This July 2020 webinar explores strategies for navigating remote instruction, sharing insights on asynchronous instruction and managing student projects and collaboration remotely.
Delivery Method: On Demand Online
Duration: 1 hour
ASEE Members: Free
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the day-to-day realities of engineering educators, who were faced with the challenge of rapidly adapting to remote instruction. As a result, new insights and practices are emerging.
This webinar, facilitated by Clayton Byers (Trinity College) and Rick Evans with students Kenneth Fang and Sophia Handley (Cornell University), explores strategies for navigating remote instruction, sharing insights on asynchronous instruction and managing student projects and collaboration remotely.
Clayton (Clay) Byers is an assistant professor of engineering at Trinity College where he teaches Engineering Statics, Dynamics, Materials, and Thermodynamics. He earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Washington State University, then spent four years in the Air Force as a program manager for the Space and Missile Systems Center. He left the military to earn his Ph.D. at Princeton University, where he focused on fluid flows and turbulence theory. His research is centered on finding simplified mathematical relationships within turbulent flows to help describe the motion and evolution of the chaotic phenomena.
Richard (Rick) Evans is a Sociolinguist and the Robert N. Noyce Director of the Engineering Communications Program (ECP) in the College of Engineering at Cornell University. He has published articles/chapters and presented and published proceedings at national and international conferences in the fields of sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, literacy studies, engineering education and communication. ECP is a nationally recognized innovator in teaching communications to undergraduate engineers and has long been a proponent of public engagement and teaching authentic communicative practice.
Sophia Handley is a Dean’s List student entering her third year studying Engineering Physics at Cornell University. In her studies, she is ahead of schedule in the curriculum, and is particularly fascinated by lasers, photonics, and semiconductor physics. Upon graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in optical engineering or in the semiconductor industry. She grew up in Santa Cruz, California, and is currently residing in Lafayette, Louisiana, with family. In her free time, she enjoys singing in the Cornell University Chorus, where she has toured internationally and taken on several leadership roles.
Kenneth Fang is a recent graduate from Cornell University, majoring in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. He has worked as a teaching assistant for several courses at Cornell for upper level CS and ECE courses and physical education classes. He is happy to share some of his experiences in remote learning from last semester.