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Grants: 2006


Enhancing Communication and Use of Information in Engineering

ABET, Inc., Baltimore, MD
Contact: George D. Peterson, Ph.D., P.E., 410-347-7700,
www.abet.org
Pilot project to improve communication skills of ABET program evaluators


$15,000
Rice University, Houston, TX
Contact: Linda Driskill, Ph.D., 713-348-6141,
driskila@rice.edu
Create online instruction modules on intercultural engineering communication to support students working on Engineers Without Borders projects
MORE:
http://cnx.org/content/search?target=&words=
intercultural+communication&allterms=weakAND&search=Go


$24,958
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Contact: Joanna Wolfe, 502-852-0510,
joanna.wolfe@louisville.edu
Development, evaluation and dissemination of engineering writing exercises bases on a literature review and corpus analysis of engineering discourse


$14,000
Women in Engineering

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, East Hartford, CT
Contact: - Natalie Real, 860-282-4204,
www.ccat.us
Project to offer the PACE: Pursuing and Achieving Careers in Engineering program to at-risk and economically disadvantaged minority middle school girls


$15,000
Florida International University, Miami, FL
Contact: Stephanie Strange, 305-348-1635,
Stephanie.Strange@fiu.edu
Series of outreach programs and workshops to encourage middle school girls in engineering


$7,740
Harvard College, Cambridge, MA
Contact: Eric Mazur, 617-495-8729,
mazur@physics.harvard.edu
Study of interactive teaching techniques to reduce the gender gap in engineering
MORE:
http://mazur-www.harvard.edu/publications.php?function=display&rowid=525;
http://mazur-www.harvard.edu/publications.php?function=display&rowid=538;
http://mazur-www.harvard.edu/publications.php?function=display&rowid=537;


$23,738
Headstart College, Cape Town, South Africa
Contact: Retha Roux, 021-448 1534,
retharoux@hotmail.com
Bridging education program offering intensive instruction in math and science to facilitate access to engineering for disadvantaged women


$17,000
Kid's Hope School Jipal, Plateau State, Nigeria
Contact: Katniyon Henry David, 08077233408,
kidshopeschool@yahoo.com
Mentoring project to recruit rural girls into engineering and technology courses involving training of mentors, providing educational materials and equipment


$8,088
Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX
Contact: Dr. Sherri Frizell, 936-857-2715,
ssfrizell@pvamu.edu
Identification of factors affecting the retention and attrition of African-American women in computer science and engineering
MORE:
A Preliminary Analysis of Factors Affecting the Persistence of African-American Females in Engineering Degree Programs;
Work in Progress – Reexamining the Problem of Engineering Persistence for African-American Female Students


$24,032
University of Evansville, Evansville, IN
Contact: Alicia Harris, 812-488-2272,
ak52@evansville.edu
Expanded programming for the "Options for Girls" summer camp


$14,755
University of Houston, Houston, TX
Contact: Julie Martin Trenor, Ph.D., 713-743-3299,
jmtrenor@uh.edu
Research on the affects of ethnicity and cultural background on female students' attitudes and retention in engineering majors
MORE:
Investigating the relations of ethnicity to female students' perceptions and intention to major in engineering using social cognitive theory


$20,650
Information Access in Developing Countries

National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Contact: Volodymyr Shatokha, +38 0562 47 44 33,
shatokha@metal.dmeti.dp.ua
www.infomet.com.ua
Training for women in library and language skills for more effective engineering information processing


$9,500
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Contact: Richard Sapon-White, 541-737-3411,
Richard.Sapon-White@oregonstate.edu
www.ikaros.cz
Training in Library of Congress Classification for three technical libraries in the Czech Republic


$1,540
Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia
Contact: Evgeniya Suntsova, 3822-563551,
suntsova@lci.tpu.edu.ru
Design a pilot course in technical and professional communication, the first attempt to integrate linguistic and engineering departments at a Russian engineering school
MORE:
CPTSC 2006 Conference Presentation Abstracts;
Academic literacies in three countries: Argentina, Russia, and Australia (in Session I11);
http://www.lib.tsu.ru/mminfo/000349304/01/image/86-95.pdf (Russian)


$15,945
University of Botswana, Gabarone, Botswana
Contact: Boipuso Nkwae, Ph.D.,
nkwaeb@mopipi.ub.bw
Develop a digital resource library for geomatics engineering education in Botswana that would disseminate academic material and provide continuing professional development in land studies


$16,400

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