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Joe Pow

Associate Director CIS
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
College of Science

585-475-7323
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Joe Pow

Associate Director CIS
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
College of Science

Education

BS, MS, University of Rochester; MS, Air Force Institute of Technology

585-475-7323

Currently Teaching

IMGS-182
3 Credits
This is the second of a two-course sequence aimed at designing, developing, and building a functional imaging system that will be useful to a real world external constituency to achieve its technical goals. With help from faculty and staff from imaging science and other departments across campus, the unified team of students will plan and organize the effort, assess technology options, integrate components, and confirm that the system meets desired levels of performance. Students will develop a general understanding of the foundational concepts of imaging science, a working knowledge of the principles of systems engineering, an appreciation for the value of teamwork in technical disciplines and practice oral and written technical communication. In this second course of the sequence, students proceed with construction and testing of their system that was designed in IMGS-181.
IMGS-502
3 Credits
Part of this course is designed to develop skills in technical communication and scientific research practices. Each student is required to research, write, and present a proposal for an independent research project. Students initiate the research project defined in the proposal developed in the course. The project is supervised by a faculty member in imaging science and is expected to require 9-12 hours per week.
IMGS-503
3 Credits
Students perform the independent research project under the advising of a faculty member in imaging science. The research effort is expected to require 9-12 hours per week. The research outcomes are presented in written and oral form.
IMGS-181
3 Credits
Innovative Freshman Experience I is the first of a two-course sequence. Through the exploration of concepts in physics, math, and computer science, students will experience the creation of a system to address a contemporary technological need through the application of the principles of the scientific method. With the help of faculty and staff from different departments across campus, as well as external experts, students will plan and organize the effort, review current literature applicable to the posed technical challenge, apply hypotheses to address presented scientific questions, conduct experiments to assess technology options, integrate components to create a prototype, and confirm that the prototype and methods meet desired levels of performance. The students will develop a working knowledge of the scientific method and an appreciation for the value of teamwork in technical disciplines, develop the skills required to execute a large project, and increase proficiency in oral and written technical communication.

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  • April 17, 2019

    Students work on dome-shaped imaging system.

    Imagine RIT Preview: Virtual Bugs

    When the Seneca Park Zoo Society needed a way to create detailed 3D computer models of rare insects from Madagascar, they turned to RIT’s imaging science program for help. A multidisciplinary team of first-year students designed and built a new system to tackle the problem and will showcase the final product at the Imagine RIT festival.

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Published Conference Proceedings
Pow, Joseph. "Motion Picture Science: A Fully Integrated FineArts/STEM Degree Program." Proceedings of the 4th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference. Princeton, New Jersey: IEEE, 2014. Print.
Pow, Joseph. "Multidimensional Comparison of Project-BasedLearning Programs." Proceedings of the 4th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference. Princeton, New Jersey: IEEE, 2014. Print.
Pow, Joseph. "The Use of Peer Evaluations in a Non-Traditional First Year System Design Class." Proceedings of the 121st National Conference. Indianapolis, Indiana: ASEE, 2014. Print.
Pow, Joseph, et al. "Using A Non-Traditional Pedagogy In Freshman-Level STEM Classes: Implications For Faculty." Proceedings of the Hawaii University International Conference on Education, Math, and Engineering Technology. Honolulu, Hawaii: n.p., 2013. Print.
Helguera, Maria and Joseph Pow. "A Project-Based Pedagogy for Technical Education Among First-Year College Students." Proceedings of the International Technology, Education and Development Conference. Valencia, Spain: n.p., 2011. Print.
Pow, Joseph and Maria Helguera. "A Project-Based Pedagogy for First Year College Students in Imaging Science." Proceedings of the 1st Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC). Ewing, NJ: n.p., 2011. Print.