Gretchen L. Hein

Gretchen L. Hein


  • Associate Teaching Professor, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Faculty Advisor, Society of Women Engineers
  • PhD, Michigan Technological University
  • ME, Purdue University
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Kettering University


Dr. Hein's teaching interests include graphics, visualization, and computer aided design.  Her research interests include educational methods, and spatial visualization.  Her current research project is Development of the First Year Engineering Program.  She enjoys hiking, biking, farming, knitting, and weaving.

She is also the  Academic Advisor for Society of Women Engineers at Michigan Tech.

Research Interests

  • Engineering Education
  • Persistence in STEM fields

Teaching Interests

  • Blended Learning Methods
  • Technology in the Classroom