Teaching Cellular Automation Concepts Through Interdisciplinary Collaborative Learning


  • Joseph J. Biernacki Tennessee Technological University
  • Jerry B. Ayers Tennessee Technological University


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Author Biographies

Joseph J. Biernacki, Tennessee Technological University

Joseph J. Biernacki received his BS from Case Western Reserve University (1980) and his MS (1983) and Doctor of Engineering (1988) from Cleveland State University. He is currently As­sociate Professor at Tennessee Technological University where he pursues his research inter­ests in synthesis and processing. He is also interested in research on engineering educa­tion and dedicates this paper in memory of his colleague and coauthor Jerry B. Ayers.

Jerry B. Ayers, Tennessee Technological University

Jerry B. Ayers received his Ed.D in Science Education from the University of Georgia (1967). He served as Associate Vice President for Re­search at Tennessee Technological University from 1994 until his unexpected death in Sep­tember, 1999. Prior to that he held positions as Director of the Center of Excellence for Teacher Education Evaluation, Associate Dean of the College of Education, and various faculty ap­pointments at TTU.