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U445A·SUNDAY WORKSHOP: Project-Based Arduino/Raspberry Pi Experiential Activities
Workshop Engineering Physics and Physics Division (EP2D)
Sun. June 25, 2023 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room 323, Baltimore Convention Center
Session Description

Ticketed event: $20.00
A basic knowledge of Arduinos, Rasperry Pis, or other similar systems is essential to any engineering program and project in the ever-evolving electronic world. Engineering and science students often use these control systems in class activities and projects. This workshop will introduce the Arduino and Raspberry Pi systems as the data acquisition platform in a freshman engineering physics and engineering courses. The workshop will emphasize how these systems can be used in the laboratory portion of the introductory physics and engineering courses. An overview of the systems will be presented, along with hardware necessary to interface with equipment already available in many freshman laboratories. A number of sample projects will be presented. Some interactive, hands-on activities will demonstrate how to apply the knowledge.
Note: Participants will need to bring a laptop with the Arduino IDE installed and use the Arduino sketch software. The software is available as a free download at

  1. Dr. Carl K Frederickson
    The University of Central Arkansas

    Professor and Chair of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Central Arkansas. We started an Engineering Physics program as a track in the Physics BS in 2018-2019 and moved it to an Engineering Physics BS in 2020-2021. Dr. Frederickson has used Arduinos as the data acquisition platform in his freshman physics laboratories for a number of years.

  2. Dr. Bala Maheswaran
    Northeastern University

    Bala Maheswaran is currently a senior faculty in the College of Engineering, Northeastern University. He has contributed and authored over one hundred publications consisting of original research and education-related papers, and conference proceedings. He has over twenty years of experience in teaching at Northeastern University. He is the Chair of the Engineering Physics Division, ASEE, Chair and executive board member, ASEE NE Section; the co-chair of TASME Conference (Technological Advances in Science, Medicine and Engineering, Toronto, Canada), Academic Member and the Unit Head, Electrical Engineering, ATINER (Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece). A charismatic educator, Dr. Maheswaran has received several awards including the Northeastern University first-year Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award twice, the ASEE-Northeast Section Outstanding Teaching Award, the ASEE Division Distinguished Educator and Service Award. He was also the nominee for the ASEE National Outstanding Teaching Medal and nominated to be the ASEE Fellow. Honoring his outstanding contribution, the TASME presented an award in his name at the 24th year award ceremony: “Dr. Bala Maheswaran Junior Faculty Award 2020 for Excellence in Science