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Saturday, May 6 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Constructing a Working Model of Algae Skimmer Using 3D Printed Parts LIMITED

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The presenters will discuss the various phases in the development of an award-winning functional model of an autonomous algae skimmer submitted for the Community College Innovation Challenge sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the American Association of Community College. Specifically, they will discuss how the student designers used their classroom and extracurricular knowledge to incorporate 3D-printed parts, parts from a toy kit, motors, and various other objects in the model; how the students collaborated on troubleshooting and fixing design flaws; and what they learned from the experience. They will also discuss how to incorporate a similar innovation project as part of a project-based learning activity. They will use the actual functional model to illustrate the major points of their talk.


Travis Crawford

Speaker, Georgia Institute of Technology
Travis Crawford is fourth-year physics major at the Georgie Institute of Technology. Outside of class, he partakes in small team projects involving research and design of robotics systems. After graduation from Georgia Tech, he plans to pursue a PhD in physics with a focus in high-energy... Read More →

Brian Mull

Attendee, Perimeter College at Georgia State University

John Weber

Associate Professor, Georgia State University Perimeter College
John Weber is Associate Professor of Mathematics at GSU Perimeter College. His current research interests include the effect of using fun on student learning and anxiety in the classroom, the effective use of technology in learning mathematics, and engaging students through inquiry-based... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Ballroom D