Cynthia J. Atman, HCDE Professor and Director of UW's Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching (CELT), was invited to present at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Distinguished Lecture Series earlier this month. ASEE is the annual meeting for engineering education.
Atman’s presentation, Inspiring Change Agents to Transform Engineering Education: Challenges and Strategies of Engineering Education Pioneers, was informed by the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded study “Engineering Education Pioneers and Trajectories of Impact,” on which she is the Principal Investigator (PI). Her research on this project includes studying oral histories from the pioneers of the field of engineering education. The interviews are collected by new graduate students in the area of engineering education, introducing them to a new research methodology and connecting them with mentors who started the field itself. HCDE Professor Jennifer Turns and CELT Research Scientist Ken Yashura are co-PIs on the project, and HCDE graduate Brook Sattler (PhD 2013) is a senior personnel.
Atman presented in front of a standing-room only crowd of over 350 attendees at the Indianapolis 121st ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.