We are a diverse group of faculty, staff, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates who pursue research on a variety of questions about engineering education. We investigate cognitive outcomes of instruction, such as conceptual understanding, and affective outcomes, such as confidence in laboratory skills. We study the factors that influence the development of students and the motivation of faculty. We use both quantitative and qualitative research methods. We believe that the results of our research can lead to classroom and administrative practices that will improve in the quality of the educational experiences of engineering students in all colleges and universities.
We also host the editorial offices of the Journal of Engineering Education, the research journal for engineering education. The journal is published by Wiley on behalf of the American Society for Engineering Education, with the generous support of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.