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Grants: 2014

Enhancing Communication and Use of Information in Engineering

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Contact: Laurie Mejia, 412-624-7408, lam15@pitt.edu
Use of game-based mechanics and activities to engage engineering students in learning about the communication skills they need to know
Assessing the Impact of Game Based Pedagogy on the Development of Communication Skills for Engineers

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Contact: Jeffrey Tipton, 803-576-5554, jatipton@mailbox.sc.edu
Development of multimedia instructional resources to support pedagogical strategies on disciplinary research and writing processes for engineering students

Women in Engineering

Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Contact: Serita Acker, 864-656-7472, wserita@clemson.edu
Summer program for 9th-10th grade girls focusing on increased participation in math, using academic support, mentoring, professional development workshops and networking

Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ
Contact: Jessica Ortiz, 201-253-1473, jortiz@lsc.org
Development and delivery of the Hands-On Technology (HOT) workshop series to at-risk female middle school students

Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Contact: Michele Oesch, 314-977-6814, moesch@slu.edu
Girls' Academy for Leadership and Engineering (GALE) program

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Contact: Paula Ryan, 805-893-8129, info@isber.ucsb.edu
Outreach to low-income, first-generation, college-bound middle school girls to build excitement for engineering careers
'Messengers for Success'

University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
Contact: Megan Rehberg, 937-229-2919, rehberg@udri.dayton.edu
Development of an engineering outreach program for middle school girls, including activity modules, teacher training, and a website for parents
Engineering in the Classroom
Empowering Engineering Students to Engage Middle School Classrooms in Engineering Innovation and Design through Outreach Kits

University of Maine, Orono, ME
Contact: Sheila Pendse, 207-581-2225, Sheila.pendse@maine.edu
Expansion of the SELF (Sustainable Energy Leaders for the Future) program which connects rural women to STEM careers in forest bio-products

University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Contact: Eve Riskin, 206-685-2313, riskin@uw.edu
WiSE-UP retention program to provide support and community-building opportunities to women engineering students early in the college experience

Information Access in Developing Countries

American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Contact: Rosie Nasser, +961-1-350000 Ext. 2975, rn14@aub.edu.lb
Assessing the effectiveness of utilizing cooperative learning and online collaboration tools on enhancing engineering students' communication skills

Kid's Hope School, Jipal, Nigeria
Contact: Katniyon Henry David, kidshopeschool@yahoo.com
Mentoring program to recruit young rural girls into engineering technology and science courses

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Contact: Amir Behzadan, 407-823-2480, amir.behzadan@ucf.edu
Partnership with universities in Brazil and China to launch a "Women in Construction" camp
Women in Construction Workshop: Outreach to Female Students from Developing Countries

Youth for Technology Foundation, Louisville, KY
Contact: Njideka Harry, www.youthfortechnology.org
GirlsHub: an engineering/prototype space for 400 marginalized girls in Kenya to increase the visibility of engineering as a viable career


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