“Future civil engineers are required to be self-directed learners during their entire professional lives. For that reason, students should deal with real-world problems and learn problem-solving skills early in their education”
Teaching does not consist only transmitting students the body of knowledge so they can learn. That would be very easy, just going to the classroom and based on some slides giving a lecture. In today’s world, everyone can access the internet and find out what the professor is teaching. Teaching is more than that.
When I think about the professor that I want to be, I asked myself, how do I want students to remember me? What is the impact that I want to have on them? I may not have a lot of experience teaching yet but I have discovered my signature in the few times that I have taught. Even more, the luxury of being a student for a long time has made me realized what I like and what I do not like when I am taking a class. I want to motivate and to inspire students to be their own best selves. I believe that as civil engineers, we have the skills to change lives by giving back to the community. My philosophy for the engineering field is that it is not until you do it that you learn how to do it. My challenge in the construction management and engineering field is to figure it out how to move away from the traditional educational approach in which most of the courses have been taught for decades. Even if I can do it, sometimes, the new innovative learning methods seem to not fit into the engineering field properly. The task is not easy at all but this is a challenge I wish to take up.
- Instructor: Construction Control Techniques (Fall 2019, 60 Students)
- Instructor: Construction Management (Spring 2018, 40 Students)
- Teaching Assistant: Construction Management (Fall 2016, 63 Students; Spring 2017, 64 Students; Spring 2019, 72 Students)
- Teaching Assistant: Construction Control Techniques (Fall 2017, 79 Students; Fall 2018, 78 Students)