William Schlecht is an undergraduate student at Washington State University studying chemical engineering. He got involved with the DLM project at the beginning of his junior year and has been working under the guidance of Bernie Van Wie for a year and a half. William intends to earn a Ph.D. with and work in the biotechnology industry.
Prof. Bernard J. Van Wie did his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. and postdoctoral work at the University of Oklahoma where he also taught as a Visiting Lecturer. He has been on the Washington State University faculty for 28 years and over the past 14 years has focused strongly on innovative pedagogy along with his technical research in biotechnology. His recent Fulbright Exchange to Nigeria set the stage for receipt of the Marian Smith Award given annually to the most innovative teacher at WSU. (509) 335-4103 (Off); (509) 335-4806 (Fax); email@example.com.
Paul B. Golter obtained an MS from Washington State University and recently defended his Ph.D. degree and is currently the Laboratory Supervisor in the Voiland School of School of Chemical Engineering and Bio-engineering at WSU. He is married with three children. Phone: 509-338-5724.
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.
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.”
Dr. Davis is Professor of Bioengineering and Director of the Engineering Education Research Center at Washington State University. He is a leader in creation of assessments for teamwork, professional development, and design skills learned in the context of team projects. He is also a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education.
Olusola O. Adesope is an Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at Washington State University, Pullman. His research interests center on the cognitive and pedagogical underpinnings of learning with computer-based multimedia resources; knowledge representation through interactive concept maps; meta-analysis of empirical research, and investigation of pedagogical practices for developing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
Joseph D. Law obtained his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1991 and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Idaho. His research interests include methods to improve student learning, flywheel energy storage, and electrical disturbances in power systems.
Dr. Prashanta Dutta is an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering of Washington State University. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX in 2001.
David B.Thiessen received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado in
1992 and has been at Washington State University since 1994. His research interests include fluid
physics, acoustics, and engineering education.
Baba Abdul received an M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria in 2005. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering at Washington State University. His research interests include transport processes in minimal support helicosymmetric minichannels and aspects of engineering education (New Engineering Learning Systems & Bringing Technical Research into the classroom).