Professor, Chemical & Environmental Engineering
University of Arizona
Dr. Blowers is featured in ACUE’s module: Using Active Learning Techniques in Large Classes.
His contributions to ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice include:
- Three Misconceptions About Using Active Learning in STEM
- STEM Active Learning Techniques With U of A’s Paul Blowers
Blowers is a University Distinguished Professor and Full Professor in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Arizona (UA). His research interests include pedagogically based instructional innovation, using quantum chemistry techniques to characterize the environmental footprint of chemicals before they are widely deployed for use, and life cycle assessments of technology and product choices.
Blowers is on the leadership team of the American Association of Universities STEM efforts at UA, is chair of the College of Engineering Faculty Advisory Committee, is the UA Sustainability Office Faculty Engagement Fellow, faculty advisor for the Arizona Home Brew Club, Rube Goldberg Team, and Omega Chi Epsilon, the chemical engineering honor society. He has been the primary academic advisor for 280 students per year until 2015.
Outside of his work life, he is father to two children, bikes more than 3,500 miles a year, reads 53+ books per year and is learning to play the piano on his own. Paul likes to cook, create new recipes, play table tennis, and do random adventures by bicycle.