Mechanical Objects and Engineering Students

In 2015, 4-VA awarded Dr. Diana Bairaktarova and Dr. Aditya Johri a grant called Mechanical Objects and the Engineering Learner: An Experimental Study of How the Presence of Objects Affects Students’ Performance on Engineering Related Tasks. This study will introduce a task simulating a real-world engineering application and will use this task to examine how aptitudes, interests and direct manipulation of mechanical objects (physical and virtual) influence learning and performance in engineering.

Dr. Diana Bairaktarova
Assistant Professor of Engineering Education

Dr. Aditya Johri
Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

Grant Info

  • 2015 – VT and GMU were awarded $25,000 for Mechanical Objects and the Engineering Learner: An Experimental Study of How the Presence of Objects Affects Students’ Performance on Engineering Related Tasks.