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Dong San Choi
Dong San Choi

Dong San Choi

0250 Everitt Lab

Education

  • BS EE at UIUC '12
  • MS ECE at UIUC '14
  • PhD ECE at UIUC '18

Academic Positions

  • Adjunct Lecturer (20%), UIUC, BIOE from 01/16/2020-05/14/2020
  • Lecturer (34%), UIUC, CS from 11/05/18-05/14/19
  • Lecturer (66%), UIUC, ECE from 08/16/18-12/31/19

Short Courses

  • ENG 199: Engineering the Mind (SP17, FA17) - 8 week, second-half semester course, one credit hour

Research Interests

  • engineering retention, student motivation, persistence, grit, mindsets, metacognition, self-regulation

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Faulkner, B., Johnson-Glauch, N., Choi, D. S., & Herman, G. L. (2019). Mathematical maturity for engineering students: NSF project summary. In Proceedings of the 2019 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Tampa, FL.
  • Choi, D. S. & Loui, M. C. (2018, October 3-6). Applying stages of change in an academic context to help students adopt healthy learning dispositions and behaviors. In Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, San Jose, CA.
  • Choi, D. S. & Loui, M. C. (2018, June 24-27). WIP: Teaching engineering students how the brain works to encourage positive learning dispositions and behaviors. In Proceedings of the 2018 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Johnson, N. E., Choi, D. S., & Herman, G. L. (2018, June 24-27). Work in progress: How do visual representations affect how engineering students learn and solve problems within and across disciplines? In Proceedings of the 2018 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Choi, D. S., Myers, B. A., & Loui, M. C. (2017, October 18-21). Grit and two-year engineering retention. In Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Herman, G. L & Choi, D. S. (2017, August 18-20). The affordances and constraints of diagrams on studentsí reasoning about state machines. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research (ICER), Tacoma, WA.
  • Minin, S., Varodayan, D., Schmitz, C., Faulkner, B., Choi, D. S., & Herman, G. L. (2016, October 12-15). Minority merit: Improving retention with cooperative learning in a first-year electronics course. In Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Erie, PA.
  • Choi, D. S. (2016, June 26-29). Engineering survivors: Students who persist in engineering through an academic setback. In Proceedings of the 2016 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, LA.
  • Herman, G. L., Earl, K., & Choi, D. S. (2015, June 14-17). Studying the fidelity of implementation of an intrinsic motivation course conversion. In Proceedings of the 2015 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA.

Courses Taught

  • BIOE 415 - Biomedical Instrumentation Lab
  • CS 598 - Ethical Thinking-Cyber Space
  • ECE 120 - Introduction to Computing
  • ECE 415 - Biomedical Instrumentation Lab
  • ECE 598 - Ethical Thinking-Cyber Space
  • ENG 199 - Engineering the Mind
  • IS 590 - Ethical Thinking-Cyber Space