DEL Events - 2015

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ME Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) - 2015

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The DEL SURI's had a productive (and fun!) summer. Posters explaining their summer research work were presented on Friday, August 28, 2015 at the Huang Engineering Center. The research projects included:

Shane Clarkson - Exploring Tensile Strength of Materials using Chalk as a Case Study

Emily Cao - Innovation in Engineering Education: An exploration of academic programs, gender, and self-efficacy

Bethany Chaffin - Using Research to Explore and Define Successful Pedagogical Strategies for Innovative Engineers

Shane, Emily and Bethany were assisted by Helen Chen, Shannon Gilmartin, Qu Jin, Mark Schar and Sheri Sheppard.


DEL @ ASEE June 2015

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The Designing Education Lab was well-represented at the June, 2015 American Society of Engineering Education annual conference where eight papers were presented. DEL Team Members Florian Lintl, Qu Jin and Janna Rodriguez also received second and third place awards for best paper in the ASEE Entrepreneurship and Engineering Innovation Division. The papers presented included:

  • Using Online and Hands-on Activities to Improve Self-efficacy in Mechanics [view paper] Dr. Peggy C. Boylan-Ashraf (Stanford University), Prof. Sarah L. Billington (Stanford University), and Dr. Sheri Sheppard (Stanford University)
  • Improving Students’ Technical Writing Skills: Abstracts in Introductory Solid Mechanics [view paper] Kai Jun Chew (Stanford University Designing Education Lab) and Ms. Autumn Turpin (Stanford University)
  • Starter or Joiner, Market or Socially-Oriented: Predicting Career Choice Among Undergraduate Engineering and Business Students [view paper] Mr. Florian Michael Lintl (Stanford University), Dr. Qu Jin (Stanford University), Dr. Shannon Gilmartin (Stanford University), Dr. Helen L. Chen (Stanford University), Dr. Mark Schar (Stanford University), and Dr. Sheri Sheppard (Stanford University)
  • Exploring the Interest and Intention of Entrepreneurship in Engineering Alumni [view paper] Miss Janna Rodriguez (Stanford University), Dr. Helen L. Chen (Stanford University), Dr. Sheri Sheppard (Stanford University), Prof. Larry Leifer (Stanford University), and Dr. Qu Jin (Stanford University)
  • Car Storytelling and Interaction Design [view paper] Prof. Barbara A. Karanian A. (Stanford University), Mr. Ateeq Junaid Suria (Mechanical Engineering Department, Stanford University, Stanford, CA), and Jonathan Summers (Affiliation unknown)
  • Exploring What We Don't Know About Entrepreneurship Education for Engineers [view paper] Dr. Sheri Sheppard (Stanford University), Dr. Shannon Gilmartin (Stanford University), Dr. Helen L. Chen (Stanford University), Dr. Mary E. Besterfield-Sacre (University of Pittsburgh), Dr. Nathalie Duval-Couetil (Purdue University, West Lafayette), Dr. Angela Shartrand (VentureWell), Ms. Laurie Moore (National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter)), Mr. Emanuel Costache (SageFox Consulting Group), Ms. Andreea Mihaela Fintoc (Affiliation unknown), Dr. Qu Jin (Stanford University), Mr. Calvin Ling (Stanford University), Mr. Florian Michael Lintl (Stanford University), Dr. Leticia C. Britos Cavagnaro (Stanford University), Ms. Humera Fasihuddin (VentureWell), and Miss Anna K Breed (Affiliation unknown)
  • Tell/Make/Engage - Design Methods Course Introduces Storytelling Based Learning Mona Eskandari, Ville Taajamaa, Dr.Barbara A. Karanian (Stanford University).

Stanford Mechanical Engineering Conference - May 1, 2015

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The Stanford Mechanical Engineering Conference is an event for all undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, alumni, and faculty engaged with the department of Mechanical Engineering. It offers opportunities to meet, connect, and learn about state-of-the-art engineering. The Designing Education Lab participated with three poster presentations and one podium presentation.

Top Left: Jerrod Peterson and Sheri Sheppard

Top Middle: Angela Harris, Qu Jin and Shannon Gilmartin

Top Right: Jerrod Peterson, Angela Harris, Autumn Turpin, KJ Chew and Emily Cao

Bottom Left: Autumn Turpin, Peggy Boylan-Ashraf and KJ Chew

Bottom Center: Janna Rodriguez

Bottom Right: Kezia Alfred, Mark Schar, Sheri Sheppard, Jose Gutierrez and Matt Bandelt;





ASEE Engineering Education Colloquium: “Learning by Doing” - April 21, 2015

The Stanford ASEE student chapter promotes excellence in instruction, research, public service, and practice. They held their 4th annual Engineering Education Colloquium themed “Learning by Doing” on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. This event featured a Keynote address by Professor Carl Wieman. Dr. Wieman's talk, entitled "Taking a Science/Engineering Approach to Science/Engineering Education" makes a persuasive case, based on classroom research, for a series of changes in science and engineering education including reducing demands on students' working memory, engaging peer-level instruction and making better use of teaching assistants. 
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The colloquium featured invited speakers Paulo Blikstein and Stacy Gleixner. Dr. Blikstein spoke about the Maker movement and it's impact on engineering education. Dr. Gleixner's talk focused on service learning as a tool to diversify STEM.  The colloquium also included an open discussion forum with an impressive list of panelists including Sarah Parikh, Nikos Moutros, and Tonya Nilsson, moderated by Sheri Sheppard.
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