Purdue University. College of Engineering. Graduate School. Summer
Research Grant. June-August 2015.
Bisland dissertation fellowship. 2014. Program Nominee.
Outstanding paper award honorable mention. American Society for
Engineering Education. Illinois / Indiana Sectional conference. Valparaiso,
IN. March 17, 2012.
Colciencias (Colombian Administrative Department for Science, Technology
and Innovation). National doctoral studies Grant. 2012 (No.568).
Colfuturo (Colombian foundation). doctoral studies Grant. 2011.
Honors Degree. Magister en Ingeniería de Sistemas y Computación.
Universidad de los Andes. Bogotá. 2004.
University – Enterprise Program (Programa Universidad Empresa) – Grant
recipient. 08/2001 – 12/2003
Unisys Colombia: Recognition for accomplishing the Branch Solution
Project’s objectives with excellent quality and on time. Bogotá. 1997.
My academic background: I received my Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Purdue University, my master's in Systems and Computing Engineering from Universidad de los Andes, and my bachelor's in Systems and Computing Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
I am a researcher, a teacher, and a colleague. As researcher, I am committed to understand and promote the development of the ability to address complex socio-technical systems in k-16 education. This skill has components of systems thinking and design thinking. I am also committed to disseminate what I learn in all the possible ways I can. I am also interested in understanding how to facilitate the learning of other thinking skills such as design thinking, mathematical thinking, and computational thinking.
As a teacher, I am committed to providing students the learning environment they need to unlock their full potential.
As a colleague, I am committed to professional development, and that is why I seek opportunities to be involved in offering professional development workshops to support other faculty who, as I did in the past, seek for such activities that can help them improve their teaching.
I have taught professional development workshops, graduate and undergraduate students since 2004. I also have academic administrative experience since I coordinated the professional internships, the Service Learning program, and the mandatory graduation projects in the Systems and Computing Engineering department at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. I have advised and mentored graduate and undergraduate students.
My Professional Appointments
My experience writing Grants
University of Florida. 2017 - Current
Purdue University. 2016 - 2017.
· Postdoctoral researcher in the school of Engineering Education. Feedback on Design, and Mathematics as Gatekeeper to Engineering.
Purdue University 2012 - 2015
· School of Engineering Education. Instructor of record in the First Year Engineering Program. Future Faculty Fellow. Fall 2013 – Spring 2015
· Engineering Projects in Community Service - EPICS program. Advisor (Instructor) of the team Global Alternative Solutions (GAPS). fall 2012 - Spring 2013
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana – Bogotá, Colombia. South America. 2005 – 2011.
College of Engineering. Systems and Computing Engineering Department.
· Assistant Professor (2009-2011). Instructor Professor (2005-2008)
Universidad Católica de Colombia – Bogotá, Colombia. South America.
· School of Systems and Computing Engineering. Instructor (Spring 2005). Lecturer (Fall 2004)
Universidad de la Salle – Bogotá, Colombia. South America.
· School of Accounting. Lecturer (Fall 2004)
Industry experience as Information Systems Engineer (1998 - 2003)
· Companies: Mazda - Colombia, Informática Siglo 21, Unisys Colombia.