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Participants will be trained in use of hands-on interactive pedagogy, with virtual options, for teaching concepts in fluid mechanics and heat transfer. We will focus on rationale, actual hands-on sessions, data reliability, assessment, and prospects for getting involved in a national dissemination effort.
Prof. Bernard J. Van Wie received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D., and did his postdoctoral work at the University of Oklahoma where he also taught full courses as a graduate lecturer and then as a visiting lecturer. He has been on the Washington State University (WSU) faculty for ~ 38 years and for the past 24 years has focused on research innovative pedagogies including hands-on interactive learning. His technical research is in biotechnology. His 2007-2008 Fulbright exchange to Nigeria set the stage for him to receive the Marian Smith Award given annually to the most innovative teacher at WSU. He was also the recipient of the inaugural 2016 Innovation in Teaching Award given to one WSU faculty member per year.
David Thiessen teaches and conducts research in the Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering at WSU. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado. He is active in research in the areas of fluid mechanics (drops, bubbles, and capillary channels under microgravity or microscale conditions) and physical acoustics.
Olusola O. Adesope is an associate professor of educational psychology in the Department of Educational Leadership, Sport Studies, Educational/ Counseling Psychology, College of Education, at Washington State University-Pullman. He received his M.Sc. in educational technology and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Simon Fraser University, Canada. His research is at the intersection of educational psychology, learning sciences, and instructional design and technology. His recent research focuses on the cognitive and pedagogical underpinnings of learning with computer-based multimedia resources; knowledge representation through interactive concept maps; meta-analysis of empirical research; and investigation of instructional principles and assessments in STEM education, particularly in engineering. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Engineering Education and has been the PI or co-PI for various projects that have been funded by the National Science Foundation.
Prashanta Dutta is a professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering with active research in engineering education, microfluidics, and blood brain barrier research.
Kristin Bryant recently finished her Ph.D. with a research emphasis in kinetics and joined as a postdoc on a team focused on design, implementation, and learning assessment related to Desktop Learning Modules.
Jacqueline Gartner did her Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Washington State University focusing on miniature learning modules for fluid mechanics and biomass conversion. She is a faculty member in the School of Engineering at Campbell University.
Olufunso Oje is a Ph.D. student in educational psychology at Washington State University.
Kitana M. Kaiphanliam received her B.S. at Washington State University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in chemical engineering at the same institution. Her research focuses include miniaturized, hands-on learning modules for engineering education and bioreactor design for T cell manufacturing. She has been working with Prof. Bernard Van Wie on the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) project since the fall of 2017.
Olivia Reynolds received her B.S. from Washington State University followed by an M.S. in miniature neuronal biosensors and is working on her Ph.D. in hands-on learning and tissue engineering.
Aminul Khan is a Ph.D. candidate at Washington State University working on hands-on learning and microfluidics.