Event Schedule

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Thursday's workshops will be held at Davis Hall | University at Buffalo's North Campus

Directions and campus map

Time Event Name Location                                
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM         Registration Desk Open Davis Hall Atrium            
12:30 PM - 12:40 PM      Welcome Salvadore Lounge (2nd floor)
12:40 PM - 2:10 PM

Workshops: see workshop descriptions below


Workshop 1: Using Subgoal Labeling in Teaching Introductory Programming | Adrienne Decker, Department of Engineering Education, University at Buffalo


Workshop 2:  Engaging Students in Your Technical Classroom using Their Smartphones With Selected Apps | James Mallory, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

230A (2nd floor)




338A (3rd floor)

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM           Coffee break  Salvadore Lounge (2nd floor)
2:30 PM - 3:50 PM           

Workshops: see workshop descriptions below


Workshop 3: Safezone | Alexandra Longo, American Society for Engineering Education


Workshop 4:  Using MBSE to Convey Systems Engineering Concepts in a Capstone Design Course | Richard LeBoeuf, WW Technology Group


230A (2nd floor)




338A (3rd floor)

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM          

Guided lab tours

SMART Automation Sandbox
SMART Motion Capture Lab


Furnas Hall
Bonner Hall
5:00 PM                               Buses depart Davis Hall to arrive at the Hyatt Hotel, Niagara Falls, NY Davis Hall (north side of the building)
5:45 PM - 6:15 PM            Optional tourBuffalo State Smart Grid Lab (you must arrange for your own transportation for this tour) Buffalo State College
7:15 PM - 9:15 PM        Networking and social reception Niagara Falls Culinary Institute

Friday April 12, 2019

Friday's workshops and sessions will be held at The Convention and Event Center in Niagara Falls, New York



Event Name



7:45 AM - 4:30 PM




8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Breakfast   Cataract
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Welcome  Conference Chair, Kris Schindler and Co-chair, Shane Rogers Cataract
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM ASEE Address: 125+ Years At The Heart of Engineering Education and Moving Forward Because of You! | Gary Steffen, Associate Vice President for Member Affairs, ASEE and Director of the School of Polytechnic at Purdue University Fort Wayne.     Cataract

9:30 AM – 11:10 AM



Teaching Strategies for Cybersecurity K-12 Programs | Abdullah Konak, Pennsylvania State University


Integration of STEM+C Into the K12 Curriculum | Frank Rizzo, Alden Central School District




Porter/De Veaux



Red Jacket

11:10 AM - 12:30 PM


Collaborations for Advancing Education


Collaborative course delivery as a strategy to sustain niche technology programs | Elena Brewer, SUNY Erie


College Industry Partnership in Engineering Technology Education | Jikai Du, SUNY Buffalo State College


First Year Engineering Success Seminar for Multiple Campuses | Analicia Leiva, Texas A&M University


Integrate Research, Education and Training to Improve Industry Practice on Biopharmaceutical Production and Supply Chain Risk Management | Wei Xie, Northeastern University


Innovations in Teaching: Reframing the Problem


Implementing the Wright State Model for Engineering Mathematics at University of Detroit Mercy | Shuvra Das, University of Detroit Mercy


Visualizing Derivatives of Functions of a Complex Variable and the Holomorphic Decomposition of the Derivatives of Mappings between Two Dimensional Spaces | Andrew Grossfield, Vaughn College of Technology


Maximizing Student Creativity in Complex Wastewater Engineering | Luke Plante, United States Military Academy


Introducing Kinematic Fundamentals of Strain Wave Gear for Robotic Arm Joint | Zhiyuan Yu, Pennsylvania State University


Integrating Technology into the Classroom: Electronics


Transition to Object-Oriented Programming (TOOP): An Innovative and Hands-On Introduction to Linux, OOP in C++, and Arduinos Using EMoRo| Joseph Benin, US Coast Guard Academy


Integrating the Hardware-Software Co-design Concept in an Introductory Digital Design Course| Pong Chu, Cleveland State University


How IoT and Raspberry Pi Technology Can Enhance Students’ Learning Opportunities in Technology| James Mallory, RIT / NTID


Enhanced students' experience in VLSI Design through hands-on learning with an industry standard tool| Puteri Megat Hamari, Minnesota State University, Mankato


Elena Brewer















Shane Rogers















Pritpal Singh
















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Porter/De Veaux

12:30 PM - 1:20 PM Lunch   Cataract

1:30 PM – 2:50 PM

Enhancing Leadership Skills


The Engineers' Orchestra: a Conductorless Orchestra for Developing 21st Century Professional Skills| Diana Dabby, Olin College of Engineering


Soft Skills for Engineers: Understanding Employers' Expectations and Perceptions| Hirudayaraj Malar, RIT


Meeting the Needs of Industry via a Computer Numerical Control Concentration in a Mechanical Engineering Technology Curricula| Michael Martin, Northern Michigan University


Short Writing Assignments within a Laboratory Course to Improve Understanding and Interest in Course Material| Matthew Rhudy, Penn State Berks


