Teaching

   
Current Teaching
As a Teaching Assistant, I assist Dr. Jeffery Kohler for the following subjects (Fall 2018):

Past Teaching
I was a teaching assistant for the following courses:
  • Safety and Health in the Mineral Industries (MNG 497): Prepared selected lectures, designed assignments and graded homework and exams (Spring 2017)
  • Mining Engineering Project (MNG 451): Assisted students with the senior project design (Spring 2017)
  • Introduction to Mining Engineering (MNG 230): Designed assignments, held office hours to help students with the coursework and graded homework and exams (Spring 2017)
  • Rock Mechanics (MNG 331): Instructor for lab sessions on 'Rock Mechanics' for a class of 18 students. Also conducted selected lectures. (Spring 2016)
  • Drilling Laboratory (PNG 451): Instructor for three sections, each having 15 students. (Spring 2015)

Talks
  • Feb 2016 @ SME Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ: This talk gave an overview of the safety performance of coal mining industry in the United States and Queensland.
  • Jan 2016 @ Penn State EME Department: This talk discussed Workplace Risk Assessment and Control Method (WRAC) for risk assessment in mining and aggregate industry.
  • Dec 2015 @ SRA Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA: This talk discussed a risk-based decision-making model for proppant selection in the hydraulic fracturing industry.
  • Aug 2015 @ International Student Orientation: This talk discussed various transitional issues faced by new international students and shared various useful resources to cope up with the change.

Other Teaching Activities:
I conducted training sessions related to safety and health at Coal India Limited.

  • Conducted several training sessions on health and safety for over 200 employees discussing various safe operating procedures and safety issues related to them
  • Conducted four workshops on compliance with ISO 14001:2004, ISO 9001:2008 and OHSAS 18001:2007 standard.

During my undergraduate education, I volunteered to teach Maths and English to middle school students. I helped students outside of the class with assignments and selected lectures covering specific topics.