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We invite participation in a workshop on the Future of Mechatronics & Robotics Education (FoMRE). The workshop is motivated by the tremendous, dynamic growth in Mechatronics and Robotics. To address the need for highly educated, multi-disciplinary professionals, many universities and colleges have introduced courses, minors, and degree programs. However, these efforts lack cohesion. Now is the time to unify and standardize educational material to make MRE education more widely available and easier to adopt.
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Michael A. Gennert is a Professor of Robotics Engineering, CS, and ECE at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he leads the WPI Humanoid Robotics Laboratory and was Founding Director of the Robotics Engineering Program. He has worked at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, the University of California Riverside, PAR Technology Corporation, and General Electric. He received the S.B. in CS, S.B. in EE, and S.M. in EECS in 1980 and the Sc.D. in EECS in 1987 from MIT. Dr. Gennert's research interests include robotics, computer vision, and image processing, with ongoing projects in h ... (continued)
Vikram Kapila is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering (NYU Tandon), where he directs a Mechatronics, Controls, and Robotics Laboratory, a Research Experience for Teachers Site, a DR K-12 research project, and an ITEST research project, all funded by NSF. His research interests include K-12 STEM education, mechatronics, robotics, and control system technology. He has received several teaching awards at NYU Tandon, including a 2014-2015 New York University Distinguished Teaching Award. His scholarly activities have included 3 edited books, 8 chapters in edit ... (continued)
James Mynderse is an Associate Professor and Director of the M.S. in Mechatronic Systems Engineering program in the A. Leon Linton Department of Mechanical Engineering at Lawrence Technological University. Dr. Mynderse joined Lawrence Tech from Purdue University where he received PhD, MS, and BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Mynderse teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels in dynamic systems and control, modern control systems, mechatronic design, and mechatronic system integration. His courses include active and collaborative learning and problem-based learning modules, which i ... (continued)
Nima Lotfi is an assistant professor of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He is currently in charge of developing and expanding the Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering degree program at the Mechanical Engineering Department. Prior to joining SIUE, he was a research assistant in Missouri University of Science and Technology where he obtained his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering. During his PhD, Dr. Lotfi was involved in DOE Transportation Electrification Education project in addition to various industrial projects with Tesla ... (continued)
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This two-hour interactive workshop will include the following activities:
1. Introduction and whole group discussion (15 minutes)
• Discussion prompt: a short video excerpt from a movie such as “Erin Brockovich” or “Hidden Figures” as an example of individuals engaging in activities that students have identified as being part of doing research. These “unexpected researchers” will be used to introduce the broader idea of who is involved with knowledge discovery, generation, and dissemination.
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Lisa Benson is a Professor of Engineering and Science Education at Clemson University, and the Editor of the Journal of Engineering Education. Her research focuses on the interactions between student motivation and their learning experiences. Her projects focus on student perceptions, beliefs and attitudes towards becoming engineers and scientists, development of problem solving skills, self-regulated learning, and epistemic beliefs. She earned a B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Vermont, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Clemson University.
Marian Kennedy is an Associate Professor within the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Clemson University. Her research group focused on the mechanical and tribological characterization of thin films. She also contributes to the engineering education community through research related to undergraduate research programs and navigational capital needed for graduate school.
Dennis Lee is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Engineering and Science Education at Clemson University. His research interests focus on students' beliefs and practices with respect to knowledge production in STEM. He is also interested in how knowledge cultures are passed from one generation to the next in STEM fields. He earned B.S. degrees in Bacteriology and Zoology and an M.S. in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Cazembe Kennedy is a PhD candidate in Human-Centered Computing at Clemson University. His research focuses on Computer Science Education, as well as Science Epistemology, Science Policy, and Science Researcher Identities. His project focuses on a methodology to mine for what students are thinking about concepts within Computer Science including pass-by-value vs. pass-by-reference semantics, parameter passing, software development planning, polymorphism, and inheritance. Cazembe earned a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
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With the implementation of ABET Student Outcomes 1-7, programs will be looking for ways to incorporate the new requirements. KEEN (Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network) has available modules with associated assessment instruments that address several of the new design, project management, and communication requirements. Attendees will be introduced to the modules, and possibilities for using the modules to demonstrate ABET Student Outcomes will be discussed.
