Students Develop Autism Snuggle Chair

An autistic student uses the Sensory Lounger. Photo courtesy of Stuart Jackson.
An autistic student uses the Sensory Lounger. Photo courtesy of Stuart Jackson.

A group of Kansas City high school engineering students are proving what many suspected: Hugs are the best medicine. They have designed a special chair for autistic children who respond best to sensory therapy—a treatment that provides a calming, deep touch squeezing pressure to overwhelmed autistic children. Continue reading

From the Student Division

SD_Logo_BlackMentoring through Proposed Research: Student Division Poster Session

The Student Division is pleased to announce the return of the Mentoring through Proposed Research Poster Session at this year’s annual conference. Co-sponsored by the ERM Division, the purpose of this session is to provide students an opportunity to connect with faculty and gain feedback on developing research projects in engineering education. Continue reading

Million Women Mentors Reaches Out to STEM Girls

MWMFINAL_(3)smThere is a lot written about the disparity of women in the STEM fields. Only 19.1% of engineering graduates are women, but even worse, according to an NSF study only 11% of practicing engineers are women. Enter Million Women Mentors, a new initiative to provide women interested in STEM fields with mentorship throughout middle school, high school, and beyond. Continue reading