Mainly senior researchers compose the Science and Engineering Education Research Group (SEER). In our knowledge, there is not a similar research group across the country. This is why we consider ourselves an emerging research group. All of us have been doing research, publishing and applying for grants in both, engineering education and our own fields of knowledge. For this reason we present a mixed scientific activity report: for instance, we present 14 JCR-indexed papers and a book chapter, 8 of them strongly related with engineering education and the rest with other fields of knowledge.
Since January 2014 we have been working in 4 competitive and 5 non competitive projects related to engineering education that sum up about 200.000 €, plus 4 more competitive projects not related with education.
We present 13 international congress papers and 2 awarded national papers, all related to engineering education, and 5 patents.

Recent Submissions

  • Interactive programming activities for 1st year tudents of calculus in civil engineering 

    Estela Carbonell, M. Rosa; Chacón Flores, Rolando Antonio (Aristotle Univertity of Thessaloniki, 2021)
    Conference report
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    In Engineering, traditional approaches for teaching Calculus include a sequential development of proofs and exercises related to functions, differentiation, integration and partial differential equations. Often, in the ...
  • Tools for embedding and assessing sustainable development goals in engineering education 

    Sánchez Carracedo, Fermín; Segalàs Coral, Jordi; Bueno Mendieta, Gorka; Busquets Rubio, Pere; Climent Vilaró, Joan; Garcia Galofré, Victor; Lazzarini, Boris; López Álvarez, David; Martín Escofet, Carme; Miñano Rubio, Rafael; Sáez de Cámara Oleaga, Estíbaliz; Sureda Carbonell, Bàrbara; Tejedor Papell, Gemma; Vidal López, Eva María (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-11-03)
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    This paper presents three tools developed within the framework of the project EDINSOST2-SDG, aimed at embedding and assessing the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Engineering curricula. ESD is promoted through ...
  • STEAM activities for civil engineering curricula: from Calculus to digital twins 

    Chacón Flores, Rolando Antonio; Estela Carbonell, M. Rosa (University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2021)
    Conference report
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    This full paper describes a set of pedagogical activities designed for students of all academic years in civil engineering programs. The pedagogical project has a twofold aim: i) exposing civil engineering students to ...
  • Investigating students’ self-perception of innovation competences in challenge-based and product development courses 

    Charosky Larrieu-Let, Guido; Bragós Bardia, Ramon (Tempus Publications, 2021-01-01)
    Article
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    This study analyzes self-perception in innovation competences development in engineering students with the objective of understanding how to better design educational strategies to improve innovation skills in future ...
  • Determination of the urban rooftop photovoltaic potential: a state of the art 

    Fakhraian, Elham; Alier Forment, Marc; Valls Dalmau, Francesc; Nameni, Alireza; Casany Guerrero, María José (Elsevier Ltd, 2010-09)
    Article
    Open Access
    In today’s world, the necessity of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to meet the global warming regulations has increased the demand for renewable energy sources. A notable portion of energy consumption is dedicated to ...
  • Gènere i Docència en l’àmbit STEM - Treball cooperatiu per incorporar la perspectiva de gènere 

    Mas de les Valls Ortiz, Elisabet; Peña Carrera, Marta; Olmedo Torre, Noelia; Pino González, David; Alcober Segura, Jesús Ángel; Batet Miracle, Lluís (Congrés Internacional de Docència Universitària i Innovació (CIDUI), 2021)
    Conference lecture
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    S'exposa el projecte Gènere i Docència desenvolupat a la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). El projecte, que tenia com a objectiu capacitar el professorat en la incorporació de la perspectiva de gènere en la ...
  • A methodology to assess the sustainability competencies in engineering undergraduate programs 

    Sánchez Carracedo, Fermín; Sabaté i Garriga, Ferran; Gibert, Karina (Tempus Publications, 2021)
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    This paper presents a methodology to find out whether or not engineering students perceive sustainability learning throughout their studies at the university. The methodology is applied to students from Barcelona School ...
  • A collaborative learning activity to analyze the sustainability of an innovation using PESTLE 

    Casany Guerrero, María José; Alier Forment, Marc; Llorens García, Ariadna (2021-08-05)
    Article
    Open Access
    This paper presents a collaborative learning activity for courses in engineering degrees or master’s programs that cover the subject and skills of sustainability, social compromise, and ethics for engineering. The activity ...
  • The urban rooftop photovoltaic potential determination 

    Fakhraian, Elham; Alier Forment, Marc; Valls Dalmau, Francesc; Nameni, Alireza; Casany Guerrero, María José (2021-07-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    Urban areas can be considered high-potential energy producers alongside their notable portion of energy consumption. Solar energy is the most promising sustainable energy in which urban environments can produce electricity ...
  • COVID-19 emergency remote teaching opinions and academic performance of undergraduate students: analysis of 4 students’ profiles. A case study 

    Hidalgo López, Gádor Indra; Sánchez Carracedo, Fermín; Romero Portillo, Daniel (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-09-03)
    Article
    Open Access
    Distance learning due to the COVID-19 lockdown, commonly called emergency remote teaching (ERT), substantially changed the methodology of teaching and possibly students’ perceptions of the quality of lectures. Students’ ...
  • Mathematics training in engineering degrees: an intervention from teaching staff to students 

    López-Díaz, María Teresa; Peña Carrera, Marta (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-06-23)
    Article
    Open Access
    There has always been a great concern about the teaching of mathematics in engineering degrees. This concern has increased because students have less interest in these studies, which is mainly due to the low motivation of ...
  • Programación de dispositivos móviles: una propuesta docente adaptada a un entorno híbrido 

    Pérez Poch, Antoni (Asociación de Enseñantes Universitarios de la Informática (AENUI), 2021)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    Se presenta una experiencia docente destinada a la enseñanza de Programación de Dispositivos Móviles en un entorno universitario de Grados de Ingeniería distintos al de Informática en el curso 2020/21. Se ha realizado el ...

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