Joel Alejandro Mejia (Alex) is a PhD student in Engineering Education and Graduate Research Assistant at Utah State University. He received his B.S. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso, and his M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Utah. Prior to coming to Utah State University, Alex worked in industry as a Materials Engineer and Project Engineer. His current research focuses on how Latino adolescents use engineering design processes to solve community-based projects, and how their household bodies of knowledge and social practices with their peers may connect to these design processes. Alex is particularly interested in the use of comprehension strategy instruction in linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms, physical and digital manipulatives and their application in engineering courses, and education and outreach for minorities in STEM.
Amy Alexandra Wilson is an assistant professor in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership at Utah State University. She studies disciplinary literacy instruction for adolescents in the fields of engineering and science.
Christine Hailey is Dean of the College of Engineering at Utah State University and a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. She has served as a senior associate dean in the college and was the director of the National Center for Engineering and Technology Education, a National Science Foundation-funded center for learning and teaching. She was a member of the ADVANCE-US team, another NSF-funded program to address issues that impact the effectiveness and satisfaction of female faculty in the engineering and science colleges at USU.
Indhira Maria Hasbun is a master's student in Environmental Engineering and Graduate Research Assistant at Utah State University. She received her B.S. in Civil Engineering from Utah State University as well. She has obtained industry experience by participating in various internship. Throughout her academic career, she has had the opportunity to lead and organize outreach events focused on encouraging Hispanics and women to pursue STEM careers. This interaction with the community sparked a desire to be continuously involved and to partake on research projects focused on such area. Indhira is interested in continuing to work with Hispanic students and wishes to further her research and academic goals by pursuing a Ph.D. in Engineering Education.
Daniel L. Householder is a research professor in the Department of Engineering Education at Utah State University. His recent research focuses on the identification, selection, and implementation of engineering experiences for adolescent learners.
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