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Toys And Mathematical Options For Retention In Engineering (Toys'n More) Broad Impact The Campuses

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2010 Annual Conference & Exposition

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Louisville, Kentucky

Publication Date

June 20, 2010

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June 20, 2010

End Date

June 23, 2010

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2153-5965

Conference Session

NSF Grantees Poster Session

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8

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15.1272.1 - 15.1272.8

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https://peer.asee.org/16679

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Janice Margle Penn State Abington

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Janice M. Margle, Associate Professor of Engineering at Penn State Abington, received her M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. She is Co-PI on the NSF-Sponsored Toys’n MORE grant and currently teaches introductory thermodynamics and introductory engineering design courses. She is a licensed Professional Engineer and has worked for NASA, the Navy, IBM, PPL, and private industry. She is active in promoting activities to increase the number of women and minorities in engineering and is a member of Penn State’s Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) executive committee.

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Javier Gomez-Calderon Penn State New Kensington

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Dr. Javier Gomez-Calderon, Professor of Mathematics at Penn State New Kensington, received his Ph.D. from The University of Arizona. From 2002 to 2006, he served as Head of the Mathematics Division of the former Commonwealth College which, at the time, included 14 campuses in the Penn State system. He is currently Co-PI on the NSF-Sponsored Toys’n MORE grant. Dr. Gomez-Calderon is the author, or co-author, of twenty-nine articles, four elementary textbooks, and four in-house publications. In 2007, Dr. Gomez-Calderon received the Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching. Other wards include the 2002 Commonwealth College Outstanding Research Award, the 2001 Valley News Dispatch Coach of the Year Award, the 1997 New Kensington Excellence in Teaching Award, the 1996 Theresa Cohen Mathematics Service Award, and the 1989 New Kensington Excellence in Teaching Award.

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Yu-Chang Hsu Pennsylvania State University

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Dr. Yu-Chang Hsu, Assessment Coordinator for the NSF-Sponsored Toys’n MORE grant, received his Ph.D. in Instructional Systems from The Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include learning environment design, impact of emerging technology on learning and instruction, cognitive processes of learning with multiple external representations, learning performance assessment, and program evaluation.

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Amy Freeman Pennsylvania State University

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Dr. Amy L. Freeman, Assistant Dean of Engineering Diversity at Penn State, received her Ph.D. and M.Sc. from The Pennsylvania State University in Workforce Education and Architectural Engineering, respectively, and her B.Sc. in Construction Management from the University of Washington. She is Co-PI on the NSF-Sponsored Toys’n MORE grant and currently manages several retention programs targeting women and underrepresented technical students at all levels of the academic and career development pipeline. She is the current president of the National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA) organization.

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Dhushy Sathianathan California State University, Long Beach

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Dr. Sathianathan is Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the College of Engineering at California State University (CSULB), Long Beach. He earned his Ph.D. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and Oklahoma State University, respectively. Prior to joining CSULB in 2009, Dr. Sathianathan was Head of the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) in the College of Engineering at Penn State from 2002-2009. Dr. Sathianathan is the founding PI of the NSF-Sponsored Toy’s and MORE grant at Penn State and has led several NSF-funded initiatives to enhance engineering education, especially focused on retention. Dr. Sathianathan received the Boeing Outstanding Educator Award, the Boeing Welliver Faculty Fellow Award, and the ASEE-DOW Outstanding Faculty Award for work in engineering education.

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Renata Engel

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Margle, J., & Gomez-Calderon, J., & Hsu, Y., & Freeman, A., & Sathianathan, D., & Engel, R. (2010, June), Toys And Mathematical Options For Retention In Engineering (Toys'n More) Broad Impact The Campuses Paper presented at 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky. https://peer.asee.org/16679

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