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Beverly Kris Jaeger-Helton

Teaching Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Director,  Senior Capstone Design, Industrial Engineering

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Office

  • 363 Snell Engineering
  • 617.373.5995

Research Focus

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology, Motor Control, Healthcare Systems, Human Factors Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Logistics and Operations Research, Business, Data Management and Statistics, Engineering Training and Education, Safety Management, Information Processing, Cognition/Cognitive Psychology, Human Performance Engineering

Education

  • PhD (2001), Human-Machine Systems Engineering, MIE, Northeastern University
  • MS (1991) Biomechanics, Human Development Professions, Northeastern University

Honors & Awards

  • Teaching Awards: Northeastern University Industrial Engineering Professor of the Year, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
  • Martin Essigmann Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Engineering, Northeastern University, 2012
  • Student Group Award Recognition, “The Students Speak”, College of Engineering (COE) Northeastern University, 2012
  • Best Paper Award, Design in Engineering at ASEE:  2017
  • Best Paper New Engineering Educators Division at ASEE, 2nd or 3rd place: 2013, 2009, 2008
  • American Society for Engineering Education, 2 Campus Representative Awards, 2012
  • Best Paper Award First-year Programs Division and Council at ASEE: 2012 for 2011
  • Outstanding Paper Award at ASEE, 1st Overall in Annual Conference, 2011 for 2010
  • Best Paper Award First-year Programs Division at ASEE: 2008
  • Best Paper Award Environmental Engineering Division at ASEE: 2006 for 2005

Teaching Interests

  • Human-Machine Systems
  • Simulation Modeling & Analysis
  • Statistics & Experimental Design
  • Engineering Innovation & Design
  • Facilities Planning & Material Handling
  • Computational Engineering Applications

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Engineering Education, Member,
    Campus Representative and Division Chair
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Member
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Member
  • Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, Member
  • National Defense Industrial Association, Member
  • Society of Automotive Engineers, Member
  • Technical Advisory Services of America, Member

Research Overview

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology, Motor Control, Healthcare Systems, Human Factors Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Logistics and Operations Research, Business, Data Management and Statistics, Engineering Training and Education, Safety Management, Information Processing, Cognition/Cognitive Psychology, Human Performance Engineering

Selected Publications

Engineering Education

  • Jaeger-Helton BK, Smyser BM, & McManus, HL (2019). Capstone Prepares Engineers for the Real World, Right? ABET Outcomes and Student Perceptions.
    Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education, Tampa, FL.
  • Jaeger-Helton BK & Smyser BM (2018). The Write Background Makes a Difference: What Research and Writing Skills can Predict about Capstone Project Success.
    Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education, Salt Lake City, UT. [Best Paper Finalist in Design Division]
  • Jaeger-Helton BK & Smyser BM (2017). Switching Midstream, Floundering Early, and Tolerance for Ambiguity: How Capstone Students Cope with Changing and Delayed Projects. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education, Columbus, OH.  [Awarded Best Paper in Design Division]
  • Smyser BM & Jaeger BK (2015) How Did We End up Together: Evaluating Success Levels of Student-formed vs. Instructor-formed Capstone Teams, American Society for Engineering Education, Seattle, WA.
  • Love, JO, Freeman, SF, Jaeger-Helton, BK, & Whalen, R (2015) No lab? No shop? No problem: Intentional design of a First-year Engineering Learning Center with enlightening outcomes. American Society for Engineering Education Conference Proceedings, Seattle, WA,
  • Variawa C, Freeman S, Goldthwaite D, Jaeger BK, Pfluger C, Schulte-Grahame K, & Whalen R (2015) First-year Student Assumptions on Diversity in Engineering Education. American Society for Engineering Education, Seattle, WA.
  • Jaeger BK & Smyser BM (2014) Student‐Generated Metrics as a Predictor of Success in Capstone Design. American Society for Engineering Education, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Freeman, S, Jaeger, BK, & Whalen, R (2014) Making a First‐year Impression: Engineering Projects that Affect and Connect. American Society for Engineering Education, Indianapolis, IN.

