This page contains an evolving compilation of useful links.
If you don't find a link here that is related to the CEER mission, let us know and we will go find it and list it.
Other MSU Units Engaged in SoTL or DBER
The CREATE 4 STEM Institute is a DBER focused center jointly sponsored by the College of Engineering and the College of Natural Sciences. CEER and CRETATE4STEM have strong interactions since both are in STEM field.
is a rich resource for engineering education research. Included are tutorials for getting started with both qualitative and quantitative research in engineering education. News and events of interest are also listed.
NAE, Center for the Advancement of Scholarship in Engineering Education - CASEE
Wisconsin Center for Educational Research - WCER
Index page for other Centers
similar to CEER
. Most of the centers listed on this index are Teaching and Learning Centers with some minor involvement in educational research.
Research in Engineering Education Network - REEN
External Funding Programs
NSF Program Links, Recurring Interest
CAREER Program - NEXT DEADLINE July 23, 2013
Support for faculty early in their careers - requires comprehensive
plan for research, instruction, and outreach
STEM scholarship program - DUE
STEP Program - NEXT DEADLINE DECEMBER 3, 2013
STEM Talent Expansion Program - DUE
Research experiences for undergraduates - both sites and supplements
RIGEE Program - NEXT DEADLINE MARCH 27, 2014
Research and Evaluation in Science and Engineering - DUE
Research Initiation Grants in Engineering Education - EEC
REE Program - NEXT DEADLINES SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 & JANUARY 23, 2014
Research in Engineering Education - EEC
EHR Core Research (ECR) - NEXT DEADLINES July 12, 2013 & February 4, 2014
Education and Human Resources (EHR)
Internal MSU Links for Proposal Prep
Some proposals - particularly NSF proposals - are limited in terms of how many one institution can submit. In such cases, MSU has an internal competition to determine which proposal will go forward. Here is a page link
to the explicit procedures to follow including a set cover letter that must be included for internal competitions. (These links are accurate as of 7/11/2010.)
, Division of Engineering Research.
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
For any educational research in which you will collect data from people (students, faculty, admins, ..) you need to get IRB approval BEFORE you start data collection. CEER will be glad to help you with this process.
Curriculum Resources for Various Topics
does not endorse any of these items. We just list them. If you would like to add to this list, just fill out the CEER Contact Form
and let us know the topic and the link.
Commercial resource for teaching about wind energy. Focuses on K-12. Info about KidWind. Material is posted here as of January 2011.
Links for Resources for Evaluation of Instruction
CEER can help with your needs to formally assess instructional efforts, including being an agent for assessment in your projects. The links below are meant to give you a comprehensive first look at assessment topics. This list is from the CAREER pages at NSF.
NSF. (2002) The 2002 User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation
National Research Council. (2000). How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School. Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning. Bransford, J.D., Brown, A.L., Cocking, R.R., Editors. with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice. Donovan, M.S., Bransford, J.D., and Pellegrino, J.W., Editors.
National Research Council. (2001). Adding it up: Helping children learn mathematics. Mathematics Learning Study Committee. Kilpatrick, J., Swafford, J., and Findell, B., Editors.
National Research Council. (2001). Knowing what students know: The science and design of educational assessment. Committee on the Foundations of Assessment. Pellegrino, J., Chudowsky, N., and Glaser, R., Editors
National Research Council. (2002). Scientific research in education. Committee on Scientific Principles for Education Research. Shavelson, R.J., and Towne, L., Editors.
National Research Council. (2007). Taking Science to School: Learning and Teaching Science In Grades K-8. Duschl, R. A,.. Schweingruber, H. A, and Shouse, A. W., Editors
The Field Tested Learning Assessment Guide is a site that contains many assessment tools. Take care to be sure you understand a tool before applying it! The Views of Science Questionnaire (VNOS) is in particular interesting - it tries to get at student views on science by asking open ended questions.
Links to use Lynda.com tutorials with no cost
Online tutorials fromLynda.com are now available FREE for faculty and staff and members of the GEU. Lynda.com is one of the leading websites for jumpstarting your use of computer tools - ranging from MS Office to Apple Final Cut Studio to ... The list is very long of the topics covered. The tutorials are delivered in a friendly and accessible way. The access to Lynda.com for MSU is equivalent to a "premium user" on Lynda - and that gives you access to a set of exercise files as well as to the movie tutorials.
If you want to go directly to Lynda.com via MSU then click here. You will be asked to authenticate with your MSU netid. The ATS announcement of the program describes the launch of the MSU/Lyndia.com collaboration. A second ATS webpage has detailed information for users.
NOTE: This access has been discontinued by MSU. Unfortunately!
CEER Researcher Links
Workshop by Jim Fairweather on "Using Competencies in the Transformation of STEM Curricula." CPACE workshop given July 20-23, 2010.
Link to CEER small conf room calendar (in 1410 A)
EEES team interaction room
(open site, but login required for some areas)
EEES Third Year Review Prep
CEER and AES Surveys
(open site - surveys and researcher links to results)
file storage in this folder
on Google Drive (login required)