Panel Discussion: Strategies for Effective and Engaged Teaching

Timeslot: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Track: Career Catalysis
Room: Chelan 5


Biomaterials educators bridge the gaps between theory and practice in biomaterials science. As science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education continues to evolve, innovative approaches for engaging all categories of student learners are widely sought. For faculty, the introduction of novel approaches in the classroom is often a missed opportunity for integration of their teaching and outreach with their traditional scholarship, and thus, missed opportunities for potential funding. This panel will include discussion of myriad academic development matters, including active learning activities, instructional laboratories, and conversion of educational innovations to scholarship. Topics will include project ideas for cooperative problem-based lab instruction, course innovations, academic-industry collaborative projects, outreach, and assessment methods. Experienced panelists in engineering education will outline education theories most commonly used and break down the stigma associated with theory. Panelists will also provide participants with a thorough introduction to active learning strategies and resources, overview best practices for incorporating active learning into biomaterials courses, and highlight success stories for integrating such educational activities with technical research and scholarship. This panel discussion will provide the framework for incorporation of innovative educational strategies into biomaterials curricula, outreach, and educational publications.


Abstracts will be available for download on April 3, 2019.

  • 1:00 PM 37. Karen Burg, PhD

  • 1:30 PM 38. Aileen Huang-Saad, PhD

  • 2:00 PM 39. Dale Feldman, PhD

  • 2:30 PM 40. Invited Speaker