Michael Hagenberger's research while affiliated with Valparaiso University (USA) and other places

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Background: Health inequities exist in rural Nicaragua. The purpose of this academic-community partnership is to improve health equity in rural Nicaragua through social transformation using community-based participatory action research. Bronfenbrenner's ecological model of human development, school health, and primary health care theories provided...
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Abstract—All seniors in computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering at __________ University take a multidisciplinary senior design course. In the first week of the Fall semester, students are assigned to teams (based on their ranked preference), and each team is then given a project that contains both electrical and mechanical aspects. Some p...
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The work presented in this paper focuses on our mechanics-statics course. When solving 3D free-body diagram problems, students often have difficulty in interpreting the spatial layout of structures when problems are presented on the written page or on a chalkboard/whiteboard. Our method projects free-body diagrams on a 3D display where they can be...
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0 ABSTRACT Most of today's educators have been taught by the conventional two-dimensional technology known as the chalkboard. It has been the default teaching medium and is still used effectively by many in the engineering field as the preferred means of conveying information to students. However, one great inherent problem is its difficulty in con...

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... These objectives are similar to other Introduction to Engineering courses that focus on introducing the career of engineering as well as skills required to be successful in future engineering courses. [1][2][3] As with some other Introduction to Engineering courses, it is not a required course for graduation from the engineering program. 4 Some of the skills taught in this class include effective studying techniques, time management, reviewing literature, working with a team, and giving presentations. ...
... Occasionally, towards improving its understanding, there was a need to develop the virtual environment completely, progress seen with the blueprint using magic virtually with the use of a wand controlled with game consoles also undertake strict remembrance restrictions. 62,63 Nowadays, still the organization of Weill Cornell Medicine makes use of CAVE to effortlessly envision remedial sets through the improved description of the technology. This definitely approaches to realistic sense of a variety of sectors counting it to revise the body structure components through the worldwide altitudes of the technology subsequent in pictorial view are acquired from CT. 64 It has been declared significant to converse to another group of beings simultaneously as studying the particle in VR as an alternative of doing something in the given space while envisioning along with, therefore desire expansively utilize this technology by actual probability, plus concurrently converse with other natives while the fragment glide in 3D space in front of them ( Figure 1). ...
... Students in electrical, computer, and mechanical engineering at Valparaiso University are required to complete a two-semester senior design project experience – GE 497/498 Senior Design Project I and II [Hagenberger, 2007; Johnson, 2007 a-b; Tougaw, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007]. Prior to the start of Fall classes, faculty compile a list of available projects that typically involve a mixture of service-based projects, industry-sponsored projects, faculty research projects, projects for national student design competitions, and other academic projects. ...
... An example is the Foundation Coalition based at Texas A&M University, where one focus is on curriculum integration: help students link ideas across disciplines. Many schools have developed courses which focus specifically on engineering fundamentals in the first year and continue to look for elements that improve these courses (Hagenberger, et al, 2006). ...
... From literature reports [15,16] and the author's teaching experience, the study identified the key concepts in the first three chapters of Hibbeler's Statics textbook that many students have struggled to understand (Table 1). Therefore, the effort is dedicated to developing VR models for these Statics topics. ...