Marisa K. Orr is an Assistant Professor in Engineering and Science Education with a joint appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University. Her research interests include student persistence and pathways in engineering, gender equity, diversity, and academic policy. Dr. Orr is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award for her research entitled, “Empowering Students to be Adaptive Decision-Makers.”
Baker Martin is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Engineering and Science Education at Clemson University and teaches in the General Engineering Program as part of the first-year engineering curriculum. His research interests include choice and decision making, especially relating to first-year engineering students’ major selection. He earned his B.S. from Virginia Tech and his M.S. from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, both in chemical engineering.
Maya Rucks is an engineering education doctoral student at Clemson University. She received her bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and her master's degree in industrial engineering from Louisiana Tech University. Her areas of interest include, minorities in engineering, K-12 engineering, and engineering curriculum development.
Katherine M. Ehlert is currently an engineering lecturer at Clemson University. She earned her PhD in Engineering and Science Education from Clemson University, her BS in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and her MS in Mechanical Engineering focusing on Biomechanics from Cornell University. Prior to her time in academics, Katherine worked as a Biomedical Engineering consultant in Philadelphia, PA. Her research interests include documenting the influence of co-op experiences on academic performance, student understanding of engineering fundamentals and, student pathways to engineering degree completion.
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