Recent Publications, Conference Proceedings & Presentations:
Borgen, K.B.G, Ropp, T.D. & Weldon, W.T.G (2021). Assessment of Augmented Reality Technology’s Impact on Speed of Learning and Task Performance in Aeronautical Engineering Technology Education. The International Journal of Aerospace Psychology, 19 February, 2021. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/24721840.2021.1881403 DO... Paper published with graduate students.
Ropp, T.D. & Belt, S.M.F., (2020). Resilience as a competency for aviation and aerospace professionals: A review of the literature. American Society for Engineering Education. 2020 Annual conference – Technical Educational Research Division. June 24, 2020 Technical Session. Proceedings.
Ropp, T.D., Pirateque, J.E., Aurenas, J.M., Minarik, K & Lopp, D. (2020). Hangar of the Future 2030: Challenges for MRO, Aerospace and Aviation Education. Presentation on international survey results of workforce competency needs in MRO and Aerospace, 2020. Aviation Week-MRO Latin America International conference, Hilton Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia. Jan. 22-23, 2020.
Ropp, T.D. (2018). Igniting self-directed learning and higher level workforce competencies in an aviation curriculum. Presentation. Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT). Center for Instructional Excellence, West Lafayette, IN.
Hubbard, S. M., Ropp, T. D. (2017). Human Decision Making and Threat-awareness Response during Emergency Aircraft Evacuations. 19th Annual International Symposium on Aviation Psychology (ISAP 2017). Dayton, Ohio, USA 8-11 May 2017. Proceedings. ISBN: 978-1-5108-4214-4.
Wang, Y., Anne, A., & Ropp, T. (2016). Publication with student and industry partner. Applying the Technology Acceptance Model to Understand Aviation Students’ Perceptions Toward Augmented Reality Maintenance Training Instruction. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 3(4), 11. http://commons.erau.edu/ijaaa/
Ropp, T.D. (2016). Aviation Week - Speed News 4th Annual Aerospace Manufacturing Conference. Executive Roundtable Session, invited Keynote speaker: The Aerospace Technology Landscape: Preparing a Workforce as Pioneers. Belmond Charleston Place - Charleston, S.C. May 3, 2016.
Leasure, M., Ropp, T.D., Chia, J., & Appold, E., (2015). Inspection, Maintenance and Repair Training for Civilian Unmanned Aircraft. Aviation Technology Education Council (ATEC) Journal, Fall 2015, Vol. 37, Iss. 2, pg. 21-23.
Ropp, T.D., Anne, A., Davis, J.M., (2014). Incorporating 3D printing as an introduction to digital manufacturing in an aeronautical engineering technology curriculum. Aviation Technology Education Council (ATEC)Journal, Vol. 36: Iss. 2, pg. 1.
Anne, A., Garcia, E., Deng, K., Morrissette, J. & Ropp, T.D. (2014). Using Augmented reality in advanced aerospace manufacturing and maintenance. Purdue University Research Roundtable Poster Session. Purdue Memorial Union Ballroom. Nov. 11, 2014.
Ropp, T., Minkel, A., Dobson, J. & Reed, J. (2014). Visual Electronic Cumulative Threat and Operational Risk - “VECTOR”: Threat Management System for Aerospace Operations. Purdue University Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium, April 8, 2014.
Hartman, N., & Ropp, T. (2013). Examining the use of model-based work instructions in the aviation maintenance environment. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management, PLM13, 8th - 10th July 2013. Nantes, France.
Ropp, T.D.; Thomas, E., Lee, S.; Broyles, A.; Lewin, P.; Andreychek, C. & Nicol, J. (2013). Creating hybrid adaptive air vehicle technical work instructions using Augmented Reality and 2D Barcode visualization technologies. White paper. Hangar of the Future Research Laboratory, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. June 2013.
Borsa, R., Dillman, B.G & Ropp, T.D. (2013). Exploring the impact of ADS-B NextGen technology requirements for general aviation. Proceedings of 17th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology (pp. 214-219). Wright State University. Dayton, OH. May 6 – 9, 2013. Paper and Poster session.
Ropp, T., Hedden, J.B., Mick, P., Davis, J. M., & Austin Jr., S.W. (2012). Incorporating advanced aircraft technologies into an Aeronautical Engineering Technology curriculum. Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering, Vol. 2: Iss. 1, Article 5. http://dx.doi.org/10.5703/1288284314863
Lu, C-t., Schreckengast, S., Ropp, T. D., & Dillman, B. (2011). System safety study; Pedagogical aviation action research. The Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education Research (JAAER), 20(3), 17-23.
Ropp, T., Whittinghill, D., Bowen, E., Hansen, R., and Holmes, J. (2011, June). Work in progress: Incorporating pervasive computing concepts into an aircraft maintenance job task card system. Paper presented at the American Society of Engineering Education annual conference and exposition, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Dubikovsky, S., Ropp, T. D., & Lesczynski, T. (2010). Developing next generation research competencies through collaborative student design and advanced manufacturing projects. International Journal of Applied Aviation Studies (IJAAS), 10(1), 219-225.
Ropp, T. D., & Dillman, B. G. (2010). Standardized measures of safety: Finding global common ground for safety metrics. Technology Interface Journal, 10(3). Available online: http://www.technologyinterface.nmsu.edu/Spring10/
Ropp, T. D. (2009). Implementing safety management systems for aviation into an aviation technology curriculum. Technology Interface Journal, (10) 2. Available online: http://www.technologyinterface.nmsu.edu/Winter09/
Johnson, M. E., & Ropp, T. D. (2009). Safety and process improvement using PFMEA in aviation courses and laboratories. Aviation Technician Education Council Journal (ATEC), 31(2), 10-17.
Ropp, T. D., Dubikovsky, S., & Johnson, M. (2009). Using peer and team performance assessments as learning tools on collaborative student projects. Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education and Research (JAAER), 18(3), 48-55.
Woo, I., Kim, S. Y., Maciejewski, R., Ebert, D., Ropp, T., & Thomas, K. (2009). A context-preserving interactive visualization system for technical diagrams. Computer Graphics Forum, 28(3), 943-950.