WAVE Research at Scientia Institute Conference


Several WAVE lab members presented their research at the Scientia Institute conference at Rice University in Houston, Texas on February 13-14, 2020.


WAVE lab director Tara Behrend spoke at the conference, presenting data from welders and welding educators in her talk, Rethinking the Role of Career and Technical Education for Workforce Development. 

Dave Tomczak and Pete Mancarella also presented a poster, An Instrument for Measuring Electronic Performance Monitoring, which was co-authored by lab alum Sarah Zarsky. Their study investigated the degree to which individuals perceive various forms of digital monitoring as acceptable. Findings suggest that characteristics of the monitoring device, its purpose, and its target all influence an individual’s perceived acceptability. Overall, newer monitoring technologies tend to be accepted less frequently than more established ones.


To learn more about the Scientia Institute conference, click here.