Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Exploring Alternative Teaching of STEM "

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Summer 2015 - DURI
Research area(s):
STEM Education
Project Description:
The College of Technology at Purdue is transforming the learning environment for students. These dramatic changes of learning methods, learning spaces, and curricula initiatives are a major change. To develop some best practices, this project will investigate programs which already exist and document details. The researcher may visit programs and interview teachers who are working high school or colleges which have implemented programs which align with the Purdue Polytechnic initiative.
Expected Student Contributions:
The intern will be able to investigate programs, interview teachers, collect sample work and create modules for future use. The student will work directly with a team of researchers to document innovative teaching practices.
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Desired Qualifications:
GPA 3.0 or above, Proficient in Microsoft Office Products. Understanding of STEM education.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Koch, Daphene
bldg construction management / technology

Student Supervisor

Daphene Koch
Associate Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Gary Bertoline
CNIT and CGT / College of Technology
Kevin Kaluf
Tech Ed / College of Technology