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Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty

Renee Petersen

Renee Petersen

Senior Instructor

Office:

Sloan 118

Phone:

(509) 335-3227

Fax:

(509) 335-7632

Education

  • M.S., Engineering Mechanics, 1978, Iowa State University
  • B.S., Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, 1976, Montana State University

Professional Experience

  • Senior Instructor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, WSU, 2015 – Present
  • Instructor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, WSU, 2006 – 2015
  • Instructor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, WSU, 1995-1998
  • Instructor, Engineering Science Department, University of Idaho, 1979-1980
  • Instructor, Engineering Science and Mechanics Department, Iowa State University, 1978-1979
  • Teaching and Research Assistant, Iowa State University, 1976-1978
  • Summer Engineer, Union Carbide, Charleston, West Virginia, 1976
  • Lab Instructor, Montana State University, 1976
  • Summer Engineer, Foundations and Materials, Inc., Helena, Montana, 1973-1975

Awards

  • Access Center Certificate of Appreciation, 2013
  • Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, WSU, 2009

Teaching

  • Statics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Engineering Administration

Scholarly Activity

  • Petersen, R., & Davis, D.C. (2011, June). The Purposeful Use of Activities to Affect Learning,
    Proceedings of American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, 2011

Materials Developed

  • Top Hat Monocle Questions for Mechanics of Materials

Service

  • Scholarship Committee
  • Advisor – Society of Women Engineers
  • Teacher Mentoring

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Society of Engineering Educators
  • Society of Women Engineers

Professional Development Activities

  • ASEE Annual Conference attendee and presenter – Vancouver, BC, June, 2011
  • POGIL Workshop participant – WSU, February, 2011
  • Ranking Task Workshop attendee – ASEE Regional Conference – UN-Reno, March, 2010
  • Hands-On Mechanics Workshop attendee – Penn State, August, 2009
  • National Effective Teaching Institute (NETI) Short Course attendee – WSU, August 2007
  • ASEE Annual Conference attendee – Honolulu, HI, June, 2007
  • President’s Teaching Academy Faculty Workshop-Tom Angelo – WSU, April, 2007