October 30, 2020
The UGA Engineering Education Transformation Institute displayed three research papers at this year’s FIE conference. Dr. Sochacka and her team Drs. Carnell, Schwab, and Hunsu shared recent research results about student resilience in engineering education with their paper on “Performance and perception: A preliminary examination of factors that may motivate students to bounce back”.
In collaboration with Mackenzie Sharbine and James Huff from Harding University, Drs. Sochacka and Walther discussed “The Experience of Shame as a Minority Student in Engineering Education”.
Finally, Dr. May and his team Brett Reeves, Dr. Trudgen, and Dr. Alweshah showed their research results on online laboratories in engineering education by discussing “The remote laboratory VISIR – Introducing online laboratory equipment in electrical engineering classes”.
All presentations were well received by the conference audience and provoked insightful discussions in the respective sessions. The range of the research topics displayed by EETI representatives at the conference successfully proofs the broad spectrum of engineering education research efforts at the UGA College of Engineering. The FIE 2020 conference was an online-only meeting co-hosted by the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Uppsala University (both Sweden) from 10/21 to 10/24 2020.