Chelsea Helms

RECAPP 2019 and RECAPP 2020 Award Winner. Education: Master of Science in Technology with a concentration in Building Science, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC; Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. Teaching and Research Interest(s): Chelsea’s diverse industry experience in design and construction management has driven her teaching and research interest in co-teaching a nontraditional curricular program, the IDEXlab (Integrative Design Experience Laboratory), a multidisciplinary office/studio which designs, builds and commissions real projects for real clients in the community. The pedagogy and practice implemented into the program provides continued research and investigation into cross-disciplinary project-based learning in higher education. Professional Affiliation(s): International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Member; Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), Professional Member; NCIDQ Certificate No. 34322; LEED Green Associate.

There are 3 included publications by Chelsea Helms :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Applying Project Based Learning In An Undergraduate Design And Construction Program At Appalachian State University 2018 567 Project based learning (PBL) fully engages students in the subject area, promotes teamwork, transdisciplinary collaboration, allows student teams to engage and solve community design problems and can ultimately lead to broader student worldviews. PBL...
A New Approach To Adaptable, Affordable, And Energy Efficient Housing Designed For Individuals With Autism (Poster) 2019 128 The autistic community is underrepresented in modern residential design, with only a few user-identified housing options existing nationally intended for the specific and varying needs of the disorder. Working in partnership with local 501c3, LIFE Vi...
Pivoting Pedagogy: Adapting Multi-Disciplinary, Project-Based Learning To A Virtual Platform In Real Time (Poster) 2020 229 The IDEXlab (Integrative Design Experience Laboratory), originally funded through a National Science Foundation (NSF) Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM (TUES) grant, is a curriculum program redefining traditional pedagogical approaches by ...