At the 2017 Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, I published a paper about teaching assistants (TAs). The observations about the influence of TAs in the laboratory emerged from the laboratory equipment study that I conducted during my dissertation. Based on student comments during the original study, the TAs had an impact on the learning environment in the laboratory. The full paper can be accessed in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
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.