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Grants: 2019

Enhancing Communication and Use of Information in Engineering

Florida International University, Miami, FL
Contact: Lu Zhang, 305-348-7227, luzhang@fiu.edu
Advancing engineering undergraduates' professional presentation skills by integrating multi-context communication training activities into lower division engineering courses

Islamic University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
Contact: Safianu Omar, +233 268 138326, library@iug.edu.gh; www.iug.edu.gh
Expansion of previous project to provide logistical support, additional computer resources, acquisition of e-books and online academic databases for the engineering library

University of New Haven, West Haven, CT
Contact: Carol Withers, 203-932-7454, cwithers@newhaven.edu
Increase participation in the PITCH (Project to Integrate Technical Communication Habits) program and improve technology-enhanced learning opportunities

University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Contact: D'Arcy Randall, 512-471-5238, darcyr@austin.utexas.edu
Develop and implement a pilot cross-disciplinary training program for University Writing Center consultants to work with engineering laboratory classes

Women in Engineering

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
Contact: Benjamin Lutz, 805-756-1285, blutz@calpoly.edu
Research study to explore the role of gender composition on engineering teams, ideation and creative capacity order to promote engagement and retention of female engineering students

Citrus College, Glendora, CA
Contact: Lucia Riderer, 626-963-0323, lriderer@citruscollege.edu
Partnership with local school district to introduce young girls to a variety of engineering topics via hands-on activities, all facilitated by the college's female engineering students

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ
Contact: Marzi Azar, mazar@fdu.edu, Zhiwei Mao, zmao@fdu.edu
Expansion of the Girls Exploring Engineering program, targeting low-income middle school girls and providing engineering lessons and experiments

Girls Inc. of the Valley, Holyoke, MA
Contact: Suzanne Parker, 413-532-6247, sparker@girlsincholyoke.org
Strengthening of the Eureka!: Strong, Smart and Bold Science for Girls program with more engineering-specific activities and expanding college readiness focus

Hope College, Holland, MI
Contact: Susan Ipri Brown, 616-395-7924, explore@hope.edu
Expansion of the ExploreHope program to add middle school mentoring, leadership development of undergraduate coordinators and outreach events
EXPLOREHOPE: Hands-on learning for local students

Sultan Idris Education University, Perak, Malaysia
Contact: Balamuralithara Balakrishnan, +605-4505947, balab@fskik.upsi.edu.my
Inspire and empower impoverished urban girls to be future engineers by using female engineers as mentors and providing activities that relate to engineering problem solving

Universitat International de Catalunya, Barcelona Spain
Contact: Mireia Hoyos, +34 93 504 2000 ext. 5826, mhoyos@uic.es
Program to increase retention of women in the bio-engineering program by providing a mentor for every student and other community activities relating to women and science

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


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