During my time as Masters and Ph.D. student, I had the opportunity to work as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA)/ Instructor with the Department of Engineering Education for four semesters. This experience has been very enriching for me both professionally and personally and has culminated a further admiration and appreciation for the profession of teaching. In addition to working with the Department of Engineering Education, I also instructed an electronics lab over the summer at Virginia Tech. Following is a description of the courses I have taught and sample videos/pictures of the student projects.
ENGE 1216 – Exploration of Engineering Design:
Instructed first-year engineering course, provided input on development and modification of course content (assignments, exams, and lectures) and graded assignments. Guided three sections of 30 students towards successfully designing (using AutoDesk Inventor) and prototyping an Unmanned Arial Vehicle (UAV) and developing mathematical models (using MATLAB) for comparison with test data.
Here is one of my teams from Fall 2015 performing their prototype testing in the field:
ENGE 1215 – Foundations of Engineering:
Instructed first-year engineering course, provided input on development and modification of course content (assignments, exams, and lectures) and graded assignments. Guided two to three sections (each semester) of 30 students towards successfully programming a line following robot equipped with an Arduino chip and IR sensors. Also, guided teams towards the successful completion of class project related to evaluating, designing and recommending an alternative energy source for a team selected application.
This is a first-year course to introduce general engineering students to the profession, data collection and analysis, engineering, problem-solving, mathematical modeling, design, contemporary software tools, professional practices and expectations (e.g. communication, teamwork, ethics), and the diversity of fields and majors within engineering
ENGE 1114 – Exploration of Engineering Design:
Instructed first-year engineering course and graded assignments. Guided three sections of 30 students towards successfully designing and prototyping a prosthetic hand.
This is a first-year engineering course designed to cover the following topics: engineering design cycle, patent application and search, basic project management, written and oral communications, computer-assisted design and analysis (using MATLAB); the graphics language (using AutoDesk Inventor), and working in a team environment.
ECE 2204 – Electronics-I:
Instructed lab sessions and graded all assignments. Actively involved with helping students troubleshoot circuits and use lab equipment (digital multimeter, oscilloscope, power supply, function generator etc.) properly.
Topics taught included: basic electronic devices including diodes and transistors and their operating principles, analysis of electronic circuits operating under dc bias and switching conditions and applications of devices in digital electronic circuits