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Engineering Students’ Perceptions of the Future: Implications for Student Performance

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

Start Date

June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014



Conference Session

Student Beliefs, Motivation and Self Efficacy

Tagged Division

Educational Research and Methods

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24.507.1 - 24.507.18



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Adam Kirn Clemson University Orcid 16x16

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Adam Kirn is a Ph.D. candidate in engineering and science education at Clemson University. He graduated with a B.S. in biomedical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 2008, and an M.S. in bioengineering from Clemson University in 2012. Adam uses mixed-method techniques to examine student motivation, knowledge transfer, and problem solving. His research focuses on connecting students' motivations across time scales to learning and actions taken toward pursuit of engineering goals. Adam is an active member of ASEE, the Biomedical Engineering Society, the American Educational Research Association, and the National Association of Research and Science Teaching.

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Courtney June Faber Clemson University


Lisa Benson Clemson University

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Lisa Benson is an associate professor in the department of engineering and science education at Clemson University, with a joint appointment in the department of bioengineering. Her research interests include assessment of motivation, how motivation affects student learning, and student-centered active learning. She is also involved in projects that utilize tablet PCs to enhance and assess learning, and incorporating engineering into secondary science and math classrooms. Dr. Benson teaches introductory undergraduate engineering, biomechanics, and graduate engineering education courses. Her education includes a B.S. in bioengineering from the University of Vermont, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in bioengineering from Clemson University.

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Kirn, A., & Faber, C. J., & Benson, L. (2014, June), Engineering Students’ Perceptions of the Future: Implications for Student Performance Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20398

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