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Bridget Smyser

Associate Teaching Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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  • 617.373.5142

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Education

  • PhD (1998) Materials Science and Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • BS (1993) Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Honors & Awards

  • Nominated for Northeastern University 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award
  • ASEE Division of Experimental and Lab Oriented Studies, Best Paper Session, ASEE 2013
  • Martin Essigman Outstanding Teaching Award, Northeastern University College of Engineering, 2008
  • American Ceramic Society Best Presentation Award 1998
  • NACE, H.H. Uhlig Award

Teaching Interests

  • Lab and design courses
  • Writing intensive courses
  • Materials science and materials processing

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Engineering Education

Selected Publications

  • G. J. Kowalski and B. M. Smyser, “Examining Skill Retention From a Redesigned Laboratory Course to Capstone Design Sequence”, presented at American Society for Engineering Education, 2013 Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia, June 23-26, 2013
  • G.J. Kowalski, B.M. Smyser, and M. E. Taslim, “Small Business Sponsored Projects: Factors for Success”, presented at the National Capstone Design Conference, Champaign, Illinois, May 30-June 1, 2012
  • K. McCue and B.M. Smyser, “From Demonstration to Open-Ended Labs: Revitalizing a Measurements and Analysis Course”, presented at American Society for Engineering Education, 2012 Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, Texas, June 10-13, 2012
  • G. J. Kowalski and B. M. Smyser, “Assessing the Effect of Co-Op Sequence on Capstone Design Performance”, presented at American Society for Engineering Education, 2011 Annual Conference and Exposition, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 26-29, 2011
  • G. J. Kowalski and B.M. Smyser, “Engineers as Writing Instructors for Capstone Design”, presented at the National Capstone Design Conference, Boulder, Colorado, June 7-9, 2010
  • D. DiBiasio and B. M. Smyser, “Converting Existing Lecture Courses to Distance Learning”, presented at American Society for Engineering Education, 2010 Annual Conference and Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky, June 20-23, 2010

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".

Jun 26, 2013

Hands-on Skill Retention

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Associate Professor Gregory Kowalski & Assistant Academic Specialist Bridget Smyser received the DELOS Best Paper Award for “Examining skill retention from a redesigned laboratory course to capstone design sequence”. The Division of Experimental and Laboratory-Oriented Studies is concerned with the laboratory component of engineering curricula. Thus, it consists of people who […]

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