Dr. Agnes d’Entremont has been awarded the Mara H. Wasburn Early Engineering Educator Grant (Faculty category).
The EEEG is awarded to women planning to pursue a career in engineering education, who have a demonstrated commitment to innovation in teaching, and/or potential for substantial contributions to the field. The award is granted by the Women in Engineering Division (WIED) of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and is named after Dr. Mara H. Wasburn (22 February 1941 – 27 March 2011), whose passion for encouraging young female engineering educators is renowned. According to WIED, recipients of the award “represent an embodiment of Dr. Wasburn’s legacy”: they “ha[ve made] impressive contributions to engineering education” and have “a demonstrated commitment to increasing access, retention and/or advancement of women in engineering, [with] a very strong overall record of achievement.”
Dr. d’Entremont was nominated by Dr. Elizabeth Croft, Associate Dean (Education & Professional Development) of the Faculty of Applied Science.
In the announcement of her achievement, the WIED stated: “Dr. Agnes d’Entremont’s teaching focuses on problem-based and experiential learning, in the field of biomechanics, using everyday objects such as smartphones to record acceleration and high-speed video data. A passionate educator, she specializes in ‘messy’ engineering problems, providing a teaching environment where students can take risks and make mistakes as they engage in solving tough problems and working with people unlike themselves. She is active in exploring improved ways to recruit women into engineering through scholarly activities that have included analysis of recruitment materials and the development of new courses. Dr. d’Entremont is an active supporter and advocate for women in engineering at all levels of the University of British Columbia.”
Congratulations Dr. d’Entremont!