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U.Va. Engineers PRODUCED in Virginia

* * * * NOTE: Engineers PRODUCED in Virginia has been discontinued. Applications are no longer being accepted to the program. * * * *

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Groves Spearheads Engineering School’s Vision for Online Innovation
The Engineering School's Dr. James Groves has fresh ideas for incorporating online tools in residential education that may be of interest across Grounds. Dr. Groves leads the online experience in the Engineering School with the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program (CGEP) and Engineers PRODUCED in Virginia. (See article from U.Va. Today, January 23, 2014.)

Global Online Course Producing More Engineers in Virginia and Germany
This fall, 48 college students from across Virginia and Germany are logging on to an interactive website that uses lessons from Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami to understand the global implications of engineering. (See article from U.Va. Today, October 16, 2012.)

Engineering Graduates "Getting the Last Laugh"

Engineers sometimes feel steorotyped, pigeonholed and otherwise misconstrued as nerdy gearheads. But the pendulum is now swinging the other way. . . ."U.Va. . . .has an innovative program--Engineers PRODUCED in Virginia--developed in partnership with community colleges.  Under the program, students can earn associate degrees in engineering from local community colleges and then earn bachelor’s degrees in engineering from the University of Virginia. And they don’t have to leave their home community, says James Groves, assistant dean for research and outreach at the U.Va. engineering school." Read the entire article here. (Virginia Business Magazine, July, 2012

Amherst County Students Graduate from Engineering Program
Four Amherst County students graduated this month from a program designed to encourage local engineering students to work for local firms — and all four got local jobs. The program is called Engineers Produced in Virginia. . . See complete article here: (The Amherst New Era-Progress, June 6, 2012)
Going Online to Produce Virginia Engineers for Virginia Jobs

University of Virginia founder Thomas Jefferson would no doubt be proud of the first eight graduates of the Engineers PRODUCED in Virginia program. They are residents of Lynchburg, Va., who combined work, family and the pursuit of an advanced degree and are now employed as engineers in their home community. (More) (E-News Online, June 2012)

PRODUCED Technical support, Michael Redwine, is a 2012 recipient of highest award given to U.Va. staff.

Michael Redwine, an electronic media specialist in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, received the 2012 Leonard W. Sandridge Outstanding Contribution Award for his broad-ranging support of connecting academic needs with technology for a growing number of engineering faculty and students. Read the full story here. (U.Va. Today, May 15, 2012)

Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Leads International Business Study in Germany Trip

Twenty-three professors and students from the far southwest Virginia colleges will travel to Germany from May 18-June 1 for the second Southwest Virginia International Business Study in Germany program. See article here. (May, 2012)

Class of 2012: PRODUCED Graduate Greg Troyer Is Technically Employed

Greg Troyer will receive his bachelor of science degree in engineering science from the University of Virginia on May 20, having spent the vast majority of his academic time away from Grounds. Read the full story here. (U.Va. Today, May 2, 2012)

Students Connect to a U.Va. Degree While Remaining in their Virginia Communities

If you were to ask someone where the University of Virginia is located, most would answer "Charlottesville." But there are a number of places and programs throughout Virginia where students can attend U.Va. classes and earn U.Va. degrees - and one of those programs will produce its first crop of engineers in May. Read the full story here . (U.Va. Today, April 4, 2012)

Partnership of 5 Virginia Institutions Poised to Enhance Engineering Education through Web-Based Distance Learning

In the Fall of 1983, in response to SCHEV's goal of expanding technical education opportunities for Virginians, the University of Virginia (U.Va.) began broadcasting courses in Materials Science and Civil Engineering to students at a receiving site in Virginia Commonwealth University's Cabell Library. By 1984, both U.Va. and Virginia Tech were broadcasting via instructional television fixed service (ITFS) transmitters to receiving sites in their regions. To learn more, read the full story found here. (January 2012)

Educating 21st Century Engineers

James Groves and Stephanie Moore are stretching the boundaries of engineering education through distance education programs like Engineers PRODUCED in Virginia and participation in activities such as the 2011 Frontiers in Engineering Education Symposium.  Learn more about their efforts here. (E-News Online, December 2011)

The PRODUCED program is honored by the Southern Piedmont Technology Council

At its annual award banquet, the Southern (Virginia) Piedmont Technology Council awarded Professor James Groves and the U.Va. School of Engineering and Applied Science with its Leadership in Education award “for the use of technology to promote and enhance educational opportunities”.   Read more about the awards ceremony here. (November 10, 2011)

PRODUCED Program leaders selected to participate in NAE Workshop on the Frontiers of Engineering Education

