Hot Things Cool, Fast Things Slow, & Students Need More Examples: An OER For Thermodynamics

Concurrent Session 1
MERLOT Award Winner

Session Materials

Brief Abstract

This online learning module is designed to support independent or supplemental learning in the field of engineering thermodynamics.  It includes definitional text, inquiry-based simulations, student-generated video analogies, and references exercises and reading to learn more.  


Margot Vigeant is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Bucknell University. Margot’s broad research area is effective pedagogy in engineering, including conceptual learning and assessment, inquiry-based activities for thermodynamics and heat transfer, and entrepreneurially-minded learning. She is also interested in “making” in engineering, using online platforms to broaden engagement and access to engineering, and games as learning tools. She teaches chemical engineering thermodynamics, applied food science and engineering, first-year engineering, and capstone design. Margot completed her doctorate at the University of Virginia (1999), and was recognized as their Outstanding Young Engineering Graduate (2012). She is an Apple Distinguished Educator and all-purpose SciFi/Fantast/Comics nerd.

Extended Abstract