November 17, 2015
In classrooms across the United States, children increasingly study engineering along with science and mathematics — partly because engineering is one cornerstone of the Next Generation Science Standards, released in 2013 and now being implemented in many states.
November 10, 2015
Tamara Moore, associate professor in the School of Engineering Education, will take part in a panel discussion during the Next Generation STEM Learning for All forum today (Nov.10).
November 4, 2015
Millions in grant money from the National Science Foundation underline a new breadth of educational research at Purdue University.
October 26, 2015
Many of our faculty and graduate students traveled to El Paso last week to share their latest research in engineering education. The conference, Frontiers in Education (FIE), is an international platform sponsored by the IEEE Computer and IEEE Education Societies as well as the ASEE Educational Research and Methods Division. Associate Professor Senay Purzer served as co-chair for the conference. Assistant Professor Joyce Main received the 2015 FIE New Faculty Fellowship Award. Congratulations to Joyce!
September 1, 2015
Michele Yatchmeneff, PhD student in the School of Engineering Education (ENE), is one of two Alaskan Natives to begin a tenure-track in engineering at the University of Alaska Anchorage this fall.
June 12, 2015
When Tamara Moore, associate professor in the School of Engineering Education (ENE), first heard about the Innovation Corps for Learning (I-Corps™ L) program through the National Science Foundation (NSF), she realized it could be just what she needed to put her research findings into the hands of teachers.
May 20, 2015

First-Year Engineering (FYE) students enrolled in ENGR 142: Honors Creativity and Innovation in Engineering Design II this spring had a moon mission.

May 18, 2015
Dr. Senay Purzer
Senay Purzer, assistant professor in the School of Engineering Education (ENE), is one of approximately a dozen Purdue faculty members selected for a yearlong fellowship program.
May 16, 2015
Congratulations to the School of Engineering Education’s graduates!
April 27, 2015
Joyce Main
Joyce Main, assistant professor in the School of Engineering Education, is one of 15 Purdue faculty members selected for a yearlong program focused on teaching.
April 17, 2015
Lee Rynearson
Lee Rynearson is one of four recipients of the Purdue University Graduate School’s 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award.
April 13, 2015
A study led by Dr. Tamara Moore, associate professor in the School of Engineering Education, that aims at improving engineering education in public schools, found only a dozen states clearly define and lay out engineering curricula for K-12 students in their science standards.
April 8, 2015
Brittany Mihalec-Adkins 2015 Flora Roberts Award
Brittany Mihalec-Adkins is being recognized as an outstanding senior woman in honor of her contributions to Purdue based on her scholarship, leadership, character and service to the campus community.
March 27, 2015
Matt Ohland, professor in the School of Engineering Education, is a recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in Memory of Charles B. Murphy.
March 16, 2015
Boudouris video lecture

First-Year Engineering (FYE) students in ENGR 132: Ideas to Innovation II are getting exposed to nanotechnology through mathematical modeling of a quantum dot application thanks to a collaboration with faculty in the School of Chemical Engineering.

