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In this workshop, we will present activities, discussions, and strategies that assist in this process. Workshop topics will include: growth mindset, productive failure, imposter syndrome, stereotype threat, cultivating a healthy relationship with risk, catalyzing serendipity, and more.
Dr. Jes Kuczenski is a Lecturer with over 10 years of teaching experience, largely focused on first-year engineering students. Her first-year engineering coursework includes ‘Introduction to Engineering’, ‘Introduction to Engineering Design and Prototyping’, and also ‘Exploring Engineering Vocations’ which is a recently developed course in our LEAD program for first-generation college students. Dr. Kuczenski also serves as the Director for General Engineering and advises not only program majors and minors including the Technical Innovation, Design Thinking, and Entrepreneurial Mindset minor, but also all undeclared engineering students. She further serves as the Director of the newly established Grand Challenges Scholars Program at SCU and as a faculty advisor for the Theta Tau professional fraternity.
Dr. Bob Schaffer is a professor and department chair of the Engineering Department at Mission College (Santa Clara, CA). He is also a lecturer at Santa Clara University where he has taught a variety of classes in the General and Electrical Engineering departments. His classes include Introduction to Engineering, Introduction to Computing for Engineers, STEM Outreach in the Community, and Digital Signal Processing. Dr. Schaffer also founded a non-profit (Elevate Tutoring) focused on training socioeconomically disadvantaged college students to be high-quality STEM tutors who in turn provide free tutoring for similarly disadvantaged K-12 students. The training developed by Dr. Schaffer and provided to these tutors is similar in many ways to the lessons we seek to provide to our young engineers.