Purdue Projects Land $10M in Funding

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Two projects, totaling more than $5 million, were announced earlier this academic year. Two projects, totaling more than $5 million, were announced earlier this academic year.

Purdue University's College of Engineering says 11 faculty projects have landed more than $10 million in funding from the National Science Foundation. One of the largest grants will fund a project examining STEM and computing learning in early childhood education.

The project received more than $2 million in NSF funding. INSPIRE Director and Associate Professor Monica Cardella is principal investigator, and says the study will focus on an integrated educational approach linking subjects including math, science, history and literacy.

Other funded projects include:

"Understanding and Supporting Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Student and Faculty Engagement With an Active, Blended and Collaborative Learning Environment," by Jennifer DeBoer, Ed Berger and Jeff Rhoads

"Contextualized Evaluation Framework for Advanced STEM MOOCS," by Kerrie Douglas, Heidi Diefes-Duz, Krishna Madhaven and electrical Peter Bermel

"BIGDATA: Smart Data – Academic Success made Affordable, Rapid and Timely through Integrated Data Analytics," by Madhaven, Matthew Ohland, Diefes-Dux, Michael Loui, Michael Zentner and Mihaela Vorvoreanu

"Collaborative Research: Building Supports for Diversity through Engineering Teams," by Allison Godwin

"An Engineer Like Me: Perceived Similarity and Peer Effects Influence Student Major Choice" and "Collaborative  Research: Understanding the Role of High Schools in Diversifying and Promoting Undergraduate Engineering Degree Attainment," both by assistant professor Joyce Main

"Transformative Approaches to Teaching User-Centered Design," by Hynes and Taira Reid

"Intellectual Diversity and Critical Thinking Skills in Service Learning Award," by Bill Oakes

Two other projects, totaling more than $5 million, were announced earlier this academic year.

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