March 2, 2015
2015 IDES/MDE student award winners
The School of Engineering Education (ENE) honored five students for scholastic achievement and service for the 2014-15 academic year.
March 2, 2015
Frissora award
Henry A. “Hank” Frissora, MD, FACS, a 1979 graduate with an Interdisciplinary Engineering degree in biomedical engineering, is the School of Engineering Education’s 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award recipient.
February 20, 2015
Safety Committee Wang Hall 1
Every two weeks, the School of Engineering Education’s (ENE) Safety Committee meets to review procedures, discuss university and college items related to safety, and figure ways to prevent accidents from happening or reoccurring.
February 5, 2015
Dr. Şenay Purzer, assistant professor in the School of Engineering Education (ENE) at Purdue University, is working on a grant project, that broadly examines how students learn engineering and science concepts from designing energy-efficient buildings.
February 4, 2015
This Winter 2015 issue of the Magazine of the Society of Women Engineers features ENE professors Dr. Monica Cox and Dr. Joyce Main.
January 29, 2015
Morgan Hynes, assistant professor in the School of Engineering Education, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award.
January 28, 2015
Dr. William K. (Bill) LeBold, former Purdue professor of engineering and administrator, passed away Jan. 23, 2015, at the age of 91.
January 26, 2015
I-Corps L works with educators whose innovations are teaching methods and curricula.
January 26, 2015
Jennifer DeBoer, assistant professor in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award.
January 20, 2015
The National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) is awarding its 2015 Outstanding Doctoral Research Award to Dr. Allison Godwin.
December 19, 2014
DeBoer ENGR131 Fall 2014
During Fall Semester 2014, First-Year Engineering courses in the School of Engineering Education had more than 3,000 students enrolled - most of these students took ENGR 131: Ideas to Innovation I.
December 9, 2014
During the effort to make Connecticut the first state in the nation banning the chemical known as Bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles, a Purdue engineering alumna made her voice heard.
December 5, 2014
Entrepreneurial attitudes, A.P. Calculus credit and First-Year Engineering (FYE) students’ perceptions are among the issues engineering education graduate students are tackling during their first semester.
November 20, 2014
Children playing with engineering-themed toy
The “Engineering Gift Guide” was developed through the INSPIRE Institute for Pre-College Engineering, a part of the School of Engineering Education.
November 14, 2014
Zachary Hart is a Multidisciplinary Engineering (MDE) student with a concentration in Engineering Management.
October 27, 2014
Shawn Jordan, a 2010 graduate of ENE, is highlighted, in part, for developing a next-generation science and engineering curriculum for Navajo middle school classrooms.
October 22, 2014
Strategies for targeting instructional techniques to particular students are among the topics discussed by recent Teaching Academy honorees in a new video series.
October 20, 2014
Tamara Moore, associate professor of engineering education, was selected as a "young leader" for the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum in Kyoto, Japan.
October 17, 2014
Trina Fletcher
One weekend in late September, nearly 100 teenage girls from across the country came together at a camp outside of Atlanta. They were part of the Girls Who Rule The World (GWRTW) mentoring weekend organized by the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation.
October 13, 2014
The College of Engineering Advisory Council (EAC) had three different interactions with the School of Engineering Education during its fall 2014 meeting.
October 8, 2014
Paul Eremenko thumbnail
The engineer who is leading Google's effort to build a new smartphone spoke to a class of First-Year Engineering students before participating in the Presidential Lecture Series on campus.
September 3, 2014
EPICS Community
“If we are going to achieve our goals of increasing diversity in engineering, we need to set our sights on gender balance,” says William Oakes, engineering education professor and EPICS director.
August 26, 2014
For the past 13 years, Dr. Beth Holloway, Purdue University School of Engineering Education alumna, has been working to increase the ranks of women in engineering at Purdue and beyond.
August 18, 2014
Charlie Giesting (BSE IDE, Engineering Management, 1979)
Thirty-five years after leaving Purdue with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary engineering, Charlie Giesting (Engineering Management, `79) is forging a new career path.
August 11, 2014
Rocio Chavela, a 2011 Ph.D. in engineering education, currently serves as manager of faculty development for the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
July 21, 2014
Michael C. Loui, electrical and computer engineering professor at the University of Illinois, will become the inaugural Dale and Suzi Gallagher Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue.
July 11, 2014
Students in some sections of ENGR 132: Transforming Ideas to Innovation II had to create an interactive, touch screen flight management system.
July 8, 2014
First-Year Engineering students were able to show off the computer games they designed, developed and implemented during the first Game Night.
June 19, 2014
2014 PEER Workshop group photo
After several days of presenting and networking at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, a group of two dozen early-to-mid-career faculty met at Purdue for the annual PEER Collaborative National Workshop.
June 19, 2014
Leading up to the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference in Indianapolis, several international scholars visited Purdue University to meet with faculty and graduate students in the School of Engineering Education.
June 13, 2014
The Qualifying Qualitative Research Quality (Q3) Workshop series seeks to initiate a sustained conversation and build capacity around issues of research quality across a range of interpretive methods currently adopted by the engineering education research community.
June 6, 2014
Professor Monica Cardella, who has served as the director of Informal Learning Environments Research at INSPIRE, will assume the role of director of the institute.
June 6, 2014
King Fahd Univ professors tour i2i lab space
Nearly a dozen faculty members from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Saudi Arabia are visiting Purdue.
June 5, 2014
Purdue faculty and graduate students will be hosting workshops, presenting research and taking part in panel discussions during the ASEE's 121st Annual Conference and Exposition. It takes place June 15-18, 2014, in Indianapolis at the Indiana Convention Center.
May 29, 2014
Men and women age 21 and older are needed for a study about how adults from diverse backgrounds approach technological challenges in their everyday life.
May 20, 2014
ENGR 131 Spring 2014 final presentation PMU
Students in one section of ENGR 131: Transforming Ideas to Innovation I had to envision what the Purdue Memorial Union would be like 100 years from now.
May 19, 2014
Junaid Siddiqui
Junaid Siddiqui's dissertation - Transformation of Engineering Education: Taking a Perspective for the Challenges of Change - looks for answers to the question "what makes educational change so difficult?"
May 15, 2014
jeff myers mcdowell award
ENE's Richard W. McDowell Best Counselor Award goes to Myers for excellence in advising First-Year Engineering students.
April 25, 2014
A half dozen First-Year Engineering (FYE) instructors are gathered in an Armstrong Hall conference room, away from the School of Engineering Education (ENE) offices and classrooms.
April 30, 2014
The School of Engineering Education is excited to take part in the first Purdue Day of Giving - raising funds for the First-Year Engineering Program (FYE).
April 21, 2014
Carnes Boilerbots
When he isn’t working on his Ph.D. in Engineering Education, Mark Carnes is teaching at Purdue University - College of Technology at Kokomo. He mixes his more than 30 years’ experience in product design with what he’s learned in the areas of Project Based Learning and how people learn to the benefit of his students.
April 9, 2014
At its meeting on April 9, 2004, the Board of Trustees of Purdue University resolved to approve the formation of the Department of Engineering Education. This was the first department of its type in the United States.
March 5, 2014
Michele Yatchmeneff, a doctoral student in Purdue University’s School of Engineering Education, was fortunate to have the academic support she received growing up.
February 20, 2014
Rex Carter, a 1974 graduate with an Interdisciplinary Engineering degree in Urban Systems and Transportation, is the School of Engineering Education’s 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award winner.
February 4, 2014
Tamara Moore, associate professor of engineering education, has been named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The award, also known as PECASE, is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
November 7, 2013

Join us for ENE's third annual Interdisciplinary Engineering Colloquium: Nov. 14 @ 3:30pm in Armstrong Hall's Kurz Atrium. Or watch us by live streaming: Following the colloquium, a universal streaming archive will be available at this URL.

