Koretsky Research Group (Fall 2015), Left to Right: Kritsa Chindanon, Erick Nefcy, Christina Smith, Giovanna Scalone, Kathy Quardokus Fisher, Ann Sitomer, Jessie Keeler, Tom Ekstedt, Milo Koretsky
Welcome to the Engineering Education Research Group in the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State Unviersity. Our interests include innovative curricular design and engineering education research. Specifically, we are interested in developing and studying technology-based innovations that are designed to promote higher order cognition, conceptual integration, knowledge integration, adaptive expertise and development of professional epistemology. We are interested in helping faculty to use evidence and research based instructional practices towards more effective and equitable learning in their classes.
At this site, you will find information about the research and educational activities of our group, as well as recent publications related to our work. Enjoy your visit and please contact us with any inquiries or requests for additional information.
April 2018: Our article "The role of pedagogical tools in active learning: a case for sense-making" has been published in the International Journal of STEM Education.
March 2018: Congratulations to Chris Hinkle for defending his Honors Thesis and International Degree, "Toward Professional Practice: Student Learning through Participation in Engineering Clubs."
March 2018: Congratulations to Kritsa Chindanon for passing his PhD preliminary exam.
March 2018: The RED team has published the paper, "Towards a Stronger Covalent Bond: Pedagogical Change for Inclusivity and Equity," in Chemical Engineering Education.
January 2018: Our article "Affordances of Virtual and Physical Laboratory Projects for Instructional Design: Impacts on Student Engagement" has been published in IEEE Transactions on Education.
January 2018: Welcome to Ed Michor as a new post-doctoral scholar in the group. Ed comes with a PhD in ChE from University of Washington by way of Intel.
October 2017: Congrats to Erick Nefcy for accepting a position at Intel starting December 2017!
October 2017: Our paper "Gender and Participation in an Engineering Problem-Based Learning Environment" is available in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning.
September 2017: Prof. Koretsky presented the 52nd ConocoPhillips Lecture on Chemical Engineering and the Plenary Talk at the 2017 ASEE Midwest Section Meeting. A paper based on the presentation is available here.
July 25, 2017, 1 PM, Christina Smith PhD defense, Graduate Teaching Assistants in a Studio Learning Environment: Practices, Epistemology, and Pedagogical Development, 103 BEXL
March 2, 2017 4-6 PM, ESTEME@OSU Winter Term Faculty, Food, & Fun Event, Valley Library 3622.
September 7, 2016, 9 AM, Erick Nefcy PhD defense, Models and Modeling in Capstone Physical and Virtual Laboratory Projects, Kearney 311
July 20-21, 2016. Physics Education Research Conference, Sacramento, California. Check out our abstract.
April 8-12, 2016. AERA Annual Meeting; Washington, DC. http://www.aera.net/EventsMeetings/AnnualMeeting/tabid/10208/Default.aspx
April 14-17, 2016. NARST Annual International Conference; Baltimore, MD. https://www.narst.org/annualconference/2016conference.cfm
April 27-29, 2016, AAAS & NSF Envisioning the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education: Research and Practice, Washington, DC.
May 19-20, 2016. ESTEME@OSU 2016 Regional Learning Assistants Workshop. http://stem.oregonstate.edu/2016-LA-Alliance-Workshop
June 26-29, 2016. ASEE Annual Conference; New Orleans, LA. http://www.asee.org/conferences-and-events/conferences/annual-conference/2016