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Cañada College Engineering Students and Faculty Present at 2015 American Society for Engineering Education Pacific Southwest Conference

Eleven Cañada College engineering students attended the 2015 American Society for Engineering Education Pacific Southwest Conference in San Diego on April 9-11, 2015. The students presented the results of the research they did last summer as part of the 10-week summer research internship funded by NASA through the Curriculum Improvement and Partnership Awards for the Integration of Research (CiPair) Program. The students presented four papers and four posters at the conference.

Tania Martinez, Amado Flores Renteria, and Jolani Chun-Moy presented the paper “Engaging Community College Students in Earthquake Engineering Research on Real-Time Hybrid Simulation,” and the poster “Evaluating Effects of Delays on Real-Time Hybrid Simulation of Seismic Response of Large Civil Structures.”

Rita Melgar and Mou Sun presented the paper “Teaching Brain-Inspired Visual Signal Processing via Undergraduate Research Experience,” and the poster “Modeling and Implementation of a Brain-Inspired Neural Network for Edge Detection and Object Recognition.”

Norman Ettedgui and Joseph Cooney presented the paper “Engaging Community College Students in Engineering Research through Design and Implementation of a Cyber-Physical System for Myoelectric-Controlled Robot Car,” and the poster “Design and Implementation of an EMG Control System.”

William Berrios, Jeremy Chow, Colin McGill, and Giovani Rodriguez presented the paper “3D Printing as an Enabling Platform for Cross-Disciplinary Undergraduate Engineering Education and Research,” and the poster “Closed-loop Feedback Temperature Controlled Encasement to Test the Optimal Temperature for Poly Lactic Acid and Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Polymers for the PunchTec Connect XL 3D Printer.”

The students were accompanied by Professor Amelito Enriquez who presented the paper “Expanding the Community College Engineering Educational Pipeline Through Collaborative Partnerships.” Engineering Professor Nick Langhoff is a co-author of this paper, which received the first ever Best Diversity Paper award at the conference and will be forwarded as the Section’s entry to the national competition.

From the ASEE website:

Founded in 1893, the American Society for Engineering Education is a nonprofit organization of individuals and institutions committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology.”

The ASEE Pacific Southwest Section covers Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada



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