VIBES & WAVES IN ACTION: An NSF funded graduate STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fellows in K-12 education (GK-12) project that involves a cross-disciplinary network of researchers in the Colleges of Engineering, Education and Arts & Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and high-school teachers and students in the school districts of Lowell and Lawrence, Massachusetts.
MISSION: Enhance graduate education through leadership training that incorporates interdisciplinary research, communication techniques for delivering research concepts in high school classrooms, creation of synergy between targeted curriculum and research conducted at the University, mentorship, social impacts and diversity education. Provide high school students access to high-tech equipment, cyber-enabled platforms and GK-12 fellows as mentors.
THEME: Acoustic and electromagnetic vibrations and waves, their application in communications, biological and manufactured systems and their interaction with the environment.
NEWS: STEM in Action:
Summer 2016: Vibes & Waves Team begins a new after school program Community Action for Smart Environments (CASE) that involves K-12 students from the Burmese immigrant and refugee community in Lowell, Massachusetts. We collaborate with organizers from SayDaNar Community Development Center to engage students and their parents in projects that involve collaborative computing, networks and environmental monitoring for building smart neighborhoods and communities.
July 2015: Vibes & Waves Teacher Workshop on Blended Learning and Computing was held July 27-29 at UMASS Lowell. Please contact Prof. Chandra if interested in participating in one of our future workshops .
GK-12 Fellows holds AP Physics Lab Visit for Haverhill High School Kids. UML visit PDF
2013 Lecture Series
Megha Sunny got accepted in Carnegie Mellon University PHD program in Electrical Engineering
Megha Sunny, MS student and GK-12 fellow has been accepted to Carnegie Mellon University Phd program in Electrical Engineering. Megha is a recipient of the NSF Graduate Fellowship award.
GK-12 Past Fellow's Graduation-2013
Nicholas Misiunas (GK-12 Fellow, 2010-2012) and Max Denis (GK-12 Fellow, 2009-2010) both members of CACT defended their thesis and graduated recently.Nick defended his thesis on Spectrum Sharing Policies with Adjacent Channel Constraintsin April 2013. This work proposed queueing models to analyze the radio spectrum
Ccube : Code, Create & Communicate (July 2012)
The Center for Advanced Computation and Telecommunications at University of Massachusetts at Lowell and the NSF GK-12 Vibes and Waves in Action program organized the Ccube: Code, Create and Communicate workshop for high school students during the summer of 2012.
GK-12 fellows present papers at SoftCOM 2012, Split, Croatia
The 20th International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM 2012) was held in Split, Croatia from Sept. 11 – 13, 2012. GK-12 fellows Ibrahim Alshawabkeh, Pratik Gandhi and Nick Misiunas presented papers at the conference.
GK-12 fellows and CACT faculty visit Belgrade Metropolitan University in Serbia (September 14,2012)
GK-12 fellows Ibrahim Alshawabkeh, Pratik Gandhi and Nick Misiunas and advisors Prof. Thompson and Prof. Chandra met with faculty and students of Information Technology at Belgrade Metropolitan University (BMU) and discussed collaborative projects on mobile-learning.