Professor Paul S. Steif received a Sc.B. in engineering from Brown University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University in applied mechanics. Before joining the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in 1983, Steif was a NSF NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cambridge. He currently focuses on cognition and learning in engineering. As part of that work, Steif develops and implements new approaches and technologies to improve engineering instruction and to measure student learning. His research also includes a project to improve cryopreservation of biological tissues, through a greater understanding of stress development during freezing, vitrification, and thawing. Steif is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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More on Steif’s research related to engineering learning and cognition can be found here.

Evan Small programmed the web-version of CATS and developed the current version of the miniFEA program. He received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and has a M.S. degree from Stanford University. He has worked on projects in embedded systems, small scale heat transfer, automobiles and has published several papers on the topic of phase change memory. He is also the author of web tutorials for Ansys and Solidworks. Evan Small is a member of Pi Tau Sigma. Evan currently works for Tesla Motors in Palo Alto, CA.

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