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.
July 2018: Prof Koretsky has recieved the AIChE Education Division Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Research, 2018 “for his wide-spanning research on student learning, concept-based instruction and integrative technological tools in engineering, especially through the Concept Warehouse and virtual environments.”
June 2018: Congratulations to Ying Cao who has accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Education and Director of the Teaching and Learning Center at Drury University!
June 2018:Congratulations to Chris Hinkle for receiving the 2018 Honors College Outstanding Thesis Award.
May 2018: Our article "Toward Professional Practice: Student Learning Opportunities through Participation in Engineering Clubs" has been published in the European Journal of Engineering Education
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.
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.
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