Rebecca Marie (Johnson) Reck is a systems engineer.  She is a Teaching Associate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She teaches biomedical instrumentation (BIOE414), biomedical instrumentation lab (BIOE415), and signals and systems (BIOE205).  Her areas of research include experiential learning, undergraduate instructional laboratories, and inclusive pedagogy.  She is an active volunteer in the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).  In her spare time, she enjoys making jewelry out of electrical and recycled parts, taking photographs outside, and walking competitively. 

From 2016-2020, she was an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Kettering University.  She earned a Ph.D. in Systems and Entrepreneurial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2016.  Previously she worked as a systems engineer in the Systems and Software group in the Flight Control Systems Department at Rockwell Collins (now Collins Aerospace).  She has completed a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at Iowa State University and Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. 

  • Example Flipped Lecture Videos +

    As a follow up to my earlier blog post about creating videos quickly, I thought I would share a few Read More
  • Creating Video Lectures Quickly +

    Microsoft Surface Pro, headset, and stylus Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many faculty have been asked to move their courses online with very short notice.  Last Read More
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Affordable and Portable Laboratory Kit for an Introductory Control Systems Course +

    DC Motor laboratory kit with 3D printed parts and a Raspberry Pi The final results of my dissertation research about affordable and portable laboratory kits were published in Advances in Engineering Education in Read More
  • Strategies for Applying for a Job in Academia +

    At WE19 I collaborated with Yanfen Li and Nicole Jackson to facilitate a flipped session on applying for academic jobs.  Read More
  • Designing a Student Video Presentation Assignment: Considerations for Minimizing Stress +

    Research poster with data from a paper about logistics of a video assignment In 2018, I switched from live in-class presentations of project results to video-recorded presentations.  I surveyed the students about their Read More
  • A Systematic Review of Technologies for Providing Feedback and Grades to Students +

    Logos for GradeScope, Crowdmark, iRubric, SAGrader, iAnnotate, and Kaizena At the 2019 American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, I published a tips and tricks paper about technologies Read More
  • Validating DC Motor Models on the Quanser Qube Servo +

    computer, keyboard, monitor, Quanser Qube, NI myRIO, cables At the 2018 Dynamic Systems and Controls (DSCC) Conference, I published a paper detailing the methods for validating various DC Motor Read More
  • Applications Monday: Students bring real-life control system experiences into the classroom +

    Faculty member presenting in front of a whiteboard In 2018, I was asked to share an innovative assignment as part of Kettering University's Principles of Effective Teaching (PoET) Read More
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