Dr. Ater Kranov is Director of Educational Innovation and Assessment for the College of Engineering and Architecture at Washington State University, USA. She is affiliated assistant professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science where she co-teaches the 2-semester senior design capstone sequence.
Dr. Ater Kranov is a leader in university and community internationalization efforts, including developing and assessing global competencies in faculty, staff, and students. The paper describing her collaborative work with faculty in the WSU College of Engineering and Architecture, "A Direct Method for Teaching and Assessing the ABET Professional Skills in Engineering Programs", won the 2008 ASEE Best Conference Paper Award. She has served as evaluator on a number of multi-institutional, interdisciplinary NSF sponsored grants. She is principal investigator on a NSF Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering project called “A Direct Method for Teaching and Measuring Engineering Professional Skills: A Validity Study.”
Mo Zhang is a doctoral student major in educational psychology at Washington State University. Her research interests include applied statistics, educational measurement, design of experiments, sampling theories, and item response theory oriented mathematical models. She holds an M.A. in education from Washington State University.
Dr. Beyerlein is a professor of Mechanical Engineering and coordinator of the college-wide inter-disciplinary capstone design program at the University of Idaho where he has been on the faculty since 1987. He is involved in a number of research projects and initiatives related to design pedagogy, professional skills assessment, catalytic combustion, engine testing, and hybrid vehicle realization.
Jay McCormack is an assistant professor in the mechanical engineering department at the University of Idaho where he is an instructor for the college's interdisciplinary capstone design course. Dr. McCormack received his PhD in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2003.
Patrick D. Pedrow received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Idaho, Moscow, in 1975, the M.Eng. degree in electric power engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, in 1976, the M.S. degree in physics from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, in 1981, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 1985. From 1976 to 1981, he was with McGraw-Edison Company, where he conducted research and development on electric power circuit breakers. He is currently an Associate Professor with Washington State University, Pullman, where he is the Associate Director of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. His research interests are in plasma-assisted materials processing, including the deposition and evaluation of thin plasma-polymerized films. Dr. Pedrow is a member of IEEE, the American Physical Society, Tau Beta Pi and he is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin. He has served on the Executive Committee of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Plasma Science and Applications Committee.
Dr. Schmeckpeper is an Associate Professor at Norwich University’s David Crawford School of Engineering, the oldest private engineering school in the nation. Prior to coming to Norwich University he was an Associate Professor at the University of Idaho.
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