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  • Dietz, Simonds, Kummerlen graduate

    May 9, 2022

    Dietz, Simonds, Kummerlen graduate
    Three members of E2C graduated at UF commencement ceremonies held April 28-May 1. Gretchen Dietz graduated with her PhD in environmental engineering. Her dissertation was titled “A Narrative Exploration of the Influences of Internship Experiences on the Identities of Black Engineers”. Starting in the fall Dr. Dietz will be an Assistant Teaching Professor in the ...
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  • Paper on Culturally Contextualized Making

    February 7, 2022

    Paper on Culturally Contextualized Making
    The third and final paper in a series on culturally contextualized making with the Diné people has been published in the Journal of American Indian Education (see https://doi.org/10.5749/jamerindieduc.60.1-2.0051). In this paper former Ph.D. student Daniel Frank created a framework for a makerspace that supports the specific needs of the Diné. The previous papers in the ...
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  • 30th Anniversary of Douglas’s First Publication

    December 1, 2021

    30th Anniversary of Douglas's First Publication
    December 1, 2021, marked the 30th anniversary of Elliot Douglas’s first peer-reviewed publication. The article, Thermal analysis and optical microscopy of modified polystyrene-poly(ethyl acrylate) blends containing specific interactions, was published in the journal Macromolecules and was part of his PhD dissertation. He went on to publish three additional articles related to his dissertation work and ...
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  • New Article in JEE

    November 8, 2021

    New Article in JEE
    An article based on former E2C PhD student Dr. Daniel Frank’s dissertation has been published in the Journal of Engineering Education’s October, 2021, issue. Titled “Investigating culturally contextualized making with the Navajo Nation”, this research used phenomenography to explore the unique ways that the Diné experience making. The article is available at https://doi.org/10.1002/jee.20423. Dr. Frank ...
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  • Caitlyn Simonds Joins E2C

    October 7, 2021

    Caitlyn Simonds Joins E2C
    PhD student Caitlyn Simonds has joined the Engineering Education Collaborative. She will be analyzing data collected as part of a project on diversity and inclusion in engineering. Caitlyn is a second-year grad student in Mechanical Engineering at UF. She grew up here in Gainesville and also did her undergrad here, so she is a Gator ...
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  • Corbo-Ferreira Participated in MIT REU

    August 18, 2021

    Corbo-Ferreira Participated in MIT REU
    Undergraduate student Florencia Corbo-Ferreira spent summer 2021 at a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program at MIT. She worked with Dr. Brent Minchew and Meghana Ranganathan from the Glacier Dynamics and Remote Sensing Group. Her research aimed to estimate changes in ice dynamics in fast-flowing Antarctic glaciers. The first portion of the project involved characterizing ...
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  • E2C Papers at ASEE Conference

    July 1, 2021

    E2C Papers at ASEE Conference
    The Engineering Education Collaborative presented two papers at the ASEE Annual Conference held virtually July 26-29, 2021.  Undergraduate student Kayla Kummerlen presented An Autoethnographic Account of a Female Engineering Intern in session T251·Women in Engineering Division Technical Session 8 on Tuesday, July 27 at 9:45 AM Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7). PhD student Gretchen Dietz presented ...
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  • Brown selected for Dissertation Institute

    July 1, 2021

    Brown selected for Dissertation Institute
    PhD student Adrian Brown was selected to participate in the fifth annual Dissertation Institute. The Dissertation Institute was established for underrepresented engineering doctoral students across the U.S. to learn skills that help progress toward their dissertation.  Brown will participate in the week-long virtual event July 10-16. The institute includes sessions on writing, graduate school, and ...
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  • E2C Welcomes REU Students

    June 11, 2021

    E2C Welcomes REU Students
    Two REU students have joined the Engineering Education Collaborative for summer, 2021. Elizabeth (Anne) Kohler is a mechanical engineering student at Michigan Technological University. Emily Buten is a mechanical engineering student at Dayton University. They will be working on a classification scheme for engineering problems and applying it to classify the problems in engineering textbooks. ...
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  • Dietz Teaches Intro to Engineering for HS Students

    June 11, 2021

    Dietz Teaches Intro to Engineering for HS Students
    Gretchen Dietz was selected to co-teach “Introduction to Engineering” in June, 2021, for UF’s inaugural Precollege Scholars program. The Precollege Scholars program is a part of the UF Center for Precollegiate Education and Training. The Precollege Scholars program allows upper level high school students  to take non-credit courses in special topics taught by graduate students. ...
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