Gannon Welcomes 10 students from Nanyang Polytechnic

Posted: March 15, 2012

Gannon University is excited to welcome 10 students from Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) in Singapore who are attending Gannon through the University’s Global Visitors Program.

The students are in the third-year curriculum at NYP, which strives to equip students to be life-long learners and to contribute to Singapore’s technological, economic and social development. They recently attended a welcome breakfast with faculty and staff and will remain on campus through May.

As part of Nanyang Polytechnic’s efforts to gain global exposure in technical disciplines, Gannon has the distinction of being selected as the first institution for this type of exchange program.

“With the inspiration and support of the University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Gannon has developed a program for these visiting students that embraces our Mission and leads us toward our initiative of continued globalization,” said Christopher Vilevac, associate director, Global Visitors Program, Gannon University International Student Office (ISO).

The students are working with current Gannon students and faculty on a variety of projects during their time at Gannon:

  • Small-scale wireless smart grid system. Dr. Wookwon Lee, associate professor, electrical and computer engineering, will be the lead faculty member.
  • Automatic data acquisition for electrohydrodynamic lifter project. Dr. Lin Zhao, assistant professor, electrical and computer engineering, will be the lead faculty member.
  • Motor drives for hybrid golf cart. Dr. Zhao will be the lead faculty member.
  • Analog controller design for an inverter. Dr. Qing Zheng, assistant professor, electrical and computer engineering, will be the lead faculty member.
  • Interface card design for a drive motor interface platform. Dr. Zheng will be the lead faculty member.
  • Multimedia project/online videos. Dr. Fong Mak, professor, electrical and computer engineering, will be the lead faculty member.
  • Management of hard-in-the-loop (HIL) and software-in-the loop (SIL) real-time simulation. Dr. Yong-Kyu Jung, assistant professor, electrical and computer engineering, will be the lead faculty member.
  • Distributed micro controller system. Don MacKellar, instructor, electrical and computer engineering, and Dr. Ramakrishnan Sundaram, associate professor, electrical and computer engineering, will be the lead faculty.
  • Distributed micro controller system – communication infrastructure. MacKellar will be the lead faculty member.
  • Distributed micro controller system design. MacKellar will be the lead faculty member.

Upon the students’ return to Singapore, they will present the results of their learning and experience at Gannon.