Catherine G.P. Berdanier is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry from The University of South Dakota, her M.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering and Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Purdue University. Her research interests include graduate-level engineering education, including inter- and multidisciplinary graduate education, online engineering cognition and learning, and engineering communication.
Natascha Trellinger Buswell is an assistant professor of teaching in the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of California, Irvine. She earned her B.S. in aerospace engineering at Syracuse University and her Ph.D. in engineering education in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. She is particularly interested in teaching conceptions and methods and graduate level engineering education.
Zixuan (Victoria) Zhao graduated from Penn State University in May 2017, where she earned her B.S in Mechanical Engineering. She has a passion for energy utilization and engineering education. She spent seven month working with Volvo Group Trucks and analyzed the energy consumption for heavy duty vehicles. Currently, she is a first year graduate student at Purdue University. Her research topics explore different materials to achieve efficient radiative cooling and better unitize the solar energy. She is also a course instructor for the undergraduate heat transfer lab at Purdue University.
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