2019 STEAM Education PROCEEDINGS

ISSN 2333-4916 CD ROM | ISSN 2333-4908 ONLINE

AL-JANABI, MUSTAFA

University/Organization

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio

Title

Human Rights and Democracy between Thought and Practice in the Modern History of The Arab World

Synopsis:

Deliberating upon human rights and democracy is meaningless in the political and economic experience of our Arab world. The greatest suffering of democracy in the Arab world is evidenced by the stark contrast between the era of the masses and the continued search for the charismatic political figure or the loyal leader, as well as between the modern era of ultra-soft technology and the mentality of tribal sectarianism of the nomadic community, which still influences the values of that society.

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BALDWIN, LAINIE ET AL & HOLBEIN, JENNIFER

University/Organization

Department of Exercise Science
St. Olaf College
Northfield, Minnesota

Title

Modeling Education through Interdepartmental Collaboration with Dance and Exercise Science Majors

Synopsis:

At many colleges and universities, research in exercise science has transitioned to focus on how movement impacts human health and well-being. This poster provides an overview of how St. Olaf College integrated various public health strategies into their exercise science instruction, research, and outreach efforts. One particular area that emerged was the development of a program in dance education through the lens of exercise science students in a directed undergraduate research project.

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BECCAR-VARELA & MARIA P. ET AL

University/Organization

Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas

Computational Science Program
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas

Department of Mathematical Sciences and Computational Science Program
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas

Title

Analytic Solutions for Third Order Ordinary Differential Equations

Synopsis:

This work studies an analytic approach for solving higher order ordinary differential equations (ODEs). We develop alternate techniques for solving third order ODEs and discuss possible generalizations to higher order ODEs. The techniques are effective for solving complex ODEs and could be used in other application of sciences such as physics, engineering, and applied sciences.

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BOEKEMA, CAROLUS & MORANTE, CARLOS & GHORBANI, ELAHEH

University/Organization

Department of Physics & Astronomy
San José State University
San José, California

Title

Applied Field Dependences of Local Magnetic Fields in Single Fe O3 4 Crystals

Synopsis:

The internal fields in single crystals of magnetite (Fe O ) have been previously studied through muon-spin rotation (μSR). By Maximum-Entropy (ME) μSR, [2] we have analyzed μSR Fe O3 4 data with external field parallel to the <111>, <110> or <100> axis. Our MEμSR field-dependent studies lead to a better understanding of the local magnetism and conduction mechanism in this Mott-Wigner glass.

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BOLTON, NATALIE

University/Organization

Department of Educational Sciences and Professional Programs
University of Missouri-St. Louis
Missouri

Title

Embedding High Quality Assessment Practices with Pre-K-12 Classroom Assessments

Synopsis:

Teachers (Pre-K-12) are rarely trained with any depth and prepared to develop high quality assessments or determine if the assessments they are using are of high quality (Stiggins, 2014). Therefore, investing time training and preparing Pre-K-12 teachers to conduct quality assessment of student learning is needed. Regulatory, accreditation, and funding agencies require Pre-K-12 education institutions to demonstrate that their students have mastered course/grade level content outcomes. Assessment practices that best allow students in Pre-K-12 education programs to know they have mastered course/grade level outcomes, in addition to instructional decisions that teachers should make in order for students to learn to what degree they have mastered
course/grade level outcomes are addressed. A case study with an international Pre-K-12 United States accredited, independent, non-profit school that offers a rigorous U.S. curriculum to evaluate teacher understanding in implementing high quality assessment practices school highlights the need for teacher professional learning to be implemented and monitored to improve student learning outcomes. Methods and techniques must be taught and used by teachers to support this enhanced vision of assessment. The case study highlights that teachers need opportunities to demonstrate, study, critique, and refine their assessment practices. Formative and summative assessment must both be valued and implemented to promote and implement a high-quality assessment system and have confident and independent learners.

