School of Engineering Education Seminars
The School of Engineering Education hosts a weekly seminar from 3:30 - 4:30 PM on Thursdays. During Spring Semester 2021, all seminars will be virtual.
These seminars provide the engineering education community a chance to get together to talk about new ideas, share successes and new research, and support developing research. This seminar is for graduate and undergraduate students, staff, and faculty from across the university who have an interest in educating engineers. Join us!
Please contact Ed Berger with any questions or to recommend future speakers.
April 15, 2021
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
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.
March 4, 2021
Although prior research has examined engineering students’ identity development, a gap in the literature exists related to students’ emotional experiences of shame, which undergird the socially constructed expectations of their professional formation.
February 25, 2021
In this seminar Thomas and Campbell will speak about what it means to do research and evaluation from a culturally responsive and racialized and social justice perspective (CR/SJP).
February 18, 2021
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.
February 11, 2021
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Johnston has been working with a team (including Dr. Kerrie Douglas and Dr. Julie Martin) to gain insights into students’ social supports and social capital during emergency remote teaching.
January 21, 2021
Dr. Hammond has created multiple educational softwares used in the classroom that positively impact curriculum and learning. Her Mechanix software provides feedback on students’ setup of physics problems by automatically correcting the hand-drawn diagrams of students’ homework, deepening their conceptual understanding.