The Engineering & Education Collaborative: Teacher Professional Development

Principal Investigators: Tesha Sengupta-Irving, Leyle Riley (School of Engineering), and Rossella Santagata

Funder: Nicholas Endowment

Graduate Student Researcher: Janet Garcia Mercado


The Nicholas Endowment grant is funding a ten-day summer institute to bring middle and high school teachers from the MESA program (Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement) to UC Irvine for professional development


Training will focus on instructional approaches that incorporate designing, building, and testing frameworks to teach engineering and science content to under-represented minority students.

Research Methodology

Teacher learning will be studied through surveys, interviews, analysis of lesson plans, and videos of practice.