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Samantha (Sam) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford. Her research focuses on early career engineering pathways and the effect of sociocognitive factors on career persistence. Samantha’s academic interests include introductory solid mechanics, design thinking, and engineering education. She has served as a teaching assistant for statics, finite element analysis, and design for manufacturing courses at Stanford. She has also been a researcher at the Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education as part of the Academic Pathways Study and is currently a member of the follow-up Engineering Pathways Study research team.
Samantha has been a co-president of the Stanford Mechanical Engineering Women’s Group since 2010 and was a founding member of the Stanford student chapter of the American Society for Engineering Education in 2009. Samantha also has industry experience working at The Procter & Gamble Company and Boston Scientific.
- Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Fall 2013 (expected)
- M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2010
- B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University, 2008
- Brunhaver, S. R., Lande, M., Sheppard, S. D., & Carryer, J. E. (2012). Fostering an enterprising learning ecology for engineers. International Journal of Engineering Education, 28(2): 355-363.
- Brunhaver, S., Eris. O., & Sheppard, S. (2011). Looking at engineering students through a motivation/confidence framework. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, June 26–29, link.
- Brunhaver, S. R., Lande, M., Sheppard, S. D., & Carryer, J. E. (2011). Fostering an enterprising learning ecology for engineers. Harvey Mudd Design Workshop VIII, May 26–28.
- Brunhaver, S., Korte, R., Lande, M., & Sheppard, S. (2010). Supports and barriers that recent engineering graduates experience in the workplace. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 20–23, link.