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2015

Engineers Without Borders - UCLA, Los Angeles
Contact: Kyla Wilson, 760-855-2552, kmwilson@ucla.edu
Education program to train the community in sustainability efforts in the design of schoolhouse project in Nicaragua


$5,000
WAAW Foundation (Working to Advance African Women), Wylie TX
Contact: Unoma Okorafor, 979-574-3453, unoma@waawfoundation.org
Support for residential camps in Nigeria & Kenya for 50 senior secondary school girls to promote hands-on STEM learning


$24,480
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
Contact: Karen Kashmanian Oates, 508-831-4677, koates@wpi.edu
Development of a role-playing classroom simulation that introduces students to an engineering problem based in Morocco that requires high levels of interpersonal and communications skills


$24,544
2014

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
2013

LASPAU: Academic and Professional Programs for the Americas, Cambridge, MA
Contact: Anjelica Natera, 617-495-5255, angelica_natera@harvard.edu
Design and launch an online professional development platform focused on effective teaching and learning in the STEM fields in Central America


$24,670
Millenium Youth Initiatives, Centre Univ de Kananga, RDC Congo
Contact: Mwamba Boniface, safarimwamini@hotmail.com
Enrichment program for women in science, engineering technology and mathematics in Congolese universities


$15,000
Woord en Daad, The Netherlands
Contact: Wim Hasselman, w.hasselman@woordendaad.nl
Material support (books, hardware and software) for the engineering library at Hope University College in Ethiopia


$25,000
2012

RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Contact: Margaret Jollands, Margaret.jollands@rmit.edu.au
A study of gender-based discipline choices in science and engineering
MORE:
see page 88 of AAEE2013 Abstract Handbook: Girls in STEM: why do they choose their discipline?


$20,000
Universidad Don Bosco, San Salvador, El Salvador
Contact: Elizabeth Lunik, 503-2251-8238, elizabeth.lunik@udb.edu.sv
Program to support current female students with professional development opportunities, and to recruit female students from low-income high schools in El Salvador
MORE:
Programa de Mujeres en Ciencia e Ingeniería


$5,663
2011

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Contact: Marianne Gaunt, 732-932-7505,
gaunt@rci.rutgers.edu
Collaboration with the University of Liberia to implement the EAKO (Engineering Access to Knowledge Offline) system for access and use of important published engineering research


$24,600
2009

Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon
Contact: Susan Cergol, 212-870-2581,
susan.cergol@lau.edu
Survey of high school girls to determine attitudes about engineering and create outreach programs in civil engineering
MORE:
Perception of Lebanese middle school students about engineering


$15,000
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga,
Chattanooga, TN
Contact: Jim Henry, 423-425-4398,
jim-henry@utc.edu
Partnership with the State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA) to create a remote control lab and courses on information development


$19,820
2008

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


$15,884
NGO Provincial Women, Bryansk, Russia
Contact: Dr. Ludmila Zhirina, +7-9050549533,
provincialwomen@gmail.com
Expand efforts to recruit girls into engineering in radioactive polluted regions of Russia


$12,594
2007

Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Contact: Dr. Steven Mickelson,
estaben@iastate.edu
Improves access to information in engineering and technical subjects for Republic of Georgia community college students


$20,600
Jomo Kenyatta Univ. of Agric. & Technology,
Nairobi, Kenya
Contact: Dr. Wameru Mwangi, 254-67-52711,
wameru_mwangi@icist.jkuat.ac.ke
Online portal to provide access to computer science resources and opportunities for Kenyan university students


$5,500
Kyrgyz State University of Construction, Transport and Architecture,
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Contact: Arabidin Kalandarov, +996 (312)56-31-56,
arabidin@mail.ru
Establishment of a Regional Educational Training Center for Engineers (RETCE)


$25,000
2006

National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Contact: Volodymyr Shatokha, +38 0562 47 44 33,
shatokha@metal.dmeti.dp.ua
www.infomet.com.ua
Training for women in library and language skills for more effective engineering information processing


$9,500
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Contact: Richard Sapon-White, 541-737-3411,
Richard.Sapon-White@oregonstate.edu
www.ikaros.cz
Training in Library of Congress Classification for three technical libraries in the Czech Republic


$1,540
Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia
Contact: Evgeniya Suntsova, 3822-563551,
suntsova@lci.tpu.edu.ru
Design a pilot course in technical and professional communication, the first attempt to integrate linguistic and engineering departments at a Russian engineering school
MORE:
CPTSC 2006 Conference Presentation Abstracts
Academic literacies in three countries: Argentina, Russia, and Australia (in Session I11);
http://www.lib.tsu.ru/mminfo/000349304/01/image/86-95.pdf (Russian)


$15,945
University of Botswana, Gabarone, Botswana
Contact: Boipuso Nkwae, Ph.D.,
nkwaeb@mopipi.ub.bw
Develop a digital resource library for geomatics engineering education in Botswana that would disseminate academic material and provide continuing professional development in land studies


$16,400
2005

Association AZUR Developpement, Brazzaville, Congo
Contact: Sylvie Niombo, azurdev@yahoo.fr
Creation of a documentation and information center on engineering, including a library and internet resources


