Ticketed event: $15.00 advanced registration and $25.00 on site registration
This workshop will be broken into two parts. The first part will review principles of engineering education research design, focusing on the development of meaningful research questions and selecting appropriate research methods. We will provide vignettes of engineering education research studies to represent research methods common to engineering education.
In the second part of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to develop their own research questions and a strategy for addressing them. This will be done through a series of small group discussions designed to give participants iterative feedback so they can develop a strategy to address their research interests. The discussions will begin with participants posing a question of interest, followed by refining the question and identifying possible research methods that align with the question.
Dr. Courtney June Faber
Courtney is a Research Assistant Professor and Lecturer in the Cook Grand Challenge Engineering Honors Program at the University of Tennessee. She completed her Ph.D. in Engineering & Science Education at Clemson University. Prior to her Ph.D. work, she received her B.S. in Bioengineering at Clemson University and her M.S. in Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University. Courtney’s research interests include epistemic cognition in the context of problem solving, and researcher identity.
Dr. Erin McCave
Dr. Erin McCave (University of Houston) - Erin is an Instructional Assistant Professor in the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston. She joined the University of Houston after completing a postdoctoral/lecturer position split between the General Engineering program and the Engineering & Science Education Department and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Clemson University. Before returning to graduate school for her Ph.D., Erin worked for Merge Healthcare as a Technical Support Analyst in Milwaukee, WI after completing her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. Erin’s research interests include preparing students for their sophomore year, minority student engineering identity development, and providing mentoring relationships to help foster student growth and success. In her current position, she focuses on instruction and curriculum development for a new First-Year Experience at the University of Houston.