Purdue Engineering Impact Magazine Winter 2007

College of Engineering College of Engineering

Remaking Engineering Education
December 03, 2007
Heidi Diefes-Dux chairs the Department of Engineering Education's graduate program.
SURF: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships
December 19, 2007
This past summer, undergraduate students from around the world converged at Purdue to pursue hands-on research projects. Their goals? To study new ways to transform coal into liquid fuels. To develop instructional technology in first-year physics education. To increase the efficiency of solar cells. To design and test radio-frequency antennas. And more.
GEP: Global Engineering Program
December 19, 2007
Engineer your global career. That's the directive to students from Purdue's Global Engineering Program (GEP), which puts the academic and career development of students at the heart of international experiences.
EPICS: Engineering Projects in Community Service
December 19, 2007
Purdue's EPICS program, a nationally acclaimed initiative now in its 12th year, puts multidisciplinary teams of students to work, for academic credit, on the technological needs of local community service agencies, schools, and other nonprofits.
Doctoral Distinctions
December 19, 2007
Two Purdue engineering students won the Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation doctoral dissertation award, which was established to encourage the development of promising graduate researchers in engineering.
Construction Countdown
December 19, 2007
A freshman engineering class gets an up-close look at the new Colts home on the rise.
Honorary Doctorates
December 19, 2007
Meet four remarkable individuals, each of whom received a doctorate honoris causa at Purdue's May 2007 graduation.
Inspire: The Institute for P-12 Engineering Research and Learning
December 19, 2007
Founded in 2006, INSPIRE conducts basic multidisciplinary research in human cognition and concept development in engineering education. The institute, a centerpiece of Purdue's Department of Engineering Education, aims to inform, at the national level, the design of engineering curriculum, student learning environments, and teacher education-all to motivate new generations of pre-college students to embrace engineering.