I got to take a quick trip to Alaska to see Michele present at the annual celebration and banquet of ANSEP, the Alaska Natives in Science and Engineering Program. This is ANSEP’s 20th anniversary, too! Michele did a fantastic job presenting to all 1200+ folks, and gave me a great tour of her neck of the state. Thanks, Michele!
Marisol has successfully defended her dissertation, titled “Culturally Responsive Engineering Education: A Case Study of a Pre-College Introductory Engineering Course at Tibetan Children’s Village School of Selakui.” Congratulations Dr. Santiago! We are so proud of you!
Our post-doc Kacey had an article accepted by the prestigious Social Studies of Science. The article is titled Methodology Discourses as Boundary Work in the Construction
of Engineering Education and will will be published in SSS in 2014. Congrats Kacey!
Congratulations to Corey for leading our recent publication, “STEM Faculty and Parental Leave: Understanding an Institution’s Policy within a National Policy Context through Structuration Theory” in the International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology. Marisol started this paper back in 2010, and Dina, Jordana and I are coauthors. Congrats Corey, and everyone! You can check it out here
Next week is the American Society for Engineering Education 2013 Conference. RIFE members will have a number of presentations there:
7:00 AM to 8:30 AM Georgia World Congress Center, A304
Beyond SES: Individual Financial Status as a Predictor of Persistence for High-performing Undergraduate Engineering Students
— James J. Pembridge, Kacey Beddoes
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Omni CNN Center Hotel, Omni – Hazelnut
Assessing Student Design Work in Social Entrepreneurship Projects
2:15 PM to 3:45 PM Georgia World Congress Center, A412
The Dynamics of Attracting Switchers: A Cross-Disciplinary Comparison
–Corey Schimpf, George Ricco, Matt Ohland
2:15 PM to 3:45 PM Omni CNN Center Hotel, Omni – Cottonwood A
Engaging Foucault to Better Understand Underrepresentation of Female STEM Faculty
–Kacey Beddoes, Corey Schimpf, Alice Pawley
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Omni CNN Center Hotel, Omni – Dogwood A
“Learning from small numbers” of underrepresented students’ stories: Discussing a method to learn about institutional structure through narrative
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Omni CNN Center Hotel, Omni – Walnut
Really Changing the Conversation: The Deficit Model and Public Understanding of Engineering
–Canek Phillips and Kacey Beddoes
7:00 AM to 8:30 AM Georgia World Congress Center, A309
Learning Strategies and Learning Traits Critical to Practicing Engineers after College
–Daniel Ferguson, James Cawthorne, Corey Schimpf, and Monica Cardella
2:15 PM to 3:45 PM Georgia World Congress Center, A301
Making the Most of Site Visits
Please stop by any you’re interested in! See you there!
Our post-doc Kacey has a new publication in Studies in Higher Education called: ‘Different people have different priorities': work-family balance, gender and the discourse of choice. You can check it out here! Congrats, Kacey!
RIFE member Marisol recently had her book chapter titled What Can Buddhism Offer to a Socially Just Engineering Education? in Engineering Education for Social Justice: Critical Explorations and Opportunities. You can view Marisol’s chapter here: http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-94-007-6350-0/page/1 Awesome, Marisol!
The news about this years round of tenure applications has arrived and Alice Pawley, the founder of Research in Feminist Engineering was promoted to Associate Professor! Additionally, two other Assistant Professors were promoted to Associate Professors in Engineering Education at Purdue University: Monica Cardella and Johannes Strobel! And Heidi Deifes-Dux and Bill Oakes were promoted to Full Professorship! Congratulations to everyone! Click here for more.
RIFE member Marisol Mercado Santiago recently returned from her trip to India where she taught an engineering course to Tibetan children, ranging from 6th to 12th grade. Marisol designed the course based on the children’s culture and circumstances living as exiles in India. For more on this exciting work, click here!