At WE20, I shared how lessons I learned as a project engineer applied to managing grants and research in academia.  This session was recorded and provided as an on-demand session.  I've included the slides here as well to make the links easier to access.  The sessions from WE20 will be available on-demand for a full year, so you can go back and watch the recording if you are interested.

Read more: Applying Project Management Techniques in Academia

At WE20, Yanfen Li, Nicole Jackson, and I created an on-demand session with answers to frequent questions about an academic job search.  We weren't able to cover all aspects of the job search in detail during the 30 minutes.  However, the slides are provided below and we will be hosting a follow-up Q&A on November 19 on Zoom.  If you are interested in joining this call (and possibly future calls), please complete this sign-up form.  You may also join the SWE WIA Slack and ask questions on the academic job search panel.  There are lots of SWE members who have experience with the academic job search process who are active on Slack.

Read more: Crush Your Academic Job Search

At the 2018 IEEE Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, I published an innovative practice about adding Cody Coursework (now MATLAB Grader) to my control systems course.  The full paper can be accessed on IEEE Xplore.

Read more: Student and faculty reflections after using MathWorks' Cody Coursework in a control systems course

At the 2017 Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, I published the results of a comparison of lab kits using the control systems laboratory framework (CSLF) that I published earlier this year in the IEEE Transactions on Education. The paper also includes a suggested process for using the CSLF in new laboratory development (see photo above).  The full paper can be accessed in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Read more: Applying a common framework to develop undergraduate control systems laboratory kits

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. 

Read more: Strategies for using technology to organize a promotion and tenure portfolio

At the 2017 American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, I published a tips and tricks paper about collecting and organizing documents for promotion and tenure electronically.  In this paper, I summarized resources I found useful during my first year on the tenure-track, some advice I was given, and a survey of other tenure-track faculty.  The full paper can be accessed from the ASEE website.

Read more: Using Google Apps to collect and organize my tenure portfolio

At the 2015 SWE Region H conference at University of Notre Dame, I presented a session titled "Your Brand and Social Media."  The first part of the presentiation was about creating a personal brand.  That was followed by an overview of some of the most popular social media/networking sites.  Then I wraped it up with some best practices from the The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick.

Read more: Your Brand and Social Media

On October 23, I presented the first paper my advisor, Dr. R.S. Sreenivas, and I published on my research of affordable and portable laboratory kits for undergraduate controls education courses.  The paper and presentation were part of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference in San Antonio, Texas.  The slides from the presentation are included below and the full paper is available in the ASME Digital Collection

Read more: ASME DSCC Paper and Presentation

My first peer-reviewed publication will be a poster at this summer’s American Society of Engineering Education Annual conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The poster covers the content and development of the GE320 kit.

Read more: Research poster to be presented at ASEE Annual Conference in June

At the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Region H Conference this year I was able to present my dissertation research for the first time.  Graduate Student Rapid Fire pretentions comprised one session of the conference and gave five graduate students the opportunity to present their research to a diverse audience and receive feedback.  Members of the audience, including professors from Michigan Tech (the host school), SWE Leaders, and other interested volunteers were provided feedback forms to give to the presenters at the end of the session.

Read more: 3 lessons from giving a short presentation

MATLAB Code for Lab Kit

The MATLAB and Simulink files for my motor control lab kit is available on GitHub.

3D Models for Lab Kit

The instructions for experiments using my motor control lab kit is available on GitHub.

Experiments for Lab Kit

The instructions for experiments using my motor control lab kit is available on GitHub.