We aspire to be internationally-recognized leaders in disciplinary-based education research in engineering.


We lead and facilitate a community approach to engineering education research that transforms engineering education within and across the disciplines of engineering.

Guiding Principles

  • Pursue research that is unique in its emphasis on collaborations between discipline-based education research (DBER) faculty and traditional research and teaching faculty within, across, and beyond the engineering disciplinary boundaries
  • Seek perspectives of diverse stakeholders including industry, K-12, teaching and learning centers, and other institutions of higher learning
  • Design graduate programming that provides the foundational knowledge and skills necessary for success in a career in or related to DBER in a multitude of settings where engineering education occurs
  • Provide undergraduate students opportunities to learn to conduct engineering education research while increasing visibility of DBER
  • Establish and maintain a diverse and inclusive culture for individuals to meet academic and career goals
  • Create an inclusive space to share knowledge and skills to elevate the entire DBER community