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Ashraf Badir, Ph.D., P.E. - Florida Gulf Coast University. Fort Myers, FL, US

Ashraf Badir, Ph.D., P.E. Ashraf Badir, Ph.D., P.E.

Expert in concrete and steel structures | Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, FL, UNITED STATES

Ashraf Badir's research focuses on structural engineering as well as engineering education.

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Biography

Dr. Ashraf Badir is an associate professor in the department of environmental and civil engineering at the U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering at Florida Gulf Coast University. He has more than 25 years of teaching experience in civil engineering. Badir focuses his research in the area of engineering education and structural analysis.

Areas of Expertise (6)

Engineering Education

Structural Analysis

Steel Structures

Concrete Structures

Bridges

Design of Structures

Education (4)

Georgia Institute of Technology: Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering (Structures) 1992

Georgia Institute of Technology: M.Sc. 1989

University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt: M.Sc., Structures 1985

University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt: B.Sc., Civil Engineering 1982

Affiliations (5)

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Florida Board of Professional Engineers
  • Florida Structural Engineers Association — Southwest Florida
  • American Concrete Institute

Selected Media Appearances (1)

FDOT warned about FIU bridge cracking 2 days before fatal collapse - but didn't hear voicemail

FOX 4  

2018-03-17

Dr. Ashraf Badir discusses the FIU bridge collapse.

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Selected Event Appearances (3)

Exam Wrappers, Reflection and Student Performance in Engineering Mechanics

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition  Salt Lake City, Utah

2018-06-24

Contributions of the Industry Involvement in Civil and Environmental Engineering Capstone Design Projects

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition  Salt Lake City, Utah

2018-06-24

Homework Methods in Engineering Mechanics

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition  Columbus, Ohio

2017-06-25

Research Focus (1)

Engineering Education

Dr. Badir's research includes the assessment of students’ performance in “bottleneck” engineering courses to increase retention by discerning the hindrances that need to be addressed to empower students to succeed as future engineers.

Selected Articles (2)

Exam Wrappers, Reflection and Student Performance in Engineering Mechanics Proceedings of the 125th American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition

Badir A., Liao J., Tanya K., Papkov G., Nguyen L. and O’Neill R.

2018-06-24

This paper presents the authors’ continuing study in investigating the efficacy of quizzes and homework in an engineering mechanics (Statics & Dynamics) course, starting from academic year 2013-2014. With these longitudinal data, our previous papers on this study concluded that homework did not significantly correlate with student performance on exams and that variations in homework methods had little impact on student performance in the class. Time surveys confirm that students often spend their time studying for the next quiz or exam. However, mistakes made on previous quizzes and exams are often repeated on later exams; suggesting students may not spend sufficient time in reflecting and improving their mastering of topics covered in previous quizzes and exams.

As such, the authors have implemented exam wrappers to obtain students’ reflection on their quiz and early exam performance in current course offerings. Wrappers formalize the process of reviewing quiz and exam performance by asking students to formally record where mistakes may have occurred. Additionally, exam wrappers encourage reflection not only on exam performance, but also on how individuals prepared for the exam. Our premise is that the behavioral change from students, such as more reflection on the results of the formative assessment and clearer awareness of where mistakes occurred, may improve their performance on subsequent exams. In this paper, the authors will explore the relationship between wrappers and exam scores. The effectiveness of the wrappers will also be qualitatively assessed from a survey of students’ perceptions at the end of each semester.

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Contributions of the Industry Involvement in Civil and Environmental Engineering Capstone Design Projects Proceedings of the 125th American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition

Badir A., Nguyen L., O’Neill Robert, Kinzli K., Komisar S. and Kim J.

2018-06-24

Extensive literature indicates that industry involvement in capstone design courses provides benefits to students, faculty, and industry practitioners. This paper presents the civil and environmental engineering senior design curricula at AAA University and the contributions of industry participants to student experiential learning. Practitioners have been involved in various roles, including project mentors for capstone design projects and/or judges for students’ capstone design project presentations. This paper provides course assessment and student feedback regarding the multiple aspects of the capstone design course. Practitioners, through the students, are provided by new ways of looking at and solving problems. Practitioners, through their involvement, provide valuable feedback to the faculty and students that enriches the overall experience gained in the capstone design course. This feedback helps improve student performance on their project and provides them with additional tools to carry forward to their engineering careers. A survey was conducted to obtain insights into the contributions of industry involvement in the capstone design course from the perspective of practitioners. This paper reports the results of this survey and describes two successful projects.

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