Current research highlights:
Multi-Semester Interwoven Project for Teaching Basic Core STEM Materials Critical to Solving Dynamic System Problems: A dynamic system project is developed which spans across several semesters and courses to interweave the related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) material in a coherent fashion to strongly emphasize the interrelationship between course materials that the students perceive as unrelated and disjointed. The material developed to support the dynamic system project will consist of the overall project description, the individual pieces of the project, multimedia material along with Java and MATLAB scripts as appropriate to help students better understand basic concepts and underlying theory to solve a complete problem.
Alternative Energy Enterprise: Investigation of Battery Separator Oxidation Resistance: Students in the Alternative Energy Enterprise program are investigating Battery Separator Oxidation by completely characterizing battery separator materials and determine reasons for separator decay by analyzing several samples. They are also investigating oxidation resistance and cross-directional strength of separators and will propose possible alterations of FLEX-SIL® battery separators.