Integrated Search Menu

Shawn Jordan

Associate Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2180
Biography

Shawn Jordan is an associate professor of engineering in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. He teaches context-centered electrical engineering and embedded systems design courses, and studies the use of context in both K-12 and undergraduate engineering design education.

Professor Jordan is PI on several NSF-funded projects related to design, including an NSF Early CAREER Award entitled “CAREER: Engineering Design Across Navajo Culture, Community, and Society” and “Might Young Makers be the Engineers of the Future?,” and is a Co-PI on the NSF Revolutionizing Engineering Departments grant “Additive Innovation: An Educational Ecosystem of Making and Risk Taking.” He was named one of ASEE PRISM’s “20 Faculty Under 40” in 2014, and received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from President Obama in 2017.

Professor Jordan co-developed the STEAM Labs™ program to engage middle and high school students in learning science, technology, engineering, arts, and math concepts through designing and building chain reaction machines. He founded and led teams to two collegiate Rube Goldberg Machine Contest national championships, and has appeared on many TV shows (including Modern Marvels on The History Channel and Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC) and a movie with his chain reaction machines. He serves on the Board of the i.d.e.a. Museum in Mesa, AZ, and worked as a behind-the scenes engineer for season 3 of the PBS engineering design reality TV show "Design Squad." He also held the Guinness World Record for the largest number of steps – 125 – in a working Rube Goldberg machine.

Fax
480/727-1773
Education
  • Ph.D. in Engineering Education, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. 2010
  • M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. 2003
  • B.S. in Computer Engineering. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. 2001
Videos
STEAM Labs™ Center for K-12 Research and Engagement
Research Interests

Context in engineering design education, the Maker community, culturally relevant pedagogy, virtual teams, K-12 engineering education, entrepreneurship, cross-disciplinarity, creativity, innovation, and human-centered design

Research Group

STEAM Labs™ Center for K-12 Research and Engagement

Publications

Selected Journal Publications

Jordan, S. S., Pereira, N., & Dalrymple, O. (2016). The impact of design swapping on student design sketch quality. International Journal of Engineering Education, 32(5).

Jordan, S., & Lande, M. (2016). Additive innovation in design thinking and making. International Journal of Engineering Education, 32(3).

Jordan, S., & Adams, R. (2016). Perceptions of success in virtual cross-disciplinary design teams in large multi-national corporations. CoDesign, 12(3).

Oplinger, J., Lande, M., Jordan, S., & Camarena, L. (2016). Making leaders: Leadership characteristics of makers and engineers in the maker community. American Journal of Engineering Education, 7(2).

 

Selected Conference Proceedings

Horton, P., Jordan, S., Weiner, S., & Lande, M. (2017). Project-Based Learning Among Engineering Students During Short-Form Hackathon Events. Abstract accepted to the IEEE Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Jordan, S., White, K., Anderson, A., Betoney, C., Pangan, T., & Foster, C. (2017). Culturally-relevant engineering design curriculum for the Navajo Nation. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, OH.

Lande, M., & Jordan, S. (2017). Young Makers becoming the engineers of the future and implications. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, OH.

La Place, C., Jordan, S., Lande, M., & Weiner, S. (2017). Engineering students rapidly learning at hackathon events. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, OH.

Larson, J., Lande, M., Jordan, S., & Weiner, S. (2017). Makers as adaptive experts-in-training: How Maker design practices could lead to the engineers of the future. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, OH.

Mabey, M., Jordan, S., Lande, M., & Weiner, S. (2017). A comparison of Maker and Entrepreneurial Characteristics. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, OH.

Weiner, S., Lande, M., & Jordan, S. (2017). Making identities: Understanding the factors that lead young adults to identify with the Maker Movement. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, OH.

Weiner, S., Lande, M., & Jordan, S. (2017). The Engineer of 2020, in the Making: Understanding how young adults develop Maker identities and the implications for education reform. In Proceedings of the Mudd Design Workshop X: Design and the Future of the Engineer of 2020, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA.

Lande, M., Jordan, S., & Weiner, S. (2017). Making people and projects: Implications for designing Making-based learning experiences. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Pacific Southwest (ASEE PSW) Section Meeting Conference, Tempe, AZ.

McKenna, A., Kellam, N., Lande, M., Brunhaver, S., Jordan, S., Bekki, J., Carberry, A., & London, J. (2016). Instigating a revolution of additive innovation: An educational ecosystem of Making and risk taking. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, LA.

Wigner, A., Lande, M., & Jordan, S. (2016). How can Maker skills fit in with accreditation demands for undergraduate engineering programs? In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, LA.

