Teaching Professor Derek ReamonDerek Reamon is joining the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Colorado Boulder as a teaching professor in August 2019.

Reamon specializes in teaching design courses, particularly in the mechanical, electro-mechanical, mechatronics and robotics design areas. He has been recognized with many teaching awards, including the John and Mercedes Peebles Innovation in Education Award, the Sullivan-Carlson Innovation in Teaching Award, the Boulder Faculty Assembly Excellence in Teaching Award and the Charles Hutchinson Outstanding Teaching Award.

Reamon was Co-director of the Integrated Teaching and Learning Program (ITLP) for twelve years and Engineering Plus (e+) degree program for six years. In those two roles, he coordinated over 20 sections of First-year Engineering Projects, a course that has a proven benefit on retention within engineering and is also a nationally recognized model for freshman design courses. Reamon cultivated a teaching and learning community among the projects instructors from across the college which provided mentorship to new instructors and a trusting environment for all faculty to discuss and implement engineering education research and methods for bringing that research into their classrooms.

Reamon received his PhD in engineering education from Stanford University in 1999. His dissertation was one of the first in the emerging field of engineering education research. He continues to conduct research in engineering education, focusing on issues relevant to hands-on engineering curriculum.

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