Workshops & Course Projects
In June 2014, I attended the week-long ICE workshop held at the University of New Haven. Although much of the material was repeated from the one-day abridged workshop, attending the full ICE workshop required the development of a project or module during the workshop that would be implemented in the following academic year.
Working on the proposed course modifications with Grant Hoffman, Garrett Clayton, Vladimir Labay, Malcolm Daniels, and Eric Brisart was very helpful, and provided a great opportunity to share experiences with KEEN faculty outside of ONU. The two course projects I developed through the ICE workshop were implemented in the senior-level Electrical Engineering course System Design, which is a 1-credit lab course that is entirely project driven. In fact, those projects have run for a number of years with other faculty teaching them, including Firas and Ajmal Khan.
The better of the two projects, the Wondermill electric grain mill redesign, was the focus of a 2015 ASEE Illinois-Indiana Section Conference paper.