Mentoring

Prof. Ziotopoulou and her graduate students won the University of California, Davis Office of Graduate Studies Wakeham Fellowship for the year 2018-2019 for the proposal "Blended mentoring approaches towards building and sustaining developmental networks: from a diverse first-generation graduate group to the boundaryless world".

 

Teaching and mentoring development

Prof. Ziotopoulou and her PhD students during the UCD Graduate School Award Ceremony
Prof. Ziotopoulou and her PhD students during the UCD Graduate School Award Ceremony (from left to right: Renmin Pretell, Francisco Humire, Maya El Kortbawi, Katerina Ziotopoulou, Sumeet Sinha)

Aggie Success: A Professor’s Guide - Sept 25-27, 2020   Facilitator in the first-ever faculty team to help students better understand the academic expectations and rigors of attending a research university, and how to succeed in this environment.

CBBG Online Teaching & Learning Webinar Series - April 2020   In collaboration with the Center for Biomediated and Bioinspired Geotechnics developed and participated in a series of three webinars on Online Teaching covering: course design, active learning strategies, and assessment.

Slack Workspace for UC Davis College of Engineering Faculty during COVID-19 - March 2020 - present   In collaboration with Prof. Colleen Bronner, developed and maintained Slack workspace for sharing advice and tools for CoE faculty for online teaching during the pandemic

Slack Workspace for UC Davis Civil Engineering Students during COVID-19 - March 2020 - present   In collaboration with Prof. Colleen Bronner, developed and maintained Slack workspace for maintaining active channels of communication with students during the pandemic

Guest Lecturer in ECI289D: Geotechnical Professional Practice - February 3, 2020   Led class discussions on effective techniques for delivering effective presentations and strategies for creating effective and aesthetically pleasing graphics.

Q&A with Female Graduate Students: Academia vs. Industry - November 4, 2020   University of California, San Diego, Department of Structural Engineering and Materials

Mentoring 101: From Introduction to Implementation – Experienced Mentor Panel - November 7, 2019    Professors for the Future (PFTF) sponsored series covering topics integral in the building of successful STEM mentoring relationships

Discussing Online Learning and Collaborative Education (DOLCE- UC Davis) - November 1, 2019   Invited speaker on “Teaching with the iPad: Apps, Options, and Demos”

ACCELERATE Fellows Program (UC Davis) - September 9 – 12, 2019   Developing digital pedagogies and equitable and inclusive instructional strategies. Offered by the Center for Educational Effectiveness at UC Davis

Engaged Learning Community Scholarship (UC Davis) - January – June 2017   Offered by the Center for Educational Effectiveness at UC Davis

New Faculty / Early Career Teaching Certificate Program September 2015 – May 2016   Offered by the Center for Instructional Development & Educational Research (CIDER) at Virginia Tech

ASCE ExCEEd (Excellence in Civil Engineering Education) Workshop June 21-26, 2015

Using active learning strategies to transform your lectures - October 8, 2014   Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) at Virginia Tech, Workshop

Integrating teaching, learning, assessment and grading - October, 29, 2014   Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) at Virginia Tech, Workshop

Course Design-Redesign Institute - August 17-19, 2015   Offered by the Center for Instructional Development & Educational Research (CIDER)

Flipping the Classroom - March 23, 2015   Workshop offered by the Center for Instructional Development & Educational Research (CIDER)

 

Outreach activities

AvenueE Transfer Bridge Program Centrifuge Outreach Activities - September 18, 2018   Coordinated with GGSS students on developing activities with a focus on demonstrating the interaction among the engineering disciplines (i.e., Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, CS, etc.) required for testing at the Center for Geotechnical Modeling facility

Bio-Inspired Natural Hazards Design-a-Thon - April 28-29, 2018 / October 13-14, 2018   Liquefaction and Earthquakes Workshop lead and design judge

Faculty Mentor for CAMP UC Davis student - November 2017 – June 2018   CAMP at UC Davis aims to recruit and retain students in STEM majors, facilitate their academic success, and encourage their transition to graduate study. Faculty-mentored research experiences play a large role in the program and CAMP Scholars actively participate in research for 40 hours/week during the summer and 10 hours/week throughout the academic year (Mr. Brian Morales)

Mentor for AvenueE program - September 2017 – Present    Program designed to increase participation of women and underrepresented minorities in engineering and computer science, serving high potential, low resource students, and those from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. Mentored one student for two quarters.