September 23, 2013
In its story "Engineering Gets a Lot More Friendly," U.S. News highlights First-Year Engineering at Purdue, citing the Ideas to Innovation Learning Laboratory and the program's new "flipped classroom." See Engineering Education's story for more on the flipped-classroom (or "flipping the lecture") movement.
September 11, 2013
Purdue engineering education doctoral students
Join us in Armstrong Hall to learn about our ground-breaking PhD program, attend our seminar, and talk to faculty and current students.
April 12, 2013
PV panels at Alcatraz
Renewable energy meets the historic Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary (now part of the National Park Service), thanks to an interdisciplinary engineering alum.
April 10, 2013
Marisol Mercado Santiago
Teaching at a school for Tibetan children in India, an ENE doctoral student asks, How do engineering, Tibetan culture, and Buddhist values intersect?
April 10, 2013
Students in First-Year Engineering
How "blended learning" is taking shape inside and outside the classroom.
April 10, 2013
Congratulations to Heidi Diefes-Dux and William Oakes, who are promoted to full professor, and to Monica Cardella, Alice Pawley, and Johannes Strobel, who are promoted to associate professor with tenure.
March 27, 2013
Rick Womack
Lafayette's Journal and Courier featured the ENE lab and two staff members, Eric Holloway and Rick Womack (right), in its March 23 look at 3D printing on campus.
March 26, 2013
Juniors Chris Bosma and Trent Marshall and seniors Chloe Morrical and Lourdes Urena were honored this semester for outstanding academic achievement.
February 15, 2013
Prof. William Oakes
Oakes, who has received the college-wide teaching award twice before (in 2001 and 2006), will be recognized at the Engineering Faculty Awards of Excellence on April 5.
February 15, 2013
The Focus Award recognizes outstanding contributions to furthering Purdue's commitment to disability accessibility and diversity. Chua, a doctoral student, will receive the student Focus Award at a reception on March 5 for her work in hearing loss and accessibility.
February 6, 2013
nanoHUB users around the world
Prof. Krishna Madhavan is co-principal investigator. Prof. Heidi Diefes-Dux leads curricular integration at the undergraduate level and also is incorporating modeling using nanoHUB. Prof. William Oakes is leading nanoHUB EPICS, focusing on K-12 education.
February 1, 2013
Interdisciplinary engineering alumni Stan Jones, Eric J. Schmidt, and Michael W. Wells will receive Engineering Education Outstanding Alumni Awards on February 20 in recognition of singular accomplishments in their fields. Details here.
December 19, 2012
Purdue offices officially close at 5 p.m. on December 28 for the New Year break and will reopen on Wednesday, January 2. If you want to make a year-end gift to the School of Engineering Education, you may do so online with your credit card before 11:30 p.m. EST on December 31. Please go to You also may speak with Donor Services @ 765-494-0290 prior to 6:00 p.m. on December 31. Thank you and have a happy New Year. Go Boilers!
December 5, 2012
Prof. Teri Reed-Rhoads
With colleague Teresa Taber Doughty, Reed-Rhoads was honored on December 4 for leading the development of a learning-outcomes-based core curriculum for the West Lafayette campus.
November 16, 2012
Moderator Matt Ohland with presenters Mary Smith and John Collier
Click here for video of ENE's second annual Interdisciplinary Engineering Colloquium—a look at parking from ancient Rome to the megacities of the future.
October 28, 2012
Rick Zadoks and Dean Leah Jamieson
Chair of ENE's Industrial Advisory Council, Zadoks was presented the award on Homecoming in recognition of extraordinary loyalty to Purdue's College of Engineering.
October 28, 2012
Mel Chua
The open source movement includes promoting greater access to scholarly research.
September 14, 2012
Brent Jesiek
His research project, "Becoming Boundary Spanners: Investigating, Enhancing, and Assessing the Experiences of Early Career Engineers," provides an integrative vision for engineering education and practice based on boundary spanning as a core meta-attribute for 21st-century engineers.
August 27, 2012
Dr. Michael Loui
A visiting scholar with ENE for Fall 2012 and Spring 2013, Dr. Loui is a professor of electrical and computer engineering and a University Distinguished Teacher-Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
July 23, 2012
Alice Pawley
Pawley was among 96 researchers honored at the White House on July 31.
June 13, 2012
Senay Purzer
Purzer shares this recognition with colleague Prof. Jonathan Hilpert for their session "Cognitive Processes Critical for Ill-Defined Problem Solving: Linking Theory, Research, and Classroom Implications," presented at the 2011 FIE conference.
June 1, 2012
Karl Smith
ENE's Prof. Karl Smith participated in the consensus study, Discipline-Based Education Research: Understanding and Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering"—one of two experts invited to represent engineering in an initiative that also encompasses physics, biology, the geosciences, chemistry, and astronomy.
June 1, 2012
Monica Cox
The Leadership Minor will be an elective program coupling leadership theory with practice, leading to a certificate that is recorded on a student's transcript. Guided by a faculty mentor, students will create a personal leadership development plan, take courses on leadership concepts, peer mentor younger students, and create a portfolio of their leadership experiences.
June 1, 2012
Senay Purzer
The division is committed to research on learning, research on methods of instruction, the dissemination of knowledge on teaching and learning, and the development of procedures and materials for instruction.
April 13, 2012
Prof. Robin Adams
Held March 30, the College of Engineering's Faculty Awards of Excellence banquet honored the ENE professor for her leadership in building and expanding the School of Engineering Education, the world's first such academic unit.
April 13, 2012
Prof. Matt Ohland
Honored for outstanding contributions to the American Society for Engineering Education, Ohland will be inducted at ASEE's annual awards banquet in June.
April 13, 2012
Prof. Bill Oakes
Recognized for innovation in engineering education, Oakes will receive the Chester F. Carlson Award at the American Society for Engineering Education's annual awards banquet in June.
March 9, 2012
Bill Oakes
Oakes, who directs Purdue's EPICS program, will receive the organization's 2012 Brian Douglas Hiltunen Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Scholarship of Engagement.
February 21, 2012
Matt Ohland
Reporting from the American Association for the Advancement of Science's annual meeting, the Chronicle of Higher Education quotes ENE professor Matt Ohland in its story "Re-Engineering Engineering Education to Retain Students."
February 10, 2012
OAA award
Leslie Bottorff and Rick Kosdrosky, two graduates of Interdisciplinary Engineering (now part of ENE), will receive the school's Outstanding Alumni Award on February 22.
February 3, 2012
Alice Pawley
This book, edited by ENE professor Alice Pawley (right) with Caroline Baillie and Donna Riley, is the first dedicated specifically to university professionals concerned with engineering and social justice. Its team of multidisciplinary authors includes ENE faculty, graduate students, and staff; a subset of the book's authors came together around the topic of engineering and social justice in a workshop held at Purdue in 2009. [WBAA interview link]
February 3, 2012
ASEE logo
The Wickenden Award will be presented at the 2012 ASEE Conference to Ohland, an ENE professor; Long, director of project assessment for ENE's MIDFIELD project; and co-authors for the Journal of Engineering Education article "Race, Gender, and Measures of Success in Engineering Programs" (April 2011).
February 1, 2012
Mel Chua
A doctoral student in ENE, Chua also teaches and coaches faculty members across the country in ways to provide their students with real-world, hands-on learning experiences.
January 3, 2012
Rick Zadoks with doctoral students
A look at how engineering education research can be expanded into the industrial setting.
January 3, 2012
Details on the College of Engineering's Strategic Initiative Endowments program and Purdue's Indiana Challenge Match and Faculty Excellence Challenge Match.
January 3, 2012
Purdue's Engineering Projects in Community Service program for high school students was honored for engaging students in STEM learning. ENE faculty member Dr. Bill Oakes heads the EPICS program at Purdue.
January 3, 2012
It Takes a Team flier
The November 10 colloquium featured IDE alumnus Gary Horlacher (NASA shuttle flight director) and Purdue history professor Michael Smith.
Video time-stamps:
• 1961 video footage on Gagarin, Shepard, Grissom, Titov: 4:38
• Dr. Michael Smith (Purdue professor of history): 9:09
• 1981-2011 shuttle-era video footage: 30:15
• Gary Horlacher (NASA flight director): 35:05
• "Lessons Learned" + Q&A: 55:00