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BROWN, SEDONNA

University/Organization

School of Nursing
College of Health and Human Services
Salisbury University
Salisbury, Maryland

Title

Current Issues in Supervision: Cultivating Adjunct Nursing Faculty for Clinical Supervision

Synopsis:

A common practice in nursing programs is the use of expert clinical practicing nurses in the clinical setting to educate and prepare future novice nurses for entry into professional nursing practice. Nursing programs struggle to maintain consistent clinical adjunct nursing faculty members to instruct nursing students in the clinical environment to support program goals. Nursing programs can utilize a number of strategies to cultivate clinical adjunct nursing faculty in nursing education.

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BUGAYONG, PATRISHA P. ET AL

University/Organization

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Benedictine College
Atchison, Kansas

Title

Incorporating a Service-Learning Component in an Organic Chemistry Laboratory Course of a Small Liberal Arts College

Synopsis:

Service learning (SL) has been progressively introduced into various curricula in the past years but has gained implementation fairly recently in the organic chemistry laboratory. In our case, we’ve incorporated service-learning into a second-year undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory course (organic chemistry I and II), wherein undergraduate organic chemistry students teach students from secondary schools (high schools) in the community a variety of organic chemistry experiments.

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CAMPBELL, ROBERT ET AL

University/Organization

Okanagan School of Education
University of British Columbia
Kelowna, British Columbia
Canada

Title

Indigenous Themes in STEAM: Co-reflecting and Co-constructing in Teacher Education

Synopsis:

Instructors at a small university campus in British Columbia, Canada were tasked with developing and delivering a new teacher education course in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). To align with provincial curriculum mandates and university and faculty strategic plans, the instructors integrated Indigenous themes into the STEAM components. Action research methods were used to evaluate the design of the STEAM course and the Indigenous themes within it. The Indigenous themes are presented and discussed in this paper as well as the overall design, development, and evaluation of the course. A later portion of this study will examine pre-service teacher candidates’ perceptions of the inclusion of Indigenous themes and instructional strategies into the STEAM block.

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CAMPBELL, SANTIBA & GIBSON, WILLIETTA

University/Organization

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Bennett College
Greensboro, North Carolina

Department of STEM
Bennett College
Greensboro, North Carolina

Title

Fostering a Research Identity across a Small Liberal Art College

Synopsis:

This paper will explore strategies developed and implemented on the campus of a private, historically Black liberal arts college for women, to increase student interest, engagement and academic achievement through the facilitation of research-based collaborations across the disciplines on campus. This included approaches involving faculty development, curricular enhancement and other on-campus partnerships that affect student engagement.

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CANKAYA, EBRU CELIKEL & ODEKIRK, DYLAN

University/Organization

Department of Computer Science
University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, Texas

Title

Creating Effective and Efficient User Dashboards Through Dynamic Customization and Well-Designed Webpage Visualization

Synopsis:

This work presents the design and implementation of a fully functional student dashboard software that promises to facilitate a generic university information system in an efficient and effective way. Our project also serves as a didactic platform as it walks through the steps of developing software from a software engineering perspective. To verify its validity and enhanced features, we compare the performance of our work with similar software available.

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CIOC, CARMEN ET AL

University/Organization

Engineering Technology Department
The University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio

Educational Foundation & Leadership Department
The University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio

Educational Foundation & Leadership Department
The University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio

Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering Department
The University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio

Title

Using Peer Assisted Learning in an Engineering Technology Course

Synopsis:

The Engineering Mechanics Statics course is one of the fundamental courses in our Mechanical Engineering Technology program and is a prerequisite course for the Strengths of Materials and Dynamics courses. The primary objective of the course is to provide the ability to investigate and solve trusses, frames, and mechanisms under static equilibrium conditions. A good understanding of these concepts is essential for solving a wide range of mechanics problems.

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CLARK II, CLAYTON ET AL

University/Organization

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Florida A&M University
Tallahassee, Florida

Title

Exposure of Traditionally Underrepresented Students to STEM Research as Incentive to Major in STEM Disciplines

Synopsis:

The Program of Excellence in STEM (PE-STEM) at Florida A&M University (FAMU) is a program designed to address this issue, especially a Historically Black College and/or University (HBCU). PE-STEM in its sixth year and was specially designed to increase the number of traditionally underrepresented students recruited to, retained in, and graduating from STEM majors by participation in STEM-related research activities.

