Learning and Teaching Spring Symposium
4:00-5:00PM: Keynote Talk: Alice Pawley, Associate Professor of Engineering Education, Purdue University - "Finding productive rabbit holes: from ChemEng undergrad to NSF-funded engineering education researcher" (Abbott Auditorium)
Alice Pawley will share her career journey from a ChemEng undergrad to an NSF-funded engineering education researcher. She will also share insights from current research projects, including her PECASE project titled “Learning from Small Numbers” where she uses qualitative analysis of interviews from minoritized engineering students to think about how gender and race are built in to the structure of engineering education. Prof. Pawley's goal through her work at Purdue is to help people, including the engineering education profession, develop a vision of engineering education as more inclusive, engaged, and socially just. She runs the Feminist Research in Engineering Education Group, whose diverse projects and group members are described at pawleyresearch.org. She was aNational Academy of Engineering CASEE Fellow in 2007, received a CAREER award in 2010 and a PECASE award in 2012 for her project researching the stories of undergraduate engineering women and men of color and white women, and received the Denice Denton Emerging Leader award from the Anita Borg Institute in 2013.
5:00-6:00PM: Reception and Posters (Pancoe Cafe, 2nd floor)
Join us for wine, cheese, and conversation and find out how graduate students and postdocs are improving learning and teaching at Northwestern. Graduate Teaching Fellows, Searle Teaching-as-Research (STAR) participants, and Teaching Certificate Program participants will present posters sharing innovative learning and teaching projects they have developed and implemented this academic year.