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Conference Proceeding

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Subject: LCSH

Feedback control systems


Chemical Engineering | Engineering Education | Mechanical Engineering


This paper discusses the introduction of basic feedback control concepts and applications specifically selected for first year engineering & applied science students. These activities are introduced in the second half of a first semester class that is part of a sequence of first and second year courses used to develop a strong foundation for programs in various engineering disciplines. This sequence of courses uses a Multidisciplinary Engineering Foundation Spiral¹ in the form of a four-semester sequence of engineering courses, matched closely with the development of students’ mathematical sophistication and analytical capabilities and integrated with coursework in the sciences. 1 . M. Collura, et al, “Development of a Multidisciplinary Engineering Foundation Spiral”, Educational Research & Method s - Session 2630 , Proceedings of the 2004 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition.


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Dr. Collura holds the Jacob F. Buckman Endowed Chair at the University of New Haven.

Publisher Citation

Daniels, S.B., Harding, D., and Collura, M. Introducing Feedback Control to First Year Engineering Students using LabVIEW, Emerging Trends in Engineering Education - Session 2161, ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Portland, Oregon, June 2005.