Elizabethtown College School of Engineering, Math, and Computer Science (EMCS) faculty members presented research at several conferences throughout the summer of 2021. 

Dean of the School of EMCS and Associate Professor of Engineering & Physics Sara Atwood presented two peer-reviewed papers at the virtual annual conference of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) in July. Her paper, “Internship Prevalence and Factors Related to Participation” featured work that is funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that is led by Atwood in collaboration with colleagues at Stanford University. 

Atwood also presented, “The Engineering Epic Finale – An Authentic Alternative Assessment Method for Final Exams” in the Multidisciplinary division. The paper is co-authored by Etown Associate Professor of Engineering & Physics Brenda Read-Daily and Assistant Professor of Engineering & Physics Jean Batista-Abreu and describes their creative approach to administering final exams in several of their courses.

Additional EMCS Faculty Presentations – Summer 2021

Leyla Batakci – Associate Professor and Chair of Mathematical Sciences

– Presented twice at the virtual
2021 US Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS) in July: “SOMAS/DS: Measuring the Learning Environment, the Instructor, and the Student” and “Environment Matters: Institution and Course Characteristics and Pedagogy.”

Kurt DeGoede – Professor of Engineering & Physics

– Served as an invited panelist on the Delivering the Best Learning Experience, New Engineering Educator Division Conference Panel at ASEE 2021.

– Presented at the virtual 45th Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics (ABS) in August where DeGoede and fellow researchers discussed their paper, “In-Shoe Impact Force on Three Common Running Surfaces.”