Michele presents at ANSEP 2015 Celebration

DSC_0021I 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!

Corey publishes ADVANCE work in IJGST

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

Welcome visitors!

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New group members Corey Schimpf and Canek Phillips

We are so pleased to welcome two new researchers to RIFE. Corey Schimpf is a second-year engineering education graduate student with a background in sociology who joined the group in May. Corey has been working on the Gender and JEE project and will be shifting to ADVANCE this fall; you can read more about Corey here. Canek Phillips is a new engineering education graduate student with a background in mechanical engineering; you can read more about Canek here.

Welcome, both!

A great 2010 ASEE

We have returned to Purdue from a great and productive ASEE conference, where we got good feedback and met lots of folks interested in our research and with their own interesting work. We’ll be posting our slides from our 4 presentations here in the next few days, so be sure to check back soon!

Image of RIFE group members Banerjee, Pawley, Nelson, and Hoegh
RIFE group members Banerjee, Pawley, Nelson, and Hoegh

RIFE at ASEE

We’re heading to ASEE on Sunday, and are going to be giving a bunch of presentations. You should check them out!


Monday June 21
4:30-6:00 p.m. Kentucky International Convention Center, 213
1630: Modeling Student Data
Modeling of data related to student outcomes in engineering education gives promise of predicting the results of various interventions. Papers in this session will present attempts to both model student data and utilize models for developing future interventions.

AC 2010-1754: MODELING THE CAREER PATHWAYS OF WOMEN ENGINEERING FACULTY THROUGH ORAL HISTORIES AND PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH METHODS
Jordana Hoegh, Purdue University jhoegh@purdue.edu
Alice Pawley, Purdue University apawley@purdue.edu


Wednesday June 23
8:30-10:15 a.m. Kentucky International Convention Center, 106
3261: Historical Perspectives for Engineering Education
History can provide a valuable window into engineering education and the development of engineering professional identities. The Society for the History of Technology’s Engineering Special Interest Group, the Prometheans, has organized this historical session to demonstrate the different ways in which significant, contemporary lessons can be derived from a study of the past.

AC 2010-846: “THE IMAGE OF A WOMAN ENGINEER:” WOMEN’S IDENTITIES AS ENGINEERS AS PORTRAYED BY HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES, 1930-1970
Alice Pawley, Purdue University
Karen Tonso, Wayne State University

12:30-2:00 p.m. Kentucky International Convention Center, 212
3430: Measurement Tools
Papers in this session will present recent attempts to develop new assessment and evaluation tools for teaching and research in engineering education.

AC 2010-823: USING THE EMERGENT METHODOLOGY OF DOMAIN ANALYSIS TO ANSWER COMPLEX RESEARCH QUESTIONS
Lindsey Nelson, Purdue University
Alice Pawley, Purdue University

AC 2010-839: INSTITUTIONAL ETHNOGRAPHY: A RESEARCH METHOD TO INVESTIGATE THE WORK-LIFE EXPERIENCES OF WOMEN FACULTY MEMBERS IN STEM DISCIPLINES
Dina Banerjee, Purdue University
Alice Pawley, Purdue University


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A fun romp at UW-Madison

I had a great time talking with folks at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Friday, May 7. I was invited there by the Society of Women Engineers, via a program called the Celebrating Women in Science and Engineering mini-grant program funded by the Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI). Thanks again for the opportunity to visit.

My slides are below, and you can watch the video of the presentation here.

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