​B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1985​M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, 1987​D.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, The George Washington University, 1999Post-Doc ​The George Washington University, 1999-2001

" I strive to provide my students and advisees with the knowledge and tools they need to grow into their own engineering identity. "

Ann Reimers, Assistant Professor of Engineering

Dr. Ann Reimers is a General Faculty Assistant Professor with joint appointments in the Department of Engineering & Society and the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.  She currently teaches Introduction to Engineering Lab and Dynamics.  She has also taught Introduction to Engineering Lecture and served as a first year academic advisor and a member of the First-year Experience Committee in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.  She was Acting Director of Student Success, part of the SEAS Undergraduate Dean's Office, during the Spring of 2018 .

As an electro/mechanical engineer, she worked in the areas of vibration control, magnetostrictive material modeling, and submarine silencing. Then deciding to focus on education, she taught high school science, primarily physics, for ten years and functioned as Science Department Chair and Dean of Faculty.  During the 2014-15 academic year, she served in the Department of Energy's Office of Science as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow.

She focuses her work at UVa on increasing the availability of hands-on, cross-curricular engineering experiences for students, improving student confidence in choosing their disciplinary path and facilitating student success. She has presented and published in the educational area of integrating hands-on and engaging material related to engineering and science into K-12 classrooms and extracurricular settings.  Her technical publications involve magnetic and magnetostrictive material modeling and control.

In the News

Selected Publications

  • "Modification of a Physics Rotational Kinematics Concept Inventory for use with Engineering Dynamics Students." 2020 Amer Soc for Engineering Ed. ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Jun 2020, Montreal, Canada. Ann Reimers
  • “Enriching an Informal Engineering Education Program with Social Relevance and History for Middle School Girls,” IEEE Proceedings of Frontiers in Education conference (FIE), Oct. 2016. ABS Ann Reimers and John F. Smith.
  • “Integrating a Holistic View of Energy Principles into High School Physics,” presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers’ Summer Meeting, University of Maryland, July 2015. ABS Ann Reimers
  • “Creating the Next Generation of Innovators: How Math, ELA and Science Standards can be Reinforced across Subjects,” CARNEGIE session, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Teaching & Learning Conference, March 2015. Ann Reimers
  • "Isotropic Media and the Simplified Vector Preisach Model," Physica B: Condensed Matter, vol. 306, December 2001, pp. 72-77. ABS Edward Della Torre and Ann Reimers
  • "Fast Preisach-Based Vector Magnetization Model," IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 37, issue 5, Sep 2001. ABS Ann Reimers and Edward Della Torre.
  • "Energy Considerations in Vector Magnetization Models," Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 89, issue 11, Jun 2001. ABS Edward Della Torre and Ann Reimers.

Courses Taught

  • ENGR 1620 Introduction to Engineering Fall 2015 - Spring 2017
  • ENGR 1621 Introduction to Engineering Analysis Fall 2017