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DAIGO, YUUKI & TOYAMA, MASAO

University/Organization

Faculty of Social Systems Science
Chiba Institute of Technology
Narashino, Chiba
Japan

Title

Devolpment of Board Game for The Promotion of Food Education Based on the The Study of Project Based Learning

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DEMISSIE, EMANUEL ET AL

University/Organization

National Human Genome Center
Howard University
Washington, DC

Title

In-Silico Analysis of SIRT1 Genetic Polymorphisms and Their Potential Role in Inflammatory Response

Synopsis:

This research project aims to investigate how genetic polymorphisms within African Americans predispose them to inflammatory diseases such as cancer when coupled with a violent/traumatic environment.ary.

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EADDY, STARR & PETERSON, EDI

University/Organization

Biology & Health Sciences
St. Francis College
Brooklyn Heights , New York

Title

Verbal De-escalation in the Classroom

Synopsis:

Academic institutions are increasingly populated by a small but significant group of students, including those living with a mental or behavioral illness who engage in disruptive or maladaptive behaviors. This highly interactive workshop provides faculty and staff with the tools to manage, redirect and de-escalate disruptive behaviors using the same proven verbal techniques as crisis interveners and hostage negotiators. Open to all academic professionals, no prior training necessary.

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EGGEN, ROGER & EGGEN, MAURICE

University/Organization

School of Computing – Information Science
University of North Florida
Jacksonville, Florida

Computer Science Department
Trinity University
San Antonio, Texas

Title

Python: Threads or Processes

Synopsis:

With the advent of multi-core processors, parallel processing has become common; even economy lap top computers and cell phones are quad core. Professional programmers need to be aware of the underlying functionality of the operating system and language support in order to maximize program execution efficiency. This paper examines the impact of the global lock (GIL) on the interpreter for python and threads compared to processes.

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GARRISON, MARK & HU, XIAOYAN

University/Organization

Department of Mathematics
Middle Georgia State University
McRae, Georgia

Title

Diophantine Equations Revisited (Solutions to Diophantine Equations)

Synopsis:

This paper will examine solutions to Diophantine equations (equations of the form ax+by=c where a,b,c,x,y are integers) and present possibly a more suitable solution for introductory students of mathematics using the slope concept of linear equations.

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GHORBANI, ELAHEH ET AL

University/Organization

Department of Physics & Astronomy
San José State University
San José, California

Title

2-Dimensional Frustration Modeling

Synopsis:

Computational frustration modeling can be used to study systems such as spin glasses and cuprate vortex states. Frustration is due to competing and random interactions. Our general model can be mapped into a harmonic-oscillator model or an Ising model. Monte Carlo simulations are used to study frustration relaxation in a 2-dimensional lattice.

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GLIADKOVSKY, KIRILL

University/Organization

Music Department
Saddleback College
Mission Viejo, California

Title

Raising Young Stars – Russian Music/Arts/Performing Arts Education System and State Support for The Arts vs Alternative Systems in Other Parts of The World – Their Success Stories and Challenges

Synopsis:

A lecture on the traditions of engaging millions of children in the arts and developing outstanding music/dance/arts stars in the process, as well as how this is closely related to the music/arts education system and general nurturing of the arts in Russia. Comparison to
music/arts education and support systems in other areas of the world – Europe, Asia, North and South America, their pros and cons. Describes establishment, development, current state and influence abroad of the celebrated Russian Music School, including world-renown Moscow and St. Petersburg Conservatories and schools for Gifted Children. Other related arts and their educational systems in Russia are described, as well. Discusses some specifics, such as course and lessons organization, competitiveness, curriculum, requirements for students. Summarizes the best approaches from different systems. Q and A session at the end.

