Engineering Education Transformations Institute
The Engineering Education Transformations Institute serves to infuse a culture of engineering education scholarship, research and innovation throughout all administrative units and the 15 degrees programs in the University of Georgia College of Engineering. Through building capacity and social capital around engineering education innovation and engineering education research, this approach offers a unique way to integrate and advance the research and teaching missions of the university while embedding principles of diversity and inclusion in all aspects of operation.
In the engineering context, the creation of an innovative, embedded engineering education institute responds to national calls for increasing the number and diversity of engineering students combined with the recognized need for novel and creative ways to educate engineering students to adequately prepare them for the complex, global challenges of the 21st century.
Reaching across multiple engineering disciplines and positioned at the nexus of educational practice and research, EETI will leverage synergies between a vibrant culture of local educational innovation and extramurally funded engineering education development, diversity and research projects to improve the educational experience of our students and promote diversity in our programs.
Joachim Walther, Ph.D.
Driftmier Engineering Center, Room 609
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602