Malinda Zarske
Instructor, University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO
Dr. Malinda Zarske is the Engineering Master Teacher for the Engineering Plus program at the University of Colorado Boulder. A former high school and middle school science and math teacher, she has advanced degrees in teaching secondary science from the Johns Hopkins University and in civil engineering from CU-Boulder. Dr. Zarske teaches engineering design in First-Year Engineering Projects as well as Engineering Projects for the Community, a sophomore-level course focusing on humanitarian engineering. In addition, she teaches STEP 1 and STEP 2 education courses through CU Teach Engineering, a new Engineering Plus program specifically designed to prepare students to earn a secondary math or science teacher licensure through engineering. She is on the development team for the TeachEngineering digital library, manages and mentors graduate and undergraduate engineering fellows who teach in local K-12 classrooms through the Integrated Teaching and Learning Program's TEAMS initiative, and is faculty advisor for CU-Boulder's Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Dr. Zarske's primary research interests are on the impacts of project-based service-learning on student identity, recruitment, and retention in K-12 and undergraduate engineering.
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