University of Michigan Prospective Student Open House information

Please find below information about the Engineering Education Research Open House organised by the University of Michigan.

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University of Michigan Ph.D. and M.S. Programs Engineering Education Research : PROSPECTIVE STUDENT OPEN HOUSE
We are excited to announce that the University of Michigan has just launched a brand new graduate program in Engineering Education Research (EER). As you might know, EER is an emerging field in which scholars use methods from education and social sciences to study issues relevant in engineering education such as supporting faculty as they adopt more student-centered teaching approaches, using classroom technology to improve students’ understanding of foundational engineering concepts, or comparing the approaches used by expert and novice designers as they solve engineering problems.

The University of Michigan’s EER program represents a unique, interdisciplinary model. Several tenure-line EER faculty are embedded within the traditional engineering departments, while EER graduate students are part of a college-wide program. This allows the EER faculty and their research to be well-integrated with the traditional engineering disciplines, and it provides students a better opportunity to engage in innovative research and make scholarly contributions to the engineering education community. An EER graduate degree will provide students with career opportunities in academia, nonprofit organizations, and industry. More information about the program is available at our EER website (https://eer.engin.umich.edu/).

We will be hosting an EER Prospective Student Open House on Monday October 22, 2018, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in Ann Arbor, MI (see attached flyer). Students from all institutions are invited to attend. Participants will meet with faculty, postdocs, and graduate students, tour the beautiful University of Michigan campus and EER lab spaces, and learn about career opportunities as a UM graduate in this field. Note that applicants to the EER graduate program must have Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in a traditional engineering discipline.

Please register to attend at this open house registration site, and please forward this link to any friends who may be interested. A limited number of travel grants are available to offset the costs of traveling to Ann Arbor, so please register soon. Email us for more information at eerprogram@umich.edu

Can’t make it to the open house but interested in applying? Visit the EER website to learn more about the graduate program. We hope you will consider UM as you decide to pursue your graduate studies in engineering education.

Cindy Finelli, Ph.D.