Hector E. Will

Dr. Hector E. Will

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
Program Director, Electrical Engineering

Room 253, Koch Venter for Engineering and Science

Dr. Hector E. Will is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Evansville, holding a PhD from Purdue University. His research interests are multifaceted, prominently featuring the advancement of STEM education. He places specific emphasis on leveraging contemporary technologies and model-based learning to enhance the understanding of intricate scientific concepts. Furthermore, Dr. Will's academic pursuits extend to developing novel curriculum approaches in emerging fields like Quantum Computing and Machine Learning.


  • PhD Physics, Purdue University
  • MS Business Technology & Management, Central American University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Honduran University of Technology

Graduate Certificate Programs

  • Integrated STEM Education Certificate, Purdue University

Previous Experience

  • Oakland City University 2022-2023
  • Purdue University 2017-2022
  • Honduran University of Technology 2015-2017

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
  • National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST)

Recent Publications

  • Will, H. “Leveraging Jupyter Notebooks and GitHub for Enhanced STEM Content Creation and Learning Activities.” Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering [ATMAE] Annual Conference. October 2023.
  • Kim, E., Wiese, L., Will, H., Magana, A., Jun, M. “Taking an Experiential Learning Approach to Industrial IoT Implementation for Smart Manufacturing through Course Work and University-Industry Partnerships.” American Society for Engineering Education [ASEE] Annual Conference. June 2023
  • Acevedo, P., Magana, A., Mousas, C., Walsh, Y., Will Pinto, H., Bedrich, B. “Effects of tactile feedback on conceptual understanding of electromagnetism in a virtual reality experience.” IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality Annual Meeting. October 2022.
  • Samarapungavan, A, Bryan, L., Staudt, C., Will, H., Sapkota, B., Broadhead, J., Ediss, B. “Supporting Kindergarten Students' Learning About Matter Through Model-Based, Technology-Mediated Explorations of Particle Behavior. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. 2022.
  • Will, H., Zuniga, M., Fabregat, R. “Learning quantum computing using augmented reality.” Computational Development Congress for Latin America [COMPDES] Annual Conference. July 2021
  • Will, H. “Quantum Computing. Are we there yet?” Innovation & Technology Congress 2021. August 2021.
  • Walsh, Y., Magana, A., Will, H., Yuksel, T., Benes, B., Berger, B., & Bryan, L. “A learner-centered approach for designing visuohaptic simulations for conceptual understanding of truss structures. Computer Application Engineering Education. 2021.