At the 2015 American Control Conference (ACC), I presented a paper in the invited session on Controls Education. In this paper, I included the technical details and code developed for the GE 320 laboratory kit. The technical details include a bill of materials and circuit board diagrams. The code includes s-function code and Simulink models used in the laboratories. The models used to 3D print other parts are available upon request. The full paper can be found on the IEEE Explore website.
I collaborated with two other ASEE Student Chapter Presidents, Anastasia Rynearson from Purdue University and Matthew Priddy from Georgia Tech, to determine trends and best practices for student chapters of ASEE. We surveyed Student Division members of ASEE then analyzed the results. Anastasia and I partcipated in a panel discussion on the same topic during the conference. I presented the paper at the conference as well. The full paper can be found in PEER, the ASEE paper repository. More information about the ASEE Student Division and ASEE Student Chapters can be found on the Student Division blog.
A bring your own experiment (BYOE) is a special category of papers at the ASEE Annual Conference in the Division Experimentation and Lab-Oriented Studies. In a BYOE paper the author describes how to develop equipment and/or a novel set of experiments. At the 2015 ASEE Annual Conference, I published a BYOE paper about the GE 320 laboratory kit I developed and the experiments that can be performed with the kit. During the conference, instead of a traditional paper presentation, I demonstrated an experiment with the kit in a science fair style session. The full paper can be found on the ASEE PEER website.
We are seeking volunteers who have experience teaching and/or developing control systems laboratories. The purpose of this study is to determine a consensus of the most important learning outcomes, concepts, and equipment for students to experience in a control systems laboratory. In order to achieve a consensus the survey will be administered in four rounds between June and August 2015. Each round will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.