HyungSok “Nathan” Choe

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Title:
Assistant Professor of Practice
Office:
SEH B1890 | Office Hours: W: 10:45 am – 12:15 pm; R: 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Phone:
202-994-0636
Email:
[email protected]

 

Dr. Nathan Choe previously worked with the LG Electronics mobile communication company for four years and obtained his PhD in STEM education, specifically in engineering education, to develop and assess engineering courses. He was involved in developing a project-based learning course funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for first-year engineering students, and he also served as a program evaluator of NSF REU site programs. Dr. Choe also served as a research assistant professor at Ohio State University, where he was involved in developing rubrics to assess students’ creativity, networking, and values creation as a part of engineering students’ entrepreneurial mindsets. This effort was funded by the Kern Family Foundation. His research utilized both quantitative and qualitative methods to understand disciplinary domain identities for undergraduate and graduate engineering students.

 

  • Ph.D., STEM Education, The University of Texas at Austin, 2019
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2009
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2006
  • Multi-disciplinary Capstone Project
  • Engineering Course Development
  • Entrepreneurial Education
  • Psychological Attribution of Engineering Students
  • Career Trajectory of Engineering Students
  • Engineering Identity

Journal Publications

  • Choe, N. H. & Borrego, M.J. (2020). Master's and Doctoral Engineering Students' Interest in Industry, Academia and Government Careers. Journal of Engineering Education. https://doi.org/10.1002/jee.20317
  • Wall Bortz, W. E., Knight, D. B., Lyles, C. H., Kinoshita, T., Choe, N. H., Denton, M., & Borrego, M. (2020). A Competitive System: Graduate Student Recruitment in STEM and Why Money May Not be the Answer. The Journal of Higher Education, 1-26.
  • Choe, N. H., Martins, L. L., Borrego, M. J., & Kendall, M. R. (2019). Professional aspects of engineering improve prediction of undergraduates' engineering identity. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 145(3), 1-8
  • Choe, N. H. & Borrego, M.J. (2019). Prediction of engineering identity in engineering graduate students. IEEE Transactions on Education. doi: 10.1109/TE.2019.2901777
  • Borrego, M. J.,  Choe, N. H., & Nguyen K.A. (2019) STEM Doctoral Student Agency regarding Funding. Studies in Higher Education.
  • Martin, J.P., Choe, N.H., Halter, J.M., Foster, M.J., Froyd, J. E., Borrego, M. J., & Winterer, E. (2019) Interventions supporting baccalaureate achievement of Latino STEM students matriculating at 2-year Institutions: A systematic review. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. 56(4), 440-464.
  • Park, J.J., Park, S., Choe, N. H., & Schallert, D. L. (2019). When groups experience conflict: Intersection among undergraduates’ individual and group motivational goals, project commitment, and emotions. Educational Psychology, 1-8. 
  • Kendall, M. R., Denton, M., Choe, N. H., & Borrego, M. J. (2019) Factors influencing engineering identity development of latinx students. IEEE Transactions on Education. doi: 10.1109/TE.2019.2909857
  • Knight, D.B., Kinoshita, T., Choe, N.H., & Borrego, M. (2018). Doctoral student funding portfolios across and within engineering, life sciences, and physical sciences. Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 9(1), 75-90.
  • Park, J. J., Long, P., Choe, N. H., & Schallert, D. L. (2018). The contribution of self-compassion and compassion to others to students’ emotions and project commitment when experiencing conflict in group projects. International Journal of Educational Research, 88, 20-30.
  • Borrego, M., Knight, D.B., & Choe, N.H. (2017). Research group experiences and intent to complete. Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 8(2), 109-127.  
  • Park, J.J., Choe, N.H., Schallert, D. L., & Forbis, A.K. (2017). The chemical engineering research laboratory as context for graduate students' training: The role of lab structure and cultural climate in collaborative work. Learning, Culture and Social Interaction, 13, 113-122. doi: 10.1016/j.lcsi.2017.04.001

