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The Care and Keeping of Graduate Students: An Interactive Panel Discussion for Novice Advisers of Graduate Students

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

Conference Session

The Care and Keeping of Graduate Students - GSD Tech Session 6

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New Engineering Educators and Graduate Studies

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Catherine G.P. Berdanier Pennsylvania State University Orcid 16x16

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Catherine G.P. Berdanier is a Research Associate in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry from The University of South Dakota, her M.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering and Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Purdue University. Her research interests include graduate-level engineering education, including inter- and multidisciplinary graduate education, online engineering cognition and learning, and engineering communication.

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Katy Luchini-Colbry Michigan State University

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Katy Luchini-Colbry is the Director for Graduate Initiatives at the College of Engineering at Michigan State University, where she completed degrees in political theory and computer science. A recipient of a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, she earned Ph.D. and M.S.E. in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan. She has published more than two dozen peer-reviewed works related to her interests in educational technology and enhancing undergraduate education through hands-on learning. Luchini-Colbry is also the Director of the Engineering Futures Program of Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society, which provides interactive seminars on interpersonal communications and problem solving skills for engineering students across the U.S.

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The panel discussion is led by Dr. Katy Luchini Colbry (Michigan State University) and Dr. Catherine Berdanier (Pennsylvania State University). The session will offer theory-based best practices for research group leadership and management in light of graduate education and socialization literature; applied to personal contexts. As a result of this session, participants will be able to approach the “care and keeping” of their graduate students from a literature-based and scholarly perspective, noting elements of graduate socialization that affect student development, success, and persistence.

Berdanier, C. G., & Luchini-Colbry, K. (2017, June), The Care and Keeping of Graduate Students: An Interactive Panel Discussion for Novice Advisers of Graduate Students Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28947

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