From Designing Education Lab
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Spring Quarter 2014 - Lab Meeting Tuesdays, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Center for Design Research (Building 560), 2nd Floor and via Google Hangouts
NCIIA OPEN Conference - March 21-22, 2014
DEL members attended the NCIIA 18th annual conference, which is held in partnership with Engineering Pathways or Epicenter at Stanford University. Key presentations by DEL researchers included:
- Making Space for the Unknownd Future - Helen Chen and Robert Emery Smith
- Founding Stories of Engineering Education Entrepreneurship Programs: Research to Inform Practice - Carolyn Estrada, Helen Chen, Angela Shartrand and Sheri Sheppard
Shannon's Baby Bibliography Shower - February 5, 2014
Our beloved Shannon Gilmartin is having a baby! We celebrated with a baby shower featuring books for a new baby, presented with a bibliography for future reference. We wish Shannon and Jeff the best with their new arrival.
UPDATE: Jeffrey Arthur Cain, born 11:06 pm on 3.20.14 at a robust 9 lbs 8 oz, and 21 inches. "Mom and baby are both healthy, and all three of us are over the moon happy!"
ME Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) - 2013
The DEL SURI's had a productive (and fun!) summer. Pictured above, Lea Eaton (left) and Ruben Pierre-Anotine (right):
- Lea Eaton - Homework
- Ruben Pierre-Antoine - Beyond Engineering: Concept Maps and Value-Added Labs
Lea and Ruben were assisted by Helen Chen, Samanatha Brunhaver, Mark Schar and Sheri Sheppard.
ASEE Annual Conference - June 23-26, 2013
More than a dozen DEL members and colleagues attended the ASEE annual conference in Atlanta, GA -- our largest group yet! Congratulations to Dr. Mark Schar and team for winning the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Division's Best Teaching Strategies Paper Award, and to Samantha Brunhaver for winning one of five Educational Research Method Division Apprentice Faculty Grant Awards.
- Not All the Same: A Look at Early Career Engineers Employed in Different Sub-Occupations Samantha Brunhaver, Shannon Gilmartin, Helen Chen, Michelle Grau, Michelle Warner, & Sheri Sheppard
- Research-Informed Practices for Inclusive STEM Classrooms: Strategies to Close the Gender Gap - Helena Scutt, Shannon Gilmartin, Sheri Sheppard, & Samantha Brunhaver Presentation (Prezi in PDF form) + Paper
- Bending Moments to Business Models: Integrating an Entrepreneurship Case Study as Part of Core Mechanical Engineering Curriculum Mark Schar, Sheri Sheppard, Samantha Brunhaver and Mark Cuson Presentation in Pecha Kucha format conducted with Ruben Pierre-Antoine
DEL "Dreaming and Planning" Retreat - April 18, 2013
1) Share DEL-related research; findings, methods, passions
2) Further connect the local community working on engineering pathways questions
3) Discuss connections between the various projects
4) Identify gaps and opportunities in current pictures of pathways
- One Researcher’s Pathway through Engineering Education (Gary Lichtenstein)
- The work of the DEL through a series of lenses: New perspectives and insights (Helen Chen)
- Orange Juice and the Case Study Method (Mark Schar)
- Post-graduation Pathways: Backwards-engineering the undergraduate engineering experience (Samantha Brunhaver)
- Understanding ‘opportunity’ in engineering environments (Shannon Gilmartin)
- Young Entrepreneurs Study: Descriptive Analysis of Entrepreneurial Intention and Achievement (Heather Malin)
- Teacher Professional Development/RET (Kaye Storm)
- NSSE studies of engineering student outcomes and retention (relative to other college students) (Sheri Sheppard)
- NBER chapters (Sheri Sheppard)
- Shelley Goldman’s d.loft work (Sheri Sheppard)
- Helena Scutt’s gender equity in the classroom work (Sheri Sheppard)
- Impact of Interactive Web-based Activities on Mechanics Self-Efficacy and Achievement (Sarah Billington)
Small Group Work: Emerging Themes
- Theme 1: Recruitment: HS to college; college seniors to post-graduation: Career decision-making: consequences/experience
- Theme 2: Engineers, Engineering and Empathy (E3)
- Sheri Sheppard, Gary Lichtenstein, Shannon Gilmartin, Samanatha Brunhaver, Helen Chen, Mark Schar, Heather Malin, Kaye Storm, Sarah Billington and Anthony Antonio.
ME Women's Group
Middle School Robotics Tournament
ME Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) - 2012
The DEL SURI's had a productive (and fun!) summer. Pictured above, starting in the upper left, clockwise:
- Michelle Grau: PEARS School Reports
- Helena Scutt: Research-Informed Guidelines for Inclusive STEM Classrooms
- Alethea Atkins: Introduction to Solid Mechanics
- Rosalinda Cortez: A Qualitative Approach to Researching Engineering Education
- Mark Cuson: E-14 Truss Solver, E-14 Vector Math Modules, E-14, Delta Design Online, Longboard Case Study
- The 2012 SURI's with Professor Sheri Sheppard, Helen Chen and Samantha Brunhaver.
Epicenter Research Workshop - May 21, 2012
This research workshop was sponsored by Stanford's Technology Ventures Program (STVP) Epicenter and held on May 21, 2012 at Stanford University. The workshop explored current research on entrepreneurial skills and abilities with emphasis on undergraduate engineering students. The event was hosted by Sheri Sheppard and Shannon Gilmartin.
- Şenay Purzer of Purdue University, who presented a thought-provoking perspective on the nature of innovation and how to "see it live" in student's work;
- Nathalie Duval of Purdue University, who outlined a plan for big engineering schools to successfully create entrepreneurship programs (and measure the changes);
- Chuck Eesley of Stanford University, who shared his work on the institutional changes that can affect entrepreneurial outcomes, based on two large survey alumni studies;
- Bill Lucas of MIT, who presented a compelling case linking self-efficacy with entrepreneurship across a variety of settings, giving us very solid indexes and theoretical basis to build on;
- Bill Damon, Anne Colby, and Heather Malin of Stanford University, who are in the field with a gigantic Kauffman Foundation-sponsored project examining entrepreneurial activities among college-aged students;
- Mary Besterfield-Sacre of The University of Pittsburgh, who presented fascinating research on how innovation, entrepreneurship and design might be related, connected and measured;
- Lawrence Neeley of Olin College, who has rolled up his sleeves and is teaching design-innovation-entrepreneurship to first year students;
We definitely packed a lot into just one day. We shared interesting research, as well as a willingness to present engage in discussion, made it a very productive day. Locally, our next steps are compiling notes from the day, then starting to synthesize themes and candidate research treads. As these materials come together, we will post them in this area.