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Undergraduate Research Assistant to Present


Steven Wood, an undergraduate research assistant working with Dr. Wade Goodridge in Engineering Education has been accepted to present research at this year’s upcoming Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research (UCUR) located at the University of Utah on February 19th, 2016.  He will present research on Spatial Ability and its improvement in a Statics curriculum, a new and leading edge of spatial research that has potential impacts on how we educate our engineering students.  Dr. Goodridge stated “I am very happy that Steven has engaged in this work with me as we need to disseminate to the public the importance that this form of intelligence has on our students.  While spatial thinking is not taught or directly assessed in our educational systems we have discovered that it is a dominant correlated factor to a student’s success in STEM degree programs as well as in the professional engineering community.  This work will allow us to begin to discern just where and how it is developed in an undergraduate engineering curriculum.”  Steven is doing a wonderful job!