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Fulton Schools of Engineering Education Seminars (SEEdS) – My Active Learning Origin Story

Guest Speaker: Dr. Roneisha Worthy, Kennesaw State University

In this session, university faculty are invited to embark on a transformative journey through the world of active learning. Led by Dr. Ro Worthy, an active learning advocate/avenger, this session will delve into her origin story of active learning and its profound impact on the student experience. This journey involves engaging discussions and interactive activities that highlight the benefits of integrating active learning strategies into various academic disciplines. The session will address potential challenges and misconceptions surrounding active learning, providing strategies to overcome barriers and maximize its effectiveness.

Dr. Ro Worthy currently serves as the Assistant Chair for the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at KSU. In this role, she works with course scheduling, student/faculty conflict management, and accreditation efforts. In addition, she continues to teach in the classroom and perform research related to increasing the representation of minorities in Engineering. Prior to joining the University, she was a Research Assistant at Vanderbilt University working as a member of a group funded by the Department of Energy. Her main research focus centered on the long-term evaluation of near-surface waste disposal under climate change impacts at nuclear waste sites. Dr. Worthy has also worked as an environmental engineer/planner at Gresham, Smith, and Partners in addition to General Motors Corporation. Recently, she served as the National Professionals Chair for the National Society of Black Engineers where she founded the organization’s first Leadership Incubator program. Read Dr. Worthey’s full bio here.

More about Fulton Schools of Engineering Education Seminars (SEEdS)

LTH will continue to host monthly guest speaker seminars for the community to regularly learn about and discuss topics related to Engineering Education. The seminars, formerly known as the Teaching Community of Practice (TCP), are open to anyone interested in the FSE community.

Fall 2023 Fridays | 12pm-1pm MST | via Zoom

  • September 15, 2023 – Learning Engineering: Creating impact with inclusive learning systems, with guest speaker Scotty Craig, ASU 
  • October 27, 2023 – My Active Learning Origin Story, with guest speaker Roneisha Worthy, Kennesaw State University
  • November 17, 2023 – Promoting Engineering Persistence Through Peer Led Study Groups, with guest speaker Ryan Milcarek, ASU