Conference Presentations

  • Denton, M., Choe, N.H., Borreog, M.J., & Knight, D.B. (Accepted) Optimal Sequencing of Graduate Funding in a Chemical Engineering Department: Maximizing Completion and Persistence Rates. Paper will be presented at 2020 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition.
  • Hur, J., & Choe, N.H. (Accepted) Effective methods to promote undergraduate research in civil engineering. Paper will be presented at 2020 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition.
  • Bortz, W.E., Haines, L., Knight, D. B., Kinoshita, T., Borrego, M. J., Choe, N. H., & Denton, M. (2020, April) A Competitive System: Graduate Student Recruitment in STEM and Why Money May Not Be the Answer. Paper will be presented at 2020 American Educational Research Association Conference (AERA), San Francisco, CA, United States.
  • Choe, N. H., Park, J. J., & Park, M. (2019, September). Agency in career advancement of engineering graduate students. Paper Presented at the Korean Society of Engineering Education (KSEE), Jeju City, South Korea.
  • Park, J. J., Park, M., & Choe, N. H. (2019, September). Understanding Female Students’ motivation to join the
  • Humanitarian Engineering Social Entrepreneurship Program. Paper Presented at the Korean Society of Engineering Education (KSEE), Jeju City, South Korea.
  • Denton, M., Choe, N. H., Nguyen, K.A., Borrego, M. J., Knight, D. B., Kinoshita, T., & Bortz, W. E. (2019, June), Predictors of Engineering Doctoral Student Future Career Sector. Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Tampa, FL, United States. Award best diversity paper. 
  • Park, J.J., Choe, N.H., & Schallert, D.L. (2019, April) Different Levels of Compassion to Self/Others: Predicting Undergraduates’ Emotional and Motivational Experiences During Group work. Roundtable paper presented at 2019 American Educational Research Association Conference (AERA), Toronto, Canada.
  • Kwon, J.H., Park, M., & Choe, N.H., (2019, April) Acculturation Stress and Identity Crisis of Asian International Undergraduate Students in Canada. Paper presented at 2019 National Consortium for Instruction and Cognition meeting, Toronto, Canada.
  • Kinoshita, T., Knight, D. B., Borrego, M. J., & Choe, N. H. (2019, April) Exploring No Job Prospects for Doctoral Recipients: Recent Trends and Differences Across Demographics. Paper presented at 2019 American Educational Research Association Conference (AERA), Toronto, Canada.
  • Bortz, W.E., Knight, D. B., Kinoshita, T., Choe, N. H., Nguyen, K.A., Borrego, M. J., & Lyles, C.H. (2019, April) A Competitive System: Graduate Student Recruitment in STEM and Why Money May Not Be the Answer. Roundtable paper presented at 2019 American Educational Research Association Conference (AERA), Toronto, Canada.
  • Kendall, M. R., Choe, N. H., Denton, M., & Borrego, M. J. (2018, June), Engineering Identity Development of Hispanic Students Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30411
  • Choe, N.H., Borrego, M.J., Kinoshita, T.J., Nguyen, K.A., & Knight, D.B., (2018, April) Doctoral Students' Types of Funding and Agency in Time to Degree: A Mixed-Methods Study. Round table presented at 2018 American Educational Research Association Conference (AERA), New York, NY, United States.
  • Choe, N.H., Park, J.J., Lawlor, P.J., Park, C., & Lee, Y. (2018, April) Future Possible Career Self as Moderator of Relation Between Mentoring and Undergraduate Students' Academic Motivation. Poster presented at 2018 American Educational Research Association Conference (AERA), New York, NY, United States.
  • Park, J. J., Choe, H. N., & Schallert, D. L. (2018, April) Compassion as Moderator of Relation Between College Students' Psychological Attributes and Group Project Commitment. Paper presented at 2018 American Educational Research Association Conference (AERA), New York, NY, United States.
  • Kuchar, A., Park, J.J., Choe, N.H., & Schallert, D.L. (2018, April) Self-Compassion as a Moderator Between Fear of Failure and Academic Motivation for Undergraduate Student Athletes. Round table presented at 2018 American Educational Research Association Conference (AERA), New York, NY, United States.
  • Patrick, A. D., Borrego, M. J., Martins, L. L., Choe, N. H., Seepersad, C. C., & Kendall, M. R. (2017, July), Constructing a Measure of Affect Towards Professional Practice: What matters for Engineers? Paper presented at 2017 Research in Engineering Education Symposium, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Choe, N. H., Borrego, M. J., Martins, L. L., Patrick, A. D., & Seepersad, C. C. (2017, June), A Quantitative Pilot Study of Engineering Graduate Student Identity. Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio, United States.  https://peer.asee.org/27502
