Faculty perspectives regarding the undergraduate research experience in science and engineering

Andrew L. Zydney, Joan S. Bennett, Abdus Shahid, Karen W. Bauer

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Abstract

This study examined the perceptions of 155 science and engineering faculty at a mid-size university with a very extensive undergraduate research program. The faculty thought the undergraduate research experience provided important educational benefits to the students, in good agreement with results from a recent alumni survey. The faculty who supervised undergraduates for a longer period of time and who modified their research program to accommodate undergraduates perceived a greater enhancement of important cognitive and personal skills. Undergraduate research was also believed to provide important mentoring and teaching experience for graduate students who worked with undergraduate research assistants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-297
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Engineering Education
Volume91
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Engineering(all)

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