Vaughn College students and faculty presented their research on the advancements in engineering concepts at the 125th annual American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) conference and exposition in Salt Lake City, Utah in June.

Daniel Khodos ’18 presented his team’s capstone research project “Team Cleaning Robots,” on Monday, June 25 that described the development process of creating an innovative robotic vacuuming system that consists of two omni-drive robots.

The slave robot (SR) works independently and sweeps dust and dirt from floor surfaces, around tables and furniture while sending this data to the master robot (MR) that computes an efficient path based on the mapping transmitted by the SR. The autonomous teaming robots are mainly designed to clean commercial office areas but may also be used for residential spaces.

Dr. Hossein Rahemi, engineering and technology department chair; Dr. Margaret Ducharme, arts and sciences department chair; Dr. Amir Elzawawy, mechanical engineering program coordinator and Engineering and Technology Associate Professor Khalid Mouaouya presented their paper “Enhancing Student Learning Outcomes through the Freshmen Summer Engineering Experience (SEE-STEM) Program.”

Their presentation detailed the process for the summer bridge program in preparing students for the core courses within engineering disciplines as well as enhancing students’ hands-on computational, programming, communication, teamwork and problem-solving learning outcomes.

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Daniel Khodos ’18 presenting his senior capstone research project to attendees.Dr. Rahemi presenting the faculty’s paper during the student success session.