RFID-Based Interdisciplinary Educational Platform to Improve the Engineering and Technology Curriculums

  • Kumar Yelamarthi
Keywords: senior design, engineering, technology


Interdisciplinary projects involving electrical engineering (EE), mechanical engineering (ME), and computer science (CS) students are both exciting and difficult to conceptualize. Answering this challenge, this paper presents an interdisciplinary educational platform on radio frequency identification based assistive devices. The combination of software, hardware, and mechanical design makes this platform an excellent choice for undergraduate student projects and curriculum development. Through working on these interdisciplinary projects, students will be able to study a complex engineering and technology system that: (1) exposes them to applied and cutting-edge technologies; (2) encourages them to participate in an integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum; and (3) involves them in methods of applied technology and skills necessary to transition from academic to professional environments.