Visual representations guide students’ problem-solving and use of conceptual knowledge in Statics
|Event Date:||October 12, 2017|
|Speaker Affiliation:||PhD Student, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.|
|School or Program:||Engineering Education
Nicole received her B.S. in Engineering Physics at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) in May 2013. She is currently a PhD candidate in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to her Materials Science research on charge capture in solar cells, Nicole is investigating the interplay between problem-solving with engineering representations and what knowledge students access when problem-solving with those representations. Outside of research she helps organize the Girls Learning About Materials summer camp for high school girls and helps run a TA professional development course. She plans to be a professor at a four-year university, teaching engineering courses, promoting diversity within engineering, and researching classroom interventions to improve student learning.