The mission of the Transforming Engineering Education Laboratory is to advance the integration of evidence based practices into engineering instruction and improve learning outcomes and experiences of engineering students. We aim to conduct critical, translational research that informs engineering pedagogy, research, and practice. With our interdisciplinary and innovative approach, we seek to transform engineering education in the interest of better preparing 21st Century engineers.
Doctoral Student, Biomedical Engineering
Cassandra (Cassie) Woodcock is a PhD Candidate at the University of Michigan. She is pursuing a PhD in Biomedical Engineering (BME) with an Emphasis in Engineering Education. Her research interests involve interdisciplinary engineering co-curricular experiences and the professional, personal, and academic outcomes of students engaged in these experiences. She is also involved in research on student outcomes of the Instructional Incubator Course Sequence led by her Advisor, Dr. Aileen Huang-Saad, in the BME Department. Cassie also does experiential learning research with the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education Office at Michigan. Cassie received a B.A. in Engineering Sciences at Wartburg College (Waverly, IA).
Christian Rivera, Ph.D.
Instructional Fellow, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Biomedical Engineering
Emmett is a Biomedical Engineering undergraduate student expecting to graduate April 2021. He is interested in researching innovative methods in teaching in learning including active learning and exploratory learning.
Jacob is an Electrical Engineering undergraduate student at the University of Michigan expecting to graduate December 2020. He is interested in Optics and Network, Communication and Information Systems, as well as education. He plans to further explore engineering education research throughout his career.
Graduate Student Research Assistant, Engineering Education
Jocelyn Jackson is a doctoral student in engineering education research at the University of Michigan and national chair of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). Her major work includes research in entrepreneurship, organizational leadership and behavior, and strategic planning for NSBE.
Doctoral Student, Biomedical Engineering
Nicole Friend is a second year, pre-candidate doctoral student in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan. She does both technical research in tissue engineering and engineering education research in better defining the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Nicole received her BS in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego.
Jin Woo Lee
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Cal State Fullerton
Jin Woo Lee is a graduate student in mechanical engineering. His research interests include developing methods to aid in the design process, particularly in the early stages of concept generation and selection. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Binghamton University.
Matt Gibson, Ph.D.
Center for Entrepreneurship Director of Undergraduate Programs, University of Michigan
Nathalie Duval-Couetil, MBA, Ph.D.
Professor, Director, Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Purdue University
Master's Student, Biomedical Engineering
Bowen Tan is a Biomedical Engineering Master's student with an expected graduation of December 2017. Her research focus is on interdisciplinarity of biomedical engineering. She holds a Bachelors of Engineering in Information Engineering from the City University of Hong Kong.
Eric Hald, Ph.D.
Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Teaching, Shantou University
Eric Hald is a Postdoctoral Instructional Fellow at the University of Michigan. His instructional focus is on developing forward thinking biomedical engineering curriculum in collaboration with Shantou University, China. He holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
Masters Student, Biomedical Engineering
Mady is a Master's student pursuing an MSE in Biomedical Engineering (expected graduation Dec. 2018). She is investigating and developing a proposal for a Biomedical Engineering Minor program. Her interests include product and process development in the biotech/medtech field, next-generation medical materials/technology, and tech transfer.