In May 2006 the VSU Engineering Studies Program received a $69,000 Technology for Teaching Grant
from HP to
explore the role of Mobile Technology
in improvement of teaching and learning in engineering and
In July 2007 the VSU Engineering Studies Program received a second grant
from HP called Technology for Teaching Leadership Grant ($120,0000)
to transform learning/teaching in engineering and Science courses through
innovative uses of technology.
Project Title: "Using Mobile Technology to Improve Visualization,
Technical Communication, and Analytical Skills of Engineering and Science
Students and to Facilitate Student Learning"
Project Summary: We apply HP mobile Technology to develop student skills
in engineering graphics, 3-D visualization, understanding geometric relations and computations,
as well as graphical communications in engineering and science.
The technology is being utilized in engineering, biology, and geosciences courses
to create opportunities for more interaction,
collaboration, and mobility and to generate more interest in students
and to enhance learning outcome.
Project Team: Dr. Barry Hojjatie, P.E. (P.I., Mechanical Engineering),
Professor Homa Hooshmand (Co-P.I., Biology & Microbiology, Lake City Community College),
Dr. Mark Groszos (Structural & Physical Geology),
Dr. Karl Soderholm (Dental Materials, Dental Clinics, University of Florida),
Professor Perry Baskin (Physics),
Dr. Can Denizman (Geosciences, Landforms, Hydro-Geology), and
Ms. Beatriz Potter (Technology).