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Volume 21, Number 2, Spring/Summer 2021

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Editor’s Note: Leadership Styles and Careers in Engineering

Philip Weinsier, TIIJ Editor-in-Chief

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Hardware in the Loop for Embedded Code Development in an Introductory Undergraduate Course

Dale Litwhiler, Penn State, Berks

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Interdisciplinary Educational Modules: Using Smart Colored Windows in Responsive Façade Systems

Negar Heidari Matin, University of Oklahoma; Forough Zareanshahraki, Eastern Michigan University; Ali Eydgahi, Eastern Michigan University

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Design and Development of an Optically Linked Raspberry Pi Beowulf

Christopher Harton, Murray State University; Marc Beck, Murray State University

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Robotics Vision System Integration for Sorting and Pick-and-Place Applications

Maged Mikhail, Purdue University Northwest; Karen Abad, Purdue University Northwest

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Preparation of MET Students for the NCEES FE Exam: Lessons Learned

Kevin Johnson, Michigan Technological University; John L. Irwin, Michigan Technological University

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Assessment of the Highway Safety Manual’s Empirical Bayes Method

Mandar Khanal, Boise State University; Mahamudul Hasan, Boise State University

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Prevalent Technical Leadership Styles and Impact on Early Engineering Careers

Connor Eigelberger, Southern Illinois University Carbondale; Bruce DeRuntz, Southern Illinois University Carbondale; Harvey Henson, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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Strategies for Increasing the 4-Year Graduation Rate of Engineering Students at San José State University

Patricia Ryaby Backer, San José State University; Cynthia Kato, San José State University

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A Novel Framework for Network Traffic Prediction using Machine Learning

Wajid Hassan, Indiana State University; Te-Shun Chou, East Carolina University;

Patrick Appiah-Kubi, University of Maryland University College

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An Integrated Approach for an Introduction to Mechatronics Engineering

Maged Mikhail, Purdue University Northwest; Duong Vu, Duy Tan University; Sy Dang Ngoc, Duy Tan University

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Instructions for Authors: Manuscript Formatting Requirements

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