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.
August 2020: Our paper from the ESTEME Project, Socially enabled actors: the emerging authorship of fixed-term instructional faculty to enact and sustain organizational change, has been published in Higher Education Research & Development.https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1811647
August 2020: Our paper on instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic, Re-flipping in the Remote Classroom: The Surprising Uptake of Video-Recorded Worked Examples, has been published in the Journal of Chemical Education.
April 2020: Prof. Koretsky is highlighted in a story about Collaborative Learning during COVID-19.
December 2019: Congrats to Krtisa Chindanon for successfully defending his PhD thesis!
November 2019: Our article "An interactive virtual laboratory addressing student difficulty in differentiating between chemical reaction kinetics and equilibrium" has been published in Computer Applications in Engineering Education.
September 2019: Prof Koretsky was awarded the inaugural Faculty Teaching Excellence Award from the OSU College of Engineering.
June 2019: The article Prof Koretsky wrote with Ale Magana (Purdue), "Using technology to enhance learning and engagement in engineering," has been published in Advances in Engineering Education.
May 2019: Our paper, “Using social network analysis to develop relational expertise for an instructional change initiative” has been published in the International Journal of STEM Education. This work was part of our NSF Wider grant, ESTEME@OSU, and looks at ways to support faculty to implement evidence-based instructional practices.
April 2019: Prof. Koretsky has been selected as a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education
April 2019: Our article "Productive Disciplinary Engagement in High- and Low-Outcome Student Groups: Observations From Three Collaborative Science Learning Contexts" has been published in Research in Science Education
January 2019: A comparative review of two books on leadership by Prof. Koretsky has been published in Chemical Engineering Education.
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