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- Main Title Enhancing the Undergraduate Research Experience in a Senior Design Context
Author: Attarzadeh, FarrokhCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of Houston
Author: Barbieri, EnriqueCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas; University of Houston
Author: Ramos, MiguelCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of Houston
Organizer of meeting: American Society for Engineering EducationContributor Type: Organization
- Creation: 2010-06
- Content Description: This paper discusses enhancing the undergraduate research experience in a senior design context.
- Physical Description: 21 p.
- Keyword: education
- Keyword: Quality Enhancement Plan
- Keyword: engineering
- Keyword: courses
- Conference: One Hundred and Seventeenth American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, 2010, Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Name: UNT Scholarly WorksCode: UNTSW
Name: UNT College of EngineeringCode: UNTCOE
- Rights Access: public
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc115192
- Academic Department: Engineering Technology
- Display Note: 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.