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Work in Progress: A Delphi Study of Skills and Competencies for the Hydrocarbon Industry

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2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual On line

Publication Date

June 22, 2020

Start Date

June 22, 2020

End Date

June 26, 2021

Conference Session

Work in Progress: Assessment, Evaluation and Hands-on Activities

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Chemical Engineering

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14

DOI

10.18260/1-2--35593

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Jennifer Cole Northwestern University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-7104-2986

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Jennifer Cole is the Assistant Chair in Chemical and Biological Engineering in the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University and the Associate Director of the Northwestern Center for Engineering Education Research. Dr. Cole’s primary teaching is in capstone and freshman design, and her research interest are in engineering design education.

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Allison Godwin Purdue University at West Lafayette (COE) Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-0741-3356

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Allison Godwin, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue University. Her research focuses what factors influence diverse students to choose engineering and stay in engineering through their careers and how different experiences within the practice and culture of engineering foster or hinder belongingness and identity development. Dr. Godwin graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Ph.D. in Engineering and Science Education. Her research earned her a National Science Foundation CAREER Award focused on characterizing latent diversity, which includes diverse attitudes, mindsets, and approaches to learning, to understand engineering students’ identity development. She has won several awards for her research including the 2016 American Society of Engineering Education Educational Research and Methods Division Best Paper Award and the 2018 Benjamin J. Dasher Best Paper Award for the IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference. She has also been recognized for the synergy of research and teaching as an invited participant of the 2016 National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium and the Purdue University 2018 recipient of School of Engineering Education Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the 2018 College of Engineering Exceptional Early Career Teaching Award.

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Joana Marques Melo Purdue University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-8365-0636

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Joana Marques Melo, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral researcher in Engineering Education at the CISTAR ERC - Purdue University. Dr. Marques Melo graduated from Penn State University with a Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering. She also earned her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from ISEP in Portugal, and her master's degree in Energy for Sustainable Development from UPC in Spain. Her research interests include quantitative and qualitative methods for engineering education research, diversity in engineering education, technical communication in engineering, and thermal energy-efficient technologies.

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Jacqueline Rohde Purdue University at West Lafayette (COE)

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Jacqueline A. Rohde is a third-year graduate student at Purdue University as the recipient of an NSF Graduate
Research Fellowship. Her research interests in engineering education include the development student identity and
attitudes, with a specific focus on the pre-professional identities of engineering undergraduates who join non-industry occupations upon graduation.

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Abstract

This paper describes an in-progress research study to develop consensus among working industry professionals and chemical engineering faculty on the particular skills and workforce competencies needed in the hydrocarbon industry for a National Science Foundation-sponsored center, [Anonymous]. This study uses a Delphi methodology, which is a systematic solicitation and collection of feedback from a pool of experts (approximately 10-30) on a particular topic through a set of carefully designed sequential surveys. In between survey collection rounds, data are synthesized, summarized, and presented back to the experts for reflection and group consensus building. Once consensus for this study is reached, the list of skills and competencies will be used in the center’s graduate courses, summer programs (e.g., Research Experiences for Undergraduates, Research Experiences for Teachers), and K-12 outreach efforts. This paper aims to be in a regular session.

Cole, J., & Godwin, A., & Marques Melo, J., & Rohde, J. (2020, June), Work in Progress: A Delphi Study of Skills and Competencies for the Hydrocarbon Industry Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35593

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