Rui Guo » Engineering Education

Rui Guo » 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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Rui Guo

Lecturer Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering
Office 515 Weil Hall Work Phone: 352-294-7816 Website: Website


Rui Guo is a Lecturer of the Department of Engineering Education and the Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering in the UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. She currently teaches transportation courses for engineers. Before joining UF, she worked as an instructor in Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering at Texas Tech University from 2017 to 2019. She also worked as a research associate in the ITS and Safety program at Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) from 2015 to 2016. Rui received her BS degree at Southeast University in 2008 and obtained her PhD degree at University of South Florida in 2015. Her research interests include multimodal traffic safety, sustainable transportation, air transportation, and engineering education. She has conducted 10+ funded research projects from state DOT as well as national agencies, presented her studies in core conferences, and published research papers in the major peer-reviewed journals.

Primary Research Area

Environmental Nanotechnology

Other Research Areas

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