Mabey, M., Jordan, S., & Lande, M. (2016). Young Makers compare science fairs and Maker Faires. (2016). In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, LA.

Lande, M., & Jordan, S. (2016). What do Young Makers learn? In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, LA.

Larson, J., Jordan, S., & Lande, M. (2016). Supporting K-12 student self-direction with a Maker family ecosystem. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, LA.

Dickens, M., Jordan, S., & Lande, M. (2016). Parents and roles in informal Making education: Informing and implications for Making in museums. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, LA.

McKenna, A., Kellam, N., Lande, M., Brunhaver, S., Jordan, S., Carberry, A., Bekki, J., & London, J. (2016). Capturing the ecosystem and culture to support risk-taking and additive innovation: Laying the groundwork. Paper presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Envisioning the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education: Research and Practice Symposium, Washington, D.C.

Jordan, S., & Lande, M. (2015). Is the engineer of 2035 a maker? In Proceedings of the IEEE Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference (pp. 1053-1054), El Paso, TX.

Jordan, S. (2015). CAREER: Engineering design across Navajo culture, community, and society. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA.

Douglas, E., Jordan, S., Lande, M., & Bumbaco, A. (2015). Artifact elicitation as a method of qualitative inquiry in engineering education. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA.

Foster, C., Wigner, A., Lande, M., & Jordan, S. (2015). Welcome to the maker movement: Parallel education pathways of adult makers. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA.

Foster, C., Dickens, M., Jordan, S., & Lande, M. (2015). Learning from toy makers in the field to inform teaching engineering design in the classroom. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA.

Heiman, A., Lande, M., & Jordan, S. (2015). What is making? What is engineering? In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA.

Meadows, L., Sekaquaptewa, D., Paretti, M., Pawley, A., Jordan, S., Chachra, D., & Minerick, A. (2015). Interactive panel: Improving the experiences of marginalized students on engineering design teams. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA.

Oplinger, J., Lande, M., & Jordan, S. (2015). Leadership characteristics within the Making community. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA.

Jordan, S., & Lande, M. (2015). Additive innovation in design thinking and making. In Proceedings of the Mudd Design Workshop IX: Design Thinking in Design Education (pp. 132-140), Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA.

Pereira, N., Jordan, S., & Dalrymple, O. (2015). Lessons from teaching engineering design in a summer camp for high-ability students: A chain re-action research study. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

27.Jordan, S., & Lande, M. (2014). Might Young Makers be the engineers of the future? In Proceedings of the IEEE Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference (pp. 1408-1411), Madrid, Spain.

Lande, M., & Jordan, S. (2014). Making it together, locally: A Making community learning ecology in the Southwest. In Proceedings of the IEEE Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference (pp. 2448-2454), Madrid, Spain.

Chavela Guerra, R., Smith, K., McKenna, A., Swan, C., Korte, R., Jordan, S., Lande, M., & MacNeal, R. (2014). Innovation corps for learning: Evidence-based Entrepreneurship™ to improve (STEM) education. In Proceedings of the IEEE Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference (pp. 2997-3001), Madrid, Spain.

Foster, C., & Jordan, S. (2014). A philosophy of learning engineering and a Native American philosophy of learning; An analysis for congruency. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, IN.

Foster, C., Lande, M., & Jordan, S. (2014). An ethos of sharing in the Maker community. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, IN.

Lande, M., & Jordan, S. (2014). Methods for examining the educational pathways of adult Makers. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, IN.

McCall, S., Dalrymple, O., & Jordan, S. (2014). Curriculum exchange: Teaching energy concepts using chain reaction machines. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, IN.

McCall, S., Taylor, R., Dalrymple, O., & Jordan, S. (2014). Teaching energy concepts using chain reaction machines. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, IN.

Oplinger, J., Heiman, A., Dickens, M., Foster, C., Jordan, S., & Lande, M. (2014). Making and engineering: Understanding similarities and differences. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, IN.

Pawley, A., Carberry, A., Cardella, M., Carnasciali, M., Daly, S., Gorlewicz, J., Herman, G., Hynes, M., Jordan, S., Kellam, N., Lande, M., Verleger, M., & Yang, D. (2014). The PEER Collaborative: Supporting engineering education research faculty with near-peer mentoring unconference workshops. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, IN.

Jordan, S., Cardella, M., Lande, M., & Ali, H. (2013). Out of their world: Using alien-centered design for teaching empathy in undergraduate design courses. In Proceedings of the IEEE Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference (pp. 907-913), Oklahoma City, OK.

