NSF CBET 1401507

Design Projects to Enable Veteran Reintegration in an Educational System

Synopsis: The project will develop customized solutions for North Dakota State University (NDSU) students (preferably veterans), faculty, and staff with disabilities. Each year, an average of 4 groups of 2-4 students each will work closely with an individual with a disability, through NDSU Disability Services in collaboration with the NDSU Nursing Department, and when applicable, the North Dakota Interagency Program for Assistive Technology and the City of Fargo, to develop practical and applicable solutions to resolve issues that are affecting a specific veteran's academic progress and societal reintegration. In most cases, a group will be entirely composed of NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering students; however, when appropriate, students from other departments, such as Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering, may also be part of a group.

Project Personnel: Samee U. Khan (PI), Jacob Glower, Na Gong, Bunnie R. Johnson-Messelt, Scott C. Smith, Loretta J. Heuer, Majura F. Selekwa, Gursimran S. Walia, Don Olson, Dan Mahli, and Jeffrey Erickson.

Project Web Presence: Facebook, Google+, and Twitter.

Project Outreach: West Fargo High School (05/06/2015).

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Crowd Sourced Public Transit Information System (Johnson, Scott and Skarphol, Jacob); May 2016: Presentation Video, Demo Video, Final Report, and Code.

Speech to Overhead Text Display (Jelkin, Thomas; Miller, Scott; and Wanner, Austin); May 2016: Presentation Video, Demo Video, Final Report, and Code.

Internet of Things Platform (Bromenshenkel, Dale; Hoffmann, Bradley; and Massey, James); Dec. 2015: Presentation Video, Demo Video, Final Report, and Code.

Custom Keyboard for Disabled Veterans (Birrenkott, Jordan; Fowley, William; and Leerssen, Jacob); Dec. 2015: Presentation Video, Demo Video, Final Report, and Code.

Voice Activated Door Opener (Bernhardt, Dylan; Schur, Gabriel; and Xiao, Xinhao); May 2015: Presentation Video, Demo Video, Final Report, and Code.

Voice-Enabled Vending Machine for Disabled Veterans (Bosch, Lelan; Thorson, Kyle; and Simanovich, Igor); May 2015: Presentation Video, Demo Video, Final Report, and Code.