September 28, 2011
The grant—"Collaborative Research: Deep Insights Anytime, Anywhere (DIA2)—Central Resource for Characterizing the TUES Portfolio through Interactive Knowledge Mining and Visualizations"—is awarded jointly to Purdue (details here), Virginia Tech (details here), Arizona State (details here), and Stanford (details here). [News release here.]
September 26, 2011
Prof. Monica Cox
Cox is one of four experts participating in a September 26 panel and announcement at the White House on "Workplace Flexibility Policies for American Scientists and Their Families."
September 26, 2011
Minority Students in East Asia: book cover
Yuxiang Wang, PhD, ENE's International Student Experience Advisor and an academic advisor, is the co-editor of the new book "Minority Students in East Asia: Government Policies, School Practices, and Teacher Responses" (Routledge, 2011).
September 26, 2011
Demetra Evangelou
The PECASE Award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.
September 19, 2011
Cardella's research project, "Mathematics as a Gatekeeper to Engineering: The Interplay Between Mathematical Thinking and Design Thinking," is described here. Purzer's, "A Study of How Engineering Students Approach Innovation," is described here.
August 8, 2011
Matt Ohland
The symposium "Team-Based Learning and Peer Evaluation in Management Education: Issues, Challenges, and Solutions," based on software tools designed by Ohland's research team, was named the Best Symposium in Management Education and Development presented at the Academy's 2011 annual meeting.
July 20, 2011
Alice Pawley
One of six Purdue faculty winning this prestigious honor for 2010, Pawley will use her grant to study why some groups have remained chronically underrepresented in engineering degree programs.
July 11, 2011
Kristin Deckard
ENE's Richard W. McDowell Best Counselor Award goes to Deckard for excellence in advising First-Year Engineering students. Deckard was named Assistant Director of First-Year Engineering Advising earlier this year.
June 17, 2011
The American Society for Engineering Education's Annual Conference and Exposition (June 26-29) features some 75 presentations, workshops, and panel discussions having ENE faculty and graduate students as participants, including the Main Plenary, at which ENE's Karl Smith, Professor of Cooperative Learning in Engineering Education, will preside.
May 10, 2011
Kamyar Haghighi
Founding head of the School of Engineering Education (2004-10) and a national force for engineering education reform based on research and scholarship, Dr. Kamyar Haghighi passed away May 9.
May 9, 2011
Bill Oakes
An instructor with both the EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) and IDEAS (Introducing Diversity through Engagement and Service) learning communities, Oakes is recognized for going above and beyond his required role in order to benefit students in their first year at Purdue.
May 5, 2011
At the Purdue Libraries' One Book Higher poster session, Ruth Wertz and Meagan Ross won the Dean's Award for their research poster "Developing Curious and Persistent Continuous Learners: Articulating and Assessing the Role of Information Skills in the First-Year Engineering Curriculum."
May 5, 2011
INSPIRE, ENE's Institute for P-12 Engineering Research and Learning, announces the first issue of the electronic journal, also called J-PEER.
May 5, 2011
Undergrad research assistants Susha Kharchenko and Jing Xue earned recognition at Purdue's 2011 Undergraduate Research and Poster Symposium for best abstract in the Social Science/Humanities category ("Student Perceptions of Engineering: Triangulation of a Coding Scheme"). Doctoral student Ron Carr received a "best research" award at Purdue's Graduate Student Educational Research Symposium for "National Survey of States' P-12 Engineering Standards." INSPIRE is ENE's Institute for P-12 Engineering Research and Learning.
April 27, 2011
Monica Cox
An NSF program, the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation works to increase the number of underrepresented students successfully completing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics undergraduate programs. Cox, an associate professor of engineering education, will lead the coordination of LSAMP initiatives across Indiana campuses and will lead grant-writing for the project's next phase.
April 27, 2011
Jeremi London
The Quality Education for Minorities Network selected London for a science policy-oriented position in the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation this summer. She will help explore technology's potential for providing more equitable educational opportunities for all learners.
April 26, 2011
Gary Horlacher
A 1989 graduate in Interdisciplinary Engineering (Systems Engineering), Horlacher speaks here with reporters about the upcoming flight.
April 11, 2011
ENE graduate students
This semester, ENE graduate students and TAs have earned a range of honors and awards for research, teaching, and service.
April 11, 2011
Congratulations to Robin Adams, Sean Brophy, and Monica Cox on their professional accomplishment!
February 28, 2011
Award for ENE Outstanding Alumni
Three graduates of the former Division of Interdisciplinary Engineering, now part of ENE, received the school's Outstanding Alumni Award on February 23.
February 24, 2011
David R. Schwind
A senior vice president with San Francisco consulting firm Charles M. Salter Associates, this Interdisciplinary Engineering graduate (1974) specializes in acoustical design for a wide variety of facilities, including theaters, civic buildings, and music and film studios.
February 24, 2011
The April 16 event will recognize the faculty, staff, and students behind INSPIRE in one of eight awards presented. The research institute studies engineering thought and learning at the preschool-through-12th-grade level.
February 16, 2011
Christina Citta
An honors student in Child Development and Family Studies, Citta is working with ENE professor Demetra Evangelou and CDFS professor Jim Elicker to examine pre-engineering behaviors exhibited by preschoolers and the activities and lessons in the classroom that foster those behaviors. Read Purdue's web feature "5 Students Who Are Discovery Makers" for more.
January 19, 2011
ENE grad students
Interested in doctoral studies in engineering education at Purdue University? Attend our open house and find out what the School of Engineering Education—home of the country's first academic program in this growing field—has to offer you.
January 12, 2011
Rocio Chavela
The summit, sponsored by Womensphere with Newsweek and themed "The Next Generation of Women Leaders Transforming the World," takes place January 22 at City University of New York.
January 6, 2011
Engineering Education [lettering]
Join ENE faculty, grad students, and colleagues this semester (see schedule) for a weekly mix of research presentations facilitated by external visitors and Purdue University members.
January 6, 2011
MDE alum and musician Phil Zumbrun in the studio
Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary engineers showcased in the Purdue engineering alumni magazine include lighting engineer Ian Boze ("Lighting the Scene"), acoustical engineer David Schwind ("Interdisciplinary Engineering: Imagine the Possibilities"), artist and park engineer Lisa Schafer ("What's in Your Toolbox?"), and music producer Philip Zumbrun ("Rocking On"), shown here.
November 5, 2010
network image
An ENE research group's video depicting the evolution of the "Frontiers in Education" community over the past decade debuted at this year's FIE conference in Washington, DC. Led by faculty member Krishna Madhavan, researchers used the tool *Interactive Knowledge Networks for Engineering Education Research* to synthesize data as a network flow.
November 3, 2010
Natalie Barrett

