Projects

My primary research focus is on students’ learning of complex tasks and concepts in STEM domains. Specifically, I investigate how classroom activities and learning environments affect engagement and learning in engineering and science domains. My second research focus in on verbal interactions in collaborative learning settings. I am particularly interested in dialogue patterns and co-construction of knowledge in small groups and teams. My third research focus is on metacognition and its implications for learning. I am exploring methods to enhance student reflection-instructor feedback cycle in technology enhanced learning environments. 

Please visit publications page to see my scholarly work. And please visit www.coursemirror.com for my research on mobile learning environments. 

Funded Projects (2014 – Present):

Since 2014, my collaborators and I received a total amount of $7.8 million in research grants to fund our research projects and support our students. Here is the list of the funded projects:

  1. Enhancing Undergraduate STEM Education by Integrating Mobile Learning Technologies with Natural Language Processing
    Funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
    PI: Muhsin Menekse, Co-PIs: Diane Litman and Ala Samarapungavan
    Total Amount: $1,398,642
  1. Quantum Technologies for K-12 Teachers and Students
    Funded by the Purdue College of Engineering
    PI: Muhsin Menekse, Co-PI: Mahdi Hosseini
    Total Amount: $75,000
  1. Excellence in STEM Teaching in Indiana through Integrating Engineering Practice and Design Principles
    Funded by National Science Foundation (NSF)
    PI: Lynn Bryan, Co-PIs: Muhsin Menekse, Selcen Guzey, Paul Asunda, Jill Newton
    Total Amount: $1,415,500
  1. Integration of Engineering Design and Life Science: Investigating the Influence of an Intervention on Student Interest and Motivation in STEM Fields
    Funded by NSF
    PI: Selcen Guzey, Co-PIs: Muhsin Menekse, Lynn Bryan, Kari Clase
    Total Amount: $1,838,015
  1. Enhancing Engineering Education by Integrating the Reflection and Feedback Cycle with Mobile Technologies
    Funded by The Purdue Research Foundation Research Grants
    PI: Muhsin Menekse
    Total Award: $39,530
  1. Improving Undergraduate STEM Education by Integrating Natural Language Processing with Mobile Technologies
    Funded by the Learning Research & Development Center Grant
    PI: Muhsin Menekse, Co-PIs: Diane Litman, Jingtao Wang
    Total Award: $149,009
  1. Investigating Motivation and Transfer in Physical Science through Preparation for Future Learning Instruction
    Funded by NSF
    PI: Tim Nokes-Malach, Co-PIs: Muhsin Menekse, Tanner Wallace
    Total Award: $593,278
  1. Integrated STEM and Computing Learning in Formal and Informal Settings for Kindergarten to Grade 2
    Funded by NSF
    PI: Monica Cardella, Co-PIs: Senay Purzer, Sean Brophy, Tamara Moore, Morgan Hynes, Muhsin Menekse (Senior Personnel) 
    Total Award: $2,044,930
  1. Strengthening Indiana’s Future through the 21st Century STEM Teachers Scholarship Program
    Funded by Indiana Department of Education
    PI: Lynn Bryan, Co-PIs: Muhsin Menekse, Selcen Guzey
    Total Amount: $439,668