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  • Apr
    25

    ChBE Seminar Series: From, "Will this be on the exam?" to "I enjoyed learning": Motivating Chemical Engineering Education Contexts - Allison Godwin, Cornell University

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering (ChBE)

    9:30 AM LR4, Technological Institute

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    The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department is pleased to present a seminar by Allison Godwin from Cornell University as part of our ChBE Seminar Series.

    From, “Will this be on the exam?” to “I enjoyed learning”: Motivating Chemical Engineering Education Contexts

    ABSTRACT: Motivation is an essential ingredient in student learning and development. Often, traditional education methods orient students to focus on performance outcomes rather than mastery of course material. This orientation can result in students who care only about the points in a course toward their final grade (because it moves them forward in the curriculum) over developing themselves as engineers by acquiring new knowledge, skills, and abilities. These students often interpret struggle as a signal that they do not belong or that engineering is not “for them.” Mastery orientations can support learning from failure and engagement with engineering content. The challenge is often how we design to support motivation in engineering courses.

    This talk will describe my research trajectory from fundamental research on student identity development and motivation in engineering education to my current efforts in studying effective pedagogies and practices in chemical engineering. The talk will outline why motivation is an important and fundamental concept in designing educational environments. Three examples of curricular redesign will be discussed. First, structural changes to a sophomore materials and energy balances course. Second, an ecological belonging intervention that reshapes student’s growth mindsets. Finally, a complete course redesign of an introduction to chemical and biomolecular engineering course around the context of food and incorporating mastery-based grading. The collective results of this trajectory will provide examples of how motivation shapes students’ engineering trajectories and provide actionable practices to support student development better.

    Allison Godwin, Ph.D. is the Dr. G. Stephen Irwin ’67, ’68 Professor in Engineering Education Research in the Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University. Her research focuses on how identity, among other affective factors, influences diverse students to choose engineering and persist in engineering. She also studies how different experiences within the practice and culture of engineering foster or hinder belonging and identity development. Dr. Godwin graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Ph.D. in Engineering and Science Education. Her research earned her a 2016 National Science Foundation CAREER Award focused on characterizing latent diversity, which includes diverse attitudes, mindsets, and approaches to learning to understand engineering students’ identity development. She has won several awards for her research including the 2021 Journal of Civil Engineering Education Best Technical Paper, the 2021 Chemical Engineering Education William H. Corcoran Award, the 2022 American Educational Research Association Education in the Professions (Division I) 2021-2022 Outstanding Research Publication Award, and the 2023 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Research.

    Bagels and coffee will be provided at 9:30am, and the seminar will start at 9:40am. Please plan to arrive on time to grab a bagel and mingle!

    *Please note that there will be no Zoom option for seminars this year.

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    TIME Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

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    CONTACT Olivia Wise    olivia.wise@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Apr
    18

    ChBE Seminar Series: "Ion Migration in Metal Halide Perovskites: Implications for Solar Cell Stability" -Prashant Kamat, University of Notre Dame

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering (ChBE)

    9:30 AM LR4, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

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    CONTACT Olivia Wise    olivia.wise@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Apr
    24

    BTP Seminar Series: Pratima Cherukuri, Genezen

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering (ChBE)

    12:00 PM LR4, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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    CONTACT Jennifer Young    jennifer.young@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    2

    ChBE Seminar Series: "Interfacial colloidal interactions, dynamics, and assembly: from biomembranes to ordered 2D materials" - Peter Beltramo, University of Massachusetts

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering (ChBE)

    9:30 AM LR4, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

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  • May
    8

    Extending Care: A Conversation about Conservation and Futurity

    Block Museum of Art

    6:00 PM Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh

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    TIME Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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  • May
    9

    ChBE Seminar Series: Influence of visible photons on catalytic reactions at metal nanoparticle surfaces - Phillip Christopher, University of California, Santa Barbara

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering (ChBE)

    9:30 AM LR4, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

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    CONTACT Olivia Wise    olivia.wise@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    16

    35th Annual Hugh M. Hulburt Memorial Lecture: "Adsorption Thermodynamics for Process Simulation" - Chau-Chyun Chen, Texas Tech University

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering (ChBE)

    9:30 AM LR4 (M113), Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

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    CONTACT Jennifer Young    jennifer.young@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    23

    ChBE Seminar Series: ARDEI Annual Lecture | Christine Reyna, DePaul University

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering (ChBE)

    9:30 AM LR4, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

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    CONTACT Olivia Wise    olivia.wise@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    30

    ChBE Seminar Series: Ruihan Li and Kunhuan Liu, Student Seminars

    McCormick-Chemical and Biological Engineering (ChBE)

    9:30 AM LR4, Technological Institute

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    TIME Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

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    CONTACT Olivia Wise    olivia.wise@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Jun
    10

    Northwestern Engineering PhD Hooding and Master's Degree Recognition Ceremony

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    9:00 AM Welsh-Ryan Arena

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    TIME Monday, June 10, 2024 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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    CONTACT Amy Pokrass    amy.pokrass@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Jun
    10

    Northwestern Engineering Undergraduate Convocation

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    2:00 PM Welsh-Ryan Arena

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    TIME Monday, June 10, 2024 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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    CONTACT Amy Pokrass    amy.pokrass@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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