Professors Susan Lord and Michelle Camacho Receive National Science Foundation Grant

Susan M. Lord, PhD, Engineering, and Michelle Camacho, PhD, Sociology, along with Catherine Mobley, PhD, Clemson University and Joyce Main, Purdue University, have received a grant from the National Science Foundation of $472,627 for support of the project “Collaborative Research: Military Veteran Students' Pathways in Engineering Education.” Student veterans bring valuable assets to their engineering education, but more research is needed to understand their academic and social acculturation into campus life. This comparative case study of student veterans in engineering across four academic institutions will include interviews of student veterans and key stakeholders, as well as a content analysis of materials and websites related to student veteran issues and concerns.