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Dr. Ebony McGee Seminar- Co-sponsored by i2e2a

Posted by on Dec 10, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

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.   [gview...

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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 a self-reflective professional development journey that will propel them toward academic and professional excellence! Contact us if you would like more information about graduate student professional development. This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Numbers 0747803, 0850199, and 0450373. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.   [gview...

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National Educators Workshop 2014

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

November 2-4, 2014 This weekend, the IGERT MNM project represented well at the 2014 National Educator’s Workshop (NEW), which was held in Seattle, WA at North Seattle Community College. TJ Wallin, a 3rd year IGERT Trainee, Monique Farrell, a first-year IGERT Trainee, and I presented the science activities and materials that we developed as part of the IGERT-MNM Pedagogy Module in Spring 2014. Here is a picture from my presentation. Materials Science and Materials Engineering educators from all over the nation met in order to present best practices and new concepts to teach students about materials science. The audience was so diverse! Middle school, high school, community/junior college, and university educators all joined to attend the workshops and small expositions, as well as to network among each other. It was really encouraging to see engineering trickling down to younger grade levels—exposure is a very important part of recruiting students into engineering! It’s not just robotics and grease—and materials science engineering introduced at younger levels helps students apply their math and science skills in an integrated format. All the educators were so excited about the fact that doctoral students in materials science and engineering came to share our activities. Our sessions were well attended, and participants asked many great questions. Some of the educators were interested in the IGERT program generally, and the other skills that we as Trainees gain from the program. They were so impressed with how articulate we were, and the poise with which we led other educators (most of whom were many years our seniors) in discussion and activities. More to come on the great things IGERT Trainees are up to! Best! –Catherine...

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Welcome to our blog! We are the research team behind i2e2a, and we’ll be providing a look into the inner workings and activities of our team: Conferences, works-in-progress, and exciting updates…perhaps some musings! The authors of each blog post will rotate, so you’ll get the voices of each team member and focus on different projects. Check back every other week for more updates, and feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!

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2014 Review

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

The first edition of the our newsletter is out! Read on to learn more! [gview file=””]

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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! [gview file=”” save=”1″]

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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 as engineering leadership, pedagogy (teaching), and graduate education, our team is committed to enhancing higher education as we know it. Take time to peruse our new site and read the following paper so that you can understand how we translate empirical findings to practice via an observation tool called the Global Real-time Tool for Teaching Enhancement (G-RATE). Revised from initial work in the VaNTH ERC, this next generation tool has the potential to revolution the world. Join i2e2a as we change the face of engineering education...

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