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Workshop Schedule; July 12 - 15, 2009; Ruston, Louisiana

 

Links to Course Materials

LWTL main website

ENGR 120 - student schedule

ENGR 121 – student schedule

ENGR 122 - student schedule

 

Other Important Information

LWTL Participants

Louisiana Tech Personnel

 July 11 - Saturday Afternoon

1:45

·   Van pickup from Monroe Regional Airport – David Hall and Mark Barker

·   Pick up for dinner at 7:45 p.m. – David Hall and Mark Barker

 

 

July 12 - Sunday Afternoon and Evening (Introduction and Getting Boe-Bots ready)

12:15

Pick up for lunch at 12:15 – John and Maryanna Easley

 

12:30

Van pickup #1 from Monroe Regional Airport – Mark Barker

 

1:45

Van pickup #2 from Monroe Regional Airport – David Hall

 

4:40

Van pickup #3 from Monroe Regional Airport (Dean’s Car) – John Easley

 

4:45

Pick up at hotel for transport to LA Tech – Mark Barker and David Hall

 

5:00 –  5:15

Meet & greet, name tags

Ropp

Center

5:15 – 5:25

Welcome – Stan Napper

5:25 – 5:45

Introductions – Jim Nelson

·   Introduction of LA Tech personnel

·   Introduction of visitors (name, institution, very brief background)

5:45 – 6:20

Dinner provided (buffet style meal)

6:20 – 6:40

Overview of LWTL by Stan Cronk (as dinner continues) - video1, video2, video3

6:40 – 6:50

Workshop overview – David Hall and Mark Barker

6:50 – 7:00

Walk over to Bogard Hall 129

 

7:00 – 7:10

Pass out kits and memory sticks – David Hall

BH 129

7:10 – 8:00

·   Boe-Bot parts; assembly - David Hall

·   Put parts in plastic container for easy access

8:00 – 8:55

Interfacing PBASIC with Boe-Bot – Kelly Crittenden

·   Copy contents of memory stick onto laptops

·   Install PBASIC and show location of PBASIC help

·   Connect computer to Boe-Bot and identify Basic Stamp

·   Write a program that uses the DEBUG command (print command)

8:55 – 9:00

Review van pickup schedule for Monday morning and sign up for morning exercise pickup

9:00 – 9:10

Transport visitors back to the hotel – Mark Barker and John Easley

 

July 13 - Monday Morning (Boe-Bots and a taste of the LWTL approach)

5:50  - 7:00

Morning exercise at LA Tech Intramural Center - optional J - David Hall

·   Pick up at hotel at 5:50

·   Arrive at Intramural Center at 6:00

·   Meet back at van at 6:50

·   Arrive back at hotel at 7:00

·   NOTE: You could shower at the intramural center and walk to Bogard Hall if you want to exercise longer (10 minute walk)

 

7:30 – 7:40

Transport participants from hotel to LA Tech – John Easley and Mark Barker

 

7:40 – 8:00

Breakfast provided

BH 129

8:00 – 9:50

·   Organization of course materials on memory sticks and LWTL website – David Hall (20 min)

·   120 Class 3: breadboarding and PBASIC programming – Krystal Corbett (30 min)

·   120 Class 5: KCL – Jim Nelson (30 min)

·   120 Class 5: servos, PULSOUT, Boe-Bot movement – Kelly Crittenden (30 min)

9:50 – 10:05

Drinks and treats

10:05 - 11:50

·   Class 5: variables; Class 6: around pencil exercise – John Easley (40 min)

·   121 Class 3: Capacitors; 121 Class 12: photoresistor & RCTIME, scope – Mark Barker (40 min)

·   Write a program that makes the Boe-Bot avoid a flashlight - (25 minutes)

11:50 – 1:00

Lunch at the “Dawg House” -– Mark Barker and John Easley drive vans

(participants pay for this meal)

 

 

July 13 - Monday Afternoon (fabrication of pumps)

1:00 – 1:55

Getting ready for pump project

·   Overview of pump project – Mikey Swanbom (15 minutes)

·   120 Class 11: Pump presentation and safety – David Hall (20 minutes)

·   Drawing the parts (link 1, link 2) in SolidWorks, rapid prototyping – Kelly Crittenden (20 min)

BH 129

1:55– 2:55

Fabricate and assemble pumps using PP presentation

2:55 – 3:10

Drinks and treats

3:10 – 3:20

Pump testing - Glenn Fardsalehi

3:20 – 3:40

Overview of other aspects of ENGR 120 emphasizing pedagogy – Stan Cronk

3:40 – 4:45

Finish, test, and troubleshoot pumps

4:45 – 4:55

Transport participants to hotel – Mark Barker and John Easley

 

5:45

Transport participants from hotel to restaurant  - Mark Barker and John Easley

 

5:55 – 7:00

Dinner at Ponchatula’s – New Orleans style food -– Mark Barker and John Easley drive vans

(participants pay for this meal)

 

 

July 13 – Monday Evening (fishtank project with focus on conductivity sensors)

7:10 – 9:00

·   Introduction to fishtank project – Mikey Swanbom (20 minutes)

·   121 Class 8: switching relays

·   * 121 Class 8: switching solenoid valves

·   RTD project – Hisham Hegab (20 minutes)

·   * 121 Class 11: temperature measurement & RTD design

·   * 121 Class 12: RTD fabrication process

·    Including fundamentals: material balance – Stan Cronk (10 minutes)

