Cynthia K. Waters

TitleAssociate Professor

DepartmentMechanical Engineering


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OfficeMcNair Hall
Room: 625

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Cynthia K. Waters


Ph D: Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina A & T State University, 2004

MS: Material Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1985

BS: Material Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1984

Research Interests

Work centers around metallurgy and powder metals in the 3D processes that build parts through additive manufacturing. Her “Additive Metallic Materials and Porous Structures Research Lab”, researches new techniques to manufacture metallic porous structures with desired structure, and metal-based additive characterization. Dr. Waters engineering education research efforts include studies of gender issues in the education pipeline, faculty resistance to pedagogical change and best methods to increase learning in the Material Science classroom.

Recent Publications

Waters, Cynthia  (2017).  Creating an Instrument to Measure Student Response to Instructional Practices.  (2,  106,  ).  Journal of Engineering Education.

Waters, Cynthia  (2017).  Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods to Examine Student Resistance to Active Learning.  (Paper ID CEEE-2016-0198,  ).  European Journal of Engineering Education.

Waters, Cynthia  (2016).  Students’ Expectations, Types of Instruction, and Instructor Strategies Predicting Student Response to Active Learning.   International Journal of Engineering Education.