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Dr. Emily Marasco

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Associate Dean - Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility (EDIA)

Schulich School of Engineering

SSE Chair in Engineering Education Innovation - Digital Transformation

Schulich School of Engineering

Assistant Professor (Teaching)

Schulich School of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Software Engineering

Contact information

Phone number

Office: 403-210-6432


Office: ICT309


Educational Background

PhD Electrical Engineering, University of Calgary,

MSc Electrical Engineering, University of Calgary,

BSc Computer Engineering, minor in music, University of Calgary,


Dr. Emily Marasco is an Assistant Professor (Teaching) of software engineering and the SSE Teaching Chair in Engineering Education Innovation – Digital Transformation. She is the founder of the ADAPT Lab: Advancements in Digital Applications and Pedagogical Transformation. Her current research and teaching interests are in the area of learning engineering, including the use of gamification, blended learning, and interactive digital learning tools as methods for enhancing creativity within software and computer engineering. Her pedagogical initiatives for digital transformation in education include digital and AI literacy, integration of cognitive diversity, and accessibility best practices.

Dr. Marasco is active as a science communicator and outreach speaker in the local education community. She has been recognized as the 2018 ASTech Outstanding Leader of Tomorrow and received the 2016 Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Graduate Award for women in engineering. She was most recently recognized as one of Calgary’s 2019 Top 40 Under 40 recipients.


Areas of Research

Creativity and Digital Transformation in Engineering Education
  • Creativity and innovation in engineering
  • Gamification and learner-generated game-based learning
  • Entrepreneurial frameworks for engineering
  • Adaptive learning methodologies
  • Novel pedagogies in software engineering
  • Best practices for encouraging cognitive diversity
  • Accessibility in educational technology

***I am not currently accepting new students for research or graduate opportunities.***

Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
ENDG 233 Data Programming with Data Fall 2023
ENSF 592 Programming Fundamentals for Data Engineers Spring 2023


  • Top 40 Under 40, Avenue Magazine. 2019
  • Outstanding Leader of Tomorrow, ASTech Foundation. 2018