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Nadia Kellam and National Science Foundation

Nadia Kellam, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, received $400,000 from the National Science Foundation to study and improve engineering education. Her research team will conduct qualitative analysis using narrative methods to understand the process by which engineering faculty successfully transition from a traditional teacher-centered approach to a more active learning, student-centered one. Kellam’s group will interview engineering educators across the U.S. who have made this transition, construct narratives based on these interviews and share these with Centers of Teaching and Learning nationwide. Kellam ultimately hopes that the conclusions provided by her project will inspire engineering educators to engage in active learning teaching styles and encourage more students to remain in STEM programs.