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Assessment of student achievement using a grading system is a major task required of engineering educators. Most higher education institutions use a traditional, summative score-based grading system that relies on assigning an end-of-semester letter grade representative of each student’s achievement in the course. Most educators default to assigning student grades by tabulating scores for multiple assignments, summing assignment scores, and determining a final course grade based on a predetermined scale. Such an approach inherently fails to meet the conditions of sound assessment of student learnin ... (continued)
Dr. Adam Carberry is an assistant professor at Arizona State University in the Fulton Schools of Engineering Polytechnic School. He earned a B.S. in Materials Science Engineering from Alfred University, and received his M.S. and Ph.D., both from Tufts University, in Chemistry and Engineering Education respectively. Dr. Carberry was previously an employee of the Tufts’ Center for Engineering Education & Outreach and manager of the Student Teacher Outreach Mentorship Program (STOMP).
Dr. Sara A. Atwood is an Assistant Professor of Engineering at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. She holds a BA and MS from Dartmouth College, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. Heidi A. Diefes-Dux is a Professor in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. 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 is a member of Purdue’s Teaching Academy. Since 1999, she has been a faculty member within the First-Year Engineering Program, teaching and guiding the design of one of the required first-year engineering courses that engages students in open-ended problem solving and design. Her research focuses on th ... (continued)
Dr. Matthew T. Siniawski is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Loyola Marymount University. He has advised over 40 different senior capstone project design teams since 2004, and is particularly interested in the design of assistive devices for children with disabilities. He is a an active proponent of service-learning and is interested in understanding how such experiences impact the technical and professional development of engineering undergraduate students.
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The complexity of modern technology is making it increasingly difficult for new engineering graduates to understand their job from a single domain perspective, much less the more limited perspective of a single sub-discipline within that domain. More employers are asking for students who understand a “systems perspective” of engineering. Unfortunately, the general idea of a “systems perspective” is a very nebulous concept that can change drastically depending on who is describing that perspective. In order to help define this perspective, a core set of technical systems competencies were identified ... (continued)
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ABET Program Assessment Workshop (7 hours); includes lunch.
The ABET Program Assessment Workshop is designed to help faculty and administrators develop their program assessment skills with a one-day workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to broaden their understanding of the continuous quality improvement of student learning through the design of assessment processes, development of measurable student outcomes, and application of data collection and data reporting methods. This workshop is interactive and those attending will work in small groups applying the concepts learned throughout t ... (continued)
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8:00-9:00 a.m. Introductions and General Discussion
Sheila Tobias, project consultant at Teagle Foundation
John Krupczak, professor of engineering, Hope College
9:00-11:00 a.m. Specific Course Adoptions into General Education
a) Robert Briber, R.D. Gomez (University of Maryland)
b) Michael Chajes (University of Delaware)
c) Oldest/Newest (Princeton, Stony Brook, Virginia Tech); Michael Littman, Maria Garlock, (Princeton); Gary Halada (Stony Brook); Donna Riley (VaTech)
11:00-12:30 a.m. Stand-Alone Courses/Programs
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This is a working meeting of the participating ATE Center PIs and their staff who are involved in supporting the goals of ATE and the LIFT project. LIFT (Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow) is the fourth institute in the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation [NNMI] and is designed to be the world leader in lightweighting. From the institute’s launch, LIFT has pursued a robust education and workforce agenda to develop an educated and skilled manufacturing workforce, confident in using new lightweighting technologies and processes. Invited ATE PIs will be discussing how and what curriculum, ... (continued)
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• 9:30-11 a.m. - An Introduction to the Maker Movement and a Maker Mindset
• 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - Making & Digital Fabrication Techniques for K-12 Educators
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Inquiry-Based Learning Activities utilize a predict, observe, explain cycle coupled with collaborative learning. Individually, students are asked to predict the outcome of a physical scenario - for example, what rolls faster down a ramp, a hollow pipe or a solid cylinder? Students then discuss their answers with teammates, then do the experiment, and then try to explain the result using engineering principles. Participants will learn about the fundamentals of IBLAs, and start to formulate their own IBLAs for use in their classes.