Innovations in Teaching: Course/Curriculum Design


Development and Implementation of an Innovative Hybrid Mechanical Engineering Course| Salah Badjou, Merrimack College


Computer Security in Undergraduate Curriculum| M. Islam, Farmingdale State College


The Impact of Periodic Low Stakes Testing on Environmental Engineering Education| Kyle Murray, United States Military Academy

Integrating Technology into the Classroom: Modeling/Simulations


Experiences of Teaching Mechatronic System Modeling| Shuvra Das, University of Detroit Mercy


ANSYS Simulation of Piezoelectric Patch for Energy Harvesting| Qing Li, University of New Haven


Utilizing various tools of CAD Solid Modeler for Kinematic and Kinetic Study of Mechanisms| Prathivadi Ravikumar, Western Illinois University


Enhancing Student Learning in Fluid Power through Software and Pneumatics Circuit Connecting| Liyong Sun, Penn State Erie


Engaging Students to Enhance Personal Learning


Implementing gamification in engineering bridge programs: A case study exploring the use of the Kahoot! Application| Christian Lopez, the Pennsylvania State University


Helping Students Learn from their Mistakes| Carl Lund, University at Buffalo


A Student Centered, Active Learning Approach to the Delivery of a Visiting Professional Lecture Series| Anthony Vannozzi, Wentworth Institute of Technology


Shane Rogers

















Julia Latorre











Jan DeWaters















Carl Lund

Porter/De Veaux

















Governors Ampitheatre

























Red Jacket

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM Afternoon Coffee Break   Cataract
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

ASEE Section and ETA Board Meetings




Middle Atlantic


St. Lawrence


New York Cyber Security and ETA











3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Poster and vendor table set-up  Jennifer Winikus Grand Ballroom
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Concert performance by the Olin Conductorless Orchestra Diana Dabby Hyatt Hotel Ballroom
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Cocktail reception

  Hyatt Hotel Reception Hall
6:45 PM - 7:00 PM Welcome | Liesl Folks, Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Buffalo   Hyatt Hotel Ballroom
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Keynote: Great Lakes Underwater Archaeology, What It Can Teach About History and Technology | Ben Ford, Professor and Chair, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

  Hyatt Hotel Ballroom
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Banquet dinner   Hyatt Hotel Ballroom
10:00 PM Fireworks over Niagara Falls   Hyatt Hotel Ballroom

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Saturday's sessions will be held at The Convention and Event Center in Niagara Falls, New York



Event Name



8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Registration desk open   Lobby
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast   Cataract
8:00 AM - 2:15 PM Academic posters displayed and vendor tables open



Grand Ballroom


9:00 AM – 10:20 AM


Gaining a Broader Perspective


Revolutions, Regulations, and Realities: Comparing Licensure and Accreditation in the US and Canada| Brandiff Caron, Concordia University


Assessment of Progressive Learning of Ethics in Engineering Students Based on the Model of Domain Learning| Sadan Kulturel-Konak, Penn State


Assessment of Mechanical Engineering Pedagogy: How to Effectively Merge Theory and Applications| Austin Thomas, University of New Haven


Do the Universities Have a Designed Infrastructure to Measure the Student Outcomes? A Model Offer| Ugur Zel     


Innovations in Capstone Design


Providing a Intradisciplinary Team Experience for Off Track Students in a Senior Level Two Semester Capstone Design Course Sequence| Leonard Anderson, Wentworth Institute of Technology


Design of a Solar-Powered Tennis-Ball-Fetching Robot in the Context of a Traditional Electrical Engineering Program| Salah Badjou, Merrimack College


Realistic Capstone Design Experiences: Best Practices and Lessons Learned| Kris Schindler, University at Buffalo


A Lie Detector Class Project to Prepare for Bioengineering Senior Capstone Design| Pun To Yung, Syracuse University


Innovations in Teaching: Increasing Retention and Participation


Zigzag through Engineering Design Process (EDP) | Dean Laury, RIT / NTID


Introducing a personal response system to one engineering technology course for enhancing student learning and engagement| Jiayue Shen, SUNY Polytechnic Institute


Multispectral Analysis of Farmers Crops, a Project Based Learning (PBL) Program| Stephen Wilkerson, York College of Pennsylvania


Integrating Technology into the Classroom: Projects


Green Energy Challenge - From Green Building to Smart Building| Jimmy Ching-Ming Chen, Wayne State University


Design of a Cost-Effective Wireless Sensor Network for Energy and Resource Optimization| Hiren Gami, Miami University – OH


MEMS Sensors and Actuators Designed, Simulated and Fabricated in an Undergraduate Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems Course| Mustafa Guvench, University of Southern Maine


Students Engineer Tools for Scientific Discovery via Empirical Research on the Mach Field| Peter Mark Jansson, Bucknell University


Collegiate Lightning Talks


Pavement Design at Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod | Cade Benson, Kali Borden, Olivia Holt, Thomas Jones, William Nelson; U.S. Coast Guard Academy


