Nicole earned a B.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering with a concentration in bioengineering from Kettering University (Flint, MI, USA) in 2012. The experiential learning program at Kettering allowed Nicole to work as a research assistant at Henry Ford Hospital’s Bone and Joint Center (Detroit, MI, USA) for 2.5 years where she further developed her interest in biomechanics. Nicole went on to earn her Ph.D. in bioengineering from Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO, USA) in 2018. There she gained experience working as a graduate teaching assistant for computer-aided engineering, biomedical engineering capstone design, and biomedical engineering introductory classes. She also served as a Graduate Teaching Fellow for the College of Engineering during the 2016/2017 academic year. Nicole then completed a two-year instructional post-doctoral fellowship in the Transforming Engineering Education Laboratory within the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan. Through this fellowship, she is spent the 2019/2020 academic year working with Shantou University (Guangdong Province, China), teaching in their new BME program and assisting in curriculum development. She is currently in a one-year lectureship position with Shantou University to continue this work. Her engineering education interests include active learning, student perceptions of engineering disciplines, and program accreditation.
Are you a researcher? Would you like to cite this paper? Visit the ASEE document repository at peer.asee.org for more tools and easy citations.