Statewide Network of Collaborators - Affiliates, Partners & Strategic Partners

Albany State University(ASU)

Consortium Member Since: 2001

Affiliate Director: Atin K Sinha, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor and Coordinator of Engineering Studies Program
Department of Natural Studies

Contact Information:
504 College Drive
Albany, GA 31705
(229) 430-4820

Website: https://mycampus.asurams.edu/web/school-natural-sciences/
Albany State University

University information : is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in Albany (Southwest Georgia). ASU is one of three historically black universities (HBCUs) in the University System of Georgia. The university offers over 30 undergraduate degree programs as well as six advanced degrees in four colleges. The university also offers education specialist degrees and non-degree educational programs as well as a Pre-Engineering program, which works with the Georgia Institute of Technology where students work towards a bachelor’s degree in engineering.
Albany State University (ASU) Academics and Admissions - Albany


GSGC Funded Activities 2014 – 2015

Research Experience in Scientific Payload Design and Launch

ASU’ s student ballooning project started with a 9 week NSF funded summer workshop for a faculty/student team in LSU in 2009. Since then, they have launched one payload with another team and 4 more independently in southwest Georgia. Student teams are recruited in the fall semester, then go through the yearlong activity of designing, prototyping, testing, assembling and finally launching the student payload at least once a year.

Agricultural Application of Remotely Piloted Vehicle

TASU has a program for undergraduate students to assemble a drone from commercially available components. They learn to program the controller to fly the drone around a set pattern by laying out waypoints on a google map.

Engineering Experience to Strengthen High and Middle School Science Education

Albany State University conducts activities annually to foster an environment of understanding and enthusiasm toward engineering profession among high and middle school students and their parents in southwest Georgia.

An annual balsa wood model bridge building competition has been held since 2003 during National Engineers Week. Student teams build the model bridges to very stringent specifications prior to the contest which are tested by professional engineers from the local industry. The bridges are scored by the ratio of breaking load to the empty weight and top three teams are recognized with prizes. The winning school with most winning teams gets a plaque. There are also Saturday workshops for high school students to work with manufacturing equipment in the Engineering Laboratory that consists of a research wind tunnel, programmable robots, CNC machine, CAD software, 3D scanner/printer.