- B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Olin College of Engineering, December 2016.
- M.S., Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, May 2021.
- In progress: Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, May 2023 (expected).
Awards and Honors
- Franklin W. Olin Scholarship, half-tuition merit award for all students of Olin College, September 2012–December 2016.
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, August 2019–May 2023.
- Founders Award for Excellence, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, October 2019.
- McKinney Writing Contest, Second Prize, Graduate Poetry division, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, April 2021.
- Mitch Cieminski (June 2019), “Queer(y)-ing Technical Practice: Queer Experiences in Student Theater Productions at a Technical University,” 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Tampa Bay, Florida. https://peer.asee.org/33222
- Nieusma, Dean and Mitch Cieminski (June 2018), “Ethics Education as Enculturation: Student Learning of Personal, Social, and Professional Responsibility,” 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30443
- Cieminski, Mitch and Alexandra Coso Strong (June 2017), “An Exploratory Study of Power Dynamics and Feedback in Design Reviews,” 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/27564
(The following are linked here in the interest of making some of my unpublished work available to the public. They have not gone through any sort of peer review or referree. Please contact me before citing any of these works in their present form.)
- Mitch Cieminski (August 2019), “Portfolio Exam,” submitted to the Department of Science and Technology Studies at to satisfy comprehensive exam requirements, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. Download PDF.
- This is an edited and exerpted collection of 18 works, some published and some unpublished, spanning from June 2017 to August 2019.
- Cieminski, Mitch (March, 2022), “Approaching Ableism in Engineering Education,” RPI STS Annual Research Day, Troy, New York.
- Slaton, Amy, Yanna Lambrinidou, Ayush Gupta, Donna M. Riley, Alice Pawley, Michael Lachney, Mitch Cieminski, and James Holly, Jr. (July, 2021), “PANEL: Breaking Out of ‘Engineering Nice’: Why Engineering Education Must Make Space for Conflict,” American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Virtual meeting, Invited group panel.
- Cieminski, Mitch and Dean Nieusma (September 2019), “Interrupted Identities and Engineering Ethics: Ability, Relationships, and the Public and Private of Engineering,” Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.
- Cieminski, Mitch (June 2019), “Between Decreasing Pollution and ‘Solving’ Climate Change: How Engineering Students Conceptualize the Ethical Dimensions of Sustainability,” 12th Symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education, Schenectady, New York.
- Cieminski, Mitch (May 2018), “Chimerical Ethics Among Undergraduate Engineers: Heterogeneity in Micro/Macroethics, Knowledge/Ignorance, Realities/Imaginaries,” 4th Annual Binocular Conference: CHIMERIZATIONS, Toronto, Ontario.
- Cieminski, Mitch (April 2018), “Ethics Development in Undergraduate Engineers,” RPI STS Brownbag Series, Troy, New York.
- Cieminski, Mitch and Dean Nieusma (March 2018), “Engaging Student Understandings of Engineering Ethics: Responsibly Innovating Student Learning Regarding Responsibility,” Workshop: Ethics and Responsible Innovation in STEM, Raleigh, North Carolina, Poster presentation (Travel paid by organizer).
- Social Media Coordinator, International Network for Engineering Studies, January 2018–March 2020.
- Graduate Representative, Department of Science and Technology Studies Graduate Committee, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, January–December 2018.
- Social Media Contributor, Society for Social Studies of Science, (occasional), September–December 2018.
- Social Media Contributor, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, October 2017–.
Selected work experience
- Graduate Research Assistant, Troy, NY (US): Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, June 2017–August 2019.
- Two-year appointment under the NSF grant Student Learning Regarding Personal, Social, and Professional Responsibility (Award #1635887), working with PI Dean Nieusma
- Course Assistant, Needham, MA (US): Olin College of Engineering, September–December 2016.
- Engineering Intern, Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh (India): Agastya International Foundation, June–August 2016.
- Designed interactive models at the “Bio Discovery Center” program at the educational campus.
- Visiting Student and Curricular Consultant, São Paulo, SP (Brazil): Insper Engineering Program, August–December 2014.
- Worked on a team of Olin College students, closely collaborating with the faculty to prepare a new engineering undergraduate program.
- Undergraduate Research Assistant, Needham, MA (US): Olin College of Engineering, June–August 2014.
- Did exploratory work for a new project in the Wireless Communications lab under the NSF grant Hybrid Visible-Light and Radio-Frequency Communications with Integrated Medium-Access Control (Award #1618646), working with PI Siddhartan Govindasamy.