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Thermo-fluid courses—thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and combinations or extensions of these topics—form a critical core of various engineering disciplines. Students often struggle with the theory-heavy content, and many instructors have embraced active and collaborative learning (ACL) and problem-based learning (PBL) pedagogical techniques as these have been shown to promote learning. More recently, a shift in engineering education calls to equip students with an entrepreneurial mindset, providing them with the skills needed to identify opportunities and create economic value. To c ... (continued)
Maria-Isabel Carnasciali is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Tagliatela College of Engineering, University of New Haven, CT. She obtained her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2008. She received her Bachelors of Engineering from MIT in 2000. Her research focuses on the nontraditional engineering student – understanding their motivations, identity development, and impact of prior engineering-related experiences. Her work dwells into learning in informal settings such as summer camps, military experiences, and extra-curricular activities. Other research inter ... (continued)
Andrew Gerhart, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Lawrence Technological University. He is actively involved in ASEE, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Engineering Society of Detroit. He serves as Faculty Advisor for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Student Chapter at LTU, chair of the First Year Engineering Experience committee, chair for the LTU KEEN Course Modification Team, chair for the LTU Leadership Curriculum Committee, supervisor of the LTU Thermo-Fluids Laboratory, coordinator of the Certificate/Minor in Aeronautical Eng ... (continued)
Liping Liu is an assistant professor in the A. Leon Linton Department of Mechanical Engineering at
Lawrence Technological University. She earned her Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011. Her research focuses on thermal sciences and energy systems, with special interest in addressing transport phenomena in energy processes. She is a member of ASME, ASHRAE, and SAE International.
Dr. Mallory joined Western New England University after earning her Ph.D. from Purdue University in
August 2012. Dr. Mallory’s current teaching interests include integrating problem- and project-based
learning into core mechanical engineering courses to enhance student learning and motivation. She is currently the primary instructor for the Thermodynamics I and II courses in Mechanical Engineering. Her research interests are in engineering education and spray physics.
Robert W. Fletcher joined the faculty of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Lawrence Technological University in the summer of 2003, after several years of continuous industrial researeh. product development and manufacturing experience. Dr. Fletcher earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington. in Seattle, Washington, a Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems from Lawrence Technological University, in Southfield, Michigan, and the Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering focusing on Electrochemical Engineering, both ... (continued)
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With the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as networking and web technologies, there is a tremendous interest toward the development and implementation of Internet-based remote laboratories. As it is now, there is no arrangement of formal or informal training in terms of design and development of these remote laboratories or of their implementation for laboratory course offerings and associated management issues. To address this issue, this workshop will provide an opportunity for the academics, researchers, and developers to learn about the state-of-the art remote lab, as well as exa ... (continued)
Abul K. M. Azad is a Professor with the Technology Department of Northern Illinois University. He has a Ph.D. in Control and Systems Engineering and M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering. He has been in academics for 15+ years, and his research interests include remote laboratories, mechatronic systems, mobile robotics, and educational research. In these areas, Dr. Azad has over 100 refereed journal and conference papers, edited books, and book chapters. So far, he has attracted around $1.7M of research and development grants from various national and international funding agencies. He is a me ... (continued)
Michael Auer is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Systems Engineering Dept. of the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences Villach, Austria and has also teaching positions at the Universities of Klagenfurt (Austria), Amman (Jordan), Brasov (Romania) and Patras (Greece). He was invited for guest lectures at MIT Boston, Columbia University, Technical Universities of Moscow, Athens and others. He is a senior member of IEEE and member of VDE, IGIP, etc., author or co-author of more than 180 publications and leading member of numerous national and international organizations in the field of ... (continued)
Mr. Danilo Garbi Zutin P.E., is an Assistant Professor and Senior Researcher at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Villach, Austria. He has graduated in electrical engineering at the State University of Sao Paulo (UNESP), Bauru, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and obtained his Master degree in Systems Design (specialization in Remote Systems) at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences in Villach, Austria. His research interests are in the field of remote engineering, online labs, remote control of devices and software development for online labs. Danilo Garbi Zutin is currently a senior Researc ... (continued)
As the Technical Director for Emona Group, Alfred Breznik is responsible for supporting Emona’s worldwide network of business partners, and university and college users of Emona’s equipment. Alfred holds a bachelor of electrical engineering degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Practical, hands-on experiments are crucial in facilitating the engineering student's learning process, linking theory and math to the real world. With this in mind, since 1987, EMONA Instruments has been involved in R & D and manufacturing of the TIMS range of telecommunications teaching syste ... (continued)
Ingmar H. Riedel-Kruse is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford University. His lab focuses on Multi-cell Biophysics (e.g., biofilms, organismal development, pattern formation) and Interactive Biotechnology (e.g., biology cloud experimentation labs, biotic video games). The advancements of “interactive and playful” electronics provide a major inspiration for the lab as current biotechnology has many parallels with electronics 5 decades ago, suggesting novel means for putting microbiology into the hands of experts and lay people alike. He received his Diploma in Theoretical Physics at ... (continued)
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In order to support sustainable development through engineering education, we need to train students to deal with complex and contested problems that lack single right solutions (here called wicked sustainability problems, WSPs). In this workshop, we will discuss what students need to learn to be able to deal with such problems and how such learning can be assessed in the context of engineering education.
