curriculum vitae (CV)
Jessica Chin is an Artist / Designer / Researcher focusing on blending creativity with mechanical design.
Jessica has served as the lead research assistant for a National Science Foundation ITEST (Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers) grant to design, develop, and implement CAPSULE (CAPstone, Unique, Learning, Experience). CAPSULE was a 3-year NSF funded study to teach Engineering-Based Learning (EBL) to K-12 teachers. For the past 4 years, Jessica has been an integral component for the success of CAPSULE by assisting K-12 teachers in the development and implementation of EBL in their classrooms. She has had a number of publications regarding the development and implementation of EBL in K-12 classrooms published in various education and engineering journals and conferences. She regularly speaks to K-12 students about how and why engineering impacts their lives and the various paths to becoming an engineer. She talks to students about how her interest in engineering stemmed from her love of photography and how one can love and continue both art and science as an adult. Additionally, she also assists K-12 classrooms with introduction to Solidworks™ and 3D modeling. In addition to EBL, Jessica dissertation work is on the development of a predictive model for chronic wound tracking. She has been collaborating with leading research and development laboratories including the Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction (MAP) Laboratory and the Center for STEM Education, both at Northeastern University in Boston, MA.
Jessica will receive her PhD in Industrial Engineering from Northeastern University in August 2013. She received her MS degree in Technological Entrepreneurship also from Northeastern University, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Her PhD. Dissertation is entitled:
Investigating A Systems Approach To The Predictive Modeling And Analysis of Time-Varying Wound Progression And Healing
Jessica is currently a researcher with Ibrahim (Abe) Zeid at the Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction Laboratory.
selected publications | 2012
Chin, J., A. Zeid, and S. Kamarthi, Investigating A Framework For Modeling And Analysis For Wound Progression in ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition 2012: Houston, Tx.
Chin, J., et al., Bridging High School STEM Abstract Concepts and Application: Teachers’ Implementation, in ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference 2012: Chicago, IL.
Chin, J., et al. Bridging High School STEM Abstract Concepts and Application: Teachers' Implementation. in ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 2012. Chicago, IL: American Society for Mechanical Engineering.
Chin, J. and P. Ibrahim Zeid. Bridging that Gap between STEM Theory and STEM Application Using Engineering-based Learning with an Emphasis on 3D CAD Modeling/Solidworks™. in American Society for Engineering Education 2012. 2012. San Antonio, TX.
Buenafe, K., et al. Engineering-Based Learning as a Pedagogical Approach for Teaching STEM Classes. in ASEE Annual Conference. 2012. San Antonio, Tx: ASEE.
selected publications | 2011
Zeid, A., et al., Implementing the Capstone Experience Concept for Teacher Professional Development, in American Society for Engineering Education 2011, American Society for Engineering Engineering: Vancouver, British Columbia.
Zeid, A., et al., CAPSULE: An Innovative Capstone-Based Pedagogical Approach to Engage High School Students in STEM Learning, in American Society of Mechanical Engineering, International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2011, American Society of Mechanical Engineering,: Denver, Colorado.
Chin, J., et al., Reenergizing and Reengaging Students Interest through CAPSULE, in IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference2011: Ewing, New Jersey.
Chin, J., et al., A Unique Methodology For Implementing High School Capstone Experiences Through Teacher Professional Development. American Journal of Engineering Education (AJEE), 2011. 2(2): p. 17-30.
Chin, J., et al., Implementing Capstone Experience Through CAPSULE In High Schools: A Unique And Innovative Method To Teaching Teachers The Engineering Design Process, in The 2011 Barcelona European Academic Conference & Mediterranean Conference Cruise 2011.