Program for 2020 IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC)


Greetings from the General Co-Chairs

Keynote Speaker 1 - David S. Touretzky

What Every Child (And Teacher) Should Know About Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence technology is delivering major benefits to society, from friendly intelligent assistants to self-driving cars. But it is also a source of new threats, including loss of privacy due to ubiquitous surveillance, and the potential misuse of deep fakes. Children need to understand this technology so they can separate fact from fiction and begin preparing for careers in an AI-powered world. Since 2018, in a project funded by the National Science Foundation, I have been working with a group of K-12 teachers and computer science experts to develop national guidelines for teaching AI in K-12. We've identified "Five Big Ideas in AI" that serve as the organizing framework for the guidelines, and we're now developing grade band progression charts for each big idea. In this talk I'll describe what K-12 students and teachers should know about AI, and how they can develop competencies to advance from AI consumers to AI creators.

Keynote Speaker 2 - Naveen Verma

Bringing Artificial Intelligence into the Real World

Machines have reached an inflection point, where they can perform at or beyond the level of humans in specific tasks traditionally associated with cognition (vision, language, strategic gameplay). How did this remarkable capability come to be? And why, when we go to deploy machines in even friendly real-world environments, do they so often fail gloriously? We may have set ourselves out on an exciting journey of discovery about artificial intelligence and, indeed, its parallels with human intelligence. But even as we embark on this journey, which is unlikely to conclude anytime soon, we would like to create evermore powerful and intelligent machines. So, how should we proceed, with such an incomplete understanding. This talk will explore the simple realities of what we know about artificial intelligence, and what clues these give us for both the deeper insights we seek and the for the paths we may pursue to build increasingly capable and useful machines.

Keynote Speaker 3 - Burt Dicht

Leveraging the Power of IEEE's Global Communities . . . To Impact as Many Students as Possible: The IEEE Volunteer Pre-University STEM Portal

IEEE is known for "Advancing Technology for Humanity." As impressive as the technology of today is, it is the result of people. Ensuring there is a pool of talented individuals entering engineering and technology fields is an important part of IEEE's mission. The students of today are the engineering and technology experts of tomorrow who will spur innovation and solve the challenges and continue advancing technology for humanity. As a result, IEEE is invested in inspiring the next generation to pursue STEM fields and it is IEEE volunteers who are helping to spark excitement about engineering through their pre-university STEM education programs. As impressive as IEEE's efforts are each year, we do not know collectively what is being done across the institution. There is no central place for volunteers to share their effective programs with each other, no central resources that volunteers can draw from when developing local STEM programs, and no data collection system to assess impact. The answer is the IEEE Volunteer Pre-University STEM Portal, now under development by Educational Activities with support from MGA, Technical Activities, and other stakeholders within IEEE. The portal is a centralized resource that that will provide operating units (i.e., student branches, chapters, sections, technical societies, etc.) and volunteers access to opportunities that will enable them to plan and execute pre-university STEM-based activities. The intent of the portal is to leverage the reach and strength of IEEE's global communities to impact as many students as possible. This portal will feature a searchable library of STEM programs and activities and volunteers will have access to "how-to" resources in order to facilitate the execution of these pre-university STEM programs or create their own. Mr. Dicht's presentation will introduce you to the portal, its features and benefits for volunteers, and how it will move IEEE's pre-university STEM programs to the next level.

