SHAWN JORDAN, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of engineering in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. He teaches context-centered electrical engineering and embedded systems design courses, and studies the use of context and storytelling in both K-12 and undergraduate engineering design education. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering Education (2010) and M.S./B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University. Dr. Jordan is PI on several NSF-funded projects related to design, including an NSF Early CAREER Award entitled “CAREER: Engineering Design Across Navajo Culture, Community, and Society” and “Might Young Makers be the Engineers of the Future?,” and is a Co-PI on the NSF Revolutionizing Engineering Departments grant “Additive Innovation: An Educational Ecosystem of Making and Risk Taking.” He was named one of ASEE PRISM’s “20 Faculty Under 40” in 2014, and received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from President Obama in 2017.
Courtney Betoney is from Ganado, Arizona and is studying Mechanical Engineering Systems at Arizona State University. Since January 2014, Courtney has been an undergraduate researcher for Engineering Design Across Navajo Culture, Community, and Society. She has enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate within the engineering community and now hopes to continue towards a graduate degree for Mechanical Engineering.
TYRINE JAMELLA PANGAN is a senior majoring in Software Engineering at Arizona State University with a primary focus in Embedded Systems and a secondary focus in Social Entrepreneurship. She is a member of Barrett, the Honors College, a Broadening the Reach of Engineering through Community Engagement (BRECE) Scholar, and a participant in the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)’s Grand Challenge Scholars Program (GCSP) with a research theme in Education. She intends on pursuing a Ph.D. in Engineering Education after finishing her undergrad.
Ieshya Anderson is Tohono O’odham, born for Diné, Tł’ááshchí’í clan. Ieshya graduated from Arizona State University, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, emphasis in electrical systems. She is pursuing her PhD in Engineering Education Systems and Design at Arizona State University. Ieshya also continues to work with Dr. Shawn Jordan to develop engineering design curricula for middle school students on the Navajo reservation and facilitates Dr. Jordan's STEAM Machines™ outreach camps across the Navajo Nation with the ambition to expand to Tohono O'odham Nation.
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