·   * 121 Class 6: material balance introduction

·   * homework examples: 121 homeowrk 7 and 121 homework 8

·   Including fundamentals: first law and heater response time – Mark Barker (10 minutes)

·   * 121 Class 15: notes and 121 homework 14

·   121 Class 14: programming tips and a starter program – David Hall 10 minutes)

·   121 Class 16: RTD circuit and calibration – Mikey Swanbom (30 minutes)

 

9:50 – 10:05

Drinks and treats

 

10:05 - 11:40

·   Independent fishtank project work (example program 1, example program 2)

·   As you work on projects, we will rotate through RTD fabrication demos for groups of 4 – Hisham Hegab (15 minutes per group)

 

11:40 – 12:40

Lunch at the “Blue Light Cafe”  – a unique soul food experience for the brave J

2nd lunch group: “The Frothy Monkey” – local coffee shop that serves lunch 

(participants pay for this meal)

 

12:40 – 12:50

Transport participants to the hotel to drop laptops (and to change clothes if desired)

 

 

July 14 - Tuesday Afternoon (ENGR 122; presentations from visitors, thinking ahead)

1:10 – 1:20

Transport participants to Lincoln Parish Park

Lincoln
Parish
Park

1:20 – 2:40

5 to 10 minute optional visitor presentations – we will have a laptop and projector if needed. Participants talk about how their university handles first-year students, some educational innovation that they have implemented, . . .

traum, recktenwald, layton, reinkins

2:40 – 2:50

Sensors used in LWTL curriculum and skill set – David Hall

2:50 – 3:10

ENGR 122 Open Ended Design – Kelly Crittenden

3:10 – 3:25

Break

3:25 – 3:45

Student panel

3:45 –5:10

Group vision for the future – Jim Nelson

Imagine yourself teaching first-year engineering students 15 years from now, considering the current educational, national, global, . . ., trends that you foresee as drivers. Thinking from different points of view (traditional, cyber, sci-fi, optimistic, pessimistic), what should first-year engineering education be like?

1.       By yourself, write down things that come to mind on Post-It notes. (10 minutes)

2.       Share the things you wrote down with the others at your table. (20 minutes)

3.       One table at a time, stand up and briefly tell the entire group what you came up with. Put your smaller Post-It notes on several giant Post-It notes hung around the room, trying to keep similar ideas together. Subsequent tables please give the general gist of your discussion and emphasize differences from tables presenting earlier. (20 minutes)

4.       Everybody mill around to make sure the small Post-It notes are categorized appropriately on the big Post-It notes, and add titles to each grouping - just grab a pen and add a title that you think is descriptive. One large Post-It may contain 3 or 4 smaller categories. (20 minutes)

5.       Each person will be given five voting stickers. Please put your stickers on the categories that you see as having the most potential for moving forward from where we are now. (10 min)

5:10–6:20

Informal discussions on group vision while results being tallied

6:00 – 6:50

Southern style fish fry (provided)

6:20 – 6:30

6.      Discuss the results of the group vision as dinner continues

6:30 – 7:50

Take van back to hotel OR free time to enjoy the park. Lincoln Parish Park is home to a small lake, a technical 10 mile mountain bike trail, and a 3.5 mile beginner mountain bike trail. We will have a limited number of bikes, one canoe, and 2 kayaks that you can use. Biking on the advanced mountain bike trail is an extreme sport. There is also a walking path around the lake, and you may choose to take a run on the beginner or advanced mountain bike trail. The temperature will be in the 90s. Our pavilion at the park is air conditioned J.

7:50 – 8:00

Transport participants to hotel -– Mark Barker and John Easley

 

 

July 15 - Wednesday Morning (fun, keys for sustainable project-based education, participant planning)

5:50  - 7:00

Morning exercise at LA Tech Intramural Center - optional J - David Hall

·   Pick up at hotel at 5:50

·   Arrive at Intramural Center at 6:00

·   Meet back at van at 6:50

·   Arrive back at hotel at 7:00

·   NOTE: You could shower at the intramural center and walk to Bogard Hall if you want to exercise longer (10 minute walk)

 

7:30 – 7:40

Transport participants from hotel to LA Tech -– Mark Barker and John Easley drive vans

 

7:40 – 8:00

Breakfast provided

BH 129

8:00 – 9:15

Group vision exercise - Jim Nelson

9:15 – 9:45

Implementing the Living with the Lab curriculum – David Hall and Mark Barker

* parts for curriculum

* setup costs for curriculum

9:45  – 9:55

Quick break

9:55  – 10:05

Where to from here? – Stan Cronk

10:05 – 10:35

·   Write down ideas for making one or more of your courses more engaging. Nothing ventured, nothing gained J (10 minutes)

·   Share your ideas with others in your group. (10 minutes)

·   Collect responses from the entire group. (10 minutes)

10:35 – 10:45

Transport participants to restaurant

 

10:45 – 12:00

Eating, concluding comments, assessment

 

12:00 – 12:10

Transport participants back to hotel to collect bags

 

12:25

Van #1 leaves Ruston for Monroe Regional Airport – Glenn Fardsalehi

 

12:30 – 2:40

Frothy Monkey Coffee shop visit for those who are interested in continuing conversations or just catching up on email. A van can take you anywhere you want to go in Ruston, such as our local library (just let us know).

 

2:40

Van #2 leaves Ruston for Monroe Regional Airport – Mikey Swanbom

 

 

July 16 - Thursday Morning

5:00

Van  leaves Ruston for Monroe Regional Airport – David Hall