David Mazyck » Engineering Education

David Mazyck » 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


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David Mazyck

Professor Emeritus Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences
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Dr. David Mazyck is the Director of Electronic Delivery of Gator Engineering (EDGE), the UF distance learning program for online engineering master’s degrees, certificates, and professional education courses. His research interests pertaining to activated carbon and photocatalysis for the air and water purification.

Primary Research Area

Water Systems

Other Research Areas

Air Resources, Engineering Education, Environmental Nanotechnology

Research Interests

Water treatment, air purification, activated carbon, photocatalysis


B.S., Penn State University
M.S., Penn State University
Ph.D., Penn State University

Awards & Distinctions

  • Florida Blue Key‚ Distinguished mentor of undergraduate research (2009)
  • 2018 ESSIE Faculty Mentor Award Recipient

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