SIG Mission: The mission of the STEM SIG is to support and connect colleagues within POD who are actively engaged in STEM educational development and instruction. The STEM SIG will provide a stable infrastructure for professional networking and peer assistance within and across STEM fields and institutional categories. It will also create capacity to organize POD programming such as conference sessions/workshops and related intervening events (online and in-person). In addition, the STEM SIG seeks to aggregate resources for practitioners who support STEM instruction and instructors and to support the dissemination of scholarship related to STEM educational development. An additional goal is to provide a bridge for communication and coordination with organizations involved in STEM education at a national level.
With the onset of the COVID19 epidemic engineering students are facing an unprecedented situation. In addition to the stressors related to the engineering curriculum, residential students are being forced to leave campus, and engage in a new learning modality: distance learning. At the same time, nationwide lockdowns are limiting students' ability to socialize and to remain financially solvent. This poster, presents a research plan and preliminary results of the effects of COVID-19 on engineering student stress level and wellness. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1632676, 1929478, and 2029206.