Experiential Learning

The final results of my dissertation research about affordable and portable laboratory kits were published in Advances in Engineering Education in 2019. The full paper can be accessed from the AEE website.

Read more: Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Affordable and Portable Laboratory Kit for an Introductory Control Systems Course

At the 2017 American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, one of my students published a paper about the success of a unique SWE event at Kettering University, Welding and Machining Day.  The paper explained how the event was organized and summarized the feedback from the participants.  Diane Peters, the faculty advisor, and I also co-authored the paper.  The full paper can be accessed from the ASEE website.

Read more: Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Welding and Machining Day: Women's confidence with individual hands-on manufacturing

The technical details of my laboratory kit for control systems were published in the Raspberry Pi special edition of Electronics.  This article also includes the newly added Furuta Inverted Pendulum attachment for the kit.  The open access paper can be found on the Electronics website.

Read more: Developing an Affordable and Portable Control Systems Laboratory Kit with a Raspberry Pi

On April 1, 2016, I successfully defended my doctoral dissertation in submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Systems and Entrepreneurial Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  My dissertation consisted of three different studies related to experiential learning.

Read more: Successfully Defended My Dissertation

At the 2015 American Society of Engineering Management International Annual Conference, I presented a paper I wrote about my experience as a project manager in a service-learning course.  Even after several years in project leadership roles in the aerospace industry, I found it to be a valuable experience.  Many of my fellow project managers found it to be a great learning experience as well.

Read more: Service-Learning: An Opportunity for Experiential Learning in Project Management

MATLAB Code for Lab Kit

The MATLAB and Simulink files for my motor control lab kit is available on GitHub.

3D Models for Lab Kit

The instructions for experiments using my motor control lab kit is available on GitHub.

Experiments for Lab Kit

The instructions for experiments using my motor control lab kit is available on GitHub.