The workshop builds on the paper “Assessing 'Wicked Sustainability Problem'—Literacy in Engineering Education” (Lönngren & Svanström 2015), for which the authors received the Environm ... (continued)
Johanna Lönngren is a PhD student in the Engineering Education Research group at Chalmers University of Technology. She holds a MSc degree in Engineering Nanoscience from the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University in Sweden and a licentiate in Engineering Education from Chalmers University. Her main research interest is engineering education for sustainable development, particularly students’ approaches to wicked sustainability problems. She also teaches sustainability and education for sustainable development courses for engineering students and pre-service science and engineering teachers.
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This workshop was developed as part of the NSF ATE Center on Renewable Energy (Project CREATE). The workshop uses the widely available mathematical software tool MATLAB® from MathWorks to provide the participants with a variety of simplified mathematical expressions and analytical models for renewable energy systems (often derived from much more complex and advanced source material). The presentation gives clear explanations of the concepts involved and their relevance to a particular alternative energy application. After completion of the workshop, instructors will have a set of modules (document ... (continued)
Alan Ross is a professor of Engineering and Technology at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, CA. For the past eighteen years he has been a faculty member of NSF Project CREATE (California Regional Alliance for Technical Education), which is now the NSF Advanced Technology Education Center for Renewable Energy. Before joining the faculty at Cuesta College he was a Sr. Project Engineer at Northrop Grumman, Space and Defense Systems Group, in Redondo Beach, CA, where he worked on the design, development, simulation and mathematical modeling of a wide variety of complex dynamic systems. His current ... (continued)
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Both the Fulbright Scholar and Student Programs offer numerous funding options for individuals and, in some cases, for institutions. The session leaders will take time to describe the options for students, scholars, administrators and professionals. Also on the panel will be a recent Fulbright Scholar recipient who can describe, from the personal level, why he applied, what he did, and what resulted from his grant. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions. Handouts will be available for attendees, as well as all Power Point presentations.
A native of Texas, Andy Riess earned his B.A. from Baylor University (history, political science, philosophy, Latin) and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University (Russian history, Inner Asia, Eastern Europe, Ottoman Empire). A veteran of the United States Army Security Agency, he has also studied at the Frei Universität - Berlin, Moscow State University, and the Graduate School of Business, New York University. Dr. Riess has worked in the worlds of academia, for-profit, and not-for-profit in the United States and abroad. For 18 years, he was in charge of Fulbright Scholar programs in the Forme ... (continued)
Dr. Charles Wallace is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Michigan Technological University and is currently the Interim Chair of the Computer Science Department. His research and teaching activities lie broadly in the area of software engineering; more specifically, he is interested in how humans can better understand the software they build and use. This has led him to a wide variety of projects: applications of formal methods to problems in programming languages and parallel computing; pattern based approaches to effective communication in software teams; software usability and acce ... (continued)
Sabeen Altaf is currently the Senior Program Officer for Science, Technology and Private Programs at the Institute of International Education (IIE). She manages the Whitaker International Program which sends emerging U.S.-based biomedical engineers abroad to study and/or undertake a self-designed research project, the Global Engineering Education Exchange (Global E3) Program, a leading international consortium for undergraduate engineering exchange, and the Confucius China Studies Program for U.S. based MA and PhD students pursuing doctoral research in China. Sabeen has worked in the non-profit se ... (continued)
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ASEE 2015/2016 Board of Directors Meeting with 2016/2017 members as invited guests
Transformation team of the Strategic Doing
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Engineering Physics and Physics Executive Board Meeting.
