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Micah Lande

Assistant Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2180
Asst Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2180
Biography

Micah Lande, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor and Tooker Professor at the Polytechnic School in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University.

He teaches human-centered engineering design and innovation courses in the engineering and manufacturing engineering programs. Dr. Lande researches how technical and non-technical people learn and apply design thining and making processes to their work. He is interested in the intersection of designerly epistemic identities and vocational pathways.

Dr. Lande received his B.S in Engineering (Product Design), M.A. in Education (Learning, Design and Technology) and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Design Education) from Stanford University. Dr. Lande is the PI on the NSF-funded project Should Makers Be the Engineers of the Future? He is a co-PI on the NSF-funded projects: Might Young Makers Be the Engineers of the Future?, I-Corps for Learning: Leveraging Maker Pathways to Scale Steam + Making Outreach Programs, Instigating a Revolution of Additive Innovation: An Educational Ecosystem of Making and Risk Taking, and Increasing Learning and Efficacy about Emerging Technologies through Transmedia Engagement by the Public in Science-in-Society Activities. He also is a participant in the NSF Innovation Corps for Learning 2015 cohort (Leveraging Maker Pathways to Scale Steam + Making Outreach Programs) and served as senior personnel / instructional team on the 2014 pilot for NSF’s Innovation Corps for Learning (I-Corps-L).

Dr. Lande founded the first Maker Corps site in Arizona, a program of the Maker Education Initiative. He regularly leads corporate training and engineering outreach programs at ASU for design thinking, and making + tinkering.

Dr. Lande is a past recipient of the Apprentice Faculty Grant from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Education Research and Methods (ERM) division. Dr. Lande was previously at the Center for Design Research and d.school at Stanford University. He has also been involved with the Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (CAEE), as part of the Academic Pathways Study research team, the Academic Pathways of People Learning Engineering survey research team and an Institute Scholar with the Institute for the Scholarship of Engineering Education (ISEE). Dr. Lande is also a past Editor-in-Chief of Ambidextrous Journal of Design.

Education

2012       PhD Mechanical Engineering (Design Education), Stanford University

2005       MA Education (Learning, Design and Technology), Stanford University           

1998       BS Engineering (Product Design), Stanford University

Research Interests

My research focuses on

  1. educational pathways of people in the Maker community and developing as a Maker,
  2. practical ingenuity through prototyping as a work practice in Making and engineering design, and
  3. development of public engagement/literacy in Making and engineering.

I study “Making in the wild,” connect it to the classroom, and bring it to the masses.

Research Group

The Making Engineering research group meets weekly.

Research Activity
  1. Roscoe,Rod*, Craig,Scotty, Gray,Rob & Lande,Micah. IUSE EHR: Improving Student Performance and Engagement via the Human side of Engineering: Human Systems Engineering Education. NSF-EHR-DUE (7/1/2017 - 6/30/2020).
  2. Lande,Micah*. EAGER:MAKER:Student Learning Trajectories from Making Activities. NSF-EHR-DUE (7/1/2017 - 6/30/2019).
  3. Lande,Micah* & Cavalier,Darlene. EAGER: Exploring a Taxonomy for Citizen Science Tools Database. NSF-ENG-CBET (8/15/2016 - 7/31/2018).
  4. Finn,Edward, Guston,David, Gano,Steve, Wylie,Ruth, Ostman,Rae, & Lande,Micah. Increasing Learning and Efficacy about Emerging Technologies through Transmedia Engagement by the Public in Science-in-Society Activities. NSF-EHR-DRL (8/1/2015 - 7/31/2019).
  5. Cavalier,Darlene* & Lande,Micah. I-Corps I: Leveraging Citizen Science Pathways to Connect Millions of People w/Tools They Need to Do Citizen Science. NSF-IIP (6/2016-12/2016).
  6. Mckenna,Ann Frances*, Bekki,Jennifer Mcneill, Brunhaver,Samantha Ruth, Carberry,Adam Robert, Jordan,Shawn Senneff, Kellam,Nadia Nicole, Lande,Micah. IUSEPFE: RED: Additive Innovation: An Educational Ecosystem of Making and Risk Taking. NSF-ENG-EEC(7/1/2015 - 6/30/2020).
  7. Jordan,Shawn Senneff*, Lande,Micah. I-Corps I: Leveraging Maker Pathways Research Projects to Scale Steam Making Outread Programs. NSF-IIP(2/1/2015 - 7/31/2016).
  8. Mayyas,Abdel*, Csavina,Kristine, Gaffar,Ashraf, Hristovski,Kiril, Humble,Jane E, Lande,Micah, Madakannan,Arunachalanadar, Ralston,Laurel, Redkar,Sangram S, Robertson,John, Whitehouse,Richard O. Advance Vehicle Technology Competition AVTC EcoCAR3. ARGONNE NATL LABORATORY(4/9/2014 - 6/24/2018).
  9. Mckenna,Ann Frances*, Jordan,Shawn Senneff, Lande,Micah. TUES CRP Workshop: I-Corps for Learning (I-Corps L): A Pilot Initiative to Scale Educational Innovations. U of Minn(10/1/2013 - 9/30/2015).
  10. Jordan,Shawn Senneff*, Lande,Micah. MIGHT YOUNG MAKERS BE THE ENGINEERS OF THE FUTURE. NSF-ENG-EEC(9/1/2013 - 8/31/2016).
  11. Lande,Micah*, Jordan,Shawn Senneff. Should Makers be the Engineers of the Future. NSF-ENG-EEC(8/1/2012 - 7/31/2015).
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 101Found of Eng Design Proj I
EGR 202Use-Inspired Design Project II
MFG 485Engineering Internship
EGR 492Honors Directed Study
EGR 493Honors Thesis
GIT 494Special Topics
EGR 494Special Topics
HSE 542Foundations Human Sys Engr
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 593Applied Project
GIT 598Special Topics
EGR 598Special Topics
EGR 599Thesis
DCI 784Internship
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 599Thesis
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MFG 385Design for Manufacturing
EGR 484Internship
EGR 493Honors Thesis
EGR 535Engineer Innovation/Entrepren
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 101Found of Eng Design Proj I
ASU 101-TPSThe ASU Experience
EGR 202Use-Inspired Design Project II
MFG 485Engineering Internship
EGR 492Honors Directed Study
EGR 493Honors Thesis
EGR 499Individualized Instruction
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
DCI 784Internship
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 485Engineering Internship
EGR 599Thesis
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 385Design for Manufacturing
EGR 492Honors Directed Study
EGR 535Engineer Innovation/Entrepren
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 592Research
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 101Found of Eng Design Proj I
EGR 202Use-Inspired Design Project II
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
DCI 784Internship
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 599Thesis
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 385Design for Manufacturing
EGR 535Engineer Innovation/Entrepren
EGR 584Internship
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 592Research
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 101Found of Eng Design Proj I
EGR 202Use-Inspired Design Project II
MET 396Professional Orientation
DCI 784Internship
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 385Design for Manufacturing
EGR 535Engineer Innovation/Entrepren
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 101Intro to Engineering Design I
EGR 584Internship
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
DCI 784Internship
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 102Intro to Engineering Design II
EGR 294Special Topics
DCI 784Internship