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Krista Kecskemety

  • Asst Professor of Practice, Dept of Engineering Education
  • 303 Hitchcock Hall
    2070 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-292-2427

About

Ph.D., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, The Ohio State University
M.S., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, The Ohio State University
B.S., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, The Ohio State University

Honors

  • 2nd Place Best Paper Award, ASEE First Year Programs Division, 2014: “Student Perceptions of Inverted Classroom Benefits in a First-Year Engineering Course”

Research Area(s)

Lifelong Learning, Student and Faculty Perceptions of the Inverted Classroom, First Year Engineering Students, Active Learning in Large Engineering Classrooms.

Honors

  • June, 2019-
    April, 2019

    2ns Place Best Teaching Paper, ASEE ENT Division.

  • January, 2019

    Department Nominee for David C. McCarthy Engineering Teaching Award.

  • January, 2019

    Department Nominee for KEEN Rising Star Award.

  • June, 2018

    Best Paper Finalist.

  • January, 2014

    2nd Place Best Paper Award for "Student Perceptions of Inverted Classroom Benefits in a First-Year Engineering Course".

Journal Articles

2019

2018

  • Kajfez, R.L.; Kecskemety, K.M.; Miller, E.S.; Gustafson, K.E. et al., 2018, "First-year engineering students' perceptions of engineering disciplines: A qualitative investigation." International Journal of Engineering Education 34, no. 1, 88-96 - 88-96.

2016

  • Kecskemety, K.M.; McNamara, J.J., 2016, "Influence of wake dynamics on the performance and aeroelasticity of wind turbines." Renewable Energy 88, 333-345 - 333-345.
  • Kajfez, R.L.; Kecskemety, K.M.; Kross, M.J., 2016, "Electronic notebooks to document the engineering design process: From platform to impact." Computers in Education Journal 16, no. 1, 37-46 - 37-46.

2015

  • Vernier, M.A.; Wensing, P.M.; Morin, C.E.; Phillips, A.H. et al., 2015, "Design of a full-featured robot controller for use in a first-year robotics design project." Computers in Education Journal 6, no. 1, 55-72 - 55-72.
  • Ita, M.E.; Kecskemety, K.M.; Ashley, K.E.; Morin, B.C., 2015, "Comparing student performance on computer-based vs. paper-based tests in a first-year engineering course." Computers in Education Journal 6, no. 1, 2-13 - 2-13.

2011

  • Kecskemety, K.M.; McNamara, J.J., 2011, "Influence of wake effects and inflow turbulence on wind turbine loads." AIAA Journal 49, no. 11, 2564-2576 - 2564-2576.

Presentations

  • "Implementing Open-ended Design Projects in First-year Engineering." 2017, Presented at American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition,
  • "Modeling of Wind Turbine Aerodynamics." 2012, Presented at Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Graduate Student Research Day Seminar,
  • "The Influence of Wake Effects on Wind Turbine Aerodynamic Loading When Subjected to Inflow Turbulence." 2010, Presented at Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Graduate Student Research Day Seminar,
  • "Studies on Wind Turbine Modeling and Simulation for Improved Performance and Offshore Applications." 2009, Presented at Ohio Space Grant Consortium 2009 Student Research Project Symposium,
  • "Multi-Disciplinary Modeling and Optimization of Wind Turbines." 2010, Presented at Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Graduate Student Research Day Poster Session,
  • "Investigation into the Impact of Wake Effects on the Aeroelastic Response of Wind Turbines." 2012, Presented at NASA Future Forum, The Ohio State University,
  • "Vortex Wake Modeling in Helicopters and Wind Turbines." 2013, Presented at Helicopter Aerodynamics Course - AAE 5610,
  • "Assessing the Influence of Wake Dynamics on the Performance and Aeroelastic Behavior of Wind Turbines." 2012, Presented at Introduction to Structural Dynamics and Aeroelasticity of Aerospace Vehicles Course - AAE 5645,

Papers in Proceedings

2019

  • Rumreich, L.E.; Kecskemety, K.M. "Examining Software Design Projects in a First-Year Engineering Course Through Different Complexity Measures." (10 2019).
  • Phillips, A.; Kecskemety, K.M.; Kajfez, R.L. "Identifying Student Team Leaders and Social Loafers in a First-Year Engineering Cornerstone Robotics Design Project." (10 2019).
  • Rumreich, L.E.; Kecskemety, K.M. "First-Year Engineering Student Perceptions and Use of iPad Technologies: A Quantitative Investigation of Mobile Learning." (10 2019).
  • Kecskemety, K.M.; Parris, K.A.A.; Sattele, N.R. "Exploring the impact of a Matlab programming interactive e-textbook in a first-year engineering course." (6 2019).
  • Sattele, N.R.; Kecskemety, K.M.; Parris, K.A.A. "Analysis of the entrepreneurial mindset elements in established first-year engineering labs: Analysis process and lessons learned and changes for the future." (6 2019).
  • Tanner, K.; Kecskemety, K.M.; Kajfez, R.L. "Examination of student choice to remain in engineering." (6 2019).
  • Desing, R.; Kecskemety, K.M.; Kajfez, R.L.; Grzybowski, D.M. et al. "A multi-institution investigation into faculty approaches for incorporating the entrepreneurial mindset in first-year engineering classrooms." (6 2019).
  • Christy, A.D.; Johnson, T.A.; Froyd, J.E.; Grzybowski, D.M. et al. "Outcomes-based design of a new graduate program." (6 2019).
  • Allenstein, J.T.; Kecskemety, K.M.; Rhoads, R. "Self-assessment and accountability: Where are students applying their time in an industry-sponsored capstone project with aerospace content?." (1 2019).

