Grant: $50,000 - National Science Foundation - Jul. 6, 2009
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Award Description: This engineering education research award to Tufts University and Northwestern University will study the development of professional engineering skills in undergraduate engineering students. The goals is to create a rich educational environment that fosters the development of engineering knowledge, skills and achievement both within college and in launching a successful career as an engineer. The techniques to be used will be drawn from design theory, cognitive science, developmental psychology, and engineering education research. This is a one year pilot study and the results will be presented at technical conferences and published in professional journals. The goal is to better prepare students for the practice of engineering through more effective development of their professional skills. The results will increase student's interest in engineering and will enhance the number of students who complete engineering degrees and are ready to fill engineering jobs.
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Jobs Summary: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds have significantly aided the research mission of Northwestern University by providing salary compensation for individuals directly involved in research, both at Northwestern and at consortium institutions, as well as at the vendor organizations who provide goods and services in support of that mission. Northwestern has employed a standard methodology for determining jobs created or retained, based on guidance presented by OMB. Jobs are reported in aggregate for the grant, comprised of calculated figures for hourly and salaried employees at Northwestern plus the reported jobs created or retained by subrecipients. The number of Northwestern hourly employees will be calculated as the number of hours charged to the grant divided by the standard hours in a full-time schedule for the period. The number of Northwestern salaried employees will be calculated based on the paid effort charged to the ARRA grant divided by the total salary. There are currently no jobs created or retained by this ARRA funded project. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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