Publications by Research Interest

Research Area 1: Difficult concepts in science and engineering

Yang, D., Streveler, R.A., Miller, R.L., Slotta, J.D., Matusovich, H.M., & Magana, A. J. (Submitted). Using computer-based online learning modules to promote conceptual change: Helping students understand difficult concepts in thermal and transport science. International Journal of Engineering Education.

Streveler, R.A., Miller, R.L., Santiago Roman, A.I., Nelson, M.A., Geist, M.R., & Olds, B.M. (2011). Using the “assessment triangle” as a framework for developing concept inventories: A case study using the thermal and transport concept inventory. International Journal of Engineering Education, 27(5), 1-17.

Miller, R.L., Streveler, R.A., Yang, D., & Santiago Roman, A.I. (2011). Identifying and repairing student misconceptions in thermal and transport science: Concept inventories and schema training studies. Chemical Engineering Education, 45(3), 203-210.

Streveler, R.A., Litzinger, T. A., Miller, R.L., & Steif, P. S. (2008). Learning conceptual knowledge in engineering: Overview and future research directions. Journal of Engineering Education, 97(3), 279-294.

Research Area 2: Helping engineering faculty learn to conduct engineering education research

Malik, Q.H., Perova, N., Hacker, T.J., Streveler, R.A., Magana, A.J., Vogt, P. L, & Bessenbacher, A. M. (Submitted). Creating a virtual learning community with HUB architecture: CLEERhub as a case study. Knowledge Management and E-Learning, special issue on virtual learning communities.

Borrego, M., Streveler, R.A., Miller, R.L., & Smith, K.A. (2008). A new paradigm for a new field: Communicating representations of engineering education research. Journal of Engineering Education, 97(2), 147-162.

Streveler, R. A., Borrego, M., & Smith, K. A. (2007). Moving from the ‘scholarship of teaching and learning’ to ‘educational research’: An example from engineering. In D. R. Robertson (Ed.), To Improve the Academy, Volume 25 (pp.139-149). Bolton, MA: Anker.

Streveler, R. A., Moskal, B. M., & Miller, R. L. (2003). Using Boyer's four forms of scholarship to advance engineering education, Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, on-line at

Streveler, R. A., Moskal, B. M., Miller, R. L., & Pavelich, M. J. (2001). Center for Engineering Education: Colorado School of Mines. Journal of Engineering Education, 90, 383-387.

Gosink, J. P. & Streveler, R. A. (2000). Bringing adjunct engineering faculty into the learning community. Journal of Engineering Education, 89, 47-51.

Streveler, R. A, & King, R.H. (2000). Training engineering TAs to facilitate open-ended problem solving. In Streveler, R. S. & Berman, E. (Eds.) Innovations in the Training of SMET Teaching Assistants and Future Faculty, a special volume of the Journal of Graduate Teaching Assistant Development, 7, 139-146.

Research Area 3: Understanding the engineering student experience

Matusovich, H. M, Streveler, R.A. & Miller, R.L. (2010). Why do students choose engineering? A qualitative, longitudinal study of students’ motivational values. Journal of Engineering Education, 99(4), 289-303. [Note: this article was summarized in PRISM magazine in the JEE Selects feature]