Kameron Eves, a Ph.D. student in the Vehicle Systems & Control Laboratory (VSCL), has been selected as a 2021-2022 Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Teaching-as-Research (TAR) Fellow. CIRTL TAR Fellows design and perform an experimental research project about education. Research such as this can help educators adjust their teaching to best help students succeed. Eves’ project proposal seeks to find ways to merge the concepts of active learning and learning styles. These teaching ideas are commonly used in many classrooms, but are seldom used in a complementary way. More specifically, Eves will examine the way question structure can affect participation for students who are usually passive observers in class. The CIRTL TAR Fellowship is competitive. It includes up to $1,000 of funding, and those who publish their work in an academic journal can be awarded a CIRTL Scholar Certificate.
Eves is a second year Aerospace Engineering Ph.D. student with the VSCL. His primary research topic is adaptive control for hypersonic systems. He graduated in 2019 from Brigham Young University in Mechanical Engineering and joined the VSCL immediately after. Eves’ career goals are to join academia and teach at a university. There, he will be able to put into practice many teaching principles such as those to be discovered in this CIRTL TAR project.