Universidad de los Andes is pleased to invite you to the 2017 Research in Engineering Education Symposium. REES2017 will be held in Bogotá, Colombia from July 6 to July 8 2017. This symposium follows on from the success of ICREE 2007 in Hawaii, USA; REES 2008 in Davos, Switzerland; REES 2009 in Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia; REES 2011 in Madrid, Spain; REES 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and REES 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.

The key theme for REES2017 is Research in Engineering Education.

This symposium is held in collaboration with the Research in Engineering Education Network (REEN). REEN is an international forum for scholars interested in discussing and advancing research in engineering education. It aims to bring together the growing international community of engineering education researchers. This vibrant and welcoming community nurtures developing researchers through collaboration and sound methodological approaches to address the challenges within Engineering Education.

More information on REEN can be found on the website:

More information on Duncan Fraser Award can be found here!

We are proud to be part of the Engineering Education Week Colombia 2017 (EEWC2017). REES and IRSPBL hosts join forces to coordinate a great event from Monday 3rd July to Saturday 8th July 2017. The key theme for EEWC2017 is: Society challenges for engineering education in the 21st century. Colombia will be the epicenter for the latest research and developments in education.

More information on EEWC can be found on the website:

More information on IRSPBL organized by Universidad Nacional de Colombia can be found on the website:


The hotels listed below are less than 10 minutes walk from Universidad de los Andes, where REES 2017 will be held. Click here for a full list of hotels near the REES 2017 venue.

University Tower

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BH Bicentenario

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Hotel Augusta

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Continental All Suites

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Instructions for Presenters

We invite you to send us your paper proposals (abstracts) via EasyChair. Papers will be published in the symposium proceedings and indexed in Scopus .

Review Criteria

Review criteria and guidelines for 7th Research in Engineering Education Symposium can be found here

Abstract Template

Please do not forget to download the Template for Abstract submission to the 7th Research in Engineering Education Symposium here!

Submit your Abstract

Please submit your abstract in the following EasyChair link before the 21th November 2016.

Paper Template

Please do not forget to download the Template for Paper submission to the 7th Research in Engineering Education Symposium here!

Submit your Paper

Please submit your paper in the following EasyChair link before the 5th March 2017.

Instructions for Presenters

The sessions format and instructions for presenters can be found here


The detailed program can be found here

The paper list can be found here

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Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Kristina Edström

Dr. Kristina Edström is Associate Professor in Engineering Education Development at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Her current research takes a critical approach to the “why”, “what” and “how” of engineering education reform. Since 1997 she leads and participates in educational development activities and faculty development at KTH, in Sweden and internationally. She has been active in developing and disseminating the CDIO approach since 2001, and is an elected member of the international CDIO Council. She was also Director of Educational Development at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow, 2012-2013. Kristina was awarded the KTH Prize for Outstanding Achievements in Education in 2004 and elected lifetime honorary member of the KTH Student Union in 2009. Kristina has a M.Sc. in Engineering from Chalmers, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Mark Somerville

Dr. Mark Somerville joined Olin College from Vassar College, where he had been an Assistant Professor of Physics since 1998. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from MIT, as well as an M.A. (first class honors) in physics from Oxford University .He has also worked closely with other Olin faculty members to develop Olin's I2E2 Summer Institute, which draws engineering educators from around the world. Additionally, he is co-author of the book “The making of a whole new engineer: Four unexpected lessons for engineering educators and education researchers.” They found out together changes the course of education transformation forever: How trust is key to unleashing young, courageous engineers. How engineers need to move from a narrow technical education to one that actively engages six minds. How emotion and culture–not content, curriculum & pedagogy–are the crucial elements of change. How all stakeholders can collaborate to disrupt the status quo.

Nicki Sochacka

Dr. Nicki Sochacka is a co–director of the engineering education research CLUSTER at the University of Georgia. Her current research and prior experiences as an environmental consultant have exposed her to engineering education and professional practice across the globe, most notably in Australia, Sweden, the United States, Germany, and Brazil. A genuine appreciation for different worldviews underpins Nicki’s highly interdisciplinary research program, in which she works closely with colleagues from the arts, social work, and education on projects related to STEAM (STEM + Art) education, empathy, diversity, and reflection. Nicki’s internationally recognized expertise in interpretive research methods informs her efforts to build social capital and capacity around interpretive methods in engineering education.

