Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Mena, Irene
Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Industrial Engineering
Mena, Irene
Faculty
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: 1027 Benedum Hall
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PhD in Engineering Education, Purdue University
MS in Industrial Engineering, Purdue University
BS in Industrial Engineering, PUCMM, Dominican Republic
Mena, I. B., Schmitz, S., & McLaughlin, D. (2015).  An Evaluation of a Course that Introduces Undergraduate Students to Authentic Aerospace Engineering Research.  Advances in Engineering Education . Vol. 4(No. 4).
Mena, I. B. (2015).  The Science and Engineering Postdoc Experience through the Lens of Liminality.  Paper presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Conference & Exposition, Seattle, WA.
Liu, S., Zappe, S. E., Mena, I. B., Litzinger, T. A., Hochstedt, K. S., & Bertram Gallant, T. (2015).  Faculty Perspectives about Incorporating Academic Integrity into Engineering Courses.  Paper presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Conference & Exposition, Seattle, WA.
Litzinger, T., Zappe, S., Hunter, S., & Mena, I. (2015).  Increasing Integration of the Creative Process across Engineering Curricula.  International Journal of Engineering Education.   Vol. 31 (No. 1B): 335-342.
Zappe, S. E., Reeves, P., Mena, I., & Litzinger, T. A. (2014). The Relationship between Creative Self-Concepts, Perceptions of Global Readiness, and Travel Experiences of Engineering Students.  Paper presented at the Frontiers in Education Conference, Madrid, Spain.  
Mena, I. B., Litzinger, T. A., & Zappe, S. E. (2014). Experiences of International and Domestic Students in the First Two Years of Undergraduate Engineering Programs.  Paper presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, IN.
Mena, I. B. & Schmitz, S. (2013). An Exploratory Study of the Research Mentor Experience in a Novel Aerospace Engineering Course. Paper presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, GA.
Mena, I. B., Zappe, S., & Litzinger, T. (2013). Examining the Experiences and Perceptions of First-Year Engineering Students.  Paper presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, GA.
Capobianco, B. M., & Mena, I. B . (2013). Longitudinal Profiles of Children's Conceptions of an Engineer.  International Journal of Engineering Education .  Vol. 29 (No. 2): 415-425.
Zappe, S., Mena, I. B., & Litzinger, T. (2013). Creativity is Not a Purple Dragon.  Paper presented at the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) Conference, Washington, DC.
Mena, I. B., Diefes-Dux, H., & Capobianco, B. (2013).  Socialization Experiences Resulting from Doctoral Engineering Teaching Assistantships.  Journal of Higher Education . Vol. 84 (No. 2): 189-212.
Mena, I. B., & Diefes-Dux, H. (2011). First-Year Engineering Students' Portrayal of Engineering in a Proposed Museum Exhibit for Middle School Students.  Journal of Science Education and Technology , Vol. 21(No. 2): 304-316.
Mena, I. B. , Diefes-Dux, H., & Capobianco, B. M. (2011).  Doctoral Students as Course Instructors: Three Engineering Teaching Assistants' Socialization Experiences.  Paper presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC.  *Winner of Best Student Paper Award - Graduate Studies Division.
Capobianco, B. M., Diefes-Dux, H., Mena, I., & Weller, J. (2011). What is an Engineer? Implications of Elementary School Student Conceptions for Engineering Education. Journal of Engineering Education , Vol.100 (No.2): 304-328.
Mena, I., Capobianco, B., & Diefes-Dux, H. (2009). Significant Cases of Elementary Student Development of Engineering Conceptions. Paper presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Conference & Exposition, Austin, TX.