Technical Session 1

Monday, March 11th, from 10:00 – 11:20 a.m.

Technical SessionPaper IDPaper TitleAuthor(s)TimeModeratorRoom
1-1: Civil & Construction Engineering41001“Work in Progress: Redesigning of a Computing Course…”Shahnam Navaee10:00 – 10:16 a.m.M. A. Karim104
40916“Benefits of a Decade Dedicated to FE Preparation”Charles Newhouse, Kacie D’Alessandro, Matthew Swenty10:16 – 10:32 a.m.
40878“Developing a Quantitative Methods Course…”David S. Greenburg, William J. Davis, James Righter, and Eva Singleton10:32 – 10:48 a.m.
40925“Restructuring VMI Civil and Environmental Engineering Labs…”Tanjina Afrin, Matthew Swenty, Rebekah Martin, and Charles Newhouse10:48 – 11:04 a.m.
40842“Improving Construction Site Safety by Incident Reporting…”Da Hu, Sultan Al Shafian, and Sanjeev Adhikari11:04 – 11:20 a.m.
1-2: High Impact Practices40885“Infusing Data Analytics Skills into Project-Based Learning…”Xiang Zhao, Showkat Chowdhury, and Tamara Chowdhury10:00 – 10:16 a.m.Natalia Cardelino105
40895“Teaching Computational Thinking Using Open-Source, HIP…”Rami Haddad and Salman Siddiqui10:16 – 10:32 a.m.
40850“Program Evaluation of an International… Service-Learning Experience”Sarah Bauer, Adaline Buerck, Hannah Nabi, and Bremen Vance10:32 – 10:48 a.m.
40909“The Educational Benefits of Operating a Service-Learning Course…”Evelyn Boyd, David Vaughn, Jeffery Plumblee, and Bridget Trogden10:48 – 11:04 a.m.
40906“Experiential Service Learning… in the Dominican Republic”Natalia Cardelino and Laura Moody11:04 – 11:20 a.m.
1-3: Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer41003“Development of a Real-World Thermodynamics Course Project”Morgan Green10:00 – 10:16 a.m.Nancy Moore106
40995“Utilization of Recorded Student Narrated Solutions of Homework…”Robert Gill10:16 – 10:32 a.m.
40876“Examination of Combustion Processes Using a Rankine Cycler”Chuck Margraves and Samuel Mossbeck10:32 – 10:48 a.m.
40992“Numeric Tolerances in Online Learning Management Platforms…”David Calamas10:48 – 11:04 a.m.
40948“Motivations of Students in a Thermodynamics Course”Nancy Moore and Aaron Smith11:04 – 11:20 a.m.
1-4: Laboratories40880“… Development of a Laboratory for Three-Point Bending Tests on 3D Printed Samples”Arash Afshar, Dorina Mihut, David Sellers, Emily Schmidt, and Erin Parker10:00 – 10:16 a.m.Greg Mazzaro107
40834“Virtual Laboratories for Vibrations and Mechanisms and Machines Courses”Ayse Tekes, Lucas Schwenck, Andrea Esquen, and Richard Woods10:16 – 10:32 a.m.
40951“…Integrating Virtual Laboratory with In-Person Laboratory Class”Jayhyun Kwon and Adam Kaplan10:32 – 10:48 a.m.
40848“Model Research Experience for Undergraduate Biology Labs Using Microalgae”April Kay, Bradley Harris, and Stephanie Philipp10:48 – 11:04 a.m.
40873“Mini-Laboratory Activities to Reinforce Counter-Intuitive Principles…”Gregory Mazzaro11:04 – 11:20 a.m.
1-5: Capstones40923“Capstone Design Courses Managed in an MS Teams Framework”Byron Pardue, Sally Pardue10:00 – 10:16 a.m.Mostafa Batouli108
40955“Automation of the Capstone Team Formulation Process”“Wayne Johnson, Roger Hilten, Kevin Wu, and Jorge Devora”10:16 – 10:32 a.m.
40882“Assigning Individualized Grades on a Team Capstone Project”“Gafar Elamin, Nathan Washuta, James Righter, and Kevin Skenes”10:32 – 10:48 a.m.
40921“The Conversion of Capstone Senior Design to a Two-Semester Format”Chau Tran10:48 – 11:04 a.m.
40994“Modified K-12 Instructional Methods for Diverse Learners Applied to an … Senior Design Course”Cameron Coates11:04 – 11:20 a.m.

Technical Session 2

Monday, March 11th, from 2:00 – 3:20 p.m.

