Engineering Workforce Development Overview

CISTAR's Engineering Workforce Development (EWD) goal is to create a technically excellent and inclusive community of hydrocarbon systems researchers, learners, and teachers through competency-based education, best-practice mentoring, and growth in key professional skills. CISTAR is designing an education program for its graduate and undergraduate students and creating programming for pre-college students and teachers to develop inclusive pathways to careers in STEM fields and intentionally prepare students to be leaders in the global energy economy.

EWD News

2022 Summer REU/REM Program Photos

CISTAR's REU and REM students at Purdue University

Featured CISTAR Undergraduate Fellow

Jeanette Hill, an undergrad chemical engineering student at Purdue University, talks about her interest in ChE, experience with CISTAR, and her career path.

REM Alum on Track to Earn Dual Undergraduate Degrees in Engineering, Chemistry from PVAMU, Xavier

Kayla Freeman, CISTAR's Research Experience & Mentoring Program Alum and a senior in Prairie View A&M University’s Chemical Engineering Program, came to “The Hill” as part two of a unique program at Xavier University of Louisiana. Upon graduation in May of 2023, Freeman will earn dual undergraduate degrees in chemistry from Xavier and engineering from PVAMU.

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Allison Godwin portrait Allison Godwin
Engineering Workforce Development Director
Purdue University
Michael Harris portrait Michael Harris
Engineering Workforce Development Co-Director
Purdue University
Maeve Drummond Oakes portrait Maeve Drummond Oakes
Associate Director for Education
Purdue University