Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Building & Room:
851 S. Morgan St, MC 152, Chicago, IL, 60607
I study how to improve belongingness in the computer science classroom. I do this by looking at assessment design and other classroom strategies. I am also currently investigating the use of a one-time story telling intervention to help with CS retention. In addition to belongingness, I am also studying how students problem solve. I am investigating ways to improve students confidence in problem solving.
Reckinger, S. M, B. Hughes, “Partnering Strategies for Timed Pair Programming: A Multi-Level Model”, Advances in Engineering Education, 2019, in progress.
Reckinger, S. M., C. Gregg, “A Storytelling, Social-Belonging Intervention in an Introductory Computer Science Course”, ASEE IL-IN Section Conference, 2019, URL: https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/aseeil-insectionconference/2019/curriculum/4/.
Reckinger, S. M, B. Hughes, “Formative Assessment Design in a MATLAB Programming Course for Mechanical Engineering Students”, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, 2018, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0306419018792012.
Reckinger, S. M, B. Hughes, “Partnering Strategies for Paired Formative Assessment in Programming”, Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, June 24-27, 2018, URL: https://www.asee.org/public/conferences/106/papers/22163/view.
Reckinger, S. M, B. Hughes, “Measuring differences in performance by varying formative assessment construction guided by learning style preferences”, Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, June 25-28, 2017, URL: https://peer.asee.org/28655
Reckinger, S. M, B. Hughes, “Improved student performance in computer programming by constructing more visual assessment”, Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education Pacific Northwest Conference, Seattle, WA, April 7-8, 2017, URL: http://pnw.asee.org/Newsletters/2016/ConferenceSchedule.pdf.
Reckinger, S. M., S. J. Reckinger, “MSU Students Living Fluid Dynamics”, November/2016, APS Meeting, Division of Fluid Dynamics-Gallery of Fluid Motion, Portland, OR. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/APS.DFD.2016.GFM.V0064
Reckinger, S. M, “Implementation and Evaluation of Different Peer Learning Instruction in a MATLAB Programming Course”, Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 26-29, 2016. URL: https://peer.asee.org/25561.
Reckinger, S. M., S. J. Reckinger, M. Owkes, Y. Rua, , “A Day in the Life of a Fluid Dynamicist”, November/2015, APS Meeting, Division of Fluid Dynamics-Gallery of Fluid Motion, Boston, MA. DOI: https://tinyurl.com/APSDFD2015-Reckinger
Reckinger, S. M., Aca, B.*, Pitz, K.*, “Ocean Circulation in a Rotating Tank: An Outreach Project in Fluid Dynamics”, Proceedings of 2014 Zone 1 Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE Zone 1), Bridgeport, CT, April 4-5, 2014. URL: http://asee-ne.org/proceedings/2014/Professional%20Papers/97.pdf
Reckinger, S. M, Reckinger, S. J., “An Interactive Programming Course Model for Mechanical Engineering Students”, Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 15-18, 2014. URL: https://peer.asee.org/20061
Reckinger, S. M., Bocchino, J.*, Jackowitz, A.*, Perry, J.*, “Rainwater Harvesting for Campus Student Center: A Sustainable, Community-Oriented Senior Design Project”, International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering: Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, Volume 9, Issue 1, 117-137, 2014. ISSN: 1555-9033. URL: http://tinyurl.com/lpqmtql
Munden, R. A., Reckinger, S. M., “A Complete Redesign of Fundamentals of Engineering Course using Backward Design Methodology”, First Year Engineering Experience Conference Proceedings, August 8-9, 2013. URL: http://fyee.org/fyee2013/papers/1026.pdf
Service to Community
- Women in Computer Science, Faculty Advisor, University of Illinois Chicago – Summer/2019 - Present
- Safe Zone Ally, Montana State University – Fall/2016
- Society of Women Engineers, Faculty Advisor, Fairfield University – Spring/2013-Spring/2015
- Broadening Access to Science Education (BASE) Camp Faculty Advisor, Fairfield University – Summer/2013, Summer/2014
- Safe Space Ally, Fairfield University – Spring/2012
- Invited participant of ASAP “Advancing the Careers of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions through the Professional Networks” – a nationwide, NSF-funded network of female university professors at teaching institutions in the STEM disciplines, Spring/2012-Present
- Curas Personalis STEM Faculty Mentor, Fairfield University, Fall/2011-Spring/2013
- Engineering and Math Tutor for CU-Boulder Student Academic Service Center, Spring/2007-Fall/2008
- Engineering Workshop for Girls Inc.-Organizer (UST SWE), Spring/2006
- Engineering Workshop for Girl Scouts-Organizer (UST SWE), Spring/2005
- Science, Technology & Engineering Preview Summer (STEPS) Camp Counselor, University of St. Thomas (UST), Summer/2004
- Girls Experiencing Mathematics in the Summer (GEMS) Camp Counselor, UST, Summer/2004
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
M.S., Computer Science, Stanford University
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
B.A., Mathematics, University of St. Thomas
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of St. Thomas