National Science Foundation Awards Grant to the Department of Mechanical Engineering

The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $1,861,527 to Seattle University to support a project in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

The title of the project is “Revolutionizing Engineering Education through Industry Immersion and a Focus on Identity,” and it will be directed by Teodora Shuman, Yen-Lin Han, Greg Mason, Kathleen Cook, and Jennifer Turns. In the words of Teodora Shuman, the grant “will allow us to implement a new approach to teaching mechanical engineering: we will bring engineering practice to students and students to engineering practice. We will study how students’ identities change along the way. We hope that it will have a positive impact on all students, including women and underrepresented minorities.”