A first-year ENE doctoral student, Natalie Barrett has engaged in mentoring work throughout her academic career and in her industry experience at Pratt & Whitney, reaching elementary students through practicing engineers. Read Purdue's web feature "5 Students Who Are Difference Makers" for more.

November 2, 2010
NAE logo
Adams and Brophy, both assistant professors, are among just 53 engineering educators chosen to participate.
August 27, 2010
Bob Davis
"On a lot of levels, my heart and my head are engaged with United Way," says Davis, profiled here on his leadership role.
August 23, 2010
The magazine's profile of President France Córdova concludes with a description of the first-year engineering lab, which has prompted improved attendance and retention.
August 18, 2010
Purzer will present the paper "Does Context Matter? Engineering Students' Approaches to Global vs. Local Problems" at the Frontiers in Education annual conference this October in Arlington, Virginia.
August 18, 2010
INSPIRE summit
Drawing 130 participants to Seaside, Oregon, on August 11-13, the summit featured teachers, researchers, representatives from private foundations and governmental agencies, and U.S. Congressman David Wu. INSPIRE is ENE's Institute for P-12 Engineering Research and Learning.
July 22, 2010
Shawn Jordan
The course, offered to high school students through Purdue's Gifted Education Resource Institute, teaches engineering design through the creation of wacky, Rube Goldberg–style machines—in this case, a device for watering a cactus in Arizona and another for creating a music video featuring the theme song to The Big Bang Theory.
July 8, 2010
photo of Erica Timmerman
On the advising staff since 2009, Timmerman has advised and mentored engineering students including S-STEM Scholars and Twenty-First Century Scholars and is this year's recipient of ENE's McDowell Award for excellence in advising.
July 1, 2010
Phil Wankat
The Clifton L. Lovell Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Engineering Education, Wankat (who just marked his 40th year on Purdue's faculty) was recognized for the paper "The Role of Chemical Engineering in Engineering Education Research."
June 28, 2010
Smith, an engineering education expert, is one of 15 participants in a synthesis study on the status, contributions, and future direction of discipline-based education research (DBER) in physics, biological sciences, geosciences,and chemistry.
June 15, 2010
Billi Jennings
An advisor with the First-Year Engineering Program since 2002, Jennings has led many advising initiatives.
June 14, 2010
ENE's Richard W. McDowell Best Counselor Award goes to Timmerman for excellence in advising.
April 15, 2010
Oakes and Reed-Rhoads will be formally recognized for their outstanding contributions to engineering education at the American Society for Engineering Education's June 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition.
April 9, 2010
The Spring 2010 issue of ENEws, the newsletter for the School of Engineering Education, is online here.
April 7, 2010
David Radcliffe
ENE's Epistemology Professor of Engineering Education, and interim head since July 2009, Radcliffe assumes the permanent role as Kamyar Haghighi Head of Engineering Education effective May 1.
April 1, 2010
The National Society of Professional Engineers' Fellow Program recognizes licensed members who have demonstrated exemplary service to the profession, the Society, and the community. Of the organization's more than 38,000 members, Oakes is one of 404 Fellows.
March 8, 2010
The named headship, honoring the School of Engineering Education's founding head, is made possible by a $2 million gift from the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation.
March 8, 2010
Engineering Education doctoral students Shawn Jordan and Hanjun Xian, with Ag Economics student Kate Mane, will participate in this “boot camp” for prototyping digital learning products, sponsored by IDEO and Startl. The team’s project: an iPhone app called the "EcoExplorer.”
February 26, 2010
A public seminar led by Dr. Goldberg will be held at 12:30 p.m., March 1, at the Fu Room in Potter Engineering Center.
February 11, 2010
A public seminar led by Dr. Radcliffe will be held at 3:45 p.m., Feb. 22, at Armstrong Hall, B061. More
February 1, 2010
IEEE, the world's largest technical professional society, serves professionals involved in all aspects of the electrical, electronic, and computing fields and related areas.
February 1, 2010
Sheryl Sorby
A public seminar introducing Dr. Sorby will be held at 3:45 p.m., Feb. 8, at Armstrong Hall, B061.
January 11, 2010
The prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers was presented to Cox during a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on January 13.
December 15, 2009
Chavela, an ENE doctoral candidate, will spend 12 weeks in early 2010 in the National Academy of Engineering's Center for the Advancement of Scholarship and Engineering Education (CASEE).
November 9, 2009
Eric Holloway
Holloway received the New Employee award at the College's November 6 Staff Awards banquet, in recognition of his contributions to ENE's Ideas to Innovation Learning Laboratory for first-year students.
November 2, 2009
The team received a 2009 Premier Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Courseware at this year's Frontiers in Education Conference for a system—CATME/Team-Maker—that helps manage teams in engineering courses and enables evaluations of team members' contributions.
October 9, 2009
Cordelia Brown, Monica Cox, and Krishna Madhavan are among 49 of the nation's brightest young engineering researchers and educators selected to participate in this inaugural symposium offered by the National Academy of Engineering. More
September 16, 2009
A new, Purdue-led NSF center will serve as headquarters for the operations of the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES), connecting 14 research equipment sites and the earthquake engineering community through groundbreaking cyberinfrastructure, education, and outreach efforts.
September 14, 2009
Evangelou received the five-year, $400,000 award from the National Science Foundation for a study in developmental engineering, bringing to three the number of ENE's current CAREER Awards.
September 4, 2009
Michele Strutz
Strutz, who will study the influences on low-socioeconomic students that inspired them to study engineering, is the National Science Foundation's first Graduate Research Fellow in the area of engineering education. More
July 13, 2009
Cox will receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor given by the U.S. government to young researchers, in a ceremony at the White House this fall. More
May 5, 2009
Emily Wigley receives awarde
Wigley, an acoustical engineering major in the Multidisciplinary Engineering program, received the award at the College of Engineering Honors Reception on April 19. More
May 5, 2009
Odesma Dalrymple
Doctoral candidate Dalrymple received the award at the College of Engineering Honors Reception on April 19. More
April 9, 2009
The American Society for Engineering Education will honor Haghighi in June with the 2009 Chester F. Carlson Award for innovation in engineering education.
April 8, 2009
Five years after its founding, the School of Engineering Education has a host of accomplishments to its credit.
