Natalie Van Tyne is a Teaching Associate Professor and Director of the Design EPICS Program at Colorado School of Mines. Her background is in chemical and environmental engineering, and she is a registered professional engineer in Colorado. She has been teaching first year and second year fundamental engineering design courses since 2002, and her research interests are in service learning, reflective learning, and assessment of effective teaching and learning at the university level.
Maria Brunhart-Lupo is an adjunct faculty member in both the Design EPICS Program and the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. Her background is in geotechnical engineering, applied geology and geoscience/engineering education. Her research in STEM education currently centers around undergraduate and graduate course development and how to best teach STEM based materials to students of all levels.
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