Graduate Students

Graduate Students

Current ExEEd Graduate Students

Cara Mawson, Pursing PhD in Engineering (Engineering Education Focus)
E-mail: mawsonc3 [at] students [dot] rowan [dot] edu
B.S. Physics, Rowan University
 
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I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in 2018 from the Rowan University Physics and Astronomy Department. During my undergraduate degree, I focused on astronomy and planetary science. After receiving my degree, I worked as a middle school Science, Computer Science, and Technology teacher at a low-income district in Phoenix, Arizona. My research interests include investigating how Rowan University can utilize educational technology for the purposes of motivating engineering majors, and how best practices in engineering education can increase student engagement. This research will be done under the U.S. Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship Program Grant Number P200A180055.

 

Jeffrey Stransky, Pursing PhD in Engineering (Engineering Education Focus)
E-mail: stranskyj6 [at] students [dot] rowan [dot] edu
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Rowan University
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffrey-stransky/

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Jeff received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rowan University in May 2019. During his time here, he has seized opportunities to embody an entrepreneurial mindset and apply it to engineering problems. Jeff conducted research as part of his senior design course on the analysis of Process Safety Decision Making data gathered from a digital immersive environment. He will continue his research on engineering student behavior towards a doctoral dissertation through Rowan's ExEEd Engineering Department under the U.S. Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship Program Grant Number P200A180055.

 

Alumni of the ExEEd Graduate Program

Brittany Butler, MS in Engineering 
E-mail: brittany.butler1 [at] us [dot] nestle [dot] com
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Rowan University
https://www.linkedin.com/in/brittany-butler-74344a110/

Current Role: SH&E Specialist at Nestle

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Brittany's thesis was focused on the development and validation of the Engineering Process Safety Research Instrument, or EPSRI, which assists in measuring how senior chemical engineering students make process safety decisions. During her research, she spent a lot of time learning about moral reasoning and informal reasoning. She also spent a lot of time reading about process safety incidents that had occurred in industry, and how some of them were caused by poor decision making. From this, Brittany became interested in process safety, and wondered if her knowledge of decision making could make a difference in industry. She now works for the Nestle factory in Freehold, NJ where they specialize in making spray dry and freeze dry coffee. Using what she learned during her research, Brittany and her department are continuously working to improve the safety culture in the factory.