Discovery Learning Research Center

Publications, Conferences, & Workshops

Lehman, J., Ertmer, P., Bessenbacher, A. (2015) STEMEdhub: Supporting STEM Education Initiatives via the HUBzero Platform. Educational Technology The Magazine for Managers of Change in Education, March-April 2015 pp 31-34.

Liu, J., Adedokun, O.A., Parker, L.C., & Burgess, W.D. (2015). Understanding Student Perception of Science Program Effectiveness through Structural Equation Modeling. Paper accepted for presentation at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Chicago.

Adedokun O.A., Parker, L.C., Burgess, W., & Teegarden, D.T. (2015). Undergraduate Research Students Knowledge of Scientific Methods: Overall Trend and Individual Differences. Paper presented at the 2015 Meeting of the National Association For Research in Science Teaching, Chicago.

Adedokun, O. A., Parker, L. C., Liu, J., & Burgess, W. D. (2015) Meta-analytic evaluation of a virtual field trip to connect middle school students with university scientists. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 24 (1), 91-102.

Shin, S-Y., Parker, L.C., Adedokun, O. A., Mennono, A., Wackerly, A., SanMiguel, S.F. (in press). Changes in Elementary Student Perceptions of Science, Scientists and Science Careers after Participating in a Curricular Module on Health and Veterinary Science. School Science and Mathematics.

Parker, L.C., Adedokun, O., & Weaver, G.C. (2015). Culture, Policy and Resources: Barriers Reported by Faculty Implementing Course Reform. In Weaver, G.C., Burgess, W.D., Childress, A.L., Slakey, L. (Eds.) Transforming Institutions: Undergraduate STEM education for the 21st century. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.

Cook, N.D., Weaver, G.C.; (2015) Teachers implementation of project-based learning: Lessons from the Research Goes to School program; Electronic Journal of Science Education (Southwestern University/Texas Christian University). Retrieved from

Madsen, A. T., Kirkham, L. L., Reece, L. M., Adedokun, O. A., & Weaver, G. C. (2015). Research Goes to School: Development of Nanoscience-Specific Learning Objectives and Assessment for a Professional Development Program for Secondary STEM Teachers. Journal of Nano Education, 7(1), 65-72.

Madsen, A. T., Kirkham, L. L., Reece, L. M., & Weaver, G. C. (2015). Research goes to school: Development of nanoscience-based curriculum for a professional development workshop. Paper presented at the Gordon Research Conference on Chemistry Education Research and Practice, Lewiston, ME.

Adedokun, O., Parker, L.C., Childress, A., Burgess, W., Adams, R., Agnew, C., et al. (2014) Effect of Time on Perceived Gains from and Undergraduate Research Program. CBE Life Sciences Education, 13, 1-10.

Morris, R.C. & Parker, L.C. (2014). Examining the Connection between Classroom Technology and Student Engagement. Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology, 3(1), 1-15.

Morris, R.C., Parker, L.C., Nelson, D., Pistilli, M., Hagen, A., Levesque-Bristol, C. & Weaver, G. (2014) Development of a Student Self-Reported Instrument to Assess Course Reform, Educational Assessment, 19:4, 302-320, DOI:10.1080/10627197.2014.964119

Madsen, A. T., Weaver, G. C., Kirkham, L. L., Reece, L. M., & Adedokun, O. A. (2014). Research goes to school: The development of nanoscience-specific learning objectives for a professional development program. Paper presented at the International Conference on Chemistry Education, Toronto, Canada.

Liu, J., Adedokun, O. A., Parker, L. C., & Burgess, W. D. (2014). Meta-analytic Evaluation of an Electronic Fieldtrip. Abstract presented at the 2014 Meeting of the American Evaluation Association.

Clase, K. L., Adedokun, O., & Ha, S. (2014). Introducing teachers to emerging interdisciplinary STEM content through biomass and biofuels research. The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, Vol. 28 (1), 618.36.

