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DIT hosts the 6th International Research in Engineering Symposium (REES2015)

Posted: 10 August, 2015

The 6th International Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES2015) took place in Ireland this year, attracting 170 delegates from 22 countries.

Hosted by Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) on the Aungier Street campus, REES2015 was supported by Engineers Ireland, the Irish Research Council and Fáilte Ireland. 

Professor Brian Bowe, Head of Learning Development in the College of Engineering and Built Environment was principal organiser of the symposium on behalf of DIT. Professor Bowe said the Symposium addressed a wide range of pertinent issues in engineering education such as ethics, research methodologies, pedagogical practices, identity, learning theories, spatial skills, mathematics, sustainability and technology.

“More than 200 abstracts were submitted in advance of the symposium and through the abstract and paper review processes, 106 were selected for presentation by 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.  WE were delighted that 23 PhD students were among those selected to present papers.”

“In addition to the paper presentations, delegates also enjoyed three excellent and diverse keynote addresses by Professor Jeff Froyd, Texas A&M University; Professor Ference Marton, Goteborg University; and Professor Anne Gardner, University of Technology, Sydney.”

REES2015 Dublin follows on from previous successful symposiums in Hawaii, Switzerland, Australia, Spain and Malaysia.