Dr. Abeera P. Rehmat

Research Scientist II


Dr. Rehmat is Research Scientist II at Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center of Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC).  Dr. Rehmat has an interdisciplinary background in regard to her education, research, and teaching experiences.  Dr. Rehmat earned her Ph.D. in STEM education from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and a B.S. in computer science from St. John’s University, New York. Prior to joining CEISMC, she held appointments as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Engineering, Indiana University’s Department of Learning Sciences and Design, and Purdue University’s INSPIRE Research Institute for Pre-College Engineering, where she received recognition for her work, including the 2021 Outstanding Research Paper Award in the Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education. Her teaching experience includes seven years of pre-college teaching covering grades first through eighth and six years of teaching in higher education. She currently serves as the delegate for the American Society for Engineering Education's Educational Research and Methods (ERM) Division.  

Research Interest 

Engineering/CS education, specifically development, implementation, and evaluation of authentic and integrated learning experiences across formal and informal settings; translation of current technical research outputs to K-16 settings; higher-order thinking skills (i.e., problem-solving, critical thinking); and teacher professional development