Patsy Brackin

Patsy Brackin

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Patsy Brackin is a professor in mechanical engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology where she also serves as Director of Engineering Design. Her B.S. and M.S. are from the University of Tennessee, and her Ph.D. is from Georgia Institute of Technology. She has significant industrial experience and is a licensed professional engineer and a Fellow of ASME. She has been involved in several areas of ABET accreditation—she has served as her departmental ABET coordinator, a member of ASME’s Committee on Engineering Accreditation, Program Evaluator, team chair, and as a member of the Executive Committee of the EAC where she served as chair of the Criteria Committee.

Assessing ABET Student Outcomes While Infusing the Entrepreneurial Mindset

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With the implementation of ABET Student Outcomes 1-7, programs will be looking for ways to incorporate the new requirements. KEEN (Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network) has available modules with associated assessment instruments that address several of the new design, project management, and communication requirements. Attendees will be introduced to the modules, and possibilities for using the […]


Anticipating Transition: Engineering Criteria Revisions Applicable in 2019-2020

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This session will introduce strategies for programs to use in transitioning to EAC’s revised criteria in 2019-20 and beyond. We will review a fictitious sample self-study, Upper-State University, used in PEVC training. During this time, you will review the current performance indicators used at Upper-State and map those indicators which support the revised criteria (C3 […]


Cybersecurity and Engineering… Partners in Industry

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Demand for cybersecurity jobs is estimated to exceed 1 million unfilled positions worldwide, and among the most sought after in the field are cybersecurity engineers. Cybersecurity engineers design secure network solutions to protect against advanced persistent threats, and they develop and engineer secure systems, perform assessments and penetration testing, and manage security technology and audit/intrusion […]