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Research and Publications

Our team is conducting research on a variety of topics related to engineering education. Publications of interest are listed below. Links are provided whenever possible.

Innovations in Engineering Education

Hain, A., Motaref, S., “Implementing Interactive 3D Models in an Entry Level Engineering Course to Enhance Students’ Visualization”, 2020 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Virtual Conference, June 20-24, 2020, Montreal, Quebec.

Motaref, S., “The Evaluation of Different Learning Tools in Flipped Mechanics of Materials”, 2020 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Virtual Conference, June 20-24, 2020, Montreal, Quebec.

Neurodiversity and Engineering

Taylor, C., Zaghi, A. E., Kaufman, J. C., Reis, S., and Renzulli, J., (2020) “Divergent thinking and academic performance of students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder characteristics in engineering” Journal of Engineering Education. DOI: 10.1002/jee.20310

Syharat, C. M., Hain, A., Zaghi, A., “Diversifying the Engineering Pipeline through Early Engagement of Neurodiverse Learners” 2020 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Virtual Conference, June 20-24, 2020, Montreal, Quebec. Paper ID #31529

Taylor, C., Zaghi, A. E., Kaufman, J. C., Reis, S., and Renzulli, J., (2018) “Characteristics of ADHD Related to Executive Function: Differential Predictions for Creativity-Related Traits” Journal of Creative Behavior, 1-13. DOI: 10.1002/jocb.370

Zaghi, A. E., Reis, S., Renzulli, J., and Kaufman, J. C. (2017) “Exploring the Creativity Potential of ADHD Students in Engineering Programs” International Journal for Talent Development and Creativity, 5(1); and 5(2). PDF

Taylor, C., Zaghi, A. E., Kaufman, J.C., Reis, S., and Renzulli, J., “Promoting Diversity in Engineering through Undergraduate Research Opportunities for Students with ADHD” 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 24- 27, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT. https://peer.asee.org/29969

Hain, C. C., Turek, W. C., Zaghi, A. E., and Hain, A., “Experiences of Pre-College Teachers Working with Undergraduate Engineering Students with ADHD in Research Laboratories” 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 25-28, 2017, Columbus, OH. https://peer.asee.org/27786

Zaghi, A. E., Reis, S., Renzulli, J., and Kaufman, J. C. “Unique Potential and Challenges of Students with ADHD in Engineering Programs” 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 26- 29, 2016 New Orleans, LA. DOI: 10.18260/p.27107

Zaghi, A. E., Tehranipour, M., and O’Brien, C. “Major Observations from a Specialized REU Program for Engineering Students with ADHD” 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 26- 29, 2016 New Orleans, LA. DOI: 10.18260/p.25588