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NSF CCLI entitled: COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Expanding and sustaining research capacity in engineering and technology education: Building on successful programs for faculty and graduate students

This proposal addresses the continued need for developing engineering education researchers by leveraging the success of past programs and the expertise gained by various project team members, many of whom are participating in the proposed work.

The proposed work has three goals:

  1. Design and deliver a new generation of programs to educate engineering and engineering technology faculty and graduate students to conduct and use educational research which are effective, flexible, inclusive, and sustainable after funding ends.
  2. Foster a virtual community of engineering and engineering technology education researchers through the use of Purdue nanoHUB-based technology.
  3. Conduct research on impact of these programs on individuals who participate and on the participants' students and institutions.
For more information contact Dr. Ruth Streveler

NSF entitled: CPATH EAE: Extending a Bottom-Up Education Model to Support Concurrency from the First Year

CPATH Advances in the processing industry have caused fundamental changes in the future of hardware design and will have a dramatic impact in software development and algorithms, pushing towards the pervasive use of parallelism and necessitating changes in strategies for undergraduate education in computer science and computer engineering. The CPATH project will redesign the ECE undergraduate curriculum to create an articulated curriculum that supports student acquisition of knowledge, understanding, and effective use of concurrency, as utilized in today's industry. For more information contact Dr. Vijay Pai (

NSF CCLI entitled: Collaborative Research: Institutionalizing a Reform Curriculum in Large Universities

CCLI In collaboration with North Carolina State and Georgia Technical Institute, Purdue University will facilitate the implementation of the Matter & Interactions curriculum and will widen the base of dissemination by the following: creating supporting infrastructure and activities, studying and documenting the changes and adaptations necessary to make the curriculum work well at different institutions, assessing the impact of this curriculum on both students and faculty, and working on further improvements to the instructional materials used by students. For more information contact Dr. Mark Haugan (

NSF ESI entitled: NCLT: Center for Learning & Teaching in Nanoscale Science and Engineering

nclt The mission of NCLT is to develop the next generation of leaders in NSEE teaching and learning, with an emphasis on NSEE capacity building, providing a strong impact on national STEM education. The Center's core operational strategy is an Integrated Program comprised of five component areas: learning research; nano concept, course, and learning technology development; professional development; resource dissemination, networking and community building; and Evaluation and Assessment. For more information contact Dr. Nicholas Giordano (


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