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Grants: 2008

Enhancing Communication and Use of Information in Engineering

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
Contact: E. Vagos Hadjimichael, Ph.D., 203-254-4147,
Redesign of the "Fundamentals of Engineering" course to include training in oral and written communications and expanding skills in analysis and synthesis of information

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN
Contact: Julia Williams, 812-877-8816,
Study of engineering faculty and the impact of ABET standards on the teaching of communication
Elements of effective communication: Results from a research study of engineering faculty
Communication Pedagogy in the Engineering Classroom

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
Contact: Susan Staffin Metz, 508-577-8965,
Improving the ability of engineering students to communicate technical discoveries to non-technical audiences
Improving the Ability of Engineering Students to Communicate

SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY
Contact: Rachid Manseur, 315-312-2692,
Embedding communication skills in the curriculum development of a new electrical and computer engineering program

Women in Engineering

Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Contact: Julie Martin Trenor, Ph.D., 864-656-2541,
Development and national dissemination of adaptable research-based materials for recruiting and retaining female first generation college students in engineering
Work in progress description;
Online article: The Role of Social Capital in the Experiences of Hispanic Women Engineering Majors

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Contact: Jessica M. Kemp, Ph.D., 225-578-0092,
Workshop series for engineering faculty that explores gender equity issues and the impact on retention of female engineering students

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Contact: Geb Thomas, 319-335-5936,
RoboGrrl a summer day camp for junior high girls

University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Contact: Eve A. Riskin, Ph.D., 206-685-2313,
Development of a replicable model for university student-run outreach programs that encourage middle school girls to study engineering
UW Women's Initiative

Information Access in Developing Countries

Goris State University, Goris, Republic of Armenia
Contact: Yura Safaryan, 374-0284-2-27-67,
Establish a digital library for engineering students at Goris State University

NGO Provincial Women, Bryansk, Russia
Contact: Dr. Ludmila Zhirina, +7-9050549533,
Expand efforts to recruit girls into engineering in radioactive polluted regions of Russia


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