EETI’s research initiation activities provide an opportunity for members who are working on a specific idea in engineering education to develop their projects as part of a supportive cohort. We work together on aspects of individual projects, explore synergies between ideas, and develop strategies to access external resources and support.
2019 EETI Augmented, Remote, and Virtual Experimentation Grants
The 2019 EETI Augmented, Remote, and Virtual Experimentation Grants’ goals are to promote the above explained approaches in laboratories in the College, and to develop an innovative community of faculty around it. The grants are guided by principles of (i) supported, collaborative project development and, (ii) contributions to shared EETI capacity that advance ongoing engineering education discussions in the Institute. More specifically, awardees will form the core cohort for the EETI Innovative Teaching Lab Group, which will meet bi-weekly at a time that is convenient for the awardees. This group will be facilitated by Dr. Dominik May, supported by EETI, and will collaboratively explore educational research methods in engineering education as they relate to the respective projects. This means that this cohort will provide awardees with a community and input in which to bring their projects to fruition and success.
The grants are intended to support the initiation of both (a) teaching and learning projects that directly improve the experience of teaching and learning engineering in CENGR in context with laboratories and experimentation and, (b) research projects to a point where they are suitable for attracting extramural funding, based on pilot studies conducted within the project.
- Dr. Adel Alwshah: “Augmented Laboratories in Introduction to Electrical Engineering Course”
- Drs. Kyle Johnsen, Robert Awuah-Baffour and Stephan A. Durham: “Using Virtual Reality Technology for Social and Physical Engagement in Remote Laboratories”
- Dr. Mark Trudgen: “Visualizing Control Theory: A Remote Labs Approach for UGA”
- Dr. Grace. A. Pokoo-Aikins: “Remote Experimentation Module: Remote Diffusion Lab as a Precursor for Other Remote Engineering Lab Experiments”
- Dr. Sudhagar Mani: “Development of Augmented and Remote Experiential Learning Laboratory Modules for the Renewable Energy Engineering Course”
- Drs. Eliza Banu and C. Brock Woodson: “Interactive Remote Laboratory: Energy Loss in Pipe Systems”
EETI Research and Innovation Grants
The Engineering Education Transformations Institute (EETI) is committed to promoting a thriving ecosystem of engineering education at UGA. In line with this mission, EETI supports a diversity of research, programming, and other innovations that are designed to improve the overall experience of teaching and learning engineering in our College.
The Research and Innovation Grants described in this solicitation are guided by principles of (i) supported, collaborative project development and, (ii) contributions to shared EETI capacity that advance ongoing engineering education discussions in the Institute.
The Research Initiation track is intended to support the initiation of teaching and learning projects that improve the overall experience of teaching and learning engineering in CENGR. These awards can be used for salary, project related materials (in consultation with the EETI leadership team) and undergraduate student researchers (minimum 50%).
The Research Development track is intended to support the development of research projects to a point where they are suitable for attracting extramural funding. These awards comprise two components: $1,300, which can be used for salary, project related materials (in consultation with the EETI leadership team), and undergraduate student researchers (minimum 50%), and $2,700 of in‐kind support in the form of 50 hrs of project‐focused time contributed by the EETI leadership team, primarily the Associate Director for Research Initiation and Enablement, Dr. Nicola Sochacka.
- Dr. Eliza A. Banu: Transfer Students and Their Experience at a Newly Established Engineering College at the University of Georgia
- Dr. Cheryl Gomillion: Climate Assessment of Underrepresented Students at the UGA College of Engineering
- Dr. Peter Carnell: The Use of Vertically Integrated Peer Groups in Statics