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Jennifer Turns

Winter 2023

Examining Engineering Student and Faculty Views of Power Dynamics

Power dynamics are normal parts of interpersonal interactions. Kenya Z. Mejia has been researching how students and faculty in engineering conceptualize and make sense of power dynamics as it relates to equity and inclusion in learning spaces. Join us as we do qualitative coding of data from one study.

In this DRG we will:

  • Reflect on our positionality as researchers
  • Complete training for Human Subjects Research
  • Delve into anonymized data from interviews and reflections. 
  • Qualitative data analysis
  • Potential for publishing outside of the DRG time

We are looking for 6 students, either senior undergraduate students or graduate students in HCDE. 

This will be a 2-credit DRG. We will meet for 1.5 hours and expect approximately 3-4 additional hours of engagement each week outside of our meeting times. Meeting times are Tuesdays from 3 - 4:30 p.m. PST.

If interested, please fill out this google form by December 19. DRG decisions will be made by December 28. Decisions on participation will take into account the order in which applicants express interest and diversity of perspectives in the group. 


  • 2-credits
  • Tuesdays from 3 - 4:30 p.m. PST

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