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HANLY, TAMSIN

University/Organization

Education and Māori Departments
University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand

Title

A Critical Decolonised Aotearoa New Zealand Curriculum in Action

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HANYUU, SORA & TOYAMA, MASAO

University/Organization

Faculty of Social Systems Science
Chiba Institute of Technology
Narashino, Chiba
Japan

Title

Case Study on Threat of Personal Information Outflow in SNS

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HINE, JOANNE & BERLIN, ROWENA

University/Organization

Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority

Department of Science
Cannon Hill Anglican College
Brisbane, Queensland
Australia

Title

Blurring the Lines: Spotlight on Art and Science in a Subject Called Flight

Synopsis:

A case study of a cross curricular subject that challenges junior secondary students to work
collaboratively to solve a real world problem through inquiry learning Using knowledge and
skills that transcend Art, Media Arts and Science, students are empowered to fail and employ
critical thinking to learn from their mistakes Student’s perceive improvement in resilience,
risk taking and reduced anxiety

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HUNTER, MELODIE & THOMAS, MICHAEL

University/Organization

Department of Biology
Howard University
Washington, DC

Title

Identifying Potential Roles for Sin3a as a Metastasis Suppressor in E1B55k-deleted Ad Infected Cells

Synopsis:

The main goal of this project is to identify ways in which the gene Sin3a, a known metastasis suppressor in triple negative breast cancer cell lines, can suppress metastasis in other cell lines treated with E1B55K-deleted virus. We do this as another step into identifying therapies and additional treatment options for patients with metastatic disease, as they currently have limited treatment options available to them.

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IHAMÄKI, PIRITA & HELJAKKA, KATRİİNA

University/Organization

Prizztech, Ltd.
Pori, Finland

Degree Program of Cultural Production and Landscape Studies
University of Turku
Pori, Finland

Title

Internet of Play – Testing Augmented Playful Learning Through the Flipped Classroom Approach

Synopsis:

This study explores the relation between learning experiences of preschool children and an Augmented Reality application used in connection to a geocaching trail. We have created a game-based learning environment based on the treasure hunt of the geocaching game that utilizes Augmented Reality (AR) technology. By using this game-based learning environment and the Flipped Classroom approach as a conceptual framework in understanding the emerging role of augmented learning experiences in the preschool context, we have conducted play-tests with preschool-aged children. Our aim is to understand which kind of elements the Internet of Play, as in an augmented game-based learning environment contextualized on a geocaching trail affords, in terms of enjoyment, motivation and opportunities for playful learning.

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KARGARMOAKHAR, MARAL & ROSS, MONIQUE & HAZARI, ZAHRA & WEISS, MARK ALLEN & GEORGIOPOULOS, MICHAEL & CHRISTENSEN, KEN

University/Organization

Computing and Information Sciences
Florida International University

Art, Sciences and Education
Florida International University

Engineering and Computer Science
University of Central Florida

Computer Science and Engineering
University of South Florida

Title

Influences of Friends and Family on Women’s Pursuit of Computing: A Sequential Explanatory Design

Synopsis:

The participation of female students in STEM majors, particularly computing and engineering, has remained low. In this study, our goal is to understand the most important factors influencing female students towards computing majors. We studied the impact of family and friends on four different racial groups including White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian students who chose computing majors (n=1650). The results of the study indicated friends had a positive significant role on White female students’ major decisions.

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KLIM, ZDZISLAW & SKOREK, ADAM

University/Organization

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Canada

Title

Cyber Security Risk Assessment for the Continuing Airworthiness

Synopsis:

The basic role of the Cyber Security Risk Assessment within the Airworthiness Security Process is to provide an evidence that the security measures implemented into aircraft systems are enough to mitigate the risk to an acceptable level. To establish that the cyber security risk of the aircraft is acceptable, the likelihood and the severity of the threat conditions are considered, and the conclusion based on the risk matrix is driven when the cyber security risk is acceptable or not.

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LEE, HUNG YING & CHUNG, CHI-YANG & YANG, FAN

University/Organization

Department of Sport
National Taiwan Normal University
Taipei City 106
Taiwan

College of Education
Jinggangshan University
Ji An City, Jiangxi Province
China

College of Education
Shanghai Normal University
Shanghai, Xuhui District
China

Title

Research on Virtual Reality-based Badminton Teaching in Physical Education Courses

Synopsis:

This research is to explore the effectiveness of Virtual Reality Assisted badminton instruction in physical course, with discussion on difficulties teacher may encounter into and their responses. With qualitative method, researchers found best practices including: “rehearsal and getting key points”, “adjusting gesture and mastering the knack”, “collaboration and inter-assisting”, and “promoting initiative and enhancing learning” and related measures to overcome the difficulties.

