Julie Mendez Presents at Engineering Conference
Dr. Julie Mendez, Clinical Assistant Professor in the IUPUC Division of Mechanical Engineering, presented at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Mendez attended the November conference to present her paper, Development of a Hybrid Heat and Mass Transfer Course.
Dr. Mendez has taken a leadership role in the hybridization of mechanical engineering classes on the IUPUC campus, developing new hybrid teaching models for two courses: thermodynamics, and Heat and Mass Transfer. She received grants to develop both of these hybrid courses. The courses take place both in the classroom and online to foster student engagement through a variety of learning environments.
Dr. Mendez says, “Hybrid courses provide increased flexibility and may be more convenient for students who are working and have busy schedules.”
For the ASME/IMECE conference, Indiana University’s Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching and the Mack Center provided Dr. Mendez with a travel grant.
Dr. Mendez has a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, and received her bachelor of science in chemical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. She is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, the IUPUC Faculty Senate, the Student Affairs Committee, and the University College Advisory Board.
Dr. Mendez lives in Central Indiana with her husband and son.
To learn more about the IUPUC Division of Mechanical Engineering, visit: https://www.iupuc.edu/mechanical-engineering