Matthew Grondin

Email: mgrondin@wisc.edu

Biography

Before my interests in educational psychology, I completed my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biomedical engineering with a focus on cartilage mechanics and quantitative magnetic resonance imaging. While instructing engineering courses, I found myself pondering my own educational experiences and how I learned engineering through an embodied approach. My research interests include embodied learning in engineering through gesture analysis and underrepresented minority retention and attrition within engineering.

Publications/Presentations

Conference: Learning Sciences Graduate Student Conference (2021), Title: Educating Engineers Through Gesture: How Spontaneous Gesture Can Guide Educators

Paper: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering (2021), Title: Bi-Component T2 Mapping Correlates with Articular Cartilage Material Properties

Conference: International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (2020), Title: Correlation Between Single-Component and Bi-Component T2 Parameters and Proteoglycan Content and Mechanical Properties of Cartilage

Conference: Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport (2019), Title: Correlation Between Quantitative Magnetic Resonance and Physiological Relatable Mechanical Properties

Conference: International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (2019), Title: Comparison of Single-Component and Multi-Component T2 Parameters and Mechanical Parameters of Human Patellar Cartilage at 3.0T

Paper: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering (2020), Title: Bi-Component T2 Mapping Correlates with Articular Cartilage Material Properties

Awards

Honored Instructor-Recipient, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Innovation in Teaching-Nominee, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Early Excellence in Teaching-Nominee, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S. Student Paper Competition Finalist at Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference

Fellowships

Interdisciplinary Training Program Fellow, School of Education-Wisconsin Center for Education Research