Project Description

Full Time Lecturer

actaylor@uw.edu
Phone: (206)543-8533
Office: Foege N430L

UW Bioengineering faculty Alyssa Taylor

I educate future bioengineers, who will contribute to the development of new healthcare technologies and help solve today’s medical challenges.
Curriculum design
Optimizing student learning outcomes through educational research
My teaching activities focused on developing, implementing, and evaluating core introductory and laboratory courses for bioengineering undergraduates, as well as co-facilitating the Capstone Design sequence. Currently pursuing continuous program improvement activities as well as educational research, with the ultimate goal of optimizing undergraduate bioengineering curriculum design and student learning outcomes.
PhD, Biomedical Engineering,University of Virginia, 2010
BS, Biological Systems Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2003
2013 Bioengineering Award for Outstanding Teacher/Mentor
2011 National Effective Teaching Institute Workshop nomination
2011 ASEE Pacific Northwest Section Conference Travel Award
2010 Best Paper Award for Biomedical Engineering Division at American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference
BIOEN 215: Introduction to Bioengineering Problem Solving
BIOEN 337: Mass Transport and Systems Laboratory
BIOEN 403: Bioengineering Capstone Research
BIOEN 405: Team Design II
Co-instructor of Bioengineering Capstone program
A.C. Taylor and S. Pulford. “Visual Communication Learning through Peer Design Critiques: Engineering Communication Across Divisions” Proceedings of the 2015 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Seattle, WA. Paper ID #12333. (2015)

D.G. Hendricks, L. Pick, and A.C. Taylor. “Bioengineering Global Health: Design and Implementation of a Summer Day Camp for High School Students” Proceedings of the 2015 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Seattle, WA. Paper ID #12283. (2015)

A.C. Taylor. “Use of Case Studies and a Systematic Analysis Tool to Engage Undergraduate Bioengineering Students in Ethics Education” American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference, San Antonio, TX. Fully Refereed. (2012)

A.C.Taylor, K.J. Nichols, L.E. Wright, and C.M. Neils. “An Investigation of Bioengineering Undergraduate Curriculum: Methods for a Comprehensive Analysis” ASEE Conference, Vancouver, B.C. Fully Refereed. (2011)

A.C. Taylor, K.E. Mason, A.L. Peirce Starling, T.E. Allen, and S.M. Peirce. “Impact of Team and Advisor Demographics and Formulation on the Success of Biomedical Engineering Senior Design Projects” ASEE Conference, Louisville, KY. Fully Refereed. (2010)

 

In the News

  • Alyssa Taylor working in lab with student

Alyssa Taylor elected ASEE officer

June 24th, 2015|Comments Off on Alyssa Taylor elected ASEE officer

  • Alyssa Taylor working in lab with student

Lecturer Alyssa Taylor recognized for teaching excellence, promoting academic discovery

June 2nd, 2015|Comments Off on Lecturer Alyssa Taylor recognized for teaching excellence, promoting academic discovery

  • UW Bioengineering students participate in Life Sciences Research Weekend at Seattle Center
  • UW Bioengineering student working with young children
  • Students demonstrating device at BMES Life Science Weekend

UW BMES participates in 2014 Life Sciences Research Weekend at Seattle Center

November 17th, 2014|Comments Off on UW BMES participates in 2014 Life Sciences Research Weekend at Seattle Center

  • UW Bioengineering Associate Professor Dr. Dan Ratner leads activity on ultrasound
  • UW Bioengineering Assistant Professor Dr. Kim Woodrow leads activity about HIV virus action/mechanism
  • UW Bioengineering summer camp participants receive lesson about disease diagnostics from a graduate student
  • UW Bioengineering summer camp participants complete activity about disease diagnostics
  • UW Bioengineering summer camp participants deliver presentation

UW Bioengineering Summer Camp 2014 concludes, teaches high school students about bioengineering, global health

July 28th, 2014|Comments Off on UW Bioengineering Summer Camp 2014 concludes, teaches high school students about bioengineering, global health

  • UW Bioengineers at Engineering Discovery Days
  • Composite image of UW Bioengineering students, faculty and staff leading youth outreach exercises at 2014 Engineering Discovery Days
  • Composite image of UW Bioengineering students, faculty and staff leading youth outreach exercises at 2014 Engineering Discovery Days

UW Bioengineers participate in 2014 Engineering Discovery Days

April 28th, 2014|Comments Off on UW Bioengineers participate in 2014 Engineering Discovery Days

  • Bioengineering student leads outreach session with high school students

UW Bioengineering Hosts 2013 Youth Ethics Summit

July 30th, 2013|Comments Off on UW Bioengineering Hosts 2013 Youth Ethics Summit