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December 20, 2020

Stepping Up in the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and an opportunity to serve, Abhipri Mishra (IDES '19 Pre-Med), a first year medical student at the Indiana University School of Medicine, is stepping up in a big way.
December 14, 2020

Celebrating Our Graduates! Leigh Witek, theatre engineer bridging artistic vision and technical execution

Leigh Witek, a December 2020 graduate in Multidisciplinary Engineering, is joining the ranks in a new field gaining ground in both popularity and need - theatre engineering. She is one of few who have graduated with the degree concentration at the only university with an ABET-accredited program for theatre engineering. Leigh also holds a B.A. in Theatre Design and Production from the College of Liberal Arts.
December 7, 2020

Igniting a fire: Educating a new wave of engineers

Engineering is one of the four STEM pillars, and it’s gaining stature in our technological world as an essential competency for personal and societal advance. Yet many youth are not acquainted with the discipline, finding it remote and perhaps even daunting in the abstract. Our task in engineering education is to bridge that gap — to find a way to show students how relevant engineering is to their daily lives and pursuits, how interesting and gratifying the field is, and how critical it is to solving the great challenges that face the world today.
November 18, 2020

Explaining the sound of Purdue’s ‘clapping circle’

Purdue University’s chapter of the Acoustical Society of America can now explain the sound heard when someone claps at the infamous “clapping circle” on campus. Equally impressive, ASA members have proven the related theory of a Purdue acoustical engineering professor.
November 2, 2020

Join ENE for Purdue Homecoming 2020: Giant Leaps @Home!

November 9-12 is Purdue Homecoming where everyone can join in the fun @Home! The School of Engineering Education has several featured events planned during the week, including the release of INSPIRE's new Engineering Gift Guide, a research discussion on "Student Veterans in Engineering Education" and our Acoustical Engineering students talk about their findings at the Clapping Circle.
September 28, 2020

S4E28-29: Engineering Education Research Briefs with Dr. Ruth Streveler

What does it mean to be an anti-racist engineering education researcher? To help us think about that question, Dr. Ruth Streveler interviews Dr. James Holly, Jr., Assistant Professor of Urban Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education at Wayne State University in Detroit MI.
September 23, 2020

Bringing us together

We knew this semester was going to be full of challenges. Our First-Year Engineering students in the School of Engineering Education, most living independently for the first time in their lives, had nothing to compare this first semester to. They are now college students wanting to do all that they’ve heard about, like hanging out with classmates between and after classes. Yet they find themselves again in an environment where their rooms are safe for isolation – both from the pandemic and social interaction that they have craved since the spring of their senior year of high school – here on campus and in their homes attending Purdue remotely. How do we bridge the gap so our remote students feel like a college student and part of our program? How do we engage our campus students with the limitations and safety protocols in place? How do we bring us together?
September 16, 2020

Senior Highlight: Ashley Foltz, Humanitarian Engineer in the Multidisciplinary Engineering Degree Program

Ashley Foltz, a senior in our Multidisciplinary Engineering Degree Program, was becoming a humanitarian engineer before she even knew it was an option to pursue. Her world travels, including a fateful semester abroad to Singapore, helped her discover her pathway. Lucky for us, Ashley's journey led her to our Humanitarian Engineering concentration. "Humanitarian Engineering was the perfect way to combine my engineering skills with my interests for anthropology and all things humanitarian."
September 4, 2020

From engineer to fashion designer

When COVID-19 shut down America, Danielle Render (T’17, EnE’17) was ready. Her custom clothing company Divine Creations, known by the brand name DVN Co., had already seen the worst before word ever hit American media. She started feeling the pinch in January because DVN’s raw materials come from China, where the first cases of coronavirus were identified. But Render is confident that DVN will survive, thanks to her ability to solve problems — one of many skills she learned from the Purdue multidisciplinary engineering program.
August 7, 2020

Ohland Appointed the Dale and Suzi Gallagher Professor in Engineering Education

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (Aug. 7) ratified seven faculty appointments, approved a new degree program and awarded two posthumous bachelor’s degrees. Trustees also approved the renaming of a program and issued resolutions of appreciation for friends of the university.
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.
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