Technical SessionPaper IDPaper TitleAuthor(s)TimeModeratorRoom
2-1: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science40913“Creating Hardware-Accessible Learning with the Robotarium and Block Coding”Tyler Kinner, Sean Wilson, and Avaye Raj Dawadi2:00 – 2:16 p.m.Adam Barnes104
40914“Development of an Open-Education Resource Laboratory Manual for Digital Design Course”Rami Haddad, Mohammad Abdul Ahad, and Thomas Murphy2:16 – 2:32 p.m.
40871“Fostering Computational Thinking in Freshman Electrical Engineering Students through a Micro:Bit Code Project”Sylmaire Davila-Montero2:32 – 2:48 p.m.
40899“Embedded Design during Trying Times”Daren Wilcox2:48 – 3:04 p.m.
40917“Progressive Insights in Use of Machine Learning to Support Student Engagement Diversity: The XYZ EduOwl chatbot”Ali Keyvanfar, Arezou Shafaghat, Mohammad Jonaidi, Hoseoen Lee, and Craig Chinn3:04 – 3:20 p.m.
2-2: First-Year Engineering Education40892“Investigating Performance in First-Year Engineering Programs as a Predictor of Future Academic Success”Alexa Andershock2:00 – 2:16 p.m.Nahid Vesali105
40987“The Engineering Design Process: An Introduction to Engineering Students using the Tower Bridge Project”Felix Ewere2:16 – 2:32 p.m.
40863“An Active Learning Case-Study Approach to Introduction to Civil Engineering” Stephanie Laughton and Timothy Wood2:32 – 2:48 p.m.
40890“Navigating the First Year: Adapting Engineering Education for Diverse Student Personalities”Mazen Hussein2:48 – 3:04 p.m.
40866“The Eclectic Reader for Introduction to Engineering”Timothy Wood, Gregory Mazzaro, and Kevin Skenes3:04 – 3:20 p.m.
2-3: Communication & Ethics40928“The Bioengineering Professional Persona: A New Communication-Intensive Course for a New Program in a New-ish College of Engineering”John Brocato2:00 – 2:16 p.m.Todd Schweisinger106
40867“Where Political Affiliation and Sustainability Meet: A Study of Undergraduate Engineering Students’ Career Choices”Shabnam Wahed and Andrew Katz2:16 – 2:32 p.m.
40858“Speaker Nonverbal Unintentionality: An Open Pose Intervention for Engineering Students”Luke LeFebvre, Jerzy JaRomczyk, Mike Allen, Leah Lefebvre, George Tan, Mai Dao, and Andrew Tapia2:32 – 2:48 p.m.
40903“Engineers as Agents of Technological Change: Ethical Challenges of Technology Adoption”Steven Wright2:48 – 3:04 p.m.
40898“Supporting Teaching and Learning in Engineering Disciplines in an Evolving Leadership Role”Adeel Khalid3:04 – 3:20 p.m.
2-4: Curriculum Development I40952“The Role of Pairing Sustainability with Innovation Driven Learning: Observation on the Application of the Engineering-for-One-Planet Framework…”Pedro Arce, Dipendra Wagle, Andrea Arce-Trigatt, and Robby Sanders2:00 – 2:16 p.m.Eva Singleton107
40831“Study of Students’ Prior Statistical Knowledge and Attitude”Simon Ghanat2:16 – 2:32 p.m.
41002“Guiding Students in Determining Fluid Velocity Profiles: A Practitioner Research Study…”Pedro Arce, Hoda Ghassab, Priyanka Mahajan, and Andrea Arce-Trigatti2:32 – 2:48 p.m.
40901“Implementing Entrepreneurial Mindset Learning Activities in Several Engineering Courses”Deirdre Ragan and Simon Ghanat2:48 – 3:04 p.m.
40936“Project Management Principles for Engineers: A Course Module”Eva Singleton3:04 – 3:20 p.m.
2-5: K-12, STEM, and Outreach40912“Game-Based Immersive Learning for Education: Empowering Autistic High School Students…”Karen Nix and Cheryl Seals2:00 – 2:16 p.m.Priya Goeser108
40870“Virtual Exchange Embedded in a STEM Summer Camp Improved United States High School Students’ Awareness of Filipino Culture”Matthew Traum, Tonika Jones, Jodi Doher, Kurtis Gurley, Jeremy Waisome, and Adrienne Provost2:16 – 2:32 p.m.
40935“Ethics Case Study Project: Broadening STEM Participation by Normalizing Immersion of Diverse Groups in Peer to Near Peer Collaborations”“Brian Aufderheide, LaNika Barnes, Otsebele Nare, Garrick Louis, and Daniel Fairley”2:32 – 2:48 p.m.
40889“Instructor-Facing Graphical User Interface for Micro-Credential Designation and Refinement in STEM Curricula”Paul Amruso, Ozlem Garibay, Laurie Campbell, and Ronald DeMara2:48 – 3:04 p.m.
40869“An Initial Perspective on the Implementation of an Engineering Ambassador Program”Priya Goeser and Thomas Murphy3:04 – 3:20 p.m.

