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Lisa Abrams

  • Professor of Practice, Dept of Engineering Education
  • 244C Hitchcock Hall
    2070 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-688-1735

About

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Ohio State University, 2001
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Ohio State University, 1998
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Ohio State University, 1988

Honors

  • 2015 Faculty Diversity Excellence Award
  • 2015 Nicole Nieto Social Justice Award
  • 2013 Boyer Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Engineering Innovation
  • 2013 Charles E. MacQuigg Award for Outstanding Teaching
  • 2012 David C. McCarthy Engineering Teaching Award
  • 2011 Pi Tau Sigma Above and Beyond Award
  • Young Engineer of the Year, Ohio Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE)

Research Areas

Recruitment, retention, and success of undergraduate students, especially those populations who are under-represented in engineering; climate and culture in an engineering academic environment; faculty and staff mentoring

Selected Publications

  • Kecskemety, K.M., Corrigan, L.N., and Abrams, L.M., Inverting the Classroom: Balancing Individual Instructional Styles and Course Standardization, First Year Engineering Experience Conference, Aug. 2-4, Roanoke/Blacksburg, VA, 2015.
  • Stavridis, O., L. Abrams, S. Sorby, D. Hamamoto, K. Sigler, Taking an Engineering Spatial Visualization Course to Pre-Dental Students, ASEE Conference 2015.
  • Greene, H., P. Post, L. Abrams, Engineering Ambassador Program Connects High School Students with University Students and Career Engineers in their Communities, ASEE Conference 2015.
  • Harper, K., L. Abrams, A Longitudinal Study of the Impact of a First-Year Honors Engineering Program, ASEE Conference 2014.
  • Grzybowski, D., O. Stavridis, L. Barclay, L. Abrams, Impact of Optional Supplemental Course to Enhance Spatial Visualization Skills in First-Year Engineering Students, ASEE Conference 2014.
  • Abrams, L. M., Lilly, B. W., Srinivasan, K., & Mendelsohn D. A. (2013). Designing and teaching an intensively hands–on class in a large public university. Paper presented at the American Society for Engineering Education North Central Section Annual Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Abrams, L. M., Lilly, B. W., Neal, M., Srinivasan, K., & Mendelsohn D. A. (2012). Developing an effective platform for introducing mechanical engineering in a large public university. Paper presented at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Conference, Houston, TX.
  • Abrams, L. M., Lilly, B. W., Altschuld, J., & Mendelsohn D. A. (2012). Introduction to mechanical engineering:  A course in progress. Paper presented at the 119th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, TX.
  • Abrams, L. M., Gustafson, R. J., & Artis, S. (2011). Extending information on time effective student interactions to engineering faculty. Paper presented at the 118th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC.

Honors

  • 20180101

    Ohio State University Glass Breaker Award.

  • 20170101

    COE Staff Above & Beyond Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Award.

  • 20150101

    Nicole Nieto Social Justice Award.

  • 20150101

    Faculty Diversity Excellence Award.

  • 20140101

    Sphinx Faculty Influencer Award.

  • 20130101

    Boyer Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Engineering Innovation.

  • 20130101

    Charles E. MacQuigg Award for Outstanding Teaching.

  • 20120101

    David C. McCarthy Engineering Teaching Award.

  • 20110101

    Above and Beyond Award.

  • 19920101

    Young Engineer of the Year.

Journal Articles

2017

  • Huber, I.; Fischenich, K.M.; Wolynski, J.; Niese, B. et al., 2017, "Epidemiological study of failures of the Jaipur Foot." Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology 1-5 - 1-5.

2001

  • Zuyev, K.; Abrams, L.M.; Castro, J., 2001, "Applications of Chemo-Rheology to Optimize the SMC Compression Molding Process for Transportation Applications." CFA

2000

  • Abrams, L.M.; Castro, J.; Straus, E., 2000, "Process Modeling Studies in Sheet Molding Compound Compression Molding and In-Mold-Coating (IMC)." CFA

