Grace Pokoo-Aikins


Dr. Grace Pokoo-Aikins joined the faculty of the University of Georgia College of Engineering in the Fall of 2017.  She worked as a Product Development Engineer and Applications Engineer for Cambridge International (now owned by Rexnord).  Her primary role was in product testing and product research as well as playing a pivotal role in the product development process of several product lines.  Prior to working for Cambridge International and immediately prior to joining UGA, she served as an Adjunct Professor with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and taught courses in chemistry and biology while assisting in managing chemistry lab courses. While studying and working as a graduate student at Texas A&M University, she earned a certificate from Texas A&M’s Graduate Teaching Academy and also served as an Assistant Course Instructor for Numerical Analysis and Fluid Mechanics course.

“Dr. Aikins” as she is known by many of the students that she teaches, currently teaches BCHE 2910 Introduction to Biochemical Engineering Design, BCHE 3520 Mass Transport and Rate Phenomena, BCHE 3180L Biochemical Engineering Laboratory and BCHE 4180L Advanced Biochemical Engineering Laboratory.  Grace has always had an interest in active learning and was a member of the inaugural cohort of the Active Learning Summer Institute (2018).  She enjoys incorporating active learning and collaborative learning into all of her courses.  She has utilized flipped learning and project-based learning in select courses where applicable.  Grace likes to participate in Faculty Learning Communities with topics on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.  She has been the recipient of internal grants.  One grant was from the Engineering Education Transformation Institute (EETI) on Virtual, Remote and Augmented Labs and she created a Remote Diffusion Lab.  The second grant was from UGA College of Engineering and was used to enhance the instructional labs which she teaches. She is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Society for Engineering Education.

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