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Julie Albertson received her degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University, BS in 1985, MS in 1987, and PhD in 1992. Prior to coming to UCCS, she was an Associate Professor in the Aeronautics Department at the United States Air Force Academy. Her current research focuses on techniques to enhance engineering education, particularly for incoming freshmen. She also explores methods to assist engineering students in technical communication. Past areas of interest included active flow control for aerodynamic applications. She is a MAE Department focal point for student advising and issues. She serves as the Colorado Affiliate Director for Project Lead The Way, a high school and middle school engineering program. She is the founding President and member of the K9 Emergency Response Team in Teller County, Colorado.
Dr. Albertson focuses her academic efforts in two primary areas:
1. Engineering Education: Developing methods to assist students in understanding the engineering world. This includes creating innovative educational techniques adaptable to the changing needs of engineering students. The most recent result – designing the first online offering of MAE 2301 Thermodynamics I with Dr. Peter Gorder.
2. Technical Communication: Educating students in both writing and presentation techniques focused on technical material. Goals of this effort include integrating technical communication into academic curriculum and developing feedback mechanisms beneficial to current engineering students.