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Call for Manuscripts: Special issue of Engineering Studies: Journal of the International Network for Engineering Studies on “Engineering and Social Justice” Editors, Engineering Studies: Gary Downey (Virginia Tech, USA) and Juan Lucena (Colorado School of Mines, USA) Special Issue Editor: Jen Schneider (Colorado School of Mines, USA) This planned special issue of Engineering Studies invites…

I’ve been spending the past week or two trying to get my groove on with respect to work. I scared myself quite badly with how overwhelmed I got at the end of last semester, and how quickly. I vowed to myself not to let myself get sucked into such unhealthy patterns, and then beat myself…

My colleague Donna Riley just sent me a way-cool call for papers: inclusive science, for a special issue of the National Women’s Studies Association Journal. Get your writing hats on — papers are due January 15! The rest of the call is after the fold.

This is it, folks – we’re coming round into the home stretch of DonorsChoose, with one week left in October. And there is some great news – ScienceBlogs has decided to donate FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS to Donors Choose, distributed among the bloggers who are participating! I’m still checking about whether this is participating *blogs* or…

DonorsChoose 2008: Sad Engineers :(

Our DonorsChoose blogger challenge ends on Friday, and we’ve still got a couple of projects left to fund in our challenge. Yes, we’ve added a few along the way, but there’s still a few of Alice’s original picks that have been sitting there all month just waiting for your $. You’re making Alice a sad…

Looking for an awesome post-doc!

Hear ye, hear ye! I am looking for an awesome up-and-coming scholar to work with on ADVANCE. See the job advertisement below! Email me with questions! Spread the word! Thanks!

We got off to a strong start in the Sciencewomen Reader Challenge 2008. In the first 48 hours, we attracted 9 donors who gave a total of almost $400 to our DonorsChoose projects that fund impoverished public school science classrooms. And then we plateaued and our ticker hasn’t budged a milimeter in the last few…

The PBS News Hour reports out on the Barefoot College in India. The reporter talks with grandmothers learning to make solar lights, and with the founder who believes educating men is a lost cause because they’re lazy. He argues that women use their education to get good jobs, and then use the money they earn…

For the last two Octobers, Janet of Scienceblogs’ Adventures in Ethics and Science has organized Sciencebloggers into participating in the DonorsChoose Blogger Challenge. We’re doing it again this October, yay! DonorsChoose collects requests for materials, supplies, equipment, money for field trips and so on from public school teachers who are trying to do great things…

(Okay, I admit this is a pure plug. You’ve now been warned.) My department is hosting an open house for prospective graduate students September 18-19 here in West Lafayette. If you have been thinking about doing a PhD in engineering education at Purdue, here’s your opportunity to: interact with current engineering education grad students chat…