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Welcome to CEER @ MSU
    A Discipline-based Education Research Center
     a College of Engineering Center promoting ...
Engineering education research
Discipline-based education research
Outcomes-based engineering education

Read about two large STEM education grants from NSF awarded to CEER Researcher, 
Mark Urban-Lurain    
See details here 

If you have innovated in your classroom and would like to share your innovation at one of the 2013-2014 CEER Brownbags, then let us know - send your topic to Jon, Mark, Claudia, or Daina  and we will get you on the schedule.

News and Events

  • General news and event notices appear here.
  • CEER is pleased to announce the Marrage of Michele and Tim WensdayJun 25 CEER celebrate the Marriage of Michele Weston and Tim Allswede .Michele is undergrad researcher in CEER. 
    Posted Aug 6, 2014, 9:51 AM by Kathy Dehshiri
  • Important Announcement -Monday May 19th Important AnnouncementWe are excited to announce that our first Brown Bag Webinar will be on the topic of Early Alert and Interventions to Improve Student Success and Retention, and ...
    Posted May 14, 2014, 8:17 AM by Kathy Dehshiri
  • MATLAB to C - Webinar from The MathWorks Thu May 22 Converting MATLAB to C to produce efficient C code can be a game changer in terms of developing embedded code rapidly, and with a tool of choice for most engineering ...
    Posted May 8, 2014, 7:00 AM by Jon Sticklen
  • RESEARCH VIDEO WITH STUDIOCODE             When:Thursday,  May 8, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pmWhere:Room 252 Erickson HallStudioCode is the premiere Mac software package for the cataloging and research coding of classroom ...
    Posted May 5, 2014, 2:05 PM by Kathy Dehshiri
  • STEP WEBINAR: Strategies for Promoting Faculty Engagement with Early STEM Students - May 6th When:Tusday ,May 6th, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm Presenters: Claudia E.Vergara ,Mark Urban-Lurain,Daina Briedis,and Jon Sticklen                                                                        Michigan State University  Claudia Vergara Mark Urban-Lurain ...
    Posted Apr 28, 2014, 11:52 AM by Kathy Dehshiri
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News and Events for PostDocs and Grad Students

  • This area lists news and events of interest to graduate students and postdocs in engineering who hope to pursue a career in higher education. The emphasis here is on preparation for classroom teaching from an evidence-based instructional perspective. 
  • Introduction to Engineering Education - October 18, 2013 Dr. Mark Urban-Lurain, Associate Director of CEER, conducted a seminar for graduate students in the College of Engineering to introduce Engineering Education opportunities for graduate students and general resources ...
    Posted Oct 18, 2013, 11:48 AM by Mark Urban-Lurain
  • Funded Fellowship Available for PostDocs and Grad Students - DEADLINE MARCH 18 Funded fellowships are available under a recent grant to MSU from The Council of Graduate Schools, the Teagle Foundation, and the Sloan Foundation. The funded project is called Preparing Future ...
    Posted Feb 18, 2013, 8:55 AM by Jon Sticklen
  • MSU Wins Grant to Help Grad Students and Post Docs Prepare for Becoming Faculty MSU under the leadership of Karen Klomparens, Dean of the MSU Graduate School, and Doug Estry, Associate Provost, has won an award from The Council of Graduate Schools, the Teagle ...
    Posted Feb 18, 2013, 8:49 AM by Jon Sticklen
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EER Funding & Publication Opportunities

  • Funding opportunities for DBER and SoTL research.
  • Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program (NSF 14-508) (Due Mar 5) Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K ...
    Posted Jan 17, 2014, 7:03 AM by Jon Sticklen
  • STEM-C Partnerships: Computing Education for the 21st Century (STEM-CP: CE21) NSF 14-253 (Due Mar 18) STEM-C (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, including Computing) Partnerships program is a major research and development effort of two ...
    Posted Jan 17, 2014, 7:02 AM by Jon Sticklen
  • STEM-C Partnerships: MSP (STEM-CP:MSP) NSF 14-522 (Mar 18 deadline) STEM-C (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, including Computing) Partnerships program is a major research and development effort of two ...
    Posted Jan 17, 2014, 7:00 AM by Jon Sticklen
  • NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education Program Description and Webinars NSF has released a new program description PD14-7513 titled Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) that provides a mechanism for submitting proposals for research-based and research-generating approaches to ...
    Posted Jan 17, 2014, 6:54 AM by Jon Sticklen
  • REAL FY14 Solicitation Webinar Series (Nov. 25) You are subscribed to Events - All NSF Events for National Science Foundation Update. This information has recently been updated, and is now available.REAL FY14 Solicitation Webinar Series Nov 25 ...
    Posted Nov 20, 2013, 8:13 AM by Kathy Dehshiri
  • New Reporting Items for NSF-Funded Projects To comply with "America Competes" NSF has two reporting requirements. You have probably heard of the "mentoring plan" you must have if your project includes funding for post docs.But ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2011, 12:01 PM by Jon Sticklen
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Selected Recent SoTL Papers

Discipline-Based Education Research: Understanding and Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering DBER 
Improving Undergraduate Learning, Finding and Policy Recommendations from the SSRC-CLA Longitudinal Project STEM education, 21 century, status in the US 
Why don’t young people want to become engineers? Rational reasons for disappointing decisions career perspectives; engineering education; salaries; shortage of engineers; women in engineering 
Creating a Culture for Scholarly and Systematic Innovation in Engineering Education engineering education, reforms 
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  • Development and design of flipped classrooms is a current issue of importance in CoE. The area has event announcements and new of relevance.
  • CoE Applied Engineering Sciences Use of REAL Classroom Highlighted in Chronicle of Higher Education From an Article by Lee Gardner, Chronicle of Higher Education, October 7, 2013.  Jon Sticklen, an associate professor at Michigan State University and director of its program in applied engineering ...
    Posted Oct 7, 2013, 7:27 AM by Jon Sticklen
  • Web Tool for Journaling (free) Reflective learning is becomes a topic of discussion within engineering education circles. Reflective learning emphasizes students looking back over what they have done in class or exercises or any educational ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2013, 8:07 AM by Jon Sticklen
  • Tool for Building Collaborative Teams - CATME (from Purdue) One of the key startup activities in building an effective flipped classroom is thinking through how collaborative groups should be constructed. The CATME project at Purdue has done a great ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2012, 2:11 PM by Jon Sticklen
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Instructional Technology News

  • This area has announcement of general interest for instructional technology.
  • Desire2Learn Classes Summer 2013 There will be a number of D2L training sessions offered by MSU IT Services during Summer 2013. D2L is the new learning management system (LMS) that will be replacing ANGEL ...
    Posted May 13, 2013, 10:49 AM by Jon Sticklen
  • Tool for Posting to a Class and Faculty/Student Interaction - Piazza Piazza is a web-based application that enables easy faculty/student interaction. Students can post questions that teaching staff can answer, all posted so that other students in the class ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2013, 6:41 AM by Jon Sticklen
  • Tool Available to Check Research and Grant Originality MSU now offers faculty, staff, and graduate students access to iThenticate. Significantly major granting agencies such as NSF and NIH use iThenticate to check submission originality.  iThenticate has a huge ...
    Posted Jan 13, 2013, 8:37 AM by Jon Sticklen
  • Desire2Learn... MSU Town Meeting on Friday Nov 30, 1:30-3:00 Interested in learning more about Desire2Learn? The D2L Implementation Team, through Libraries and IT Services, invites you to the public town hall presentation about D2L and the implementation process. Hear ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2012, 12:59 PM by Jon Sticklen
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