Technical Session 3

Monday, March 11th, from 3:40 – 5:00 p.m.

Technical SessionPaper IDPaper TitleAuthor(s)TimeModeratorRoom
3-1: AI40929“Using Generative AI as an Active Learning Tool to Refine Professional Engineering Skills”Bryn Seabrook3:40 – 3:56 p.m.David Calamas104
40907“Preparing for ChatGPT: Comparing Student Attitudes on Generative AI in Contrasting Class Instruction”Amy Barton and Jon Grimes3:56 – 4:12 p.m.
41027“Generative AI as an Educational Resource”Stephen Strain, Andrew Watson, and Matthew Hale4:12 – 4:28 p.m.
40940“Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Applications in Engineering Project Management: Developing A Course Module”Nahid Vesali, David Greenburg, Mostafa Batouli, Eva Singleton, and Andrew Williams4:28 – 4:44 p.m.
40993“Student and Instructor Feedback on an AI-Assisted Grading Tool”David Calamas4:44 – 5:00 p.m.
3-2: Metacognitive, Critical Thinking41033“Transforming STEM Education through Inquiry-Based Collaborative Approach: Examination of Metacognition and Cognitive Presence”Ioulia Rytikova, Larisa Olesova, Mihai Boicu, and Harry Foxwell3:40 – 3:56 p.m.John Brocato105
40864“Discussion Questions as Metacognitive Exercises”Autar Kaw and Renee Clark3:56 – 4:12 p.m.
40981“Improving Undergraduate Success Through Effective Critical Thinking”Nathan Ledezma4:12 – 4:28 p.m.
41034“Examining Differences of Metacognition between STEM and non-STEM Students in Engineering Education, Education”Ioulia Rytikova, Larisa Olesova, Ayesha Sadaf, Mihai Boicu, and Harry Foxwell4:28 – 4:44 p.m.
41030“WIP Nurturing Novice Researchers: An Exploration of Undergraduate Student Experiences in a Creativity Inquiry Research Class”Elizabeth Flanagan, Kassidy Maron, Angelina Cotto, Isha Raj, Ben Fields, Elijah Wilbanks, and Karen High4:44 – 5:00 p.m.
3-3: Curriculum Development II40860“Student-Centered Learning: A Mixed Modality Course Redesign Approach with Innovative Teaching Techniques”Ruba Alamad and Garima Banerjee3:40 – 3:56 p.m.Dimitra Michalaka106
40989“Optimizing Instructor Office Hours for Enhanced Student Success: A Post-Pandemic Perspective in Undergraduate Engineering Education”Adam Kaplan, Jayhyun3:56 – 4:12 p.m.
40934“Nonlinear Multiple Input Multiple Output Process as a Final Project: Bringing Motivation to the Control Classroom”Brian Aufderheide and Makeda Wilkes4:12 – 4:28 p.m.
40933“Work-in-Progress Study on the Impact of Study Sheet Quality on Academic Performance: A Case Study in an “Engineered Systems in Society” Course Examination”Isaac Dunmoye, Vincent Fakiyesi, Wayne Johnson, and Dominik May4:28 – 4:44 p.m.
40968“The Success of Three-Attempt Testing on Students Learning Outcomes Despite the Deliverance by Different Faculty in an Engineering Course: Dynamics”Marino Nader and Qiushi Fu4:44 – 5:00 p.m.
3-4: DEI40957“Students’ Appreciation for Diversity through Culture-Inspired Project Activities”Raghu Pucha and Shivani Kundalia3:40 – 3:56 p.m.Sally Pardue107
40859“Innovative Engineering Technology Program development to improve Diversity and Inclusion through Industry Partnerships in Kentucky”Phillip Lee and David Parsley3:56 – 4:12 p.m.
40891“Augmented Reality: Bridging the Inclusivity Gap in Engineering Graphics Education through Spatial Skills Enhancement”Lulu Sun, Magesh Chandramouli, and Kai Chew4:12 – 4:28 p.m.
40886“Community Cultural Wealth from an Engineering and Science Education Department”Tim Ransom, Randi Sims, and Jessica Manning4:28 – 4:44 p.m.
41007“Intersectional Approach to Inclusive Mentorship of Women in Engineering Disciplines”Jennifer Brown, Marshal Rice, and Karen High4:44 – 5:00 p.m.
3-5: Biomedical, Mechanical, and Engineering Technology40954“Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering Framework to Develop a Senior Capstone Design Project: A Biomedical Mechatronics Engineering Case Study”David Guerra-Zubiaga, Paul Forsberg, Fadi Hantouli, Amin Esmaeili, and Griselda Compean3:40 – 3:56 p.m.Roniesha Worthy108
40908“Proposed Course of Advanced Decision-Making Methods for Undergraduate Students”Javad Khazaii, Ali Khazaei, and Aaron Adams3:56 – 4:12 p.m.
40961“Framework for Closing Workforce Knowledge Gap Through Engineering Education”Sunanda Dissanayake and Tien Yee4:12 – 4:28 p.m.
40911“Experiences from a Cross-Disciplinary Student Project: Biosensor Enclosure Design and Build”Rahul Renu and Paul Zwiers4:44 – 5:00 p.m.
4:44 – 5:00 p.m.

