About Katherine C. Chen
|Present||Chair, Materials Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo|
|Present||Professor, Materials Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo|
Honors and Awards
- 2004-2006L Lockheed Martin Endowed Professorship - Cal Poly College of Engineering
- 2003: Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award - Cal Poly College of Engineering
- 2003: Most Supportive Professor Award - Cal Poly Society of Women Engineers
- 2001: Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award - Cal Poly Engineering Student Council
- 1999: Los Alamos National Laboratory Teamwork Award
Conference Proceedings (26)
Work in Progress - A Design Guide to Retain Female (and ...
Proceedings of the 38th American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)/Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Frontiers in Education Conference (2008)
Despite a rich body of research on factors contributing to attrition of women during the college, women continue to be ...
Work in Progress: How Do We Teach and Measure Systems ...
Proceedings from the 38th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference: Saratoga Springs, NY (2008)
Since the 1990's blue-ribbon commissions on engineering education have called for educators to graduate engineers who are capable of systems ...
Converting Traditional Materials Labs to Project-based Learning Experiences: Aiding Students ...
Forum on Materials Science and Engineering Education for 2020 (Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings: Boston, MA, 2007) (2007)
Against a backdrop of compelling societal needs, graduates in science and engineering now must master their disciplines and demonstrate a ...
Exciting Students About Materials Science and Engineering: A Project-Based, Service-Learning ...
Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference (2007)
A new course was developed for Materials Engineering students to design, create, and install interactive, educational displays on Materials Science ...
Work in Progress: Crossing the Engineering Border into Art and ...
Proceedings of teh 36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (2006)
A new course in materials engineering has been developed to incorporate industrial design and sustainability principles. Many current engineering tasks ...
Effects of Hydrogen on the Phases and Transition Temperatures of ...
Proceedings of the International Conference on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies (2006)
Austenitic (B2) NiTi samples were cathodically charged with various amounts of hydrogen. Trends are tracked based on temperature, time and ...
Nanotechnology, Biology, Ethics and Society: Overcoming the Multidisciplinary Teaching Challenges
Proceedings of the 2006 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting: Symposium KK (2006)
One of the inherent challenges of teaching any emerging technology like nanotechnology, is the fact that its core competencies flux ...
Interactive Demonstrations and Laboratories Using Shape Memory Alloys
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference: Salt Lake City, UT (2004)
Shape memory alloys (SMAs) constitute a unique class of materials that undergo a reversible phase transformation allowing the material to ...
Travelogue from the Materials World: A First Week Laboratory Activity
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exhibition: Salt Lake City, UT (2004)
A fun, yet educational, laboratory activity was developed for the first week of an introductory Materials Engineering laboratory in order ...
Structural and Diffusional Effects of Hydrogen in TiNi
Proceedings of the Conference on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies (SMST-2003): Monterey, CA (2003)
Hydrogen can be inadvertently added to Nitinol medical devices through electropolishing, caustic cleaning, or exposure to other acidic or basic ...
Phase Changes in Ni-Ti Under Laser Shock Loading
International Workshop on New Models and Hydrocodes for Shock Wave Processes in Condensed Matter (2002)
Near-equiatomic Ni-Ti, known for its shape memory behavior, can decompose to martensitic phases and/or second phase compounds. This phase competition ...