Ann-Kristin Winkens M.Sc.

Person

Ann-Kristin Winkens

M. Sc.
Gender and Diversity in Engineering Research Group

Address

Building: Gebäude 3010

Room: C149

Kackertstraße 9

52072 Aachen

Contact

WorkPhone
Phone: +49 241 80-90633
Fax Fax: +49 241 80-690630
 

Responsibilities

Ann-Kristin Winkens has been a Research Associate at GDI since 2018. Her research interests are in particular in the areas of systems' resilience, sustainability, engineering education and competence training in engineering. As part of her PhD she is investigating the extent to which resilience-related competencies for designing resilient systems, such as dealing with uncertainty, complexity, adaptability, or systems thinking, are considered and addressed in engineering education.

She is the representative for the quality improvement of teaching and thus takes care of the continuous design of digital and competence-oriented teaching. In 2022, she and colleagues conducted the mentoring seminar "Fit for the Bachelor Thesis".

 

Career

Ann-Kristin Winkens studied Environmental Engineering at RWTH Aachen University and at the conclusion of her studies began working at GDI. She was also managing director of the interdisciplinary project "Leonardo" at RWTH from 2018 until 2022 and is now pursuing a second Master's degree in Economics at RWTH.

 

Memberships

 

Supervised Theses

Bachelor's Theses

  • Engineering education in the USA and Germany: Approaches and influencing factors in comparison (2023)

  • Urban resilience regarding heat stress: A case study of the city of Aachen, Germany (2022)

  • The acquisition and relevance of social skills in civil engineering studies from the students' point of view (2022)

  • Acquisition of competencies in digitized engineering education from a student’s perspective (2022)

  • Social competencies in civil engineering studies – a comparison of the current and target state from a student perspective (2022)

  • Advancing digitalization in construction – To what extent does the teaching adapt to this from the student’s point of view? (2021)

  • Resilience in the pandemic – A comparative analysis of the coping skills in selected medical institutions in Germany and the USA (2021)

  • Ready to start your career? Practical competencies from the point of view of civil engineering students at the RWTH compared to the competencies required by companies for a successful career start (2021)

  • Fit for the labour market? — Skills gap between employer expectations and graduate skills of young engineers (2021)

  • The exchange of flat between old and young – A solution for scarcity of living space in times of demographic change? (2021)

  • Sustainable building: The DGNB certification system with regard to the sociocultural aspect and its applicability – using the example of RWTH building 'PPS' (2019)

  • Expectations of potential applicants regarding the social skills of their future leaders in construction companies (2019)

Master's Theses​

  • Qualitative analysis of student orientation in the teaching system of civil engineering at RWTH Aachen University: Identification of challenges and opportunities for the improvement of teaching and learning processes (2023)

  • Social competencies of professional civil engineers: A qualitative study of experiences and requirements regarding their importance in everyday work life (2023)

  • Acquiring competencies in engineering studies – the influence of internships on the acquisition of future-relevant competencies (2023)

  • Resilience in residential building development in earthquake-prone Japan (2023)

  • Coliving and coworking services in the area of conflict between gentrification and common good (2023)

  • Engineering Identity in international comparison – a comparative study between early career civil engineering students from Germany vs. Egypt (2023)

  • Engineering Identity – Influencing factors of engineering identity development and implementation in education using civil engineering as an example (2022)

  • Fostering the transformability of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) to strengthen the organizational resilience (2022)

  • Acquiring Competencies in Engineering Studies - The Role of Ingenieure ohne Grenzen e. V. in the Acquisition of Competencies Necessary for Engineers (2021)

  • Coping with the effects of flood events due to climate-change-induced sea level rise – A multi-case-study to design an action guideline to develop coping strategies promoting urban resilience (2021)

  • Assessment of the Resilience Potential of Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies in the Context of Climate Change – the Case of Water Management in Cape Town (2021)

  • Resilience and sustainability in urban areas – Analysis of resilience approaches for the risk management of buildings for the development of a corresponding resilience strategy in Medellin, Colombia (2020)

  • Assessment of the resilience potential of strategies in dealing with natural disasters in the context of disaster management using the example of floods in Sri Lanka (2020)

  • Engineering Resilience – An Analysis of chosen study paths in the field of Engineering at RWTH Aachen University with the focus on resilience-oriented contentsz (2019)

 

Teaching

 

Workshops

2023

Who, What, How? Tackling Skills Challenges: Future Relevance, Stakeholder Differences, and Teaching Hurdles: The Engineering Skills SIG World Café. 51st SEFI Annual Conference. Dublin, Ireland.

2022

Emerging professional skills: Insights and methods – SEFI 2022 Engineering Skills SIG Workshop. Workshop carried out at 50thSEFI Annual Conference. Barcelona, Spain.

 

Presentations

2023

Winkens, Ann-Kristin (2023). Resilience-related Competencies in Engineering Education – Mapping ABET, EUR-ACE and CDIO Criteria. SEFI Annual Conference 2023, 11-14 September 2023.

Winkens, Ann-Kristin; Rouvrais, Siegfried (2023). VUCA and Resilience in Engineering Education - Lessons learned. 19th International CDIO Conference, Norway, Trondheim, 26–29 June 2023.

2022

Winkens, Ann-Kristin (2022). Mind the Gap – Students’ Perspective on Relevant Competencies Needed and Gained in Engineering Education. 50th Annual SEFI Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 19–22 September 2022.