April 1, 2009
The Wickenden Award will be presented at the 2009 ASEE Conference to Ohland, an ENE professor, and colleagues from Stanford, Olin College of Engineering, and Rose-Hulman for the Journal of Engineering Education article "Persistence, Engagement, and Migration in Engineering Programs."
March 10, 2009
Alejandra Magana
Magana, with ENE faculty member Sean Brophy and Purdue education faculty member Timothy Newby, received one of six such awards at the 2009 conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education for the paper "Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of Web-Based Interactive Media: Three Different Tools, One Learning Goal."
February 26, 2009
Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship notice
Five doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers, plus one PhD graduate, receive honors recognizing excellence in scholarship, service, and commitment to teaching.
February 17, 2009
Five graduates of the former Division of Interdisciplinary Engineering, now part of ENE, receive the school's Outstanding Alumni Award on February 18.
January 16, 2009
David Radcliffe
Purdue's Epistemology Professor of Engineering Education, Radcliffe is a world-renowned scholar in engineering education and chair of the ENE graduate program.
December 16, 2008
Visiting professor Judith Zawojewski, on sabbatical with ENE and the School of Materials Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology for 2008-09, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) beginning in 2009.
December 4, 2008
Prof. Johannes Strobel
The assistant professor of engineering education and educational technology will lead ENE's Institute for P-12 Engineering Research and Learning (INSPIRE).
December 1, 2008
The College of Engineering presented Bowker—director of undergraduate recruitment for engineering—
the award at its 2008 Staff Awards Banquet.
October 31, 2008
Teri Reed-Rhoads
The American Society for Engineering Education presented Reed-Rhoads, ENE professor, director of the First-Year Engineering Program, and the College of Engineering's Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education—the Educational Research and Methods Division Distinguished Service Award at the 2008 Frontiers in Education conference.
September 26, 2008
ASEE *Prism* cover:
The American Society for Engineering Education's scholarly journal featured in its past two issues six articles contributed by ENE faculty, while ASEE Prism's September issue highlights colleagues Karl Smith and Ruth Streveler's "Rigorous Research in Engineering Education" initiative.
September 25, 2008
Through seven recent NSF grants, ENE faculty are pursuing cyber-enabled teacher development, student-teamwork management systems, collaborative research methods, graphical user interface systems for student problem-solving, new pedagogical approaches to student modeling activities, and more.
September 18, 2008
ENE's Alice Pawley is on the team that will develop targeted research, programs, and university-level coordination supporting institutional transformation at Purdue, in part through a new Purdue Center for Faculty Success.
September 8, 2008
Established in Fall 2005, ENE's MDE Program has achieved ABET accreditation. Through MDE, students draw on several disciplines to solve complex engineering problems.
September 8, 2008
Ideas to Innovation Learning Lab
In the Ideas to Innovation (i2i) Learning Laboratory, first-year engineering students become immersed in the engineering design cycle.
August 25, 2008
Joint sponsors: Purdue's School of Engineering Education (ENE) and the National Academy of Engineering's Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education. Details here.
August 19, 2008
Purdue's Epistemology Professor of Engineering Education joined club members on Aug. 25 for a discussion of ENE programs and research. The club's affiliated D.J. Angus-Scientech Educational Foundation supports ENE's STEP program for high-ability prospective engineering students.
August 4, 2008
The first-ever Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES), held this summer in Davos, Switzerland, drew 77 participants from around the world—17 of them from Purdue.
July 3, 2008
Teri Reed-Rhoads, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education in the College of Engineering and Associate Professor of Engineering Education, will lead the program, which serves more than 1,700 students each year.
June 4, 2008
A 1989 Purdue graduate in interdisciplinary engineering (a program now part of the School of Engineering Education), Horlacher is one of 28 active space shuttle and space station flight directors, including those in training. Only 77 people have served as NASA flight directors, or are in training to do so, in the nearly 50 years of human space flight.
April 28, 2008
Michele Strutz receiving award
Strutz, a Purdue doctoral student in gifted education specializing in engineering education, was honored at the American Society for Engineering Education's Illinois/Indiana section conference for the paper "A Retrospective Study of Skills, Traits, Influences, and School Experiences of Talented Engineers."
April 23, 2008
The School of Engineering Education honors Ohland for excellence in teaching first-year students.
April 21, 2008
The award recognizes Jennings' and Pukrop's excellence as counselors in the School of Engineering Education.
April 16, 2008
The Indiana Society of Professional Engineers recognizes Barry, an ENE doctoral student, for activities promoting ethics, professionalism, and licensure.
April 10, 2008
One of four honorees chosen for Purdue's 2008 Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award, Verleger will be recognized at a banquet for the Celebration of Graduate Student Teaching on April 17.
April 9, 2008
The American Society for Engineering Education will honor these ENE faculty members and their co-authors with the William Elgin Wickenden Award for the journal article Engineering Design Processes: A Comparison of Students and Expert Practitioners at the organization's annual conference this June.
March 31, 2008
Alejandra Magana
Magana, an ENE doctoral student, was one of three winners chosen at Purdue's 2008 Graduate Student Educational Research Symposium.
February 28, 2008
On a snowy Feb. 22, Engineering Education opened its doors to students, staff, and faculty across campus, offering interactive displays, posters, conversation--even a chance at a live Webcam interview--all to introduce colleagues to our academic, advising, and research initiatives.
February 28, 2008
Shanna Daly
Recognizing technical accomplishments and educational goals and achievements, the American Society for Engineering Education's Division of Educational Research and Methods has named ENE doctoral students Shanna Daly and Euridice Oware as two of its four 2008 Apprentice Faculty Grant recipients.
February 27, 2008
Brock Barry
These Purdue fellowships provide support to outstanding PhD candidates in their final year of doctoral degree completion. Barry's research evaluates methods of assimilating ethics into the engineering curriculum; Matusovich's research explores the intersection of achievement motivation and students' decisions to study engineering.