U.S. Coast Guard Station Kings Point, Relocation of STA King's Point to Fort Totten | Kelli Franza, Jarred Jenkinson, Landon Klopfenstein, Johanna Moolenaar, Hayden Short; U.S. Coast Guard Academy


Encouraging Women in STEM through a Multi-Tiered Mentorship Program | Shannon Moffat, Sabine Hahn, Meagan Carnes, Anusuya Pal, Cristina DeOliveira; Worcester Polytechnic Institute


UBTalker: Improving Quality of Life Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration | Megan Yoerg, MacKenzie Bardsley, Corey Ropell, Ian Kaminer, William Phillips, Michael Mincone, Goktug Geneci, Himani Vishal Dodeja, Haya Vora, Samuel Marchant, Joshua Suttenberg, Thomas Depaola, Vaughn Shorter, Matthew Rwasenge, Zachary Tenenbaum; University at Buffalo


A Constrained Model Predictive Control Framework for Optimal Teaching Policy | Courtney Burris; University at Buffalo


Commonwealth Ave and University Ave. traffic study (Boston) | Anuja Kamat, Tugba Arsava, Olivia Murphy; Wentworth Institute of Technology



Sadan Kulturel-Konak

















Kris Schindler

















Julia Latorre













Kris Depowski


















Jennifer Winikus




















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Porter/De Veaux































Governors Ampitheatre

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM Coffee break and Poster Presentations   Grand Ballroom


10:45 AM – 12:05 PM


Poster Presentations


Teaching to a Broader Audience


Educating Non-majors on Petroleum Engineering and its Impact and Relevance| Paschalis Alexandridis, University at Buffalo


Development and Implementation of a Mechatronics Senior-Level Course in a Traditional Electrical Engineering Program| Salah Badjou, Merrimack College


Teaching Thermodynamics to Technology Students| Qing Hao, SUNY Buffalo State College


Teaching EE Fundamentals to Everyone| David McLaughlin, University of Massachusetts Amherst


Increasing Diversity and Participation in Engineering


Summer Enrichment Program Aims to Increase Interest and Diversity in STEM Fields| Brittany Anderson, Penn State Harrisburg


Growing the Quantity and Quality of Research Focusing on K-12 Computing Education| Adrienne Decker, University at Buffalo


Results of an Introduction to Research Winter Internship Program for Underrepresented Community College Students| Nick Langhoff, Skyline College


Serving Diverse Students in the Engineering Classroom Whose Primary Language is not English| James Mallory, RIT / NTID


Innovations in Teaching: Problem Based Learning


Engaging Creativity: Classroom Exercises for Enhancing Engineering Students' Creative Self Identity| Thomas Ask, Pennsylvania College of Technology


A Hands-On Experiment to Study the Power and Thermal Characteristics of Digital Systems| Pong Chu, Cleveland State University


Beyond the Technical Lecture: Problem-Based Learning in Engineering Technology and Sustainability| Lisa Greenwood, RIT


Transition from Academia to Industry: Modeling of the Real-World Problems and Solution according to Standard Processes| Basile Panoutsopoulos, Community College of Rhode Island


Integrating Technology into the Classroom: Labs


Some Interesting Experiments In An Electromagnetics, Antennas and Propagation Course| Paul Crilly, U.S. Coast Guard Academy


Logic Circuits Lab - Breadboard or Verilog| Nashwa Elaraby, Penn State Harrisburg


A Multimeter Design Kit for Circuit Theory Education| Seth Percy, University of Southern Maine


Development of Laboratory Learning Modules on CAD/CAM and Rapid Prototyping| Ramachandran Radharamanan, Mercer University





Paschalis Alexandridis

















Adrienne Decker

















Sabrina Casucci



















Paul Crilly


Grand Ballroom



















Porter/De Veaux

















Governors Amphitheatre


















Red Jacket

12:05 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch   Cataract 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Assessments for Teaching and Learning


Freshmen Knowledge of Blockchain and Digital Technology and Applications at a University Setting| Praneetha Kuppili, University of New Haven


Participatory Research with Small to Moderate-sized Farmers Enhances Design of, and Interest in, Anaerobic Digester Technology| Adrianne Traub, Syracuse University


Beyond the Technical Lecture: Experiential Learning


Impacts of a Makerspace on a New Established Engineering Program| Tolga Kaya, Sacred Heart University


Innovations in Engineering Education: Experiential Engineering Education via Innovation - A New Approach| Bala Maheswaran, Northeastern University


Experiential Learning: Dialogue of Civilization, Fluid Mechanics in Vietnam| Mohammad Taslim, Northeastern University


Changes for Student Success: A Work-in-Progress


Machine Design Tutor Using a Custom Matlab Toolbox| Mir Atiqullah, Kennesaw State University


Methods for teaching statics| Anuja Kamat, Wentworth Institute of Technology


Predicting Success in Chemical Engineering: A Work-in-Progress| Kyle Trenshaw, University of Rochester


Emily Hammond










Bala Maheswaran













Mark Voisinet

Porter/De Veaux










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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  Awards, refreshments and conference wrap-up Conference Chair, Kris Schindler and Co-chair, Shane Rogers Cataract