Reflecting, or exploring the meaning of experiences and the consequences of the meanings for future action, has always been essential in the development of expertise. Reflection and the promotion of reflective techniques are becoming more important in engineering education because of the expanding need for diverse, adaptive, broad-thinking, and nimble engineering experts who can respond to the ever-increasing challenges that society faces.

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 in the process of selecting additional partners following a national call for concept papers (which closed June 4). Partner campuses will be announced in August and work will begin on the campuses in fall 2014. The Consortium's twelve partner campuses will include different student populations and institutional types. CPREE is providing two years of funding to support planned activities on each partner campus.

For more information about the Consortium, please see




Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education

Dr. Cindy Atman (Co-Director), Human Centered Design & Engineering
Dr. Jennifer Turns (Co-Director), Human Centered Design & Engineering
Dennis Lund (CPREE Liaison)

CPREE Contact: cpree@uw.edu


The Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education is funded by a grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and is headquartered at the University of Washington's Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching (CELT).