Evaluation of the Impact of Engineering Education Research Grants Using Software Tools: A Foundation


Ningxin Fu, Craig David Janeczek, John Henry Kimball, Kaitlyn E. Spetka


National Science Foundation


James P. Hanlan, Lauren M. Mathews


October – December 2010

Project Outcomes

Final Report


The goal of our project was to provide the NSF with a software suite which evaluates the impact of engineering education research grants. We assisted the NSF by identifying interactions that influence the impact of grants and any measureable data within these interactions. We presented three deliverables and examined software tools to collect, organize, analyze, and visualize the quantifiable data within the interactions. Our endeavors serve as a framework for future investigation into grant impact evaluation.