Angela R. Bielefeldt
Professor • Professional Engineer (PE)
Environmental Engineering • Civil Systems • Geoenvironmental Engineering

Office: ECOT 542

Education:

  • BS Civil Engineering Iowa State University 1992
  • MS Civil Engineering University of Washington 1994
  • PhD Civil Engineering University of Washington 1996

Honors and Distinctions:

  • Best Paper Award from PIC IV and Engineering Ethics Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference for M. Polmear, A.R. Bielefeldt, D. Knight, N. Canney, C. Swan. 2018. “Faculty Perceptions of Challenges to Educating Engineering and Computing Students About Ethics and Societal Issues”
  • Best Paper Award from the Women in Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference for: Forbes, M.H., J.F. Sullivan, A.R. Bielefeldt. 2018. “Probing Correlations Between Undergraduate Engineering Programs’ Customizability and Gender Diversity.”
  • Stephen Ressler Best Paper Award from the Civil Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) 2018
  • Best Paper Award from PIC I, nominated from Civil Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Bielefeldt, A.R. 2017. “Challenges of a Professional Issues Course in Civil Engineering: Comparison Across Two Years.”
  • Best Paper Award from First-Year Programs Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference for Bielefeldt, A.R., M. Polmear, D. Knight, C. Swan, N. Canney. 2017. “Incorporation of Ethics and Societal Impact Issues into First Year Engineering Courses: Results of a National Survey.”
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 2016
  • Best Paper Finalist (among 3), 2016 ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference Benjamin Dasher Best Paper Award for Forbes, M., A. Bielefeldt, J. Sullivan. 2016. “Curricular Choice and Technical--Non-Technical Balance in Computer Science and Engineering Degree Programs”
  • Best Paper Award from PIC IV and Engineering Ethics Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference for Bielefeldt, A.R., N.E. Canney. 2016. “Perspectives of Engineers on Ethical Dilemmas in the Workplace.”
  • Best Paper Award from American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)      Annual Conference for Canney, N.E., A. Bielefeldt, M. Russu. 2015. “Which Courses Influence Engineering Students’ Views of Social Responsibility.”  Liberal Education / Engineering & Society Division, PIC III, and Best Overall Paper 2015
  • Best Paper Award, Environmental Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference 2015 for Bielefeldt, A.R. 2015. “Sustainable, Global, Interdisciplinary and Concerned for Others? Trends in Environmental Engineering Students.”
  • Advisor for student design teams participating in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) University Design Competition, Environmental Impacts category; 2013 two CU teams tied for second; 2012 CU team 2nd place and two teams tied for third place
  • Best paper award, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Rocky Mountain Section Conference 2013
  • Advisor for winning student teams, Water Environment Federation (WEF) National Wastewater Student Design Competition, 2012, 2009
  • Advisor for winning student teams, AECOM Student Design Competition 2012, 2011
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice 2012
  • Best paper award, K-12 Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Zarske, Bielefeldt, et al. 2012
  • Outstanding Service Award, Boulder Faculty Assembly, University of Colorado  2012
  • Best Paper Award from American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference with co-authors K. Paterson and C. Swan.  Environmental Division, PIC II, and Best Overall Paper 2009
  • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP)/McGraw-Hill Award for Outstanding Teaching in Environmental Engineering & Science 2004
  • Early Career Award from the Environmental Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) based on a paper presented at the Annual Conference 2003
  • Editor’s Award for Outstanding Service from the American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Environmental Engineering, Editor Robert G. Arnold 2002
  • Karen Morehouse Best Paper Award for Proceedings of the 1999 Conference on Hazardous Waste Research (with Illangasekare and Grant) 2000
  • Rudolf Hering Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers for the best paper in the Journal of Environmental Engineering (with Stensel and Strand) 1997
  • Mercury Seven Foundation Scholarship 1994
  • National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship 1992

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Association of Environmental Engineering Scientists and Professors (AEESP)

Interests:

  • Engineering education: sustainability, service learning, ethics, social responsibility, recruiting and retention, diversity
  • Biodegradation and biotransformation of organic and inorganic pollutants in soil, water, and air
  • Sustainable water and wastewater treatment for developing communities

Examples of Recent Publications (one asterisk are Bielefeldt-advised undergraduate students; two asterisks are Bielefeldt-advised graduate students):

  1. Bielefeldt, A.R. and N.E. Canney. 2018. Working Engineers’ Satisfaction with Helping People and Society through their Jobs. European Journal of Engineering Education. Published online 21 May 2018. 15 pp. DOI: 10.1080/03043797.2018.1476468.
  2. Rulifson, G**. and A.R. Bielefeldt. 2018. Evolution of Students’ Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Science and Engineering Ethics. Published online 20 March 2018. 36 pp. DOI: 10.1007/s11948-018-0042-4.
  3. Forbes, M.H**., A.R. Bielefeldt, J. Sullivan, R. Littlejohn. 2018. The Low Choice Culture in Undergraduate Engineering and Autonomy-Supportive Exceptions. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice.  144 (1). Link.
  4. Bielefeldt, A.R., M. Polmear**, N. Canney, C. Swan, D. Knight. 2018. Ethics Education of Undergraduate and Graduate Students in Environmental Engineering and Related Disciplines.  Environmental Engineering Science. 35 (7): 684-695. DOI: 10.1089/ees.2017.0308
  5. Bielefeldt, A.R., M. Polmear**, D. Knight, C. Swan, N. Canney. 2018. Intersections between Engineering Ethics and Diversity Issues in Engineering Education. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice.   144 (2). DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.000
  6. Bielefeldt, A.R. 2018. Professional Social Responsibility in Engineering. Chapter in: Social Responsibility. I. Muenstermann, Editor. InTech Publishing. Refereed. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71709
  7. Bielefeldt, A.R. 2018. Chapter 3 - Faculty and Student Perspectives on Community Engagement in Engineering Education. Community Engagement: Principles, Strategies, and Practices. R. Kronick, ed. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-53613-023-2
  8. Rulifson, G**., A.R. Bielefeldt. 2017. Motivations to Leave Engineering: Through a Lens of Social Responsibility. Engineering Studies. Published online 10 Nov. 2017. 9 (3), 222-248. DOI: 10.1080/19378629.2017.1397159
  9. Forbes, M.H**., A.R. Bielefeldt, J.F. Sullivan, R.L. Littlejohn. 2017. Divergent Requirements for Technical and Non-Technical Coursework in Undergraduate Engineering Programs. International Journal for Engineering Education. 33 (1), 162-174.
  10. Bielefeldt, A.R. 2017. Is Engineering About Caring For and Helping Others? Chapter 4 in: Focus on Educational Research: Practices, Challenges and Perspectives. Ed. Brandon Hernandez. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-53610-943-6.  pp. 89-118.
  11. Bielefeldt, A.R., N. Canney. 2016. Relationships between Religion, Spirituality and Socially Responsible Engineering. Engineering Studies. 8 (1), 66-90. Link.
  12. Canney, N.**, A.R. Bielefeldt. 2016. Validity and Reliability Evidence of the Engineering Professional Responsibility Assessment Tool. Journal of Engineering Education.  105 (3), 452-477.