Peggy Boylan-Ashraf

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Contact

  • peggyba@stanford.edu
  • Center for Design Research
    Stanford University
    424 Panama Mall Room 116
    Stanford, CA 94305-2232


About

Sam Brunhaver is a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford. She also has a Ph.D. minor in Education. Her primary research focuses on the pathways of students and alumni in engineering fields. Her dissertation explores and models the factors that affect recent engineering alumni's plans to work in an engineering position. She is undertaking this work as part of the NSF funded Engineering Pathways Study (EPS).

Sam is a Stanford DARE (Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence) Fellow. For the three years, she was co-president of the Stanford Mechanical Engineering Women’s Group. She is also a founding member of the Stanford American Society for Engineering Education student chapter. As an undergraduate, Sam did co-ops and internships at The Procter & Gamble Company, The Boston Scientific Corporation, and A.W. Chesterton. 

Education

  • Ph.D., Industrial Technology, Iowa State University, 2013
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University, 2003
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Iowa State University, 2000


Publications

  • Boylan-Ashraf, P., Freeman, S., Shelley, M.  A case for the need of using scaffolding methods in teaching introductory, fundamental engineering mechanics classes.  Journal of STEM Education.  (being reviewed) 
  • Boylan-Ashraf, P., Freeman, S., Shelley, M.  Exploring active learning in introductory, fundamental engineering mechanics statics class. ASEAN Journal of Engineering Education.  (being reviewed)
  • Boylan-Ashraf, P., Freeman, S., Shelley, M. A case for a need for reform in teaching introductory, fundamental engineering mechanics classes.  American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.  (being reviewed)
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