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About Us

The Engineering Education Research (EER) Program at the University of Michigan follows a unique model. EER faculty are embedded within the traditional engineering departments, while EER graduate students are admitted to a college-wide program and are not affiliated with a specific department. This allows the EER faculty and their research to be well-integrated with the traditional engineering disciplines, provides students a better opportunity for research, and helps raise the profile of EER by diffusing the fruits of the scholarly work through the College of Engineering.

Vision and Mission

The vision of the UM EER Program is to be internationally known and respected for innovative research and expertise that impacts scholarship, practice, and policy in engineering and engineering education. The EER Program’s mission is to improve engineering education at all levels by conducting rigorous and innovative engineering education research, preparing graduate students for successful, influential careers, and disseminating knowledge and expertise. The core values for the program include:

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Holistic student support
  • Innovation
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Research to practice