Sixth international Research in Engineering Education Symposium at DIT – 106 papers presented
11 August 2015
The international Research in Engineering Education Symposium, supported by Engineers Ireland, the Irish Research Council and Failte Ireland, has been held in DIT, Aungier Street, Dublin.
This was the sixth international Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES) and followed on from the successes of ICREE 2007 in Hawaii, USA; REES 2008 in Davos, Switzerland; REES 2009 in Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia; REES 2011 in Madrid, Spain; and REES 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
More than 200 abstracts were submitted to REES 2015 and through the abstract and paper review processes 106 were selected for presentation. Authors from Colombia, Spain, USA, Chile, United Kingdom, Argentina, Ireland, Sweden, Australia, Germany, France, South Africa, Denmark, Portugal, Canada and the Netherlands presented at the symposium, with 23 papers being presented by PhD students.
In the main photo, the Duncan Fraser Award – awarded to the two best papers from PhD students – is being presented by two members of the Technical Programme Committee, Jennifer Turns (University of Washington) on the very left, and Bruce Kloot (University of Cape Town) on the very right. The awards are being presented to the two PhD students in the middle of the photo – Jillian Seniuk Cicek (University of Manitoba) and Farshid Marbouti (Purdue University).
In addition to the paper presentations, there were three excellent and diverse keynote speakers: Prof Jeff Froyd, Texas A&M University; Prof Ference Marton, Goteborg University; Prof Anne Gardner, University of Technology, Sydney.
The symposium, which was attended by 170 delegates from 22 countries, addressed a wide ranges of pertinent issues in engineering education such as ethics, research methodologies, pedagogical practices, identity, learning theories, spatial skills, mathematics, sustainability and technology.