Presentations

  • "First Year Engineering at OSU." 2008, Presented at College of Engineering Honors Day,
  • "Mechanical Engineering." 2008, Presented at Mechanical Engineering Recruitment Event,
  • "Change the World." 2008, Presented at Women in Engineering Recruitment Event,
  • "Change the World." 2009, Presented at Women in Engineering Recruitment Event,
  • "Engineering." 2009, Presented at College of Engineering Honors Day,
  • "Technical Elective Options for Mechanical Engineering Students." 2010, Presented at Mechanical Engineering Student Event,
  • "The Business of Engineering." 2010, Presented at University Recruitment Event,
  • "Change the World." 2011, Presented at Women in Engineering Recruitment Event,
  • "Welcome to Mechanical Engineering." 2011, Presented at Mechanical Engineering, Women in Engineering Welcome Event,
  • "Success as a Tau Beta Pi Member." 2012, Presented at Tau Beta Pi Initiation Dinner,
  • "A Guide to Effectively Interacting with Faculty at OSU." 2012, Presented at OSU Recruitment Event,
  • "Opportunities at OSU." 2013, Presented at STEP Meeting,
  • "OSU Beyond the First Year." 2013, Presented at College of Engineering Open House,
  • "Mechanical Engineering." 2013, Presented at Mechanical Engineering and Women in Engineering Recruitment Event,
  • "Diversity and Outreach in a University Setting." 2014, Presented at Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity House,
  • "Conducting Yourself Professionally." 2014, Presented at Park-Stradley Residence Hall,
  • "First Year Engineering at OSU." 2014, Presented at College of Engineering Women in Engineering Recruitment Event,
  • "Let's Investigate Engineering." 2014, Presented at Ohio 4-H Youth Development Leadership Camp,
  • "Career Path with Graduate Degree." 2014, Presented at Regional Society of Women Engineers Meeting,
  • "My Experiences as an Engineer." 2014, Presented at Society of Women Engineers Annual Banquet,
  • "Diversity in Academics." 2015, Presented at FABE 7220,
  • "Highlights of the EEIC." 2015, Presented at College of Engineering Capital Campaign Kickoff,
  • "Recruiting applicants for STEM jobs." 2016, Presented at Panel,
  • "Male Ally Class at OSU." 2016, Presented at College of Engineering Dean's External Advisory Council Meeting,
  • "Engineering Math at OSU 2016." 2016, Presented at 6th Annual Meeting of the National Engineering Mathematics Consortium presentation,
  • "Engineering Math at OSU 2017." 2017, Presented at 7th Annual Meeting of the National Engineering Mathematics Consortium presentation,
  • "Male Ally Class at OSU." 2017, Presented at Rockwell Automation Headquarters,
  • "Male Ally Class at OSU Update." 2017, Presented at College of Engineering Dean's External Advisory Council Meeting,
  • "Male Ally Class at OSU." 2018, Presented at Honda North America,
  • "Empowering Male Students as Allies." 2018, Presented at Society of Women Engineers National Conference,
  • "Building Bridges from College to Career." 2016, Presented at WEPAN 2016 Webinar,

Papers in Proceedings

2013

  • Lilly, B.W.; Abrams, L.M.; Neal, M.; Srinivasan, K. et al. "DEVELOPING AN EFFECTIVE PLATFORM FOR INTRODUCING MECHANICAL ENGINEERING IN A LARGE PUBLIC UNIVERSITY." (1 2013).
  • Lilly, B.W.; Abrams, L.M.; Neal, M.; Srinivasan, K. et al. "DEVELOPING AN EFFECTIVE PLATFORM FOR INTRODUCING MECHANICAL ENGINEERING IN A LARGE PUBLIC UNIVERSITY." in ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. (1 2013).

2012

  • Lilly, B.W.; Abrams, L.M.; Neal, M.; Srinivasan, K. et al. "Developing an effective platform for introducing mechanical engineering in a large public university." (12 2012).

2011

  • Abrams, L.M.; Gustafson, R.J.; Artis, S. "EXTENDING INFORMATION ON TIME EFFECTIVE STUDENT INTERACTIONS TO ENGINEERING FACULTY." in ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. (1 2011).
  • Abrams, L.M.; Gustafson, R.J.; Artis, S.; ASEE, "EXTENDING INFORMATION ON TIME EFFECTIVE STUDENT INTERACTIONS TO ENGINEERING FACULTY." (1 2011).
  • Abrams, L.; Gustafson, R.J.; Artis, S. "Extending information on time Effective Student Interactions to Engineering Faculty." (8 2011).

2002

  • Abrams, L.M.; Fentiman, A.W. "An integrated program to recruit and retain women engineering students." (12 2002).

2000

  • Abrams, L.M.; Castro, J.M.; Straus, E. "Predicting molding forces in SMC compression molding." in 58th Annual Technical Conference of the Society-of-Plastics-Engineers. (1 2000).
  • Abrams, L.M.; Castro, J.M.; SPE, ; SPE, "Practical guidelines for predicting steady state cure time during sheet molding compound (SMC) compression molding." (1 2000).
  • Abrams, L.M.; Castro, J.M. "Practical guidelines for predicting steady state cure time during sheet molding compound (SMC) compression molding." in 58th Annual Technical Conference of the Society-of-Plastics-Engineers. (1 2000).
  • Abrams, L.M.; Castro, J.M.; Straus, E.; SPE, et al. "Predicting molding forces in SMC compression molding." (1 2000).

1997

  • Abrams, L.M.; Adamovich, L.; Wodzisz, K.; Rich, J.W. et al. "Plasma-enhanced catalysis for automotive exhausts." (12 1997).