In order to demonstrate the method, attendees will then participate in an exercise to rate student work and use those assessment res ... (continued)
John Estell: John Estell is a Professor of Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Ohio Northern University. He has over 85 publications in various journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings, and is the recipient of several Best Paper awards from ASEE. John serves sas a Member-at-Large on the Commission’s Executive Committee. He also serves as a Program Evaluator for ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission. He is a Fellow of ASEE and has actively participated in the Capstone Design Conference for many years.
Patsy Brackin is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of Engineering Design at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. She has been involved with design for over 40 years and has taught design at all levels – from introduction to Capstone. In addition, she has been actively involved with ABET for the past 15 years as a PEV, Team Chair, and member of the Executive Committee of the EAC. She is a Fellow of ASME and a licensed professional engineer.
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This workshop is designed to help engineering and other faculty, who are new to teaching ethics, to use the National Academy of Engineering's OEC (Online Ethics Center) as a tool and resource for incorporating ethics and the responsible conduct of research (RCR) into their courses. The OEC is the primary go-to online source for critical resources and support for ethics and ethics education in science and engineering. The recent OEC redesign has augmented its resources so that ethical and societal considerations associated with science and engineering can be incorporated into the work of pract ... (continued)
Rosalyn W. Berne, PhD serves as the National Academy of Engineering’s Director for the Center of Engineering Ethics and Society (CEES). As CEES’ Director she currently working on various projects with concern for ethics, such as ‘Ethics and Marine Plastic Pollution Reduction’; ‘Ethics and the Engineering Grand Challenges’; ‘Social Responsibility of Engineers;’ and ‘Responsible Conduct of Research.’ She also oversees the CEES Online Ethics Center (OEC) for Engineering and Science. As Associate Professor of Engineering and Society at the University of Virginia's School of Engineering and Applie ... (continued)
Kelly Laas is the Librarian/Information Researcher at the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions (CSEP) at the Illinois Institute of Technology. During her eleven years at the Center, she has supervised a number of projects relating to the development of online ethics resources and collections, including the management of CSEP’s large Ethics Codes Collection. She is currently collaborating with the National Academy of Engineering’s Center for Engineering, Ethics and Society in developing bibliographies and other materials for the Online Ethics Center, as well as developing the Ethic ... (continued)
Dr. Michael Loui is the Dale and Suzi Gallagher Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue University. He was previously professor of electrical and computer engineering and University Distinguished Teacher-Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His interests include computational complexity theory, professional ethics, and engineering education research. Professor Loui was associate dean of the Graduate College at Illinois from 1996 to 2000 and directed the theory of computing program at the National Science Foundation in 1990–1991. He is currently on the editorial boards o ... (continued)
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This workshop will cover fundamentals of flipped instruction for active learning, its potential benefits, and important considerations for teachers before implementing flipped instruction strategy in their classrooms. The main focus will be on essential elements of the TPACK (Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge) framework, their interaction, and the framework's relevance to flipping classroom instruction. A major objective of this workshop is to familiarize the audience with freely available web tools and resources that can help in implementing the flipped instruction strategy. The pr ... (continued)
Muhammad Safeer Khan received Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA in 2013. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Arkansas Tech University. Dr. Khan has been working on implementing flipped instruction and active learning techniques in engineering modeling and design courses. He is also collaborating with a colleague in Instruction and Curriculum design on a longitudinal study to measure effectiveness of these pedagogical strategies. Dr. Khan's other research interests i ... (continued)
Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim, did his MA and Ph.D. in education from Oklahoma State University. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Arkansas Tech University. Dr. Ibrahim has extensive experience of implementing active learning and flipped instruction techniques in his courses. He also specializes in the design of measuring instruments, collecting data, processing, and analysis to recommend and implement adjustments in pedagogical approaches.
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LON-CAPA is an open-source online Learning Management System (LMS) well suited for courses in engineering/technology. Its capabilities for managing technical problems far exceed those of other LMSs. Instructors can create a wide array of online problems not possible in other systems, including complex equation rendering, multi-part problems, dynamic graphing, and interactive plots. Participants will learn about the power of LON-CAPA and get experience creating a variety of their own problems during the session.
Dr. Raeburn transitioned from faculty to system administrator status at Michigan State University in 2000, where he is a LON-CAPA Specialist in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He has extensive experience with all facets of LON-CAPA, including software maintenance and updates, system administration, and course authoring.
