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Grants: 2018

Enhancing Communication and Use of Information in Engineering

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Contact: Svetlana Olbina, 970-491-7026, Svetlana.olbina@colostate.edu
Determine if the use of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in construction and civil engineering education improves student learning and communication skills

EWB Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, CA
Contact: Torrey Sanseverino, ewbmslswicp@gmsil.com
Contribution to an EWB project in Malawi to build a bicycle powered maize mill.
See https://www.ewb.calpoly.edu/malawi-1

North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
Contact: Enrico Sassi, 701-231-9382, enrico.sassi@ndsu.edu
Create online educational resources that support students in developing communication skills that are necessary in academic and professional engineering environments

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Contact: Richard Sapon-White, 541-737-7319, Richard.sapon-white@oregonstate.edu
Project to conduct two weeks of training and consultation for implementing an institutional repository and enhancing user services at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Contact: Theodora Chaspari, chaspari@tamu.edu
Investigation of low-cost in-the-moment bio-signal interventions to promote students' public speaking skills in a virtual learning environment (VLE)
Coupling virtual reality and physiological markers to improve public speaking performance;
Speak Up! Studying the Interplay of Individual and Contextual Factors to Physiological-Based Models of Public Speaking Anxiety;
Virtual reality could be cure to public speaking fear

Women in Engineering

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Contact: Mark Brown, 970-491-5782, Mark.Brown@colostate.edu
Analysis of the effectiveness and impact of the Rocky Mountain Scholars Program on female engineering students
Rocky Mountain Scholars Program (RMSP)

EWB-USA, Denver, CO
Contact: Cathy Leslie, 303-772-2723, cathy.leslie@ewb-usa.org
Contribution towards teams at Carroll University and University of Utah with greater gender diversity through the University Chapter Program (www.ewb-usa.org)

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ
Contact: Dr. Zhiwei Mao, zmao@fdu.edu
Girls Exploring Engineering, a new program aimed at 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls to nurture interest in math, science and engineering
FDU STEM Academy launches Girls Exploring Engineering program;
Youtube: FDU Girls Exploring Engineering 2019

Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland, FL
Contact: Jhojana Infante, jinfante@floridapoly.edu
Improve the THRIVE program, which focuses on female students' professional development, personal enrichment and community engagement.
Encouraging women's success in STEM by example

Girls Inc. of Holyoke, Holyoke, MA
Contact: Suzanne Parker, 413-532-6247, sparker@girlsincholyoke.org
Support for "Eureka!: Strong, Smart and Bold Science for Girls" program that provides college exposure, academic skill building and personal support to underserved girls pursuing study in STEM
Eureka! at UMass Amherst;
Eureka moment: Girls Inc. participants complete summer STEM program at UMass

Hope College, Holland, MI
Contact: Susan Ipri Brown, 616-395-7924, explore@hope.edu
Partnership with student organizations for leadership development of undergraduate women through middle school outreach
EXPLOREHOPE: Hands-on learning for local students

Rowan University, Mullica Hill, NJ
Contact: Stephanie Lezotte, 856-256-4124, lezotte@rowan.edu
Analysis of the Engineering Clinic Program, a hands-on project based curriculum, for documenting the experiences and challenges of female undergraduate students and identifying factors influencing their recruitment and retention

Savannah State University, Savannah, GA
Contact: Mir Hayder, 912-358-3282, hayderm@savannahstate.edu
Partnership with the local school district to provide effective outreach, recruitment and training to encourage more young women to pursue engineering careers through summer camps and mentoring
Inspiring Middle School Girls into Engineering and Technology Fields

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Contact: Brad Terry, 520-621-2993, brad.terry@uafoundation.org
Investigation into task assignment bias in the MATE ROV competition, and development of interventions that reduce gender-based disparities in program impact.
MATE Arizona Regional ROV Competition

University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
Contact: Sharareh Kermansachi, 817-272-6704, sharareh.kermanshachi@uta.edu
Series of workshops to attract Hispanic girls to leadership and executive positions in civil engineering
Influential Hispanic leaders on campus

Women's Foundation of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
Contact: Anna Beth Gorman, 501-244-9740, abgorman@womensfoundationarkansas.org
Support for Girls of Promise (GOP) which seeks to encourage interest and improve STEM skills for girls in Arkansas.
See Girls of Promise website


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