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

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.

October 2016: Prof Koretsky joined a team of presenters from the NSF RED program cohorts to present a webinar What is Revolutionary? as part of the webinar series, Developing a Competitive RED Proposal.

October 2016: Prof. Koretsky was an invited panelist at the 2016 Frontiers in Education Conference session, "Changing Your Department: Examples from Revolutionizing Engineering Departments."

September 2016: Our paper Surprises in the Muddy Waters of High-Enrollment Courses is availablein the Journal of Chemical Education.

Spetember 2016: Congrats to Erick Nefcy for successfully defending his PhD thesis!

August 2016: Our paper Written justifications to multiple-choice concept questions during active learning in class is avalailable inthe International Journal of Science Education.

August 2016: Our paper Propagation from the start: the spread of a concept-based instructional tool is available in Educational Technology Research and Development.

May 2016: Congrats to Jessie Keeler for successfully defending her MS thesis!

May 2016: Prof. Koretsky has received the 2016 CACHE Award, "for significant contributions in the development of computer aids for chemical engineering education."

March 2016: Our paper, Feedback on Professional Skills as Enculturation into Communities of Practice, has received the the 2016 William Elgin Wickenden Award, which recognizes the authors of the best paper published in the Journal of Engineering Education in 2015.

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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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