2018 ASEE Northeast Section Conference

University of Hartford, Connecticut

April 27, 2018 – April 28, 2018


The Northeast Section of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE-NE) is the principal organization in the northeast for engineering education with about eight hundred members from the following states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and Canada encompassing over 70 Universities and colleges. We are pleased to announce that the annual Northeast Section Conference will be held at the University of Hartford on April 27-28, 2018.

Selected papers will be considered for publication by CoED (Computers in Education Division) or one of 11 journals under IAJC (International Association of Journals and Conferences).



An aerial view of the University of Hartford, Connecticut

We would very much appreciate you encouraging the engineering educators and other interested members at your institution to join the ASEE Northeast Section and submit an abstract for the 2018 ASEE-NE section conference. It is an ideal forum to interact with engineering educators and present your research with undergraduate/graduate students, and listen to the approaches of educators in other institutions. In order to encourage students, we organize a special poster session for undergraduate/graduate students, and present several best paper/poster awards for students to recognize their work. We also give awards for outstanding faculty papers.


December 1, 2017: Abstract submissions and online registration open


January 31, 2018: Abstracts for papers and posters are due

February 7, 2018: Abstracts for papers and posters are due

February 19, 2018: Abstracts for papers and posters are due

February 27, 2018: Abstracts for papers and posters are due


February 15, 2018: Announcement of abstract approvals

February 21, 2018: Announcement of abstract approvals

February 28, 2018: Announcement of abstract approvals


March 15, 2018: Final papers are due

March 21, 2018: Final papers are due

March 28, 2018: Final papers are due for review and posters



April 1, 2018: Announcement of final paper approvals

April 8, 2018: Announcement of final paper approvals

April 15, 2018: Announcement of final paper approvals


April 1, 2018: Late registration fee will be imposed 

April 8, 2018: Late registration fee will be imposed 

April 16, 2018: Late registration fee will be imposed 


April 27, 2018: Faculty presentations

April 28, 2018: Student posters and presentations



Allison Poulin
Bala Maheswaran
Christian Bach
Cris Craciun
Edward Hajduk
Francis J. Hopcroft 
Harold Knickle
Hemchandra Shertukde
Joyce Hu
Kanti Prasad
Katrina Mill
Kiwon Sohn
Laura Heemskerk
Laurie Granstrand
Louis Manzione
Navarun Gupta
Paul B. Crilly
Saeid Moslehpour
Paul Slaboch
Takafumi Asaki
Theodore Sussmann
Timothy Adekunle
Tooran Emami
Yasin Ozcelik



Jeffrey Katz Image


Jeffrey S. Katz


Head of Grid Technology

Energy, Environment and Utilities industry

IBM Corporation


Presentation Title:  IBM Cognitive Computing


Condensed Biography


Jeffrey S. Katz is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology. He is a co-chair of the Industrial Internet Consortium’s Energy Task Group, and is a member of the Internet2 working group on the Internet of Things.

He was chair of the Smart Grid Session of the Yale Alumni in Energy conference in 2012, and was a co-chair of the IEEE 2030 Standard on Smart Grid Interoperability Guidelines, IT Task Force. He was on the External Advisory Board of the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid, and is on the Advisory Board of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center. He was on the “Networked Grid 100: The Movers and Shakers of the Smart Grid in 2012” list from Green Tech Media. He was appointed to the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board for 2014. He is an Open Group Distinguished IT Specialist and an IBM Thought Leader level Distinguished IT Specialist, as well as the holder of an IBM First Plateau Invention Achievement Award. He co-chaired the first IEEE Power and Energy Society workshop on Big Data in Utilities in September 2017, and the first PES workshop on Utility Cybersecurity in December 2017. He has given several industry keynote presentations, including the 2017 ISA Power Industry Division and the 2016 National Renewable Energy Lab Cyber Security workshop.


