Award-winning engineering lecturer Dr. LeAnn Dourte joins Kayla and Sally to discuss active learning in engineering classrooms. LeAnn is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, and has pioneered their biomechanics curriculum - students build robo-arms to move PlayDough? Yes please! She shares her tips for setting classroom expectations in undergraduate vs. graduate courses, and doing academic research about engineering education! We also discuss LeAnn's experiences as a new mom in a dual-career family, and her Better Talk Next Time moment - spoiler alert: don't bully your professors to get better grades...
This episode is a collaboration between Double Shelix and the University of Pennsylvania Department of Bioengineering! Thanks to UPenn BioE for funding this episode, and we are honored to share LeAnn's awesome work with you all! If there's someone else at UPenn BioE (or elsewhere!) that you think we should feature, give us a shout! Thanks for listening!!
UPenn BioE Blog (featuring their famed This Week in BioE segments!): https://beblog.seas.upenn.edu/
Research findings from LeAnn's SAIL studies: goo.gl/vjPtAJ
LeAnn's biomechatronics students make robotic arms: goo.gl/rZYPPT
Penn Bioengineering on Twitter @pennbioeng
UPenn Center for Teaching and Learning: https://www.ctl.upenn.edu/
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