In the fall of 2011, Stephanie Moore and James Groves, two leaders of U.Va.’s PRODUCED program, were selected to participate in a prestigious National Academy of Engineering workshop on the Frontiers of Engineering Education.  Dr. Moore was selected for her innovative efforts to develop a live, on-line engineering course that joined together students from the PRODUCED program with students from the Technical University of Dortmund (Germany) for discussions about the interplay of society and engineering.  Dr. Groves was selected for his efforts to develop on-line learning environments that facilitate distributed team work for engineering problem solving.  Read more about the workshop here. (October 7, 2011)

The PRODUCED program connects students with engineering work experience

Together with community partners in Lynchburg, Danville, and southwest Virginia, the PRODUCED program has made important strides forward in connecting its students with paid engineering work experiences in their home communities. This summer, 60% of the program's students are involved in paid engineering work experiences. To learn more, read the full story found here. (U.Va. Today, July 21, 2011)

The PRODUCED Program Begins to Add Study Abroad

Through the efforts of colleagues in southwest Virginia, the PRODUCED program has begun to develop a study abroad option for students within the program. Starting in the summer of 2011, select PRODUCED program students will have the opportunity to visit Germany and learn about the way in which that country successfully weaves together business and engineering to create economic prosperity and world leading engineered product solutions. (June 11, 2010)

Stephanie Moore Discusses the Engineering School's Investigations of Smart Pen Technology

Stephanie Moore, the director of engineering instructional design at the University of Virginia, recently discussed and demonstrated a new smart pen technology with Charlottesville CBS19 reporter Tiffani Sargent. (March 5, 2010)

The PRODUCED Program is Connecting with Students and Companies in Rural Virginia

Tim Saunders of WDBJ-TV in Danville, Virginia recently produced a news story highlighting the development of the Engineers PRODUCED in Virginia program in southern Virginia. His report highlights the participation of a local student in the program, Amos Ajo, and underscores the interest of companies that employ engineers, through interviews with Wayne Smith of DanChem Technologies, Inc. and Michael Duncan of EIT South. (February 17, 2010)

U.Va. Engineers Leading Efficacy Study on 'Smartpen'

Faculty from the University of Virginia Engineering School are leading a study to see how the Pulse Smartpen may be used in a variety of instructional settings and whether it would be useful for broader implementation at the school, including in U.Va.'s undergraduate distance education program, Engineers PRODUCED in Virginia. (U.Va. Today, January 26, 2010)

Engineers PRODUCED in Virginia Program is Helping Meet Demand for a Tech-Savvy Workforce

Despite a largely bleak job market, engineers remain in high demand. According to a recent survey by Milwaukee-based Manpower Inc., engineering jobs are the toughest to fill in the United States. With a lack of students pursuing engineering degrees and federal stimulus money pegged for infrastructure and green energy projects, the demand is expected to grow. (U.Va. Today, June 10, 2009)

U.Va. Engineering School Addressing Shared Challenges with AREVA

With state funding for higher education constricting, the U.Va. School of Engineering and Applied Science is increasingly looking to the private sector to help fund education and research programs. From a corporate perspective, the Engineering School serves as a pipeline of well-qualified engineers. (U.Va. Today, August 18, 2009)

Virginia General Assembly Commends U.Va. and CVCC for establishing the PRODUCED in Virginia program

House Joint Resolution No. 653 commending the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Central Virginia Community College for establishing the PRODUCED in Virginia program is adopted by the House unanimously. (February 26, 2009)

Sharing Ideas: Tough Times Encourage Colleges to Collaborate

PRODUCED in Virginia profiled in The Chronicle of Higher Education (February 13, 2009)

Governor Kaine congratulates John Tyler Community College and the University of Virginia Engineering School for PRODUCED partnership. (October 11, 2008)

Gift to let John Tyler offer new program: Students earning an engineering degree can move on to U.Va.

A two-year engineering program will begin next fall at John Tyler Community College with help from a $400,000 grant from Altria. Students who earn the first engineering associate degrees at John Tyler in 2011 will be able to go on to an engineering bachelor's degree at the community college in Chesterfield County by taking distance-education courses from the University of Virginia, if all goes according to plan. (This appeared in the Richmond Times Dispatch in October 12, 2008)

CVCC's collaborative training efforts with Region 2000 business and industry
(March, 2008)
Engineering School Partnership Will Allow Students to Complete Four-Year Engineering Program in Lynchburg

The University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science will join with the Central Virginia Community College and Lynchburg-based AREVA NP to offer a pilot program that would allow students to earn a four-year engineering degree without leaving the Lynchburg community. (U.Va. Today, March 12, 2007)