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Sponsored by the National Science Foundation's Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES), the New York Institute of Technology's TUES program focuses on enhancing the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) curriculum by integrating applications of wireless technology. The main objective of this project is to create a connected scope and sequence of learning outcomes to improve the ECE curriculum for all undergraduate students with additional foci on women's roles in ECE. This is accomplished by integrating application-oriented wireless network projects related to healthcare applications into the curriculum in courses throughout the program. The NYIT TUES program started on October 1, 2011, will run for three consecutive years. This program is led by Dr. Tao Zhang, Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science at NYIT's School of Engineering & Computing Sciences (SoECS).
The NYIT TUES project provides undergraduate students in ECE with hands-on opportunities to explore, design, and research wireless networks applications to monitoring and telemedicine, through collaboration between the SoECS and the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM). Students participate in problem-based bioengineering projects that integrate engineering principles with biology and medical applications. The PIs supervise implementing and testing in authentic testbeds and provide continuous feedback to support student learning, ensure instructional effectiveness, gauge student interest and maintain appropriate academic rigor.
The PIs have supervised five senior design projects starting in the Spring 2012, including:
The senior design projects were demonstrated to incoming freshmen during Preview Day, Open House activities. This project contributes to recruitment of potential students, especially women, to Engineering and Computing Science fields. Recruitment and outreach activities raise the awareness of females in high schools and community colleges of how engineering and healthcare are related. The interdisciplinary connections of careers in either engineering or healthcare are demonstrated in collaboration with NYIT COM and Education programs, which traditionally attract large percentages of females.
For more information, please visit our project website.
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), the New York Institute of Technology’s REU summer program focuses on Smartphone Security and Mobile Network Research. The NYIT REU program will run for three consecutive years, starting on June 2 and extending to August 9, 2013 at our Manhattan campus, located on 1855 Broadway, New York City. This program is led by Dr. Ziqian (Cecilia) Dong, Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at NYIT’s School of Engineering & Computing Sciences (SoECS), and managed by Dr. Marta Panero, at NYIT’s SoECS.
The NYIT REU Program targets 10 motivated and talented undergraduate students attending colleges and universities from across the country. The selected applicants collaborate with NYIT faculty and graduate students in research on methods of securing smartphones and their networks using both hardware and software approaches. The application is highly competitive, broadly publicized, and encourages women and minority students to apply.
Undergraduates will gain hands-on research experiences in simulating the spread of malware on smartphones, implementing cryptographic algorithms and authentication schemes for smartphones, studying topology control of wireless networks, geolocating smartphones, detecting physical attack on a network of smartphones, and developing privacy-protected medical sensing methods using smartphones.
Among students’ projects for 2013 include:
Further information is available at our program website.
The "Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM" Workshop was held at NYIT Old Westbury campus on April 26, 2013, which was funded by the National Science Foundation: Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics grant for "Enhancing the Electrical and Computer Engineering Curriculum by Integrating Wireless Technology". The goal of the grant is to increase students' interest, especially females, in engineering careers by developing applications to use wireless technology in healthcare. In this workshop, all Long Island high school science teachers, faculty from local community colleges and universities, and faculty and students from NYIT were invited. The workshop addressed wireless technology in healthcare and ways to stimulate student interests in the STEM.
The workshop featured an interdisciplinary collaboration among NYIT faculty and students, fusing the fields of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Medicine, and Instructional Technology. In this workshop, a variety of wireless technology opportunities available that may equip students for innovative engineering careers were discussed.
The following topics were presented at the workshop:
For more information, please visit the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences.