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Rose-Hulman to lead NSF initiative on engineering education

(photo courtesy of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and the University of Washington are sharing a more than $600,000 grant as part of the National Science Foundation’s Research in the Formation of Engineers Design and Development program. The institutions will collaborate to develop and encourage new approaches to engineering and computer engineering education.

Rose-Hulman says the Revolutionizing Engineering Departments Participatory Action Research partnership connects “faculty academic change agents with research on the impact of contextual factors impacting academic change projects and the diffusion of change tactics.”

The institute says changes to engineering education are needed in order to respond to 21st Century technical and social challenges.

“While the need for systemic change in STEM higher education is clear, it has also proven difficult to achieve in a sustainable manner,” says Julia Williams, Rose-Hulman REDPAR project coordinator. “Even when one department or institution has success with a change project, these changes might not be adopted by other institutions, resulting in small-scale rather than systemic changes.”

Rose-Hulman says Eva Andrijcic, associate professor of engineering management, and Sriram Mohan, associate professor of computer science and software engineering, are assisting in leading the project.

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