Dr. Morgan Hynes

Assistant Professor, Engineering Education Purdue University

2009 Ph.D. Engineering Education, Tufts University

2001 B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University
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Morgan conducts engineering education research in both K-12 and college settings. Morgan’s main research interest is in how students and teachers engage in and reflect upon the engineering design process. His research includes investigating how teachers conceptualize and teach engineering through in-depth case study analysis. In the K-12 classroom, he is interested in how settings (i.e., physical classroom setup) and contexts (i.e., integrating more of the social sciences and humanities) influence students’ engagement in and understanding of engineering and design.


Kate Reed is a Freshman planning on Mechanical Engineering. She’s from Temecula, California, a small suburb outside of San Diego. She’s involved in Phi Sigma Rho, the professional women’s engineering sorority. She has a large family of seven, is an avid golfer and runner. Her favorite thing about engineering is the more social side, similar to what the research at the FACE Lab pertains to. Some fun facts about Kate are she’s fluent in American Sign Language, this is her first time ever living outside of California, and she dreams of working on planes for the United States Air Force.

Cole is a doctoral student in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. His research interests include engineering as a socially just profession in service to humanity and holistic approaches to engineering education such as ethics of care, humanistic education, and spirituality. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and a M.Ed. specializing in math education. Cole has worked as an engineer in industry, a pastor in vocational ministry, and a high school math teacher.

Avneet is a Graduate Student in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and works as a Research Assistant at the FACE lab in the School of Engineering Education. Her research interests include K-12 education and first year engineering in the light of the engineering design process, and inclusion of digital fabrication labs into classrooms. Her current work at the FACE lab is on classroom makerspaces.  She holds a B.E. in Aeronautical Engineering and is presently specializing in Aerospace Systems Engineering. She likes to travel, meet new people, explore cultures, read, and play music.   

Mallory Huff

Kate Reed

Avneet Hira

Cole Joslyn

Nicholas Jubelt is currently in First-Year Engineering with plans to go into electrical engineering.  He is from a very small town in central Illinois coming from a school where engineering was not really introduced to students at all. This is one reason why Nick is very passionate about bringing engineering to the classroom setting.

Mallory Huff is a freshman in her second semester of First Year Engineering from Avon, Indiana. After this semester, she plans on continuing her career at Purdue University in Industrial Engineering with a management minor. Mallory is very much a people person and likes to spend most of her free time with friends around campus. She is also an avid lover of sports, attending Purdue's numerous sporting events and playing intramural soccer and basketball every chance she gets.

Nicholas Jubelt

Zening (Joseph) Chen is in first-year engineering from China. This is his first time living in the United States. He is interested in learning to create things using electronics and various fabrication techniques. He likes all kinds of sports, has been learning Chinese calligraphy for five years, and enjoys various musical instruments. His favorite food is dumplings.

Zening Chen