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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.

Publications (Journal Articles)

  1. Kecskemety, K.M. and McNamara, J.J., “Influence of Wake Dynamics on the Performance and Aeroelasticity of Wind Turbines,” Renewable Energy, Vol. 88, April 2016, pg. 333-345.
  2. Kajfez, R.L., Kecskemety, K.M., and Kross, M., “Electronic Notebooks to Document the Engineering Design Process: From Platform to Impact,” Computers in Education Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1, January-March 2016, pg. 37-46.
  3. Ita, M.E., Kecskemety, K.M., and Morin, B.C., “Comparing Student Performance on Computer-Based vs. Paper-Based Tests in a First-Year Engineering Course,” Computers in Education Journal, Vol. 6, No. 1, January-March 2015, pg. 2-13.
  4. Vernier, M.A., Wensing, P.M., Morin, C.E., Phillips, A., Rice, B., Wegman, K.R., Hartle, C., Clingan, P.A., Kecskemety, K.M., and Freuler, R.J., “Design of a Full-Featured Robot Controller for Use in a First-Year Robotics Design Project,” Computers in Education Journal, Vol. 6, No. 1, January-March 2015, pg. 55-72.
  5. Kecskemety, K.M. and McNamara, J.J., “The Influence of Wake Effects and Inflow Turbulence on Wind Turbine Loads,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 49, No. 11, November 2011, pg. 2564-2576.

Publications (Peer-Reviewed Proceedings)

  1. Kecskemety, K.M., and Kajfez, R.L., “Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering Major Selection in First-Year Engineering Students,” AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, January 4-8, San Diego, California, 2016.
  2. Shaler, K.L., Kecskemety, K.M., and McNamara, J.J., “Wake Interaction Effects Using a Parallelized Free Vortex Wake Model,” AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, January 4-8, San Diego, California, 2016.
  3. Kecskemety, K.M., Theiss, A.H., and Kajfez, R.L., “Enhancing TA Grading of Technical Writing: Developing a New Tool Based on Feedback,” First Year Engineering Experience Conference, Aug. 2-4, Roanoke/Blacksburg, VA, 2015.  
  4. Kecskemety, K.M., Corrigan, L.N., and Abrams, L.M., “Inverting the Classroom: Balancing Individual Instructional Styles and Course Standardization,” First Year Engineering Experience Conference, Aug. 2-4, Roanoke/Blacksburg, VA, 2015.  
  5. Kecskemety, K.M., Theiss, A.H., and Kajfez, R.L., “Enhancing TA Grading of Technical Writing: A Look Back to Better Understand the Future,” 122nd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 14-17, Seattle, WA, 2015.  
  6. Kajfez, R.L., Kecskemety, K.M., and Kross, M., “Electronic Notebooks to Document the Engineering Design Process: From Platform to Impact,” 122nd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 14-17, Seattle, WA, 2015.  (Same as 2, above)
  7. Kecskemety, K.M., Bucks, G.W, and Meyers, K.L., “A Multiple-institution Investigation of Student Perceptions of the Inverted Classroom in First-year Engineering Courses,” 122nd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 14-17, Seattle, WA, 2015.  
  8. Kecskemety, K.M., Allenstein, J.T., Rhoads, R.B., and Whitfield, C.A., “What is Lifelong Learning in First-year Engineering Students? Creating a Baseline for Future Development,” 122nd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 14-17, Seattle, WA, 2015.  
  9. Rhoads, R.B., Allenstein, J.T., Kecskemety, K.M., and Whitfield, C.A., “Industry Sponsor Valuation of a Multidisciplinary Capstone Program,” 122nd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 14-17, Seattle, WA, 2015.  
  10. Harper, K.A., Zierden, H.C., Wegman, K.R., Kajfez, R.L., and Kecskemety, K.M., “Teaching Assistant Professional Development Through Design: Why They Participate and How They Benefit,” 122nd American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 14-17, Seattle, WA, 2015.  
  11. Shaler, K.L., Kecskemety, K.M., and McNamara, J.J., “Wake Interaction Effects in Wind Farms Using a Free Vortex Wake Model,” AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, January 5-9, Orlando, Florida, 2015.
  12. Ita, M.E., Kecskemety, K.M., and Morin, B.C., “Comparing Student Performance on Computer-Based vs. Paper-Based Tests in a First-Year Engineering Course,” 121st American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 15-18, Indianapolis, IN 2014. (Same as 3, above)
  13. Kecskemety, K.M. and Morin, B.C., “Student Perceptions of Inverted Classroom Benefits in a First-Year Engineering Course,” 121st American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 15-18, Indianapolis, IN 2014.
  14. Vernier, M.A., Wensing, P.M., Morin, C.E., Phillips, A., Rice, B., Wegman, K.R., Hartle, C., Clingan, P.A., Kecskemety, K.M., and Freuler, R.J., “Design of a Full-Featured Robot Controller for Use in a First-Year Robotics Design Project,” 121st American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 15-18, Indianapolis, IN 2014. (Same as 4, above)
  15. 15.Kecskemety, K.M., Ita, M.E., Morin, B.C., and Harper, K.A.  “Comparing Paper-Based and Computer-Based Testing”.  American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting, July 26-30, Minneapolis, MN, 2014.
  16. Morin, B.C., Kecskemety, K.M., Harper, K.A., and Clingan, P.A., “The Inverted Classroom in a First-Year Engineering Course,” 120th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 24-26, Atlanta, GA, 2013.
  17. Kecskemety, K.M. and McNamara, J.J., “Impact of a Trailing Wake on Wind Turbine Aeroelasticity,” 53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, April 23-26, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2012.
  18. Kecskemety, K.M. and McNamara, J.J., “Investigation into the Impact of Wake Effects on the Aeroelastic Response and Performance of Wind Turbines,” 52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, April 4-7, Denver, CO, 2011.

Honors

  • 20180625

    Best Paper Finalist.

Journal Articles

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.

2015

  • Vernier, M.A.; Kecskemety, K.M.; Morin, C.E., 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.; 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

2018

  • Shaler, K.; Kecskemety, K.M.; Gogulapati, A.; McNamara, J.J. "Wind farm optimization using a free vortex wake model." (1 2018).
  • Phillips, A.; Kecskemety, K.M.; Delaine, D. "First-Year Engineering Teaching Assistant Training: Examining Different Training Models and Teaching Assistant Empowerment." in American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. (6 2018).
  • Tanner, K.; Kajfez, R.; Kecskemety, K.M. "Chemical Engineering Major Selection throughout the First-Year: A Mixed-Methods Approach." in American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. (6 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). (1 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).
  • 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).
  • Shaler, K.; Kecskemety, K.M.; McNamara, J.J. "Benchmarking of a free vortex wake model for prediction of wake interactions." (1 2017).

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).
  • 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).
  • Kecskemety, K.M.; Kajfez, R.L. "Aeronautical and astronautical engineering major selection in first-year engineering students." (1 2016).

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).
  • 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).
  • Shaler, K.L.; Kecskemety, K.M.; McNamara, J.J. "Preliminary study on wake interaction effects using a free vortex wake model." (1 2015).
  • Kajfez, R.L.; Kecskemety, K.M.; Kross, M. "Electronic notebooks to document the engineering design process: From platform to impact." (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).