GENE L. HARDING is an associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology at Purdue University, where he has taught since 2003. He has three years of industrial experience with Agilent Technologies, 28 years of combined active and reserve service in the United States Air Force, holds an MSEE from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and is a licensed professional engineer. Professor Harding has been using LON-CAPA for several years, and has created over 1000 online problems used in a dozen different courses.
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Emotions are ubiquitous in social and learning processes in engineering education. They might bolster or inhibit the cognitive engagement of a student who is learning to perform nodal analysis in a circuits course. Emotions are also at the center of an interaction where a student might feel marginalized in a project team, motivating the behaviors of both the student who is marginalized and the students who are marginalizing. More generally, although emotional constructs undergird many focal points of engineering education research (e.g., identity, marginalization, conceptual change), they are rar ... (continued)
Dr. James Huff is an Assistant Professor of engineering education at Harding University. He leads the research group Beyond Professional Identity (BPI), which broadly investigates lived experience of identity within individuals in the interest of advancing holistic identity development and psychological health in engineering domains. Relevant to the present workshop proposal, Dr. Huff is currently the lead investigator on an NSF-funded project to investigate shame in the context of engineering education (NSF EEC 1752897).
Dr. Amy Summerville is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Miami University. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Summerville is a social psychologist whose research examines how thoughts of “what might have been” affect emotion, motivation, and behavior. She is the PI of a grant from NSF’s EEC division investigating new interventions in engineering education that utilize social cognitive psychology (NSF EEC 1530627).
Dr. Nicola Sochacka is a research scientist, instructor, and the Associate Director for Research Initiation and Enablement in the Engineering Education Transformations Institute (EETI) in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia. She uses interpretive methods to understand student and faculty development in complex, social settings related to engineering education and practice. She was a co-PI on a recently completed NSF grant that investigated the role of empathy in engineering (NSF EEC 1463829). She is currently a co-PI on an NSF-sponsored project that is examining shame as a key socio-psychological mechanism in the professional formation of engineers (NSF EEC 1752897).
Dr. Joachim Walther is an Associate Professor of engineering education research and the Founding Director of the Engineering Education Transformations Institute (EETI) in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia. Dr. Walther’s research group, the Collaborative Lounge for Understanding Society and Technology through Educational Research (CLUSTER), is a dynamic interdisciplinary team that brings together professors, graduate, and undergraduate students from engineering, art, educational psychology, and social work in the context of fundamental educational research. Dr. Walther’s rese ... (continued)
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Ethics within engineering education continues to play a central role. Research on student perception of ethics and on the development of ethical decision-making skills have been widely studied. Yet, little is known about whether and to what extent enculturation into an individual’s subdisciplinary professional home in engineering is linked to that individual’s implicit value commitments, which shape how they approach problems with ethical weight.
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Professor Beever is Assistant Professor of Ethics and Digital Culture and Director of the Theoretical and Applied Ethics Certificate Program at the University of Central Florida. He is the immediate past chair of ASEE's Engineering Ethics Division.
Professor Pinkert is Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Central Florida
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This workshop will serve two purposes:
1) to share the findings and best practices we have discovered by implementing a graduate student professional development program under the support of NSF grant #1545211.
2) Provide participants with a number of resources, tools, and skills they can use to support their own professional development as well as foster it within their program’s graduate student population.
This workshop will include individual, small group, and large group activities. Facilitators will provide information about why each approach was chosen as an introduction to each of the ... (continued)
Dr. Brummel is an Associate Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at The University of
Tulsa. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He conducts research
on training and development with a specific focus on professional development, ethics, and coaching.
Alison Kerr is a graduate student at The University of Tulsa. She is pursuing a doctoral degree in
Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Her research interests include training development and evaluation
as explored across a variety of academic disciplines and organizational settings. She is currently assisting
on a number of training projects aimed at developing engineering students on relevant non-technical
professional skills including ethical practice and presentation.
Michael Keller is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the university of tulsa. His research
and teaching interests are in solid mechanics, both experimental and theoretical, and materials science.
Ilissa is a graduate student studying Industrial Organizational Psychology. Ilissa's interests include work stress recovery, training and development, and leadership.
