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Bridget Smyser

Associate Teaching Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
617.373.5142
334 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Education

  • PhD (1998) Materials Science and Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • BS (1993) Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Honors & Awards

  • Nominated for Northeastern University 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award
  • ASEE Division of Experimental and Lab Oriented Studies, Best Paper Session, ASEE 2013
  • Martin Essigman Outstanding Teaching Award, Northeastern University College of Engineering, 2008
  • American Ceramic Society Best Presentation Award 1998
  • NACE, H.H. Uhlig Award

Teaching Interests

  • Lab and design courses
  • Writing intensive courses
  • Materials science and materials processing

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Engineering Education

Selected Publications

  • G. J. Kowalski and B. M. Smyser, “Examining Skill Retention From a Redesigned Laboratory Course to Capstone Design Sequence”, presented at American Society for Engineering Education, 2013 Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia, June 23-26, 2013
  • G.J. Kowalski, B.M. Smyser, and M. E. Taslim, “Small Business Sponsored Projects: Factors for Success”, presented at the National Capstone Design Conference, Champaign, Illinois, May 30-June 1, 2012
  • K. McCue and B.M. Smyser, “From Demonstration to Open-Ended Labs: Revitalizing a Measurements and Analysis Course”, presented at American Society for Engineering Education, 2012 Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, Texas, June 10-13, 2012
  • G. J. Kowalski and B. M. Smyser, “Assessing the Effect of Co-Op Sequence on Capstone Design Performance”, presented at American Society for Engineering Education, 2011 Annual Conference and Exposition, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 26-29, 2011
  • G. J. Kowalski and B.M. Smyser, “Engineers as Writing Instructors for Capstone Design”, presented at the National Capstone Design Conference, Boulder, Colorado, June 7-9, 2010
  • D. DiBiasio and B. M. Smyser, “Converting Existing Lecture Courses to Distance Learning”, presented at American Society for Engineering Education, 2010 Annual Conference and Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky, June 20-23, 2010

Related News

July 13, 2017

MIE Teaching Professor Kris Jaeger-Helton and Associate Teaching Professor Bridget Smyser won the ASEE Design in Engineering Education Division (DEED) Best Paper Award for their paper entitled "Switching Midstream, Floundering Early, and Tolerance for Ambiguity: How Capstone Students Cope with Changing and Delayed Projects".

October 30, 2014

Assistant Academic Specialist Bridget Smyser was featured in the ASEE Prism journal article " Driven to Distraction ."

June 26, 2013

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Associate Professor Gregory Kowalski & Assistant Academic Specialist Bridget Smyser received the DELOS Best Paper Award for “Examining skill retention...