ENGINEERING STUDENTS’ BELIEFS ABOUT DECISION-MAKING
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION AWARD #1738209. $344,572
THE FORMATION OF ENGINEERING STUDENTS' BELIEFS ABOUT INTELLIGENCE
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION AWARD #1738209. $230,617
Dr. Dringenberg is currently working in her Research in the Formation of Engineers (RFE) project with the help of GRA Giselle Guanes. It aims to investigates what undergraduate engineering students believe about the different forms of reasoning in decision-making, and how these beliefs are influenced by the formal decision-making instruction students receive in their capstone design. The overall goal of the project’s propagation plan is to shift how engineering curricula influence the development of students’ beliefs about decision-making.
Dr. Dringenberg is also working in a Research Initiation in Engineering Formation (RIEF) project with the help of GRA Amy Kramer. It aims to characterize students’ beliefs about the nature of intelligence. When completed, this project will provide insight into students’ perspectives on engineering education culture and how it impacts the formation of their beliefs about intelligence, which are tied to resilience and a commitment to life-long learning.