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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.
November 8, 2021

Riley Receives Violet Haas Award

Dr. Riley and her persistent pursuit facilitating the advancement of women in the School of Engineering Education and beyond is being recognized by Purdue University. We are proud to announce the 31st annual Violet Haas Award will be presented to Dr. Riley next month. Please join us in congratulating her and her next giant leap made for others!
October 27, 2021

Above the Mission: Remote Teaching from "Mars"

Diallo Wallace is a naval aviator, aerospace engineer, middle and high school teacher, and PhD student in the School of Engineering Education. For ten days, he added “analog astronaut’ to that already impressive list while inspiring the next giant leaps of his students through remote learning.
October 4, 2021

S5E36: Engineering Education Research Briefs with Dr. Ruth Streveler

What are the benefits and challenges of doing research in more than one cultural context? Host Dr. Ruth Streveler interviews Dr. Jiabin [Emily] Zhu of Shanghai Jiao Tong University who shares her experience researching Chinese engineers and sharing that work with an English-speaking audience.
August 31, 2021

Recognizing Outstanding Engineering Teachers for Spring 2021

The persistent pursuit of preparing tomorrow's engineers for the workforce of the future. That is what our engineering education faculty, lecturers, academic advisors, and staff aspire to each and every day. We celebrate the recently recognized Purdue Engineering Outstanding Engineering Teachers for the Spring 2021 semester.
August 16, 2021

New Graduate Student Spotlight: Anne Wrobetz

A Boilermaker Welcome! Anne Wrobetz is joining us this fall in our graduate program. She is from Longmont, Colorado and earned her BS in Environmental Engineering and MS in Civil Engineering, both from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
August 12, 2021

New Graduate Student Spotlight: Azizi Penn

A Boilermaker Welcome! Azizi Penn is a native of California, born in South Los Angeles. She discovered coding in high school and has been hooked ever since. She earned a B.S. in Computer Science directly after high school and an M.S. in Software Engineering later in life. She is married with three children.
August 2, 2021

New Graduate Student Spotlight: Bray Bonner

A Boilermaker Welcome! Bray Bonner joins us from Atlanta, Georgia. He has worked in academia for the last seven years serving as an engineering technology instructor and program director (department chair) at a technical college for four years. Currently, Bray is an IT project manager lead for Instructional Technology and Research, where he manages high performance computing (HPC) projects whose end users are national researchers, campus faculty and their students.
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