This page showcases research from Purdue faculty and students related to professional practice programs.

Joshi, S. S., Davis, K. A., Czerwionka, L. (2024). The effects of a humanities-based engineering course on engineering students’ sociotechnical thinking. Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES 2024).
Joshi, S. S., Davis, K. A. (2024). Exploring shifts in engineering students’ understanding of engineering work during their co-op experiences. Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES 2024).
Joshi, S. S., Davis, K. A., Shermadou, A., & Garcia, B. S. (2022). Exploring how engineering students respond to challenges while working in global virtual teams. Frontiers in Education Conference (IEEE 2022).
Joshi, S., Davis, K. A., Czerwionka, L., Troncoso, E. C., & Montalvo, F. (2022). A Comparison of Two Scenario-Based Assessments of Systems Thinking. American Society for Engineering Education Conference (ASEE 2022).
Joshi, S. S., Garcia, B. S., Peach, N. A., Montalvo, F. J., & Davis, K. A. (2022). Global Learning at Home: Understanding Students’ Experiences in Global Virtual Team Projects. 9th Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES 2021) and 32nd Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference (REES AAEE 2021).
Davis, Kirsten A.; Joshi, Siddhant S.; Czerwionka, Lori; Montalvo, Francisco; Rios-Rojas, Gabriel O.; Tort, Joe; William, Jennifer Marston; and Nauman, E. (2021) "Integrating the Humanities with Engineering through a Global Case Study Course," Journal of International Engineering Education: Vol. 3: Iss. 1, Article 4
Johnson, B., & Main, J. B. (2020). Underrepresented Minority Engineering Students’ Professional Experiences with Cooperative Education: Perceived Benefits, Drawbacks, and Pathways to Participation. 126th Annual Conference & Exposition (ASEE 2019).
Main, J. B., Johnson, B., & Wang, Y. (2020). Gatekeepers of engineering Workforce diversity? The academic and employment returns to student participation in voluntary cooperative education programs. Research in Higher Education, 62(4), 448–477.
Main, J. B., Johnson, B., Ramirez, N., Ebrahiminejad, H., Ohland, M. W., & Groll, E. A. (2020). A case for disaggregating engineering majors in engineering education research: the relationship between co-op participation and student academic outcomes. International Journal of Engineering Education, 36(1), 170–185.
Ramirez, N., Smith, S., Smith, C. F., Berg, T., Strubel, B., Ohland, M. W., & Main, J. B. (2016). From Interest to Decision: A comparative exploration of student attitudes and pathways to co-op programs in the United States and the United Kingdom. International Journal of Engineering Education, 32(5), 1867–1878.