Wed, Nov 15

  • LA: 08:00
  • New York: 11:00
  • London: 16:00
  • Paris: 17:00

ASEE's Ashby Award Winner on
Transforming Materials Teaching

This webinar is for anyone planning to change a course or looking to transform teaching methods at your university. Amy Moll, winner of the ASEE Materials Division’s 2017 Michael Ashby Outstanding Materials Educator Award will discuss how she is systematically improving Materials Teaching at Boise State University, by starting with the fundamentals.

What you will learn

  • Learn about how to enable change in your University
  • Gain ideas for refocusing institutions on teaching
  • Be inspired by Amy Moll’s systematic attention to evidence based practice (full abstract below)
  • Hear the results at Boise State University
  • What is the connection between cacao and materials teaching?!

Who should take part?

  • Lecturers interested in learning about best practice in STEM education, and their application to materials education

About the presenters

Amy Moll Amy Moll is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Dean of the College of Engineering at Boise State University. Amy received a B.S. degree in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Illinois, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. Following graduate school, Amy worked for Hewlett Packard. She joined the faculty at Boise State in August 2000. Along with Dr. Bill Knowlton, Amy founded the Materials Science and Engineering Program at BSU, and served as the first chair. In February 2011, Amy became Dean of the College of Engineering. Her research interests include microelectronic packaging, 3-D integration, ceramic MEMS devices, and engineering education.
Hannah Melia Hannah Melia is the Product Manager responsible for the development of CES EduPack and associated teaching resources. She has a degree in Materials Science and Metallurgy and a Post Graduate Certificate in Design, Manufacturing and Management from the University of Cambridge. She has worked in the United States and Germany on medical device design and technology transfer. Over the last 9 years she has interacted with academics that use CES EduPack around the world.

Talk abstract

Cacao and materials teaching - what's the connection?

Amy Moll's presentation is based on her invited talk at the 2017 ASEE Meeting.

As a university, our primary mission is to educate our students. One of the essential elements of this education is what happens in the classroom. It is the instructor who controls that environment. In order to create engaged learning for students in materials science and engineering, all course work must be considered especially the foundational courses in science and math. At Boise State, with support from an NSF WIDER grant, we are in the midst of an institutional transformation to fundamentally change – across the entire STEM curriculum – what happens in the classroom. Through this project we are changing the experience of every STEM student in their foundational classes. And over time, we will change how every instructor at Boise State University teaches. These changes are centered on evidence-based instructional practices proven to be effective in increasing student learning in STEM courses and retaining students in a STEM major. In order to facilitate transformational change, a change model (Dormant’s CACAO Model) is used to propagate the use of evidence-based instructional practices.

How to register and join the session

There is no cost but registration is required through the WebEx system. Please ensure you set your local time zone to receive accurate meeting invitations and test your setup in advance of the meeting. How to use WebEx, including setting times zone & language preferences 

This web seminar is not appropriate for students.

Granta Design and the Michael Ashby Outstanding Materials Educator Award

Presented at the ASEE Annual Conference, this prestigious award recognizes distinguished and exceptional contributions in materials science and engineering education. It is intended to honor an individual who has demonstrated notable leadership in the materials education area. Granta Design is proud to co-sponsor this award, based on our commitment to ensuring that excellence in materials education as well as research is valued and rewarded.

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