Engineering education research (EER) explores how students learn about the diverse range of scientific and technical topics and develop the necessary skills to become successful engineers, with the overall objective of improving the way in which engineers are educated.  Appropriate objective means are developed and defined to measure the outcomes and impact of the education interventions on the learning experience of students EER topics include, but are not limited to, student and/or faculty motivation and engagement; assessment; pedagogies (e.g., active learning); equity, diversity and inclusivity; and learning approaches.  The field of EER has been seen significant growth, especially in the past 10 to 15 years, with the emergence of centers of engineering education research, the creation of specialized journal publications and conferences, and the formation of numerous research communities.

ELATE is pleased to announce that starting Summer 2022, it will support EER projects as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE). EER projects can involve qualitative or quantitative research and the research/results can either advance knowledge in the domain or provide practical, evidence-based information for practitioners. 


2024 SURE Projects

Samuel Huberman, Department of Chemical Engineering

Artificial Intelligence in Chemical Engineering Education


 Lawrence Chen, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Fail is not a four letter word – engineering students’ perceptions of failure and the relationship to engineering identity

2023 SURE Projects

Daniele Malomo, Department of Civil Engineering

Enhancing post-pandemic engineering education through data-informed teaching strategies


 Lawrence Chen, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Equity and inclusivity in engineering education and the link to engineering identity

2022 SURE Projects

Marwan Kanaan, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Identifying easily adaptable and effective teaching strategies for engineering education


Daniele Malomo, Department of Civil Engineering

Inclusive and accessible core engineering courses for hearing-impaired students


Christopher Moraes, Department of Chemical Engineering

Does learning emotional intelligence have a place in engineering education and design thinking?


Ipek Tureli, The Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture

Architecture Playshop: Developing Critical Literacy with Young Children on Climate Change, Forced Migration and the Built Environment

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