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Dr. Ebony McGee Seminar- Co-sponsored by i2e2a

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Vanderbilt University colleague, Dr. Ebony McGee, will be at Purdue University for a seminar, “It’s Not Just in Your Head: Institutional Contexts That Position Black Doctoral Engineering Students as Imposters,” on December 15, from 1:30-2:30 P.M. in the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering (ARMS), Room 1109. Dr. McGee is a Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Joyce Main (Assistant Professor of Engineering Education) and Dr. Cox on a recently funded National Science Foundation study exploring the persistence of women faculty in engineering.  ...

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Graduate Mentoring Manual Available for Download

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Via a collaboration between the International Institute for Engineering Education Assessment, the National Science Foundation Reinvigorating Engineering and Changing History (REACH) Scholars Program, and the Purdue University Graduate School, a Graduate Student Mentoring Manual as been created. With modules on Professional Identity, Writing, Research Group Development and Management, Project Management and Budgeting, Communication, Leadership, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Diversity, and Mentoring, graduate students can embark on...

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2014 Review

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The first edition of the our newsletter is out! Read on to learn more! Download (PDF, Unknown)

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ASEE 2014 Presentation Schedule

Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

i2e2a will be presenting at  the 2014 annual American Society of Engineering Education conference. The schedule for presentations is listed below. We look forward to seeing you there! Download (DOCX,...

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Why Assessment?

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Assessment and evaluation are hot topics across the educational continuum. Words like “standards” and “accountability” are issues of debate among politicians, school administrators, parents, and higher education officials. In a world where people what to get the most “bang for their buck”, determining the extent to which goals are met and whether outcomes (e.g., grades) are improving as a result of interventions is needed. i2e2a is committed to translating empirical research to practice and vice versa. With projects that explore topics such...

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2013 ASEE Annual Conference – Atlanta

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2013 ASEE Annual Conference – Atlanta

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Nikitha Sambamurthy

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Nikitha Sambamurthy

Nikitha Sambamurthy is a Ph.D. student in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. Her current research interests include understanding the best practices and components of blended learning that work well for engineering classrooms and industry, as well as how gamification can be implemented in engineering industry and academia to transfer engineering knowledge and skills. In addition to working on the Global Real-Time Assessment Tool for Teaching Enhancement (G-RATE), she is a member of the development team for Purdue...

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Jiabin “Emily” Zhu

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Jiabin “Emily” Zhu

Jiabin “Emily” Zhu, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from East China Normal University and her Master of Science degree in Optics from Chinese Academy of Sciences. She received a second Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Purdue University. In the spring of 2013, she obtained her Ph.D. from the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. While in the doctoral program, she served as a research assistant in multiple projects on the...

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Tasha Zephirin

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Current Students, Meet the Team | Comments Off

Tasha Zephirin

Tasha Zephirin is pursuing her Ph.D. in Engineering Education at Purdue University. She was first introduced to engineering education research as an undergraduate Electrical Engineering student assisting with first-year engineering courses at Virginia Tech—specifically with the development and assessment of a Mechatronics activity. Currently, she is a part of the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship in Magnetic and Nanostructured Materials (IGERT-MNM), a collaborative interdisciplinary graduate program initiative between...

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Sara E. Branch

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Sara E. Branch

Sara E. Branch is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Portland and a M.S. in Psychology (Social) from Purdue University. Her research focuses broadly on interests and motivation. She has collaborated with the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University to study how individual differences in Person and Thing Orientations influence student interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. She is...

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Rocio Del Carmen Chavela Guerra

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Rocio Del Carmen Chavela Guerra

Rocio Del Carmen Chavela Guerra, Ph.D., worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at i2e2a (formerly the Cox Research Group). Before pursuing her doctorate in engineering education, she held an appointment as an instructor at the Universidad de las Americas Puebla in the department of chemical engineering. She has worked with Dr. Cox on the creation of a pedagogical course for first-year engineering graduate teaching assistants, “Effective Teaching Of Engineering: Linking Theory And Practice.” She also have surveyed undergraduate...

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Osman Cekic

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Osman Cekic

Osman Cekic, Ph.D., worked as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at i2e2a (formerly the Cox Research Group). He obtained a Ph.D. in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University, a master’s degree in secondary school administration from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and a Bachelor’s degree in educational administration and planning from Ankara University in Turkey. His dissertation title is Responsibility Center Management and Cultural Change at a Public Higher Education Institution. He previously worked at...

