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Education

Society needs more engineers. We are focused on how we educate our engineering students using new learning methods, cognitive theory and best teaching practices, as well as integration of engineering concepts in K-12 educational outreach programs.

We believe in engaging students early and educating our community about the impact that engineering has on everyday life. An NSF supported project, for example, seeks to promote entry and persistence of first-generation engineering students,  while another is investigating the role of students’ social and ethical responsibility in professional conduct.

Fulton Schools researchers are using technology, such as  “intelligent tutors” to enhance classroom learning environments and educational gaming and customized individual learning platforms to improve math skills and scores. Our doctoral program in engineering education and design systems is laying the foundation for twenty-first century engineering teaching methodologies and curriculum.

ASU is home to an NSF Innovation Corp (I-Corps) Site focused on entrepreneurial training and regional infrastructure. Global partnerships, such as the Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program (HEEAP), the Building University-Industry Learning and Development through Innovation and Technology (BUILD-IT), the Young Southeast Asia Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), and the U.S. Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies facilitate cultural exchanges and higher institution curricular development abroad.

Research News

Read about education research in Full Circle, the Fulton Schools news source.

Research foci

  • Personalized learning
  • Educational gaming
  • Engineering education
  • K-12 STEM
  • Global partnerships