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ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)


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Nagib C. Callaos


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Smart Cities: Challenges and Opportunities
Mohammad Ilyas
(pages: 1-6)

Bridging the Gap: Communicating to Increase the Visibility and Impact of Your Academic Work
Erin Ryan
(pages: 7-12)

Cross-Cultural Online Networking Based on Biomedical Engineering to Motivate Transdisciplinary Communication Skills
Shigehiro Hashimoto
(pages: 13-17)

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Learning Informatics
Masaaki Kunigami
(pages: 18-22)

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and the Importance of Transdisciplinary Research
R. Cherinka, J. Prezzama, P. O'Leary
(pages: 23-28)

Emotional Communication as Complex Phenomenon in Musical Interpretation – Proposal for a Systemic Model That Promotes a Transdisciplinary Process of Self-Formation and Reflection Around Expressiveness as a Lived Experience
Fuensanta Fernández de Velazco, Eduardo Carpinteyro-Lara, Saúl Rodríguez-Luna
(pages: 29-33)

A Multi-Disciplinary Cybernetic Approach to Pedagogic Excellence
Russell Jay Hendel
(pages: 34-41)

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in the Era of Generative AI
Vassilka D. Kirova, Cyril S. Ku, Joseph R. Laracy, Thomas J. Marlowe
(pages: 42-50)

Trans-Disciplinary Communication: Context and Semantics
Maurício Vieira Kritz
(pages: 51-57)

A Brave New World: AI as a Nascent Regime?
Jasmin Cowin, Birgit Oberer, Cristo Leon
(pages: 58-66)

The Role of Art and Science – Relational Dynamics in Human Ecology
Giorgio Pizziolo, Rita Micarelli
(pages: 67-75)

Advancing Entrepreneurship Education: An Integrated Approach to Empowering Future Innovators
Birgit Oberer, Alptekin Erkollar
(pages: 76-81)

Harmonizing Horizons: The Symphony of Human-Machine Collaboration in the Age of AI
Birgit Oberer, Alptekin Erkollar
(pages: 82-86)

How Do Students Learn Artificial Intelligence in Interdisciplinary Field of Biomedical Engineering?
Shigehiro Hashimoto
(pages: 87-91)


 

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An Interdisciplinary Design Project for Undergraduate Engineering Training – Portable Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction System

Lanju Mei, Lei Zhang, Willie Brown, Xianfang Tan


Our world has been permanently changed by the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19 starts around the end of 2019. In the first few months of 2020, the whole world was in urgent need of an effective, easy, and quick method for the identification of the infection of the new virus. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machine, which can test DNA samples by rapidly making millions of copies of a specific DNA sample through the PCR process, including the COVID-19 virus, can perfectly fit this demand. In this study, a design project on PCR is introduced for undergraduate education in electrical and mechanical engineering. The objective of this project is to develop a low-cost, ease-of-use, wallet-size, portable real-time PCR (RT-PCR) machine for accurate testing of various bacteria or viruses. The key function of the PT-PCR system is to precisely control and maintain the temperature of the biosample solution within a range between 55°C and 95°C. This project provides students opportunities in studying and practicing a wide range of engineering technics and skills, including mechanical design, electronics design, microcomputer programming, data acquisition and processing, etc. Students can gain comprehensive understanding of the design of multiphysics system after they overcome various challenges emerging in the project. From the view of engineering education, the process of this project development has demonstrated the importance and benefits of adopting complex interdisciplinary engineering problems for student teams to solve, especially those involve contemporary issues.

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