February 26, 2008
A 1982 graduate of Purdue's Interdisciplinary Engineering program, this Boeing senior vice president is a leader in commercial aviation.
February 26, 2008
The National Science Foundation has awarded ENE faculty member Monica Cox a grant through its prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program, funding the research “An Examination of Graduate Education’s Role in Preparing Engineering Students for Careers in Academia and Industry.”
February 26, 2008
Robin Adams
The National Science Foundation has awarded ENE faculty member Robin Adams a grant through its prestigious
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program, funding the research “Intentional Serendipity, Cognitive Flexibility, and Fluid Identities: Cross-Disciplinary Ways of Thinking, Acting, and Being in Engineering.”
February 18, 2008
The I2I Learning Lab puts design at the heart of engineering education, providing team-focused, collaborative studios that form a physical representation of the design cycle.
February 8, 2008
Established as a department within the College of Engineering in 2004, Engineering Education is now a school, following a February 8 vote by Purdue's board of trustees.
January 10, 2008
Monica Cox
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine has recognized ENE faculty member Monica Cox as one of 10 "Emerging Scholars" for 2008.

January 9, 2008
How to educate the "Engineer of 2020"? Ask our faculty, many of whom are featured in Purdue's Engineering Impact magazine in the cover story "Remaking Engineering Education" (Winter 2007-08).

November 16, 2007
Purdue’s Board of Trustees approved the appointment of David Radcliffe as the Epistemology Professor of Engineering Education.
November 13, 2007
Lafayette’s Journal and Courier ran the article “Inspiring Future Engineers” on November 7, featuring ENE faculty member Brenda Capobianco’s pilot study in elementary school classrooms. The article depicts third-graders’ introduction to the engineering design process as they’re asked to produce as many paper dice as possible in 10 minutes. (Photo by John Terhune/Journal & Courier)
August 7, 2007
First-Year Engineering students who did not attend Day on Campus and are newly arrived to West Lafayette should attend one orientation meeting on Wednesday, August 15, at 10:00 a.m. in the Physics Building Room 223 or Friday, August 17, at 10:00 a.m. in the Mechanical Engineering Building, Room 161.

