Creative Interdisciplinary Research in Graduate Education (CIRGE)

By Fraser Fleming (PI)

Creative Interdisciplinary Research in Graduate Education (CIRGE, pronounced surge) is three-year project funded by the National Science Foundation: National Research Training Program to jump-start a new team-based, interdisciplinary minor at Drexel which purposely inject creative thinking and problem solving into graduate education. CIRGE will develop evidence-based pedagogies to train students to be creative, team-based, interdisciplinary problem solvers. It will offer Drexel students across all colleges two new courses: Enhancing Creativity in Research Projects and Creative Interdisciplinary Teamwork. This project applies Dr. Jennifer Katz-Buonincontro’s research on creative mindsets to the project and aims to assess student skill development in cross-disciplinary team projects and creativity…..


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