Enhancing the Undergraduate Research Experience in a Senior Design Context

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This paper discusses enhancing the undergraduate research experience in a senior design context.

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Attarzadeh, Farrokh; Barbieri, Enrique & Ramos, Miguel June 2010.

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This paper discusses enhancing the undergraduate research experience in a senior design context.

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Abstract: This paper presents an instructional framework developed by the authors that engages senior students in a 5-credit Research and Development course incorporating project development, implementation, entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity, teamwork, and communication. The paper discusses the development and accomplishments of the course over the past four years in the context of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) - an initiative at the University of Houston intended to encourage the development and enhancement of undergraduate research skills. The philosophy behind the course is to provide training and real world, small-scale project experience through the completion of a full-project lifecycle from conceptualization to prototype. Brief discussion of those projects that resulted in provisional patents, refereed journal publications, and conference presentations will be given. Some of the features of the course, such as University and industry guest speaker series and final project evaluation by the department's Industrial Advisory Board, leading professionals, faculty, technical staff and peers will be examined. The paper concludes by outlining a set of short term and long term goals for the future direction of the course.

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  • One Hundred and Seventeenth American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, 2010, Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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Attarzadeh, Farrokh; Barbieri, Enrique & Ramos, Miguel. Enhancing the Undergraduate Research Experience in a Senior Design Context, paper, June 2010; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc115192/: accessed April 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Engineering.