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This workshop will provide participants with an overview of engineering education research on ethics and societal impacts (ESI) and an introduction to exemplary ESI teaching practices. The workshop will also be an opportunity to develop actionable strategies for integrating ESI into courses. An understanding of ethical responsibilities and the broader impacts of engineering and technology is a critical part of engineering education in an increasingly globalized and technological world. The importance of these topics is reflected in their inclusion in accreditation criteria and professional codes ... (continued)
Madeline Polmear is a PhD candidate in the department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Angela Bielefeldt is a professor at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering (CEAE). She has served as the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Education in the CEAE Department, as well as the ABET assessment coordinator. Professor Bielefeldt was also the faculty director of the Sustainable By Design Residential Academic Program, a living-learning community where interdisciplinary students learn about and practice sustainability. Bielefeldt is also a licensed P.E. Professor Bielefeldt's research interests in engineering education include service-learning, sustainable engineering, social responsibility, ethics, and diversity.
Dr. Canney conducts research focused on engineering education, specifically the development of social responsibility in engineering students. Other areas of interest include ethics, service learning, and sustainability education. Dr. Canney received bachelors degrees in Civil Engineering and Mathematics from Seattle University, a masters in Civil Engineering from Stanford University with an emphasis on structural engineering, and a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Canney taught in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Seattle University for four years and now works in private consulting.
Chris Swan is an associate professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at Tufts University. He has additional appointments in the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts. His current engineering education research interests focus on community engagement, service-based projects and examining whether an entrepreneurial mindset can be used to further engineering education innovations. He also does research on the development of reuse strategies for waste materials.
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The workshop will be structured in an interactive fashion that, not only the presenters will share their best practices to the workshop participants, but also the participants will be engaged in brainstorming new value propositions. The workshop will focus on three critical aspects of technology-enabled international learning: learning technology, course organization, and student diversity. For each topic, the strategy of “illustrative introduction + collaborative brainstorming + reflective presentation” will be followed to promote participant interactions. Firstly, the presenters will share some ... (continued)
Amy Trowbridge is a Senior Lecturer in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU), focused primarily on freshmen engineering. She is also Director of the Grand Challenge Scholars Program at ASU.
Dr. Ang Liu is a senior lecturer at the School of Mechanical and Mnufacturing Engineering. University of New South Wales. He is the Director of Grand Challenge Scholars Program at UNSW. He is a member of CIRP and a Follow of the PLuS Alliance.
Dr. Dai is an assitant professor at Southern University of Science and Technology.
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Using a strengths-based approach, we will present research findings, facilitate interactive activities, and host an expert in positive psychology to discuss practical strategies that can enable engineering students, faculty, staff, and professionals to thrive. Supported with literature, teaching experiences, and personal observations, we present practical and useful alternative approaches towards building a positive culture in engineering and helping everyone involved to achieve greater satisfaction, optimal productivity, and increased success.
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Julianna Ge (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a PhD student who developed and teaches a course on Engineering Thriving for undergraduate engineering students at Purdue University. Julianna’s doctoral project is focused on creating, validating, testing, and implementing a conceptual model of thriving relevant to engineering.
Mark Huerta (email@example.com) is a PhD candidate facilitating a series of mindfulness-based leadership workshops to freshmen engineering students at Arizona State University for his dissertation. These workshops are designed to promote the development of mindfulness, resilience, empathy, leadership, and critical-thinking skills. Mark is a trained mindfulness facilitator and has conducted extensive research on how affective dimensions of intelligence can support engineering students.
John Mark Froiland, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a clinical assistant professor of Educational Psychology and Research Methodology at Purdue. He has published over 50 articles and book chapters on parental autonomy support, intrinsic motivation to learn, student engagement, and positive psychology interventions. He has developed an intervention that supports autonomy and relatedness supportive parent-child communication, positive emotions toward learning, and intrinsic motivation to learn among elementary school students. He has also developed a comprehensive positive psychology intervention that ... (continued)
Karin Jensen, PhD is a Teaching Assistant Professor in bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining UIUC she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Sanofi Oncology in Cambridge, MA. She earned a bachelor's degree in biological engineering from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of Virginia. Her current research is exploring stress as part of engineering culture.