Jordan, S., & Lande, M. (2013) Should Makers be the engineers of the future? In Proceedings of the IEEE Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference (pp. 815-817), Oklahoma City, OK.

Lande, M., Jordan, S., & Nelson, J. (2013). Defining Makers making: Emergent practice and emergent meaning. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA.

Jordan, S., & Lande, M. (2012). Practicing needs-based, user-centered design for electrical engineering project course innovation. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, TX.

Jordan, S., Dalrymple, O., Pereira, N., Astatke, Y., & Fletcher, J. D. (2012). Design swapping as a method to improve design documentation. In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, TX.

 

 

Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-TPSThe ASU Experience
EGR 304Embedded Sys Design Project I
EGR 492Honors Directed Study
EGR 493Honors Thesis
DCI 590Reading and Conference
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
EGR 792Research
EGR 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
EGR 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 314Electrical Systems Project II
EGR 315Robotic Systems Project II
EGR 492Honors Directed Study
EGR 493Honors Thesis
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
EGR 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 304Electrical Systems Project I
EGR 305Robotics Systems Project I
EGR 492Honors Directed Study
EGR 493Honors Thesis
EGR 565Qualitative Meth in Eng Ed
EGR 590Reading and Conference
DCI 590Reading and Conference
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
EGR 792Research
EGR 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 599Thesis
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 314Electrical Systems Project II
EGR 315Robotic Systems Project II
EGR 493Honors Thesis
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 592Research
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 304Electrical Systems Project I
EGR 305Robotics Systems Project I
EGR 492Honors Directed Study
DCI 590Reading and Conference
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 598Special Topics
EGR 599Thesis
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 599Thesis
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 314Electrical Systems Project II
EGR 315Robotic Systems Project II
EGR 484Internship
EGR 584Internship
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 592Research
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 598Special Topics
EGR 599Thesis
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 304Electrical Systems Project I
EGR 305Robotics Systems Project I
EGR 484Internship
EGR 499Individualized Instruction
DCI 590Reading and Conference
EGR 598Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 314Electrical Systems Project II
EGR 315Robotic Systems Project II
EGR 499Individualized Instruction
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 216Fundamentals of Eng Systems I
EGR 301Fall Concentration Project
EGR 499Individualized Instruction
EGR 584Internship
DCI 590Reading and Conference
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 302Spring Concentration Project
EGR 339Fabrication of Electrical Syst
Presentations

Invited Keynotes

  1. ​Jordan, S. (2016, December 9). Navajo engineering professionals’ experience of design in the context of their culture. Invited keynote at the Arizona Educational Research Organization Annual Meeting, Tempe, AZ.
  2. Anderson, I., Fernandez, J., & Jordan, S. (2016, September 16). Engineering design across Navajo culture, community, and society. Invited keynote at the Diné BiOlta School Board Association, Inc. Fall Conference: “Thinking Accountability”, Albuquerque, NM.
  3. Jordan, S. (2016, April 21). Inspiring students to invent the future with Rube Goldberg machines. Invited keynote at the IgniteSTEM Conference sponsored by Princeton University and Columbia University, New York, NY. http://ignitestem.org
  4. Jordan, S., Pereira, N., White, K., & Phillips, J. (2015, November 12). The art of invention: Developing engineering talent among Navajo youth with chain-reaction machines. Invited keynote at the Identifying and serving gifted and talented Native American students: Future directions for research, partnerships, and practices pre-convention for the 62nd Annual Convention & Exhibition of the National Association for Gifted Children, Phoenix, AZ.
  5. Jordan, S. (2015, August 4). Engineering communities of sharing: Insights from the Maker movement. Invited keynote at the 2015 Freshman Year Engineering Education Conference, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
  6. Jordan, S. (2015, April 11). Rube Goldberg and Making: Engineering cultures of innovation. Invited keynote at the Innovention 2015 weekend, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. 

 

