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  • Dr Wang participated in IEEE Haptics Symposium 2016 in April in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Dr Selvi's paper was accepted in ASEE annual conference 2016. 
  • Dr Wang attended ABET advanced assessment training workshop in April in Fort Lauderdale. 
  • Five Engineering students (Chris Beachler, Adam Hurdis, Weston Miller, Jon Maywood, Travis Pulliam) presented at JU symposium 2016. 
  • Dr Wang served as a NSF panelist. 
  • ​​Three engineering students (Yanni Cacho, Ted Clark and Michelle Espinal) served as judges at Mathcount 2016 at UNF.
  • Trenton Hasty, a junior in Electrical Engineering, presented the research progress on hands-free manipulation of virtual structures at National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR 2016) held at Asheville, North Carolina.​ 

​ 2015​

  • Dr. Javaid presented her research on using pressure sensors to identify manipulation actions during human physical interaction in 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2015). The research work was also published in the conference proceedings.
  • Dr. Javaid's research on development of an interactive application for teaching oral anatomy (ToothPIC) got accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies.​
  • Dr Wang got a patent granted in December, USPTO 9208662.
  • Dr Selvi and Javaid served as referees at FIRST contests. 
  • Dr Wang received two EPIC grants collaboarating with Marine Science, Georgraphy, and Kinesiology departments. 
  • Dr Wang attended ABET fundamental assessment workshop in October in Dallas TX. 
  • Engineering Department attended Jacksonville One-Spark 2015 showing our 3D printed products. 
  • Engineering Department got a two-extruder 3D printer supported by the EPIC grant. We aim to manufacture more complicated hollow structures.
  • Enginneeing Student Adam Hurdis got a JU Undergruduate Research Grant collaborating with another two students from Chemistry Departmtent. They plan to optimize the fabrication process of a smart material called Ionic Polymer Metallic Composite. 
  • Dr wang presented the paper tiltled with "Self-tuning parts in an Erhu instrument using shape memory alloys" at SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2015 in March in San Diego, CA.
  • John Leong gave a presentation about "An information indicator based on two-way shape memory alloys (SMAs)" at SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2015 in San Diego, CA.
  • Engineering students Devin Pappas and Bryam Duque presented at FCHC in Miami in February 2015.
  • Six engineering students (Devin Pappas, John Leong, Bryam Duque, Chris Beachler, Weston Miller and Jonathan Maywood) will attend NCUR 2015 to present three projects.
  • Engineering faculty Dr Wang and Dr Huang (Chemistry Department) got a JU Research grant (2015-2016). They collaborated to work on the fabrication of an Ionic Polymer Metallic Composite.
  • Dr Wang and four engineering students served as judges at NE FL Regional ​​Science and Engineering Fair 2015. 
  • Dr Wang presented engineering projects at FL ​STEM and Health EXPO 2015 in May ​at River City ​Science Academy. 
  • Dr Wang attended AAC&U PKAL Summer Leadership Institue in July in Maryland. 
  • Dr Wang and two students gave a class Episcopal Elementary School in May.
  • Drs Wang and Selvi visited ​Bishop Kenny High school introduced our NSF supported MEPS Program in Spring Break.
  • Dr Wang and two students visited Callahan Library in June to introduce several engineeing products and our engineering department. 


  • The vice president of NSPE Nicole Buczkowski attended the FES Leadership Conference in 2014 summer.
  • Engineering students Devin Pappas, John Leong, and Bryam Duque got two JU undergraduate research grants (2014 Spring-2015 Spring).
  • Four Engineering students (Devin Pappas, John Leong, Stephen Cowan, and Max Orozco) presented their papers at JU symposium 2014. 
  • Devin Pappas gave a presentation at SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2014 about 'Haptics using a smart material for eyes-free interaction in personal devices'.
  • Devin Papppas served a judge at Mathcount 2014 at UNF. 
  • Drs Wang and Lane visited ​Bishop Kenny High school introduced our NSF supported MEPS Program in Spring Break.  

2013 Fall

  • Engineering program got free samples of dry Ionic Polymer Metal Composite for Haptics application from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan.
  • Engineering program and Physics department got a 3D printer this semester.
  • Bryam Duque's abstract about 'A Flexible and Hands Free Control Support for Mobile Devices based on Shape Memory Alloy' was accepted by NCUR 2014.