Kathryn Neeley, PhD is an Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia. She has over 39 years of experience as an engineering educator and student advisor. Much of her research has focused on the contributions of the humanities and social sciences to engineering education and practice.
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Requirements play a critical role in engineering design projects and much time is spent eliciting and documenting them. However, much use of requirements is observed while evaluating concepts, especially by novice designers. Thus, it becomes necessary to enhance the use of requirements and incorporate requirements throughout the design process. Thus, this workshop begins to incorporate requirements by using them as a tool for monitoring project health. The workshop is mainly intended for new and experienced capstone instructors, instructors involved in teaching design-related classes, and capston ... (continued)
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Exploration of the role of functional modeling on the development of students’ systems thinking ability led to an understanding that, generally, students develop only a limited ability to understand engineered systems at varying levels of complexity (e.g., functionality of the full system versus the functionality of subsystems of the system). This very limited development of systems thinking led to a new research question: What is the role of engineering literacy on students’ abilities to apply the tools commonly taught in engineering design? If students do not already have a well-established men ... (continued)
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Students entering an engineering program will have to learn a tremendous amount of new knowledge and skills to succeed. However, students’ ideas about how to learn effectively typically differ considerably from the growing research on effective learning. For example, research has shown that it is far more effective for students to read through a section of text and then work to recall what they learn from the text rather than to highlight the text while reading, take notes on the text while reading, or reread the text. The workshop invites participants to explore the research on learning and cons ... (continued)
Sarah Zappe is Associate Research Professor and Director of Assessment and Instructional Support in the Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education at Penn State. In her role, she is responsible for the suite of faculty development workshops and opportunities for the College of Engineering. She holds a PhD in educational psychology and has conducted research in engineering education, entrepreneurship education, and instructional strategies such as classroom flip. She can be contacted at email@example.com or 814-865-4016.
Jeffrey E. Froyd is a Professor in the Department of Engineering Education in the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University. He has authored or co-authored over 80 papers on engineering education in areas including change in STEM education, propagation of educational innovations, faculty development, and curricular innovation. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Education, a Senior Associate Editor for the Journal on Engineering Education, an associate editor for the International Journal on STEM Education, an ABET EAC Commissioner, an IEEE Fellow, and an ASEE Fellow. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-247-8953.
Daria Kotys-Schwartz is the Director of the Idea Forge—a flexible, cross-disciplinary design space at University of Colorado Boulder. She is also the Design Center Colorado Director of Undergraduate Programs, Senior Instructor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and a founding Fellow of the Center for STEM Learning at the university. Kotys-Schwartz has focused her research in engineering student learning, retention, and student identity development within the context of engineering design. As a Director and senior teaching faculty, she is responsible for professional development workshops ... (continued)
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Metacognition is often used as a nebulous term referring to “thinking about thinking,” but this description obscures its function and utility in learning. Broadly, but more specifically, metacognition involves our knowledge and regulation of our thinking processes. While everyone is metacognitively active to one degree or another, we all have room to grow and benefit from improving our metacognitive skills. In particular, many students persist in predominantly using surface approaches to learning, such as rehearsal and memorization, but could benefit greatly from more elaborative and organization ... (continued)
Dr. Cunningham is a Collaborating-PI on the NSF research project this workshop is based with extensive practice implementing these modules and working with students to develop their metacognitive skills. Dr. Cunningham has significant experience facilitating faculty learning communities and leading curriculum change.
Dr. Matusovich is a Collaborating-PI on the NSF research project this workshop is based on. Dr. Matusovich has research expertise using motivation and metacognition frameworks to examine student learning and faculty teaching. She is well versed in qualitative and mixed methods research.
Mrs. Blackowski is a current graduate research assistant working with the PIs on the NSF research project this workshop is based on. Sarah offers expertise with the metacognitive indicator rubric through its development and analysis.
Dr. McCord has research expertise on methods for assessing student metacognition and using metacognition frameworks to examine student learning behaviors.
Dr. Carrico conducts engineering education research focused on STEM career pathways (K-16 through early career), engineering student learning processes and motivation. Dr. Carrico has extensive leadership and evaluation experience.
