Derek Reamon headshot
Teaching Professor • Associate Chair, Undergraduate Program Chair

Office Location: ECNW 160A


    • First-year Projects
    • Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
    • Statics, Dynamics
    • System Dynamics
    • Thermodynamics
    • Materials Science
    • Circuits, Component Design
    • Measurements Lab
    • Mechatronics and Robotics
    • Global Engineering
    • Advanced Product Design

    Research Interests

    Team-based hands-on design engineering education, mechatronics

    Teaching Professor Derek Reamon conducts research in engineering education, focused on team-based hands-on engineering design curriculum. He is interested in the social and cognitive development of engineers and how those interactions affect teamwork and team development. The goal of his work is to broaden participation in engineering through a better understanding of the events, situations, programs and systems that facilitate or impede students' progress towards an engineering degree.

    Societal Impact

    By better understanding the issues that facilitate or impede students' progress towards an engineering degree, this research guides curriculum design and provides pathways to bring a larger and more diverse population into the field of engineering.

    Select Publications

    • Tsai, J., Myers, B., Sullivan J., Reamon, D., Anderson, K, O'Connor, K. Scaling Up or Scale-making? Examining Sociocultural Factors in a New Model for Engineering Mathematics Education. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 2018.
    • Segil, J., Sullivan, J., Tsai, J., Reamon, D., and Forbes, M. (2017) Investigation of spatial visualization skills across world regions. IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), October 2017. Indianapolis, IN.
    • Forbes, M., Sullivan, J., Myers, B., Reamon, D. (2016) Exploring Student Impressions of and Navigations through a Flexible and Customizable Multidisciplinary Engineering Program. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. June 2016. New Orleans, LA.

    Select Awards

    • John and Mercedes Peebles Innovation in Education Award
    • Sullivan-Carlson Innovation in Teaching Award
    • Boulder Faculty Assembly Excellence in Teaching Award
    • Charles Hutchinson Outstanding Teaching Award