Pacific Northwest Section Business Meeting
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This NASA STAR (STEM Teacher Achievement and Recognition) badging system will introduce all educators, including pre-service teachers, K-12 teachers, faculty who prepare teachers, and informal educators to no-cost opportunities for educators to earn digital badges in a variety of STEM content areas. A review of the NASA STAR badging system will be conducted. Participants learn how to interact with the badging system, select badges, and explore learning content. The facilitators will lead a discussion regarding this resource and how it may link to other NASA EPDC professional learning opportunities in STEM.
Araceli Martinez Ortiz, Ph.D., is Assistant Research Professor of Engineering Education in the College of Education at Texas State University. Araceli is also director of the LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research where she collaborates on various state and national STEM education programs and is PI on major grant initiatives such as the NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative and the NSF Texas State STEM Rising Stars. Araceli holds Engineering degrees from The University of Michigan and Kettering University. She holds a Masters degree in Education from Michigan State and a PhD ... (continued)
Steve Culivan is the NASA STEM Education Professional Development Collaborative Specialist at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Mr. Culivan develops and provides NASA STEM online and face-to-face professional development programs for in-service, pre-service and informal educators. Mr. Culivan was the Principal Investigator for two International Space Station (ISS) in-flight education demonstrations. He additionally developed and co-developed several NASA curriculum products. Prior to his current twenty-seven year career with NASA Education, Mr. Culivan taught middle school Earth and Space Sc ... (continued)
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All of our students learn within their disciplines. However, their formal education rarely discusses disciplinary identity explicitly. The identities that do form suffer from being developed within disciplinary silos - few students are aware of the relationships between their discipline and those of their peer engineering students.
Engineers, and engineering students, are increasingly being asked to work in multidisciplinary design teams. They are also being asked to contribute to innovative design through both their disciplinary and unique individual identities. When their teams form, few student ... (continued)
Jason Foster is the Associate Professor of Engineering Design, Teaching Stream within the Division of Engineering Science at the University of Toronto. He has developed eight engineering design courses, spanning the first through fourth years of study and class sizes from 10 to 300 students. A systems design engineer by training, has has been researching the theory, practice, and teaching of engineering design throughout his career. His pedagogical focus is on the praxis of engineering design.
Patricia Kristine Sheridan is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering at the University of Toronto where she has been a team-effectiveness researcher and engineering design educator for 4 years. She has researched student behaviour in over 300 different teams, following some teams in depth for up to 4 months, and has designed an on-line system to facilitate the development of team-effectiveness behaviours in student teams. Her teaching and course development focus on creating interactive learning activities at the intersection of design, leadership, teamwork, and id ... (continued)
Deborah Tihanyi is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, and the Director of the Engineering Communication Program at the University of Toronto. While her academic training is in Drama/Theatre (BA, 1989, York University; MA, 1994, University of Alberta; PhD, expected 2015-16, University of Toronto), her time as a dramaturge, working with playwrights to develop new plays, was excellent preparation for teaching communication. She has taught across all departments in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, from large classes to one-on-one tutoring. Her research for the past 10 years has foc ... (continued)
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Quality assurance is a key priority for institutions of higher learning, based both on institutional priorities and on external influences from government agencies, accrediting boards, and other stakeholders. This has meant a greater focus on institutional accountability and transparency, and the development of valid learning outcome measures. One approach that is gaining traction is the use of analytic rubrics in courses that have not traditionally used this type of instrument.
The University of Toronto, as part of a provincially funded consortium, has developed a catalog of rubric elements that ... (continued)
Prof. Lisa Romkey is a curriculum development expert in the Division of Engineering Science at the University of Toronto.
