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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,
Pilot project to improve communication skills of ABET program evaluators

Rice University, Houston, TX
Contact: Linda Driskill, Ph.D., 713-348-6141,
Create online instruction modules on intercultural engineering communication to support students working on Engineers Without Borders projects

University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Contact: Joanna Wolfe, 502-852-0510,
Development, evaluation and dissemination of engineering writing exercises bases on a literature review and corpus analysis of engineering discourse

Women in Engineering

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

Florida International University, Miami, FL
Contact: Stephanie Strange, 305-348-1635,
Series of outreach programs and workshops to encourage middle school girls in engineering

Harvard College, Cambridge, MA
Contact: Eric Mazur, 617-495-8729,
Study of interactive teaching techniques to reduce the gender gap in engineering

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

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

Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX
Contact: Dr. Sherri Frizell, 936-857-2715,
Identification of factors affecting the retention and attrition of African-American women in computer science and engineering
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

University of Evansville, Evansville, IN
Contact: Alicia Harris, 812-488-2272,
Expanded programming for the "Options for Girls" summer camp

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

Information Access in Developing Countries

National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Contact: Volodymyr Shatokha, +38 0562 47 44 33,
Training for women in library and language skills for more effective engineering information processing

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Contact: Richard Sapon-White, 541-737-3411,
Training in Library of Congress Classification for three technical libraries in the Czech Republic

Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia
Contact: Evgeniya Suntsova, 3822-563551,
Design a pilot course in technical and professional communication, the first attempt to integrate linguistic and engineering departments at a Russian engineering school
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)

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


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