Immersive research experiences have been shown to significantly improve the research and communication abilities of students who participate in them, as well as increase the likelihood that these students will pursue higher education after the completion of their bachelor's degrees. While Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs are widespread, the Cardiovascular Research: Engineering a Translational Experience (CREATE) REU program is unique in that it emphasizes the parallels between the creative process and research. Creativity, an attribute that most feel is important for aspiring engineers, is typically not emphasized in research programs or in the undergraduate curriculum. This study describes the impacts that emphasizing the creative process in the CREATE REU had both on student and faculty perceptions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings|
|State||Published - Jun 24 2017|
|Event||124th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - Columbus, United States|
Duration: Jun 25 2017 → Jun 28 2017
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