The Research Question:
Do graduate students who engage as co-creators of interdisciplinary educational modules with faculty and industry experts improve their communication, teamwork skills and interest in research?
- Create opportunities for students to work with an interdisciplinary team of faculty and industry professionals and learn about the variety of problems that engineering students can investigate.
- Support a culture wherein students can explore research topics aligned with their backgrounds, experiences and interests.
- Increase the participation of traditionally underrepresented students in graduate engineering research.
Theme : Cyber-Physical Systems and Life-Cycle Management and Assessment
The project will be piloted considering the topics of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). CPS are physical systems that are embedded with sensors and connected via a communication network to computing systems that monitor, make data-driven decisions and control the physical system. PLM and life-cycle assessment (LCA) are becoming important practices in manufacturing and service industries with increasing availability of data across the lifecycle of the product or system. CPS and PLM together pose interesting and challenging problems across the science, engineering and humanities disciplines in a wide variety of applications.