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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
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Assessing the Impact of Game Based Pedagogy on the Development of Communication Skills for Engineers


$20,022
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


$12,432
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


$10,000
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


$15,000
Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Contact: Michele Oesch, 314-977-6814, moesch@slu.edu
Girls' Academy for Leadership and Engineering (GALE) program


$16,164
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


$15,141
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


$19,462
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


$12,540
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


$15,000
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


$20,200
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


$12,988
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


$25,000
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


$20,280

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