Research in Engineering Education Symposium

Call for Papers/Workshops/Pre-Conference Events

- Draft Paper submission deadline: July 22, 2024

We are excited to invite submissions for the Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES) 2025 focused on "Servingness as Bridging Research and Practice in Engineering Education." REES 2025 will be hosted by the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), TX, USA January 13 to 16, 2025.

This event seeks to explore the multifaceted ways in which servingness can bridge the gap between theoretical research and practical applications in the field of engineering education. Servingness* denotes the idea that we do not only enroll students in our institutions, we actually serve students and support them in meaningful ways that are mindful of the students’ unique perspectives, cultural backgrounds and needs.
* For some literature on “servingness”
Garcia, G. A. (2019). Defining “servingness” at Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs): Practical implications for HSI leaders. American Council on Education.
Garcia, G. A., Núñez, A. M., & Sansone, V. A. (2019). Toward a multidimensional conceptual framework for understanding “servingness” in Hispanic-serving institutions: A synthesis of the research. Review of Educational Research, 89(5), 745-784.

Please see this following call for abstracts to learn more about:

  1. Paper Submission
  2. Workshop Submission
  3. Pre-conference: Doctoral Symposium and Workshop for Engineers building their capacity in Engineering Education Research.

Paper Submission

Themes and Topics:

The symposium welcomes ALL papers covering the wide area of engineering education research inviting all research methodologies ranging from quantitative, qualitative, mixed and AI/Machine Learning.

Given the theme of the symposium we are particularly interested in studies addressing topics of servingness:
- Definitions and conceptual understandings of servingness in engineering
- Case studies and best practices of servingness in educational settings
- Impact of servingness on student learning and development
- Methodological approaches to studying servingness in engineering education
- Collaborative models between academia and industry to promote servingness
- Innovative teaching methods and curricula that incorporate servingness
- Ethical considerations and challenges in implementing servingness in engineering education

Submission Guidelines:
- Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words, clearly outlining the background, research purpose and question(s), methodology, results, and implications.
- Please include 3-5 keywords that best represent the core themes of your submission. In the abstract system, please denote if you are submitting a paper with a focus on servingness by clicking the associated checkbox.
- All abstracts must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another conference or journal.

Important Dates for the Symposium:
- Abstract Submission Deadline: April, 5 (NEW Deadline: April 19), 2024
- Notification of Abstract Acceptance: May 1, 2024

- Draft Paper submission deadline: July 22, 2024

  • Notification of Paper Acceptance: August 20, 2024
  • Conference Dates: January 13 – 16, 2025

Submission Process:
Please submit your abstracts via the conference submission portal: .
Once your abstract is accepted, you will receive further notifications of the paper submission [format, template].

For further inquiries, contact the conference committee at

We look forward to your contributions and to an engaging conference that bridges research and practice in engineering education through the lens of servingness. Join us in shaping the future of engineering education!

Workshop Proposal Submission [coming soon]
The symposium will host a limited number of workshops. Workshops are invited to help develop capacities in advanced or new research methodologies and research methods.

For workshop proposal submission, please submit an abstract including the following information:
Topic area of research methodologies/methods
Presenters and brief description of their credentials
Brief description of format
Mode of delivery: Face-to-face or Hybrid (hybrid as defined as participants in distance are invited to participate as well)

Pre-Conference: Doctoral Symposium & Workshop for engineers building their capacity in engineering education research Submission [coming soon]

The symposium will include a pre-conference on January 13, 2025. There are two distinct audiences:
Doctoral symposium for Ph.D. students focused upon engineering education topics in their Ph.D. (broadly defined)
Engineering faculty who are building their capacity in engineering education research.

This Call for Papers closed on 2024-07-22 00:00 (US/Mountain).