Chair's Welcome

Jim Jensen.

Welcome to the Department of Engineering Education (DEE). Founded in 2018, DEE is a family of scholars and educators dedicated to improving the learning experiences of engineers, cultivating strong technical communications skills, and retaining a more diverse engineering student population. We offer a PhD in Engineering Education and a BS in Engineering Science. An MS and a graduate certificate program in Engineering Education will be launched soon.

As a department, we seek to create and implement inclusive, student-centered teaching methods. This research has three elements. First, departmental faculty are focused on the development and verification of improved teaching techniques in the classroom, lab, and design studio. Second, we seek to understand engineering students in their many contexts to ensure equitable, inclusive, and safe learning environments. Third, we work to apply new pedagogical tools at scale and across engineering disciplines.

Our tripartite teaching mission of undergraduate engineering science, technical communication, and graduate education creates an environment for creativity and cross-fertilization. The department expects teaching excellence and celebrates the progress of the students we are honored to teach.

I invite you to join our DEE family as an undergraduate student, graduate student, potential faculty member, or employer of our students. Together, we can bring forward new generations of diverse, healthy, and impeccably-trained engineers.

James N. Jensen
Professor and Chair