C3S Spatial Thinking Ltd. (C3S)  is an educational consulting firm that works to advance spatial research and training worldwide, empowering students to be successful in their studies and ultimately their careers.

C3S provides a spatial training curriculum for students created by spatial training expert Dr. Sheryl Sorby. Colin Seery is Dr. Sorby’s partner in C3S working to tailor the curriculum to Irish students.

Dr. Sheryl Sorby

The not-so-secret secret is that I struggled with spatial skills when I was an engineering student.

I couldn’t figure out why my friends had no problem with engineering graphics but I felt lost. I could do all of the engineering work but what I didn’t know is that I had weak spatial skills.

Years later, when I started teaching an engineering graphics course, I noticed a number of my students, particularly women, had problems with the course due to weak spatial skills. I decided to do something about it and began what has become my major career focus and passion—to help students be successful in their chosen fields of study with proven, research-based spatial training.”  — Dr. Sheryl Sorby 

Spatial Training Advocate

Dr. Sorby has been researching and advancing spatial skills education across age groups and cultures for most of her career. It’s personal for her and is her passion. Using “Developing Spatial Thinking”, her spatial skills curriculum developed with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), she works with educators to develop the capacity of students worldwide.

Dr. Sorby is a Professor of Engineering Education at the University of Cincinnati. She is a former Fulbright Scholar to the Dublin Institute of Technology and a former program officer in the Division of Undergraduate Education of the National Science Foundation in the U. S. She currently serves as the Vice President for External Relations for the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Dr. Sorby received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1982, a Master’s in Engineering Mechanics in 1985, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics in 1991, all from Michigan Technological University.

Colin Seery

C3S Spatial Thinking Ltd. is co-founded by Colin Seery.

Colin Seery is a serving Technology teacher in the Republic of Ireland. Graduating with Honours from the University of Limerick with a Bachelor of Technology (Education) in Materials and Engineering Technology. Since graduating in 2007, Colin has worked in the voluntary secondary school sector where he is still employed as a Technology teacher today.