Free ticketed event
This workshop will include two parts: panelists' presentations and discussion, and interactive discussions among panelists and workshop attendees. Panelists will: succinctly summarize their professional experience in engineering education and their current role; share lessons learned for tailoring engineering education experiences for different professional audiences; and discuss techniques for translating engineering education experiences to academic and industrial audiences when seeking employment. As part of the interactive discussions, workshop participants will take turns highlighting their professional experiences in engineering education and discussing ways to frame their work for academic or industrial audiences based on the panelists’ advice. Insights from the panel and interactive discussions will be summarized, synthesized, and shared with a larger audience after the conference.
Reginald McGregor is the manager of engineering employee development R&T strategy at Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) in Indianapolis, Indiana. He manages the RRC engineering pipeline overseeing K-12 STEM initiatives, co-op Program and early career development engineering programs. He is also the chair of the RRC Engineering Education Council. He has over 10 years' experience in the aerospace industry as project engineer and process improvement and lean specialist. In 2006, he received the Black Engineer of the Year Award. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Martin University; Engineering Education Industrial Advisory Council, Purdue University; and the Board of Directors of the ASEE Cooperative and Experiential Education Division and the ASEE College Industry Partnership Board.
Dr. Ida Ngambeki is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Technology, Leadership and Innovation at Purdue University. Her research interests include engineering pathways, motivation in engineering, technology affordances, and innovation policy.
Mary Pilotte is associate professor of professional practice in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. She leads the first-year engineering instructional operations group, and was recently appointed director designate of the undergraduate interdisciplinary engineering studies and multidisciplinary engineering program. Pilotte actively leads academic outreach to industrial firms to develop in-classroom project-based active learning through identification of “real life” in-context problem scenarios. Her research interests involve understanding engineering culture and communication in the context of industrial practice, and understanding student benefits associated with innovative distance learning and global learning experiences. She holds a B.S. in organizational leadership and supervision from Purdue University, an M.B.A. from the Goizueta School of Business, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, and a Ph.D. in engineering education from Purdue University.
Joy Watson is an assistant professor in the University of Cincinnati’s Division of Professional Practice and Experiential Learning, where she is the co-op advisor for chemical, electrical and environmental engineering students. Additionally she has collaborated with the graduate school to create and teach a course designed to develop graduate students’ transferable skills. She completed her Ph.D. in the College of Engineering at the University of South Carolina. Her doctoral work focused on preparing engineering Ph.D. students for careers in industry. She obtained her B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. While at the University of Tennessee, she participated in the co-op program and was appointed a co-op ambassador, mentoring undergraduate students pursuing industrial internships. She also has collaborated with private industry, academia, and the U.S. Navy to develop a logistics/IT course for low-income, high potential middle and high school students. Some of her other experiences include working as a processing engineer in the pulp and paper industry, a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and a NSF GK-12 Fellow at the University of South Carolina.
Monica F. Cox, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University and is the Inaugural Director of the Engineering Leadership Minor. She obtained a B.S. in mathematics from Spelman College, a M.S. in industrial engineering from the University of Alabama, and a Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy Studies from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. Teaching interests relate to the professional development of graduate engineering students and to leadership, policy, and change in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. Primary research projects explore the preparation of engineering doctoral students for careers in academia and industry and the development of engineering education assessment tools. She is a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career (CAREER) award winner and is a recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).