U of Del. Sarah Rooney receives national biomedical engineering teaching award

University of Delaware Assistant Professor Sarah Rooney received a Biomedical Engineering Teaching Award from the American Society for Engineering Education recently, the university announced.
The award is given annually by the society's Biomedical Engineering Division (BED) “to recognize contributions in the field of biomedical engineering education by new faculty members as evidenced by innovative teaching materials, curricula, textbooks and/or professional papers and by activity in ASEE/BED and/or other biomedical engineering organizations,” according to the ASEE.

To be eligible, faculty members must have no more than five years of post-secondary teaching experience with primary course responsibility.

Rooney joined UD in 2015 shortly after earning her doctoral degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, according to a university article. She has taught a variety of courses, from the essential Introduction to Biomedical Engineering to the elective Engineering Exercise and Sports, a class she developed that integrates concepts from engineering, physiology and exercise science to help students define, measure, and design exercise technology. Rooney is a BMES member. 

In the classroom, Rooney asks students to work through problems in groups during breakout sessions. She checks their understanding through quick clicker quizzes, according to the article.