It’s been a week of new adventures. Last Monday my plane landed in Dublin and I began a new job at the Dublin Institute of Technology as a Marie Curie Research Fellow. This is a two-year post funded by a generous grant from the European Union that will allow me to extend the research I began as a Fulbright scholar. I spent several months last summer going the proposal, and met with success.
Many people helped with the proposal, including my mentor Dr. Nancy Stenson. She has been a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow (IIF) for the past two years… she told me of the IIF program, encouraged me to apply, and helped edit and refine my proposal. Without her, I’d never have succeeded. Jean Cahil, Jennifer Brennan, and Marek Rebow were also instrumental in the effort. Colleen Dube, Pamela Eddy, Mike Murphy, John Donovan, and Brian Bowe provided valubale assistance as well.
Brian will be serving as my research supervisor for the next two years. Receiving this grant helped focus efforts in the college on the topic of research in engineering education. It lead to the formal establishment of CREATE (Centre for Research on Engineering, Architecture, and Technology Education, or something similar).
I’ll tell you about my recent adventures in an upcoming post….