AngelaBielefeldt
Professor

Department: Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering and Engineering plus.
Education: B.S., Iowa State University (1992), M.S., Ph.D., University of Washington (1994, 1996)
Teaching: CVEN 4474 Hazardous Waste Management, CVEN 5474 Hazardous & Industrial Waste Management, CVEN 5514 Bioremediation, CVEN 1317 Introduction to Civil Engineering, CVEN/EVEN 4434 Environmental Engineering Design, CVEN 4897 Professional Issues in Civil Engineering
Research: Engineering Education, In-situ Bioremediation, Sustainable water and wastewater treatment for developing communities                        

Office: ECOT 542

Honors and Distinctions:

  • Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education 2019

  • University of Colorado President’s Teaching Scholar (lifetime guild appointment) 2019

  • Distinguished Achievement Award, Dept. Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering University of Colorado - Boulder, 2019

  • Best Paper Award from PIC IV and the Engineering Ethics Division of the American Society  for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Bielefeldt et al., 2019

  • Advisor for team of 5 EVEN seniors who won the regional Rocky Mountain Water Environment Assoc./AWWA Student Design competition, 2019

  • Best Paper Award from PIC IV and Engineering Ethics Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, with co-authors M. Polmear, D. Knight, C. Swan and N. Canney, 2018

  • Best Paper Award from the Women in Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, with co-authors M. Forbes, J. Sullivan, and R. Littlejohn, 2018

  • 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, 2017

  • Best Paper Award from First-Year Programs Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, with co-authors Polmear, Knight, Canney, and Swan, 2017

  • Best Paper Award from PIC IV and Engineering Ethics Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, with co-author N. Canney, 2016

  • Best Paper Award from American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Annual Conference with co-authors N. Canney and M. Russu. 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

  • 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

  • Rudolf Hering Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers for the best paper in the Journal of Environmental Engineering, with co-authors Stensel and Strand, 1997

Recent Publications with undergraduate students:
* indicates undergraduate student

  1. Bielefeldt, A.R., D. Zhao*, A. Kulich*, M. Polmear, N.E. Canney, C. Swan, D. Knight. 2019. Student Views on their Role in Society as an Engineer and Relevant Ethical Issues. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition. Best paper Ethics Division and PIC IV.
  2. Lewis, J.W.*, M. Polmear, A.R. Bielefeldt, D. Knight. 2018. An Insight into the Techniques and Activities Faculty Utilize to Introduce Ethical Concepts through Co-Curricular Environments. Poster. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Zone IV Conference. Mar. 25-27. Boulder, CO.
  3. Canney, N., E. Simon*, A.R. Bielefeldt, M. Polmear, D. Knight, C. Swan. 2017. “Challenges and Opportunities: Faculty Views on the state of Macroethical Education in Engineering.” American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition Proceedings. June 25-28. Columbus, OH. 12 pp.
  4. Canney, N., A.R. Bielefeldt, M. Russu*. 2015. “How Engineering Students Define Social Responsibility.” Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference.  Oct. 21-24, El Paso, TX.
  5. Canney, N.E., A. Bielefeldt, M. Russu*. 2015. “Which Courses Influence Engineering Students’ Views of Social Responsibility.”  American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition Proceedings.  June 15-17. Seattle, WA. Paper ID #12225. DOI: 10.18260/p.25071. 15 pp. Liberal Education / Engineering & Society Division Best Paper Award. PIC III Best Paper Award. Best Paper Award Overall. 
  6. Bielefeldt, A.R., C. Vos*. 2014.  Stability of Biologically Reduced Chromium in Soil. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 2 (1), 550-556. (available online Nov. 6, 2013). doi: 10.1016/j.jece.2013.10.012
  7. Rulifson, G., W. Thomas*, A. Bielefeldt. 2014. “Understanding of social responsibility by First Year Engineering Students: Ethical Foundations and Courses.”  American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition Proceedings.  June 15-18.  Indianapolis, IN. [peer reviewed]
  8. Canney, N., T. Bowling*, A. Bielefeldt. 2013. “In their own words: Engineering students’ view on the relationship between the engineering profession and society.”  American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition Proceedings. June 22-26. Atlanta, GA. [peer reviewed] 
  9. Panacewicz, L.P., A. Bielefeldt, C. Schulz, R.S. Summers, and T. Relph*.  2010.  Enhanced Ceramic Water Filtration System for Contaminant Removal for Households in Developing Countries.  AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference (WQTC).  Savannah, GA. Nov. 14-17.
  10. Bielefeldt, A.R., K. Kowalski, A. Kohler, C. Schilling*, S. Schreier*, and R. Scott Summers. 2010.  Removal of Virus to Protozoan Sized Particles in Point-of-Use Ceramic Water Filters.  Water Research.  44 (5): 1482-1488.  doi:10.1016/j.watres.2009.10.043

Recent Publications with graduate students:
** indicates graduate student

  1. Bielefeldt, A.R., **M. Polmear, D. Knight, N. Canney, and C. Swan. 2019. Disciplinary Variations in Ethics and Societal Impact Topics Taught in Courses for Engineering Students. ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice. 145 (4). DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000415
  2. **Polmear, M., A.R. Bielefeldt, D. Knight, N. Canney, and C. Swan. 2019. Analysis of Macroethics Teaching Practices and Perceptions in Engineering: A Cultural Comparison. European Journal of Engineering Education.
  3. **Rulifson, G. and A.R. Bielefeldt. 2019. Learning Social Responsibility: Evolutions of Undergraduate Students’ Predicted Engineering Futures. International Journal of Engineering Education. 35 (2), 572-584.
  4. **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).
  5. 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
  6. **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
  7. **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.
  8. Bielefeldt, A.R., N. Canney, C. Swan, **M. Polmear, D. Knight. 2016. A Picture of Microethics and Macroethics Education of Biomedical Engineering Students in the United States. Ethics in Biology, Engineering and Medicine. 7 (1), 17-32.
  9. **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.