Poster Session 1

Each poster 5 minutes, Pre-recorded

Utilizing Different Types of Synthetic Fabrics as a Cement Reinforcement for Concrete Tile Roofing
Blessed Isaac C Conde and Daniel Jerlan S Coladilla (La Salle Green Hills, Philippines)
Efficiency of organic deodorizer in removing foul smell in shoes
Ben Angelo P. Sebastian (La Salle Green Hills, Philippines); Alejandro Jose C. Javier, N. a. (La Salle GreenHills, Philippines); Ryan Andre Mari Flores Chua and Byron Miguel De Guzman Traje (La Salle Green Hills, Philippines)
The Utilization of the Feynman Technique in Paired Team Teaching Towards Enhancing Grade 10 ANHS Students' Academic Achievement in Science
Ronnel Ian A. Ambion, Rainier Santi C. De Leon, Alfonso Pio Angelo R. Mendoza and Reinier M. Navarro (La Salle Green Hills, Philippines)
Edison High School iSTEM Club: A Model for Educational Excellence in STEM
Sunrit Panda and Aditi Deshmukh (Edison High School & TEDxEdisonHighSchool, USA); Gunjan Adya and Ali Ahmed (Edison High School & iSTEM Club, USA)
Who knows more about germs? Adults or first graders?
Rehaam Siddiqui (Pillars Preparatory Academy, USA)
An Optimization of Computational Resources Allocation for Multi-MEC and Cloud Networks
Ally Y Du (The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China, China)
The Relationship between Musical Scale, Cello String Length, and Math
Neo Cheng (Clarksville Elementary School, Maryland)
Object Recognition using TensorFlow
Nahuel E Albayrak (Chesapeake Science Point High School, USA)
Rapid and Novel Thickness Identification Methodology For Two-Dimensional MoS₂ and In₂Se₃ Nanosheets Using Optical Microscopy
Darren Y Wu (Charter School of Wilmington, USA); Tingyi Gu (Columbia University, USA); Feifan Wang (National University of Defense Technology, China); Tiantian Li (Shandong University, China); Qiu LI (Tianjin Polytechnic University, China)
Study of sample efficiency improvements for reinforcement learning algorithms
Tianyue Cao (Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science, USA)
A Futuristic Kitchen Assistant - Powered by Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Riya J. Roy (Ridge High School, USA)

Track 1 - Full Papers I

Using Text Data Mining to Enhance the Literature Search Process for Novice Researchers
Andres Fortino (NYU & Autonomous Professional Development, USA); Qitong Zhong, Luke Yeh and Sijia Fang (NYU School of Profesional Studies, USA)
Selection and Assignment of STEM Adjunct Faculty Using Text Data Mining
Andres Fortino (NYU & Autonomous Professional Development, USA); Qitong Zhong, Luke Yeh and Sijia Fang (NYU School of Profesional Studies, USA)
A three-year retrospective on offering an embedded systems course with a focus on cybersecurity
Ravi Rao (Fairleigh Dickinson University)
MARREG-MARriage REGistration - for a better cause
Amit Mazumder (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, India)
Integrating a Smartphone-Based Vibration Experiment into an Engineering Course
Musa Jouaneh (University of Rhode Island, USA)

Track 2 - Works-In-Progress I

Experiment design with Galilean beam expanders for magneto-optical traps and the advanced undergraduate laboratory
Jared Matthew Cochrane (United States Military Academy at West Point, USA); Mary Lanzerotti, Corey Gerving, Seth Barbrow and Anthony Dinallo (USMA, USA)
Exploration of Pedagogical Interventions to Improve the Outcomes of Hispanics in AP Computer Science
Mayra S Bachrach (1000 Morris Ave, USA); Patricia A Morreale and Gail Verdi (Kean University, USA)
Impact of a Free Textbook on an Introductory Programming Course
Tacksoo Im, Hyesung Park, Wei Jin, Rick Price, Robert Lutz, Sonal Dekhane and Na'el Abu-Halaweh (Georgia Gwinnett College, USA)
A Preliminary Work on Visualization-based Education Tool for High School Machine Learning Education
Abel A Reyes, Colin Elkin, Quamar Niyaz, Xiaoli Yang and Sidike Paheding (Purdue University Northwest, USA); Vijaya Kumar Devabhaktuni (University of Purdue Northwest, USA)
SALP: A Scalable Autograding System for Learning Programming - A Work in Progress
Diego Calderon and Erick Petersen (Universidad Galileo, Guatemala); Oscar Rodas (Universidad Galileo & Tesla Lab, Guatemala)
Using virtual assistant for learning selected topics of Physics
José R Aguilar-Mejía and Santa Tejeda (Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico)

Track 3 - Full Papers II

Math & Crafts, Educational Activities: Ancient Math Methods, Future Directions
Ernesto Vega Janica (IEEE Standards Association, USA)
A Hands-on Project to Improve Student Learning Experience in Electronics: Building Ship Storage Room Security System
Wei Yu (Massachusetts Maritime Academy, USA)
Course-Specific Model for Prediction of At-Risk Students Based on Case-Based Reasoning
Haris Supic and Dzenana Donko (University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
A Comparative Analysis of Secondary School STEM Research Programs in a Chinese School and an American School
Xiang Gong and Erik Mohlhenrich (Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science, USA)
Device to Remotely Track and Locate the Position of a Child for Safety
Shamendra Egodawela, Ruwan Ranaweera, Janaka Wijayakulasooriya and Dushan Herath (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)

