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Catherine Skokan



  • Higher Ed: Engineering, Evaluator 


Catherine K. Skokan received her Ph.D. in Geophysical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. She is presently an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Colorado School of Mines. Her research interests include engineering applications of geophysics, humanitarian engineering, curriculum development, and K-12 outreach. 


Dr. Skokan is actively involved in K12 outreach in using engineering examples as a vehicle to interest students in mathematics and science. She presently is PI or Co-Pi on eight grants that involve curriculum development and assessment for the K12 community and for community colleges. As well, she is responsible for supervision of graduate students in the K12 classroom. Her engineering interests involve use of electrical methods to map groundwater. She is especially interested in using engineering skills to aid the underserved in a program entitled Humanitarian Engineering. Her technical specialties include electromagnetic field studies in the earth and digital data processing. 


Skokan,C. K., Simoes, M. G., Delplanque, J.P. and Gosink, J., 2005, ABET 2000 Challenges in Curricular Compression: Fluids and Circuits - A Pilot 2+1+1 Approach, IEEE Trans. On Education, Vol. 48, No. 3, p.503-512.

Skokan, C. K., and Gosink, J., 2005, Gender participation in Humanitarian versus Traditional Multidisciplinary Senior Design Projects, American Society of Engineering Education Conference, Portland, Oregon (June 12 - 15, 2005)

Skokan, C. K., Munoz, D., and Gosink, J., 2005, Humanitarian Projects in Interdisciplinary Senior Design, International Conference on Engineering Education, Gainesville, Gliwice, Poland (July 25-29, 2005).

Moskal, B, Skokan, C, Westland, C, and Barker, H., 2006, Graduate Students in the Pre-College Classroom: An All "Win" Situation, ICEE Puerto Rico.

Skokan, C, and Rodriguez, P., 2006, Assessment of a Coordinated Effort
to Increase Student Learning in Mathematics and Science through Engineering Examples, ASEE, Chicago, Illinois, REPRESENTED AND REPUBLISHED ASEE 5th International Colloquium on Engineering Education, Rio de Janeiro (October 9-12, 2006) .

Skokan, Catherine, Munoz, David,and Gosink, J., 2006, Humanitarian Engineering Projects in Multidisciplinary Senior Design, Chapter 39 in Innovations 2006, World Innovations in Engineering Education and Research, INEER , ISBN 1553-9911.

Moskal, Barbara, Skokan, C., Kosbar,L., Dean, A., Westland, C., Barker, H., Nguyen, Q. and Tafoya, J., 2007, K-12 Outreach: Identifying the Broader Imapcts of Four Outreach Projects: JEE, Vol. 96, No. 3.

Skokan, Catherine, Simoes, M., and Crocker, J. 2007, Designing Humanitarian Engineering Classes: Chapter 7 in Innovations 2007: World Innovations in Engineering Education and Research, INEER, ISBN 1553-9911.

Moskal, Barbara, Gosink, J., and Skokan, C., 2007, Humanitarian Engineering Curriculum: Defining Student Learning Outcomes, ASEE, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Skokan, C., Moskal, B., and Barker, H., 2007,Technology Camp for Teachers - Bringing Multidisciplinary Engineering into the Middle School Classroom, ASEE, Honolulu, Hawaii, REPRESENTED (by B. Olds) AND REPUBLISHED ASEE 6th Interntional Colloquium on Engineering Education, Istanbul, Turkey (October1-4, 2007).

Moskal, B., Skokan, C., Kosbar, L. & Fairweather, G. (2008). "The Synergy of Middle School Outreach." Academic Exchange Quarterly, 12 (2), 49-54.

Munoz, D., & Skokan, C. (2008). "Humanitarian Engineering Program: Conceptual Challenges. "World Transactions on Engineering & Technology Education, 6(2).