All Engineering Plus / IDE students, faculty, and staff: Join us for a welcome back picnic on Wed. Sept. 1, 2022, from 4:30 - 6 pm, just outside the ITL. Help us celebrate our new name, welcome new faculty and staff, and thank longtime E-Plus staffers Otha and Christina.
We are looking foward to meeting our incoming IDE students on Friday August 19, ECCR 110, during Engineering Launch: bring your questions and you appetites for lunch.
Aug. 16, 2022: Dr. Angela Bielefeldt has been awarded two new grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a co-PI: "Research Initiation: Enhancing Engineering Students’ Innovation Self-Efficacy through Design of K-12 STEM Projects" (PI Azadeh Bolhari, Teaching Assoc. Professor in Environmental Engineering) and "ADVANCE Partnership: Strategic Partnership for Alignment of Community Engagement in STEM (SPACES)" (PI Dr. Andrea Ferro at Clarkson University, PI Dr. Shakira Hobbs at U California Irvine, PI Dr. Maya Trotz at University of South Florida).
Engineering Plus Alumni in the News: Ben Finan; Aug. 2022, see: link to story
Fall 2022: Integrated Design Engineering welcomes new Program Coordinator, Beverly Grindstaff (starting Aug. 11, 2022), and two new Teaching Assistant Professors, Dr. Melissa Pope and Joan Tisdale
Congratulations to Dr. Mindy Zarske for her promotion to Teaching Professor / Principal Instructor, effective fall 2022!
Congratulations to Dr. Mike Soltys selected to Co-Chair the National Academies EngineerGirl steering committee, as of July 2022
IDE faculty contributed to national efforts to improve engineering education at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) annual conference, June 2022
Dr. Zarske presented 'Female student attitudes towards engineering: Are they influenced by the roles the take on project teams?' and 'WIP: ASEE Year of Impact on Racial Equity: P-12 Parents and Guardians Engagement'
Joan Tisdale presented 'Range of Practices of Sustainability Incorporation into First-Year General Engineering Design Course' (co-authored by Dr. Katherine Ramos and Dr. Bielefeldt) and 'Sustainability Inclusion Efforts in Three Unique First-Year Engineering Courses' (co-authored by Bielefeldt)
Dr. Bielefeldt authored 10 papers presented in the Civil Engineering, Engineering Ethics, Military and Veterans, Technological and Engineering Literacy / Philosophy of Engineering, and the Educational Research and Methods divisions. A paper she co-authored with her former doctoral student Dr. Rebecca Komarek was selected as the Best Paper from the Engineering Leadership Development Division.