Jennifer Turns

Winter 2020

A Mixed-Methods Understanding of Student Reflection in Engineering Education

Our ongoing research explores how to support student reflection in higher education, particularly in technical education contexts. We are looking for a small group of students to help with the work of a current NSF grant as well as our broader research effort. Within the research group, students would be expected to engage in activities such as:

  • Engage in personal reflection activities and evaluate their reflection using our survey tool
  • Use previous research to understand the “state of the art” of reflection in engineering education
  • Support quantitative analysis and processing of large data sets from student reflections
  • Design practical visualizations from the data to help educators understand students' experiences
  • Conduct questionnaire validation with users  

Undergraduates are expected to sign up for 2 credits; masters students for 1 credit. Meeting times will be 1.5 hour sessions. Please email Jennifer Turns ( and Kenya Mejia ( if you are interested with a small blurb of your motivation to be in the DRG. Preference will be given to those who express interest by 12/15.

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