ECE Research Seminar – Friday, November 5 12:30 pm CT

November 2, 2021

Please join us for our November 5 ECE Research Seminar 12:30-1:30 pm central time

Opportunities for All – What is Engineering Education Research and Why Should I Care? with Jean Mohammadi-Aragh |

Abstract: Starting with the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and moving into Rigoro us Engineering Education Research, a multitude of opportunities exist for engineering students and faculty to improve the ways we teach people to become engineers. Within ECE, we are in a unique position that enables us to both design computer-supported learning systems and leverage those systems for data collection and knowledge generation. In this talk, I will introduce the broad field of engineering education in order to answer, “What is engineering education research, and how can ECE students and faculty be involved while continuing to conduct research in their own areas?” Next, I will describe current projects related to computational thinking skill development and real-time classroom data analysis. I will also describe open opportunities within my research group that will answer, “How can someone with an engineering undergraduate degree become a leading scholar in the field of engineering education?”

Dr. Jean Mohammadi-Aragh earned her B.S. and M.S. at Mississippi State University (MSU) and her Ph.D. at Virginia Tech in 2013. She currently is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at MSU. Dr. Jean believes that learning is fun and that we should leverage computing to enhance learning. She has been dedicated to improving how to teach students to become engineers. She has secured over $6M in funding to support her engineering education research efforts at MSU. She is a two-time winner of the American Society for Engineering Education’s John A. Curtis Lecturer award. Additionally, Dr.  Jean was recently honored by the National Science Foundation with their prestigious Faculty Early Career Development award.

* For further information      contact:  Dr. Jenny Du | | 5-2035

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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University consists of 23 faculty members (including 7 endowed professors), 3 clinical faculty, 10 professional and support staff, and over 700 undergraduate and graduate students with approximately 97 being at the Ph.D. level. With research expenditure of the department in excess of $10M, the department houses the largest High Voltage Laboratory among North American Universities. For more detailed information on the department please visit our website