$18,545
Educate the Children, Ithaca, NY
Contact: Adam Swart, 607-272-1176,
info@etc-nepal.org
School to school program between US and Nepal that promotes technology


$1,600
Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Contact: Mary Ann Evans, 515-232-5950,
maevans@iastate.edu
Partnership program to create an engineering education network in Ukraine and distance education courses for undergraduates


$30,000
NGO VIOLA, Bryansk, Russia
Contact: Dr. Ludmila Zhirina,
viola@bk.ru
Attracting girls into engineering through a series of hands-on activities in partnership with 55 schools in rural Russia


$14,840
Penn State University, Lehman, PA
Contact: Willie Ofosu, 570-675-9137,
wko1@psu.edu
Design and implement a degree in telecommunications engineering at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Tech (KNUST), Ghana
MORE:
Using Service Learning in an Engineering Program in Ghana;
Incorporating Equatorial Environmental Conditions in an Appropriate Technology


$23,475
2004

Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Republic of Mozambique
Contact: Boaventura Chongo Cuamba, +258-1-493377,
boaventura.cuamba@uem.mz
Encourage science and engineering education for rural girls by exposing them to training in renewable energy technology


$45,000
Multinational Fund for Development Aid (MUDA),
Nairobi, Kenya
Contact: Albert Kenyani Inima,
mnfund@wananchi.com
Improve computer capacity, internet connectivity and engineering library content at the University of Nairobi


$18,728
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Contact: Prof. Madara Ogot, 814-863-1550,
mmo100@psu.edu
Linking of the University of Nairobi to a consortium of remote-operated mechanical engineering laboratories via the internet


$43,000
Universal Library of Sverdlovsk, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Contact: Nadezda Tscypina, +7-343-3715352,
bibl@library.uraic.ru
http://book.uraic.ru/belinka_online/engineering/
Provide training and support for searching and usage of different information technologies


$17,702
2002

University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Contact: William S. Kisaalita, 706-542-0835, williamk@engr.uga.edu
Partnership with Makerere University (Uganda) to integrate information and communication technology in engineering education across cultural borders


$76,225*
2001

American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC
Contact: Elizabeth J. Kirk, 202-326-6493, ekirk@aaas.org
Establishment of an Engineering Information Center (EIC) for Moldova, and training program for accessing information resources


$50,000
Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow, Russia
Contact: Alexei Prazdnitchnykh, prazdn@mx.bmstu.ru
Management of Technology Distance Education (MoTDE) project to benefit 5 partnering universities


$65,000*
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Oakland, CA
Contact: Marjorie Greene, 510-451-0905, eeri@eeri.org
Creation and dissemination of a web-based encyclopedia of housing construction types in seismically prone areas of the world, linking engineers and architects in over 45 countries


$100,000*
Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Contact: Dr. Mary Ann Evans, 515-294-0966, maevans@iastate.edu
Partnership with National Technical University-Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute to introduce distance education to Ukrainian women engineers


$50,000
Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia
Contact: Abdelkader Kedir, abdelkader51@yahoo.com
Upgraded engineering resource materials and internet access in rural Ethiopia


$61,000
MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA
Contact: Michael L. Best, 617-253-4662, mikeb@media.mit.edu
MIT summer interns in Kenya and Ghana instruct teachers and students in web-related technologies and programming languages



$50,000
2000

Bridge to Asia, San Francisco, CA
Contact: Jeffrey Smith, 415-356-9040,
jasmith@bridge.org, URL: www.bridge.org
Outreach to US organizations to obtain used printed material; research into what materials are needed overseas in engineering; development of an online donation site for libraries in China and other developing countries


$50,000
Technical University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland
Contact: Miroslaw Swiercz, (085) 744-30-73,
mswiercz@cksr.ac.bialystok.pl
Remote Control Laboratory project to network laboratory facilities and provide access to control engineering students which will then be incorporated and replicated at other technical universities in Poland


$74,640

1999

Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, P.R. China
Contact: Dr. SU Zhixun, 86-411-4708455,
zxsu@comgi.com
Improves the sharing of engineering graphics data in China


$75,000*
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Contact: David A. Fuller, Ph.D.,
dfuller@ing.puc.cl
Distance Education Project


$110,050

1998

University of Cape Town Fund, New York, NY
Contact: Margaret Touborg, 212-856-0130,
uctfund@aol.com
Resources for multimedia studio focused on mechanical engineering


$22,626
University of Cape Town Fund, New York, NY
Contact: Margaret Touborg, 212-856-0130,
uctfund@aol.com
Chemical engineering exchange program between the Universities of Cape Town and Zambia

$61,677

1997

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
Contact: Edward Pines, 505-646-2730, epines@nmsu.edu
URL: http://www.nmsu.edu/~ie/ethics/ethics.htm
Development of industrial engineering ethics cases for dissemination in English and Spanish to international partners


$18,600
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Contact: Dr. Christine S. Grant, 919-515-2317,
grant@eos.ncsu.edu
Development of international environmental/ chemical engineering computer educational aids, a partnership with the University of Science and Technology in Ghana



*Represents a multi-year grant
$75,000*

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