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April 5, 2022

Ohland NSF Grant for MIDFIELD migration to ASEE

Professor Matthew Ohland, the Dale and Suzi Gallagher Professor of Engineering Education, is Principal Investigator of a recent National Science Foundation (NSF) award for Sustaining and Scaling the impact of the MIDFIELD project at the American Society for Engineering Education. This award supports transferring the long-held MIDFIELD database to ASEE for archiving. ASEE will maintain and expand the dataset as an extension of their Profiles business model, and researchers at Purdue and elsewhere will be able to request NSF grant funds to study the dataset.
March 14, 2022

Oakes Recognized by IFEES with Prestigious Duncan Fraser Award

Dr. William Oakes, 150th Anniversary Professor in the School of Engineering Education and Director of EPICS, received the 2021 Duncan Fraser Award at IFEES’ annual conference in December 2021. Oakes was chosen for this award for his global impact in engineering education through his leadership of the EPICS Program and his persistent pursuit to engage underserved communities worldwide.
March 9, 2022

Dayoung Kim Named 2022 Mirzayan Fellow

Dayoung Kim is taking a big step toward her career goals in engineering ethics literacy and education. She has been chosen as a 2022 Mirzayan Fellow, a full-time hands-on training and educational program at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
February 21, 2022

2021-22 Outstanding Alumnus and Student Awards of Excellence

It is with great pleasure to present our 2021 recipient of the Engineering Education Outstanding Alumni Award, Umesh Patel, PhD, a graduate of the former Division of Interdisciplinary Engineering (now part of the School of Engineering Education).
January 31, 2022

Ali's Act of Kindness on His Birthday: A Letter to 2021-22 First-Year Engineering Students

Wrapped gifts, a cake topped with candles, singing, cards and messages of well wishes are all common traditions when celebrating birthdays. Ali Alhaddad, a First-Year Engineering student in Honors Engineering, added his own tradition on his birthday to gift others with thoughtful acts of kindness. For today, he has prepared an act of kindness for all First-Year Engineering students. But first, his story.
January 11, 2022

Finding new ways to vote: First-Year Engineering students pursue innovative solutions

Last semester, students in Professor Inez Hua's section of First-Year Engineering ENGR 13100 participated in an engineering design challenge centered on voting technology and improving United States voter participation. Most students in the class were not old enough to vote in any previous election, so this unique assignment provided the opportunity to practice the engineering design process while also learning about the voting process.
December 3, 2021

Equitable Infrastructure

Donna Riley, Kamyar Haghighi Head and leading expert in social justice in engineering and engineering education, discusses in a recent article for "Engineering at Maryland" what engineers can do to better position and empower governments and communities of stakeholders for the steps ahead on equitable infrastructure.
December 3, 2021

Dr. Chanel Beebe

Congratulations to Dr. Chanel Beebe for successfully passing her dissertation defense, “But what does it Mean to the People who Matter? Community Partner Meaning Making in Engineering Engagement Programs.” Dr. Beebe investigated engineering engagement programs from the perspective of community partners who conduct the activities.
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.
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