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April 16, 2019

Dr. Main Receives Betty Vetter Award

Congratulations to Dr. Joyce Main, recipient of the 2019 Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) Betty Vetter Award for Research presented at the Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity Conference.
April 12, 2019

Faculty Promotions

Please join us in celebrating with our newly promoted faculty, as approved by our Board of Trustees today! Dr. Morgan Hynes and Dr. Joyce Main rise to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, and Dr. Ed Berger and Dr. Monica Cardella rise to the rank of Professor.
April 3, 2019

LEGO's Newest Set Lets Kids Build Robots-And Confidence

MEMORIES OF MIDDLE school likely conjure up all sorts of thoughts and emotions. “Productive STEM learning” is probably low on the list. But on Tuesday, Lego is introducing a new coding and robotics set called Spike Prime that it hopes will break through with a notoriously distracted audience.
March 4, 2019

2019 Engineering Education Faculty Awards

The 2019 Engineering Education Faculty Awards were presented at our Spring Industrial Advisory Council Meeting. This year's recipients are Drs. Alice Pawley, Matt Ohland, and Mary Pilotte. Congratulations to each of you!
February 18, 2019

2019 Student Awards of Excellence

On February 12, 2019, the School of Engineering Education Undergraduate Programs of Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies and Multidisciplinary Engineering celebrated the 2019 Students Awards of Excellence.
December 20, 2018

Of the Coming of James Holly, Jr., PhD

James Holly, Jr., Ph.D (ENE ’18), is a recent graduate of the School Engineering Education's Graduate Program, earning a PhD in Engineering Education with his dissertation,"Of the Coming of James: A critical Autoethnography on Teaching Engineering to Black Boys as a Black Man."
December 20, 2018

3D Printing Club

Purdue’s 3D Printing Club (3DPC) is a newer organization, founded in 2013, that provides its members and the Purdue community access to advanced printing technology with 3D printing and design experience.
November 7, 2018

Engineering Projects Transform Kenyan Street Youths, Help Communities

Thanks to two related I2D Lab projects, former street youths in rural Kenya are preparing for professional careers and area communities are gaining economic boosts. Teams lead by Jennifer DeBoer, PhD, assistant professor of engineering education and (by courtesy) mechanical engineering, and John Lumkes, PhD, professor of agricultural and biological engineering, are collaborating to bring engineering principles, techniques and tools to the Tumaini Innovation Center in the Kenyan city of Eldoret. The surrounding region also is benefiting, and expansion plans are underway.
November 6, 2018

First-Year Engineering Data Learning Community Hosts Jennifer Lyons

First-Year Engineering's Engineering in the World of Data Learning Community hosted Jennifer Lyons, data designer at Evergreen Data, yesterday. They attended her Dawn or Doom session "Presenting Data Effectively: Practical Methods for Improving Evaluation Communication" to learn about her work to bring creative energy to making data intriguing and impactful while helping clients transform the way they communicate their story.
October 11, 2018

Somerset’s John Babb receives Navy’s second highest civilian award

Somerset resident John Babb has received the second highest civilian award that the U.S. Navy presents. The Superior Civilian Service Award was presented to Babb Oct. 1 at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, Rhode Island, where Babb works as a customer advocate on submarine concept design and mentors young people.
July 5, 2018

Dr. Menekse Awarded Prestigious Research Grant by the Institute of Education Sciences

Dr. Muhsin Menekse, along with Drs. Ala Samarapungavan and Diane Litman, has been awarded a prestigious research grant of $1.4 million by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) through the U.S. Department of Education to enhance undergraduate STEM education by integrating mobile learning technologies with Natural Language Processing (NLP). Dr. Menekse received one of only 8 new research grants awarded for 2018 by the Institute of Education Sciences’ Postsecondary and Adult Education Program.
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