Though engineering student support centers (ESSCs) have common goals, the methods ESSCs use to reach these goal and the ways they define “success” often varies. This variability has sometimes made it difficult to think about ESSCs collectively and may have hampered the ability to communicate about results or engage in strategic planning. A common language[…]
NAMEPA Hot Topicsby Ruth A. Streveler, Ph.D.
My featured research article for this month is Motivating Factors for Choosing Engineering as Reported by Racial and Ethnic Minorities by Randa Shehab, Susan Walden, and Emily Wellborn from the University of Oklahoma. This paper was presented at the American Society of Engineering Education conference in June 2015. The study uses Social Cognitive Career Theory[…]
For my first article, I have selected a recent neuroscience article that discusses the lasting, negative cumulative impact of discrimination on the body. The researchers describe a concrete, physical mechanism that contributes to the poorer health often seen in communities of color. As the authors state in the article: “There’s a fair amount of research[…]
Ruth A. Streveler is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. Dr. Streveler is working with the NAMEPA leadership to bring research of interest to the NAMEPA community. Her primary research interests have been investigating students’ understanding of difficult concepts in engineering science, and helping engineering faculty conduct rigorous research[…]