Category Archives: ASEE

DC Student Invents Drug-Testing Napkin

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In a story that is too familiar to too many people,  Danya Sherman’s friend was drugged and assaulted while studying abroad in Spain in 2016. The George Washington University junior decided to do something about it, inventing the KnoNap: a napkin capable of detecting “26 out of the 40 most commonly used ‘date rape’ drugs” as part of a women’s entrepreneurship seminar. It looks like a normal napkin and can be used by both men and women. Read more here.

In His Own Words: Rohit’s Journey to EngEd

Rohit Kandakatla

Engineering Education isn’t the first thing most students think about when applying to engineering school. This major is still somewhat niche, so we thought it would be interesting if students wanted to share how they got interested in engineering education as a discipline. Find Rohit Kandakatla’s story below.

Interested in contributing your own story? We’d love to hear from you! Please email Jenn Pocock at j.pocock@asee.org with your personal essay. Keep it short–around 350 words–and send a photo we can use!

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Faculty-Grad Student Sexual Harassment Study

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The #MeToo movement has brought more light to the pervasive sexual harassment that women experience in everyday life. Months before the Harvey Weinstein tipping point, Inside Higher Education reported on studies that show blatant harassment of graduate students from faculty. “Data ‘confirm that faculty harassment of students is more widespread than many may appreciate’ says the study, forthcoming in Utah Law Review.” Read the story here.