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Washington State University
The Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering

Research Areas

Engineering Education

  • Integrated multidisciplinary design education
  • Hands-on learning
  • Engineers in the K–12 classroom
  • K–12 teachers in the engineering laboratory

View Dr. Van Wie’s website: National Dissemination of Hands-on Learning

Student using learning module in the classroom
Student working with “Learning Module” in the classroom
Undergraduates in Bernie Van Wie's class use learning modules in the classroom
Undergraduates in Bernie Van Wie’s class use “Learning Modules” in the classroom


  • David Thiessen – Fluid mechanics of drops, bubbles, and capillary channels, applications in microgravity
  • Bernie Van Wie – Biotechnology including biosensors and bioanalytical devices, cell and tissue culture, engineering education research