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Mechanical Engineering Seminar: How Do Students Learn?
Friday, October 6, 2006 - 3:00pm to Friday, October 6, 2006 - 4:00pm

The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) at PSU's Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science presents as part of the MME Seminar Series, How Do Students Learn?

Title: "How Do Students Learn?"

Speaker: Candyce Reynolds, Center for Academic Excellence, Portland State University

Date: October 6, 2006

Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Location: Room 102, Engineering Building, 1930 SW Fourth Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97201 (map)

This series is free and open to the public. For further information, contact the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, (503) 725-4290 or

Our understanding of how people learn has grown as the research in brain and cognitive science has exploded over the last several years. This research, of course, has direct implications for how we understand and teach our students. The first part of this two part series will explore the most recent research on how people learn. We'll begin a discussion about how this understanding can encourage deep, lasting, and transferable learning in our students. The second part of the series will focus on teaching strategies that create learning environments where students can thrive.

Speaker Biography
Candyce Reynolds, Ph.D. is the Director of Teaching and Learning at PSU's Center for Academic Excellence and is a frequent speaker on teaching and learning issues. As a counseling and educational psychologist, her scholarship focuses on the use of student reflection in the learning process. One of her greatest loves is teaching, participating in and being witness to the learning process.