Maria Araceli Ruiz

Dr. Maria Araceli Ruiz Primo is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. Her work examines teachers’ assessment practices and the assessment of student learning both in the classroom and in large-scale assessment programs. Her publications address the development and evaluation of multiple learning assessment strategies and the study of teachers’ informal and formal formative assessment practices. Her recent work focuses on the development and evaluation of assessments that are instructionally sensitive and instruments intended to measure teachers’ formative assessment practices.

Registration Fees

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Important! Please take into account that once the payment is submitted, there will be no refunds (no exceptions). No cash payments will be received on site. The fees are listed in U.S. dollars.


REES 2017



Early Bird, by 23 May 2017


After 23 May 2017
  • 6, 7 & 8 JULY 2017

REES 2017 Student

(Master and Doctoral Programs)


Early Bird, by 23 May 2017


After 23 May 2017
  • 6, 7 & 8 JULY 2017




Early Bird, by 23 May 2017


After 23 May 2017
  • 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 JULY 2017
  • Save 40% on Your Second symposium

EEWC Student

(Master and Doctoral Programs)


Early Bird, by 23 May 2017


After 23 May 2017
  • 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 JULY 2017
  • Save 40% on Your Second Symposium


More information coming soon.



REEN 7:00 AM Submission

The deadline for the 7th Research in Engineering Education Symposium abstract submissions has been extended. Don't miss the opportunity to participate in REES2017. The new abstract deadline has been extended until 21 November 2016.


Colombia is the 2nd top travel destination for 2017

REEN 6:49 AM Travel

According to Lonely Planet, the world’s largest and perhaps most respected travel guide, has named the country the 2nd best country to visit in 2017. The Lonely Planet website describes Colombia as a “mix of vibrant culture, nature and hospitality is a rich tapestry woven by welcoming arms.”


REES in the International Conference on Engineering Education ACOFI 2016


The EIEI ACOFI 2016, is the most important stage of education in engineering in Colombia, where the socialization of proposals and experiences of the process teaching and learning, research in engineering education , social responsibility in the training of engineers, among other important issues, provide elements and opportunities for improvement in our faculties of engineering.


REES 2017 is sponsored by

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Please visit the following website to know in detail the activities arranged around REES2017:

For those who are staying longer, there will be walking tours of Bogotá historic Center in the afternoon of Saturday 8th. Also, there will be the possibility to visit the salt Cathedral of Zipaquira (so recommend) in the morning of Sunday 9th.

Note: SWISS ANDINA TURISMO-TRAVEL AGENCY are entirely responsible for the reservation, organization and registration for the below activities. REES2017 organizers do not have any responsibility for these activities.

Contact Us / Committees

Conference Organising Committee

Dr. Maria Catalina Ramirez (Symposium Chair)
Dr. Jose Tiberio Hernandéz
Dr. Alba Avila Bernal
Dr. Michaël Canu
Dr. Ismael Mauricio Duque
      Nicolas Pacheco Garavito
Dr. José Ismael Peña
Prof. Fernando José Rodríguez
Prof. Amparo Camacho Diaz
Prof. Adolfo Leon Arenas
Dr. Guillermo Mejía
Universidad de los Andes

Universidad de los Andes
Universidad de los Andes
Universidad de los Andes
Universidad de los Andes
Universidad de los Andes
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Universidad del Norte
Universidad Industrial de Santander
Universidad Industrial de Santander

Technical Programme Committee

The Technical Program Committee will consist of REEN (Research in Engineering Education Network) Governing Board members:

Prof. Brian Bowe
Dr. Senay Purzer
Mr. Bill Williams
Dr. Khairiyah Yusof
Dr. Bruce Kloot
Dr. Maria Catalina Ramirez
Dr. Valquíria Villas-Boas
Dr. Anne Gardner
Prof. Adam Carberry
Prof. Jonte Bernhard
Dr. Sally Male
Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Purdue University, USA
Setubal Politechnic Institute, Portugal
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Brasil
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Arizona State University, USA
Linköping University, Sweden
The University of Western Australia

Email Address

Email Address

Office Location

Mario Laserna, Building

Working Hours

Wensday-Friday 9.00-10.00

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