Track 4 - Full Papers III

The Preternship - An Academic-Industry Partnership Model for Early Experiential Learning Experiences in Computer Science Curricula
Matthew Morrison, John Dimpel and Emory Smith (University of Notre Dame, USA)
Design and Development of a SCADA Course for Engineering Undergraduates
Mohammad U. Mahfuz (University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, USA)
A social engineering awareness and training workshop for STEM students and practitioners
Aunshul Rege, Trinh Nguyen and Rachel Bleiman (Temple University, USA)
Mathematics Gamification in Mobile App Software for Personalized Learning at Scale
Chee Wei Tan (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong); Lin Ling (Princeton University & City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong); Pei Duo YU, Ching Nam Hang and Man Fai Wong (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)


Smart Home - Programming your first voice-controlled IoT device with MicroPython
Oscar Rodas (Universidad Galileo & Tesla Lab, Guatemala); Yeisson R Chicas (Universidad Galileo, Guatemala); Angel Isidro (Universidad Galileo & Tesla Lab, Guatemala)
Workforce Partnerships in STEM Education and Computing: A Case Study of Toms River Regional Schools, NAVAIR and the Office of Naval Research
Tiffany Lucey (Toms River Regional Schools, USA); Haidy Oliveira (Naval Air Systems Command, USA); Gaetan Mangano (Naval Air Systems Command - Lakehurst, USA); Marc Natanagara (Toms River Regional Schools, USA)
Data Science for Social Justice: An Approach to Broaden Participation
RN Uma and Alade Tokuta (North Carolina Central University, USA); Adrienne Smith and Rebecca Lowe (Cynosure Consulting, USA)
Social engineering for multiple undergraduate STEM fields
Aunshul Rege, Rachel Bleiman and Mollie Ducoste (Temple University, USA)
Logic Models: A Tool for building successful interconnected STEM programs
Deborah Hecht (CUNY Graduate Center & Center for Advanced Study in Education, USA); Nicole M Zapparrata (Center for Advanced Studies in Education, USA)
Future Learning Workforce
Bruce Hecht (Analog Devices, USA)
After College General Physics: A Renewable Energy Primer
Jorge Santiago-Aviles (University of Pennsylvania, USA); Geraldine Light (46 Harper Lane & Walden University, USA)
Face & Object Recognition using Machine Learning on a Raspberry Pi using a Webcam
Shubhendu Das (STEAM WORKS STUDIO, Princeton, NJ, US, USA)
Saras-3D comprehensive 3D stereoscopic virtual hands-on VR/AR learning experience
Bipin D Dama (Saras-3D, Inc., USA)
ReadyAI Workshop on AI-Powered Robotics and Project Based Learning
Roozbeh Aliabadi (USA)
Experiential Learning Using Free Web Tools and Services - Assessing Impact on Engineering Students' Academic Achievement and Self-Efficacy
Muhammad Safeer Khan and Mohamed Ibrahim (Arkansas Tech University, USA)
200 years of Electro-Magnetism
Helena Rittenhouse (Princeton University EPICS, USA)

Track 10 - Full Papers VIII

A Hands-on Middle-School Robotics Software Program at MIT
Sabina Chen and Andrew Fishberg (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA); Eyassu Shimelis (MIT, USA); Joel Grimm (MIT Lincoln Laboratory, USA); Scott van Broekhoven (MIT, USA); Robert Shin (MIT Lincoln Laboratory, USA); Sertac Karaman (MIT, USA)
Active and Collaborative Learning Based Dynamic Instructional Approach in Teaching Introductory Computer Science Course with Python Programming
Mahmudur Rahman, Monir Sharker and Roshan Paudel (Morgan State University, USA)
Student-Inspired Project-Based Learning in an Embedded Systems Course
Girma Tewolde (Kettering University, USA)
STEM Outreach: A Stakeholder Analysis
Ralph Tillinghast (US Army & CCDC Armaments Center, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, USA); Daniel C Appel (US Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, NM & AEgis Technologies Group Inc., USA); Carla Winsor (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA); Mo Mansouri (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)
Performance Improvement of 18-bit ΣΔ A/D Convertor
Reem Hassan and Aws Zuheer Yonis (Ninevah University, Iraq); Khalid Mohammed (University of Mosul, Iraq)
Outlook of Commonly used Biometrics and Assessment of Best Trait for High Level Security
Shahad Sultan and Mayada Faris Ghanim (University of Mosul, Iraq)

