UB sweeps Northeast ASEE Conference

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Student teams bring home three prizes for graduate research while UB professor wins Outstanding Teaching Award at annual event.

UB Wins at 2016 Northeast ASEE Conference
From left: ASEE award presenter Christian Craciun with UB Prof. Christian Bach, winner of the Outstanding Teaching Award, and UB Professor Dr. Navarun Gupta.

Engineering students from the University of Bridgeport emerged big winners at the 2016 Northeast ASEE Conference on May 1, bringing home three top prizes for graduate research and four honorable mentions from a field that included nearly 550 research papers and projects that were originally submitted for judging.

UB Professor Dr. Christian Bach, who teaches technology management, won the Outstanding Teaching Award for his commitment to engineering education, research, and teaching expertise.

Graduate students Kishore Thota and Almat Raskaliyev won Second Place for their project, “GPS Based Attitude Determination and Verification Using a Serial Robotic Arm.”  The two developed a mathematical model to determine the orientation of a robotic arm using three GPS sensors. They were advised by School of Engineering Dean Tarek Sobh and Professor Sarosh Patel.

Chandrasekhar Babu Kamineni and Abhishek Krishna were awarded Third Place for their health-related research to create a “Low Cost, Portable Non-Invasive Blood Sugar Detection” systems. The kit can detect minute concentrations of glucose in human serum.  Kamineni and Krishna were advised by School Professor Xingguo Xiong.

Abrar Alajlan and Marwah Almasri were awarded Fourth Place for “Energy-Efficient Dynamic Motion Control for Wheeled Mobile Robots Using Low Cost Resources.” Their project aimed to enhance the operating life of robotic applications, which are limited by their battery life. To do so, Alajlan and Almasri developed a dynamic model to optimally allocate resources to different tasks. They were advised by Professor Khaled Elleithy.

A total of 547 papers and posters were submitted to the 2016 ASEE Northeast Section Conference. Of those, 268 were accepted for publication or presentation. A total of 117 undergraduate posters were on display, with 13 of them submitted by UB students. A total of 75 graduate posters were on display. The conference broke records with over 500 registrants and was held at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI.

Media contact: Leslie Geary,  (203) 576-4625, lgeary@bridgeport.edu

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