This panel discussion will provide examples of engineering education research, implementation, and dissemination projects that have been successful in building communities of practice around projects in STEM education. Communities of practice facilitate collaboration and sharing of knowledge by involving multiple institutions and campuses.Therefore, projects aiming to improve aspects of STEM education achieve greater impact through communities of practice as compared to individuals working alone.
This panel will explore challenges and opportunities of various pathways to developing and
building communities of practice. Panelists include educators and researchers who have been
successful in fostering communities of practice to advance project goals on a large scale.
DIA2- Identifying Collaborations Through Visualization and Data Mining.
Krishna Madhavan, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering Education, Purdue University.
Virtual Communities of Practice.
Russ Pimmel, Program Director, National Science Foundation (Retired).
Karl Smith, Professor, School of Engineering Education, Purdue University & Morse-Alumni
Distinguished Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota.
Strategies for Promoting Change in STEM Disciplinary Communities.
Jeffery Froyd, Director of Faculty and Organizational Development at Texas A&M University.
Curriculum for Mathematics in Engineering: A Successful TUES Type 3 Activity.
Nathan Klingbeil, Dean and Professor, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Wright
Supporting Communities: The Mechanics of Collaborative Proposals in NSF/DUE.
Susan Finger, Program Director, National Science Foundation, Division of Undergraduate