Intel President Renée James will oversee the effort of transforming not just the company, but the entire industry into one that is more welcoming of women and minorities. James, one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women, has allocated $300 million for a program that will build pipelines into the industry from underrepresented populations. Continue reading Intel Pledges $300 Million for Diversity
A group of Kansas City high school engineering students are proving what many suspected: Hugs are the best medicine. They have designed a special chair for autistic children who respond best to sensory therapy—a treatment that provides a calming, deep touch squeezing pressure to overwhelmed autistic children. Continue reading Students Develop Autism Snuggle Chair
The Student Division is pleased to announce the return of the Mentoring through Proposed Research Poster Session at this year’s annual conference. Co-sponsored by the ERM Division, the purpose of this session is to provide students an opportunity to connect with faculty and gain feedback on developing research projects in engineering education. Continue reading From the Student Division
Disengagement: You know what it looks like. Texting under the desk, looking out the window, passing notes (not the lecture-related kind). Every science educator has struggled at some point with connecting with students—at every age and level. Continue reading Taking Science Out of the Classroom
The New Year is opening a cornucopia of funding opportunities (not the Hunger Games kind). Act fast—some of these deadlines are coming up! Continue reading Scholarships Galore!