On June 25-28, 2023, the following four papers were published and presented in the
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference held in Baltimore, Maryland.
Strategies for Continuous Improvement in ETAC of ABET Programs: A Novel Approach -
Ravi Manimaran, Md. Ali Haider
Integration of Professional Publications in the Implementation of Industry 4.0 to
Augment the Learning Experience in ETAC of ABET ET Programs - Ravi Manimaran, Mahesh Pallikonda
Research Problems: A Pathway to Introduce Industry 4.0 in Undergraduate Education
- Mahesh Pallikonda, Ravi Manimaran
Building a Rotary Wing Aviation Program to Facilitate Integration of Military Veterans
and Service Members - Charles Weigandt, Mahesh Pallikonda, and Ravi Manimaran
- In Jan. 2020, APSU was awarded the Governor's Investment in Vocational Education (GIVE)
entitled, "Bridge to Work" Grant ($300,000). I am the Co-PI for the grant (Jan. 2020
- June 2022), along with Matthew Anderson, which impacts the high schools in counties
of Houston, Stewart, and Montgomery. One of the deliverables is the Summer Manufacturing
American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) - Papers Reviewed 2019 - 2022
Text book Review: Electrical Engineering and Circuit Theory - Nov. 2021
Faculty Advisor for three STEM division students: two Engineering majors and one Biomedical
Science major for NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site in Biomedical
Materials, Devices, Therapeutics, and Emerging Frontiers, Summer 2019.
Faculty Brown Bag Series Presentation entitled "Innovative Teaching in STEM Education"
focused on "Engaging the Learner in the Teaching and Learning Process" - Nov. 2015.
Poster presentation at the STEMtech 2014 Conference on the theme "Recruiting, Retaining,
and Transitioning students into STEM programs" sponsored by the League for Innovation
in Community Colleges, Nov. 2014.
Conference presentation at the "Transforming STEM Higher Education Conference sponsored
by the American Association of Community Colleges, Nov. 2014.
Conference Presentation on the theme "Community College Perspective on STEM Education"
at the Fifth Annual Urban Education Institute held in Greensboro, NC on March 2013.
I shared the results of the NSF STEP Grant (2006-2013) and elucidated the findings
as well as success stories.
Judge - "STEM Summer Camp Robotics Competition", First and Second Annual STEM App
Competition organized by Congressman Frelinghuysen's Office, 6th Annual GSLSAMP and
Bridges to Baccalaureate STEM Research Conference (Oct. 2014) at Rutgers University
sponsored by the National Science Foundation, 43 rd, 44 th Annual Jersey Shore Science
Fair held at Stockton University, NJ - 2018, 2019.
Honors Capstone Research / Hands-on Projects:
During 2013-16, several honors capstone research and hands-on projects have been successfully
completed by students in the various engineering and computer science disciplines.
The implementation of two NSF funded Black Hawk College (BHC) Sign Lighting Projects,
one using solar panels and the other using solar panels / wind turbine (hybrid) -
Presentation and Demonstration of the NSF Simulator/Calculator to the Board of Directors
- Fall 2009.
The local newspaper, The Dispatch / Argus, published an article titled “BHC Professor
creates Educational Calculator for energy systems” that encouraged educators to obtain
the free NSF learning modules for use in community college / University classrooms.
The article was picked up by a national organization, “ASEE first bell.” resulting
in requests for the learning modules from all over the U.S. / Canada. Around 1000
National Public Radio (NPR), several local TV channels, and the newspaper carried
stories about the two-renewable energy-powered BHC Sign Lighting Projects, generating
interest in the local school districts and the community as a whole.
"Innovations in Engineering Technology Education" grant sponsored by NSF was assigned
a booth at the 2010 ATE PI (Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigator’s)
conference @ Washington DC on Oct. 2010 for the purpose of dissemination. I demonstrated
/ presented the Simulator / Calculator to the participants. Educators received a free
copy at the conference. The Conference was sponsored by the AACC (American Association
of Community Colleges).
Presented a paper titled “Innovations in Engineering and Energy Technologies” to an
international audience at the 2010 STEMtech Conference, Orlando, Florida. The audience
participated in the demonstration of an interactive, instructional tool that incorporates
energy simulators and calculators. All conference participants received a free copy.
The conference was sponsored by the “League for Innovation in Community Colleges”.
Advisor for Senior Design / Research Projects: Digital Gearshift Indicator, Doorbell
for the Deaf, Wrist Watch Alarm for the Deaf and Smoke Detector for the Deaf, April
1997 - July 2000
Presented a paper entitled “An Alternative approach to Digital Techniques Laboratory
Instructions to Enhance Thinking” at the Annual Staff Development Conference, 1999