VALDOSTA — The research was conducted through a directed study course in engineering offered by Hojjatie. The project is supported by Valdosta State’s Undergraduate Engagement in Discipline-Based Inquiry Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP),
Undergraduate Engagement in Discipline-Based Inquiry provides students with focused opportunities for engaging with faculty in research and scholarly activities appropriate to the discipline. Through an open competitive process, a call for proposals for projects was issued for innovative projects that achieve the QEP goals and articulate their student learning outcomes and assessments. The first round of funding included six projects from four colleges at Valdosta State. The university is currently in its second round of funding for QEP, with seven projects in sciences, social sciences and humanities this academic year. For more information about QEP, visithttp://www.valdosta.edu/administration/sacs/qep/ .