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April 15, 2021

When Do Students Find Their Graduation Major in Engineering?

An engineering workforce is essential for society to meet our current and future challenges. By understanding how students find their graduation majors in engineering, we can improve in-major retention and graduation rates so that students find their engineering graduation discipline quickly without having multiple major changes during their undergraduate studies.
April 8, 2021

Conocimiento in Engineering Education: Latinxs Reclaiming and Affirming Epistemologies of the South

The lived realities and systemic barriers Latinx engineering students often face have been silenced and replaced by stories of inadequacy and deficits. The current national discourse on anti-racism requires that we shift our attention to conversations that challenge those deficit perspectives. This type of engineering and research gatekeeping erases different ways of knowing, doing and being – a process de Sousa Santos describes as epistemological injustice.
February 18, 2021

Using the SenseMaker® approach to examine faculty, staff, and student experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic

In this seminar, we will describe two studies conducted by researchers at the University of Georgia (UGA) that examined how faculty, staff, and students experienced the COVID-19 crisis. Both studies used a novel, mixed methods research approach called SenseMaker. SenseMaker is an action-oriented and participatory approach that combines rich, first-hand narratives with the statistical power of quantitative data. It is designed to inquire into and change complex social systems.
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