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Digital Badge Program - Advancing STEM Education Through Transportation Studies (ASETTS)

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Webinar Description:
In this webinar, the speaker will present details of the ongoing stackable units digital badge program at North Carolina A&T State University. This National Science Foundation (NSF) funded digital badge program, called ASETTS (Advancing STEM Education Through Transportation Studies), strives to advance STEM education through activities designed to increase the number of highly skilled undergraduate students entering the transportation workforce. The ASETTS program uses a stackable-units framework through which students can earn digital badges (micro-credentials) that are displayed on certificates provided to the students, thus incentivizing student participation in transportation career development activities.

The webinar will discuss the motivation behind the ASETTS program, and the program elements designed to increase students’ skillsets along various dimensions of transportation careers such as skills pertaining to life/career, innovation, technology, research, and core subject matter. Furthermore, lessons learned from the ongoing program at NCA&T will be presented tied with some of the advancements in STEM Education fields towards engaging minority or underrepresented students.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the usefulness of micro credentialing and digital badges towards increasing student motivation.
  • Identify opportunities and challenges associated with diversifying student training in various skillsets.
  • Apply key findings from STEM education research in experiential learning techniques towards design of courses in transportation studies.


  • Venktesh Pandey, Assistant Professor | North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University | Greensboro, NC, United States

    Venktesh Pandey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University. His research integrates intelligent transportation systems and emerging mobility services in traffic operations, congestion pricing, and transportation planning models with a focus on sustainability. Dr. Pandey has broad interests in improving Engineering Education systems of the future and currently serves as the faculty advisor for the ITE student chapter at NCA&T.

March 24, 2022
Thu 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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