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reframing how we think about diversity, inclusion, and equity and designing improved interventions across all educational levels.

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Gatekeepers of Enginering Workforce Diversity? The Academic and Employment Returns to Student Participation in Voluntary Cooperative Education Programs
Joyce Main, Beata Johnson, Yanbing Wang

Shifting the "Default": The Case for Making Diversity the Expected Condition for Engineering Education and Making Whiteness and Maleness Visible
Alice Pawley

Sustainability Goals of Students Underrepresented in Engineering: An Intersectional Study
Allison Godwin, Leidy Klotz, Zahra Harari and Geoff Potvin

Understanding Students’ Incentives for and Barriers to Out-of-Class Participation: Profile of Civil Engineering Student Engagement
Matt Ohland, et al.

Pushing and pulling Sara: A case study of the contrasting influences of high school and university experiences on engineering agency, identity, and participation
Allison Godwin and G. Potvin

Digging deeper: qualitative research methods for eliciting narratives and counter-narratives from student veterans
Catherine Mobley, Chaterine Brawner, Susan Lord, Joyce Main, Michelle Camacho

GLOBAL SEED GRANT: GirlEngage Program in Zimbabwe
Jennifer DeBoer, Dhinesh Radhakrishnan, Molly Fitzgerald

NSF AWARD: Collaborative Research: Building Social Infrastructure for Achieving Change at Scale
Donna Riley

NSF AWARD: Identifying Marginalization and Allying Tendencies to Transform Engineering Relationships
Alice Pawley, Matthew Ohland, Stephanie Zywicki, Darryl Dickerson


Social justice and inclusion: Women and minorities in engineering (Link TBD)
Donna Riley, AE Slaton, Alice Pawley

defining and setting standards for quantitative and qualitative research methods, working with big and small data, and developing tools that serve our community

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A Size and Scale Framework for Guiding Curriculum Design and Assessment
Yi Kong, Kerrie A. Douglas, Kelsey J. Rodgers, Heidi Diefes-Dux, Krishna Madhavan

Development of a Theory-Based Assessment of Team Member Effectiveness
Misty Loughry, Matthew Ohland, DeWayne Moore

Development of Global Engineering Competency Scale: Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis
Andrea Mazzurco, Brent Jesiek, Allison Godwin

A Developmental Model of Research Mentoring
Renata A. Revelo, Michael Loui

Evaluation of current assessment methods in engineering entrepreneurship education
Senay Purzer, Nicholas Fila, and Kavin Nataraja

Identity, Critical Agency, and Engineering: An Affective Model for Predicting Engineering as a Career Choice
Allison Godwin, Geoff Potvin, Zahra Hazari, and Robynne Lock

Bridging the design-science gap with tools: Science learning and design behaviors in a simulated environment for engineering design
Jie Chao, Charles Xie, Saeid Nourian, Guanhua Chen, Siobhan Bailey, Molly H. Goldstein, Senay Purzer, Robin S. Adams, M. Shane Tutwiler

The Power and Politics of Engineering Education Research Design: Saving the ‘Small N’
Amy Slaton, Alice Pawley

The Informed Design Teaching and Learning Matrix
David Crismond, Robin Adams

The Creation of the Multiple-Institution Database for Investigating Engineering Longitudinal Development (MIDFIELD)
Matthew Ohland, Guili Zhang, Brian Thorndyke, and Timothy J. Anderson

Rigorous research in engineering education (PDF Download)
Ruth Streveler, Karl Smith

working with colleagues in other engineering disciplines to connect research findings to classroom practice

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Breaking the tyranny of office hours: Overcoming professor avoidance
Elizabeth Broidy, Elizabeth Wirtz, Angela Goldenstein, Edward J. Berger

Person or thing oriented: A comparative study of individual differences of firstyear engineering students and practitioners
Diana N. Bairaktarova, Mary K. Pilotte

Impact of a student affairs-academic partnership on engineering student academic outcomes
Edward J. Berger, Julie Caruccio, and Lisa Lampe

Faculty Perspectives and Institutional Climate for Teaching Quality in Engineering
Jacqueline C. McNeil, Matthew W. Ohland and Catherine E. Brawner

Impact of the EPICS model for community-engaged learning and design education
William Oakes, James Huff, Carla Zoltowski, D Canchi

Mechanical Engineering Research Center (MEERCat)
Ed Berger, Jennifer DeBoer

CISTAR NSF Engineering Reserach Center
Monica Cardella, Allison Godwin, Workforce Development Co-Directors

NSF AWARD: Collaborative Research: Building Social Infrastructure for Achieving Change at Scale
Donna Riley

2004-2017 Engineering Education Impact Report

Faculty, staff and students of the INSPIRE research center lead the way in integrating engineering with science, math, and language arts in pre-college classrooms in a way that engages learners and promotes participation of students from groups underrepresented in engineering

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INSPIRE Research Institute for Pre-College Engineering Research Areas
Broaden Participation, STEM Integration, Classroom Assessment, Learning in Informal Environments, Student Learning, Student Engagement

Multiple Representations in Computational Thinking Tasks: A Clinical Study of Second-Grade Students
Tamara Moore, Sean Brophy, Kristina Tank, Ruben Lopez, Amanda Johnson, Morgan Hynes, Elizabeth Gajdzik

Design-based research to broaden participation in pre-college engineering: research and practice of an interest-based engineering challenges framework
Avneet Hira and Morgan Hynes

NSF AWARD: Excellence in STEM Teaching in Indiana through Integrating Engineering Practice and Design Principles
Lynn Bryan, Jill Newton, Siddika Guzey, Muhsin Menekse, Paul Asunda

from difficult technical concepts to teamwork, ethics, entrepreneurship, global competencies, and much more

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NSF RAPID AWARD - Approaches to Online Implementation and Social Support in Undergraduate Engineering Courses
Kerrie Douglas

Challenges to assessing motivation in MOOC learners: An application of an argument-based approach
Kerrie Douglas, Hillary Merzdorf, Nathan Hicks, Muhammad Ihsanujlhaq Sarfraz, Peter Bermel

Identifying the characteristics of engineering innovativeness
Dan Ferguson, Matt Ohland, enay Purzer, K. Jablokow

Practicing Engineering Ethics in Global Context: A Comparative Study of Expert and Novice Approaches to Cross-Cultural Ethical Situations
Qin Zhu, Brent Jesiek

Learning conceptual knowledge in the engineering sciences: Overview and future research directions
RA Streveler, TA Litzinger, RL Miller, PS Steif

Human-centeredness in undergraduate engineering students’ representations of engineering design
Monica Cardella, William Oakes, Nusaybah Abu Mulaweh, Andrew Pierce

A systematic literature review of US engineering ethics interventions
Justin Hess, Grant Fore

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