About

The Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching (CELT) was established in 1998 in the University of Washington’s College of Engineering. It was the first engineering-focused center in the nation to have a combined research and instructional-development mission.

  • To conduct internationally recognized research in engineering learning
    To promote teaching effectiveness in engineering classrooms at the UW
    To be a model for effecting change in Colleges of Engineering
  • See our People page for more about our staff and affiliated faculty.

NOTE: Instructional services previously offered by CELT are now available through ET&L, the College of Engineering’s Office for the Advancement of Engineering Teaching & Learning, directed by Jim Borgford-Parnell. Please see the ET&L web site for more information.

CELT Staff and Affiliates

See our People page for more about our staff and affiliate faculty.

Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education

CELT has received a $4.4 million grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to develop and promote teaching practices that help undergraduate engineering students reflect on their educational experiences. The award establishes the Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education (CPREE).

Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education

CELT had the lead role in the administration and leadership of the Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (CAEE). Established in 2003, CAEE was a multi-institution, multi-method research center with $12 million in funding from the National Science Foundation. CAEE conducted research into undergraduate engineering learning, faculty teaching, the use of portfolios in preparing graduate students for teaching careers, and building capacity in engineering education research.