Desing announced as first graduate of the Engineering Education PhD program

Posted: July 9, 2020

The Department of Engineering Education is proud to announce the successful dissertation defense of Renee Desing. Her defense of The Impact of Counterfactual Thinking on the Career Motivation of Early Career Women Engineers: A Q Methodology Study took place on July 8, 2020 via virtual presentation to an audience of 35 viewers.

Renee Desing

“While a dissertation process may feel very individual and very on-your-own, I had some great support from other graduate students and my committee in reviewing different parts of my process and making sure I was keeping on track or finding things that I didn’t see”, said Desing when asked what advice she would give to others in the program. She also recognized the support from her advisor Rachel Louis Kajfez, PhD, and various groups and organizations throughout her research including the RIME Collaborative, Society of Women Engineers, and Women in Engineering Graduate Council. 

Dr. Desing is the first student to complete the Engineering Education PhD program which was first launched in 2018.

For more information about the Engineering Education PhD program, please contact Ana Casado.