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This workshop will focus on collection development strategies and practice for the engineering librarian. It is designed to build knowledge and self-confidence for attendees new to the profession and for experienced librarians facing new challenges in collection development. The presenters will provide tools and guidelines for effective work based on their collective years of knowledge and experience from a variety of institutions. Participants will work together in teams to solve an engineering collection case built from real life challenges. Challenges may include budget reductions, new enginee ... (continued)
Anne E. Rauh is the Interim Head of Collections and Research Services at Syracuse University Libraries. She leads the collection activities, the subject liaison work, and the university aligned research initiatives of the Libraries. She holds a B.A. in International Studies and a M.A. in Library and Information Studies, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Anne is an active member of the American Society for Engineering Education and the Eastern New York Chapter of Association of College and Research Libraries. She has presented and published extensively on Science and Engineering Libra ... (continued)
Julia Gelfand is the Applied Sciences & Engineering Librarian at the University of California, Irvine. She has had a long career there and in science librarianship as a bibliographer and is deeply engaged with the work of the California Digital Library’s collection program. Active in many professional organizations, including ASEE, ACRL & ALCTS in ALA, the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, Society of Scholarly Publishing and IFLA’s Science & Technology Libraries Section, Julia has published and presented on many topics, including scholarly communication in the scie ... (continued)
Jill Powell is Engineering Librarian at Cornell University. She has a B.A. from Cornell and an MLS from Syracuse University. She is the library liaison to these departments: biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical and aerospace engineering.
Ibironke Lawal is Science and Engineering Collections Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University. She holds a Ph.D. in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University, an M.A. in Communication Sciences from Michigan State University, an MLS in Librarianship from University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and a B.Sc. in Botany/Zoology from University of Lagos, Nigeria.
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• Identify the reasons for and value of using student teams for instructional purposes.
• Discuss the findings, including the Lencioni Model of Team Dysfunction and their application to student teams.
• Note difficulties/issues associated with using student teams for instructional purposes and group the identified difficulties/issues into conceptual categories.
• Discuss techniques, including the team compact, useful as strategies to mitigate most critical issues.
• Suggest ideas for continuing research into the topic with participants.
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Eric Rice teaches management and communication courses in the Center of Leadership Education in the
Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University where he also directs the Graduate Non-
Degree Program. A sociologist by training, he has used his knowledge of organizations in his teaching
and consulting practice with financial institutions, unions, fortune 500 companies and not-for-profit organizations
to develop strategic plans, design programs, create management and instructor training and
materials, and perform various types of research over the last 25 years.
Bill Smedick is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Master’s in Engineering Management Internship
Program in the Center for Leadership Education within the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Bill also serves as a Consultant for Kathleen Allen Associates, providing student affairs program reviews, curriculum design and professional coaching. Bill currently teaches courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at Hopkins and has been involved in leadership education at the university since 1989. Bill has served in various community and professional association lea ... (continued)
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This workshop will be interactive and informative. Learn the basics about how to do engineering-based workshops for PreK-12 age children that utilizes local community and informal education sites and builds community engagement. Participants will leave with a preliminary plan for how to run their own workshop based on their local resources.
The purpose of this workshop is to engage participants in conversations and practice sessions on operationalizing and implementing local and regional K-12 STEM outreach days or workshops (projects). Establishing a STEM event requires many ... (continued)
Dr. Cheryl Carrico, Research Scientist in Engineering Education, Virginia Tech, 276-525-2515, email@example.com. Dr. Carrico conducts engineering education research focused on STEM career pathways (K-16 through early career), engineering student learning processes and motivation. Dr. Carrico has outreach experience establishing K-12 workshops in rural areas with the purpose of exposing students to contextually relevant people and careers in STEM fields. In addition, Dr. Carrico has extensive leadership and evaluation experience.
Dr. Margaret Pinnell, Associate Dean for Faculty and Staff Development, University of Dayton, 937-694-7411, firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Pinnell been actively involved in K-12 STEM outreach and education since 2008. She has had three NSF grants related to engineering education including one grant focused on helping teachers bring community engaged learning into their science and math courses and two NSF Research Experience for Teachers grants.
