University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics Education Seminar

Friday, March 9th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Karl A. Smith, Morse-Alumni Distinguished University Teaching Professor, Professor of Civil, Environmental and Geo- Engineering, Emeritus, University of Minnesota
Subject: Engineering Education Research: Emergence, Current Status, and Future Directions

Engineering education research has been part of the landscape of engineering education for many years and began to be formalized with the creation of the American Society for Engineering Education Educational Research and Methods Division over 40 years ago. The field achieved significant advancement with the creation of PhD granting engineering education departments in the mid-2000s.
The seminar focuses on the historical roots of engineering education research, summarizes the current status, and offers some thoughts on the future.
The speaker has been active in engineering education research since the early 1970s and played a major role in the development of the first engineering education PhD granting department.

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