Track 5 - Full Papers IV

Experiences Toward An Interactive Cloud-Based Learning System for STEM Education
Bharath Kumar Samanthula, Mirza Mehran, Michelle M. Zhu, Nicole Panorkou and Pankaj Lal (Montclair State University, USA)
Behavioral Simulation Educational Framework for 2-Terminal MTJ-based Analog to Digital Converter
Gustavo Camero, Soheil Salehi and Ronald DeMara (University of Central Florida, USA)
Interdisciplinary Collaboration Approaches on Undergraduate Virtual Reality Technology Projects
Eric Nersesian, Margarita Vinnikov, Jessica Ross-Nersesian and Michael J Lee (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)
Suspended Load Swing Stabilization
Thomas R Aldhizer, Austin Morock and Kristina Hughes (The United States Military Academy, USA); Mary Lanzerotti (USMA, USA); Suzanne Christoff, Susan Lintelmann and Jacob Capps (The United States Military Academy, USA)
Pre-college Computer Science Initiative for Augmented and Virtual Reality Development
Eric Nersesian and Adam Spryszynski (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA); Tracy Espiritu (Passaic County Technical Institute, USA); Michael J Lee (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)

Track 6 - Works-In-Progress II

Systems Thinking and STEM/Technical Training: How to Use a Holistic View to Prevent End-to-End System Problems
Dwight Bues (SAIC Corp., USA)
Improving method of instruction in classrooms
Sanish Rai (West Virginia University Institute of Engineering, USA)
Improving computer science lab feedback methods
Sanish Rai (West Virginia University Institute of Engineering, USA)
STEM Leadership and Training for Trailblazing Students in an Immersive Research Environment
Marisel Villafañe-Delgado, Erik Johnson, Marisa Hughes and Martha Cervantes (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, USA); William Gray-Roncal (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory & Preparation Meets Opportunity Foundation, USA)
A Study of Localization Methods to Help Elderly Patients in their Home Environments
Akbar Ali (University of Virginia, USA); Jennifer Suon (Nova Southeastern University, USA); Muhammad Ali Yousuf (Johns Hopkins University, USA)

Track 7 - Full Papers V

Out-of-school Time STEM: Teach Programming Using Python for High School Girls
Chaoyi Wang, Srikanth Vemula and Michael Frye (University of the Incarnate Word, USA)
Encouraging Higher Education STEM Careers Through Robotics Competitions
Rodrigo A Canek (Universidad Galileo, Guatemala); Pablo A Torres (Student Universidad Galileo, Guatemala); Oscar Rodas (Universidad Galileo & Tesla Lab, Guatemala)
Development of low-cost IoT devices to encourage STEM skills in Guatemalan environments
Yeisson R Chicas (Universidad Galileo, Guatemala); Angel Isidro and Oscar Rodas (Universidad Galileo & Tesla Lab, Guatemala)
Designing the curriculum for a minor in Cyber Criminology
Rajesh Prasad (Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH, USA); Liana Pennington (Saint Anselm College, USA)
Influencing factors to choose STEM areas: The case of Mexican strongly STEM-oriented high school students
Angeles Dominguez (Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico & Universidad Andres Bello, Chile); Santa Tejeda and Blanca Ruiz (Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico)

Track 8 - Full Papers VI

Virtual Collaboration Training for Freshman Undergraduate STEM Students
Eric Nersesian, Jessica Ross-Nersesian, Adam Spryszynski and Michael J Lee (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)
Lyapunov Based Trajectory Tracking Dynamic Control for a Qbot-2
Marc Vazquez and Mateusz Ardito-Proulx (NYIT, USA); Sabiha Wadoo (New York Institute of Technology, USA)
Evaluation of Smartphone-based Sound Level Meters
Trinity Cheng (River Hill High School, USA)
STEM Outreach: A Literature Review and Definition
Ralph Tillinghast (US Army & CCDC Armaments Center, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, USA); Daniel C Appel (US Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, NM & AEgis Technologies Group Inc., USA); Carla Winsor (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA); Mo Mansouri (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)
Student Performance Prediction from E-mail Assessments Using Tiny Neural Networks
Nikhil Yadav (St. John's University, USA); Kajal Srivastava (Jaipuria Institute of Management, India)