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Nathan McNeill

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Nathan McNeill

Nathan McNeill, Ph.D., worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at i2e2a (formerly the Cox Research Group). He currently is a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida where he is studying the factors that contribute to success in open-ended problem solving. He graduated with a Ph.D. in engineering education from Purdue, a M.S. in mechanical engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in engineering from Walla Walla University. Before entering graduate...

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Monica F. Cox

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Monica F. Cox

Monica F. Cox, Ph.D., a native of Newville, Alabama, is the Director of the International Institute for Engineering Education Assessment (I2E2A), is an Associate Professor in Purdue University’s School of Engineering Education (ENE), is a Visiting Professor at the Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, Mexico (UDLAP), is the Interim Director of the Indiana Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, and is the Inaugural Director of Purdue’s College of Engineering’s Leadership Minor. Learn More about...

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Jeremi S. London

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Jeremi S. London

Jeremi S. London is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. In 2008, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue, and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue in 2013. Her research interests include: the use of cyberlearning in undergraduate engineering education; characterizing the impact of federally funded projects; assessing the impact of cyberlearning; information alignment within the context of undergraduate STEM education; and exploring ways computer...

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JD McClurkin

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JD McClurkin

JD McClurkin, MSABE, is a Ph.D. Candidate at Purdue University in Agricultural and Biological Engineering. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in BioEnvironmental Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University and M.S.A.B.E. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Purdue University. While in the doctoral program, she served as a research assistant on a project understanding Shelf-Life Improvement of Distillers Wet Grains with Solubles (DWGS).

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Catherine Berdanier

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Catherine Berdanier

Catherine Berdanier is pursuing a Ph.D. in Engineering Education at Purdue University. She holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of South Dakota and an M.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University. Currently, she is a part of the Integrative Graduate Education and Research in Magnetic and Nanostructured Materials (IGERT-NMN), which is a collaboration between Cornell University and Norfolk State University. She is also working with another IGERT initiative on Sustainable Electronics in collaboration with...

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Diana Bairaktarova

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Diana Bairaktarova

Diana Bairaktarova, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Practice in the College of Engineering at The University of Oklahoma. She completed her Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Purdue University with a dissertation focused on the efficacy of mechanical objects in engineering learning. Diana holds BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Technical University in Sofia, Bulgaria and an MBA degree from the Hamline School of Business, St. Paul, Minnesota. Diana has over a decade of experience working as a Design...

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Benjamin Ahn

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Benjamin Ahn

Benjamin Ahn is a Ph.D. student in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. He received his B.E. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of New South Wales Australia, and a M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering from Purdue University. His research interests include identifying effective mentoring skills in undergraduate research settings, exploring leadership development of undergraduates, and determining professional engineering practices in universities and industries. Ahn’s research has been strongly...

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Amadin Osagiede

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Amadin Osagiede

Amadin Osagiede, a native of Londonderry, New Hampshire and originally from Edo State, Nigeria, is a Master of Business Administration (MBA) candidate at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire, a Master of Science degree also in civil engineering from Purdue University, and he is a graduate research assistant for Purdue’s College of Engineering’s Engineering Leadership Minor.

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Dr. Cox receives 2008 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

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President Obama honored 100 winners, including Dr. Monica Cox, with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This is the highest award bestowed by the U.S. Government upon scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers. Read the full article.

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Dr. Cox serves on a NSF-panel at the White House

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Dr. Cox on serving on a NSF-panel at a White House-sponsored Workforce Flexibilties Policy event at the White House on September 26, 2011. In the picture are(left to right) NSF Director Subra Suresh; White House Council on Women and Girls Executive Director Tina Chen; Robert Birgeneau, chancellor, California Univ., Berkeley; Dr. Cox.; and Katherine T. Hunt, director of technology collaboration development, Dow Chemical.

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Dr. Cox receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award

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Dr. Cox was one of 9 faculty in Purdue’s College of Engineering and one of two faculty in the School of Engineering Education to receive a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Read the Purdue news release Read the full press release.

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Dr. Cox is appointed as a Visiting Professor at UDLA

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In July 2008, Dr. Cox presented two assessment workshops to approximately 60 faculty representing six universities. During her visit, she was also appointed as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Food and Chemical Engineering at Las Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLA).

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Dr. Cox was selected as an “Emerging Scholar”

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In January 2008, Dr. Cox was selected as one of 10 “Emerging Scholars” by Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Read the full article.

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