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Lisa Benson, Ph.D.

Lisa Benson Professor of Engineering and Science Education
Ph.D. Bioengineering, Clemson University 2002

Research Interests
Student Motivation
Engineering Problem Solving Skills
Active Learning
Biomechanics of Human Motion

Office M12 Holtzendorff Hall
Phone 864-656-0417

Engineering and Science Education

Bioengineering and Engineering Education Research

Student Motivation and Learning
Motivation: effects on retention, major, and learning
Engineering Problem-Solving Skills: transfer to new contexts
Assessment methods, including surveys and interviews

Active Learning in Undergraduate Engineering
Design of collaborative, hands-on classroom activities
Tablet PCs to enhance and assess learning
First-year engineering education

Human Motion Research
Design: mobile inertial sensor gait analysis system
Quantification during ambulation: knee and limb function
Assessment: rehabilitation regimes, physiological implant testing