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Conference Paper

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120th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


It is very important that modern topics be covered at the senior undergraduate level in order that students benefit from (1) advanced STEM concepts, (2) project based learning, (3) a systems level perspective and (4) real world applications. This will help students that proceed to graduate school and who take up employment in government or industry. This paper describes a senior level undergraduate course in biometrics, a multidisciplinary area that is highly relevant to society and which has a rapidly growing global market. The course objectives, broad learning outcomes and curricular plan are described. Assessment results based on the analysis of a concept inventory test and student surveys (target versus control group) related to the learning outcomes show that the course was very successful.


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Ramachandran, R. P., Polikar, R., Dahm, K. D., Nickel, R. M., Kozick, R. J., Shetty, S., Tang, Y., & Chin, S. H. (2013). Configuration and Assessment of a Senior Level Course in Biometric Systems Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia.