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Book Chapters 

Bagiati A., Evangelou D. (2018) Identifying Engineering in a PreK Classroom: An Observation Protocol to Support Guided Project-Based Instruction. In: English L., Moore T. (eds) Early Engineering Learning. Early Mathematics Learning and Development. Springer, Singapore


Taajamaa V., Majanola AM., Bagiati A., Guo X., Leppanen V. (2017) University Education as a Pathway to Innovation: Perspective on Building Students Innovation Capabilities in Sino-European Education Set-up. Journal of the European Higher Education Area. Volume 2017 Issue 3.

Fisher D., Bagiati, A., Sarma S. (2017) Developing Professional Skills in Undergraduate Engineering Students Through Cocurricular Involvement. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. Volume 54 Issue 3

A. Bagiati, D. Evangelou (2016) Practicing Engineering while Building with Blocks: Identifying Engineering Thinking. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal , Volume 24 Issue 1

C. Saulnier, B. Ahn, A. Bagiati, J. Brisson (2015) Leadership Development through Design Based Wilderness Education. International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (Available at )

A. Bagiati, S Yoon Yoon, D. Evangelou, A. Magana, G. Kaloustian, J. Zhu (2015) The landscape of PreK-12 engineering online resources for teachers: global trends. International Journal of STEM Education, V2(1). (Available at

A. Bagiati, D. Evangelou (2015) Engineering curriculum in the preschool classroom: The teacher’s experience. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal 23(1). (Available at

Bairaktarova, D. Evangelou, D. Bagiati, A., Brophy, S. (2011)Engineering in Young Children’s Exploratory Play with tangible Materials. Children, Youth and Environments, 21(2) (Available at

A. Bagiati, S. Yoon Yoon, D. Evangelou, I. Ngambeki.(2010) Engineering Curricula in Early Education: Describing the Landscape of Open Resources. Early Childhood Research & Practice V12(2) (Available at

D. Evangelou, J. Dobbs-Oates, A. Bagiati, S. Liang, & J. Young Choi (2010). Talking About Artifacts: Preschool Children's Explorations with Sketches, Stories and Tangible Objects. Early Education Research and Practice V12(2) (Available at


A. Bagiati, B. Subirana, S. Sarma  (2017) "Examining STEM Learning through memory retention. A research agenda" Proceedings of the 45th SEFI Conference, 18-21 September, Azores, Portugal

B. Subirana, A. Bagiati, S. Sarma (2017). On the forgetting of college academics: At “Ebbinghaus speed”? Proceedings of the EDULEARN 2017 Conference. Barcelona, Spain 2-5 July.

C. Saulnier, A. Bagiati, J. Brisson (2016) "A Comparison of Student Design Activity Preferences Before and After a Design-Based Wilderness Education Experience" . Proceedings of the 2016 ASEE Annual Conference, held June 26-29 in New Orleans, LA

A. Bagiati, J. DeLaughter, J. Brisson (2015) "SUTD Winter Abroad Program at MIT. Collaborative Learning as a Pathway towards Intitutional Transplantation" Accepted to be presented at 2015 WEEF Conference, held on September 21-24 in Florence , Italy

P.Christie, M.C. Tan, G. Y. Pee, L.L.A. Koh, A. Bagiati, J. Brisson (2015) "Using On-line Video Lessons to Teach Concepts in Chemistry " Proceedings of The 3rd International Scientific Conference on Engineering and Applied Sciences, held July 29-31 in Okinawa, Japan

C. Saulnier, A. Bagiati, B. Ahn, J. Brisson (2015) "Changes in Design Thinking through Participation in Design Based Wilderness Education" Proceedings of the REES 2015 Symposium, held July 13-15 in Dublin, Ireland

A. Bagiati, P.Christie, P. Dourmashkin, J. Brisson (2015) "Supporting K-12 STEM reform through K-12 STEM Learning Workshops at Singapore University of Technology and Design" Proceedings of the SEFI 2015 Annual Conference , held June 19 - July 2 in Orleans, France (Available at

Saulnier, C.R., Bagiati, A., Brisson, J. (2014) Design Based Wilderness Education. A Cross-Cultural Experience in Engineering Education. Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education Conference, held Oct 22-26 in Madrid , Spain.

Fisher, D., Bagiati, A., Brisson, J (2014) Using K-12 STEM education and outreach to inspire student-driven leadership initiatives in Singapore. Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education Conference, held Oct 22-26 in Madrid , Spain.

A. Bagiati (2014) "Developing an Online Course: Challenges and Enablers" Proceedings of the SEFI 2014 Annual Conference , held Sept 15-18 in Birmingham, UK (Available at

D. Fisher, A. Bagiati, J. Brisson (2014) "The SUTD-MIT Global Leadership Programme: Attempting institutional transplantation through cross-cultural student leadership development" Proceedings of the SEFI 2014 Annual Conference , held Sept 15-18 in Birmingham, UK (Available at

D. Fisher, A. Bagiati, S. Sarma (2014) "Fostering 21st Century Skills in Engineering Undergraduates through Co-Curricular Involvement" Proceedings of the ASEE 2014 Conference, held June 15-19 in Indianapolis, IN (Available at )

A. Bagiati, S. Sarma (2013) "Videos Focusing on Pivotal STEM Concepts in a “Freshmore” Curriculum: Student Use and Learning Implications" Proceedings of the SEFI 2013 Annual Conference , held Sept 16-20 in Leuven, Belgium (Available at

A. Bagiati, R. de Neufville, S. Sarma (2013) "Institutional Transplantation and Cultural Formation Through Faculty Development - A YearLong Experience". Proceedings of the REES 2013 Symposium, held July 4-6 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Available at

D. Fisher, A. Bagiati, S. Sarma (2012) “Student Ambassadors”: Developing an Older Student Cohort. Proceedings of the SEFI 2012 Annual Conference , held Sept 23-26 in Thessaloniki, Greece (Available at )

V. Sakhrani, A. Bagiati, S. Sarma, R. de Neufville (2012) Approaching Institutional Transplantation through Faculty Development. Proceedings of the SEFI 2012 Annual Conference, held Sept 23-26 in Thessaloniki, Greece (Available at )

J.French, D.Shah, J. Rankin, A. Bagiati, L. Breslow (2012) Identifying and Mapping Pivotal Concepts and Critical Skills Concept Mapping a “Freshmore” Engineering Curriculum. Proceedings of the SEFI 2012 Annual Conference , held Sept 23-26 in Thessaloniki, Greece (Available at )

C. Florou, A. Bagiati, I. Kosmopoulou, E. Houstis (2012) An Autodidactic Programming Curriculum Application for Early Education: Pilot Studies and Improvement Suggestions. Proceedings of the SEFI Annual Conference 2020, held Sept 23-26 in Thessaloniki, Greece (Available at )

Bagiati, A., Evangelou, D. (2011) Starting young: Outcomes of a Developmentally Appropriate PreK Engineering Curriculum, Research in Engineering Education Symposium, Madrid, Spain, October 4-7.

Bagiati, A., Evangelou, D., Dobbs-Oates, J. (2011)Exposure to Early Engineering: A Parental Perspective. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, June 26-29. (Available at )

Bagiati,A. Florou, C., Kosmopoulou, I., Houstis E. (2011) 3rd graders experience on using an autodidactic programming software: A phenomenological perspective. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, June 26-29, 2011 (Available at )

Bagiati, A., Yoon Yoon, S., Evangelou, D., Kaloustian, G., Cekic, O., Zhu, J., Magana, A. (2011) Engineering in Early Education: a Multicultural Comparison of Web Resources. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, June 26-29. (Available at )

I. Kosmopoulou, C. Florou, A. Bagiati, E. Houstis. (2010) Ανάπτυξη διαδραστικής εφαρμογής για την διδασκαλία του προγραμματισμού στο δημοτικό με χρήση του προγράμματος Scratch, βασισμένο σε rubrics αξιολόγησης και αυτοαξιολόγησης.(Developing an interactive autodidactic platform for elementary school programming, based on Scratch and self-assessment rubrics.) Proceedings of the 5th Pan-Hellenic Conference on Computer Science Didactics, held April 9-11, 2010 in Athens, Greece (English translation- Paper is written in Greek) p. 333-338.

