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Moving From Pipeline Thinking To Understanding Pathways: Findings From The Academic Pathways Study Of Engineering Undergraduates

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2008 Annual Conference & Exposition

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Publication Date

June 22, 2008

Start Date

June 22, 2008

End Date

June 25, 2008

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

SPECIAL SESSION: Describing the Engineering Student Learning Experience Based on CAEE Findings: Part 1

Tagged Division

Educational Research and Methods

Page Count

17

Page Numbers

13.908.1 - 13.908.17

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https://peer.asee.org/3786

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29

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Cynthia Atman University of Washington

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CYNTHIA J. ATMAN, Ph.D., is the founding Director of the Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching (CELT) in the College of Engineering at the University of Washington and the Director of the NSF funded Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education(CAEE). Dr. Atman is a Professor in Industrial Engineering. Her research focuses on design learning and engineering education.

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Lorraine Fleming Howard University

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LORRAINE FLEMING is professor and former Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering at Howard University. Dr. Fleming serves as the Co-PI of a National Science Foundation HBCU Undergraduate Program grant designed to increase the number of underrepresented minorities who pursue degrees in engineering, mathematics, and science. Additionally, she is a Co-PI for the Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education. She serves as the Principal Investigator of an NSF grant designed to study the post baccalaureate decisions of high achieving Black STEM students. She is also a 2005 Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Most recently, Dr. Fleming is the recipient of the 2008 National Society of Black Engineers Educator of the Year Award.

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Sheri Sheppard Stanford University

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SHERI D. SHEPPARD, Ph.D., P.E., is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, a Consulting Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (CFAT), and a Senior Research Fellow at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research. She is first author on the soon-to-be-published CFAT report "Educating Engineers: Designing for the Future of the Field," and is co-principal investigator of the NSF- funded Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (CAEE), along with faculty at the University of Washington, Colorado School of Mines, and Howard University. Within CAEE, she leads the Academic Pathways Study. Before coming to Stanford University, she held several positions in the automotive industry, including senior research engineer at Ford Motor Company's Scientific Research Lab. Dr. Sheppard's graduate work was done at the University of Michigan.

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Ronald Miller Colorado School of Mines

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Karl Smith University of Minnesota

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Reed Stevens University of Washington

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REED STEVENS is an Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University of Washington. He specializes in ethnographic and comparative approaches to studying how people learn, especially in disciplines related to mathematics, science, technology, and design. He is currently co-leading two NSF Centers working on issues related to how people learn—the LIFE Center and CAEE.

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Ruth Streveler Purdue University

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RUTH A STREVELER is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Education at Purdue University. Before coming to Purdue she spent 12 years at Colorado School of Mines, where she was the founding Director of the Center for Engineering Education. Dr. Streveler earned a BA in Biology from Indiana University-Bloomington, MS in Zoology from the Ohio State University, and PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her primary research interest is investigating students’ understanding of difficult concepts in engineering science.

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Christine Loucks-Jaret University of Washington

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CHRISTINE LOUCKS-JARET is a Technical Communication Specialist with the Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education at the University of Washington, providing technical writing and editing services to the CAEE team. Tina has an MS in Technical Communication from the University of Washington. She is currently a member of the American Society for Engineering Education and the Society for Technical Communication.

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Dennis Lund University of Washington

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DENNIS LUND joined the CAEE team in 2003 and is currently the Assistant Director. Prior to joining CAEE, he worked in a variety of roles in the aerospace industry, including electrical engineering design, engineering management, business development, and field account management. He has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington. He is currently a member of the American Society for Engineering Education and American Solar Energy Society. He previously served on Society of Automotive Engineers technical committees for Aircraft Lighting and for Aerospace Electrical Power and Equipment.

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Atman, C., & Fleming, L., & Sheppard, S., & Miller, R., & Smith, K., & Stevens, R., & Streveler, R., & Loucks-Jaret, C., & Lund, D. (2008, June), Moving From Pipeline Thinking To Understanding Pathways: Findings From The Academic Pathways Study Of Engineering Undergraduates Paper presented at 2008 Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. https://peer.asee.org/3786

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