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About EED

Engineering Education

As engineering increasingly impacts the nation’s economy, security, and prosperity, high demands have been set for engineering schools to graduate an ever greater number of quality students trained to meet the needs of business and industry. Rapid changes in engineering worldwide have motivated the profession to re-evaluate how future engineers should be educated to develop students’ engineering thought processes and improve analytical and problem-solving skills.

Engineering educators prepare these students, not only through quality instruction, but also through application of their current research discoveries about how learning comprehension and recall are best achieved. Engineering education research is essential in guiding engineering education practices to ensure quality student learning outcomes.

Graduate students in this vital and emerging field, have the opportunity to become involved in cutting-edge engineering education research, such as:

  • Teaching and learning strategies
  • Cognition and metacognition in engineering education
  • Problem solving and framing
  • K–12 engineering education

Vision 

students engaging with technology

To be a world-class leader in developing and implementing research-based methods for student-centered learning and innovation in engineering.

Mission 

Studious students in classroom

The mission of the Engineering Education Department at Utah State University is to advance the knowledge, understanding, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-based pedagogical practices into and outside the engineering classroom.

We have summarized this with these three points


  1. To develop doctoral students as effective engineering educators and researchers;
  2. To promote scholarship in engineering education through innovative, cutting-edge research and;
  3. To teach engineering fundamentals for pre-professional students in the College of Engineering and provide them relevant and sound learning experiences.

Goals

Interactive class student picture

Our goal is to produce graduates with proficiency in engineering pedagogy and expertise in engineering education research. We have summarized this goal with the following points.

  1. Advance global innovation by training professional engineers to excel as engineering educators
  2. Establish evaluative, instructional, and supportive frameworks for engineering teaching and learning
  3. Develop and implement evidence-based approaches for online, hybrid, and face-to-face learning environments in engineering
  4. Providing authentic problems and activities emphasizing the application of scientific and technological principles in the classroom

"Our vision is to be a computer lab where students and faculty are the priority in everything. We will always provide excellent service to our customers by taking initiative and doing more than is expected."

Lab Hours

Monday - Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday


8 am - 10 pm
8 am - 7 pm
Closed
Closed

Dates Closed

January 18
February 15
March 7 - 11

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Presidents' Day
Spring Break

Software list

Program
Chrome
Firefox
Spotify
Java 8
Java 8 JDK
Flash
Greenshot
Silverlight
Adobe Reader
7-zip
Notepad++
Eclipse
WinSCP
PuTTY
Python 2.7
Citrix Receiver
Air
Shockwave
Office
Google Earth Pro
Adobe Creative Cloud
Matlab
Wolfram Mathematica
ArcGIS
NI Labview
MDSolids
FEMAP
AutoCAD, Revit, Inventor
Rhinoceros
MiKTeX
TeXstudio
EPANET
StarCCM
Xilinx
Gurobi Optimizer
Cobra Toolbox
Visual Studio
SolidWorks
Mathcad
Maple
Adams
R Studio
STK
TauDEM for ArcGIS
Silverfrost FTN95
HEC-HMS
Ansys
SAP2000
Adobe Acrobat
Visio
Project
Blender
Meshmixer
SMath Studio

Engineering Education Department


Physical Address

Engineering Building, 4th floor, room 405


Mailing Address


4160 Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah 84322-4105
Phone: (435) 797-2758


Engineering Building on University Map


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