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About Us

Vision Statement

ET&L is dedicated to the concept that the engineering education endeavor is far more successful when educators and students are equipped and motivated to become active partners in achieving educational goals. We provide all of our services with the goal of supporting educators and students in the College of Engineering in their efforts to establish, strengthen, and sustain these partnerships.

Dr. Ken Yasuhara

DIRECTOR & INSTRUCTIONAL CONSULTANT, 206-221-2976, Engineering Annex 221

Ken Yasuhara joined ET&L in late 2015 as an instructional consultant after several years of experience as an engineering education researcher at the Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching (CELT). Having a computer science background, Ken completed his doctoral studies here at UW in Computer Science & Engineering and has been active in the local and national engineering education communities from his graduate student days. His dissertation was education focused and examined the gender gap in undergraduate computer science.

head shot of Ken Yasuhara

Ken is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD). When he finds the time, he enjoys cooking, supporting his favorite soccer team (very loudly), bicycling, teaching bicycle repair, and knitting.

Brek Meuris

Engineering Annex 228

Brek Meuris is a mechanical engineering Ph.D. student in the College of Engineering. Brek brings several years of teaching assistant experience at both the graduate and undergraduate level. He is interested in the science of how learning works, as well as how to learn effectively and efficiently. This guides his teaching interests, which focus on learner-centered approaches and the alignment required to foster self-directed learning. These interests are motivated by a desire to deepen learning, improve retention, and develop the skills needed for life-long learning.

head shot of Brek Meuris

How to find ET&L

ET&L is located on the second floor of the Engineering Annex (EGA), behind the Mechanical Engineering Building. From Stevens Way, follow the driveway between the Mechanical Engineering Building and Loew Hall and take the metal stairs to enter the Engineering Annex at the second floor.

We regret that the second floor of the Engineering Annex, an older building, has only stairway access. Please contact us if you wish to make alternative arrangements. We would be happy to meet you at a more convenient location. 

NOTE: The Engineering Annex's exterior doors are locked at all times. Please make arrangements to have us meet you at the door. 

Engineering Annex location on map of southeast UW Seattle campus