Prior to IBM he was the Manager of the Computer Science department at the U.S. Corporate Research Center of ABB, and then of ALSTOM.


He is an author on seven patents, in tele-medicine, robotics and computer vision, intelligent electric power distribution, energy aware cloud computing, with others pending. He has a Commercial General Radiotelephone license from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, and belongs to Sigma Xi.


Jeff has organized or taught several volunteer activities around robotics for education, including FIRST, FIRST Lego League, and VEX Robotics. Jeff is also a long time amateur (ham) radio operator. He was a Region 1 finalist in the Johns Hopkins National Search for Computing Applications to Assist Persons with Disabilities. He is the Connecticut District Vice President of the Yale Science and Engineering Association, and is also a Fellow of that organization.



Graduate Papers


- First Place
Experimental and CFD Study of Quadcopter Acoustics at Static Thrust Conditions
Erdem Yilmaz, Junling Hu

- Second Place
Contactless Magnetic Gears – A Project Based Learning Approach to Understanding Magnetic Gear Systems
Esther Hiamang, Peter Raymond Stupak 

-Third Place
Quantification Of Posture In Human Lathe Interface
Girishwaran Sundar


- Fourth Place
Solar UPS for Home Router
Jan Ghalib

Graduate Posters - First Place
A Multi-Anatomical Retinal Structure Segmentation System for Automatic Eye Screening Using Morphological Adaptive Fuzzy Thresholding
Jasem Almotiri

- Second Place
Silicon Membrane Thickness Monitoring System based on Optical Sensing
 Tong Zuo, Xiaoliang Li, Soumil Nitin Shah, Xingguo Xiong

  - Third Place 
  Environmental Pollution
 Swathi Sathaiahgari

 - Fourth Place
Introduction to Breast inogenesis- Symptoms, Risks factors, Treatment and Management
Ebosetale Blessing Ikhuoria, Christian Bach


    - Fourth Place (Tie)
Theoretical Approach in Reducing Total Network Power Consumption by Utilizing 5G Technologies
Alagappan Solayappan, Aarchi Patel, Viyaleta Peterson, Carey King, Venkateswarlu Nerusu, Mahendra Sai Mandalapu, Omar Abuzaghleh

Undergraduate Papers

- First Place
Wireless System for FM Transmission of MEMS Capacitive Vibration Sensor Data
Shaun Sylvester


- Second Place
Glucose Concentration Simulation for Closed-Loop Treatment in Type 1 Diabetes
Marilyn Urrea, Nora Richardson, Joseph Martel-Foley, Douglas E Dow

- Third Place
Implementation of a Ball and Beam Control System Using PD Bode Design
Jordan K. Ford


Fourth Place    
United States Coast Guard Station Castle Hill Boathouse Design
Casey Anne Cruzpino

Undergraduate Posters

- First Place

An Improvement on Mining and Occupational Safety: Smart Hard Hat
Constance Wall, Rashed Alabbas, Hawraa Aldouri, Takafumi Asaki

Key Fob Protection
Alex Neville, Rachel Melisse, Alfonzo Sanfilippo, Gaston Cetrangolo, AAron Carpenter 


- Third Place
Trail of the Senses: An ADA Compliant Student Constructed Outdoor Nature Trail
Jessica Oriente


Sight Guidance System
Mohammed Alyas, Abdulmajeed Alzahrani, Mohammed Errarheb, Adel Alaeou, Navarun Gupta  


The Best Diversity Awards

How to Use Diversity Surveys to Explore Disparities in STEM Participation and Retention
Teresa Piliouras, Navarun Gupta, Bowen Long, Pui Lam Yu, Chuxuan Jin, Phillip Dunn, Haoran Zhu 

The Best Paper Awards

Teaching Embedded Systems with a Robotics Theme using ROS on the Raspberry Pi 

2018 ASEE Northeast Section Annual Conference

ISSN: 2577-2392

University of Hartford

200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117