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MEERCat Purdue stands for the Mechanical Engineering Education Research Center at Purdue and launched in June 2017. MEERCat currently houses about $6M of federally-funded research on educating engineers and leverages the strong collaboration among faculty from the Purdue School of Engineering Education (ENE) and the School of Mechanical Engineering (ME).

Our mission is to enable the holistic formation of Mechanical Engineers by bridging research & practice.


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Latest blogs

Online Yet More Personal: Professors Respond to COVID-19 Crisis
February 16, 2022
Fredy R. Rodríguez-Mejía, Elizabeth K. Briody, Daeyeoul Lee, Edward J. Berger, (2021), FIE. FIE 2021 Final Manuscript Submitted
Professional Staff Making a Difference: Cultural Change in Higher Education
February 16, 2022
Elizabeth K. Briody, Fredy R. Rodríguez-Mejía, Edward J. Berger. (2021). Innovative Higher Education https://doi.org/10.1007/s10755-021-09577-3 Briody_et.al
Demographic Mediation of the Relationship Between Engagement and Performance in a Blended Dynamics Engineering Course
February 16, 2022
Casey Lynn Haney, Aziz Dridi, Jeffrey F. Rhoads, Edward Berger, Jennifer DeBoer. Research In Engineering Education Symposium & Australasian Association for
The Affordance of Computer-Supportive Collaborative Learning in a Dynamics Course
February 8, 2022
Lee, Y., & DeBoer, J., & Rhoads, J. F., & Berger, E. J. (2021, July), The Affordance of Computer-Supportive Collaborative Learning in a Dynamics Cou...

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