I’m an educator and researcher.
I’m an associate professor at the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. I do research on the engineering student experience, and work with faculty from other engineering schools to help them develop and use new curricula and pedagogies. I also facilitate workshops around gender and technology. I write a quarterly column, Reinvention, for ASEE Prism magazine.
I’m a materials scientist.
I study biological materials, mostly. Right now my students and I are investigating a type of plastic made by bees.
I do other things.
I collate some of the words and readings I come across at Daily Idioms, Annotated.
I write essays about music, culture and technology at zed equals zee, and collect interesting bits at the zed equals zee tumblr.
I contribute to Hilobrow, a critical-culture website, and occasionally elsewhere as well.