Modernization of Engineering Research Institute at Tennessee State University
Final rept. Mar 1997-Mar 1999
TENNESSEE STATE UNIV NASHVILLE COLL OFENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
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Funding from 1997 DoD HBCUMI infrastructure support for educational instrumentation provided support for Tennessee State University to modernize its Engineering Research Institute ERI. State of the art equipment with associated software was purchased to enhance the research capabilities of image processing, concurrent manufacturing, networking and communication and robotics and machine vision laboratories. The impact of this equipment led to completion of 13 undergraduate senior capstone design projects and 14 masters theses during 1999-2000 In addition 7 new graduate level courses were established to enrich the electrical and mechanical engineering curriculum and enhance the career opportunities of our students. The equipment funds were leveraged to obtain two new grants in robotics from NASA Ames and JPL totaling 631,000, and a contract from BWXT-Yl2 security complex for 198,000 Based on enhanced research capabilities Tennessee Board of Regents approved Ph.D degree program in Computer and Information Systems Engineering CISE in the College of engineering, Technology and Computer Science.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods