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BS Smith College 2007
MS University of California, Berkeley 2010
PhD University of California, Berkeley 2013

Prof. Wodin-Schwartz joined WPI in August 2015. While at UC Berkeley, Prof. Wodin-Schwartz was a teaching assistant for both mechanical and electrical engineering courses including Introduction to Mechatronics for which she received the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award. Her Ph.D. research focused on the use of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for down hole geothermal well monitoring. Before joining WPI, Prof. Wodin-Schwartz spent two years at the technical consulting firm Exponent Inc. where she conducted failure analyses and design evaluations for projects ranging from consumer products to power systems. As a consultant she worked with over 75 different clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

Prof. Wodin-Schwartz is passionate about teaching core engineering and critical thinking skills that apply to application driven problem solving. She is especially interested in engineering design and product development. She is excited to work with students to help them understand not only the technical skills required of them as engineers but also the social, environmental, and physical implications of implementing technical engineering solutions.

Scholarly Work

Wodin-Schwartz, S., Bove, R., Verghese, P., Kennedy, E., Falling Body Impact Behavior of Fiberglass Stepladders with Plastic Knee Braces. (Accepted IMECE 2015)
Wodin-Schwartz, S., Chang, J.C., Senesky, D.G., Hammer, J.E., Pisano, A.P. Geothermal Environmental Exposure Testing of Encapsulant and Device Materials for Harsh Environment MEMS Sensors. IEEE MEMS 2012, January 29-February 2, 2012. Pairs, FR.
Wodin-Schwartz, S., Hopcroft, M.A., Senesky, D.G., Pisano, A.P. (2010). MEMS Sensing in an In-Cylinder Combustion Environment, Proc. Of PowerMEMS 2010, Leuven, Belgium
Wodin-Schwartz, S., Myers, D.R., Kramer, R.K, Choi, S., Jordan, A., Wijesundara, M.B.J., Hopcroft, M., Pisano, A.P. (2008). Silicon and Silicon Carbide Survivability in an In-Cylinder Combustion Environment, Proc. Of PowerMEMS 2008, Sendai, Japan.
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