Mechanical Engineering
Phone: (208) 885-6579
Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: (208) 885-9031
Email: medept@uidaho.edu

Engineering Physics (EP)
Room 324K

875 Perimeter Drive MS 0902
Moscow, ID 83844-0902


Contact Denise Engebrecht
Phone: (208) 364-6123
Fax: (208) 364-3160
Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Idaho Water Center
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702


Idaho Falls

Contact Debbie Caudle
Phone: (208) 282-7983
Fax: (208) 282-7929
Email: debrac@uidaho.edu

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Distance Education

Engineering Outreach
Phone: (208) 885-6373
Toll-free: (800) 824-2889
Fax: (208) 885-9249
E-mail: outreach@uidaho.edu


Denise Bauer

Denise Bauer, Ph.D.

Office: GJ 234I
Phone: 208-885-6263
Email: dbauer@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: 875 Perimeter Drive, MS 0902

Moscow, Idaho 83844-0902

College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Research Faculty

Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 2010

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Human Factors Engineering
  • Selected Publications
    • Bauer, D.H. & Freivalds, A. (2009). Backpack load limit recommendation for middle school students based on physiological and psychophysical measurements. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment
      and Rehabilitation, 32 (3), p.339-350.
    • Bauer, D.H. & Okudan, G.E. (2009).Implementing technological communication for online class group
      work. Proceedings of the IIE Annual Conference and Expo, Miami, FL, May 30-June 3. 
    • Bauer, D.H. & Freivalds, A. (2008). A comparison of two middle school backpacks with varying comfort features under an increasing load. Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and
      Ergonomics Society, New York, NY, September 21-26. 
    • Bauer, D.H. & Okudan, G.E. (2008). Group communication via technology for engineering work:
      perceptions on effectiveness. Proceedings of the 2008 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition,
      Pittsburgh, PA, June 22-25. 
    • Bauer, D.H. & Okudan, G.E. (2008).The current use of technological communication in Industrial Engineering group work. Proceedings of the IIE Annual Conference and Expo, Vancouver, BC, May 17-
    • Bauer, D.H. & Freivalds, A. (under review). Psychological aspects of backpack load and safety and health in children. In Load Carriage in School Children: Epidemiology and Exercise Science
  • Awards and Honors
    • Instructor for Engineering Design group that was awarded “Best Engineered Design” in the College of
      Engineering Design Showcase, Fall 2008
    • Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant
      Finalist, The Pennsylvania State University, 2005 and 2006 
    • General Electric Faculty for the Future Fellowship, The Pennsylvania State University, 2004 
    • Provost Graduate Teaching Award, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2003