Dr. Micah Lande teaches human-centered design innovation at Arizona State University and researches how engineers learn and apply a design process to their work. He is an assistant professor in the department of engineering on Arizona State University's Polytechnic campus. Dr. Lande is currently the PI for an NSF funded project investigating the educational pathways of adult makers and is a co-PI on another NSF funded project on young makers. Dr. Lande received his B.S in engineering (product design), M.A. in education (learning, design, and technology) and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering (design) from Stanford University's Center for Design Research.
Shawn Jordan, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the department of engineering at Arizona State University. He is the PI on three NSF-funded projects: CAREER: Engineering Design Across Navajo Culture, Community, and Society (EEC 1351728), Might Young Makers be the Engineers of the Future? (EEC 1329321), and Broadening the Reach of Engineering through Community Engagement (BRECE) (DUE 1259356). He is also co-PI on one NSF-funded project: Should Makers be the Engineers of the Future? (EEC 1232772), and is senior personnel on an NSF-funded grant entitled Workshop: I-Corps for Learning (i-Corps-L). He received his Ph.D. in engineering education (2010) and M.S./B.S. in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University, and as a qualitative researcher studies both STEM and informal engineering education. As an educator, he founded and led a team to two collegiate National Rube Goldberg Machine Contest championships and has co-developed the STEAM Machines™ / “Rube Goldbergineering” program over the past six years to expose middle and high school students to the engineering design process.
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