Cynthia K. Waters, Assistant Professor

Cynthia K. Waters 
  • B.S., Materials Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1984
  • M.S., Materials Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1985
  • PhD., Mechanical Engineering, NCA&T State University, 2004
Academic Experience
  • 2011-Present   Assistant Professor
  • 2005-2011       Adjunct Associate Professor- Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University
  • 2001-2004       Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University
  • 1997-2001       Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University
  • 1990-1997       Adjunct Instructor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • 1987-1990       Research Associate/ Adjunct Instructor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina
Certifications and Professional Registrations
  • POGIL Certified
Current membership in professional organizations
  • ASM
  • MRS
  • SWE
  • ASEE
Honors and awards
  • Recognized by Senator Kay Hagan’s Office for NSF funding to NCA&T State University, 8/22/2012 
  • Dr. Waters’ has been nominated for ASEE-SE Mid-career teacher of the year, 2009 and 2012
  • ASEE Environmental Division Best Paper Award, 2011
  • Nominated to be College Representative at “Exploring How People Learn Engineering” workshop Golden CO. sponsored by the NSF,  2009
  • Nominated for ASEE-National Women in Engineering Division Vice-Chair, 2011
Institutional and Professional Service (2007-2012)
  • 2011-2013 University Committee for IRB Oversight
  • 2011 Elected ASEE-SE Zone Chair, Professional Division
  • 2011-2012,  Reviewer: Advances in Engineering Education Journal,.
  • 2011 Reviewer, ASME Conference proceedings.
  • 2010 Elected ASEE-SE Zone Chair, Division of Research
  • 2010 Elected ASEE-SE Zone Vice- Chair, Professional Division
  • 2009 Elected ASEE-SE Zone Vice-Chair, Division of Research
  • 2008 College liaison and organizer (IRB) for the delivery the Survey for Engineering Ethical Development
  • 2007-2008 College of Engineering National ASEE Liaison,
  • 2007-present SWE Advisor
Professional Development Activities, (2007-2012)
  • NSF-Special Session - Not All Problems Are Created Equal: From Problem-based Learning Theory to Research on Complex Problem Solving and Implications for the Engineering Classroom, Rapid city, SD,  Nov. 2012
  • Workshop ½ day, FIE Conference Workshop - Challenges to Using Mixed Methods Research in Engineering Education, Rapid city, SD, Nov. 2012
  • Office of Sponsored Programs Presents (OSP) Policies and Procedures, North Carolina A&T State University, February 24, 2011