Ruth A. Streveler
Assistant Professor of Engineering Education
Dr. Ruth Streveler comes to Purdue's new Department of Engineering Education from the Colorado School of Mines, where she was the founding Director of the Center for Engineering Education. She is co–PI on several NSF–funded projects and is currently the Acting Director for the NSF–funded Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education, a multi–campus project investigating the educational experience of engineering students. Raised in Hammond, Indiana, she received her BA in Biology from Indiana University–Bloomington, MS in Zoology from the Ohio State University, and Ph.D in Educational Psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her primary research interest is investigating students' understanding of difficult concepts in science and engineering.