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Board # 38 : NSF CAREER: Towards a framework for engineering student innovation

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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6

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Senay Purzer Purdue University, West Lafayette (College of Engineering) Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0003-0784-6079

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Senay Purzer is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering Education. She is the recipient of a 2012 NSF CAREER award, which examines how engineering students approach innovation. She serves on the editorial boards of Science Education and the Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education (JPEER). She received a B.S.E with distinction in Engineering in 2009 and a B.S. degree in Physics Education in 1999. Her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees are in Science Education from Arizona State University earned in 2002 and 2008, respectively.

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Nicholas D. Fila Purdue University

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Nicholas D. Fila is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His current research interests include innovation, empathy, and engineering design.

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Austin Spencer Bohlin Purdue University, West Lafayette (College of Engineering)

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I am a sophomore in mechanical engineering at Purdue University. I am currently working as an undergraduate research assistant for the Engineering Education department through INSPIRE.

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Abstract

The ability to innovate in engineering is essential in current rapidly evolving technological landscape. Many efforts have been made and programs have been developed in engineering education to support student innovation. Yet, research on how engineering students’ approach and experience innovation has been limited. In this CAREER project we conducted a series of empirical studies using interviews, think-aloud protocols, and surveys to examine engineering students’ innovation skills, views of innovation process, and experiences that support their development of innovative competencies. Informed by these studies as well as the broader body of literature, we developed a framework for engineering student innovation that can guide instructional practices that support student innovation. In this paper, we present this framework with supporting evidence from recent and ongoing studies.

Purzer, S., & Fila, N. D., & Bohlin, A. S. (2017, June), Board # 38 : NSF CAREER: Towards a framework for engineering student innovation Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/27842

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