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Self-Regulated Learning in Engineering Education: A Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site Program

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2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

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June 26, 2016

End Date

June 29, 2016





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NSF Grantees Poster Session I

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Diversity and NSF Grantees Poster Session

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Ning Fang Utah State University

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Ning Fang is a Professor in the Department of Engineering Education at Utah State University, USA. He has taught a variety of courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels, such as engineering dynamics, metal machining, and design for manufacturing. His areas of interest include computer-assisted instructional technology, curricular reform in engineering education, and the modeling and optimization of manufacturing processes. He earned his PhD, MS, and BS degrees in mechanical engineering and is a Senior Member of the Society for Manufacturing Engineering (SME) and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

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Oenardi Lawanto Utah State University

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Dr. Oenardi Lawanto is an associate professor in the Department of Engineering Education at Utah State University, USA. He received his B.S.E.E. from Iowa State University, his M.S.E.E. from the University of Dayton, and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before coming to Utah State, Dr. Lawanto taught and held several administrative positions at one large private university in Indonesia. He has developed and delivered numerous international workshops on student-centered learning and online learning-related topics during his service. Dr. Lawanto’s research interests include cognition, learning, and instruction, and online learning.

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Wade H Goodridge Utah State University

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Wade Goodridge, Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering and Technology Education at Utah State University, has taught Solid Modeling, CAD, Introductory Electronics, Surveying, Statics, teaching and Learning, Assessment and Evaluation, and Introductory Engineering courses at Utah State University. Goodridge has been teaching for the Utah State College of Engineering for more than 15 years. He holds dual B.S degrees in industrial technology education and civil engineering from Utah State University, as well as an M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering from Utah State University. His research interests include spatial thinking/spatial ability at a course specific level in engineering, conceptual and procedural knowledge interplay in novice engineering students, and entrepreneurship.

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Idalis Villanueva Utah State University Orcid 16x16

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Dr. Villanueva is an Assistant Professor in the Engineering Education Department and an Adjunct Professor in the Bioengineering Department in Utah State University. Her multiple roles as an engineer, engineering educator, engineering educational researcher, and professional development mentor for underrepresented populations has aided her in the design and integration of educational and physiological technologies to research 'best practices' for student professional development and training. In addition, she is developing methodologies around affective management of curriculum and instruction in engineering students.

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This paper reports the most recent results of an ongoing Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site program funded by the NSF TUES-Type 1 funds. The 10-week summer program focuses on engineering education research on self-regulated learning. After a brief description of Butler and Cartier’s model of self-regulated learning, which lays a theoretical foundation for this REU Site program, this paper provides an overview of the program and details of student recruitment and selection. The paper describes a variety of activities catered and designed for students, including orientation, seminar series, and the final symposium. Also described are four new REU research projects that share a common intellectual focus: self-regulated learning in engineering education. Each REU research project included two REU students, a graduate student mentor, and a faculty mentor. The lessons learned in our Summer 2014 program were applied in Summer 2015 to continuously improve the quality of this program. An independent evaluator provided both formative and summative assessments for this REU Site program. The results of program evaluation are reported in this paper.

Fang, N., & Lawanto, O., & Goodridge, W. H., & Villanueva, I. (2016, June), Self-Regulated Learning in Engineering Education: A Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site Program Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26161

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