Winter 2018 Engineering Teaching Consultants
Saludos! I’m Francisco Aldarondo, currently a Ph.D. candidate in Industrial and Operations Engineering. My research involves modeling automation that can support online order picking, the sort you would find at an Amazon warehouse. I have been a GSI for 3 years teaching both graduate and undergraduate students, in the role of lab instructor, guest lecturer, and instructor. Most frequently I have taught IOE 474: Simulation, but I have been appointed GSI for IOE 466, 316, 366, and 541. I have seen many facets of teaching and I’m honored as an ETC to be able to share some of my experiences. Always open to chat and hear about how you are doing, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My name is Amos (like the cookie), and I’m a Ph.D. candidate in the Biomedical Engineering department. My research focuses on using MRI to detect functional information in vivo, such as blood flow or brain activity. I’ve previously been the GSI of BIOMEDE 231, 241, and 510, in which I’ve enjoyed working with aspiring undergraduate BMEs and graduate students alike. I love teaching as it’s just as much a technical skill as it is an art, and am enthusiastic to work with other GSIs and IAs to figure out what teaching styles and strategies work best for them as individuals. Particularly, I’m interested in how teacher-student interactions can be leveraged to help students develop into better (and eventually lifelong) learners. I’d love to chat about how I can work with you to improve your unique teaching strengths: just send me an email at email@example.com!
My name is Tyler Flynn, but most call me T.J. I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Mechanical Engineering department and my research focuses primarily on the use of acoustic signal processing techniques for remote, non-destructive evaluation of radiating structures. I have been fortunate to serve as a GSI for ME 495, the senior-level ME laboratory course, where I was able to instruct students and help them to apply their classroom knowledge to hands-on experiments. I am very interested in engineering education, particularly concerning instructor-student communication, group dynamics, and kinesthetic (hands-on) teaching styles. As an ETC I am excited to pass on my knowledge and experiences to incoming GSIs, as well as learn from those around me. Better instructors make better students who in turn make a better world! So if this sounds interesting or relevant to you, I’d love to talk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello, I am a Ph.D. candidate in the chemical engineering department. My research is on the analysis of promising battery chemistries as an improvement to current Li-ion technologies. I use computational techniques to study batteries at an atomistic level. I have worked as a GSI in two chemical engineering courses: Thermodynamics (ChE 330) and Chemical Reaction Engineering (ChE 344). I gained experience in holding discussions, developing homework and exam problems, running office hours, and grading. I welcome the opportunity to work with you this semester, and to share my passion for teaching. If you would like to discuss teaching, share concerns, etc. please feel free to contact me at email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you!
Hello! I’m a Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Engineering. My research looks at drinking water supply systems in rural arsenic affected parts of Bangladesh. I have previously been a GSI for an undergraduate level course (CEE 366: Environmental Engineering Laboratory) and a combined undergraduate/graduate level course (CEE 482/582: Environmental Microbiology). This has given me teaching experiences including developing course material, preparing for and teaching lab sessions, holding office hours. It has also taught me about balancing school and GSI responsibilities, working through teething issues for a new course in development, and being friends with students outside of class; things that you will likely encounter as a GSI too. I enjoyed being a GSI and looking forward to my role in the ETC program. Feel free to reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am a Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Engineering. In my research, I use computational chemistry to examine the chemical interactions that occur between chlorine disinfectants, metallic infrastructure, and organic material in our drinking water treatment systems. I have been a GSI for two undergraduate and one graduate level course: CEE 265, Sustainable Engineering Principles; CEE 365, Environmental Engineering Principles; and CEE 567 Energy Infrastructure Systems. All three courses have given me a variety of teaching experiences including leading a discussion section, grading, running office hours, guest lecturing, and developing course materials. I look forward to improving the classroom experience for other GSIs and their students. Feel free to email me at email@example.com with any questions or concerns about teaching.
Hi, I’m Tianlin, a PhD candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering. My research focuses on applied electromagnetics and microwave remote sensing, specifically the CYGNSS mission for ocean surface wind measurements in tropical cyclones. In the past I have been a GSI for EECS 216 – Introduction to Signals and Systems at UM and teaching assistant for courses of circuits, electromagnetics, and microwave engineering at other universities. I believe teaching is the best way to learn. I sincerely hope to contribute my knowledge and experience to the success of all GSIs and IAs. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your questions, concerns, and challenges in teaching.