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November 22, 2021

The persistent pursuit of bringing dignity to the homeless and forgotten: Rebecca's Journey to Become a Humanitarian Engineer

Like many of her peers, Rebecca Dever ('21 MDE) entered the First-Year Engineering Program not certain of which engineering discipline she would study. Through the program's career exploration opportunities, she quickly found her identity and pathway with a new concentration in the Multidisciplinary Engineering Undergraduate Degree Program. But before we talk about her specific pathway, this story must first take you back to the remarkable beginning of Rebecca's journey - in a potter's field.
November 10, 2021

INSPIRE 2021 Engineering Gift Guide Released

In their newest guide, the INSPIRE Research Institute for Pre-College Engineering's 2021 Engineering Gift Guide is once again filled with toys, games, and books to engage children and teens in engineering thinking and design.
November 8, 2021

Riley Receives Violet Haas Award

Dr. Riley and her persistent pursuit facilitating the advancement of women in the School of Engineering Education and beyond is being recognized by Purdue University. We are proud to announce the 31st annual Violet Haas Award will be presented to Dr. Riley next month. Please join us in congratulating her and her next giant leap made for others!
October 27, 2021

Above the Mission: Remote Teaching from "Mars"

Diallo Wallace is a naval aviator, aerospace engineer, middle and high school teacher, and PhD student in the School of Engineering Education. For ten days, he added “analog astronaut’ to that already impressive list while inspiring the next giant leaps of his students through remote learning.
October 4, 2021

S5E36: Engineering Education Research Briefs with Dr. Ruth Streveler

What are the benefits and challenges of doing research in more than one cultural context? Host Dr. Ruth Streveler interviews Dr. Jiabin [Emily] Zhu of Shanghai Jiao Tong University who shares her experience researching Chinese engineers and sharing that work with an English-speaking audience.
August 31, 2021

Recognizing Outstanding Engineering Teachers for Spring 2021

The persistent pursuit of preparing tomorrow's engineers for the workforce of the future. That is what our engineering education faculty, lecturers, academic advisors, and staff aspire to each and every day. We celebrate the recently recognized Purdue Engineering Outstanding Engineering Teachers for the Spring 2021 semester.
August 16, 2021

New Graduate Student Spotlight: Anne Wrobetz

A Boilermaker Welcome! Anne Wrobetz is joining us this fall in our graduate program. She is from Longmont, Colorado and earned her BS in Environmental Engineering and MS in Civil Engineering, both from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
August 12, 2021

New Graduate Student Spotlight: Azizi Penn

A Boilermaker Welcome! Azizi Penn is a native of California, born in South Los Angeles. She discovered coding in high school and has been hooked ever since. She earned a B.S. in Computer Science directly after high school and an M.S. in Software Engineering later in life. She is married with three children.
August 2, 2021

New Graduate Student Spotlight: Bray Bonner

A Boilermaker Welcome! Bray Bonner joins us from Atlanta, Georgia. He has worked in academia for the last seven years serving as an engineering technology instructor and program director (department chair) at a technical college for four years. Currently, Bray is an IT project manager lead for Instructional Technology and Research, where he manages high performance computing (HPC) projects whose end users are national researchers, campus faculty and their students.
July 12, 2021

New Graduate Student Spotlight: Fadhla Binti Junus

A Boilermaker Welcome! Fadhla is from Banda Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia. She received a Bachelor of Engineering in Informatics from Gunadarma University located in the Indonesia capital of Jakarta. She also received a MS in Communication and Media Engineering from Hochscule Offenberg on a German Academic Exchange scholarship.
July 9, 2021

New Graduate Student Spotlight: Brooks M. Leftwich

A Boilermaker Welcome! Brooks is from Lewisburg, Tennessee. He graduated in the Spring of 2020 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with honors. After graduation, he moved to Taiwan with the Fulbright Program as an English Teaching Assistant in Yunlin County for the Spring of 2021.
July 8, 2021

New Graduate Student Spotlight: Kevin Jay Kaufman-Ortiz

A Boilermaker Welcome! Kevin is from Hormigueros, Puerto Rico. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering while simultaneously completing the teacher preparation program certification for secondary mathematics at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez Campus.
June 28, 2021

S4E34: Engineering Education Research Briefs with Dr. Ruth Streveler

How can being an artist and a poet impact one’s life as a researcher? What are the common threads between seemingly disparate communities of practice? Chanel Beebe, artist, writer, social entrepreneur, engineer, and doctoral candidate in the School Engineering Education at Purdue shares her experience and thoughts about these questions.
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