Julie Albertson, Ph.D.

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Julie Albertson, Ph.D.

Senior Instructor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Biographical Information

Dr. Albertson has over 25 years of experience teaching engineering courses, both on campus and online. She has developed courses in Biomass Energy Analysis, Sustainable Energy Systems, and Engineering Ethics. As Chair of the College Curriculum Committee, she is responsible for redesigning curriculum to better serve the needs of students. As a former Affiliate Director for Project Lead the Way, she oversaw Summer Training Institute programs for K-12 teachers, which teaches engineering curriculum and techniques to attract students to STEM careers.

Areas of Interest

  • Sustainable Energy
  • Experimental Aerodynamics
  • Technical Communication in Undergraduate Engineering
  • Engineering Education Techniques

Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering,
    Washington State University
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering,
    Washington State University
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering,
    Washington State University

Teaching

  • Senior Instructor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UCCS
  • Associate Professor, Aeronautics Department, U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Assistant Professor, Aeronautics Department, U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Adjunct Instructor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UCCS
  • Energy Management Engineer, Washington State University

Courses Taught

  • Fundamentals of Energy Engineering
  • Introduction to Commercial HVAC Design (upcoming)
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Engineering Ethics
  • Engineering Economics 
  • Sustainable Energy Systems 

Certifications

  • Engineer in Training (Fundamentals of Engineering)

Organizations

  • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Awards

  • Instructor of the Year, 2013, UCCS
  • Instructor of the Year, 2007, College of Engineering & Applied Science, UCCS
  • College of Engineering & Applied Science Technology and Service Award, 2006, UCCS

Service

  • Chair, Curriculum Committee, College of Engineering & Applied Science, UCCS
  • Member, Executive Committee, UCCS Climate Advisory Board
  • Member, UCCS Sustainability Council & Sustainability Minor Committee
  • Member, Advisory Boards for Woodland Park High School, District 49, and District 11 Tech Prep