Koretsky Research Group team photo.

Koretsky Research Group (Fall 2015), Left to Right: Kritsa Chinandon, 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.

Team News

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 2017: We will be presenting two sets of workshops at the ASEE Summer School for Chemical Engineering Faculty at North Carolina State University July 29 - Aug. 3:

  1. From Sage on the Stage to Guide by the Side: Design of Group Activities that Promote Meaningful, Consequential Learning" Sunday and Monday 9:30 to noon (Milo Koretsky and Susan Nolen)

  2. "Methods and Tools to Help Students Learn Core ChE Concepts" Monday 1-4; Wed 9:30-noon (Milo Koretsky, Margot Vigeant, Tom Ekstedt)

July 2017:Congrats to Christina Smith for successfully defending her PhD thesis!

March 2017: Congrats to Christina Smith for accepting a position at Brown University's Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning starting August 2017!

January 2017: Prof. Koretsky presented the inaugural AIChE Education Division Webinar. A copy of the talk is available here. Links to the videos in the presentation are available: video1, video2, video3.

November 2016: Prof. Koretsky delivered three invited talks at the AIChE Annual Meeting. You can see abstracts here, here, and here.

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Upcoming Events

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


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