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Workshop Result: Feedback from the 2021 Engineering Research Center Planning Grant Workshop

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2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Minneapolis, MN

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August 23, 2022

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June 26, 2022

End Date

June 29, 2022

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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Sarah Yang National Science Foundation

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Erin Steigerwalt American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)


Gary Lichtenstein Arizona State University

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Gary Lichtenstein, Ed.D. is founder and principal of Quality Evaluation Designs, a firm specializing in education research and evaluation. My intellectual interests include mixed-methods research, program development and evaluation, and engineering education persistence. My expertise includes program evaluation, research design, proposal development, logic models, IRB and communities of practice.

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Kelsey Watts Clemson University

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Kelsey Watts is a fifth-year graduate student at Clemson University. She is part of the Engineering Education Research Peer Review Training (EER PERT) team. She has also developed Systems Biology education modules to enhance computational thinking skills in high school students.

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ASEE has partnered with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to host the Engineering Research Center (ERC) Planning Grant Workshops (PGW) since their inception in 2018. The workshop purposes are to explain ERC goals, provide strategies for ERC design, and promote strategies for integrating Convergent and Transdisciplinary Research and Team Science into ERC proposals. Participation in the Planning Grant program is not required to submit an ERC proposal. In 2021, 23 teams joined the PGW, with a total of 114 participants from 54 institutions across the U.S. The 2021 program consisted of three, half-day sessions spanning three weeks. The workshop agenda was created collaboratively by leaders at NSF and ASEE, with particular attention to recommendations from prior cohorts.

In this this paper, we share: 1) information presented at the workshop about the key foundational components of an ERC 2) results of the workshop evaluation 3) access to recordings and workshop materials

Yang, S., & Steigerwalt, E., & Lichtenstein, G., & Watts, K. (2022, August), Workshop Result: Feedback from the 2021 Engineering Research Center Planning Grant Workshop Paper presented at 2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, MN.

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