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Journal Publications

Under Review

Saunders-Smits, G. N., & Leandro Cruz, M., “Towards a typology in Literature Studies and Reviews in Engineering Education Research”, submitted for review to the European Journal of Engineering Education, 2022.

Rienties, B., Divjak, B., Eichhorn, M., Iniesto, F., Saunders-Smits, G., Svetec, B., Tillmann, A., Zizak, M., “Online professional development across institutions and borders”, submitted for review to the International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 2023 

 

2023

Van Helden, G., van der Werf, V., Saunders-Smits, G.N., Specht, M.M., (2023) “The Use of Digital Peer Assessment in Higher Education – an Umbrella Review of Literature”, in IEEE Access, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2023.3252914.

2022

Leandro Cruz, M., and Saunders-Smits, G.N., (2021) Using an industry instrument to improve the transversal competency learning outcomes of engineering graduates, European Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 47(1), 30-49 DOI: 10.1080/03043797.2021.1909539 

2021

Leandro Cruz, M., and Saunders-Smits, G.N.,(2021) Exploring the effectiveness and the transversal competency retention of a game-based learning activity one year after student participation, Journal on Teaching Engineering, 1:1 (2021) 94-112. DOI: 10.24840/2795- 4005_001.001_0004

Saunders-Smits, G.N.,(2021) “Interview: Ir. Koo Siu Ling – In conversation with the first female graduate of LR, TU Delft”, Leonardo Times, Year 25, Number 2, Summer 2021, pp. 14 – 17, ISSN 2352-7021 (Non-reviewed Journal)

Saunders-Smits, G.N., Craps, S., Carthy, D., and Langie, G., (2021) Comparison of 1st-year student conceptions of their future roles as engineers between Belgium, Ireland, and the Netherlands, accepted for publication in the International Journal for Mechanical Engineering Education. DOI: 10.1177/03064190211027135 

Leandro Cruz, M., Sá, S., Mesquita, D., Lima, R.M., Saunders-Smits, G.N., (2021) The effectiveness of a simple tool to practice communication skills: A case study across five European Engineering Universities, International Journal for Mechanical Engineering Education. DOI: 10.1177/03064190211014458. 

Leandro Cruz, M., van den Bogaard, M.E.D., Saunders-Smits, G.N., and Groen, P., (2020) "Testing the Validity and Reliability of an Instrument Measuring Engineering Students - Perceptions of Transversal Competency Levels". IEEE Transaction on Education Vol. 64, No. 2 pp 180-186, DOI: 10.1109/TE.2020.3025378

2020

Leandro Cruz, M., Saunders-Smits, G.N., Groen, P. (2020) Evaluation of competency methods in engineering education: a systematic review, European Journal of Engineering Education, Vol 45, Issue 5 pp 729-757, DOI: 10.1080/03043797.2019.1671810

2016

Cervone, A., Melkert, J.A., Mebus, L.F.M., Saunders-Smits, G.N., (2016) “Push or Pull Students into Blended Education: A Case Study at Delft University of Technology”. International Journal of Engineering Education 01/2016; 32(5(A)):1911-1921.

2010

Saunders-Smits, G.N., de Graaff, E., (2010) “Assessment of curriculum quality through alumni research” in European Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 37(2), p133-142, 2012. DOI:10.1080/03043797.2012.665847

PUBLICATIONS

This page contains all my research publications to date. Early on in my research career, I deliberately published at conferences giving me the opportunity to meet many like-minded engineering education innovators and researchers, who continue to enrich and inspire me to this day. Please see my CV or ResearchGate for a complete list of publications including keynotes, workshops, and invited contributions.

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Other Academic Publications 

Books

2020

Saunders-Smits, G.N., Melkert, J.A., and Schuurman, M.J., (2020). 80 Years of Aerospace Engineering Education in the Netherlands, ISBN 9789463663380, TU Delft Open, the Netherlands DOI:10.34641/mg.12

2005

de Graaff, E., Saunders-Smits, G.N., and Nieweg, M.R., editors,(2005). “Research and practice of Active Learning in Engineering Education”, ISBN 978 90 8555 091 2, Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam.