Track 9 - Full Papers VII

Middle School Students Learn Binary Counting Using Virtual Reality
Eric Nersesian, Margarita Vinnikov, Jessica Ross-Nersesian, Adam Spryszynski and Michael J Lee (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)
Evaluation of a Snake Jaw Robot to Teach Integrated Biology, Mathematics, and Engineering
Lauren Garofalo, Samantha Sandler and Deeksha Seth (Villanova University, USA)
Interdisciplinary Project Based Learning Approach for Machine Learning and Internet of Things
Muhammad Safeer Khan and Mohamed Ibrahim (Arkansas Tech University, USA); Nansong Wu (Sonoma State University, USA); Rajvardhan Patil (Arkansas Tech University, USA)
Electrical Engineering Core Course Laboratory Creation for Non-STEM Majors
Christopher Martino, Dan Opila, Brent West, Louiza Sellami, John Stevens and Deborah Mechtel (United States Naval Academy, USA)
Instrumentation & Investigation of Phage-Antibiotic Synergy on K. pneumoniae, H. alvei, and Transductant H. alvei
Ibnat Meah (Dallatown Area High School, USA); David Singleton and Kala Meah (York College of Pennsylvania, USA)

Poster Session 2

Development of stock correlation networks
Lixin Huang (Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science, USA)
Uncovering the Genetics behind Alzheimer's Disease and Sleep: A Co-expression and Evolutionary Analysis
Sihan Fei (Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science, USA); Zeqing Li (Princeton International School of Math and Science, USA)
Developing a Respiration Sensor for Babies
Ingrid J. Cruz (Oxon Hill Middle School & Southern University, USA); Michelle Soriano, Sarah Christie, Jazlynne Pichinte, Peter Chura-Borda, Adassa Alvarez, Ava Larkin and Jose Reyes (Oxon Hill Middle School, USA)
Aerogel Composites: Historical and Novel Synthesis Methods and Applications
Michael Z. Chen (Cornell University, USA); Akindu Dasanayake and Rohan Deb (Hillsborough High School, USA); Varun Deb (Hillsborough High School); Evan Zhao (Dunlap High School, USA)
Case Study of Asymmetries in Polar Rain Aurora
Dennis M Herschbach (Reservoir HS, USA); Yongliang Zhang (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, USA)
Nanoservice Infrastructure Notation (NINo) and the ASPIRE Interns
Chancellor T. Pascale (Johns Hopkins University & JHU APL, USA); Maria Rice (W. T. Woodson High School, USA); Shiva Sharma (Hammond High School, USA)
Effect of Roundup on Planarian Locomotion
Neelofar F Tamboli (Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science, USA)
Catalytic Ability of Ag-coated Ferromagnetic Microspheres Functionalized by TiO2
Qiyang Zhou (PRISMS, USA)
Quality Control of Brand Name Aspirin drug and Generic Aspirin drug
Jiale Lu (Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science, USA)
Abstract of Kelvin Water Dropper
Edward Rossi Banfe (Princeton High School & Engineering Projects In Community Service, USA)
Magnet Dynamo - Princeton University EPICs
Hugo Kim (Princeton University EPICS, USA)
Demonstrating Lorentz Transformation Using Computer Simulation
Saniya Nagali (Allentown High School, USA); Anisha Iyer (Princeton High School, USA); Vanisha S Nagali (Allentown High School)
Best Predictors for Major Food Allergy Reactions
Will R Morrison (Princeton High School, USA)
Understanding Platonic Solids: Turning a Polygon into a 3 Dimensional Object
Sowmya Natarajan (Whittle School and Studios, USA)
What Effects Do Ultra Violet Rays Have on Yeast Colony Growth
Roshan S Natarajan (Whittle School and Studios, USA)
Homopolar Motor
Tvisha Bhanushali (Hillsborough Middle School, USA)
How STEM can help save lives in Tsunami prone areas
Joshua Tewolde (Grand Bland West Middle School, USA); Girma Tewolde (Kettering University, USA)
Defending Convolutional Neural Network-Based Object Detectors Against Adversarial Attacks
Victor Hu (Watchung Hills Regional High School, USA); Jeffrey Cheng (Bridgewater Raritan Regional High School, USA)
Using properties of electromagnetism to construct speakers from paper cups
Anisha Iyer (Princeton High School, USA)
Levitating a graphite rod using the camelback effect
Anisha Iyer (Princeton High School, USA)