An Adjustment to the original objective of the


Nov 18, 2013 (3 years and 10 months ago)


An Adjustment to the original objective of the
year 2

New Course “CSCE 450
Embedded System” developed in
Computer Engineering (CE)
Principle of Robotics

Additional Resource (Dr. Kuha)
joined in the team

Infused NASA theme & PM

Programming Robotics
movement using sound & light
signals as if it walks in the
moon surface

Three CE senior students
trained and graduated on May

Partnership Developed

Collaborated with AstroCHEM
project at Claflin University
Summer 2007

12 students involved in learning
Aerospace Technology and
Project Management concepts

9 students (grades 6
9) in the
surrounding community

Collaboration between Math/CS
dept. and Chemistry Dept.

Highlights of K
12 Students Learning

Project Impact

Project Outcome

Metric for Success

Actual Achievement

Train the Project
Team/STEM faculty in
Project Management (PM)

PM Certification Program

3 faculty members completed 6 courses

1 faculty completed one course (1/9)

Developing a UNIX and
activity lab

Modified the existing engineering
graphics lab

10 students in ENGR 102 used

7 students in CSCI 340 utilized the lab

Infuse Project Management
concepts in STEM courses

Modified course descriptions and
syllabi in STEM courses

Trained in PM skills:

9 in ENGR 102,

10 in CSCI 491, 11 in CSCI 492

28 in MATH 201.

Infuse NASA themes in
STEM courses

Modified descriptions and syllabi
in STEM courses

Exposed to NASA themes:

9 in ENGR 102,

5 in CSCI 491,

6 in CSCI 492,

28 in MATH 201.

Introduce Robotics
technology in CE

Developed the course “Embedded
CSCE 450”

3 senior CSCE students successfully
completed a Robotic project infusing a
NASA theme.

Train and involve K
students in PM skills and
NASA science related

Collaborate with ongoing NASA
AstroCHEM project at Claflin

9 K
12 students (grades 6
9) were trained

Year Two Goals and Objectives

Increasing the number of students from under
represented groups in NASA
related fields

No students enrolled in the newly revised courses have graduated.
Nevertheless, there is a significant number of students in the pipeline. Two
junior engineering students are here now

Transferring NASA
related teaching activities and methods to other courses
in the STEM curricula;

Engineering Dynamics (ENGR 216)

Fall 2006

Engineering Statics (ENGR 215)

Fall 2007

Calculus III (MATH 301)
Fall 2007

Design Courses in CE curriculum

Dr. Kuha Mahalingam

Other faculty in the department or school will routinely receive information
about the enhanced teaching strategies that integrate NASA
curriculum materials and upper
level courses in the curriculum will be
strengthened by infusing project management concepts;

Projected Outcomes

100% the project team acquire the PM skills by training

100% of the STEM faculty demonstrate the effective integration of NASA
Themes, and PM concepts and skills in courses Intro. To Engineering (ENGR
102), Computer Science Senior Seminar (CSCI 491/492) and a section of
Differential Calculus (MATH 201)

70% of students in ENGR 102 class (2007) demonstrated improved skills in
analytical reasoning and critical thinking at the end of the course

80% of students in Engr 102 and CSCI 49/492 (2007) demonstrated an increased
knowledge and understanding of project management concepts and skills by
integrating these concepts into their final research projects

The Instructors incorporated NASA
oriented mathematics and academic
experiences into the syllabi for Engineering 102, Math 201 (a section) and CSCI

3 pre
engineering minority students (Jamila, Darius, Jonathan) trained for PM
skills and space mechanics (2006)

1 MIS senior student (Erica) thesis “PM as it relates to MIS” advised