About EETI

The Engineering Education Transformations Institute (EETI) in the College of Engineering provides a home for the excitement, diverse discussions, and ongoing initiatives in the area of Engineering Education. We focus on building community and shared capacity around the scholarship of teaching and learning that will allow us to improve our own teaching, innovate in our courses and curricula, and conduct empirical investigations to better understand our students’ experiences.

Participants in institute programming include faculty, staff, and students from all schools in the College. We leverage the expertise of our engineering education research faculty to contribute to the shared capacity of the group. Participation in institute activities is open and flexible – everybody is welcome to participate by just being part of the conversation or by getting involved in shared initiatives.

EETI is currently offering the following programming.

Events and Activities

This Semester’s Programming Format

EETI’s goal is to provide a safe space where faculty, staff, and students across the College and University can continue to engage in community discussions around engineering education regardless of where they are situated.  Accordingly, EETI will be offering a mix of in-person and hybrid programming.

  • Our forums will be held in-person and streamed via Zoom for those attending from a distance.
  • Our EETIncubator and book club will be held simultaneously in-person and on Zoom, using EETI’s new room built specifically for this purpose.
  • Our peer mentoring meals will be held in-person.

Engineering Education Forums

These interactive meetings bring together faculty, staff, and students across the College and University to share ideas, hear from external presenters, and participate in capacity development activities. Lunch is provided for those attending these events in-person.

The table below details the five forums that are planned for this semester.

Date, Time, & Location* Title & Description
Tuesday, Jan. 24
12:30 – 2 PM
Driftmier 1290 & Zoom
Job Talk: EETI Director Candidate
Get to know one of the candidates for EETI’s Director position!  The forum will include 30 minutes afterward to continue engaging with the candidate. 
Tuesday, Jan. 31
12 – 1:30 PM
Driftmier 1240 & Zoom
Job Talk: EETI Director Candidate
Get to know one of the candidates for EETI’s Director position!  The forum will include 30 minutes afterward to continue engaging with the candidate.
Tuesday, Feb. 28
12:30 – 2 PM
Driftmier 1240 & Zoom
Engineering Education Open Showcase
Let us know if you would like to share an initiative or innovation from your engineering education teaching, research, or outreach!
Tuesday, Mar. 28
12:30 – 2 PM
Driftmier 1240 & Zoom
Introduction to UGA’s Active Learning Initiative and how to get involved
Dr. Leah Carmichael, UGA Director of Active Learning
Tuesday, Apr. 18
12:30 – 2 PM
Driftmier 1240 & Zoom
Educational Insights by CENGR’s Dean’s Engineering Education Fellows
Learn about exciting insights from educational research projects helmed by CENGR faculty and EETI’s 2022-23 Dean’s Fellows!

*Dates may be subject to change. RSVP links will be sent one week prior to each forum.


This semester, Dr. John Morelock will host a weekly engineering education research incubator to provide an opportunity for EETI members who are working on a specific idea in engineering education to develop their projects as part of a supportive cohort. EETIncubator sessions will be scheduled based on participants’ availability.  Additionally, EETI faculty will continue working one-on-one with faculty members selected for research initiation and virtual laboratory grants.

If you are interested in conducting research in engineering education, or attending the EETIncubator, please contact Dr. John Morelock (john.morelock@uga.edu).

Peer Mentoring Meals

This semester, peer mentoring meals will be held weekly on suitable mornings or afternoons, depending on faculty schedules and weather conditions. Peer mentoring meals will be hosted in person at local restaurants, occasionally taking the form of an outdoor picnic instead.

Please email Dr. Savadatti (sidsavad@uga.edu) to be added to the email list and receive more information!

Teaching and Learning Book Club

This semester, Dr. Barbara McCord is excited to facilitate an in-person book club on teaching strategies and pedagogy. The first meeting will be in September and will be scheduled according to the availability of those who express interest. We have a long list of books we can choose from. During our last book club in 2019, we had such powerful conversations, and we are looking forward to this semester’s book club to be just as insightful.  For questions, please email Dr. McCord at bnmccord@uga.edu.

If you are interested to join the book club, please fill out this scheduling poll by January 27: https://whenisgood.net/EETI-Book-Club-S23

EETI Library Program

The EETI Library Program is a new addition to EETI’s lineup!  On the north wing of Driftmier’s second floor, we have a shelf filled with books related to engineering education, and College of Engineering faculty, staff, and students are free to check them out (using the check-out form on the shelf) or, for specific books, take a copy to keep.  EETI is interested to continue building this library—if there is an engineering-education-related book you would like us to add, please email Dr. John Morelock (john.morelock@uga.edu) to request it!

Funding Opportunities

Engineering Education Conference Travel Fellowships

Applications for our 2023 Conference Travel Fellowships are also open now! These fellowships will fully fund successful applicants to attend one of four conferences:

  1. The 2023 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference: June 25-28 in Baltimore, MD
  2. The 2023 ASEE Southeast Section Conference: March 12-14 in Fairfax, VA
  3. The 2023 Teaching Professor Conference: June 9-11 in New Orleans, LA
  4. The 2023 Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference: Oct. 18-21 in College Station, TX

All College of Engineering faculty, staff, and graduate students are welcome to apply. Priority consideration will be given to lecturers, professors of practice, first-time attendees, and applicants presenting at their conference of choice. The application deadline is Friday, February 3, 2023. Please direct any questions to Dr. John Morelock at john.morelock@uga.edu.

Application link: https://ugeorgia.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1GoN8f0DTu7oRtI

Research and Innovation Grants

The second round of applications for the EETI 2022-23 Research and Innovation Grants are open now! The purpose of these grants is to promote a thriving ecosystem of engineering education at UGA. This program is intended to support a diversity of research, instructional approaches, and other innovations that have the potential to improve the experience of teaching and learning engineering in our College.

All College of Engineering faculty are welcome to apply. For more details regarding the grants and how to apply, please follow the link below. The application deadline is Friday, January 27, 2023. Please direct any questions to Dr. John Morelock at john.morelock@uga.edu.

Solicitation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UCDHXkGLQ4mjNKM5sw4aVdYN6HFeB8pQ/view?usp=sharing

If you would like to become a member of EETI and be featured on EETI’s website, please send an email to: eeti@uga.edu.

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