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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chanel Beebe, ENE Graduate Student, has been awarded a prestigious pre-doctoral fellowship from Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs. She joins only 7 others from Purdue (last Boilermaker to receive this honor was from 2013) and a first for ENE!
The Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance has announced the recipients of the 2018 Walk the Talk Award. The annual award is intended to recognize faculty, staff and students for their outstanding dedication to the University's Statement of Integrity and Code of Conduct. Individuals receiving this award exemplify strong ethical character in their dealings with others, champion ethical practices or programs, or apply personal values in a manner that demonstrates integrity and high standards of excellence.
On April 27, 2018, the School of Engineering Education recognized graduate students who have received awards at the school, college, university, and national level over the past academic school year. We were fortunate to have so many types of awards that they can be divided into five groups: research, service, teaching, special university awards, and national awards.
Russell P. Troyer began his Purdue education in the fall of 1968 with hopes to one day design spaceships to Mars - or at least fighter planes - with a degree in aeronautical engineering. It was about halfway through his degree that he learned what aeronautical engineers were actually doing in the field. The jobs didn’t have anything to do with design or anything else as exciting as he had anticipated. Russ knew he needed to make a decision, which is where his story with Interdisciplinary Engineering began.