Seminar: Fostering Growth in the Engineering Education Ecosystem: Linking Scholarship, Teaching, and Policy
Jeremi London, The Polytechnic School, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
10:30–11:30 a.m.
Peralta Hall (PRLTA) 122, Polytechnic campus [map] or online via Adobe Connect

Abstract
The Engineering Design Education and Learning Systems faculty position provides a unique opportunity for someone with interest and experience in engineering education, networked education technologies, and the impact of education innovations to study how formal, informal and political elements of the education ecosystem influence an engineer’s development.

This presentation describes the use of agent-based modeling tools to describe and evaluate the effectiveness of undergraduate engineering programs at preparing its students to become engineers. It includes mixed-methods studies on federal investments in cyberlearning R&D to support STEM teaching and learning in and beyond the classroom. It reveals frameworks STEM education researchers could use to articulate the impact of their federally supported work in a stiff economic climate. These lines of research are situated within the context of other ASU initiatives and the broader engineering education ecosystem. Future research directions and teaching interests are also discussed.

Biosketch
Jeremi London is a postdoctoral research associate in the Polytechnic School, one of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU. Throughout graduate school, she worked in the National Science Foundation’s Division of Undergraduate Education on research and evaluation projects related to the role of cyberlearning technology in undergraduate STEM education. She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering Education, all from Purdue University.

She is deeply committed to improving the quality of STEM education through service. She helped organize the 2014 Cyberlearning Research Summit, the second of its kind. Additionally, she was the inaugural chair of the Professional Development Committee of the Graduate Engineering Education Consortium for Students (GEECS), an organization that provides a collaboration, mentoring, and networking forum for geographically dispersed students conducting engineering education research at universities across the country.

Prior to graduate studies, she worked at Anheuser-Busch and GE Healthcare in traditional Industrial Engineering roles to ensure consistent quality across products, continuous process improvement, and compliance with federal regulations on food and medical devices, respectively.

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