March 28, 2024

Purdue, DOD collaboration to embed microelectronics learning in Indiana classrooms expands to adjacent states

Select schools from Illinois and Michigan will join a growing number of Indiana school districts participating in a Purdue University-led program to embed microelectronics in K-12 classrooms as part of a DOD strategy to build a domestic semiconductor industry. Led by ENE's Tamara Moore, SCALE K-12 was awarded $2.5M from the Silicon Crossroads Microelectronics Commons Hub to expand its reach.
January 3, 2024

Celebrating Our Associate Professors: Kerrie Douglas

Learn more about the research interests of ENE Associate Professor of Engineering Education Kerrie Douglas by viewing her Sept. 5, 2023, half-hour presentation as part of the the Purdue College of Engineering's "Celebrating Our Associate Professors" series.
November 30, 2023

Purdue ENE collaborative research project aims to develop reflexivity in engineers

Research suggests that engineers have been conditioned to perceive themselves as superior to non-engineers in their ability to solve problems. Purdue ENE's Amena Shermadou and her colleagues want to disrupt these implicit beliefs by identifying opportunities for supporting engineering students in developing reflexivity—a practice of reflecting on one’s actions and beliefs—when addressing socio-technical challenges.
November 21, 2023

Coding continues to trend in Purdue's 2023 Engineering Gift Guide

Coding has been a big trend in educational toys for several years, and Purdue's 10th consecutive Engineering Gift Guide (released 11/21/2023) didn’t disappoint with two robots, a rover, a microelectronics kit, a book, and a plush doll included in the guide. The annual guide is produced by the nonprofit INSPIRE Research Institute for Pre-College Engineering, which is a research center within the Purdue School of Engineering Education dedicated to integrating engineering into pre-college classrooms, and promoting participation of students from groups underrepresented in engineering.

November 16, 2023

Purdue's top showing among new ASEE Hall of Fame members underscores pioneering leadership in engineering education

The Purdue College of Engineering’s trailblazing role in enriching how engineers are prepared took center stage when the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) named the newest members of its Hall of Fame. Seven of the 22 individuals and three teams added to the circle of standouts that have affiliations with Purdue’s pioneering School of Engineering Education (ENE), and no other university appears more than once on the new inductee list.
November 9, 2023

Why Engineering Education?

The field of engineering is constantly changing – influenced by the emergence of new technologies, as well as advancements in practice and methodology. In a field defined by change, engineering educators play an essential role preparing students for the challenges they will face and helping practicing engineers stay current. Purdue ENE's Audeen Fentiman talks about how Purdue’s online Master of Science in Engineering Education provides interested professionals with the tools they need to become effective and engaging engineering educators.
November 2, 2023

Purdue explores how work and study abroad programs impact engineering students after graduation

Do global study and work abroad programs really make a difference for engineering students and, if so, how? An NSF award will allow Purdue ENE Assistant Professor Kirsten Davis to partner with the Office of Professional Practice on a study to gain new insights into global career outcomes in engineering, the nature of global engineering work, and the ways in which engineers engage in lifelong global learning.
October 10, 2023

NSF CAREER Award looks at how play impacts engineering aspirations

A Purdue ENE assistant professor is studying how interaction with Legos and other building toys may help to enhance the spatial skills and shape the early engineering identities of young children. Ruth Wertz' National Science Foundation-funded project will use building toys such as Lego sets to examine the interactions between participants' expressed attitudes, family environment, and observed play behaviors.
September 1, 2023

NSF funds Purdue ENE work to optimize learning and engagement in large lecture STEM courses

An interdisciplinary team continues to investigate ways to enhance student learning and engagement in large lecture STEM courses. With NSF funding, Purdue ENE's Muhsin Menekse and colleagues from Purdue Polytechnic, the Department of Psychology, Google, and the University of Pittsburgh are developing and optimizing CourseMIRROR, a digital learning system that enables students to reflect in-situ via mobile devices, and helps instructors to capture the gist of reflections effectively via natural language processing.
August 15, 2023

Purdue ENE Interim Head Ed Berger concludes his term with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Serving as the only faculty representative for the past two years on the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Purdue ENE's Interim Head Edward Berger recently concluded his term. As a strong advocate for students and faculty at Indiana’s institutions, he brought to the commission his passion for classroom engagement as well as facilitated opportunities for experts to share best practices.
August 1, 2023

Purdue ENE works with READI program to develop a talent pipeline for the semiconductor industry

Purdue ENE Associate Professor Morgan Hynes co-organized a program this summer with Ivy Tech to boost high school students' interest in the semiconductor industry. 55 Greater Lafayette area high school students spent two weeks learning how to train on integrated chip fabrication, build a wearable sensor and program a robot, and design and fabricate their own printed circuit boards to measure the state-of-charge of a battery, and solder electronic components onto the boards.
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