Book Chapters

Brügemann, V.P., Brummelen, H. van, Melkert, J.A., Kamp, A., Reith, B.A., Saunders-Smits, G.N., Zandbergen, B.T.C., (2005) "An example of active learning in Aerospace Engineering", in Research and Practice of Active Learning in Engineering Education, Editors: E. de Graaff, G.N. Saunders-Smits and M.R. Nieweg, ISBN 978 90 8555 091 2, Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, pp. 156-164. 

Conference Proceedings

 

2022

Saunders-Smits G.N., (2022). “The Future of Women Aerospace Engineers in Academia – a numbers game”, 50th SEFI Annual Conference, 19-22 Sept 2022, Barcelona, Spain, doi: 10.5821/conference-9788412322262.1205

2021

Jivet, I. & Saunders-Smits G.N., (2021) The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on a MOOC in Aerospace Structures and Materials, 49th SEFI Annual Conference 13-16 Sept 2021, Berlin, Germany.

2020

Saunders-Smits, G. N., & Leandro Cruz, M.,  (2020). Towards a Typology in Literature Studies & Reviews in Engineering Education Research, 48th SEFI Annual Conference, 20-24 Sept 2020, Twente, the Netherlands – Winner of best paper award.

Saunders-Smits, G.N., Melkert, J.A., and Schuurman, M.J., (2020). 80 Years of Aerospace Engineering Education in the Netherlands, AIAA SciTech 2020 Forum: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA), p. 1-19 19 p. AIAA 2020-0643. 6-10 Jan 2020, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. DOI: 10.2514/6.2020-0643 

Saunders-Smits, G.N., Rans, C.D., Teuwen, J.J.E., Sinke, J., Alderliesten, R.C., and van Valkenburg, W.F., (2020).  Teaching Aerospace Structures and Materials to the World: Analysis of the edX MOOC Introduction to Aerospace Structures and Materials, AIAA SciTech 2020 Forum: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA), 10 p. AIAA 2020-0326. 6-10 Jan 2020, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. DOI: 10.2514/6.2020-0326

2019

Leandro Cruz, M. and Saunders-Smits, G. N., (2019). “Transversal Competency Level of Engineering Graduates Dictated by European Industry”, ASEE 2019 126th Annual Conference and Exposition, 16-19 June 2019, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A. DOI: 10.18260/1-2--33464

2018

Leandro Cruz, M. and Saunders-Smits, G. N., (2018).  “Pilot study boot camp: professional engineering roles experienced in a week”, 6th Annual Symposium of the United Kingdom & Ireland Engineering Education Research Network, 1-2 Nov 2018, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom. 

Leandro Cruz, M., and Saunders-Smits, G.N., (2018). “Design and Implementation of New Communication and Lifelong Learning elements in a Master Engineering Course”. 46th SEFI Annual Conference,17-21 Sept. 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Pinxten, M., Saunders-Smits, G.N., Langie, G., (2018). “Comparison of first-year student conceptions on their future roles as engineers between Belgium and The Netherlands”. 46th SEFI Annual Conference, 17-21 Sept. 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Schuurman, M.J., Saunders-Smits, G.N., Rans, C.D., (2018). “Increasing Bloom’s Hierarchical Learning in Aerospace Engineering – a Case Study of Forensic Engineering Course using a ‘Chain of Events’ “. 2018 Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. DOI:10.2514/6.2018-3201

Saunders-Smits, G.N., De Breuker, R., Rans, C.D., Schuurman, M.J, van Staalduinen, J.P., (2018). “A paradigm shift in teaching Aerospace Engineering: from campus learners to professional learners – a case study on online courses in Smart Structures and Air Safety Investigation”, AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 8-12 Jan. 2018, Kissimmee, Florida, U.S.A., DOI:10.2514/6.2018-0810

2017

Leandro Cruz, M., Saunders-Smits, G.N., (2017). “Comparison of Transversal Competence Levels of Engineering Students with Labour Market Requirements. Time for Change” – 5th Annual Symposium of the United Kingdom & Ireland Engineering Education Research Network, 23-24 Nov. 2017, London, United Kingdom.

Craps, S., Pinxten, M., Saunders-Smits, G.N., Leandro Cruz, M., Gaughan, K., Langie, G.,  (2017). “Professional Roles and Employability of Future Engineers”. 45th SEFI Annual Conference, 18-21 Sept. 2017, Azores, Portugal.

