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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

Orchestrating a culture-aligned adoption and adaptation of an instructional innovation: An engineering instructor’s pedagogical decisions between innovation and institutional culture
August 15, 2022
Lee, Y.,  Evenhouse, D., DeBoer,  J.,  Rhoads,  J.  F.,  and  Berger,  E.  J.,  “Orchestrating a culture-aligned adoption and adaptation of an instructional inn
Characterizing students’ subcultures in engineering and their alignment with the adoption of the Freeform pedagogical system
August 15, 2022
Mohamed Aziz Dridi, Ed Berger, Jeffrey Rhoads, Jennifer DeBoer. Frontiers in Education. (Accepted.) 2022145330 (2)
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

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