A. Bagiati, D. Raidis, N. Papaioannou, E. Houstis.(2010) Design based learning comparative effects on high school students' interest in engineering. Proceedings of the Joint International IGIP- SEFI Annual Conference 2010, held Sept 19-22, 2010 in Tvarna, Slovakia (Available at

A Bagiati, D Evangelou (2008). An examination of web-based P-12 engineering curricula: Issues of pedagogical and engineering content fidelity. Proceedings of the 2009 Research in Engineering Education Symposium, held July 20-23, 2009 in Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia. (Available at


Technical Reports - Memos

Subirana B., Bagiati A., Sarma S. (2017) On the Forgetting of College Academice: at "Ebbinghaus Speed"? (Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM), 2017-06-20) (Available here)

Bagiati, A., Chabowski, A. J., Moksh, J., Sahu, S., Sarma, S., (2016) Merging Education and Brain Science: Exploring the academic landscape and identifying the common ground. ODL-TR-2016-1 (Available here)

PhD Thesis

Bagiati, A. (2011) Early engineering: A developmentally appropriate curriculum for young children. School of Engineering Education, Purdue University.


Invited Speeches

"Two years of teaching with MOOCs: Experiences and Lessons Learned" Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering: Spring Lecture Series, Florida International University, March 23, 2015

"The MIT- SUTD Collaboration: A fourfold institutional development approach" Center for Professional Enrichment, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, March 19, 2015.

"Developing and Teaching with MOOCs: Should I try it?" Center for Professional Enrichment, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, March 19, 2015.

One Year of Teaching with MOOCs: Experiences and Lessons Learned” Centre for Development of Teaching & Learning, National University of Singapore, 21st January 2014

Two years of teaching with MOOCs: Exploring the landscape and understanding the experience” School of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Wolverhampton, UK, 18 September 2014


Bagiati, A., Evangelou, D., Dobbs-Oates, J., The role of classroom artefacts in developmental engineering Conference. Geneva, Switzerland. Submitted to the European Early Childhood Education Research Association, Geneva, Switzerland, September 14-17, 2011

Bagiati, A., Liang, S., Choi, J. Y., Dobbs-Oates, J., Evangelou, D.Predicting preschoolers' interest in engineering using the DECA scale. Presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, March 31 - April 2, 2011 in Montreal, Canada.

Bagiati, A., Evangelou, D. Αξιολόγηση της παιδαγωγικής και τεχνολογικής πιστότητας διαδικτυακών τόπων της προσχολικής και πρωτοσχολικής εκπαίδευσης με γνωστικό περιεχόμενο από την επιστήμη των μηχανικών (Evaluation of the pedagogical and technological fidelity of early education web sites presenting engineering curricula) World Organisation for Early Childhood Education - Παγκόσμια Οργάνωση Προσχολικής Αγωγής -Ελληνική Επιτροπή 7ο Συνέδριο O.M.E.P. Athens 6-8 Nov 2009.

Bagiati, A, Evangelou*, D., Evaluation and Statistical Analysis of existing Internet Sites and Applications that refer to the subject "Child and Engineering in Education". Annual Graduate Students Educational Research Symposium 2008; March 5; West Lafayette, IN, 2008.

Conference Papers (without proceedings)

Paper Presentation entitled Influence of interest in choosing an engineering career in Hellenic Psychological Society Conference 2009, in Volos Greece

Paper Presentation entitled Συγκριτική Μελέτη της Εκπαιδευτικής Ρομποτικής στην Διδασκαλία του Προγραμματισμού (A comperative study of the use of Educational Robotics' Platforms in Teaching Programming) in the 2nd Panhellenic Scientific Conference of CS Students "Ευρηκα 2008", in Samos Greece



September 2011 - Today: Coordinator and Speaker in the bi-weekly " Teach the Teachers" (TtT) faculty development workshops for SUTD faculty members, conducted through the MIT-SUTD Collaboration.

February 2009 :Coordinator in the "Introduce a girl to Engineering" workshop organized by Women in Engineering Program - Purdue University

February 2009 : Engineering Education Workshop Speaker at the "2009 SACNAS Midwest Regional Meeting" organized by the Purdue Sacnas Chapter ofPurdue University

September 2009 ; Coordinator and Speaker in the "Developmental Engineering Workshop" organised by the Engineering Education Department and the INSPIRE Insitute of Purdue University

September 2009 : Coorganizer of the panel discussion entitled "Obtaining your first Academic Position " organized by the ASEE Student Chapter of Purdue University.

While volunteering through Service Civil International (SCI)
July 1998 , 2001 and 2002: “Computer and new technology” - informal classes and street video projects with immigrant and minority children in Barcelona Spain
July 1999: “Murales” design and restoration project with children in a small underrepresented community in Sardinia Italy
July 2002: "Youth Center" restoration, space design and decoration work in a youth center in Odensa Denmark
August 2004: "Fort Vechten" Architectural restoration and preparation for a public exibition of a the Roman Fort Vechten in Utrecht Netherlands