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Meagan Kendall

 
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Assistant Professor, Engineering Education and Leadership

Dr. Meagan R. Kendall is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Education and Leadership. She received her MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering, with a concentration in Biomechanics, from The University of Texas at Austin.

For over a decade, Dr. Kendall’s research has focused on the design and validation of appropriate prosthetic components for developing communities. In this research, she is developing co-design methodologies that actively build empathy with and include the end-user as a participant in designing their own products - designing with, rather than for, the user of a product or service. To further this research, Dr. Kendall has recently embarked on a project to determine where Positive Deviance Inquiry and Human Centered Design can join to further improve the design of Assistive Technology, such as prosthetic devices.

Dr. Kendall’s research also branches into the area of engineering education. As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Education and Leadership, she has developed innovative curriculum to help kick off the first BS in Engineering Leadership in the nation. Her teaching and research focuses on enhancing student motivation, developing integrated course sequences, and methods for involving students in curriculum development and teaching.

KEYWORDS

  1. Biomechanics
  2. Collaborative Design
  3. Design Methodology
  4. Engineering Education
  5. Leadership Development
  6. Student Motivation

UTEP STRATEGIC AREAS

  1. Education for the 21st Century Demographic
  2. Health & Biomedical Sciences and Engineering
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