Faculty Profile

Marcia A Pool

Marcia A Pool
Marcia A Pool

Primary Research Area

  • Research in BME Education

Education

  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
  • BS in Biomedical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA, Concentration in Chemical Engineering

Academic Positions

  • Director of Undergraduate Programs, Bioengineering (2015-present), University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois
  • Lecturer in Bioengineering (2014-present), University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois
  • Instructional Laboratory Coordinator in Biomedical Engineering (2008-2014), Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Research Associate in Biomedical Engineering (2008), Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana
  • Instructor in Biomedical Engineering (2004, 2006-2007), Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant in Biomedical Engineering (2001-2006), Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana

Other Professional Employment

  • National Executive Director (2011-present), Alpha Eta Mu Beta, Inc. (501 (c) 3 organization). Alpha Eta Mu Beta is the National Biomedical Engineering Honor Society.

Professional Registrations

  • Engineering Intern (EI.0019912), Louisiana 2001

Resident Instruction

  • UIUC BIOE 298 - Healthcare Innovation and Translation (2016-present)
  • UIUC BIOE 199 - Frontiers in Cancer Research (2016-present)
  • UIUC BIOE 120 - Introduction to Bioengineering (2015-present)
  • UIUC BIOE 415 - Biomedical Instrumentation Lab (2014-present)
  • UIUC BIOE 414 - Biomedical Instrumentation (2014-present)
  • UIUC BIOE 205 - Signals and Systems in Bioengineering (2014-present)
  • Purdue University BME 49000 - Professional Elements Of Design (2010-2013)
  • Purdue University BME 48900 - Senior Design Project Lab (2010-2013)
  • Purdue University BME 48800 - Preliminary Senior Project Design (2010-2013)
  • Purdue University BME 40500 - Biomedical Engineering Design Project (2008-2010)
  • Purdue University BME 39000 - Professional Development And Design In Biomedical Engineering (2012-2013)
  • Purdue University BME 30600 - Biotransport Laboratory (2008-2013)
  • Purdue University BME 30500 - Bioinstrumentation Circuit And Measurement Principles (2008-2013)
  • Purdue University BME 29000 - Frontiers In Biomedical Engineering (2011-2013)

Course Development

  • Developed Purdue University BME 49000 - Professional Elements of Design based on information required in a Design History File (required document for medical device development)
  • Re-designed Purdue University BME 48800 - Preliminary Senior Project Design and BME 48900 - Senior Design Project Lab to allow single semester, whole year, multidisciplinary, and international projects
  • Re-designed Purdue University BME 39000 - Professional Development and Design In Biomedical Engineering based on industrial partner's Product Development Proposal
  • Re-designed Purdue University BME 30600 - Biotransport Laboratory to enhance student's experimental design skills through problem-based learning
  • Re-designed Purdue University BME 29000 - Frontiers In Biomedical Engineering to enhance student's soft skills

Student Organizations

  • Alpha Eta Mu Beta (National Biomedical Engineering Honor Society)

Design Teams

  • 2008-2013: Managed 86 Biomedical Engineering Capstone Senior Design Teams at Purdue University
  • 2013: The Pacer's project was an extension of senior design project which detected the mechanical stability of an implanted pacemaker lead. Guided the team through regulatory approvals (animal subjects), design competition submissions (including ASAIO (team won 2nd place)), and connected team with technology transfer at Purdue University (patenting process).
  • 2013: The Neuropathy Detector (NeurD) team's project detected and monitored peripheral neuropathy. Guided the team through regulatory approvals (human subjects), design competition submissions (including NCIIA E-Team Stage I (selected for Stage 1)), and connected team with technology transfer at Purdue University (patenting process).