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It’s easy to lose students in the first year of engineering school. Students who are not deeply grounded in their “why” for getting an engineering degree have little resiliency to persist when classes get hard and college life gets stressful - especially if they don’t feel supported by close relationships and self-awareness. Learn from Denver University and Indigo Education Company experiences combating this issue by creating a curriculum that is inclusive of all kinds personalities and preferences. In this workshop you will experience the following:
1) Explore non-academic data across multipl ... (continued)
Sheri Smith is the founder and CEO of the Indigo Project and the Indigo Impact Initiative 501(c)3. Indigo, established in 2013, has the vision of catalyzing a learner-centered education system that cultivates innovation, entrepreneurship, and empathy. A lifelong entrepreneur, Sheri was integral in starting a metals distributor, coaching and consulting firms, and running a small retail housewares company. In 1998, Sheri designed the first website hosted at the US Department of State for Vital Voices, a global women’s rights initiative. Introduced to assessment technology for hiring and employee de ... (continued)
Dr. Matt Gordon is Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Denver. He obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 1992 from Stanford University and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado. His research areas include numerical and experimental plasma physics, chemical and physical vapor deposition, electronic packaging, and bio-medical engineering. Courses taught include undergraduate finite elements, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and engineering economics and ethics, and graduate finite element ... (continued)
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Studies indicate that widespread mobile device ownership does not directly correspond to the proficient use of mobile technology for learning. How can faculty be better prepared to meet this challenge? Participants in this workshop will engage in active learning to analyze a variety of different teaching techniques, identify best practices for meeting learners’ needs, and design a plan for mobile learning integration in their courses. Evaluating and integrating current technology into the curriculum is essential to meeting 21st century educational expectations and workplace demands. To maximize s ... (continued)
Dr. Krishna Pakala is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering Department at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. He teaches courses in the thermal and fluid science discipline including a first-year course. He is the Faculty in Residence for the Engineering and Innovation Residential College and also the Faculty Associate for Mobile Learning. He serves as the Assistant Director for the Industrial Assessment Center at Boise State. He received his Bachelors at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad and Masters from Arizona State University. He re ... (continued)
Dr. Diana Bairaktarova is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech and the Director of the Abilities, Creativity and Ethics in Design [ACE(D)]Lab. She is also an Affiliate faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and in the Program of Human-Centered Design at Virginia Tech. Bairaktarova’s research and teaching focus on enhancing engineering design learning with the end goal of helping engineers become creative problem solvers and thinkers for improved human experience. Her extensive industry experience includes working as a design engineer for ... (continued)
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A fundamental foundation of basic physics is essential to any engineering program. At the core of physics educational goals lies a complete discussion of the importance and applications of vector manipulations. Students are typically exposed to vectors in their early physics regimen and will continue to use vectors for the entirety of their engineering career. Since vectors are of such importance, it is essential that every student leave the introductory physics sequence fluent in vector algebra. Typically, however, vector manipulation is viewed by students as just another mathematical exercise t ... (continued)
Franz Rueckert is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Wentworth Institute of Technology. As an experimentalist, Franz specializes in condensed matter and material sciences. His research interests include the magnetic and electrical properties of transition metal oxides and Mott insulators. Franz enjoys over analyzing movies and playing games of both the tabletop and video variety.
A 2006 graduate from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Derek Cascio is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Design at Wentworth Institute of Technology. In addition to being a founding member of 4th Law Labs, Derek is also a freelance illustrator and product designer who is currently pursuing his MBA at Northeastern University.
James O’Brien is an Associate Professor of Physics and Mathematics and Chair of the Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science at Springfield College. James received his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in both standard and alternative gravitational modeling in 2010. James holds a position as Vice president of the International Association of Relativistic Dynamics and is a skilled guitarist and avid gamer.
Greg Sirokman is a founding member of the 4th Law Labs team and an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Wentworth Institute of Technology. His professional interests are centered around the gamification of education and renewable energy, particularly biodiesel. He is an avid gamer on all platforms but particularly enjoys running role-playing games.
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A basic knowledge of Arduinos or other similar systems is essential to any engineering program or project in the ever-evolving electronic world. Engineering and Science students are often using Arduinos in class activities and projects. This workshop will focus on introducing the Arduino as the data acquisition platform in freshman engineering physics and engineering courses. The workshop will emphasize how the Arduino can be used in the laboratory portion of the introductory physics and engineering courses. An overview of the Arduino system will be presented along with hardware necessary to inte ... (continued)
Dr. Frederickson is the Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Central Arkansas where he has taught since 1995. He has led a successful effort to start the new engineering physics program. Improving his teaching and making it more relevant are continual efforts on his part.
