The Center for Engineering Education Research (CEER) is a collaborative network of scholars with backgrounds in engineering and STEM related fields. Our mission is to strengthen engineering education and to improve the understanding of the learning and teaching of engineering to students and teachers as they apply engineering processes to technological problems.

Impact of the CEER:

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Increasing the number of doctoral-level professionals and improving the national capability to conduct research in emerging engineering and technology areas.

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Renewing the cadre of national leaders in engineering and technology by supporting doctoral students and post-doctoral research associates.

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Conducting research that improves the understanding of learning and teaching of engineering design at the high school level.

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Developing a teacher professional development model for introducing engineering design in high school settings.


The goals of the CEER are:

to define an NCETE model for professional development by examining the design and delivery of effective professional development with a focus on selected engineering design concepts for high school technology education.

by developing a collaborative network of scholars who work to improve understanding of the process of learning and teaching of engineering design in technology education.

and maintain a communication program to inform all stakeholder groups of CEER activities and accomplishments.