2016

Saunders-Smits, G.N.,  Schuurman, M.J., and Rans, C.D., (2016). "Hands on Workshop on Teaching Forensic Engineering Teaching Students Critical Thinking by Investigative mindset." 44th Annual SEFI Conference, 15 -19 Sept 2016, Tampere, Finland. 

Rans, C.D., Teixeira De Freitas, S., van Campen, J.J.M., & Saunders-Smits, G.N., (2016). "(Blended Learning)2: Blending content- and learning-oriented objectives in a blended learning environment".  44th Annual SEFI Conference, 15 - 19 Sept 2016, Tampere, Finland. 

2015

Saunders-Smits, G.N., Schuurman, M.J., and Rans, C.D., (2015). "Forensic Engineering: Learning by Accident Teaching Investigation Skills to Graduate Students using Real-Life Accident Simulations", 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA SciTech, Kissimmee, Florida, U.S.A. DOI: 10.2514/6.2015-1516.

Saunders-Smits, G.N., Mebus, L.F.M., (2015). “Anytime, Anywhere – The development of an online course in Research Methodologies”. 43rd Annual SEFI Conference, 29 Jun - 2 Jul 2015, Orleans, France.

 

2014

Saunders-Smits, G.N., (2014).  “Design of an MSc Degree course in Aerospace Structures & Materials”.  42nd SEFI Annual Conference, 15-19 Sept. 2014, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

2013

Groot Kormelink, J., Saunders-Smits, G.N., Dopper, S., (2013). “From on-campus to online distance education: a three-dimensional perspective: International market, institutional policies and implementation”. The Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference (EADTU2013), 23-25 Oct. 2013, Paris, France.

Saunders-Smits, G.N., De Breuker, R., Mebus, L.F.M., Hol, J.M.A.M.,(2013). “The first steps towards an Online Master in Aerospace Engineering”. 41st SEFI Annual Conference Engineering Education Fast Forward 1973-2013, 16 - 20 Sept. 2013, Leuven, Belgium.

 

2012

Saunders-Smits, G.N., Roling, P.C.,  Brügemann, V.P., Timmer, W.A., Melkert, J.A., (2012). “Using the Engineering Design Cycle to Develop Integrated Project Based Learning in Aerospace Engineering”, EE2012 International Conference on Innovation, Practice, and Research in Engineering Education, 18-20 Sept. 2012, Coventry, United Kingdom.

2011

Saunders-Smits, G.N., and Melkert, J.A., (2011). “Innovative Grading for Design Exercises”, 4th World Conference on Design, 31 October – 4 Nov 2011, IASDR, Delft, the Netherlands.

Saunders- Smits, G.N., (2011). “Research Based Learning in a Project Based Learning Environment- A Case Study”. 39th SEFI Annual conference, SEFI & ISEL, 27-30 Sept 2011, Lisbon, Portugal – Winner of best paper award.

Saunders-Smits, G.N., and Curran R., (2011). “Designing their own Future: Teaching Students How to Design Aerospace Operations Research”, 11th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference, 20 - 22 Sep 2011, Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.A. DOI: 10.2541/6.2011-6821

 

De Graaff, E. & Saunders-Smits, G.N., (2011). “Peer evaluation and Peer review to support PBL Teamwork”, Second International Wireless Vehicle Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace & Electronic System Technology, 28 Feb – 3 Mar 2011, Chennai, India. DOI: 10.1109/WIRELESSVITAE.2011.5940815

 

2009

Saunders-Smits, G.N., Van den Bogaard, M.E.D., and Chiang, Y.C., (2009). Designing “Training Sessions for TAs: Experiences in Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology”. 39th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. DOI: 10.1109/FIE.2009.5350797

Saunders-Smits, G.N.,(2009). “Engineering Heroes Wanted”.  37th Annual SEFI  conference, SEFI & Delft University of Technology, 1-4 July 2009, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

de Kat, R. and Saunders-Smits, G.N., (2009). “3,2,1, Launch”. 37th Annual SEFI conference, SEFI & Delft University of Technology, 1-4 July 2009, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

 

de Breuker, R., Hol, J.M.A.M. & Saunders-Smits, G.N., (2009). “The use of Wiki-Pages as a Course Reader:  Conclusions after a One-Year Wiki Experiment”. 37th Annual SEFI conference, SEFI & Delft University of Technology, 1-4 July 2009, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

2008

de Graaff, E., van den Bogaard, M.E.D., and Saunders-Smits, G.N., (2008). “Peer evaluation to enhance performance in project work”,  37th International IGIP Symposium, September 2008, Moscow, Russia.

de Breuker, R., Hol, J.M.A.M., Saunders-Smits, G.N., Van den Bogaard, M.E.D., (2008). “GRASSROOTS: How to get lecturers to go digital? Advanced Use of BlackBoard for Online Testing in Aircraft Structural Design Courses”, SEFI 36th Annual Conference, 2-5 July 2008, Aalborg, Denmark.