Invited Talks

  1. Jordan, S. (2017, April 4). Storytelling across cultures: Inventing the future with Navajo culture and engineering design. Invited talk at the Trustees of Arizona State University Meeting, Mesa, AZ.
  2. Brayboy, B., & Jordan, S. (2016, October 20). Meaningful research: Effectively engaging with tribal communities and working on tribal lands Invited talk at conference sponsored by Arizona State University Office of American Indian Initiatives, Tempe, AZ.
  3. Lande, M., Jordan, S., & Weiner, S. (2016, October 2). Making research to educational practice. Invited talk at the 2016 World Maker Faire New York, Corona, NY.
  4. Jordan, S. (2016, September 9). Putting the Maker in ChangeMaker: Lessons from the Maker Movement. Invited talk at Next Generation STEM High School: A Forum Supported by the NSF, Washington, D.C.
  5. Jordan, S. (2016, February 26). Arts and the Creative Campus II: STEAM Curriculum for College. Invited talk at Gateway Community College and the Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction, Phoenix, AZ.
  6. Jordan, S., White, K., & Phillips, J. (2015, November 12). Engineering design across Navajo culture, community, and society. Invited talk at the Identifying and serving gifted and talented Native American students: Future directions for research, partnerships, and practices pre-convention for the 62nd Annual Convention & Exhibition of the National Association for Gifted Children, Phoenix, AZ.
  7. Schlemper, B., Oberhauser, K., Svetlana, D., Popovic, Z., Jordan, S., & Vallieres, K. (2015, November 9). Engaging students in authentic STEM discovery and innovation. Invited talk at Next Generation STEM Learning for All: A Forum Supported by the NSF, Washington, D.C.
  8. Jordan, S. (2015, October 16). Navajo engineering professionals’ experiences of design in the context of their culture. Invited talk at Clemson University, Clemson, SC.
  9. Jones, B., Jordan, S., Jennings, A., Moore, O., Major, J., & Slow, H. (2015, October 1). Reaching new communities with STEM. Invited talk at the 2015 Innovation Arizona Summit, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale, AZ.
  10. Jones-Davis, D., Hurst, A., Jordan, S., Bradford, K., & Valadez, J. (2015, September 27). Building a nation of Makers: Celebrating the creativity, ingenuity, and diversity of the Maker community. Invited talk at the 2015 World Maker Faire New York, Corona, NY.
  11. Jordan, S. (2015, April 14). Engineering storytelling across cultures. Invited talk at the Science, Technology, and Society in Museums Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
  12. Jordan, S. (2015, April 11). The art of invention: Design thinking 101. Invited talk at the Innovention 2015 weekend, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA.
  13. Jordan, S., & Lande, M. (2015, April 10). Engineering and the Maker movement: Communities of sharing. Invited talk at the Microchip Technology Inc. headquarters, Chandler, AZ.
  14. Jordan, S. (2015, March 27). Art of the machine: Rube Goldberg and the STEAM movement. Invited talk as part of the STEM to STE[A]M Lecture Series, Gateway Community College, Phoenix, AZ.
  15. Lande, M., & Jordan, S. (2014, October 23). Pathways of Makers. Invited talk at the Higher Education Maker Summit, Chandler, AZ.
  16. Jordan, S. (2014, October 1). Art of the machine: Rube Goldberg and the Maker movement. Invited talk at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.
  17. Jordan, S. (2014, October 1). Rube Goldberg and Making: Engineering communities of sharing. Invited talk for the Bucknell University Culture and Technology Intersections Lecture Series, Lewisburg, PA.
  18. Lande, M., & Jordan, S. (2014, September 17). Should Makers be the engineers of the future? Invited talk at MakerCon 2014, Corona, NY. Watch at http://makercon.com/session/should-makers-be-the-engineers-of-the-future/
  19. Jordan, S., & Lande, M. (2014, July 24). Pathways of Makers. Invited talk at the National Science Foundation Workshop: Engineering and the Maker movement, Washington, D.C.
  20. Jordan, S. (2014, July 15). Context-Centered Embedded Systems Education. Invited talk at the International Test & Evaluation Association (ITEA) Phoenix Chapter Monthly Meeting, Tempe, AZ.
  21. Jordan, S. (2014, May 21). Inspiring future engineers in the Navajo Nation. Invited talk at the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) chapter meeting, Phoenix, AZ.
  22. Jordan, S. (2013, November 13). My experience as a Maker. Invited moderator at the Arizona State University College of Technology and Innovation Maker Summit, Chandler, AZ.
  23. Jordan, S. (2013, October 18). STEAM Machines™ + Dance. Invited talk at the AIGA Phoenix Design Week PechaKucha, Phoenix, AZ.
  24. Jordan, S. (2013, September 17). The STEAM Machines™ K-12 enrichment program. Invited talk at the International Test & Evaluation Association (ITEA) Phoenix Chapter Monthly Meeting, Tempe, AZ.
  25. Ornstein, C., Beschloss, S., Dolin, P. A., Eschrich, J., Jordan, S., Mendoza, C., & Rorke-Davis, S. (2013, September 4). How do interdisciplinary arts foster creative thinking and discovery? Invited panelist at the Arizona SciTech Kickoff Conference, Scottsdale, AZ. Quoted in the Arizona Republic: http://www.azcentral.com/community/scottsdale/articles/20130903festival-helps-kids-mentally-plug-science.html
  26. Jordan, S., & Lande, M. (2012, July 29 – 30). Invited guest lecture: Design thinking. ENGG1100 Engineering Design, Dr. Carl Reidsema, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Australia.
  27. Carberry, A., Abulencia, J., Cardella, M., Jordan, S., Kellam, N., & Steinhauer, H. (2011, June 29). Student Constituent Committee/New Engineering Educators Roundtable panel. Invited panelist at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, British Columbia.
  28. Jordan, S. (2011, May 11). How to design a winning Rube Goldberg machine. Invited talk at The Gateway School, New York, NY.
  29. Jordan, S. (2008, October 2). Design Squad: A journey into reality (TV). Invited talk for the Purdue University School of Engineering Education Seminar Series, West Lafayette, IN.
  30. Jordan, S. (2006, December 11). …A good imagination and a pile of junk. Invited talk at The Orchard School 7th grade Rube Goldberg project kickoff, Indianapolis, IN.
  31. Jordan, S. (2006, September 22). …A good imagination and a pile of junk. Invited talk at the Purdue University Eta Kappa Nu Beta Chapter Centennial Celebration dinner, West Lafayette, IN.
  32. Jordan, S. (2005, October 7). Lead presenter of Batteries included. Rube Goldberg 101: From mind to masterpiece. Invited talk at the Purdue University President’s Council Back to Class session, West Lafayette, IN.
  33. Jordan, S., & Hollingsworth, K. (2005, September 19). Rube Goldberg 101: From mind to masterpiece. Invited talk at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH.

