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Catherine Berdanier

Research Associate

Affiliation(s):

  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

206 Reber Building

cgb9@psu.edu

814-865-0040

Research Areas:

Engineering Education

Interest Areas:

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Chemistry, University of South Dakota, 2010
  • MS, Propulsion, Purdue University, 2013
  • Ph D, Purdue University, 2016

Publications

Parts of Book

  • Catherine Berdanier, T. Zephirin, M. F. Cox and S. M. Black, 2016, Teaching MSE students to teach: A design-based research model for introducing professional skills into the technical curriculum, IGI Global, Business Science Reference, Hershey, PA, pp. 444-470
  • Catherine Berdanier, T. Zephirin, M. F. Cox and S. M. Black, 2015, Teaching MSE students to teach: A model for introducing professional skills into the engineering curriculum, IGI Global, Hershey, PA, pp. 369-396
  • S. T. Pillai, T. Fischer, T. T. Clikeman, Jennifer Esbenshade and Catherine Berdanier, 2015, Single site metal ions on the surface of TiO2 nanorods—A platform for theoretical and experimental investigation, ACS Symposium Series, American Chemical Society, pp. 103-116

Journal Articles

  • Catherine Berdanier and M. F. Cox, 2015, "Research and assessment of learning environments through photoelicitation: Graduate student perceptions of electronics manufacturing in India", Advances in Engineering Education, 4, (4), pp. 1-24

Conference Proceedings

  • Catherine Berdanier, Robin Tate, Anil K Kulkarni and Tom Iwinski, 2017, "Student usage of online engineering course videos in a second-year thermodynamics course", International Conference on Transformations in Engineering Education
  • Catherine Berdanier, Mary McCall and Gracemarie Mike, 2016, "Résumés in the Development of Undergraduate Engineering Identity: A Genre Analysis with Teaching Implications", IEEE Professional Communication Conference
  • Catherine Berdanier, Mary McCall and Gracemarie Mike, 2016, "A Degree is Not Enough: Promoting Engineering Identity Development and Professional Planning through the Teaching of Engineering Résumé Writing", IEEE Professional Communication Conference
  • R. Adams, Catherine Berdanier, P. Branham, N. Choudhary, T. Fletcher, M. Goldstein, C. Joslyn, C. Mathis, E. Siverling, N. M. Trellinger and M. D. Wilson, 2014, "A community of practice approach to becoming an engineering education research profession", 121st ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, IN

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Fellow, NSF, August 2013 - May 2016
  • Hayhoe Fellow Award, IEEE Professional Communications Society, October 2016
  • ASEE Graduate Studies Division Best Paper Award, ASEE Graduate Studies Division, June 2016
  • Engineering Education Outstanding Research Award, Purdue School of Engineering Education, April 2016
  • School of Engineering Education Graduate Student Service Award, Purdue University, April 2015
  • Graduate Aeronatics Scholarship Program Fellow, NASA, 2011 - 2013
  • Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Awardee, NSF, 2011

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Member, Graduate Policies Committee, August 2016
  • Committee Member, Graduate Recruitment Committee, August 2016

Service to External Organizations:

  • Member, Purdue University Women in Engineering Program Graduate Mentoring Program (GMP), 2010 - 2016
  • Member, Leadership Team, Purdue University Women in Engineering Program Graduate Mentoring Program (GMP), 2013 - 2016
  • LeaderGMP Writing Small Group, 2014 - 2016
  • Mentor, Undergraduate Research Mentor, Purdue University, 2014 - 2015
  • Representative, Graduate Student Representative, ENE Faculty Development and Recognition Committee, 2015
  • Reviewer, American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Gas Turbine Institute Turbomachinery Technical Conference & Exposition, 2015
  • Coordinator, Purdue’s Annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day”, 2015
  • Coordinator, Chemistry Lab Coordinator, Science Olympiad (High School students), February 2015
  • Volunteer, "Access Engineering" K-12 Engineering Outreach, 2013 - 2015
  • Speaker, Invited Speaker, Undergraduate Women in Engineering Program Monthly Meeting, April 2014
  • Mentor, Purdue’s Annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day”, 2011 - 2014
  • Judge, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Projects, 2014
  • Reviewer, American Society for Engineering Education Conference, 2013
 


 

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The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519