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Elizabeth Paderi Cheung
Assistant Professor, Engineering/CAD
Certified SolidWorks Professional

The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.
-Albert Einstein

I am teaching the following classes in Spring 2017:

Introduction to Science, Engineering, & Technology

Engineering Graphics
EGD TEK 101 

3D Computer-Aided Design (SolidWorks) EGD TEK 210

Note that the former Mechanical Drafting Program is now called Engineering Design & Technology
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I have been an Assistant Professor of Engineering and CAD at Los Angeles Pierce College since 2010.  My background prior to teaching was in medical device product development.  Since arriving at Pierce I have updated the former Mechanical Drafting program into the Engineering Design and Technology program. I currently serve as the co-PI on the Department of Education California Alliance for the Long-Term Strengthening of Engineering Transfer Programs (CALSTEP) grant.  I am a graduate of the 2011 Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Faculty Teaching and Learning Academy (FTLA) designed to develop faculty who explore and test methods of teaching and learning.  In addition, I am an active member of the Pierce College Student Success Committee, Curriculum Committee, and the LACCD Engineering & Technologies Discipline Committee.

Professional Activities:

  • PI, CAPTIVATE: Collaboratory Achievement Project to Impact the Value of Architecture and Engineering Graphics & Design Technology Education, NSF ATE award, 2016-2018.
  • Pierce MakerSpace Club co-advisor, Spring 2015-present
  • California Community Colleges Success Network, 3CSN, Cultivating a Growth Mindset Community of Practice, Fall 2014
  • 3CSN BSILI June 2014
  • Pierce College Student Success Committee, 2014-present
  • Pierce College Curriculum Committee, 2012-present
  • Co-PI, CALSTEP, Department of Education Hispanic-Serving Institutions Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (HSI-STEM) grant 2011-2016.
  • California Engineering Liaison Council, 2011-present
  • Pierce College Industrial Technology Department representative on college Academic Senate, 2011-2014
  • Member of Engineering & Technologies LACCD Discipline Committee, 2010-present.
  • Planning Committee member, Workshop on the Impact of Pen and Touch Technology on Education (WIPTTE), 2013.
  • Graduate of 2011 Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Faculty Teaching and Learning Academy (FTLA).
  • Served on National Science Foundation (NSF) review panel for Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) grant proposals, Sept. 2011.

Industry Experience:

9/07-8/10 Bioplate, Inc. and Biomed Technologies, Inc., Los Angeles, CA 
Senior Product Development Engineer

9/04-5/07 Stryker Orthopaedics, Mahwah, NJ
Project Engineer, Hip Product Development

1/03-7/04 BREG, Inc., Vista, CA
Engineer, Product Development

9/02-12/02 University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Graduate Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering Department


M.Eng in Bioengineering, 2002, University of California, San Diego

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2001, University of Cincinnati

Hobbies and Interests:

Almost anything active: surfing, soccer (former University of Cincinnati Bearcat), yoga, cycling, hiking,...


Technology and Education