Center for Education Innovation

The Center for Education Innovation (CEI)  in the College of Computing and Informatics was established in 2013 to coordinate the development and study of innovations in pedagogy and technology in CS education.

CEI Focus

The CEI is a focus for the CCI mission in cultivating an inclusive culture dedicated to student success and equity in education. We represent and empower the faculty in their development of their teaching philosophy towards inclusion and meeting students where they are, enabling them to develop their computing professional identity through educational opportunities. The CEI is a collective for events, funding, and people that engage and promote new approaches to teaching and learning computer science.

Currently Funded Projects

Connected Learner focuses on engaged pedagogy. This project’s goal is to change the way that faculty teach in order to make learning more fun and interactive for students.[/expand]

PIs: Mary Lou Maher, Bojan Cukic, Larry Mays, Audrey Rorrer

STARS Scholarship program provides scholarships for students to pursue Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees* in the College of Computing and Informatics. Students who meet both merit and financial-need requirements are competitively selected, as detailed below. Once selected, students receive a stipend up to $10,000 per year for up to three years to complete their Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees and participate in research, experiential learning, and community service projects with other computing students.

REU Program

PI: David Wilson, Co PI: Heather Lipford

Our Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program engages undergraduate students in the state of the art in the infrastructure for cyber-physical systems, and the applications and interactions that are enabled by that infrastructure. The REU program at UNC Charlotte has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) since 2006 to engage undergraduates in computing research projects, to encourage and prepare students to pursue graduate study in computing, and to help students to build support networks as they prepare for careers. Students participate in paid, full-time research over 9 weeks in the summer, working in research labs with faculty and other students in the college.