At the 2017 ASEE Annual Conference, I was awarded the Apprentice Faculty Grant. The members of the Educational Research and Methods Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) award the Apprentice Faculty Grants for demonstrating outstanding potential for substantial future contributions to engineering education research and scholarship. The other recipients in 2017 were Stephanie Cutler, Brooke Coley, and Cory Hixson.
I am grateful to have been recognized by a group of distinguished engineering education researchers. With this award, I also received a book of my choice and a mentor to help jump start my engineering education research career. I am currently planning my first big research project on engineering instructional laboratories as my contribution to engineering education research and scholarship.