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.


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Latest blogs

Collaborative Engagement and Help-Seeking Behaviors in Engineering Asynchronous Online Discussions
May 16, 2023
IJEE_Rothstein_CollaborativeEngagement Ruth Rothstein, Yonghee Lee, Edward Berger, Jeffrey Rhoads, Jennifer DeBoer. The International Journal of Engi...
Engineering student experience and self‑direction in implementations of blended learning: a cross‑institutional analysis
March 27, 2023
David Evenhouse, Yonghee Lee, Edward Berger, Jeffrey F. Rhoads, and Jennifer DeBoer. International Journal of STEM Education (2023). Engineering student experi
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)

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