MAYARI SERRANO is currently Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Women in Engineering Program at Purdue University. Dr. Serrano earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology Engineering in Ecuador’s Army Polytechnic School, and her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Computer and Information Technology from Purdue University. Her interests include foster STEM enthusiasm, and technology innovation.
Alejandra J. Magana, Ph.D., is the W.C. Furnas Professor in Enterprise Excellence in the Department of Computer and Information Technology with a courtesy appointment at the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. She holds a B.E. in Information Systems and an M.S. in Technology, both from Tec de Monterrey; and a M.S. in Educational Technology and a Ph.D. in Engineering Education, both from Purdue University. Her research program investigates how model-based cognition in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) can be better supported by means of the disciplinary practices of computation, modeling, and simulation. In 2015 Dr. Magana received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, to investigate modeling and simulation practices in undergraduate engineering education. In 2016 she was conferred the status of Purdue Faculty Scholar for being on an accelerated path toward academic distinction. Dr. Magana serves as Deputy Editor for the Journal of Engineering Education, Associate Editor for the Journal of Engineering Education, and Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Science Education and Technology.
Dr. Yang is current an Associate Professor at Department of Computer and Information Technology, Purdue University
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