I try to make all of the non-identifiable data we collect open and available for others to use for research. Please use these datasets for your own research. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you might have. I provide a README file and any additional instructions about the data. I am currently working to host my datasets in a permanent repository with Virginia Tech. When this happens, my datasets will have their own DOI. Until then use the reference provided for citation of the data.

National Survey collected from Fourth-Year
Engineering Students in 2018

We surveyed over 4,000 fourth-year engineering students in the United States about their career goals, college experiences, views about sustainability and climate change. I provide the data, codebook to interpret the data, references for how specific survey items were created, and a "research-in-brief" summarizing our findings and methods below.  Please feel free to reach out to me if you have questions about the dataset. If you use the dataset for your own research please reference my paper where I outline how the survey was created and validated. 


Shealy, T., Godwin, A., Gardner, H. (2017). "Methods for Measuring the Gap Between Student Awareness and Action to Address Human Caused Climate Change," American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, June 25-28.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1635534 and 1635204. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


This rft file provides additional information about the dataset and how to use it.


This is the CSV file including all of the survey responses from our national sample of engineering students. 


Here is the codebook for the dataset. If you use our data you will need this codebook to understand responses. 


Here is a pdf copy of the survey we developed and distributed to fourth-year engineering students.


Our survey builds on several previous national surveys. Here I outline what prior surveys were used to develop our survey items. For more about our survey validation see the conference paper listed above. 

in Brief

I summarize our findings to date from this dataset and provide references for our papers. I would like to add to this research brief over time. If you use our dataset for research please send me a copy of your peer-reviewed findings.