Krishna Pakala, Ph.D, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at Boise State University (Boise, Idaho) where he has been since 2012. He is the Faculty in Residence for the Engineering and Innovation Living Learning Community and the Faculty Associate for Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning. He is also the Director for the Industrial Assessment Center at Boise State University. He served as the inaugural Faculty Associate for Mobile Learning. He has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wyoming (Laramie, Wyoming). He has approximately 25 publications/presentations. He is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He is the recipient of David S. Taylor Service to Students Award and Golden Apple Award from Boise State University. He is also the recipient of ASEE Pacific Northwest Section (PNW) Outstanding Teaching Award, ASEE Mechanical Engineering division’s Outstanding New Educator Award and several course design awards. He serves as the campus representative (ASEE) for Boise State University and as the Chair-Elect for the ASEE PNW Section. His academic research interests include innovative teaching and learning strategies, use of emerging technologies, and mobile teaching and learning strategies.
Kim Tucker is currently completing her Doctoral Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and works as the Coordinator of Residential Learning for in the Living Learning Program at Boise State University. Kim’s research passions are examining how social learning can lead to impactful learning experiences and a stronger sense of community. Kim is passionate about providing students with opportunities where they can enhance meaningful relationships with their peers, professors, and within their own community.
Samantha Schauer is a student at Boise State University, graduating in May 2020 with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Applied Mathematics. Samantha works as an Undergraduate Research Assistant under Dr. Krishna Pakala. She is also actively involved in the Honors College, the Society of Women Engineers, and the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society.
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