  • Patrick, A. D., Choe, N. H., Martins, L. L., Borrego, M. J., Kendall, M. R., & Seepersad, C. C. (2017, June), A Measure of Affect toward Key Elements of Engineering Professional Practice Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio, United States.  https://peer.asee.org/27476
  • Knight, D. B., Borrego, M. J., Kinoshita, T., & Choe, N. H. (2017, June), Board # 76 : Investigating National-Scale Variation in Doctoral Student Funding Mechanisms Across Engineering Disciplines. Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio, United States.  https://peer.asee.org/27921
  • Winterer, E., Froyd, J. E., Borrego, M. J., Martin, J. P., & Choe, N. H., Halter, J. M., & Foster, M. J. (2017, June), Board # 153 : A Systematic Review of Literature on Latino Transfer Students in Engineering. Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio, United States.  https://peer.asee.org/27780
  • Choe, N. H., Park, J. J., &, Schallert, D. L. (2017, April). Undergraduates Who Can See the Future Study Harder: Academic Motivation, Mentorship, and Future Possible Selves. Paper Presented at American Educational Research Association Conference (AERA), San Antonio, TX, United States.
  • Park, J. J., Long, P., Choe, N. H., &, Schallert, D. L. (2017, April). Mitigating the Conflict Students Experience With Group Projects Through Self-Compassion and Compassion to Others. Paper Presented at American Educational Research Association Conference (AERA), San Antonio, TX, United States.
  • Park, S., Park, J. J., Schallert, D. L., & Choe, N. H. (2017, April). When Groups Experience Conflict: Intersection Among Undergraduates' Individual and Group Motivational Goals, Project Commitment, and Emotions. Paper Presented at American Educational Research Association Conference (AERA), San Antonio, TX, United States.
  • Park J.J., Choe, N.H., & Lee, Y. (2017, March). Group Commitment and Emotional Outcomes from College Students: Difference between American and Korean Students. Poster Presented at Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.
  • Park, J. J., Choe, H. N, Schallert, D. L., & McGinn, B. (2016, April). When Group Projects Conflict With Students' Personal Goals: Motivational and Emotional Correlates of Group Commitment. Round Table Presented at American Educational Research Association Conference (AERA), Washington D.C., United States.
  • Park, J. J., Choe, H. N, Forbis, A.K., & Schallert, D. L. (2016, April). Chemical-Engineers-in-Training: Influence of Climate, Communication, and Culture on Group and Individual Productivity and Learning. Paper Presented at American Educational Research Association Conference (AERA), Washington D.C., United States.
  • Froyd, J. E., Foster, M. J., Martin, J. P., Borrego, M., Choe, H. S., & Chen, X. (2015, October). Special session: Introduction to systematic reviews in engineering education research. Paper Presented at Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2015. 32614 2015. IEEE (pp. 1-3). IEEE.
  • Choe, H. S., & Borrego, M. (2015, September). Engineering students’ research experiences in higher education: Graduate engineering students’ satisfaction and intention to complete their degree in the United Stated of America. Paper Presented at the Korean Society for Engineering Education (KSEE), Jeju City, South Korea.
  • Choe, H. S., Park, J. J., Forbis, A. K., & Schallert, D. L. (2015, September). Newcomers in a chemical engineering lab: Graduate students learning to collaborate on research. Paper Presented at the Korean Society of Engineering Education (KSEE), Jeju City, South Korea.
  • Froyd, J. E., Foster, M. J., Martin, J. P., Borrego, M., Choe, H. S., & Chen, X. (2015, June). What have we learned from a systematic review of literature on Hispanic transfer students in engineering? Poster Presented at American Society for Engineering Education Conference (ASEE), Seattle, WA.
  • ASEE ERM Best Diversity Paper June 2019
  • KSEE Best Paper Presentation Sept 2015
  • NTT Docomo Best LTE Smartphone Design Dec 2012
  • Member: IEEE, ASEE, AERA, Eta Kappa Nu

Editorial Board or Reviewer Service

  • Editorial Board of SN Social Science Journal.
  • Reviewers for international journals and conferences including: Journal of Engineering Education, IEEE Transactions on Education, Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, Studies in Engineering Education, The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and American Educational Research Association (AERA)