Instructional Technology to Stimulate, Enhance, and Attract Students In The Engineering Technology Field

Principal Investigator:

Lucas Craig, SUNY Canton

The Bureau for Labor Statistics predicts that the U.S. will face a projected shortfall of qualified advanced- degree STEM workers by 2018. Part of the projected shortfall is for engineering technologists. In this proposal, a project-based engineering course will be developed and will use two primary teaching technologies to deliver engineering content to improve attraction and retention rates in Engineering Technology at SUNY Canton: a 3-D projector system and a gesture controlled armband, called the Myo. The 3- D projector system allows students to view items in 3 dimensional space and the Myo analyzes muscle movement provided by an individual’s arm to control technology. These teaching technologies will provide students with the opportunity to view applications and showcase engineering technology in a new, novel way.

Co-PI’s and Key Partners:

Christina Smith, Instructional Technologist of Online Learning, SUNY Canton
Feng Hong, Associate Professor of Engineering Technology- Physics, SUNY Canton
Rashid Aidun, Associate Professor of Engineering Technology- Electrical Engineering Tech, SUNY Canton

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