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October 24, 2022

2022 Outstanding Alumni and Fall Celebration

It is with great pleasure to present our 2022 recipients of the Engineering Education Outstanding Alumni Award, John Babb, Tamara Moore, and Roger Shively, graduates of the former Division of Interdisciplinary Engineering (now part of the School of Engineering Education).
September 19, 2022

IDE’s first class ‘truly the pioneers every step of the way’

In 1972, twenty-one seniors graduated from Purdue University with an undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering through the Division of Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies (IDE). They were the first to have such a degree in the world. This week, we celebrate their golden anniversary and the program that has doubled both in size and degree options.
August 23, 2022

Lee's Story: Aspiring to Improve Emergency Medic Technology

"I'm an EMT and First Responder. Can I help?" Those words came from First-Year Engineering student Lee Haglid from Ridgewood, New Jersey, who knew exactly what to do when classmate Aytaj Aslanli was injured by a fallen tree branch last week. Lee jumped into action and helped Aytaj until Purdue paramedics arrived on the scene.
June 29, 2022

Joyce Main Receives Top Honors for Best Paper at ASEE Annual Conference

Dr. Joyce Main, Associate Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue University, and colleague Allison Griffith from Wake Forest University were awarded top honors this week for their American Society for Engineering Education paper, "The Impact of Math and Science Remedial Education on Engineering Major Choice, Degree Attainment, and Time to Degree."
June 29, 2022

Dr. Phil Wankat Receives 2022 ASEE Lifetime Achievement Award in Engineering Education

In preparation for this award, Dr. Bill Oakes, 150th Anniversary Professor, Director of the EPICS Program, and Professor of Engineering Education, shared with us his rationale statement written for Phil's nomination. While there are numerous supporting letters detailing his mentorship and innovative work, we asked Dr. Oakes if we could share his rationale with our readers, as it explains what a lifetime of achievements looks like for a much deserving individual.
June 28, 2022

Godwin and Riley Receive William H. Corcoran Award at ASEE

The awards committee of ASEE ChED and Chemical Engineering Education awarded Drs. Allison Godwin, Donna Riley, and Stephanie Farrell of Rowan University the William H. Corcoran Award for best paper in the journal in 2021, titled “A Sociocultural Learning Framework for Inclusive Pedagogy in Engineering.”
June 23, 2022

Kamyar Haghighi Head Riley Reappointed

The College of Engineering has reappointed Dr. Donna Riley as the Kamyar Haghighi Head of the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University.
May 28, 2022

All roads lead to Indy

If you’re reading this, you are probably a race fan. Or a Purdue fan. Or quite possibly both, as is the case for alumnus Alex Offenbach.
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