Affiliated Faculty

Annette Oertling

Annette Oertling

Professor of Practice
Assistant Dean For K-12 Outreach, School of Science and Engineering

Phone: (504) 314-7858

223 Lindy Boggs Building
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118



  • Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. B. S., Mechanical Engineering, May 1978
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. M.A., Teaching, Aug. 1988
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. M. S., Mechanical Engineering, Dec. 1993
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, May 2001 


My goal as the Assistant SSE Dean For K-12 Outreach for the School of Science and Engineering is to match the resources at Tulane University with the needs in the education community for grades K through 12. I work with our Center for Public Service developing Service Learning courses and Service Internship opportunities for Tulane students in science and engineering. I also coordinate the Tulane Science Scholars Program, which brings 10th - 12th grade exceptional students to Tulane for Saturday classes with our faculty and graduate students. I serve as Fair Director for the Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair; open to 7th - 12th grade students in our 4 parish area who have placed in their school science and engineering fairs. Additionally, I help coordinate the FIRST Lego League (middle-school robotics) and FIRST Robotics (high-school) competitions held in New Orleans. Finally, I serve on the Gulf Coast Math and Science Advisory Board, which is comprised of local industry and academia partnered with the school systems to bring research-based curriculum to our middle and high schools.

Courses Taught

Fall: BMEN 2310 - Product & Experimental Design
Fall: BMEN 2311 - Product & Experimental Design Lab
Fall: SCEN 1020 - Communicating Science Robotics
Fall: SCEN 3020 - Leadership in Lego Robotics
Spring: ENGP 1410 - Statics

Honors and Awards

  • 2006-2007 ASME Pi Tau Sigma Award for Teaching Excellence

Selected Publications

A.B. Oertling and R.G. Watts, "Growth of and brine drainage from NaCl-H2O freezing: a simulation of young sea ice," Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 109, C04013, doi:10.1029/2001JC001109, 2004.

R.G.Watts and A.B.Oertling, "Parameterizing sea ice growth and brine drainage," American Society of Mechanical Engineers - National Heat Transfer Conference, conference presentation by R.G.Watts, June, 2001.

Oertling, A. B., R. G. Watts, and K. Medjani, "Numerical study of solidification of a binary eutectic," American Society of Mechanical Engineers -- National Heat Transfer Conference, conference presentation, August 1999.

Oertling, A. B., S.G. Schwarz, and V. T. John, 1996, "Analysis of mass transfer in Arctic Plumes," Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 118, No. 4, pp.870 - 872.

"Methane hydrates-a plausible source of observed Arctic plumes," American Institute of Chemical Engineers - Annual Meeting, conference presentation, November 1993.

Lindy Boggs Center Suite 500, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5897