Hannah Melia

Broadcast 1


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

Broadcast 2

TUE, Nov 13

  • London: 08:00
  • Paris: 09:00
  • Singapore: 16:00
  • Canberra: 19:00
Engagement and Feedback

Professor Stephen Krause of Arizona State University is this year’s winner of the ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education) Michael Ashby Outstanding Materials Educator Award. He will be repeating his talk on Engagement and Feedback, first given as an invited speaker at the ASEE conference this year.

The award is sponsored by Granta Design and you can nominate next year’s winner by emailing the Awards Committee Chair, Professor Cindy Waters at kwaters@ncat.edu.

Steve will be generously taking us on a journey through his own evolution as a Materials Educator, talking about what worked … and what didn’t! On the way he will talk about how important it is for both the instructor and the student to understand what the students find difficult, and how contextualizing abstract concepts can give motivation for the students to actively participate in their own learning. A must see for anyone that cares about the effectiveness of their teaching.

What you will learn

  • Strategies to increase the value of teaching in the classroom
  • Ideas on how to increase the retention rate of your course to 95%
  • Concrete steps to bring more engagement and feedback into your courses.

Who should take part?

  • Anyone teaching materials in engineering, science, or design.

About the presenters

Stephen Krause Stephen Krause is a professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Program in the Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University and was previously associate chair of that program. He has been conducting research in the area of engineering education over the past 20 years which has been supported by five National Science Foundation grants. He has been studying conceptual change in student learning and how it is affected by engagement, formative feedback and contextualization of content. He has co-created the Materials Concept Inventory (MCI) to study the effect of shifting instructor-centered teaching to student-centered learning on students’ knowledge and understanding of concepts and skills in the materials science classroom. He is currently working on a large-scale faculty development project to shift instructor practice toward evidence-based teaching and the associated impact of that change on students’ attitude, achievement and persistence.
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.

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.

About CES EduPack

CES EduPack is the world-leading teaching resource for materials in engineering, science, processing, and design. It provides a comprehensive database of materials and process information and powerful tools to visualise data, select materials, assess environmental impact, and model hybrid materials and the cost of manufacturing. A range of supporting lectures, projects, case studies, and exercises are provided via Granta’s Education Hub. With specialist editions for specific disciplines, and three levels of the database and software to suit varying needs in all years of undergraduate study and in postgraduate teaching, CES EduPack is a curriculum-wide resource.

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