Prof. Bala Maheswaran received his M.S. and Ph.D. in experimental solid state Physics, and MSEE in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University. He is currently a senior faculty in the First-Year Engineering Program at Northeastern University. He has contributed and authored over seventy publications consisting of original research and education related papers, and conference proceedings. He also has been a part of paper presentations, workshops and panel discussions in several national and international conferences. He is the Division Chair of Engineering Physics Division, ASEE; Chair-el ... (continued)
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Several aspects of engineering and architecture systems are both an art and a science. Effective engineers are those who create elegant solutions to complex problems. However, most of the development and training of engineers focuses on the analytical and procedural side. We demonstrate experientially in this workshop how certain aspects of engineering should be taught in a way similar to how the arts are taught, rather than through the traditional instructional approaches employed in engineering sciences. Specifically, the workshop centers on explaining how a studio art class can be mimicked and ... (continued)
Dr. Alejandro Salado is an assistant professor of systems engineering with the Grado Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. His research focuses on applying decision analysis to improve the practice of engineering. He is pioneering research in the area of verification and validation, for which he is investigating how engineers generate and evaluate evidence and how they build trust. His approach in this endeavor is transdisciplinary and intersects mathematical foundations, decision analysis and methods, and behavioral and cognitive models. In addition, Dr. Salado is ... (continued)
Tom is a leader, educator, and innovator in multiple technology fields. He currently serves as Deputy Director of the Systems Engineering Research Center at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, as well as a consultant specializing in strategic planning for uncertain environments. He studies systems engineering, systems thinking, organizational dynamics, and the nature of complex human socio-technical systems. He teaches system architecture concepts, systems thinking and decision making, and the composite skills required at the intersection of leadership and engineering.
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Kirsten Davis is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech, where she also completed her master's degree in Higher Education. She is the graduate assistant for the Rising Sophomore Abroad Program, a global engineering course and study abroad program for first year engineering students. Her primary research focuses on the design and assessment of global engineering programs, but she also studies the development of systems thinking and innovative thinking skills in engineering students. Before returning to graduate school, Kirsten worked for several years as a project manager and analytics engineer in the transportation industry.
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How do your philosophy of teaching and your philosophy of engineering intersect? Even if left unsaid, our views on the “proper” purpose and principles of engineering work are partially communicated through how we teach. It’s better to be purposeful in how we design our courses and how we communicate with students.
Part pedagogy, part philosophy, this workshop will help participants articulate their own philosophies of engineering and develop an understanding of how that can improve their teaching. Participants are encouraged to bring course outlines, past teaching statements, or other elements of ... (continued)
Kate Goodman is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Denver, and the associate director of Inworks, an interdisciplinary innovation lab. She completed her PhD at the ATLAS Institute in Technology, Media, and Society at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on experiential learning in engineering education. She also holds a B.S. in mathematics and a masters of professional writing.
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As engineering leadership programs grow and evolve, we have an opportunity to share and learn from each other. Most of the engineering leadership programs contain elements of active learning strategies as part of the pedagogy for the courses. Students who are engaged in meaningful activities with inquiry and reflection can maximize their potential for learning and growth. Some of these strategies are longer and develop over the semester and others are short activities designed to meet specific objectives. The moderators for this workshop will describe some of the active learning strategies empl ... (continued)
Beth Koufteros is the Assistant Director of the Zachry Leadership program at Texas A&M University. She has taught courses on leadership, organizational Behavior, human resources, change management and supply chain management. She is a professional meting facilitator for CEO and senior executive groups and has served as an external consultant on leadership development. She holds a certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
ASEE Board of Directors Meeting
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Come join the Faculty Development Constituency Committee in its second annual social event. This will be held at the beautiful Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, just a short walk from the convention center. Bring your own lunch and enjoy a waterfront picnic. Mingle with fellow ASEE conference attendees who are passionate about faculty development.
We will meet by the entrance/exit of the convention center near the corner of S. Franklin Street and Old Water Street. We will walk to the park as a group or you are welcome to meet us there.
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ONLY For First Time Conference Attendees and New Members as of January 1, 2019
Come hear what ASEE Membership and the Annual Conference is all about.
Presented by the VP of Membership Gary Steffen
Seating is limited and tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
For those interested in: New Members