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Jennifer Turns

Spring 2022

Researching the Co-Design of Inclusive Practices for Engineering Education Settings

In Researching the Co-Design of Inclusive Practices for Engineering Education Settings, participants will develop and implement a data collection protocol. This study is in the implementation stage, therefore participants will spend the first couple of weeks familiarizing themselves with the project, the next couple of weeks developing a protocol, and the second half of the quarter, helping run the study and using the protocol to collect data. 

Study Background: 

As researchers, we are exploring how co-design can be used to explore the idea of what makes an inclusive environment, and used as a process intended to create change. The co-design sessions include both students and faculty and is intended to address creating more inclusive STEM, and more specifically, engineering, college level classrooms. The specific phenomena of interest is how power, a neither positive or negative thing, is exercised and challenges or reproduces the status quo. Other important themes we will look at are impact of racial/ethnic identities and impacts of gender identities in the co-design sessions. We will also explore our own positionalities within engineering education. 

This will be a 1-credit DRG. We will plan to meet for 1 hour each week and expect approximately 2 additional hours of engagement each week outside of our meeting times. Meeting Times are Fridays from 1-2 p.m.

If interested, please fill out this google form. We are planning on having up to 6 DRG participants. Decisions will be made by March 25. Decisions on participation will take into account the order in which applicants express interest and a desire to have diverse perspectives in the group. 


  • 1-credit
  • Fridays from 1 - 2 p.m. PST

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