Worcester Polytechnic Institute
United States of America
Education: BS Mechanical Engineering Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) High Distinction 1988 PhD Ceramics Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 1993 As a college professor, I have the opportunity not only to excite students about my field of materials science and engineering, but to help them develop holistically as critical thinkers, lifelong learners, innovators, and effective and ethical communicators during an important formative period in their personal and professional lives. I was an undergraduate at WPI and really valued the project-based learning, the Global Projects Program, and the extent of contact I had with my professors. Those same values drew me back to WPI as a faculty member.
Women in engineering and outcomes of K-12 outreach; Materials science and engineering education; Pedagogical research, course design, and measurement of student learning; Project-based learning; Experiential international education
Work in Progress - An Innovation Merging ‘Classroom Flip’ and Team-Based Learning
Recruitment, mentoring, and development of STEM faculty to lead international programs
Does a Middle School Intervention for Girls Have Long-Lasting Differential Effects on Perceptions of Engineering and Engineering Self-Efficacy?
nfluence of an Education Abroad Program on the Intercultural Sensitivity of STEM Undergraduates: A Mixed Methods Study
A middle school engineering outreach program for girls yields STEM undergraduates, Proceedings, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, OH, June 25-28, 2017. - 2017