissertations

The idea of the “flipped classroom” is a relatively new concept in education that has become increasingly popular. Instructors who flip their classrooms reverse the roles of school work and homework by recording video lectures for students to watch before coming to class. Students then work on their homework in the classroom while the instructor is present to help them. Very little research has been done on the effectiveness of the flipped classroom to determine if students can perform better on exams by learning in a flipped classroom environment, especially for high school demographics. The purpose of this research is ...


Nanohub.Org: A Gateway To Undergraduate Simulation-Based Research In Materials Science And Related Fields, Tanya A. Faltens, Peter A. Bermel, Amanda Buckles, K Anna Douglas, Alejandro H. Strachan, Lynn K. Zentner, Gerhard Klimeck 2015 Purdue University

Nanohub.Org: A Gateway To Undergraduate Simulation-Based Research In Materials Science And Related Fields, Tanya A. Faltens, Peter A. Bermel, Amanda Buckles, K Anna Douglas, Alejandro H. Strachan, Lynn K. Zentner, Gerhard Klimeck

Birck and NCN Publications

Our future engineers and scientists will likely be required to use advanced simulations to solve many of tomorrow's challenges in nanotechnology. To prepare students to meet this need, the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) provides simulation-focused research experiences for undergraduates at an early point in their educational path, to increase the likelihood that they will ultimately complete a doctoral program. The NCN summer research program currently serves over 20 undergraduate students per year who are recruited nationwide, and selected by NCN and the faculty for aptitude in their chosen field within STEM, as well as complementary skills such as ...


Perceptions Of Agricultural College Students On The Relationship Between Quality And Safety In Agricultural Work Environments, Sai K. Ramaswamy, Gretchen A. Mosher 2015 Iowa State University

Perceptions Of Agricultural College Students On The Relationship Between Quality And Safety In Agricultural Work Environments, Sai K. Ramaswamy, Gretchen A. Mosher

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Agriculture is a high-hazard industry that employs a large number of young workers below the age of 25. Recent studies have documented a strong positive correlation between quality management in agriculture and occupational safety as perceived by agricultural workers. Younger workers have been found to be at higher risk for occupational injuries and fatalities in agriculture. Furthermore, college students in agriculture have minimal exposure to safety and quality management principles in their coursework and thus may not be aware that the two concepts are associated. Little research has studied how young workers perceive the relationship between safety and quality and ...


Successful Paths To Becoming A Lean Organization In The Construction Industry, Robert D. Warcup 2015 Utah State University

Successful Paths To Becoming A Lean Organization In The Construction Industry, Robert D. Warcup

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Lean construction is considered a valuable solution for the declining productivity of the construction industry. This study seeks to answer the general research question: What does it take to become lean? The research explored the possible paths to becoming lean by examining the journeys of three successful lean construction firms in the U.S. The results are intended to assist other construction firms with their own transformations. This study is especially useful to executives and management because it describes the cultural transformation process of each participating company, the expectations of company employees, and the best practices that each company employed ...


Persistence Of Engineering Undergraduates At A Public Research University, Matthew Meyer 2015 Utah State University

Persistence Of Engineering Undergraduates At A Public Research University, Matthew Meyer

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This mixed-methodological study determined which factors contributed to undergraduate student attrition, and evaluated reasons ten undergraduate engineering students failed to complete their engineering degree at a major western research university. Institutional data were collected on engineering students over a multi-year period. These data were separated into groups of engineering students who persisted to the Junior year of their undergraduate engineering program (persisters), and those students who left their engineering program before their Junior year (nonpersisters). A quantitative analysis comparing these two groups of students uncovered significant predictors of persistence/nonpersistence in the engineering program. Qualitative inquiry was used to identify ...


African American Female Engineering Students' Persistence In Stereotype-Threatening Environments: A Critical Race Theory Perspective, Stacie LeSure Gregory 2015 Utah State University

African American Female Engineering Students' Persistence In Stereotype-Threatening Environments: A Critical Race Theory Perspective, Stacie Lesure Gregory

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Due to the social context of engineering classrooms, stereotype threat (STT) may play an essential role in the dearth of African American females in engineering. Empirical studies have confirmed the deleterious effects STT has on students' performance. However, acceptance of STT as more than a laboratory phenomenon necessitates an in-depth understanding of how stigmatized groups experience being socially devalued and negatively stereotyped. In this qualitative investigation, Intersectionality and the Critical Race Theory tenet of counter-storytelling were applied to capture the voices of 10 African American women to comprehend how they resisted or overcame STT and persisted in engineering degree programs ...


Classroom Exercise: Intro To Mechanical And Industrial Engineering, Erin Baker 2015 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Classroom Exercise: Intro To Mechanical And Industrial Engineering, Erin Baker

Sustainability Education Resources

This classroom exercise was developed for Introduction to Mechanical and Industrial Engineering; Engineering Sustainability: Energy and the Environment. This is a freshman class with a class size of about 200. It is intended to get students to think critically about energy in the economy; to recognize the power of technological change; and to inspire them to work toward solving climate change.


Teaching Would-Be Ip Lawyers To "Speak Engineer": An Interdisciplinary Module To Teach New Intellectual Property Attorneys To Work Across Disciplines, Cynthia Laury Dahl 2015 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Teaching Would-Be Ip Lawyers To "Speak Engineer": An Interdisciplinary Module To Teach New Intellectual Property Attorneys To Work Across Disciplines, Cynthia Laury Dahl

Faculty Scholarship

More than ever before, law school graduates interested in business law enter a workforce where they must effectively interface with professionals from other disciplines. Yet there are precious few opportunities in law school for students to practice the skills required to perform on an interdisciplinary team. This is especially true regarding mixed teams of law and technical students.

This essay explores a model for integrating an interdisciplinary practicum module into a free-standing class. The module challenges teams of law and engineering students to work together to perform a prior art search, interview an inventor, and draft patent claims over a ...


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