Ruben D. Lopez-Parra is a graduate research assistant at Purdue University pursuing a Ph.D. in Engineering Education. Previously, he worked as a Natural Science teacher in High School where he, as a scholarly teacher, constantly assessed his performance to design better learning environments that promote students’ conceptual understanding. In 2015, Ruben earned the M.S in Chemical Engineering at Universidad de los Andes in Colombia where he also received the title of Chemical Engineer in 2012. His research interests include cognition and metacognition in the engineering curriculum.
Arístides Carrillo Fernández is a Ph.D student in School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. He was previously an export business development manager at a Spanish radio communications company in Madrid, Spain. For over six years., he was developing new distribution dealer networks in South Europe and West Africa countries. He earned his M.S. in Electronics and Systems of Telecommunication at ESIGELEC (École Supérieur D'Ingénieurs en Génie Électrique) at Rouen, France in 2009, and his B.S. in Systems of Telecommunication at Polytechnic University of Madrid at Madrid, Spain in 2006.
Arístides' research interests include the role of empathy and reflection in learning in engineering education and practice contexts, and professional development in global environments.
Amanda Johnston is a PhD candidate in engineering education at Purdue University.
Tamara J. Moore, Ph.D., is a Professor in the School of Engineering Education and Interim Executive Director of the INSPIRE Institute at Purdue University. Dr. Moore’s research is centered on the integration of STEM concepts in K-12 and postsecondary classrooms in order to help students make connections among the STEM disciplines and achieve deep understanding. Her work focuses on defining STEM integration and investigating its power for student learning. Tamara Moore received an NSF Early CAREER award in 2010 and a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2012.
Dr. Sean Brophy is the Co-Leader of the Educational, Outreach and Training them for the George E. Brown Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES). His research in engineering education and learning sciences explores how children learn through interactions with technologies ranging from manual manipulative like structures students design build and test with shake tables to digital manipulative with mobile devices. He continues to explore new methods to enhance informal and formal learning experiences.
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