Loraine Lowder is assistant department chair and assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering at Kennesaw State. She received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Lowder’s research interests include image processing, computer-aided engineering and cardiovascular biomechanics. She is currently investigating the three-dimensional distribution of stress in atherosclerotic coronary arteries based on images collected using non-invasive techniques. This goal involves the processing of medical images and the development of three-dimensional solid finite element models. The distributions of stress in developed models and the effects of some plaque features on stresses are capable of providing clinically relevant information pertaining to plaque stability assessments. She also performs research in the area of the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Industry Expertise (3)
Areas of Expertise (5)
Georgia Institute of Technology: Ph.D., Bioengineering 2007
Georgia Institute of Technology: M.S., Bioengineering
Georgia Institute of Technology: B.S., Bioengineering
Event Appearances (5)
Student and Faculty Perceptions of Attendance Policies at a Polytechnic University
ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition Seattle, WA
A Case Study on the Effectiveness of Attendance Policies in Introductory Science Courses
SoTL Commons Conference Savannah, GA
Promoting Peer Observation of Teaching in Higher Education
SoTL Commons Conference, Savannah, GA
Academic Misconduct – What Students Think and a few Case Studies
ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition Indianapolis, IN
Effects of Research Experiences on Retention of Undergraduate STEM Majors
89th Annual Meeting of the Georgia Academy of Science Kennesaw, GA
Recent Papers (1)
There is contradictory evidence in pedagogical literature on how compulsory attendance policies affect student performance. There is evidence that increasing attendance rates has a positive impact on students’ grades in a course. Some studies have shown that the impact of increased lecture attendance and student performance is tenuous and some studies have even shown that compulsory attendance policies may be detrimental to student success...