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Join Us

If you are a current or prospective Purdue student and might be interested in participating in any of our group’s activities, please contact mexter@purdue.edu. Paid Opportunities Dr. Marisa Exter is looking for a postdoc to work on a project related to research on computing competencies, which will be used to inform computing education in the […]

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Exploring Self-Care

Shivani and Brantly reflect on self-care conversations in the research family.

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Creating a Research Family

Challenges for graduate students (and faculty!) Enculturation into academic life requires acquiring tacit knowledge of norms, traditions, expectations, and behaviors that may not be as accessible outside of the program or department (Becher & Trowler, 2001; Golde, 2008) Getting used to culture of the program, college, and university Creating a new social network Creating a […]

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Building a Research Family

Marisa and Wanju discuss their journey towards building a “research family” of faculty and graduate students.

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Our Vision

Cultivate a holistic, inclusive, and culturally responsive environment for learning, professional, and personal growth – a diverse scholarly family, in which each member’s needs are met. What we do when we meet: Check in and share progress on individual goals and challenges as well as team initiatives Read and discuss readings on a range of […]

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Ideation & Writing

Every other week, we meet as a group of peer writers and reviewers to provide each other support for our writing projects through formal and informal ideation, peer critiques, or just encouragement. There are many different types of writing circles or writing groups based on location, style of writing, or format. Current Projects: Design Case […]

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Readings Club

What Should We Read in Fall 2020? Would you like to share the topics you are passionate about? Is there any area or areas you would like to explore together? During our initial meeting for the semester, we will outline type(s) of readings that we would like to focus on this semester! Bring in your […]

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Formation of Graduate Students and Scholars

Faculty plays an important role in the enculturation of graduate students and scholarsinto the field. Mentoring in research and research methods allows students to develop more comprehensive understanding of research (Humble et al., 2006). However, the actual engagement in such research allows the transfer of tacit knowledge, like problem solving and decision. What We Explore: […]