Momentum Makers: Willie Burgess
May 30, 2013
Willie Burgess loves nothing more than helping Purdue's researchers embed world-class learning opportunities into their cutting-edge work. As the managing director of Purdue's Discovery Learning Research Center (DLRC), Burgess and her colleagues work with dozens of researchers each year to do just that -- and those educational components can often help projects receive federal funding. Find out more at www.purdue.edu/momentummakers.
- Willie Burgess
November 24, 2015
Higher education's ability to prepare students to compete in the 21st century workplace faces increasing scrutiny. Existing and ingrained structures of higher education, particularly in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, are not set up to provide the skill development in three key areas necessary for student success in the knowledge economy: communication, teamwork and divergent thinking, a new book published by Purdue University Press suggests. Addressing this issue by formulating solutions within diverse academic settings is the focus of "Transforming Institutions: Undergraduate STEM Education for the 21st Century." Edited by Gabriela C. Weaver, Wilella D. Burgess, Amy L. Childress and Linda Slakey, the book brings together chapters from the scholars and leaders who were part of the 2011 and 2014 conferences led by the Discovery Learning Research Center in Purdue's Discovery Park.Read Full Story