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Zarske, Malinda Schaefer Instructor


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  • Dr. Zarske's primary research interests are focused on student identity, recruitment, pathways and retention to and through K-12 and undergraduate engineering. Her research interests specifically include the impact of project-based service-learning and project-based engineering design as a pedagogy to facilitate STEM learning in K-16 students, pre-service and in-service K-12 teachers. She is a collaborator with the innovative CU Teach Engineering program to develop pathways for students to attain a secondary school STEM teacher license concurrently with an engineering BS degree, as well as the nationally-recognized TeachEngineering Digital Library repository of vetted K-12 engineering curricula.


  • K-12 and undergraduate engineering education, engineering design, teaching design, first-year and sophomore-year engineering projects, project-based service-learning, student identity with engineering, recruitment and retention in engineering, active learning, pre-service STEM teacher education, STEM teacher professional development


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