Engineering Technology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kevin Berisso

Department: Engineering Technology

Telephone Number and Email Address: 678-4300 /

Project Description: The student will be assisting in the development, testing and analysis of a series of experiments that will investigate the relative performance of bar codes that have suffered from various levels of damage. The student will have to determine what levels of damage need to be imposed on bar code samples to achieve defined levels of damage to the error correction that is built into the bar codes. The student will be introduced to bar code encoding and decoding technologies, error correction methods and design of experiment methodologies. Should time allow (and the student have an interest), they will be included in the development of the academic paper that will result, with their name listed as a co-author.

Requirements for Student Applicants: Self-directed learner with a basic understanding of programming (C# or Java preferred, C, VB or assembly also accepted). Student must have passed Calculus II (1920 or 2421). An understanding of Reed-Solomon (or other) error correction methodology is a plus. Students in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or mathematics will be given priority consideration (but these majors are not required).

Application or Interview Process: Please send a resume and cover letter. Cover letter should include a list of relevant classes taken or currently enrolled in.

Hours per week the student will work: 10-15 hours/week

Start Date: 1/29

Methods of Compensation: Federal Work Study or Volunteer

Federal Work Study eligible students should submit application materials directly to by Friday, January 26, 2018. Other Interested students should submit materials directly to the faculty mentor.