Technical Session 4

Tuesday, March 12th, from 10:20 – 11:40 a.m.

Technical SessionPaper IDPaper TitleAuthor(s)TimeModeratorRoom
4-1: Mechanical Engineering40980“Understanding Wear Performance: New Mechanical Engineering Laboratory Design”Dorina Mihut, Stephen Hill, Arash Afshar, David Sellers, Emily Schmidt, Erin Parker, and Jada Farrell10:20 – 10:36 a.m.James Righter104
40977“Work In Progress: Improving Mechanical Engineering Students’ Programming Skills Through Hands-On Learning Activities Designed in MATLAB Live Editor”Ayse Tekes, Razvan Voicu, and Coskun Tekes10:36 – 10:52 a.m.
40872“Mechanical Engineering Curriculum Development from Perspectives of Undergraduate Students: ME Senior Exit Survey”Gang Liu10:52 – 11:08 a.m.
40956“Design and Development of Machine Learning Projects for Engineering Students”Arash Afshar, Dorina Mihut, and Michael Sweeney11:08 – 11:24 a.m.
11:24 – 11:40 a.m.
4-2: Internships, Jobs, and Enrollment41005“A Preliminary Investigation: Student Summer Internship Activities”Dimitra Michalaka and Stephanie Laughton10:20 – 10:36 a.m.Stephanie Laughton105
40988“The Role of Core Self-Evaluation in Graduating Engineering Students’ Job Search”Robert Keyser, Lin Li, and Maia Keith10:36 – 10:52 a.m.
40884“University Student Enrollments during the Next Decade”George Ford, Saeed Rokooei10:52 – 11:08 a.m.
40900“Scholarships and Academic Support for Minority Student Success”Showkat Chowdhury, Xiang Zhao, and Tamara Chowdhury11:08 – 11:24 a.m.
41002“MTSU’s Experimental Vehicle Program’s Outreach Events with an Emphasis on Recruitment”Saeed Foroudastan and Lillian Hardin11:24 – 11:40 a.m.
4-3: Art, Music, Meditation, and Other40893“Utilizing Art Exhibits as a Low-Stakes Activity to Improve Teamwork Experiences”Amy Gruss and Nicholas Clegorne10:20 – 10:36 a.m.Jeff Davis106
41029“Exploring the Impact of CM-II Meditation on Stress Levels in College Students through HRV Analysis”Sreekanth Gopi, Nasrin Dehbozorgi, and Abdullah Al Hafiz Khan10:36 – 10:52 a.m.
41025“Enhanced Speech Recognition via A TensorFlow-Powered Lip Reading Model for Educational Applications”Mourya Teja Kunuku and Nasrin Dehbozorgi10:52 – 11:08 a.m.
40910“Evolution of a Survey for Self-Reported Engineering Design Space Exploration Tendency”Rahul Renu, Andrew Lance, Gregory Mocko, and Venkat Jakka11:08 – 11:24 a.m.
40904“Employing Music as an Entry Point into Classes”Jeff Davis, Simon Ghanat, and Ronald Welch11:24 – 11:40 a.m.
4-4: Digital Tools, Technology, and Other40868“Mapping and Impact of Digital Learning Tools Designed to Support Engineering Pre-Transfer Students”Kristin Frady and Randi Sims10:20 – 10:36 a.m.Kweku Brown107
40874“An Interactive E-Learning Authoring Tool for Online Course Creation: Utility, Challenges and Opportunities”Kenneth Sands and Min Jae Suh10:36 – 10:52 a.m.
40838“Accelerating Army Tactical Innovation: A Five-way University-Military-Government-Nonprofit Collaboration to Speed Soldier-Ideated Technology Development”Amit Jariwala, Christopher Aliperti, Randal Emert, Arwen DeCostanza, and Matthew Traum10:52 – 11:08 a.m.
40879“The Cotton Gin and The Westward Expansion: AI Concepts in Middle School Social Studies”Zonila Robinson , John Mativo, and Ramana Pidaparti11:08 – 11:24 a.m.
11:24 – 11:40 a.m.