 

 

Honors / Awards
  1. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2017)
  2. Ira A. Fulton Exemplar Faculty (2014 - 2016)
  3. Named top "20 Under 40" faculty by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) PRISM Magazine (9/2014)
  4. Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities Award from the ASU College of Technology and Innovation (2014)
  5. Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award from the ASU College of Technology and Innovation (2011 - 2012)
  6. Woodside Sustained Community Service Award (2012)
Professional Associations
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)
  • National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)
  • National Indian Education Association (NIEA)
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • Tau Beta Pi
Service

Professional Service

  • Advances in Engineering Education (AEE) Reviewer

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) Reviewer

  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Reviewer

  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Design in Engineering Education (DEED) Division Director

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) 2018 Program Committee Member and Makerspace Working Group Chair

  • IEEE Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference Reviewer

  • IEEE Frontiers in Education (FIE) Technical Program Committee Reviewer

  • International Journal of Engineering Education (IJEE) Reviewer

  • International Journal of Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace (IJESP) Reviewer

  • Journal of Engineering Education Reviewer

  • Journal of Online Engineering Education Reviewer

  • National Science Foundation Grant Proposal Reviewer

  • National Science Foundation Maker Summit Planning Committee Member

 

Arizona State University Service

  • Provost Native American Advisory Council (P-NAAC)

  • The Polytechnic School Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

  • The Polytechnic School Engineering Education Faculty Search Committee

  • School for the Future of Innovation in Society Public Science and Maker Summit Planning Committee

  • Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Executive Committee

  • Polytechnic School Director Faculty Search Committee

  • College of Technology & Innovation Collaboratory Council

  • Engineering Education Enhancement (EEE) Club

  • Department of Engineering Energy Systems Faculty Search Committee

  • Engineering and Engineering Technology Merger – Electrical Program Subcommittee

  • College of Technology and Innovation K-12 Task Force

     

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History
  • Barrett, the Honors College
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Curriculum & Instruction (Engineering Education)
  • Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
  • Engineering Education Systems and Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • School for the Future of Innovation in Society

 

Work History

Associate Professor, The Polytechnic School, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University (ASU), Mesa, Arizona, 5/2017 – present

Assistant Professor, The Polytechnic School, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University (ASU), Mesa, Arizona, 1/2011 – 5/2017

Board

i.d.e.a. Museum Board of Directors, Mesa, AZ, 3/2014 - present

 

Industry Positions

Intern, Digital Systems Department, Shure Incorporated, Niles, Illinois, 5/2006 – 8/2006

Intern, DSP-Embedded Controls Department, Shure Incorporated, Niles, Illinois, 5/2004 – 8/2004

Technical Intern 4, Optical Networking Group, Tellabs, Burlington, Massachusetts, 5/2001 – 8/2001

Technical Intern 3, TITAN 5500 Product Development, Tellabs, Lisle, Illinois, 5/2000 – 8/2000

Summer Technical Intern, Raytheon Systems Company, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 5/1999 – 8/1999 and 5/1998 – 8/1998