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Grants: 2001


Enhancing Communication and Use of Information in Engineering

National Technological University, Fort Collins, CO
Contact: Lionel V. Baldwin, 970-495-6473
"Discover Engineering!" video


$5,000
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Contact: David Rennels, Ph.D., 310-825-1484
Design, pilot and evaluate a web-ready prototype engineering information literacy portal (E-Portal) for 7-12th grade students and teachers


$38,200
Women in Engineering

Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA
Contact: Julie Pandosh, 805-546-3279
"Expanding Your Horizons" workshop for 7-9th grade girls to encourage pursuit of math, science, technology and engineering


$7,500
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Contact: Francoise Piron, ing., francoise.prion@epfl.ch, and Sylvie Boulanger, dr ing., sboulanger@ksicom.ch
Sci/tech recruitment material for 12-15 year old girls, adapted to the Franco-European culture


$40,000
Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA
Contact: Lori C. Bassman, 909-607-1250, lori_bassman@hmc.edu
Expansion of Partners in Engineering Problem Solving - PEPS program that trains high school science/math teachers across the nation in "hands-on" engineering methods


$12,037
Lima Tech College, Lima, OH
Contact: Dr. Cynthia Spiers, 419-995-8331
Girls in Engineering Career Kamp Opportunity (GECKO) to entice ninth and tenth grade females in rural areas to consider engineering


$14,900
Radio Bilingüe, Fresno, CA
Contact: Hugo Morales, 559-455-5777, http://www.radiobilingue.org
Production of radio broadcast "Latinos in Engineering" to educate Latinos about career opportunities in engineering


$52,650
Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
Contact: Evelyn F. Hanna, 732-445-2687, evelynh@rci.rutgers.edu
Summer programs designed to familiarize middle school girls with the various engineering disciplines and to instill a feeling of mathematical and scientific accomplishment


$16,923
SME Education Foundation, Dearborn, MI
Contact: Lynn M. Borg, 313-271-1500 ext. 1713
STEPS (Science Tech & Engineering Preview Summer) camp curriculum guide on CD-ROM


$18,233
Texas A & M University, College Station, TX
Contact: Tricia Draughn, 979,845-7200, Tricia@eapo.tamu.ude
Support for high school outreach program, first year orientation program, and second year retention program


$30,000
Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Contact: David J. Ahlgren, Ph.D., 860-297-2517
Establish a one-year joint program with Swarthmore College as part of a coalition to connect outreach programs at leading liberal arts colleges that offer engineering degrees


$35,000
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Contact: Dr. Bevlee Watford, 540-7404
Increasing the yield rate of women engineering applicants by expanding a women's preview weekend program


$5,130
Information Access in Developing Countries

American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC
Contact: Elizabeth J. Kirk, 202-326-6493, ekirk@aaas.org
Establishment of an Engineering Information Center (EIC) for Moldova, and training program for accessing information resources


$50,000
Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow, Russia
Contact: Alexei Prazdnitchnykh, prazdn@mx.bmstu.ru
Management of Technology Distance Education (MoTDE) project to benefit 5 partnering universities


$65,000*
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Oakland, CA
Contact: Marjorie Greene, 510-451-0905, eeri@eeri.org
Creation and dissemination of a web-based encyclopedia of housing construction types in seismically prone areas of the world, linking engineers and architects in over 45 countries


$100,000*
Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Contact: Dr. Mary Ann Evans, 515-294-0966, maevans@iastate.edu
Partnership with National Technical University-Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute to introduce distance education to Ukrainian women engineers


$50,000
Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia
Contact: Abdelkader Kedir, abdelkader51@yahoo.com
Upgraded engineering resource materials and internet access in rural Ethiopia


$61,000
MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA
Contact: Michael L. Best, 617-253-4662, mikeb@media.mit.edu
MIT summer interns in Kenya and Ghana instruct teachers and students in web-related technologies and programming languages


*Represents a multi-year grant
$50,000

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