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October 6, 2005 Stevens Awarded Grant to Plan the Creation of an Online Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Degree
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Prof. Chassapis and his team a grant of $100,000 to study how to create an accredited online undergraduate mechanical engineering degree. In addition to Prof. Chassapis who serves as the Principal Investigator, the research team at Stevens includes, from the Mechanical Engineering Department, Associate Professors Hamid Hadim, and Sven Esche, and Assistant Professor Frank Fisher. Furthermore, Robert Ubell, Dean for Online Learning and Corporate Development, and Keith Sheppard, Associate Dean of the Charles V. Schaefer Jr. School of Engineering are also members of the research team.
The group will present its finding to the NSF, and based on those results, the NSF will determine whether to award Stevens a continuation grant in the order of $1,000,000.00 for further study lasting three more years.