Draw an Engineer (DAET)

Description of Project:  

Prior to and following engineering instruction, students in grades two to four were asked to draw a picture of an engineer at work and write a sentence describing their picture. Two coding systems have been developed to analyze the data. The first coding system is a descriptive catalog of elements represented in student drawings. The second coding system assigns one code to each drawing, indicating the type of work represented in the drawing. Data will be used to better understand the effect of an engineering intervention on elementary students’ perceptions of engineers.


Heidi Diefes-Dux*

Johannes Strobel


Daphne Wiles

Graduate Students:  

Ronald Carr

Undergraduate Students:  

Susha Kharchenko

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