Lisa C. Benson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering and Science Education at Clemson University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Bioengineering. Dr. Benson teaches first year engineering, undergraduate research methods, and graduate engineering education courses. Her research interests include student-centered active learning in undergraduate engineering, assessment of motivation, and how motivation affects student learning. She is also involved in projects that utilize Tablet PCs to enhance student learning. Her education includes a B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Vermont, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering from Clemson University.
Dr. Sarah Grigg is a senior lecturer in General Engineering at Clemson University. She is a human factors design engineer specializing in process improvement and error mitigation across various contexts including engineering education, healthcare, and transportation. She received Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering, a Certificate in Engineering Education, and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Clemson University.
Dr. Roy Pargas is an Associate Professor in the Division of Human Centered Computing within the School of Computing at Clemson University. In the current 2010 - 2011 school year, he is on sabbatical as the Coleman-Richardson Chair for Computer Sciences at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. He teaches undergraduate and graduate computer science courses. One of his research areas is in the development of software tools for teaching. Three such tools use the natural writing features of Tablet PCs to facilitate teaching in chemistry, in algebra and calculus, and in freshman engineering. He is co-Principal Investigator on three active NSF grants supporting this research efforts. Moreover, in collaboration with Iowa State University and George Mason University, he is co-Principal Investigator on an active Department of Education grant the goal of which is to develop software tools helping seventh and eighth grade math teachers monitor student progress and teaching effectiveness.
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