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LIDSTER, SUSAN

University/Organization

School of Education
Thompson Rivers University
Kamloops, British Columbia
Canada

China

Title

Enhancing the Work Environment for Pre-Service and Novice School Counsellors

Synopsis:

This paper details an action research study conducted in our local school district. All of the participants were practicing school counsellors. The aim of the study was to identify the top job-related stressors for school counsellors so that ways to manage these are developed and included in pre-service school counsellor training programs.

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MARIANI, MARIA C. ET AL

University/Organization

Department of Mathematical Sciences and Computational Science Program
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas

Computational Science Program
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas

Title

Statistical Data Mining Algorithms for the Prognosis of Diabetes and Autism

Synopsis:

The early detection of these diseases could help the prognosis and chance of survival significantly. This manuscript is devoted to the application of Machine Learning (ML) technique to Diabetes and Autism disease data. Several important variables that cause diabetes and autism disease are studied in this work. We propose three supervised machine learning (ML) techniques, which can predict with great accuracy the likelihood of diabetes and autism in patients. These techniques allow computers to learn and to order the important variables that causes the diseases. We predict the test data based on the key variables and compute the prediction accuracy using the Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curve to train a good classifier. The results suggest that the ML techniques are effective in classifying the patients regarding diabetes and autism disorder. Similar methodology can also be applied to other diseases such as Cancer and Heart Disease data.

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MASUDA, SHOMA & TOYAMA, MASAO

University/Organization

Faculty of Social Systems Science
Chiba Institute of Technology
Narashino, Chiba
Japan

Title

A Comparative Study of Dentsu and Hakuhod0 Using SWOT and Financial Analysis

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MEEL, DAVID ET AL

University/Organization

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio

Title

Students in ACTION: The Great Icosahedron Challenge

Synopsis:

This presentation illustrates with pictures and words the trials and tribulations of a group of six freshman math and science education majors at Bowling Green State University as they embarked on attempting to build a 3D no-sew icosahedron quilt. Starting with an ill-defined idea and particular constraints, the students had to investigate the necessary mathematics, develop appropriate mathematical models and translate the mathematics into an actual 3D mathematical art piece.

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MOCHIZUKI, HAJIME

University/Organization

Institute of Global Studies
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Tokyo, Japan

Title

Investigation of Words in a Japanese Closed Caption TV Corpus

Synopsis:

For Japanese learners, we describe the specific details of TV program vocabulary and investigate what kinds of words are necessary for understanding the contents of TV scripts. We use our closed caption TV corpus over 1 billion words in size for the investigation of vocabulary. In this paper we will show different word statistics from various viewpoints such as the difference in years and the difference in parts-of-speech.

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NAKANO, AMI & TOYAMA, MASAO

University/Organization

Faculty of Social Systems Science
Chiba Institute of Technology
Narashino, Chiba
Japan

Title

Case Study on Product Promotion Methods in Retail Stores

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NASH, JENNIFER & FUNKE, JENNIFER

University/Organization

College of Education
Dakota State University
Madison, South Dakota

Title

Designing STEM Learning Using the BSCS 5E Instructional Model

Synopsis:

Although many educators are interested in implementing STEM, they often are unsure how to get started. This paper will share how a middle school teacher and a university professor collaborated to use the BSCS 5E Instructional Model to develop and teach a design unit to 8th-grade students. This paper suggests that using the 5E Instructional Model is an effective strategy to design, adjust, and personalize STEM curriculum.

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NGUYEN, VICTORIA ET AL & PERGAMI, PAOLA ET AL

University/Organization

Department of Biology
Howard University, Washington, DC

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Howard University, Washington, DC

College of Medicine
Howard University, Washington, DC

Children’s National Medical Center
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Children’s National Medical Center
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Washington, DC

Children’s National Medical Center
Washington, DC

Title

Examining the Features of Mobile Health Applications Geared Towards Chronic Migraines: Content Analysis

Synopsis:

Over 300,000 mobile health applications are currently available to address a variety of health initiatives including a significant number focused on headache. Due to the volume of headache applications with no established method for content regulation, it remains a challenge to find a user-friendly experience that provides clinically relevant content. Patients utilize results from online queries to identify headache management applications. The purpose of this study is to investigate headache applications identified from popular search queries and analyze their headache management features in hopes to improve existing and future headache management applications.

