My research is broadly divided into structural engineering topics and research in engineering education.

Structural Engineering Research

My research into structural engineering lies in the areas of: Structural Control, Linear and Nonlinear Dynamics of Structures, Earthquake Engineering, Finite Element Modeling, Probabilistic Hazard Analysis, Structural Health Monitoring, Historic Preservation. Most of the work has a core of structural dynamics and vibrations, my main area of specialization.

Educational Research

My research into engineering education focuses on: Active learning and project-enhanced learning, high-impact learning activities. I have received funding for her engineering education research from the Department of Education FIPSE program and from the NSF CCLI program. I have also been involved in several professional developments that were provided by the AggieSTEM Center to Texas ISD teachers.

Related Links

  • National Science Foundation
  • Department of Education - FIPSE Program
  • NEEShub - NEES focuses on accelerating innovations in infrastructure design and construction practices to minimize damage during earthquakes or tsunamis. NEES’s mission is to accelerate improvements in seismic design and performance by serving as an indispensible collaboratory for discovery and innovation

Last updated; March 14, 2013