Javernick-Will, Amadei (CU Boulder), Tierney (CU Boulder), and Ragin (UC Irvine) awarded National Science Foundation IMEE grant "A Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Community Recovery"

March 29, 2012

This research aims to build a comprehensive theory of pathways to recovery following a disaster by linking pre-disaster measures of causal conditions to recovery outcomes. Despite efforts to improve community resilience to disasters, the number and economic impact of disasters has increased each year over the past 25 years. At...

Javernick-Will and Leslie (EWB-USA) awarded National Science Foundation REE grant "Collaborative Research: Gender Diversity, Identity and EWB-USA"

Sept. 20, 2011

This engineering education research project seeks to learn why the engineering service organization Engineers Without Borders is successful at attracting a large number of women volunteers and thus better understand the factors that can help recruit women into engineering degree programs. The project uses the constructs of self-efficacy and outcome...

Javernick-Will, Chinowsky (CU Boulder), Riddle, and Taylor (Virgina Tech) awarded National Science Foundation VOSS grant "Creating Global, Multi-lateral, Knowledge-Sharing Communities of Practice"

Aug. 15, 2011

Social knowledge sharing networks are central to organizational success, but with the growth in distributed global organizations, many firms are struggling with the challenge of creating and maintaining relationships that cross geographic, disciplinary, national, and cultural boundaries. This study investigates communities of practice within multinational engineering and construction organizations to...