The First-Year Engineering advising office in Engineering Administration Room 212 will be open on Saturday, August 18, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
March 1, 2007
Gary Bertoline, Professor of Engineering Education (Courtesy Faculty), has been named Distinguished Professor of Computer Graphics by the board of trustees.
February 28, 2007
Young Engineer Studies (YES) is an annual seed grant competition for funds to research issues and opportunities related to establishing engineering thinking in PreK-6 learners. The competition is open to Purdue faculty and research scientists. The submission deadline is April 14, 2007.
January 5, 2007
The Purdue board of trustees approved the appointment of Karl Smith as Cooperative Learning Professor in Engineering Education. Designated professorships honor individuals whose academic achievements have been internationally recognized or who have made a unique contribution to the university through scholarship, research, teaching or leadership functions.
November 30, 2006
The National Engineering Education Research Colloquies (EERC) define five research areas for the new discipline of engineering education (pdf).
October 20, 2006
Purdue researchers will explore how to foster understanding and lifelong interest in engineering and science concepts by youngsters and teachers through four studies being conducted at the university.
September 1, 2006
Tamara Moore received her doctoral degree in engineering education and earned the outstanding graduate student award for engineering education this year.
June 15, 2006
Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) at Purdue is spotlighted in this ASEE PRISM article on service learning in engineering (pdf).
June 15, 2006
Engineering Education is helping to build a community of scholars that use research to uncover how we learn so that America's future engineers are better prepared to keep pace with the changing nature of engineering, as featured in ASEE Prism (pdf).
May 8, 2006
Bill Oakes
Campus Compact has selected Professor William Oakes, associate professor of engineering education and co-director of Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) at Purdue, as the recipient of the 2006 Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service-Learning.
March 14, 2006
Deborah Follman, an assistant professor of engineering education, has won the National Science Foundation's Early Career Development Award for outstanding young researchers.
March 6, 2006
A Purdue alumnus's $1 million grant, renewable for up to four years, will expand the university's educational research efforts to foster an interest in science and engineering in K-12 classrooms. The grant from Stephen D. Bechtel Jr. will support research and program development in ENE.
January 12, 2006
Four new staff members have joined the Department of Engineering Education: Julia Allen, Director of K-12 Engineering Education Outreach; Kavitha Muthuraman, Community & Alumni Relations Coordinator; Jim Pukrop, Honors Program Coordinator; and Daniel Somerville, Coordinator--Our Town Program.

December 14, 2005
Cindey Isenberg
Cindey Isenberg, administrative assistant to the head of Engineering Education, is awarded the Eudoxia Girard Martin Memorial Staff Recognition Award.
November 18, 2005
The Department of Engineering Education's role in shaping the new discipline of engineering education at the national level is highlighted in this Journal of Engineering Education editorial (pdf).
November 18, 2005
Engineering Education announces new graduate courses available in the spring 2006 semester.
October 5, 2005
Engineering Education, now in its sophomore year, continues its trendsetting pace. ENE was the first in the nation to establish an academic department dedicated to the scholarly pursuit of engineering education and the first to establish graduate programs in engineering education—11 graduate students joined the department for the fall 2005 semester. Now, true to its pioneering nature, ENE has welcomed three leading scholars to its faculty.
July 15, 2005
ENE faculty and staff members receive 2005 Purdue Engineering Awards of Excellence.
May 4, 2005
In a proactive response to the national challenge for engineering education reform, the Department of Engineering Education (ENE) at Purdue University hosted the inaugural “Engineering Education Research Advance” on April 29, 2005. ENE faculty and other leading researchers in engineering education gathered in Lafayette, Indiana, to review the national landscape in engineering education research and identify challenges and opportunities. The day culminated in defining major research thrusts for Purdue’s Department of Engineering Education.
April 11, 2005
Purdue's Board of Trustees gives ENE faculty member Heidi Diefes-Dux the nod and promotes her to associate professor.
March 5, 2005
The Academy provides leadership for the improvement of undergraduate, graduate, and outreach teaching. Diefes-Dux, associate professor of engineering education, was selected for demonstrating excellence in teaching and identifying and solving a problem within education.

February 23, 2005
The National Academy of Engineering awards Leah Jamieson and Bill Oakes, ENE faculty, along with Ed Coyle, professor of electrical and computer engineering, the 2005 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education for their work on the Purdue Engineering Projects in Community Service Program (EPICS).
February 21, 2005
The National Academy of Engineering elects Leah Jamieson, Ransburg Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and ENE courtesy faculty member, to the academy for innovations in integrating engineering education and community service.
December 22, 2004
The Indiana Commission of Higher Education unanimously approves offering three new degrees from the Department of Engineering Education--a master of science degree, a master of science in engineering education, and a doctoral degree.
October 16, 2004
ENE and its future home in the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering get the limelight in this front page Indianapolis Star article, which hit the stands on Homecoming 2004.
October 16, 2004
ENE gears up to launch more programs that prepare students to teach engineering at the K-12 level, and the October 2004 Prism takes note.
October 12, 2004
ENE faculty answer the call for reform in engineering education in this ASEE Journal of Engineering Education editorial.
October 12, 2004
ENE plans to attract more students to engineering and to make the field more appealing to women and minorities. The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights our goals.
September 30, 2004
Dale Harris
Dale A. Harris, Executive Director of Continuing Engineering Education and Professor of Engineering Education joins ENE's faculty.
September 29, 2004
2004 honorees
Two ENE faculty members and two ENE staff members are honored with 2004 Purdue Engineering Awards of Excellence.
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