Colloquium to explore engineering education at Purdue

November 4, 2013  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. —The annual Interdisciplinary Engineering Colloquium at Purdue University on Nov. 14 will focus on the teachers and researchers who were trailblazers in engineering education.

The School of Engineering Education, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, will present "Indomitable Innovators: Pioneers in Engineering Education Research at Purdue" at 3:30 p.m. in Armstrong Hall's Kurz Atrium. The event is free and open to the public.

The program will look back at scholars and researchers from the 1950s on who helped lay the foundation for engineering education and the school.

Panelists will be John Lindenlaub, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering; Phillip Wankat, Clifton L. Lovell Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Engineering Education; and Frank Oreovicz, retired education specialist in communication in chemical engineering. David Radcliffe, the Kamyar Haghighi Head of the School of Engineering Education, will be moderator. William LeBold, professor emeritus of engineering and director of educational research and information systems, will be featured in pre-recorded video segments.

Before and after the colloquium, those attending will be able to view the first public showing of "Transforming Engineering Education Through Scholarship and Research," a video celebrating the school's anniversary.

The colloquium series brings together speakers from engineering, the humanities and social sciences, and education to discuss a topical issue. It is sponsored by the Professor Bruce Johnson Education Fund in the School of Engineering Education. 

Writer: Judith Barra Austin, 765-494-2432,  

Source: Lisa Tally, School of Engineering Education director of communications, 765-494-9391,

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