Engineering Education

Engineering Education


The Engineering Education Collaborative is a group of faculty who conduct research around all aspects of engineering formation. Research ranges from fundamental studies on the engineering education ecosystem to implementation of new approaches for the education of environmental and civil engineering students.


Education for Leadership Roles

  • Preparation to be faculty members, education specialists, policymakers
  • Understanding of the engineering education ecosystem
  • Experience with various teaching and learning environments

Research Focus Areas

  • Student-centered learning and design based apprenticeship
  • Problem solving and critical thinking
  • Diversity and cultures of inclusion
  • Role of informal learning environments
  • Universal design for STEM students with (learning) disabilities
  • Workforce development

Research Outcomes

  • Improved teaching techniques that lead to conceptual understanding
  • Approaches to teach basic science in an engineering context
  • Models of realistic problem-solving
  • Guidance for improving undergraduate research experiences

Research Benefits

  • Improved conceptual understanding and long-term retention of content
  • Students who are prepared for professional practice
  • Improved climates for a diverse engineering workforce


Photo of Jaime Benitez Jaime Benitez Adjunct Lecturer
Photo of Elliot Douglas Elliot Douglas Professor and EES Undergraduate Coordinator
(352) 846-2836

217 Black Hall

Photo of Rui Guo Rui Guo Lecturer

515 Weil Hall

Photo of David Mazyck David Mazyck Professor

312 Black Hall

Photo of Fazil Najafi Fazil Najafi Professor
(352) 294-7790

470 Weil Hall

Photo of Chang-Yu Wu Chang-Yu Wu Professor

406 Black Hall

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