Daria Kotys-Schwartz Headshot
Teaching Professor • Design Center Colorado Co-Director • Idea Forge Director • Design Excellence Faculty Fellow

Office Location: FLMG 130F

Research Interests

Prototyping, engineering education, project-based learning

Teaching

  • GEEN 1400 - First Year Projects
  • MCEN 1000 - Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
  • MCEN 2024 - Material Science
  • MCEN 3025 - Component Design
  • MCEN 4026 - Manufacturing Processes & System
  • MCEN 5055 - Advanced Product Design
  • MCEN 5065/5075 - Graduate Design Projects

Select Publications

  • Novoselich, B, Kotys-Schwartz, D, Demoret, K, Nunez, M, Brackin, P., "Considering Team Roles with a Shared Leadership Framework." International Journal of Engineering Education. Accepted.
  • Lauff CA, Weidler-Lewis J, Kotys-Schwartz D, Rentschler ME. "Prototypes as Intermediary Objects for Design Coordination in First-Year Design Courses." International Journal of Engineering Education. 34 (3) (January 01, 2018): 1085-1103.
  • Gewirtz, C., Paretti, M., Kotys-Schwartz, D, Knight, D., Hernandez, C., Howe, S., Rosenbauer, L., Ford, J., Alvarez, N., “New Engineers’ First Three Months: A Study of the Transition from Capstone Design Courses to Workplaces.” American Society for Engineering Education, June 24, 2018 - June 28, 2018), June 25, 2018. Best Paper Nominee.

Select Awards

  • Marinus Smith Teaching Award; Alumni Association; University of Colorado, 2017
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering Design Excellence Faculty Fellow; Mechanical Engineering; University of Colorado Boulder, 2017
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering Woodward Outstanding Faculty Award; Mechanical Engineering; University of Colorado Boulder, 2016
  • Max S. Peters Faculty Service Award; College of Engineering and Applied Sciences; University of Colorado Boulder, 2015
  • ASEE ERM Distinguished Service Award; American Society of Engineering Education; Educational Research Methods Division, 2014
  • Boulder Faculty Assembly Faculty Recognition Award. Boulder Faculty Assembly; University of Colorado Boulder, 2013
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Service Award; Mechanical Engineering; University of Colorado Boulder, 2013
  • John & Mercedes Peebles Innovation in Education Award; College of Engineering and Applied Sciences; University of Colorado Boulder, 2011
  • Marinum Smith Teaching Award; Alumni Association; University of Colorado, 2009
  • Charles Hutchinson Memorial Teaching Award; College of Engineering and Applied Sciences; University of Colorado Boulder, 2007
  • Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award; Mechanical Engineering; University of Colorado Boulder, 2007
  • ERM Faculty Apprentice Grant; American Society of Engineering Education; Educational Research Methods Division, 2006
  • Sullivan-Carlson Innovation in Teaching Award; College, 2004