Atman and Turns Present at Frontiers in Education Conference

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) Professors Cindy Atman and Jennifer Turns and their students attended and presented talks at the recent Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference on Engineering Education, which took place in Seattle in early October.

The Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching (CELT), directed by Atman, also hosted a "Coffee with CELT" event on the University of Washington campus. Colleagues from around the world were invited to visit CELT in an open-house setting.

HCDE was represented at the conference with three papers:

  • "Design Considerations: Implications of Domain Expertise," by HCDE alumna Kristina Krause (MS 2012), HCDE Professor Cindy Atman, CELT Assistant Director Jim Borgford-Parnell, and the College of Engineering's Kate Deibel.
  • "When Students Choose Competencies: Insights from the Competency-specific Engineering Portfolio Studio," by HCDE Professor Jennifer Turns and HCDE PhD candidate Brook Sattler.
  • "What are the Implications for Teaching? An Analysis of How Educational Implications are Represented in Engineering Education," by HCDE Professor Jennifer Turns, HCDE PhD candidate Brook Sattler, HCDE PhD student Drew Paine, and HCDE alumna Diana Muñoz (MS 2012).