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Bradley Bowen

Bradley Bowen, Assistant Professor

Bradley Bowen
Bradley Bowen, Assistant Professor

School of Education
1750 Kraft Drive
Room 2024 (0302)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-5915  |

Bradley Bowen is an assistant professor in the Integrative STEM Education program.

  • STEM and engineering-related professional development for in-service K-12 teachers
  • Studying the effectiveness of authentic project-based learning activities on student learning
  • Retention factors for university 1st year engineering students
  • The integration of virtual modeling with traditional instruction
  • Improving participation, resources, and classroom transition for alternatively licensed educators
  • EdD, North Carolina State University
  • Master of Civil Engineering North Carolina State University
  • BS, Virginia Tech
  • On-going teacher professional development with Radford City Public Schools for developing STEM-based project activities and active learning strategies; 2016-present
  • Coordinate seminars and design workshops in STEM learning methods for Native American community college instructors in North Dakota; 2015-present
  • Present engineering lessons at local elementary schools
  • Coordinated after-school LEGO club for 3rd and 4th-grade students at local elementary schools
  • Coordinator; Teachers in Industry conference to build industry/educational partnerships
  • 2021  Meritorious Service Award, American Society for Engineering Education. This award is given to a Pre-College Engineering Education Division Member who has provided exemplary service in alignment with Division Vision, Mission and Core Beliefs and in support of pre-college engineering education within the American Society for Engineering Education.
  • 2021  Led effort to promote and evaluate applications for the 2020-2021 Implement Engineering grants. These grants are sponsored by the Pre-College Engineering Education Division of the American Society for Engineering Education. We provided three grants to P-12 teachers committed to engaging their students in engineering-focused learning activities.
  • Recipient of the College of Human Development and Education’s annual Exceptional Contributions to Service/Outreach Award, 2014-2015.
  • Nominated for 2012-2013 Annual Awards for Excellence in Academic Advising of Undergraduates
  • Nominated for 2012-2013 College of Human Development and Education "Exceptional Contributions as an Emerging Teacher" Award
  • American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) visiting accreditation team member certified



Yang, H., Srivastava, M., Xie, Y., Bai, Y., Yu, Y., & Bowen B. D. (under review). Higher Education on Buildings: A Case Study in the Region of North Dakota. Journal of Architectural Engineering.

Bowen, B. D., DeLuca, V. W., & Franzen, M. M. (2016). Measuring how the degree of content knowledge determines performance outcomes in an engineering design-based simulation environment for middle school students. Computers and Education, 92-93. p. 117-124.

Ernst, J. V., Bowen, B. D., & Williams, T. O. (2016). Freshman Engineering Students At-Risk of Non-Matriculation: Self-Efficacy for Academic Learning. American Journal of Engineering Education, 7(1). p. 9-18.

Bowen, B. D. & DeLuca, V. W. (2015). Comparing traditional versus alternative sequencing of instruction when using simulation modeling. Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 16(1), p. 5-10.

PEEC Phase-II: 2+2+2+infinity: Pipeline for Tribal Pre-engineering to Society PEEC II: PTIPS, North Dakota State University, National Science Foundation, $34,376. (Active: 2017 - 2021), Principal Investigator: Bowen Bradley D

Research Experiences for Teachers: Engineering in Precision Agriculture and Sustainability for Rural STEM Educators. National Science Foundation, Research Experiences for Teachers Program. 2016-2018. $587,517. Through North Dakota State University.

Pre-Engineering Education Collaboration 2+2+2+Infinity: Pipeline for Tribal Pre-Engineering to Society (PEEC:PTiPS). National Science Foundation, Tribal Colleges and Universities Program. 2016-2017. $164,999. Through North Dakota State University.

Educators in Industry: K-12 Externship Program. Legislative Bill accepted into North Dakota State’s Budget; 2015-2017; $50,000.

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