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Two books and a blog for your future perusal

One of my colleagues Amy Slaton (a historian of engineering and engineering education at Drexel) has started a new blog in conjunction with the completion of her new book, Race, Rigor and Selectivity in U.S. Engineering: The History of an Occupational Color Line. Her work is brilliant — thoughtful, grounded, clear, and with an appalling…

I’m digging out of a mound of to-dos, but wanted to make you aware of two opportunities to explore feminist pedagogies and research methods in engineering education at the 2009 FIE later this month. Note participation in the workshop requires advance registration. Please share this notice with other colleagues who might be interested, and feel…

A couple of weeks ago, I “attended” a webinar hosted by WEPAN (Women in Engineering ProActive Network) on their recently unveiled Knowledge Center. I had never participated in a webinar — I called up a conference call phone number, and logged into a website, and saw what the presenters had on their computers. Different presenters…

I’m off visiting a set of archives for the rest of this week – Karen Tonso and I are trying to cook up a cool research idea (to expand into a manuscript) about engineering and identity in relation to this project. However, my attention was recently drawn to an article by Peg Boyle Single in…

I want to be this kind of engineer

I feel hung down, brung down, hung up, and all kinds o’ mean nasty ugly things, and the last thing I’ve been feeling like doing is spending more time on my computer, let alone blogging. But this video, produced for SMU’s engineering program tweeted by the NAE and listed on the iFoundry blog is way…

Do you do research on gender and engineering or engineering education? Do you want to talk with cool European researchers about your and their research? Want to fly to Europe for free? Consider applying for the opportunity below the fold — there are only a couple days left to apply (April 13 is the deadline)…

So the readers have spoken: one more vote for hearing about my PI experience than the weird convo with the deans. However, I was working on the draft, and then some more work stuff got dumped on me, then SW had her popular deconstruction of one of Greg Laden’s posts and I didn’t want to…

I aent’ dead

Just super busy in the 3D world, as Janet calls it. Burning the candle at both ends. But I have a little time carved out tomorrow morning and I hope to get a blog post written then. And next week is spring break for us, so I hope to have more time then. In the…

Coming home and leaving again

So I got back Sunday night from a workshop at Arizona State University on Engineering and Science Ethics Education. The goal of the workshop was to explore the possibilities for blending microethics and macroethics in graduate engineering and science education; we spent 2 days talking about the history of such efforts, what micro and macro…

It’s that time of the year again when folks may be thinking about graduate school opportunities, and what with the current economic climate, maybe more than possible. If you’d be interested in finding more out about what a PhD in engineering education might entail, my school is having an open house at the end of…