My civil engineering senior projects course gave my team and I a unique opportunity to develop a mock 60% design for an ongoing water storage facility project. During the process, we worked closely with a representative from Dever Water who helped guide our work. The Hillcrest Water reservoir project is currently under construction. Of the … Continue reading Senior Design
I believe it is important to address the ethics of all course matter in secondary education. Students in science courses should understand that science is about exploration and truth and that transparency and honesty are vital to a good report. History students should understand the lessons that history can teach us and that the accepted … Continue reading Teaching Ethics in Secondary Education
It took two and a half years of college for me to start to feel like I belonged in the engineering world. I came into college as an open option engineering major. I did well in my courses and made the dean's list my first semester. However, this did little to give me any sense … Continue reading Engineering Identity
During my years as a student as Chatfield Senior High, my school was known for its soccer team. This was the result of an abnormally high percentage of students in my grade who played soccer. At my freshman year, this made getting onto the team very competitive. At the last day of tryouts, I was … Continue reading Failure
The impacts of mindset on students’ ability to achieve in school was the first aspect of education research to have a heavy impact on my educational practice. During my sophomore year at the University of Colorado Boulder, I worked as a learning assistant (LA)–one requirement of which was for each LA to take a course … Continue reading Mindset
As an educator, I have several roles to fill: 1) a performer, 2) a promoter of growth mindset, and 3) a counselor and advisor. Every student who goes through my class should leave with an increased mental plasticity. As I teach, especially if I am lecturing, I make sure to treat the lesson as a … Continue reading Teaching Statement
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