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ODITA, TONY ET AL

University/Organization

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Morgan State University
Baltimore, Maryland

Title

Application of Model Based Systems Engineering in Aerospace Case Study By using MADe Software

Synopsis:

In this project, two MSU engineering students are engaged in the investigation into the application of MADe (a reliability and systems engineering study software) to spacecraft subsystems development, under the guidance of Dr. Chen and NASA reliability engineers at Goddard Space Flight Center. The goal is to apply the software in the subsystems development of spacecraft such as sounding rockets in order to improve the process efficiency and understanding between various subsystems groups.

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PARKER, MARY JO

University/Organization

Department of Natural Sciences
Scholars Academy in the College of Sciences and Technology
University of Houston-Downtown
Houston, Texas

Title

A System of Activity-Based STEM Leadership Development

Synopsis:

University of Houston-Downtown’s Scholars Academy utilizes several mechanisms throughout the collegiate careers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors to purposefully, and intentionally, train undergraduates in the development of leadership skills. The belief that leadership is learned works to develop people and work groups encourages a flexible approach for leadership training. This coordinated effort offers a template for others working with undergraduates and embedded leadership development efforts. Focus on two grant-funded leadership development initiatives provides details of the activities undertaken while informing undergraduate attitudes and perceived levels of leadership capacity.

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RACHEV, RUMEN & CHAN, YVONNE Y.F.

University/Organization

Colab – Creative Technologies
AUT University
Auckland, New Zealand

Title

Managing the Creative Empire: The Advantages of Being Artsy

Synopsis:

This paper discusses collaborative practice within creative industries and the socio-technical benefits of being ‘artsy’ with an entrepreneurial mindset, rather than focusing on short-term financial predictions. Riding the ever-rising wave of the arts, it is imperative to acknowledge that the creative empire is hungry for fresh intellect and innovative minds, and STEAM is heading towards quenching the thirst for pioneering practices.

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SASA, AIKA & TOYAMA, MASAO

University/Organization

Faculty of Social Systems Science
Chiba Institute of Technology
Narashino, Chiba
Japan

Title

Research on Advertising Effect by Distribution of Goods

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SCHERER, RACHEL

University/Organization

University of North Texas
Denton, Texas

Title

The Benefits of Using Simulation Based Training (SBT) to Improve Safety in the
Classroom and Work Force

Synopsis:

Simulation Based Training (SBT) in education refers to such labeled activities as gaming, gamification, 3D environmental training, virtual reality, and/or augmented reality. In this day and age simulation training is common place and even expected by today’s students. If a student can play virtual reality games using their phone, why wouldn’t they expect to be able to learn this way for a course. We know from educational studies that students learn best by using the same methods or the same way they played as young children, and today’s students grew up playing video games. This means in the field of education we need to start incorporating simulation as a teaching tool because this is what our students have grown up using. Career and Technology Education and other lab based courses face additional challenges when it comes to education students due to the 1) cost for equipment, lab, and/or teachers; 2) major safety concerns on the tools the students use or skills they may need to practice; and finally 3) to find ways to increase students’ knowledge and problem solving skills.

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SCHMIDT, MATTHEW ET AL

University/Organization

College of Education
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan, Canada

Title

Detecting Differential Item Functioning in a Learning Analytic Feedback Satisfaction Survey

Synopsis:

This paper assessed a feedback satisfaction survey for the presence of differential item functioning (DIF) in the evaluation of a learning analytic (LA) feedback intervention. A select few items were flagged for DIF with respect to student type and gender; however, these effects were of negligible size. Overall, it was found that the feedback satisfaction survey was measuring pre-identified demographic groups equally well.

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SIMONS, APRIL E.

