Madeleine Jennings is an undergraduate researcher at Texas State University studying Manufacturing Engineering. Her research interests include ferrous metallurgy, ferrous continuous casting process improvement, women and minority retention in STEM fields, and the effects and implications of university maker spaces. She has published at AISTech, Iron & Steel Technology, and ASEE, and is interested in pursuing graduate studies in Materials Science & Engineering or Engineering Education. Madeleine can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Kimberly G. Talley is an associate professor in the Department of Engineering Technology, Bobcat Made Makerspace Director at Texas State University, and a licensed Professional Engineer. She received her Ph.D. and M.S.E. from the University of Texas at Austin in Structural Engineering. Her undergraduate degrees in History and in Construction Engineering and Management are from North Carolina State University. Dr. Talley teaches courses in the Construction Science and Management and Civil Engineering Technology Programs, and her research focus is in student engagement and retention in engineering and engineering technology education. Contact: email@example.com
Dr. Shaunna Smith is a STEM Specialist and Liaison for STEM Pre-Academy, which is a part of the University of Hawai‘i System, Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation. She focuses on providing STEM education support for Hawai‘i middle school teachers.
Araceli Martinez Ortiz, PhD., is Research Associate Professor of Engineering Education in the College of Education at Texas State University. She leads a comprehensive research agenda related to issues of curriculum and instruction in engineering education, motivation and preparation of under served populations of students and teachers and in assessing the impact of operationalizing culturally responsive teaching in the STEM classroom. As executive director of the LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research, she collaborates on various state and national STEM education programs and is PI on major grant initiatives through NASA MUREP and NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education and NSF DUE . Araceli holds Engineering degrees from The University of Michigan and Kettering University. She holds a Masters degree in Education from Michigan State and a PhD in Engineering Education from Tufts University.
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