Purdue School of Engineering Education

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A dozen professors from a technical university in Saudi Arabia are visiting Purdue to learn how better to engage their students back home.

The researchers and lecturers from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals want to know how to get away from just lecturing students and move toward encouraging more hands-on learning, both in- and out-of-class.

Syed Said is leading the group.

The School of Engineering Education at Purdue is beginning to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

It was the first such academic unit in the country, and a decade later; it claims more Ph.D. graduates than similar programs at other universities.

David Radcliffe, the Kamyar Haghighi Head of Engineering Education, says the annual Engineering Colloquium will pay tribute to the scholars who first studied how to educate future engineers.

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Purdue's 2012 Interdisciplinary Engineering Colloquium will consider the issue of parking. A panel will discuss both technological and cultural perspectives - everything from safety to efficiency to cultural impact.

Two Purdue professors will be at the White House next week to receive recognition for their work. They are recipients of the Presidential Early Career awards for Scientists and Engineers.

Entomology Assistant Professor Ian Kaplan says he was surprised to learn about the nomination and is honored to be recognized for his work on ecological pest management.

"People are familiar with insects that are pests, but a lot of species are beneficial. Whether they're native bees that pollinate crops or insects that eat other insects that are pests."