June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
NSF Grantees Poster Session
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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