Joy Watson is an assistant professor in the University of Cincinnati’s Division of Professional Practice and Experiential Learning where she is the co-op adviser for chemical and environmental engineering students. She completed her Ph.D. in the College of Engineering at the University of South Carolina in August 2011. Her doctoral work focused on preparing engineering Ph.D. students for careers in industry. She obtained her B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with her master’s research focusing on the rheology of ionic liquids and cellulose solutions. While at the University of Tennessee, she participated in the co-op program and was appointed a co-op ambassador, mentoring undergraduate students pursuing industrial internships. Most recently she collaborated with B3 Solutions, Temple University, and the U.S. Navy to develop a logistics/IT course for low-income, high potential middle and high school students. Some of her other experiences include working as a processing engineer in the pulp and paper industry, a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and a NSF GK-12 Fellow at the University of South Carolina.
Maureen Schomaker is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Professional Practice and Experiential Learning (ProPEL) at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Ohio. Professor Schomaker holds a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Instructional Design and Technology and has been teaching in higher education since 1999. Professor Schomaker has been advising cooperative education students since 2008 and currently advises Civil Engineering co-op students at the University of Cincinnati.
Professor Schomaker is an official site reviewer for the Accreditation Council for Cooperative Education. In addition Maureen is Co- Chair of ProPEL’s Program Assessment Committee and a member of the Curriculum Committee.
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