Ertmer, P., Schlosser, S., Clase, K., & Adedokun, O. A. (2014) The Grand Challenge: Helping Teachers Learn/Teach Cutting Edge Science via a PBL Approach. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning. 8(1). Available at

Adedokun, O. A., Parker, L. C., Childress, A., Burgess, W. D., Adams, R., Agnew, C. R., Leary, J., Knapp, D., Shields, C., Lelievre, S., & Teegarden, D. (2014). Effect of time on perceived gains from an undergraduate research program. CBE Life Science Education, 13(1), 139-148.

Adedokun, O., Bessenbacher, A., Parker, L., Kirkham, L., & Burgess, W. (2013). Research skills and STEM undergraduate research students' aspirations for research careers: Mediating effects of research self-efficacy. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 50(8). 940-951.

Amass, S. F., Adedokun, O. A., Cipriani Davis, K. S., & Reed, D. A. (2013). Mapping our future: Developing the pipeline for a diverse workforce. In L. M. Greenhill, K. S. Cipriani Davis, P. M. Lowrie and S. F. Amass (eds), Navigating diversity and inclusion in veterinary Medicine, pp 55-62. Purdue University Press, West Lafayette, IN.

Bessenbacher, A. (2013). Hub owners/managers users group led by hub owners for hub owners. Presentation for the Hubbub Conference. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Bessenbacher, A. (2013). Collections Pinterest for Hubs. The use of Collections. Presentation for the Hubbub Conference. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Beddoes, K. & Pawley, A.L. (2013, Spring). Negotiating an offer: What graduate students and mentors can learn from others experiences. Society for Women Engineers Magazine.

Beddoes, K., Schimpf, C., & Pawley, A.L. (2013, June). Engaging Foucault to better understand underrepresentation of female STEM faculty. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition. Atlanta, Georgia.

Branch, B., Wegner, K., Smith, S., Schulze,D., Merwade, V., Jung, J., & Bessenbacher, A. (2013). A Library approach to establish an Educational Data Curation Framework (EDCF) that supports K-12 data science sustainability. Poster presented at AGU Fall Meeting 2013. San Francisco, California.

Buzzanell, P.M. (2013, February). Catalyzing everyday institutional change. Copenhagen Business School/Diversity and Difference in the Contemporary Workplace keynote address. Copenhagen, Denmark.

Buzzanell, P.M. (2013, April). Gendered communication. Cummins Inc. Workshop, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Buzzanell, P.M. (2013, May). Leading for diversity & inclusion: Creating inclusionary academiccCultures one conversation at a time. Workshop at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.

Capobianco, B.M., Nyquist, C., & Tyrie, N. (2013). Shedding light on essential features for teaching elementary science through engineering design. Science and Children, 50(5). 58.

Capobianco, B.M. (2013). Learning and teaching science through engineering design: Insights and implications for professional development. Association of Science Teacher Education annual meeting. Charleston, South Carolina.

Capobianco, B. M., Lehman, J., & Nyquist, C. (2013). Teaching and learning about engineering design: Insights from elementary science teachers and their professional development in engineering design. Annual International Conference for the National Association of Research in Science Teaching. Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

Capobianco, B. M. & Nyquist, C. (2013). Learning science through engineering design: An effective approach to STEM integration at the elementary level; invited presentation. STEM Smart: Lessons learned from successful schools conference. Atlanta, Georgia.

Dankenbring, C. & Capobianco, B.M. (2013). Examining middle school students science conceptual understandings through engineering design; a poster presentation. Annual Graduate Student Educational Research Symposium held by College of Education, Purdue University. West Lafayette, Indiana.

Ertmer, P., Schlosser, S., Clase, K., & Adedokun, O. A. (In press) The Grand Challenge: Helping Teachers Learn/Teach Cutting Edge Science via a PBL Approach. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning.

Hubbard, B., Tyrie, N., Doherty, E., & Capobianco, B. (2013). Engineering a solar sun tracker; a presentation. National Science Teachers Association annual convention. San Antonio, Texas.

