We are thrilled that ESED alumna and current Academic Success Center staff member Dr. Rachel Anderson has been named as one of four nationwide winners of the 2018 Apprentice Faculty Grant by the American Society for Engineering Education’s Educational Research and Methods Division. Rachel completed her dissertation research with Dr. Julie Martin, ESED Associate Professor. The award honors “promising new educators and/or researchers who have demonstrated potential for substantial contributions to the field of engineering education research and scholarship.” Dr. Anderson received her award at the ASEE national conference in Salt Lake City in June. The award included a travel grant to the conference.
After graduating from ESED last May, Dr. Anderson has been working with the Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) program in the ACS. She was hired specifically because of her education research expertise, and is currently skills to help students from all majors on campus. During her doctoral studies, she was the University’s research assistant for the Creative Inquiry program. She also taught in General Engineering for a semester.