Mechanobiology

  • Zhi N, Gouldstone A, Jaeger BK, Sipahi R, Frank S, (2016). Toward Monitoring Parkinson’s through Analysis of Static Handwriting Samples: A Quantitative Analytical Framework.  IEEE Journal of Biomedical & Health Informatics.
  • Ou, C, Gouldstone, A, Jaeger, BK, & Sipahi, R (2015) Control Design for A Hand Tremor Suppression Pen, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Columbus, OH, October.
  • Belton, SE, Sipahi, R, Gouldstone, A, & Jaeger, BK (2015) Assistive Writing Device for Tremor Patients, NIH-IEEE 2015 Strategic Conference on Healthcare Innovations and Point-of-Care Technologies, Bethesda, MD, November.
  • Zhi, N, Gouldstone, A, Jaeger, BK, Sipahi, R, & Frank, S (2015) Micrographia Analysis using Number of Peaks in Horizontal Projection Profile in Writing Samples, IEEE Journal of Biomedical & Health Informatics, October.
  • Zhi, N, Jaeger, BK, Gouldstone, A, Frank, S, & Sipahi, R (2015) Objective Quantitative Assessment of Movement Disorders through Analysis of Static Handwritten Characters, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Columbus, OH, October.
  • Zhi, N, Jaeger, BK, Gouldstone, A, Frank, S, & Sipahi, R (2015) A Novel Quantitative Assessment Method to Detect Effects of Essential Tremor on Static Handwriting, Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY, April.
  • Zhi, N, Jaeger, BK, Gouldstone, A, Frank, S, & Sipahi, R (2014) Quantitative Assessment of Amplified Air Writing in Mitigating Micrographia Associated with Parkinson’s Disease, IEEE Healthcare Innovation Point-of-Care Technologies Conference, Seattle, WA, October.
  • Zhi, N., Jaeger, BK, Gouldstone, A, Frank, S, & Sipahi, R (2014) Quantitative Metrics to Monitor Effects of Micrographia in Handwriting: A Study with Historical Signature Samples, Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease, September 24-25, Van Andel Institute, Michigan.

Faculty

Jul 11, 2019

Jaeger-Helton invited back to West Point Military Academy for ExCEEd

MIE Teaching Professor Kris Jaeger-Helton has been selected again to help conduct ExCEEd, the week-long Excellence in Teaching program at West Point Military Academy.

Faculty

Jul 25, 2018

Foxboro's Helton stays on the ball on tennis court sideline, Northeastern campus

MIE Teaching Professor Beverly Kris Jaeger-Helton was featured in The Sun Chronicle article "Foxboro's Helton stays on the ball on tennis court sideline, Northeastern campus".

Faculty

Jul 11, 2018

Best Paper Finalists at ASEE Annual Conference

MIE Teaching Professor Beverly Jaeger-Helton and Associate Teaching Professor Bridget Smyser were selected as Best Paper Finalists for their paper “The Write Background Makes a Difference: What Research and Writing Skills can Predict About Project Success” in the Design in Engineering Education Division at the 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition.

Faculty

Jul 13, 2017

Jaeger-Helton & Smyser Win ASEE DEED Best Paper Award

MIE Teaching Professor Kris Jaeger-Helton and Associate Teaching Professor Bridget Smyser won the ASEE Design in Engineering Education Division (DEED) Best Paper Award for their paper entitled "Switching Midstream, Floundering Early, and Tolerance for Ambiguity: How Capstone Students Cope with Changing and Delayed Projects".

Faculty

Jun 28, 2017

How do you train to be a tennis umpire?

MIE Teaching Professor Beverly Kris Jaeger-Helton was featured by BBC News in their article "How do you train to be a tennis umpire?"

Graduate

Apr 01, 2016

The Galante Engineering Business Program Holds 7th Successful Event of the Year

The Galante Engineering Business Program hosted “Bringing Your ‘A’ Game to a Business” Dinner for over 60 students.

Undergraduate

Oct 20, 2015

Parent/Family Night 2015

Parent/Family night was a success on Friday October 16, 2015 where students, families, faculty, and staff all came together in the Snell Engineering building. Some highlights include touring engineering classrooms, visiting student services, enjoying festive fall refreshments, taking photos at the photobooth, and meeting some First Year Engineering faculty members.                    […]

Undergraduate

Mar 19, 2015

Jaeger named Acting Director of Galante Engineering Business Program

Dr. Beverly ‘Kris’ Jaeger, a Senior Academic Specialist in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE), has been named the Acting Director of the Galante Engineering Business Program. This program, established through the generosity of COE Alumnus, Edward G. Galante E’73, has been redesigned and is being relaunched. It will provide an opportunity for our undergraduate engineers to […]

Sep 25, 2014

Engineering Excellence

MIE Senior Academic Specialists Beverly Kris Jaeger & Rich Whalen were invited to OSU to present on how the Gateway Faculty have transformed our First-year Engineering Program. 

 

Undergraduate

Apr 23, 2014

Afternoon at the ‘museum’

It’s April 9, and a sev­enth grader from the James P. Tim­ilty Middle School in Boston’s Rox­bury neigh­bor­hood is standing on a rotating plat­form on the third floor of Northeastern’s Snell Engi­neering building holding onto a spin­ning bicycle wheel. “When you take physics later,” says Yoshua Rozen, E’18, “you’ll learn all about the con­ser­va­tion of […]

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