Welcome to The Engineering Professor!!
This website intends to share ideas and actionable advice on effective and equitable teaching and social research practices from the perspective of a chemical engineering faculty transitioning into engineering education research. So, if you are faculty, staff, industry folk, or student working on engineering education, or if you are transitioning into it, this website is for you!
A vision for an open access community outreach website
I am an Assistant Professor with the Engineering Education Department and affiliated faculty to the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Florida. I am a Latina chemical engineer in academia navigating her professional identities as an educator, social researcher, and communicator. This website intends to share with the reader my transition into an engineering education research career and social justice advocate.
All stated from my interest to use evidence-based practices in my engineering classroom to help my students work in collaborative and inclusive environments. I also work in facilitating professional development for students, faculty, and industry in social justice topics in the engineering profession. As a contingent faculty, I had to figure out how to start my social research from a faculty position that is inherently limited by years of traditional roles and peer bias. So I started this website to share with you all the resources I have gathered to improve my engineering education practice and research. Please, enjoy!!
Finally, I am also the director of the Engineering Communities & Participatory Change (EcoPaC) Research Group. If you want to learn more about the work, activities, and contributions of the members of EcoPaC, please visit:
Resources at The Engineering Professor
I am a science communicator at heart (#SciComm). I have dedicated my career to serve and educate others by creating resources that can help them in their careers. For my students, I enjoy creating technical and skill-based content that can help them in their future careers. For my faculty peers, I share best practices in teaching-learning, time management, service, and action research. Click below to access my always-increasing repository of resources.
We learn better from engaging with other stories and perspectives. A big part of my service has been facilitating professional development for faculty, students, staff, and industry folks. This service comes from watching my mom doing the same when she was a middle school teacher. My current speaking engagements topics include teaching practices with teams, diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.
Scientists study the world as it is; Engineers create the world that has never been.Theodore von Karman, Mathematician, aerospace engineer, and physicist