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ENE Memo: October 22, 2012

Calendar: 10/22

Fall 2012

Spring 2013

  • Feb 20 - Engineering Education Outstanding Alumni Awards 
  • Feb 18-22 - National Engineers Week
  • April 8-9 - Engineering Education Industrial Advisory Council (E2IAC) - Theme: ENE's Second Decade

News and Information: 10/22

Open House for Prospective Grad Students: Have you signed up for dinner on WEDNESDAY, OCT 24?

If you plan to attend the dinner but haven't let Loretta know, just send her an email at


Mark Your Calendar for the 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Engineering Colloquium: THURSDAY, NOV 1 @ 3:30pm in the ARMS Atrium colloquium invitation

"Where Did I Leave My Chariot?
The Curious History of Parking from Ancient Rome to Tomorrow's Megacities:
A Sociotechnical Exploration of a Pervasive Cultural Artifact"

Join us for this whole-of-school event, the second in our annual Interdisciplinary Engineering Colloquium series. This year's subject—parking—gives us a glimpse into how societies have dealt with this necessary evil from the time of Julius Caesar onward, and provides a lens through which to explore the global grand challenges of energy, the environment, and urbanization.

Panelist Mary Smith (BS IDE '74) is Senior Vice President and Director of Parking Consulting, Walker Parking Consultants, and an internationally recognized expert in parking garage design. Panelist John Collier is Purdue's Director of Campus Master Planning.

This colloquium is part of the ENE research seminar series. Please note the change in location to the atrium in Armstrong Hall.


Video Crew to Record in ENE OCT 24 - NOV 1

Purdue engineering alumnus and professional filmmaker Mike Gray will be on the premises this week and next as part of a three-person crew gathering footage for a video to mark ENE's 10th birthday (in 2014). Lisa Tally and Becky Fry will accompany them throughout their stay, but don't be alarmed if you happen see a videographer or sound technician wandering our halls.


This is GREEN Week at Purdue

Purdue's annual Green Week kicks off today (Oct. 22) with a lecture by David Orr, an acclaimed professor of environmental studies and politics from Oberlin College in Ohio.

In his lecture, titled "Designing Resilience in a Black Swan World," Orr will discuss his decades-long effort to power buildings using sustainable energy in Oberlin, Ohio, his college's hometown. He also will discuss how his work may be applied to other places, including Purdue. The lecture will take place at 3:30-5 p.m. in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall.

.... and there is much more ....



The Department of Engineering Education at Utah State University invites applications for tenure‐track, assistant/associate faculty positions in Engineering Education beginning in August 2013. Candidates must have earned a doctorate in an engineering discipline, cognitive science, online educational research, or educational and psychological research by May 15, 2013; have a BS from an ABET‐accredited engineering program and MS in an engineering discipline; and a strong background in educational research, including online engineering educational research. Candidates must have demonstrated ability for excellence in teaching, educational research, verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills. Preference will be given to a candidate with a background in engineering education, statistical analysis research, quantitative psychology research, or a closely related field, and/or educational research methods. The successful applicant will be expected to teach foundational engineering courses such as statics, dynamics, strength of materials, computer programming, and engineering numerical methods, and will be required to obtain external funding for and conduct research in engineering education. The review of applications will begin January 4, 2013, and will remain open until the positions are filled. Qualified applicants should apply online, following the guidelines posted under JOB OPPORTUNITIES that can be accessed at, reference job  requisition number 053448.

For further information, contact D . Ning
Fang, Search Committee Chair,


"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education." —Albert Einstein

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