CASCE Update

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016
by elaffey

Disseminating the Creative Art of Structural and Civil Engineering (CASCE)

The National Science Foundation recently awarded an Improving Undergraduate STEM Education grant (DUE 14-32426) to Prof. Maria Garlock (Principal Investigator), Dr. Evelyn Laffey (Co-Principal Investigator), and Dr. Aatish Bhatia (Senior Personnel). The multi-institutional award involves Princeton University, Virginia Polytechnic and State University (Prof. Cris Moen) and the University of Massachusetts - Amherst (Prof. Sanjay Arwade) in collaborative research and programming that aims to advance the dissemination of the creative art of civil/structural engineering.


Two recent updates on the grant: 

(1) The second annual summer workshop for faculty from diverse colleges and universities was held at University of Massachusetts - Amherst. The purpose of the workshop was to understand the culture of various institutions, introduce courses that engaged students in learning about the creative art of structural engineering, and build a community of educators dedicated to CASCE. 
(2) Members of the Princeton University project team presented two papers on CASCE at the American Society for Engineering Educators Annual Conference: