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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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The missing study groups: Liminality and communitas in the time of COVID-19
April 2, 2024
Fredy Rodríguez-Mejia, Elizabeth Briody, Ethan Couple, Edward Berger. 2024. The missing study groups: Liminanlity and communitas in the time of COVID-19. Annals
Do students’ resource-usage patterns vary across institutions? Implementing a pedagogical innovation in an undergraduate engineering course
February 16, 2024
Mohamed Aziz Dridi, Edward Berger, & Jeffrey Rhoads. Research in Engineering Education Symposium (2024). Do students’ resource-usage patterns vary across in
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

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