Hol, J.M.A.M., de Breuker, R., Saunders-Smits, G.N., Van den Bogaard, M.E.D., (2008). “GRASSROOTS: Social Software in education? Wikipedia to stay ahead in Aircraft Structural Analysis and Design courses”,SEFI 36th Annual Conference, 2-5 July 2008, Aalborg, Denmark.

 

2007

Van den Bogaard, M.E.D., and Saunders-Smits, G.N., (2007). “Peer & Self Evaluations as Means to Improve the Assessment of Project Based Learning”, 37th ASEE/IEEE Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, October 2007, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. DOI:10.1109/FIE.2007.4417988

De Graaff, E., Van den Bogaard, M.E.D., and Saunders-Smits, G.N. (2007). “PEER Assessment and PEER review to support teamwork in engineering education”, 6th ASEE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education, 1 -4 October 2007, Istanbul, Turkey.

 

Saunders-Smits, G.N., (2007). “EUREKA Active and integrated learning is important for professional success, so say our alumni! ”, 7th ALE International Workshop (pp. 353-360), 4-6 June 2007, INSA, Toulouse, France. 

 

Saunders-Smits, G.N., Bogaard, M.E.D. van den & Graaff, E. de, (2007). “Team Building in International Design Projects”, In G. Moore & A. Hernandez (Eds.), 7th ALE International Workshop (pp. 71-78), 4-6 June 2007, INSA, Toulouse, France. 

Saunders-Smits, G.N., (2007). “Looking Back – The Needs of an Aerospace Engineer in their Degree Course with the Benefit of Hindsight”, SEFI and IGIP Joint Annual Conference 2007, 1-4 July 2007, Miskolc, Hungary.

Saunders-Smits, G.N., Roling, P.C., Melkert, J.A., Curran, R., Cooper, R., and Early, J., (2007).“Crossing Borders - 6 Years of International Aerospace Student Design Projects”, SEFI and IGIP Joint Annual Conference 2007, 1-4 July 2007, Miskolc, Hungary.

Hol, J.M.A.M., and Saunders-Smits, G.N., (2007). “A New Approach to Teaching Finite Element Analysis for Large Audiences”, SEFI and IGIP Joint Annual Conference 2007, 1-4 July 2007, Miskolc, Hungary.

 

2006

Andernach, T. and Saunders-Smits, G.N., (2006). “The use of Teaching – Assistants in Project-Based Learning at Aerospace Engineering”, 36th ASEE/IEEE Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, 27-31 Oct 2006, San Diego, U.S.A. DOI: 10.1109/FIE.2006.322468

2005

Saunders-Smits, G.N., and de Graaff, E., (2005). “Key Features in the Engineering Curriculum: What can we learn from Alumni Research”, SEFI 2005 Conference, 7 – 10 Sept 2005, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, pp 522-528. 

Saunders-Smits, G.N., Gürdal, Z. and Hol, J.M.A.M., (2005). "Innovative Teaching of Aircraft Structural Analysis and Design Courses – Mathematica in an Engineering Education Environment"  2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, 12-15 June 2005, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. DOI: 10.18260/1-2--14177

Saunders-Smits, G.N. and de Vries, J., (2005)."Learning by doing: An innovative laboratory exercise to enhance the understanding of thin-walled Mechanics of Materials", Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, 12-15 June 2005, Portland, Oregon, USA. DOI: 10.18260/1-2--15203

Saunders-Smits, G.N., (2005). "The Secret of their Success: What factors determine the career success of an aerospace engineer trained in the Netherlands?" 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, 12-15 June 2005, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. DOI: 10.18260/1-2--15571

2003

Saunders-Smits, G.N., and de Graaff, E., (2003). “The development of integrated professional skills in Aerospace Engineering through problem-based learning in design projects”, 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, June 2003, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A. DOI: 10.18260/1-2--12480

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