2018

  • Shaler, K.; Kecskemety, K.M.; Gogulapati, A.; McNamara, J.J. "Wind farm optimization using a free vortex wake model." (1 2018).
  • Kecskemety, K.M. "GIFTS: Using Discussion Boards in First-Year Engineering Class and Student Perceptions." in First Year Engineering Experience Conference. (7 2018).
  • Kadri Akinola Akanni Parris, ; Krista M Kecskemety, "First Year Engineering collaborations with traditional engineering departments, to introduce students to foundational concepts, through hands-on laboratory exercises.." (7 2018).
  • Phillips, A.; Kecskemety, K.M.; Delaine, D.A. "First-year engineering teaching assistant training: Examining different training models and teaching assistant empowerment." (6 2018).
  • Kecskemety, K.M.; Dix, Z.; Kott, B. "Examining Software Design Projects in a First-Year Engineering Course: The Impact of the Project Type on Programming Complexity and Programming Fundamentals Required." in Frontiers in Education Conference. (10 2018).

2017

  • Kecskemety, K.M.; Corrigan, L.; Clingan, P. "Work-in-Progress – When Students Keep Timesheets during a First-Year Engineering Project: Assignment Evolution and Student Perceptions." in First Year Engineering Experience Conference. (8 2017).
  • Kecskemety, K.M.; Corrigan, L.N. "End of Semester Software Problem Solving and Design Projects in a First-Year Engineering Course." in IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE). (10 2017).
  • Shaler, K.; Kecskemety, K.M.; McNamara, J.J. "Benchmarking of a free vortex wake model for prediction of wake interactions." (1 2017).
  • Shaler, K.; Kecskemety, K.M.; McNamara, J.J. "Benchmarking of a free vortex wake model for prediction of wake interactions." (1 2017).
  • Kecskemety, K.M.; Drown, A.B.; Corrigan, L. "Examining software design projects in a first-year engineering course: How assigning an open-ended game project impacts student experience." (6 2017).

2016

  • Paulson, J.L.; Kajfez, R.L.; Kecskemety, K.M. "Examining Engineering Students' Major Selection Developing Baseline Quantitative Results to Investigate Major Selection and Change." in IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE). (1 2016).
  • Kecskemety, K.; Rhoads, B.; Whitfield, C.A.; Allenstein, J.T. "Capstone advisor valuation of a multidisciplinary capstone program." (6 2016).
  • Theiss, A.; Robertson, J.E.; Kajfez, R.L.; Kecskemety, K.M. et al. "Engineering major selection: An examination of initial choice and switching throughout the first year." (6 2016).
  • Kecskemety, K.M.; Kajfez, R.L. "Aeronautical and astronautical engineering major selection in first-year engineering students." (1 2016).

2015

  • Kecskemety, K.; Bucks, G.W.; Meyers, K.L. "A multiple institution investigation of student perceptions of the inverted classroom in first-year engineering courses." (1 2015).
  • Kecskemety, K.M.; Allenstein, J.T.; Rhoads, R.B.; Whitfield, C.A. "What is lifelong learning to first-year engineering students? Creating a baseline for future development." (1 2015).
  • Harper, K.A.; Zierden, H.C.; Wegman, K.R.; Kajfez, R.L. et al. "Teaching assistant professional development through design: Why they participate and how they benefit." (1 2015).
  • Shaler, K.L.; Kecskemety, K.M.; McNamara, J.J. "Preliminary study on wake interaction effects using a free vortex wake model." (1 2015).
  • Kecskemety, K.M.; Theiss, A.H.; Kajfez, R.L. "Enhancing TA grading of technical writing: A look back to better understand the future." (1 2015).

2014

  • Ita, M.E.; Kecskemety, K.M.; Ashley, K.E.; Morin, B. "Comparing Student Performance on Computer-Based vs. Paper-Based Tests in a First-Year Engineering Course." in ASEE Annual Conference. (1 2014).
  • Vernier, M.A.; Wensing, P.M.; Morin, C.E.; Phillips, A. et al. "Design of a Full-Featured Robot Controller for Use in a First-Year Robotics Design Project." in ASEE Annual Conference. (1 2014).
  • Kecskemety, K.M.; Morin, B. "Student perceptions of inverted classroom benefits in a first-year engineering course." (1 2014).

2013

  • Morin, B.; Kecskemety, K.M.; Harper, K.A.; Clingan, P.A. "The Inverted Classroom in a First-Year Engineering Course." in ASEE Annual Conference. (1 2013).

2012

  • Kecskemety, K.M.; McNamara, J.J. "Validation of an enhanced aeroelastic analysis code for wind turbines." (12 2012).

2011

  • Kecskemety, K.M.; McNamara, J.J. "Investigation into the impact of wake effects on the aeroelastic response and performance of wind turbines." (12 2011).

2010

  • Crowell, A.R.; McNamara, J.J.; Kecskemety, K.M.; Goerig, T.W. "A reduced order aerothermodynamic modeling framework for hypersonic aerothermoelasticity." (12 2010).