Gayle Lesmond is a Research Assistant with the Learning Outcomes Assessment Consortium (LOAC) project at the University of Toronto.
Nikita Dawe is currently a Master's Student in Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. Her work focuses on the effective assessment of design competencies.
Prof. Susan McCahan is the Vice Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education at the University of Toronto, and a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.
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The workshop is 3 hours. Participants are invited to bring wireless-capable laptops to download a mock MIDFIELD-style data set and use Excel for pivot tables and data graphics.
The format is brief talks and demonstrations by the facilitators interleaved with participant interactions including think-pair-share, a hands-on guided tour of Excel pivot tables, and working in pairs to explore data and graph results. We solicit participants' opinions and experiences, connect their stories to research findings, and build a common vocabulary for exploring student unit-record data.
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Matthew W. Ohland is Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue University. He has degrees from Swarthmore College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the University of Florida. His research on the longitudinal study of engineering students, team assignment, peer evaluation, and active and collaborative teaching methods has been supported by over $14.5 million from the National Science Foundation and the Sloan Foundation. Dr. Ohland is Chair of the IEEE Curriculum and Pedagogy Committee and an ABET Program Evaluator for ASEE. He was the 2002--06 President of Tau Beta Pi and is a Fellow of the ASEE and IEEE.
Susan M. Lord is Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering at the University of San Diego. Her NSF-sponsored research focuses on the study and promotion of diversity in engineering including student pathways, Latinos, and military veterans. An IEEE and ASEE Fellow, Dr. Lord has served as President of the IEEE Education Society, General Co-Chair of the Frontiers in Education Conference, and as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Education (ToE). Dr. Lord spent a sabbatical at Southeast University in Nanjing, China. She and her research team have received best paper awards from the Journal of Engineering Education and the IEEE ToE.
Russell Long is Managing Director of The Multiple-Institution Database for Investigating Engineering Longitudinal Development (MIDFIELD) and Director of Project Assessment in the Purdue University School of Engineering Education. His past institutional research affiliations include Clemson University and the University of South Carolina. He has extensive experience in performance based funding, large dataset construction and analysis, program review, assessment, and student services in higher education. One of his greatest strengths lies in analyzing data related to student learning outcomes and, therefore, to improving institutional effectiveness.
Marisa K. Orr is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Associate Director of the Integrated STEM Education Research Center (ISERC) at Louisiana Tech University. She completed her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, as well as a Certificate of Engineering and Science Education at Clemson University. Her research interests include student persistence and pathways in engineering, gender equity, diversity, academic policy and student decision-making.
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The participants will have a hands-on opportunity to design modern embedded systems using the Xilinx Zynq system-on-chip (SoC) device which provides an ARM dual core Cortex-A9 processor, AMBA bus, and field programmable gate array (FPGA) logic. While the FPGA has provided support for embedded design by implementing sensor interfaces, peripherals, and algorithmic state machines, the integrated SoC device now facilitates the implementation of larger scale embedded systems especially with real-time constraints. The Digilent Zybo development board utilizing the Xilinx Zynq -7010 SoC will be provided to ... (continued)
Dennis Silage (email@example.com) is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Temple University. He has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a senior member of the IEEE and director of the System Chip Design Laboratory (sites.temple.edu/scdl), which researches the application of system-on-chip devices in digital signal and image processing and digital communication.
Parimal Patel (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a Xilinx University Program Senior Systems Engineer specializing in embedded systems and system-on-chip (SoC) devices. He has conducted Professor Workshops on reconfigurable computing and Xilinx Zynq SoC design flow.
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Many elementary educators include engineering challenges into their curriculum, but it is unknown how effective these one-off activities are at increasing student understanding of and engagement in engineering processes and practices. We have been researching “critical components” that support elementary school students and their teachers as they enhance their knowledge and abilities in engineering and science and build their interest in STEM fields. During this workshop, participants will share typical engineering challenges used in K-12 settings, explore “critical components” of effective enginee ... (continued)
Shannon McManus heads up the Professional Development team at Engineering is Elementary and manages the effort to recruit and support EiE collaborators and members of the EiE Extended Network of PD Providers that provide EiE. She brings to EiE seven years of experience teaching high school physics and integrated science and additional experience as an outreach coordinator for nonprofits including the Rhode Island Stormwater Solutions Program and the Massachusetts-based Buzzards Bay Coalition. She holds a B.A. in physics education from the University of Delaware and an M.S. in environmental science and management from the University of Rhode Island.
