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Shawn Jordan is an assistant professor of engineering in the College of Technology and Innovation at Arizona State University, where he studies context in design, informal engineering education, Makers, and cross-disciplinarity.
He founded and led a team to two collegiate National Rube Goldberg Machine Contest championships, and has co-developed the STEAM Labs™ program over the past six years to teach middle and high school students science, technology, engineering, arts, and math concepts through designing and building chain reaction machines. He has appeared on many TV shows (including Modern Marvels on The History Channel and Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC) and a movie with his Rube Goldberg machines, and worked as a behind-the scenes engineer for season 3 of the PBS engineering design reality TV show, Design Squad. He also held the Guinness World Record for the largest number of steps–125–in a working Rube Goldberg machine.
Ph.D. Engineering Education, Purdue University
M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
B.S. Computer Engineering, Emphasis: Hardware Engineering, Purdue University
Morley, K., Pawley, A., Jordan, S., & Adams, R. (2011). Gender and engineering: photo elicitation as a method of inquiry. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Adams, R., Mann, L., Jordan, S., & Daly, S. (2009). Exploring the boundaries: language, roles, and structures in cross-disciplinary design teams. In J. McDonnell, & P. Lloyd (Eds.), About: designing. Analysing design meetings. London: Taylor and Francis Group.
Jordan, S., Adams, R., Pawley, A., & Radcliffe, D. (2009). Work in progress: The affordances of photo elicitation as a research and pedagogical method. Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, San Antonio, TX.
Adams, R., Mann, L., Forin, T., & Jordan, S. (2009). Cross-Disciplinary Practice in Engineering Contexts. Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED), Palo Alto, CA.
Jordan, S., & Pereira, N. (2009). Teaching engineering design to middle school students with Rube Goldberg. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, TX.
Jordan, S. (2008). Different teams, different needs: an examination of virtual engineering design teams.
Paper presented at the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW), San Diego, CA.
Jordan, S., & Adams, R. (2008). …A good imagination and a pile of junk. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA.
Jordan, S., & Pereira, N. (2008). Design twice, build once: teaching engineering design in the classroom. Proceedings of the National Center for Engineering and Technology Education (NCETE) Conference on Research in Engineering and Technology Education, St. Paul, MN.
Adams, R., Mann, L., Forin, T., Daly, S., & Jordan, S. (2008). Ways of experiencing cross-disciplinary practice in engineering contexts. Proceedings of the Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES),
Adams, R., Mann, L., Jordan, S., & Daly, S. (2007). Exploring the boundaries: language, roles, and structures in cross- disciplinary design teams. Proceedings of the 7th Annual Design Thinking Research Symposium (DTRS7), London.