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Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering

 
To address this need for a broader understanding and use of reflective techniques in engineering education, the Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education (CPREE) was established in March 2014 with funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.
 
The Consortium is lead by Drs. Cindy Atman and Jennifer Turns at University of Washington. Partner schools include Stanford University, as well as Arizona State University, Bellevue College, California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Clarkson University, Green River Community College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Highline College, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Seattle Central College, Seattle University.
 
The Stanford CPREE effort is being lead by DEL scholars, Dr. Helen L. Chen and Beth Rieken.

 Major Milestones

Major milestones for the first year of this two-year project include identifying reflective practices already in use across the campus (with particular emphasis on engineering and the sciences), and engaging Stanford faculty, students and staff in conversation on “what is reflection?” In the second year, pilot projects will be initiated to expand the use of reflective practices, particularly in the freshmen and sophomore years.