Jonathan Hertel manages the Exploring the Efficacy of Engineering is Elementary (E4) project (an NSF-funded study of the efficacy of the EiE curriculum), overseeing and organizing a research effort that involves 240 teachers in the different states. He also provides evaluation support for the Engineering Adventures project. His previous experience includes developing curricula for (and teaching at) informal summer science camps and work in children’s television. At Hope College, where he earned a B.A. in biology and English with a focus on education. He holds an Ed.M. in learning and teaching from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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Reflecting, or exploring the meaning of experiences and the consequences of the meanings for future action, has always been essential in the development of expertise. Reflection and the promotion of reflective techniques are becoming more important in engineering education because of the expanding need for diverse, adaptive, broad-thinking, and nimble engineering experts who can respond to the ever-increasing challenges that society faces.
In this workshop, engineering educators will be introduced to the Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education (CPREE) and the national field guide ... (continued)
Cindy J. Atman, Director - Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching, Co-Director – Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education, University of Washington.
Cynthia J. Atman is the founding director of the Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching (CELT), a professor in Human Centered Design & Engineering, and the inaugural holder of the Mitchell T. & Lella Blanche Bowie Endowed Chair at the University of Washington. She also directed the national NSF-funded Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (CAEE). Her research centers on engineering design learning with a focus on issues of context in design.
Jennifer Turns, Professor – Human Centered Design & Engineering, Co-Director – Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education, University of Washington.
Jennifer Turns is a professor in the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Washington. In her current work, she focuses on the role of reflection in engineering education. Over the past 15 years, she has studied phenomena related to reflection including student learning through portfolio construction, issues of identity development and self-authorship in engineering education, and how students integrate knowledge across the curriculum.
Lauren D. Thomas, Sr. Research Scientist – Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education, University of Washington.
Lauren Thomas is a Sr. Research Scientist at the Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching (CELT) and a Multi-campus Coordinator for the Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education (CPREE) at the University of Washington. Her research interests include the identity development of graduate students and the role of informal experiences in student learning.
Ken Yasuhara, Sr. Research Scientist – Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching, Campus PI – Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education
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We propose a half day workshop focused on three skills critical for success as new engineering educators and scholars. These skills – understanding personal and academic identity, building teams, and community awareness – are widely acknowledged as important (in situations as diverse as job advertisements or discussions of “academic fit”), and yet are not usually addressed in an explicit way in the typical training programs of graduate or professional schools.
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Kay C Dee received a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After completing her graduate work, Kay C joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and later joined the faculty at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. She served as the founding Director of the Rose-Hulman Center for the Practice and Scholarship of Education, and is currently the Associate Dean of Learning & Technology as well as a founding member of the team that annually delivers Rose-Hulman's 'Making Academic Change Happen' workshop.
Eva Andrijcic serves as an Assistant Professor of Engineering Management at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Systems and Information Engineering from University of Virginia, where she worked at the Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems. She received a B.S. in mathematics from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. Her major interests are in the areas of risk analysis and management, critical infrastructure management and protection, interdisciplinary engineering education, and risk education.
Dr. Julia M. Williams is Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment and Professor of English at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Her research areas include technical communication, assessment, accreditation, and the development of change management strategies for faculty and staff. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Engineering Education, International Journal of Engineering Education, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, and Technical Communication Quarterly, among others.
Ella L. Ingram is an Associate Professor of Biology and Director of the Center for the Practice and Scholarship of Education at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Her
educational research interests include promoting successful change practice of STEM faculty, effective evolution and ecology instruction, and facilitating undergraduate research experiences. Her teaching portfolio includes courses on: nutrition, introductory biology, ecology and environmental studies, evolution, evolutionary medicine, and research practices in science.
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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 to ... (continued)
Associate Professor,Department of Sciences and Applied Mathematics,
Vice President, International Association of Relativistic Dynamics (IARD),