Welcome to the Virginia Tech Department of Engineering EducationThe department continues to expand the boundaries of engineering education by teaching first-class, modern courses for first year engineering students at Virginia Tech and by offering innovative graduate programs including a Certificate and a PhD in Engineering Education.
We advance the engineering profession by integrating research and teaching to impact learning and practice.
We aspire to prepare students to be exceptional engineers and educators while serving as an international beacon for engineering and research.
Our first-year engineering program is regarded as one of the best in the nation.
Students are admitted as General Engineering students and take the prescribed set of required courses during the first year.
We are one of the first departments in the country to offer graduate programs in Engineering Education.
Our graduate program incorporates theory with real life application so that our students are prepared to be teachers and scholars in the evolving field of Engineering Education.
Many of our graduate students share their knowledge and gain professional experience by teaching and coordinating workshops in some of our first-year courses. Others use their knowledge to assess our program, and others learn how to apply their knowledge in non-university contexts.
We incorporate theory with real-life application.
Dr. Bevlee A. Watford, Associate Dean and Professor of Engineering Education, has been elected to be the 2013 - 15 Vice President, External Relations for the American Society for Engineering Education.
Dr. Maura Borrego, Engineering Education Associate Professor, was recently elected to join the Board of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) in the position of Chair, Professional Interest Council IV.
Engineering Education PhD student Mike Ekoniak has been selected as one of 14 graduate students participating in Dean DePauw’s Preparing the Future Professoriate: Global Perspectives Program in May – June 2013. A group of Virginia Tech graduate students will travel to Switzerland, France, and Italy to gather insight into higher education and the professoriate on the global scale.
Jean Mohammadi-Aragh has been awarded an Apprentice Faculty Grant by the Educational Research and Methods Division (ERM) of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The award encourages and honors promising new engineering educators and researchers who have the potential for substantial contributions to engineering education. More information about the award can be found on the ERM website.
Virginia Tech's Ware Lab's STEM Expo and Ware Lab Director Dewey Spangler were featured in the broadcast.
Whitney Hoskins, Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Engineering Education, received a certificate on January 23, 2013, as part of the first graduating class of the Diversity Ally Certificate Program.