Writing More Effective Engineering Education Proposals
Russ Pimmel, University of Alabama
Ibrahim H. Nisanci, National Science Foundation
Many faculty members develop good ideas for engineering education research projects that they convert into National Science Foundation (NSF) proposals. This workshop describes common proposal weaknesses and describes approaches for dealing with them. The workshop leads participants to develop proposals that
- Have a broader impact in both rationale and goals
- Consider and build on others' experiences
- Evaluate learning goals, students' impressions, and outcomes
- Include proactive and aggressive dissemination.
Through a series of team exercises, participants explore these issues, compare their ideas to those of NSF project directors, and gain experiences in improving sample proposal segments.
Participants should be able to do the following:
- List areas where good engineering education proposals can be improved and
- Generate a list of suggestions for each area.