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July 29, 2020

Purdue Cohosts Second Symposium on Education in Entertainment and Engineering

The School of Engineering Education and the Department of Theatre in the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance at Purdue University hosted the second Symposium on Education in Entertainment and Engineering event online July 23-24, 2020, bringing together experts on education in entertainment and engineering.
June 30, 2020

ENE Faculty Hosts COVID-19 Teaching Salon

In late May, after the Spring semester ended and everyone was adjusting to their new norms living with the stay-at-home orders, curiosity and questions about classroom instruction began to be exchanged. “So, what did you end up doing?” Luckily, in a college town the size of West Lafayette, faculty are neighbors. While checking in with each other, Dr. Alice Pawley, an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering Education, had a thought that if they were talking about it in their own neighborhood, surely there were more wondering about what others did to finish the semester?
June 30, 2020

ASEE Annual Conference Awards for ENE Faculty and Graduate Students

Originally scheduled to be in Montreal, the School of Engineering Education faculty and graduate students participated virtually for this year’s American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference. Over half of our graduate students were participants with 33 authors of papers presented virtually.
June 29, 2020

Pawley Receives 2020 Sterling Olmsted Award

Dr. Alice Pawley, Associate Professor of Engineering Education, was honored last week at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference with the 2020 Sterling Olmsted Award. This is the highest award given by the ASEE Liberal Education/Engineering & Society Division (LEES). The award "honors those who have made distinguished contributions to the development and teaching of liberal arts in engineering education."
June 5, 2020

A COVID-19 Teaching Salon

"So, what did you end up doing?" A COVID-19 Teaching Salon Zoom Discussion hosted by the faculty of the School of Engineering Education will take place on Friday, June 12, 2020, 1:00-2:00 PM EDT. Instructors talk with instructors about lessons learned (good, bad, and ugly) putting their courses online in Spring 2020, and share thoughts about how to do it better in the future.
June 1, 2020

Student Highlight: Dimitrios Michalaros and his FYE EPICS Team Online Transition

In March, instructors and students alike were quickly adapting to online instruction and learning. We reached out at the end of the semester to our First-Year Engineering students to share their stories of challenges, milestones, and wins. We quickly learned that our students took full advantage of the many tools and resources provided to them. With the support of our instructional teams and their own support systems, students kept their Boilermaker spirit no matter where they were and what obstacles stood before them.
May 22, 2020

Graduate Program Milestones for AY 2019-20

As we wrap up the 2019-20 academic school year, we take a look a back to celebrate the many milestones reached in our graduate program. Congratulations to all of our students and graduates!
April 9, 2020

10 ways to engage students actively online

Now that instructors have had a little time to transition to teaching online in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, it’s time to identify ways to increase student engagement online. Faculty, staff, and graduate students in Purdue University’s School of Engineering Education have put their heads together to offer 10 ideas for actively engaging students in online learning settings. These tips reflect our experience teaching and learning both face-to-face and online.
April 3, 2020

Menekse and Douglas Recipients of 2020 Engineering Education Teaching Awards

The 2020 School of Engineering Education Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching were presented virtually during our Spring Industrial Advisory Council meeting via WebEx. This year's recipients are Dr. Muhsin Menekse, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Dr. Kerrie Douglas, Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.
March 18, 2020

Video Series

Dr. Kerrie Douglas, Purdue University Assistant Professor of Engineering Education, and colleagues conducted a NSF-funded study that began in 2016 to develop an evaluation framework for large STEM online courses. In this video series, Douglas addresses the needs for instructors who are called to move their courses online due to the coronavirus pandemic. She shares what her team identified and learned that will be helpful for faculty looking to take their STEM coursework online.
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