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Enhancing Communication and Use of Information in Engineering

Penn State University, University Park, PA
Contact: Mieke Shuurman, 814-865-6292,
mieke@engr.psu.edu
Develop and assess a training program for engineering students that improves oral communication competencies
MORE:
Assessing Students' Oral Communication Skills;
Assessment of Students' Oral Communication Skills: Do Students and Workplace Supervisors Rely on General Response Patterns?;
The Effect of a Targeted Speech Communication Course on the Public Speaking Self-Efficacy of Engineering Undergraduates


$18,084
Women in Engineering

Greene County Career Center, Xenia, OH
Contact: Bob Kaiser, 937-879-3611,
bkaiser@fairborn.k12.oh.us
Program to excite girls about engineering using robots, rockets and race cars


$7,000
isisHawaii, Honolulu, HI
Contact: Lynn Fujioka, 808-988-1931,
lfujioka@isishawaii.org
Develop an online workshop pilot that helps students and parents understand the role of engineers


$5,000
Kettering University, Flint, MI
Contact: Betsy Homsher, 810-762-9540,
bhomsher@kettering.edu
Collaboration with Genesee county schools to create the Discovery program, a career-oriented series of workshops to encourage SMET participation
MORE:
Discover U - Funding Story 2005;
Discover U Overview


$20,000
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Contact: S. David Wu, 610-758-5308,
david.wu@lehigh.edu
Enhancements to the Summer CHOICES program, designed to increase the pipeline of women into engineering


$10,000
SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
Contact: Napis Chongleuswarawong, 631-632-4134,
nchongleuswa@notes.cc.sunysb.edu
Expanded mentoring, student leadership and alumnae programs to augment WISE programming efforts


$16,000
University of Denver, Denver, CO
Contact: Ronald DeLyser, 303-871-2102
Expansion of the "Making of an Engineer" and "Making of a Scientist" programs


$10,000
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Contact: Suzanne Gage Brainard, 206-543-4810,
brainard@u.washington.edu
Research on the impact of merging WISE and MSEP programs on the retention of women in engineering


$25,022
Information Access in Developing Countries

Association AZUR Developpement, Brazzaville, Congo
Contact: Sylvie Niombo, azurdev@yahoo.fr
Creation of a documentation and information center on engineering, including a library and internet resources


$18,545
Educate the Children, Ithaca, NY
Contact: Adam Swart, 607-272-1176,
info@etc-nepal.org
School to school program between US and Nepal that promotes technology


$1,600
Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Contact: Mary Ann Evans, 515-232-5950,
maevans@iastate.edu
Partnership program to create an engineering education network in Ukraine and distance education courses for undergraduates


$30,000
NGO VIOLA, Bryansk, Russia
Contact: Dr. Ludmila Zhirina,
viola@bk.ru
Attracting girls into engineering through a series of hands-on activities in partnership with 55 schools in rural Russia


$14,840
Penn State University, Lehman, PA
Contact: Willie Ofosu, 570-675-9137,
wko1@psu.edu
Design and implement a degree in telecommunications engineering at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Tech (KNUST), Ghana
MORE:
Using Service Learning in an Engineering Program in Ghana;
Incorporating Equatorial Environmental Conditions in an Appropriate Technology


$23,475

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