ASEE Women in Engineering

In 2010, the Women in Engineering Division (WIED) of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) initiated the Apprentice Educator Grant (AEG) program that provides a $2000 travel grant to the ASEE Annual Conference. The AEG is awarded to a woman planning to pursue a career in engineering education, who has a demonstrated commitment to innovation in teaching and/or potential for substantial contributions to the field. Eligible women were graduate students, post-docs, lecturers, research associates, and other non-tenure track faculty. Tenure-track women faculty who were not more than three years into their first faculty position were also eligible.

The Women in Engineering Division is pleased to announce that Kim Bigelowwas selected as the Apprentice Educator Grant recipient in 2010. Kim received her Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 2008 and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University of Dayton. She is the Director of the Biomechanical Engineering Laboratory and teaches courses in Engineering Experimentation, Freshmen Design, and Biomechanical Engineering. Her engineering education research interests include: Retention of Women and Minorities, Technical Communications, Use of Reflection to Enhance Student Learning, and Undergraduate Research Experiences. Kim has received grants from Motorola and NSF to develop engineering modules for middle school students and to provide instruction for middle school teachers.

WIED plans to offer the Apprentice Educator Grant in future years. Details for applying can be found at

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