During my dissertation, I surveyed control systems faculty, laboratory staff, and industry professionals to determine common aspects of undergraduate control systems instructional laboratories. Through two different survey techniques, I defined the most common learning objectives, concepts, and components of a laboratory apparatus. The results of this study were recently published in IEEE Transactions on Education. The full paper can be downloaded from IEEE Explore.
On October 16, I presented a webinar branding and social media for academics. The webinar was sponsored by the Women in Academia Committee of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). It included tips on branding yourself as an academic and sharing information about your work on social media.
At the 2017 SWE Annual Conference (WE17), I presented a session that included strategies for using technology to organize your artifacts for promotion and tenure. My presentation was based on data collected in a survey of other faculty members and my own experience.
At the 2017 ASEE Annual Conference, I was awarded the Apprentice Faculty Grant. The members of the Educational Research and Methods Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) award the Apprentice Faculty Grants for demonstrating outstanding potential for substantial future contributions to engineering education research and scholarship. The other recipients in 2017 were Stephanie Cutler, Brooke Coley, and Cory Hixson.