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Grants: 2003

Enhancing Communication and Use of Information in Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
Contact: Dr. John R. Hayes, 412-268-3499,
Evaluate prototype of a stand-alone, interactive online tutor that delivers writing instruction to students in college-level engineering programs

Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY
Contact: Richard S. Thorsen, 718-260-3880,
Fully integrates a communication skills component into a freshman engineering design course

Smith College, Northampton, MA
Contact: Domenico Grasso, Ph.D., P.E., 413-585-7000,
Pilot project to incorporate professional communication skills across the engineering curriculum

Women in Engineering

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Contact: Susan Agee, 215-895-5925,
Outreach to the all-girls Springside School, focusing on the creation and implementation of an assessment tool to measure impact

Girls Inc., New York, NY
Contact: Jenny Lindstrom, 212-509-2000 ext. 203,
"Thinking SMART," a national project to increase girls' skills and interest in science and engineering

MentorNet, San Jose, CA
Contact: Carol B. Muller, Ph.D., 408-924-4061,
Evaluate the effectiveness of e-mentoring strategies for women of color in engineering and science

Mercer University, Macon, GA
Contact: Dr. Joan Burtner, 478-301-4127,
Retrospective study of freshmen engineering attitudes and persistence towards a college degree

Mt Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
Contact: Orin Hoffman, 413-538-2238,
Design and implementation of an intro to engineering course utilizing Lego Mindstorms, including community-based outreach to middle schools

Persephone Productions, Washington, DC
Contact: Bonnie Erbe, 202-973-0079,
Dissemination of award-winning segment of "To the Contrary" on women in engineering

University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ
Contact: Ray Umashankar, 520-621-8103,
Rapid prototyping as an innovative, instructional, mentoring and recruitment tool for attracting middle-school girls to engineering

Western Transportation Institute of Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Contact: Susan Gallagher, 406-994-6559,
Encourage girls' awareness of engineering through interactive exploration of bridges and dams with women engineering students

* Represents a multi-year grant

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