Kelsey Rodgers is an assistant professor in the Engineering Fundamentals Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She teaches a MATLAB programming course to mostly first-year engineering students. She primarily investigates how students develop mathematical models and simulations and effective feedback. She graduated from the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University with a doctorate in engineering education. She previous conducted research in Purdue University's First-Year Engineering Program with the Network for Nanotechnology (NCN) Educational Research team, the Model-Eliciting Activities (MEAs) Educational Research team, and a few fellow STEM education graduates for an obtained Discovery, Engagement, and Learning (DEAL) grant. Prior to attending Purdue University, she graduated from Arizona State University with her B.S.E. in Engineering from the College of Technology and Innovation, where she worked on a team conducting research on how students learn LabVIEW through Disassemble, Analyze, Assemble (DAA) activities.
Heidi A. Diefes-Dux is a Professor in Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Food Science from Cornell University and her Ph.D. in Food Process Engineering from the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University. She was an inaugural faculty member of the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. Her research focuses on the development, implementation, and assessment of modeling and design activities with authentic engineering contexts. She also focuses on the implementation of learning objective-based grading and teaching assistant training.
Michael “Mike” Harris is the Associate Dean for Engagement and Undergraduate Education and the Reilly Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Professor of Environmental and Ecological Engineering in the College of Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette. He was a Purdue University Faculty Scholar from 2002 to 2007, served as the Programming Chair and Chair of the ASEE Minority Division (2011-2014); and was named Fellow of AIChE (2009), won the AIChE Grimes Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering (2005), and the AIChE Minority Affairs Distinguished Service Award (2009). . He is the author of 95 peer-reviewed publications and 11 patents. He received his BS in Chemical Engineering in 1981 from Mississippi State University, and both his MS (1987) and PhD (1992) degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Harris's research is in the areas of nanomaterials, colloids and interfacial phenomena, transport phenomena, particle science and technology, microwave sensing of pharmaceutical powders, solidification of drug/excipient matrices, environmental control technology, and electrodispersion precipitation processes.
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