University/Organization

McWhorter School of Building Science
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama

Title

Implementing Hands-On Tiny House Design and Construction for Building Science and Architecture Students

Synopsis:

An elective course was offered in Spring, 2018 at Auburn University titled “Special Problems-Tiny Houses.” This course met for 2.5 hours, once a week and incorporated lecture, research, hands-on construction activities, and a field trip centered around tiny home design and construction. Enrollment in the Spring, 2018 course consisted of 11 architecture students and 3 building construction students. Results of a survey administered at the end of the course indicated that hands-on construction activities were the most effective component of the course. Though the results are representative of the entire population of the course, they may not be statistically sound due to the small survey population. Future research will seek to administer this survey to future classes in order to increase the survey population.

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SLY, KAITLIN

University/Organization

Music Department
University of Victoria
British Columbia
Canada

Title

Research Creation Using Infrasonic and Ultrasonic Sound

Synopsis:

Previous projects in acoustic ecology include educational initiatives, urban planning, noise regulation, and acoustic design. For example, an acoustic ecologist may work to assist landscape architects and other urban designers to consider the sonic environment when designing urban environments. I will add to this research by investigating where infrasonic (sound frequencies below 20Hz) and ultrasonic (sound frequencies above 20kHz) environmental pollution currently exists, and in relation to what types of human activity. I am particularly interested in how these sources of sonic pollution may have an effect on human health and wellbeing. Areas in proximity to aircraft, traffic, agricultural, wind turbine, and other industrial noise, have all previously been reported to produce infrasound. Humans can be exposed to ultrasound frequencies in a wide variety of public spaces, including railway stations, museums, libraries, schools and sports stadia.
This project determined where anthropogenic sources of infrasonic and ultrasonic sounds were present in specific areas of Greater Victoria, BC, Canada, through data collection and analysis via field recordings over a 4 month period. Using the Earthworks M50 omnidirectional acoustic measurement device, which has an ultra wide frequency response of 3Hz to 50kHz – wide enough to capture frequencies in the infrasonic and ultrasonic spectrums, I analyzed locations in Victoria that have previously been reported to contain these frequencies, such as near highways, aircrafts, industrial activity, and anti-loitering devices. The results from this project were disseminated in a creative work that was designed using Max/MSP/Jitter and Open GL, with the intent of communicating in a meaningful way the significance of these frequencies in our everyday lives, by allowing people to experience and hear the kind of inaudible noise that is created from human sources all around them.

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VANDEGRIFT, TAMMY

University/Organization

Department of Computer Science
Shiley School of Engineering
University of Portland
Portland, Oregon

Title

Blending Team, Paired, and Individual Work in a Computing Course: Using Best Practices

Synopsis:

The presentation will describe a data structures course that combines in-class teamwork, in-class paired lab work, and out-of-class individual work. Students apply skills through in-class activities, paired-labs, individual programming projects and exams. Research questions include RQ1: How did student attitudes toward group and individual learning change over the term? RQ2: How did teamwork and lab activities contribute to learning?Students felt value in the team activities in terms of solidifying individual understanding of concepts through multiple perspectives.

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WANG, SASHA

University/Organization

Mathematics Department
Boise State University
Boise, Idaho

Title

Leveraging Prospective Elementary Teachers’ STEM Learning Experiences: Introduction of An ACE Model

Synopsis:

There is a need to elevate the mathematics learning experiences for prospective elementary teachers (PSETs) in acquiring mathematics knowledge through inquiries, exploring the role of mathematics in other STEM disciplines, and solidifying knowledge and skills in teaching contexts as sustainable practices. In this presentation, I will introduce an ACE course design model and will discuss its potential for creating an active learning environment to engage PSETs’ mathematics and STEM learning.

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WANYAN, YACHI & LIU, YOUMEI

University/Organization

Division of Academic Affairs
Texas Southern University
Houston, Texas

Institutional Research
University of Houston
Houston, Texas

Title

Assessing and Teaching the 21st Century Skills for Career Readiness

Synopsis:

The National Association of Colleges and Employers defined 8 competencies that students need for jobs. Texas Southern University received a 3-year grant from the NSF to design an Artificial Intelligence project – a collection of most up-to-date real world case studies in the civil engineering field. The objective of the project is to infuse innovative AI tools into traditional problem-solving routines through problem-based learning approach to prepare student for the marketable readiness.

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