Kelley, T. & Kaluf, K (2013). Science Learning through Engineering Design: Impacts and insights for Technology Education. Council on Technology and Engineering Education session. International Technology and Engineering Educators Association annual conference. Columbus, Ohio.

Lawrie, G., Matthews, K., Adams, P., McNaught, C., Gahan, L., & Weaver, G.C. (In revision). Mapping the Learning Outcomes of an Interdisciplinary Collaborative Small-Group Inquiry Task in the Context of Large First-Year STEM Classes. Submitted to Journal of Engineering Education.

Merwade, V., Eichinger, D., Harriger, B., & R. Habben (in press). Understanding sound through engineering design. Science and Children.

Myers, K., Roth, S., Wright, S., Capobianco, B., & Nyquist, C. (2013). Engineering new ways to recycle paper and filter water in the elementary science classroom, a presentation. Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc. annual meeting. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Parker, L.C., & Krockover, G.H. (2013). Science education for diversity and informal learning. In N. Mansour & R. Wegerif (Eds.), Science Education for Diversity: Springer, New York.

Rupp, M. & Capobianco, B. M. (2013). Elementary teachers challenges with integrating engineering design into their science classrooms; a poster presentation. Annual Graduate Student Educational Research Symposium held by College of Education, Purdue University. West Lafayette, Indiana.

San Miguel, S.F., Parker, L.C., Adedokun, O.A., Burgess, W.D., Cipriani Davis, K.S., Blossom, et al. (2013). Fat Dogs and Coughing Horses: K-12 programming for veterinary workforce development. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 40(4). 419-425.

San Miguel, S. F., Davis, K. C., Reed, D., Burgess, W. D., & Adedokun, O. A. (2013). Impact of veterinary medicine activity book on fifth and sixth grade students perceptions of veterinary medicine. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 40 (4), 426-430.

Smith, S., Wegner, K., Branch, B., Miller, B., Schulze, D., & Bessenbacher, A. (2013). Providing educators authentic scientific research opportunities through integration of research content and technology with globe teacher workshops using an integrated model of professional development. Presentation for the Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting. Denver, Colorado.

Szteinberg, G.A., & Weaver, G.C. (2013). Participants reflections two and three years after an introductory chemistry course-embedded research experience. Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 14(1). 23-35.

Vance, H., Stamm, P., Capobianco, B., & Nyquist, C. (2013). Learning science through engineering design by designing a careful carrier. Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc. annual meeting. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Weaver, G.C., Miser, A., Culbertson, C., Welu, J., & Lisle, G. The Discovery Learning Research Center at Purdue University. (2013). In J. L. Narum, (Ed.), A Guide: Planning for Assessing 21st Century Spaces for 21st Century Learners. LSC. Washington, D.C.

Adedokun, O., A. Bessenbacher, et al. (2012) How Do Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences Compare to Other Models? Program of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual International Conference 189.

Adedokun, O. A. and W. D. Burgess (2012). "Analysis of paired dichotomous data: A gentle introduction to the McNemar Test in SPSS." Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation.

Blouzdis, C. E., Ivan, L. N, Pothoven, S.A., Roswell, C. R., Foley, C. J., and Hook, T. O. (2012). "A trophic bottleneck?: The ecological role of trout-perch Percopsis omiscomaycus in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron." Journal of Applied Ichthyology.

Parker, L. C., M. Suchak, et al. (2012) Assessing Cross-Disciplinary Thinking in Cancer Prevention Research: The Development of a New Tool. Program of the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.

Parker, L. C., G. Szteinberg, et al. (2012). Using a simplified visitor engagement framework to evaluate a traveling exhibit. American Evaluation Association. Minneapolis, MN.

Parker, L. C., M. Varghese, et al. (2012). Entrepreneurial internship experiences: Changes in perceptions and interest in small businesses and entrepreneurship. American Educational Research Association. Vancouver.

Varghese, M., L. C. Parker, et al. (2012). "Experiential Internships: Understanding the process of student learning in small business entrepreneurial internships." Industry & Higher Education.

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