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Lab Meeting Time and Topics
Spring Quarter 2016 -
- DEL Meeting on Wednesdays, 2:00p - 4:00p (Pacific)
- Building 560, CDR first floor
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|March 30||Dissertation Proposal - Michael||May 11||Gunther - Start-Up Research|
|April 6||WIP Community Colleges - Sarah||May 18|| Bernie - Research Update|
|April 13||Structural Equation Modeling - Mark||May 25|| Caro - Research Update|
|April 20|| FIE Paper Mindfulness - Beth||June 1||ASEE Presentation Practice|
|April 27|| Mario and Lisa - Research Update||June 8||ASEE Presentation Practice|
|May 4||Portfolio Update - Helen and Beth|| || |
Stanford Mechanical Engineering Conference - May 6, 2016
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 five poster presentations.
Left: KJ Chew Top Middle: Liza Kayer, Angela Harris, KJ Chew Top Right: Autumn Turpin Bottom Center: Beth Rieken Bottom Right: Emily Cao
- An Exploration of Engineering Student’s Minors, Certificates, and Concentrations by Emily Cao, Shannon Gilmartin and Sheri Sheppard Awarded Best Undergraduate Poster
Intentional Engineers: Reflection and Mindfulness in Engineering Classrooms - April 7, 2016
The goal of Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education (CPREE) is to prepare U.S. engineering graduates for the contemporary challenges of the profession. CPREE recently held a workshop at Stanford University led by Beth Rieken, KJ Chew, Helen Chen of DEL and Cindy Atman and Lauren Thomas of the University of Washington. The purpose of the workshop was discuss how contemplative practices, such as reflection and mindfulness, can enrich analytic learning in engineering courses. The material covered simple techniques to introduce reflection and mindfulness into the classroom. The workshop was attended by 20 participants from Stanford and surrounding institutions and was generally considered a great success.
ME Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) - 2015
The research projects included:
Shane, Emily and Bethany were assisted by Helen Chen, Shannon Gilmartin, Qu Jin, Mark Schar and Sheri Sheppard.
DEL @ ASEE June 2015
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
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 GilmartinTop 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;
- Using Mixed Methods Research Designs to Identify Challenges and Opportunities in Today’s Engineering Work - Samantha Brunhaver, Helen Chen, Jerrod Peterson
- Survey-Based Research Methods in Engineering Education Research - Angela Harris, Emily Cao and Shannon Gilmartin
- Examining the Role of Homework in Engineering Curriculum: Two Project Examples - Autumn Turpin, Peggy Boylan-Ashraf and KJ Chew
- Scenario Based Learning in ENGR-14 script - Kezia Alfred, Matt Bandelt, Jose Gutierrez, Mark Schar and Sheri Sheppard
ASEE Engineering Education Colloquium: “Learning by Doing” - April 21, 2015The 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.
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.
ME Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) - 2014
The DEL SURI's had a productive (and fun!) summer. Pictured to the left, Autumn Turpin (far left) and Anna Breed (near left):
- Autumn Turpin -
- Anna Breed -
Autumn and Anna were assisted by Helen Chen, Peggy Boylan-Ashraf, Qu Jin, Mark Schar and Sheri Sheppard.
Pictured to the far left are Peggy Boylan-Ashraf, Autumn Turpin, Qu Jin. Pictured to the near left are Anna Breed and Peggy Boylan-Ashraf.
Epicenter Research Summit - August 4-5, 2014
The first Epicenter Research Summit was held on August 4 and 5, 2014, at Stanford University. This meeting convened top researchers in entrepreneurship, education, and engineering to present and discuss the latest work in the field. More than 70 faculty, administrators, staff, graduate students and undergraduate students gathered for two days of sessions, activities and community building. The sessions and discussions covered topics ranging from programs to curriculum to the role of students in research.
The meeting was hosted by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter). Epicenter, funded by the National Science Foundation and directed by Stanford University and the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), empowers undergraduate engineering students to bring their ideas to life for the benefit of our economy and society.
To review the agenda, see a list of attendees or download the presentations and posters, click on this link.
DEL @ ASEE June 2014
The papers presented included:
- Comparing Engineering and Business Undergraduate Students’ Entrepreneurial Interests and Characteristics Dr. Qu Jin (Stanford University), Dr. Shannon Katherine Gilmartin (Stanford University), Dr. Sheri D. Sheppard (Stanford University), and Dr. Helen L. Chen (Stanford University)
- Exploring Entrepreneurial Characteristics and Experiences of Engineering Alumni Miss Janna Rodriguez (Stanford University), Dr. Helen L. Chen (Stanford University), Dr. Sheri Sheppard (Stanford University), Dr. Qu Jin (Stanford University), and Ms. Samantha Ruth Brunhaver (Stanford University)
- Utilizing Concept Maps to Improve Engineering Course Curriculum in Teaching Mechanics Ruben Pierre-Antoine (Stanford University), Dr. Sheri D. Sheppard (Stanford University), and Dr. Mark Schar (Stanford University)
- Evaluation of Impact of Web-based Activities on Mechanics Achievement and Self-Efficacy Professor Sarah L. Billington (Stanford University), Dr. Sheri D. Sheppard (Stanford University), Professor Robert C Calfee (Graduate School of Education, Stanford University), and Dr. Peggy C. Boylan-Ashraf (Stanford University)
- Predicting Entrepreneurial Intent among Entry-Level Engineering Students Dr. Mark F. Schar (Stanford University), Dr. Sarah L. Billington (Stanford University), and Dr. Sheri D. Sheppard (Stanford University)
- Students' Perspectives on Homework and Problem Sets in STEM Courses Ms. Lea Marie Eaton (Stanford University), Dr. Sheri D. Sheppard (Stanford University), and Dr. Helen L. Chen (Stanford University)
- Supporting Change in Entrepreneurship Education: Creating a Faculty Development Program Grounded in Results from a Literature Review Sarah Giersch (Broad-based Knowledge), Dr. Flora P. McMartin (Broad-based Knowledge, LLC), Elizabeth Nilsen (National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance (NCIIA)), Dr. Sheri Sheppard (Stanford University), and Mr. Phil Weilerstein (National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance (NCIIA))
- Does Teaching Matter? Factors that Influence High School Students’ Decisions on Whether to Pursue College STEM Majors Dr. Gary Lichtenstein (Quality Evaluation Designs), Dr. Martin L. Tombari (University of Texas, Austin), Dr. Sheri D. Sheppard (Stanford University), and Ms. Kaye Storm (Stanford University)
To download copies of these papers, visit this link.
A Foundation for Understanding Gender DifferencesHelena Scutt recently published a four-part series on understanding gender differences in STEM of the Stanford|Teaching Commons. This excellent resource is based on Helena's award-winning paper, Research-Informed Practices for Inclusive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Classrooms: Strategies for Educators to Close the Gender Gap, presented at the ASEE 2013 annual conference. The four parts include:
- A Foundation for Understanding Gender Differences
- Four Skills to Emphasize for STEM Students
- STEM Classroom Scaffolds
- Seven Practices to Improve Retention of Women in STEM
Congratulations to Helena!
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-Antoine (right):
- Lea Eaton -
Homework as a Reflection Tool
- Ruben Pierre-Antoine -
Lea and Ruben were assisted by Helen Chen, Samantha Brunhaver, Mark Schar and Sheri Sheppard.
DEL @ ASEE June 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.