Winkens, Ann-Kristin (2022). Problem-based Learning for Future Challenges in Engineering Education. Science Day 22: Built and Lived Environment – Towards a Sustainable and Livable Urban and Regional Future, 30th June 2022.

Winkens, Ann-Kristin (2022). Local Resilience Strategies for COVID-19 – A PBL Engineering Case Study. 18th International CDIO Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, 13–15 June 2022.

2021

Winkens, Ann-Kristin (2021). Resilience as a Key Competence in Engineering Education – Development of a Conceptual Framework. SEFI Annual Conference 2021, Blended Learning in Engineering Education: challenging, enlightening – and lasting?, online, 13–16 September 2021.

Winkens, Ann-Kristin (2021). Interdisciplinary Teaching at RWTH Aachen University: Project “Leonardo”
The 9th European Conference on Education (ECE2021), online, 15–18 July 2021.

 

Publications

Title Author(s)
Who, What, How? Tackling Skills Challenges: Future Relevance, Stakeholder Differences, And Teaching Hurdles: The Engineering Skills SIG World Café
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2023)
Cooke, Neil (Corresponding author)
Manzini, Raffaella
Benedetti, Matteo
Wint, Natalie
Griffiths, Jenny
Torres, Francesc
Johannsen, Thies
Winkens, Ann-Kristin
Tilley, Emanuela
Hawwash, Kamel
Morar, Nicolau
Development in Students' Perceptions of Sustainability and Responsibility as Relevant Aspects of the Role of Engineers
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2023)
Lemke, Clara (Corresponding author)
Winkens, Ann-Kristin
Decker, Marie Christin
Inanma, Elif
Leicht-Scholten, Carmen
Resilience-Related Competencies In Engineering Education - Mapping ABET, EUR-ACE And CDIO Criteria
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2023)
Winkens, Ann-Kristin (Corresponding author)
Engelhardt, Felix (Corresponding author)
Leicht-Scholten, Carmen (Corresponding author)
VUCA and Resilience in Engineering Education - Lessons Learned
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2023)
Rouvrais, Siegfried
Winkens, Ann-Kristin
Leicht-Scholten, Carmen
Haraldur, Audunsson
Proches, Cecile Gerwel
Competencies for designing resilient systems in engineering education - a content analysis of selected study programs of five European technical universities
Journal Article (2023)
Winkens, Ann-Kristin (Corresponding author)
Leicht-Scholten, Carmen
Does engineering education research address resilience and if so, how? - a systematic literature review
Journal Article (2023)
Winkens, Ann-Kristin (Corresponding author)
Leicht-Scholten, Carmen
Emerging professional skills: Insights and methods : SEFI 2022 Engineering Skills SIG Workshop Report
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2022)
Cooke, Neil (Corresponding author)
Wint, Natalie
Johannsen, Thies
Manzini, Raffaella
Tilley, Emanuela
Berbers, Yolande
Winkens, Ann-Kristin
Griffiths, Jennifer
Thomson, Gareth
Hadgraft, Roger
Hawwash, Kamel
Mind the Gap - Students’ Perspective on Relevant Competencies Needed and Gained in Engineering Education
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2022)
Winkens, Ann-Kristin (Corresponding author)
Lemke, Clara
Leicht-Scholten, Carmen
Chore or desire? Students’ response to online lessons in scientific integrity
Journal Article (2022)
Sira, N. (Corresponding author)
Decker, Marie Christin
Kordtomeikel, Frauke Carole
Winkens, Ann-Kristin
Leicht-Scholten, Carmen
Groß, Dominik
Local Resilience Strategies for COVID19 - A PBL Engineering Case Study
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2022)
Winkens, Ann-Kristin
Leicht-Scholten, Carmen
Teaching Topics of Responsibility and Sustainability in Large Engineering Classes
Journal Article (2022)
Decker, Marie Christin
Winkens, Ann-Kristin
Leicht-Scholten, Carmen
Teaching Essential Competencies for Social and Sustainable Engineering Design - Case Study of a Research-Oriented Master's Seminar
Journal Article (2022)
Winkens, Ann-Kristin
Leicht-Scholten, Carmen
Resilience as a Key Competence in Engineering Education - Development of a Conceptual Framework
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2021)
Winkens, Ann-Kristin (Corresponding author)
Leicht-Scholten, Carmen
Die Anwendbarkeit der Kompetenzmodellierung des HQR in den Ingenieurwissenschaften aus studentischer Perspektive
Contribution to a book (2021)
Schulz, Philipp
Winkens, Ann-Kristin
Interdisciplinary Teaching at RWTH Aachen University : Project "Leonardo"
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2021)
Winkens, Ann-Kristin
Böschen, Stefan Karl Josef
Leicht-Scholten, Carmen
Flipped Classroom Concept for Initiating a Reflection Process among Engineering Students in Large and Mandatory Courses
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2021)
Decker, Marie Christin
Winkens, Ann-Kristin
Leicht-Scholten, Carmen
Interdisciplinary Teaching at RWTH Aachen University - Project "Leonardo"
Conference Presentation, Multimedia (2021)
Winkens, Ann-Kristin (Corresponding author)
Böschen, Stefan Karl Josef
Leicht-Scholten, Carmen