Margot Vigeant

Margot Vigeant

Interim Provost
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About Margot Vigeant

Educational Background

  • B.S., Cornell University
  • M.S., University of Virginia
  • Ph.D., University of Virginia

Teaching Experience

  • Bucknell University, 1999 - present

Teaching Specialties

  • Design
  • Chemical engineering thermodynamics
  • Food science and engineering

Research Interests

  • Chemical engineering pedagogy
  • Food process engineering


  • Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (2020)
  • Martin Award for Best Paper in ASEE Chemical Engineering Division (2018), with Katharyn Nottis, Margot Vigeant, Michael Prince, Amy Golightly, and Carrine Gadoury
  • AIChE EdDiv Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering Education Research (2017)

Selected Publications

Prince, M., Koretsky, M., Self, B., and Vigeant, M. Examining the classical change model to promote conceptual learning in core engineering courses. Chemical Engineering Education (Winter, 2020).

Vigeant, M., Cole, J., Dahm, K., Ford, L., Landherr, L., Silverstein, D., Wheeler-West, C., (2019). How we teach: Thermodynamics. Proceedings from the American Society for Engineering Education, Tampa, FL.

Nottis, K., Vigeant, M., Prince, M., and Golightly, A. (2019). Using or Viewing a Demonstration of Inquiry-Based Computer Simulations: The Effectiveness of both in learning difficult concepts in heat transfer. Proceedings from the American Society for Engineering Education, Tampa, FL. Winner: Martin Award (best paper ChED).

Nottis, K., Vigeant, M., Prince, M., Golightly, A., and Gadoury, C. (2018). Computer simulations vs. physical experiments: a gender comparison of implementation methods for inquiry-based heat transfer courses. Proceedings from American Society for Engineering Education, Salt Lake City,
UT. Reprinted in Chemical Engineering Education 53(4), 2019. Winner: Martin Award (best paper ChED)

Vigeant, M., Ebenstein, D., Kennedy, E., Hutchison, W., Cheville, R.A.,, Lamparter, M., Thompson, M.S., Meiser, J. and Siegel, N. (2018). BFab for Faculty: Using Making to Empower Entrepreneurially-Minded Learning. Proceedings from the Frontiers in Education meeting, San Jose, CA.

Vigeant, M. and R. Ford.; "Interactions Between Motile Escherichia Coli and Glass in Media with Various Ionic Strengths, as Observed with a Three-Dimensional-Tracking Microscope." Appl. Environ. Microbiol. (1997) 63, 3474-3479.

Prince, M., Vigeant, M., Nottis, K. Assessing Misconceptions of Undergraduate Engineering Students in the Thermal Sciences Accepted, May 2009, to International Journal of Engineering Education.

Prince, M. and Vigeant, M. A Preliminary Study on the Effectiveness of Inquiry-Based Activities for Addressing Misconceptions of Undergraduate Engineering Students. Accepted, publication pending June 2009, Education for Chemical Engineers.

Schloss, J. and Vigeant, M. Modeling Microdialysis in the Rat Brain. Presented to McNay group, SUNY Albany Department of Psychology, Albany, NY. July, 2009.

Vigeant, M., Maneval, J., Snyder, W., Hanyak, M., Prince, M.: Hands-On Chemical Engineering Senior Design: the Evolution from Paper to Practice. ASEE Conference Proceedings (2008), Pittsburgh, PA.

Armitage, J., T. Pitta, M. Vigeant, H. Packer, and R. Ford; "Transformations in Flagellar Structure in Rhotobacter Sphaeroidesand Their Possible Relationship to Changes in Swimming Speed." J. Bacteriol (1999) 181, 4825-4833.

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