Rivera-Jiménez is the director of the Engineering Communities & Participatory Change (EcoPaC) Research Group.

This site is about the work, activities, and contributions of the members of EcoPaC.

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Our Research Group

We aim to understand the role of engineering communities while enacting their agency in participatory and transformational change through work in social research and community outreach activities that serve academia and industry. Learn more:

“The end of all knowledge should be service to others.”

Cesar Chavez, American labor leader and civil rights activist

Community Outreach Efforts

Have you heard the phrase “Research to Practice”? TheEngineeringProfessor.org intends to share ideas and actionable advice on effective and equitable teaching and social research practices from the perspective of a chemical engineering faculty transitioning into engineering education research. So, if you are faculty, staff, industry folk, or student working on engineering education, or if you are transitioning into it, this #SciComm initiative is for you!

Do you want to practice your Español?

Dr. Rivera-Jiménez hosts the first (and only) Spanish-speaking podcast dedicated to the global Hispanic community interested in learning more about engineering education research and innovation.

In this Spanish-speaking podcast, we explore how to improve teaching and learning in engineering, reflecting on social and ethical problems and sharing practical tips to increase our impact on our students’ education and our institutions.