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Toward A Theory Of Engineering Professorial Intentions: The Role Of Research Group Experiences, Brian A. Burt Aug 2018

Toward A Theory Of Engineering Professorial Intentions: The Role Of Research Group Experiences, Brian A. Burt

Education Publications

This article advances the Theoretical Model of Engineering Professorial Intentions to explain why individuals do or do not choose to pursue faculty careers. A 13-month ethnographic study of members of a diverse chemical engineering research group was conducted. The resulting theoretical model accounts for six emergent components that contribute to members’ identification with faculty careers: (1) social identities and personal factors; (2) sociocultural factors; (3) participation, interactions, and learning in research group experiences; (4) faculty prototype; (5) social comparisons; and (6) individual and institutional experiences. The article concludes with implications for further research and recommendations regarding mentoring and design of ...


It Takes A Village: The Role Of Emic And Etic Adaptive Strengths In The Persistence Of Black Men In Engineering Graduate Programs, Brian A. Burt, Krystal L. Williams, Gordon J. M. Palmer Aug 2018

It Takes A Village: The Role Of Emic And Etic Adaptive Strengths In The Persistence Of Black Men In Engineering Graduate Programs, Brian A. Burt, Krystal L. Williams, Gordon J. M. Palmer

Education Publications

Black men, underrepresented in engineering, constitute a missing segment of the population who could contribute to the global knowledge economy. To address this national concern, stakeholders need additional research on strategies that aid in Black men’s persistence. This study explores the experiences of 30 Black men in engineering graduate programs. Three factors are identified as helping them persist from year to year, and in many cases through completion of the doctorate: the role of family, spirituality and faith-based community, and undergraduate mentors. The article concludes with implications for future research and professional practice that may improve the experiences of ...


Combining Academics And Social Engagement: A Major-Specific Early Alert Method To Counter Student Attrition In Science, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics, Andrew J. Sage, Cinzia Cervato, Ulrike Genschel, Craig Ogilvie Jun 2018

Combining Academics And Social Engagement: A Major-Specific Early Alert Method To Counter Student Attrition In Science, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics, Andrew J. Sage, Cinzia Cervato, Ulrike Genschel, Craig Ogilvie

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications

Students are most likely to leave science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors during their first year of college. We developed an analytic approach using random forests to identify at-risk students. This method is deployable midway through the first semester and accounts for academic preparation, early engagement in university life, and performance on midterm exams. By accounting for cognitive and noncognitive factors, our method achieves stronger predictive performance than would be possible using cognitive or noncognitive factors alone. We show that it is more difficult to predict whether students will leave STEM than whether they will leave the institution. More ...


A Study Of The Testing Effect In An Engineering Classroom, Monica H. Lamm, Shuting Yan, Clark R. Coffman, Carly Manz, Robert D. Reason Jan 2018

A Study Of The Testing Effect In An Engineering Classroom, Monica H. Lamm, Shuting Yan, Clark R. Coffman, Carly Manz, Robert D. Reason

Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference Presentations and Proceedings

This research paper describes a study that examines a testing effect intervention deployed in an engineering classroom setting. The testing effect is based on the premise that learning is improved when students engage with newly acquired information by challenging themselves to answer questions about the content instead of using other means of interacting with the content, such as rereading a text. The testing effect has been established in laboratory research studies [1]. To translate this finding into educational practice, classroom research studies [2]-[6] aim to define the conditions for which the testing effect remains robust in authentic classroom settings ...


Documenting Engineering Identity: Electrical And Computer Engineering Departmental Documents And Student Identity, Rachel E. Friedensen, Erin Doran, Sarah Rodriguez Jan 2018

Documenting Engineering Identity: Electrical And Computer Engineering Departmental Documents And Student Identity, Rachel E. Friedensen, Erin Doran, Sarah Rodriguez

Education Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

As concerns about the preparation of engineers grow, so has interest in the dimensions of engineering identity. By having a thorough understanding of engineering identity, departments will be better able to produce engineers who understand their role as a member of the profession. Generally, engineering identity literature has not focused on specific disciplinary identities, instead looking at engineering as a whole. Previous literature has utilized role identity theory (e.g., Gee, 2001) and identified key dimensions of engineering identity, including one’s performance/competence and interest in engineering courses and recognition as a current/future engineer (Godwin, 2016; Godwin et ...


Engineering Identity For Latina Undergraduate Students: Exploring Development And Intersecting Identities, Sarah Rodriguez, Mackenzie Sissel, Ronnia Estes, Erin Doran Jan 2018

Engineering Identity For Latina Undergraduate Students: Exploring Development And Intersecting Identities, Sarah Rodriguez, Mackenzie Sissel, Ronnia Estes, Erin Doran

Education Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

Latinas are entering higher education at greater rates than before, yet they have disproportionately lower completion rates and engineering career representation than their peers (Excelencia in Education, 2015). In many cases, Latinas may have difficulty envisioning themselves as engineering, being validated by the engineering community, and continuing within the engineering disciplines (Carlone & Johnson, 2007; Lord & Camacho, 2013). Therefore, it is imperative that scholars examine the engineering identity development of Latinas during college.

This study was framed by two research questions: 1. How do Latinas in engineering develop their engineering identities during college? 2. How do other intersectional identities influence the development of ...


Implementing A Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (Cure) Into An Ie Curriculum, Leslie Potter, Richard Stone, Audrey Fyock, Devna Fay Popejoy-Sheriff Jan 2018

Implementing A Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (Cure) Into An Ie Curriculum, Leslie Potter, Richard Stone, Audrey Fyock, Devna Fay Popejoy-Sheriff

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

Since 2013, the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) Department at Iowa State University (ISU) has provided high-impact education experiences to as many as 35 students/semester (~6% of its student body) through undergraduate research assistantships (URAs). These experiences support ISU’s strategic goal of ensuring that students receive an exceptional education, with sub-goals of improving the ISU Experience for underrepresented students, increasing retention and graduation rates for all students, and growing the impact and scope of graduate programs [1], [2]. The number of students who can benefit from this experience in the IMSE Department has plateaued, however, because of ...


Engineering Education In Elementary And Secondary Schools, Şenay Purzer, Mack C. Shelley Ii Jan 2018

Engineering Education In Elementary And Secondary Schools, Şenay Purzer, Mack C. Shelley Ii

Political Science Publications

Engineering, with its focus on design and problem-solving, is used in K-12 education to promote learning in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). In this special issue, we bring together seven research papers that have examined critical questions in engineering education. These papers collectively examine recent research in K-12 education and address three broad topics: different models for integrating engineering into K-12 curricula, different learning outcomes associated with alternative models of integration and implementation, and ways K-12 students engage in epistemic practices of engineering while learning STEM concepts. Future research needs to address how engineering should be implemented in schools ...


Impact Of Lecture Video Acceleration In A Flipped Introductory Engineering Course, Benjamin P. Jacobson, Michael C. Dorneich, Leslie A. Potter Jan 2018

Impact Of Lecture Video Acceleration In A Flipped Introductory Engineering Course, Benjamin P. Jacobson, Michael C. Dorneich, Leslie A. Potter

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

As demand for engineers grows, emphasis is increasingly placed on introductory engineering courses to engage, educate, and retain students. Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a pedagogy that shifts instruction from a lecture-based paradigm to a structured learning sequence that includes individual preparation outside of class followed by active, in-class problemsolving exercises completed by student teams. As part of the individual preparation, students may watch recorded videos of lectures, often at an accelerated speed. While the acceleration of videos has the potential to increase students’ learning efficiency, the impact on comprehension is unclear. Two studies were conducted to understand students’ viewing habits ...