Heidi A. Diefes-Dux is a Professor in Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Food Science from Cornell University and her Ph.D. in Food Process Engineering from the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University. She was an inaugural faculty member of the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. Her research focuses on the development, implementation, and assessment of modeling and design activities with authentic engineering contexts. She also focuses on the implementation of learning objective-based grading and teaching assistant training.
Nicole M Iverson is an Assistant Professor in Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She received her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, her M.S. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers University, and completed her post doctorate training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Chemistry, Biological Engineering, and Chemical Engineering departments. Her main research focus is on nanotechnology development and use in biological settings. She has recently started studying the development, implementation, and assessment of teaching techniques to improve student learning in biological engineering.
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