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Stephany Coffman-Wolph, Kimberlyn Gray, and Marcia Pool, "Designing an Escape Room Game to Develop Problem Solving and Spatial Reasoning Skills," in Frontiers in Education Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2017 (submitted)
  • Evin Groundwater, et al., "Work in Progress: Design of a First-Year Rhetoric Course for Engineering Students," in ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, Ohio, 2017 (accepted)
  • Stephany Coffman-Wolph, Kimberlyn Gray, and Marcia Pool, "Work-in-Progress: Design of a Virtual Escape Room for K-12 Supplemental Coursework and Problem Solving Skill Development," in ASEE Zone 2 Spring Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2017
  • Jenny Amos, Karin Jensen, Marcia A. Pool, and John Vozenilek, “Works in Progress: Immersive First Year Experience in Bioengineering Curricula ,” in Biomedical Engineering Division at ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2016 (conference paper).
  • Marcia A. Pool, Karin Jensen, Paul Jensen, and Rohit Bhargava , “Work in Progress: Reviving a Transport Phenomena Course by Incorporating Simulation and Laboratory Experiences,” in Biomedical Engineering Division at ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2016 (conference paper).
  • Marcia A. Pool, Andrew Michael Smith, P. Scott Carney, Dipanjan Pan, and Rohit Bhargava , “Implementing a Challenge-Inspired Undergraduate Experience,” in Education Research and Methods Division at ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2016 (conference paper).
  • Kimberlyn Gray and Marcia Pool, "Assessing Student Learning through Student Developed Course Materials," in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015 (poster)
  • Marcia A. Pool and Kimberlyn M. Gray, “Engaging Students to Enrich their Learning through Developing Course Materials," in the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, 2015 (poster)
  • Rohit Bhargava, Marcia Pool, Andrew Michael Smith, P. Scott Carney, and Dipanjan Pan, “Works in Progress: a Challenge-Inspired Undergraduate Experience,” in Biomedical Engineering Division at ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, Washington, 2015 (conference paper and poster)
  • Allison Sieving, Marcia Pool, Andrew Brightman, and Ann Rundell, “Retrospective Analysis of Factors Impacting Senior Design Project Translation,” in Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 2014 (presentation)
  • Marcia Pool, Charles Peak, Jeremy Hale, and Allison Sieving, “Using Discussion Boards to Improve Student Professionalism and Field Knowledge,” in Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 2014 (poster)
  • Marcia A. Pool, Jennifer L. Groh, and Allison L. Sieving, “Works in Progress: Generating Interest in Biomedical Engineering through Exploration of the Design Process,” in Biomedical Engineering Division at ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2014 (conference paper and poster)
  • M. A. Pool, A. O. Brightman, C. W. Peak, A. L. Sieving, and A. E. Rundell, "Integrating Information Literacy into a Situated Learning Preliminary Design Course," in Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, 2013 (poster)
  • A. L. Sieving, M. A. Pool, A. Davidson, K. Stuart, and A. E. Rundell, "Building Experimental Design Skills Using Learning Modules," in Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, 2013 (poster)
  • Allison L. Sieving, Marcia A. Pool, Trisha Eustaquio, Rajtarun Madangopal, Scott Jewett, Kate Stuart, Alyssa Panitch, and Ann E. Rundell, “Development of Verification and Validation Engineering Design Skills through a Multi-year Cognitive Apprenticeship Laboratory Experience,” in Division of Experimentation and Lab-Oriented Studies at ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia, 2013 (conference paper and presentation).
  • M. A. Pool, A. L. Sieving, A. O. Brightman, T. Eustaquio, and A. E. Rundell, "Employing Industrial Principles of Practice in Preliminary Design," in Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, 2012 (presentation).
  • Jamie Brugnano, Marcia Pool, K. Andrew Richards, Allison Sieving, Juan Velasquez, Sherry Voytik-Harbin, and Ann Rundell, "Scaffolding and Assessing Professional Design Skills using an Active-learning Studio Style Classroom," in Biomedical Engineering Division at ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, Texas, 2012 (conference paper and presentation).
  • Allison L. Sieving, Anissa L. Lloyd, Marcia A. Pool, Andrew O. Brightman, Trisha Eustaquio, and Ann E. Rundell, "Teaching Industry Principles of Practice from Need Identification to Market Assessment," in Capstone Design Conference, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, 2012 (poster).
  • J. Brugnano, M. Pool, A. Sieving, S. Voytik-Harbin, and A. Rundell, "Use of Active Learning to Teach BME Specific Professional Design Skills in Support of Capstone Design," in Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Hartford, Connecticut, 2011 (poster).
  • M. Pool, T. Eustaquio, S. Jewett, R. Madangopal, K. Stuart, A. E. Rundell, and A. Panitch, "Using Problem-Based Learning to Enhance Experimental Design Skills in a Biotransport Laboratory," in Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Hartford, Connecticut, 2011 (presentation).

Conferences Organized or Chaired

  • 2016 Midwest Biomedical Engineering Regional Conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (November 4, 2016)

Other Scholarly Activities

  • "Statistical Analysis Using Minitab: ANOVA": statistics learning module developed by Marcia Pool, Allison Davidson, and Allison Sieving as part of a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Faculty Learning Community
  • "Enhancing Experimental Design: Minimizing Confounding Factors": statistics learning module developed Allison Sieving and Marcia Pool as part of a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Faculty Learning Community

Professional Societies

  • ASEE (American Society of Engineering Education)
  • AEMB (Alpha Eta Mu Beta￿BME National Honor Society), National Executive Director (2011-present)
  • BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society)
  • IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
  • LAPELS (Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying)

Teaching Honors

  • UIUC Teachers Ranked as Excellent (2017)
  • UIUC Teachers Ranked as Excellent (2016)
  • UIUC Teachers Ranked as Excellent (2015)

Other Honors

  • Patricia I. Horner Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award for Alpha Eta Mu Beta (National Biomedical Engineering Honor Society), (October 2011)