Dr. LeAnn Faidley is an Associate Professor of Engineering Science at Wartburg College in Waverly, IA. She teaches in the areas of Freshmen Engineering, Mechanics, Materials, and Design. Her pedagogical research areas include methods for improving student engagement with the material, service learning, inquiry based learning, and standards based grading.
Dr. Christine DeVries is an Associate Professor at Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa with primary teaching responsibilities in general chemistry, physical chemistry, and science for non-majors.
She is a co-PI on the S-STEM program, ACES, serving as liaison to the Institute for Leadership Education, external assessment, and external advisory board. Her research interests include Langmuir films of organic molecules and STEM education.
Mariah Birgen earned her B. S. in Engineering Physics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1991 and her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1997. She has been employed as a professor of mathematics at Wartburg College since 1997 including earning tenure in 2003 and full professor in 2011. Her interests include teaching mathematics and science through civic engagement (SENCER), teaching calculus through mathematical modeling and differential equations, and inquiry based learning in mathematics. She also dabbles in voting theory, history of mathematics in the British Isles, and anything else about which her students bring to ask her questions.
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