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Dr. Sarah Grigg

Dr. Sarah GriggSenior Lecturer

General Engineering
111 Lever Hall, Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634

Phone: (864) 656-2541


  • Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, Clemson University
  • M.B.A. (Business Administration), Clemson University
  • Certificate in Engineering and Science Education, Clemson University
  • M.S. Industrial Engineering, Clemson University
  • B.S. Industrial Engineering, Clemson University


  • EIT (Engineer in Training)
  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Certified Solidworks Associate

Courses Taught

  • ENGR 1050/1060 - Introduction to engineering, problem solving, analysis using Excel
  • ENGR 1070/1080/1090 - Engineering problem solving using Matlab
  • ENGR 2080 - Engineering graphics using Solidworks

Professional Activities

  • Course Coordinator for ENGR 2080

Research interests

  • Problem solving and mental workload in Engineering Education
  • Process Improvement and Error Mitigation in Healthcare

Recent publications:

Journal Articles

  • Grigg, S.J., Garrett, S.K., & Craig, J. (2011) A Process Centered Analysis of Medication Administration: Identifying Current Methods and Potential for Improvement. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 41(4), 380-388.

Magazine Articles

  • Grigg, S.J., Garrett, S.K., & Miller, M.K. (October 2009) Helping a Hospital Shine: Workflow and Space Utilization aid South Carolina residents. IE Industrial Engineer Magazine, 24:10, 24-29.

Conference Papers

  1. Grigg, S.J., Benson, L.C., VanDyken ,J., and Morkos, B. (2013) Process Analysis as a Feedback Tool for Development of Engineering Problem Solving Skills. Proceedings of the 2013 ASEE Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, June 2013.
  2. Kirn, A., Grigg, S., & Benson, L. C. (2013). Relationships between Engineering Student Motivation and Problem Solving Performance. American Educational Research Association Conference. San Francisco, CA: American Education Research Association.
  3. Grigg, S.J., & Benson, L.C. (2012) How Does Academic Preparation Influence How Engineering Students Solve Problems? Proceedings of the 2012 Frontiers in Education Conference, Seattle, Washington, October 2012.
  4. Benson, L., Cook, M., McGough, C. & Grigg, S. (2012) Audio Reflections Provide Evidence of Metacognition during Students’ Problem Solving Attempts. Proceedings of the 2012 Frontiers in Education Conference, Seattle, Washington, October 2012.
  5. Grigg, S.J. & Benson, L.C. (2012) Effects of Student Strategies on Successful Problem Solving. Proceedings of the 2012 ASEE Conference, San Antonio, Texas, June 2012.
  6. Grigg, S.J., Benson, L.C., & Garrett, S.K. (2012) Using the NASA-TLX to Assess First Year Engineering Problem Difficulty. Proceedings of the 2012 IIE Research Conference, Orlando, Florida, May 2012.
  7. Grigg, S.J., & Benson, L.C. (2011) Work in Progress: Robust Engineering Problems for the Study of Problem Solving Strategies. Proceedings of the 2011 Frontiers in Education Conference, Rapid City, South Dakota, October 2011.
  8. Grigg, S.J., Benson, L.C. & McGough, C. (2011) Technology Adoption Behaviors in a First Year Engineering Classroom. Proceedings of the 2011 ASEE Conference, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, June 2011.
  9. Grigg, S.J., Garrett, S.K., & Duchowski, A.T. (2010) Exploring Perceptual Errors Involving Motorcycle Distance Misjudgments. Proceedings of the 2010 IIE Research Conference, Cancun, Mexico, June 2010.
  10. Grigg, S.J., & Garrett, S.K. (2009) Risk Factors and Causes of Fatal Motorcycle Accidents. Proceedings of the 2009 IIE Research Conference, Miami, FL, January 2009.
  11. Grigg, S.J., Zelaya, M.I., Cobb, M.C., & Garrett, S.K. (2009) Healthcare Quality in South Carolina: Challenges and Current Initiatives.  Proceedings of the 2009 IIE Research Conference, Miami, FL, January 2009.