About Us

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.

OUR AREAS OF FOCUS

Data-Driven Approach

Cultural Change

Implementing at Scale

College-to-Workforce

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Latest blogs

WIP Statics Abroad: Lessons in Pedagogy from a Short-term Study Abroad Mechanics Course
July 14, 2020
Evenhouse, D. A., & Krousgrill, C. M., & Rhoads, J. F., & Berger, E. J., & DeBoer, J. (2020, June), WIP Statics Abroad: Lessons in Pedagogy from...
WIP: Validating a Motivated Strategy for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) in an Active, Blended, and Collaborative (ABC) Dynamics Learning Environment
July 14, 2020
Lee, W., & Rhoads, J. F., & Berger, E. J., & DeBoer, J. (2020, June), WIP: Validating a Motivated Strategy for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) in an A...
A Systematized Literature Review of the Factors that Predict the Retention of Racially Minoritized Students in STEM Graduate Degree Programs
July 14, 2020
Curry, F. N., & DeBoer, J. (2020, June), A Systematized Literature Review of the Factors that Predict the Retention of Racially Minoritized Students in STEM...
The predictive power of engineering undergraduate students’ academic self-efficacy and test anxiety for their academic performance in a dynamics course
July 14, 2020
Lee, D., & Rhoads, J. F., & Berger, E. J., & DeBoer, J. (2020, June), WIP: The Predictive Power of Engineering Undergraduate Students’ Academic Self

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