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Upcoming Workshops

Mindsets in the Engineering Classroom

When: Tuesday, March 29, 11:00 a.m. – noon

Where: Stavely Conference Room, 202 Hammond Building

Boxed lunches will be provided to participants at the conclusion of the workshop.

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The Leonhard Center is excited to welcome Dr. Michael Loui for our March Workshop. In this workshop, Dr. Loui will briefly review fixed/growth mindset theory as developed by Carol Dweck and the research on mindsets in engineering education. Workshop participants will learn four principles for promoting growth mindsets in their classrooms. They will share ideas for implementing these principles in their own courses. Join us for our first face-to-face workshop since Spring 2020! For a bit of a primer on Mindset in the Classroom, check out this short article.


Now retired, Michael C. Loui held the Dale and Suzi Gallagher Professorship in Engineering Education at Purdue University from 2014–19. He was previously professor of electrical and computer engineering and University Distinguished Teacher-Scholar at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has conducted research in computational complexity theory, professional ethics, and engineering education. He is a Carnegie Scholar, a fellow of the IEEE, and fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education. Dr. Loui was the editor of the Journal of Engineering Education from 2012–17 and the executive editor of College Teaching from 2006–12. He was associate dean of the Graduate College at Illinois from 1996–2000. He directed the theory of computing program at the National Science Foundation from 1990–91. He earned a doctoral degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1980 and a Bachelor of Science at Yale University in 1975.

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The Leonhard Center for Enhancement of Engineering Education was established in 1990 by an endowment from William and Wyllis Leonhard. Its mission is to catalyze the changes that are crucial to maintaining world-class engineering education at Penn State. In 2006 the Leonhard Center became the home for two other major programs that support teaching and learning in the College - the Office of Assessment & Instructional Support and Programs for Engineering Writing & Speaking.

The Leonhard Center

201 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-4020