SIUE’s Zhang Advances Development of Remote Robotic Teaching Platform as STEM Center Faculty Fellow


January 16, 2019, 11:10 AM

Mingshao Zhang, PhD. The research title says it all: “Improve Remote Education Using Telepresence Robots with Social Capacities.” The associated possibilities for educational advancement are endless.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering’s Mingshao Zhang, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, continues his development of a remote educational robotic system that is easy-to-use and low cost for the benefit of learners worldwide.

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Rededicated SIUE Science Complex Provides State-of-the-Art Teaching and Research

September 23, 2018, 11:55 AM


Science East Ribbon CutThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) hosted a Science Showcase Friday, Sept. 21 as it celebrated the $70-million renovation of the Science Building East. The renovation focused on teaching and research facilities in the Departments of Physics, Mathematics and

 Statistics and the Center for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Research, Education and Outreach.

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SIUE Undergraduate Scholars Showcase Spotlights Outstanding Research and Creative Activities

May 1, 2018, 1:25 PMnews3

Dressed in Lolita fashion, senior Haley Andrews presented her research on the From Lolita fashion to robotic prosthetics, sexual assault prevention to chemical risk exposure, and fair trade to race relations within sacred harp music, a wide array of research and creative activities were featured during Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Undergraduate Scholars Showcase.

The event, held Thursday, April 26 in the Morris University Center, highlighted the depth and variety of learning experiences offered through SIUE’s Senior Assignment and Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) programs.

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SIUE Researchers Receive Funding to Advance Telepresence Robot

April 16, 2018, 10:05 AMnews4

SIUE School of Engineering student researchers test the telepresence robot they’ve created for use in educational settings.Put simply, a telepresence robot being created at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville functions like “walking Skype.” And, while the end goal is simplicity for users in a classroom setting, the critical thinking, and technological design and development involved in its creation are complex.

The Wailian Education Group, now WeEducation Group, Inc., supported the robot research and development with private funding totaling $56,304. SIUE School of Engineering’s Mingshao Zhang, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, directed the project.

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SIUE Researchers Aim to Enhance Telepresence Teaching Robots

October 27, 2017, 10:50 AMSIUE-ZhangRoboticResearch

Telepresence is nothing new in today’s advanced technological environment, but there’s room for scholarly exploration and development when it comes to the effective use of telepresence robots in classrooms.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering’s Mingshao Zhang, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, has received $56,304 from the Wailian Education Group to pursue the possibilities of this innovative technology in education.

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