Joyce B. Main is Associate Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue University. She received an Ed.M. in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Ph.D. degree in Learning, Teaching, and Social Policy from Cornell University. Dr. Main examines student academic pathways and transitions to the workforce in science and engineering. She was a recipient of the 2014 American Society for Engineering Education Educational Research and Methods Division Apprentice Faculty Award, the 2015 Frontiers in Education Faculty Fellow Award, and the 2019 Betty Vetter Award for Research from WEPAN. In 2017, Dr. Main received a National Science Foundation CAREER award to examine the longitudinal career pathways of engineering PhDs.
Nichole Ramirez is a Research Data Analyst in the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Effectiveness Purdue University. She received her Ph.D. in Engineering Education and M.S. in Aviation and Aerospace Management from Purdue University, and her B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Alabama. As a postdoctoral researcher, she was the Associate Director of Policy Analysis for the Multiple Institution Database for Investigating Engineering Longitudinal Development (MIDFIELD). She is also President of the Board of Directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - West Central Indiana.
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