Contest for all ASEE Student Division Chapters!

In the spirit of National Engineers Week, the ASEE Student Division challenges all student chapters to spread the word of what you’re doing in engineering and engineering education. The chapters with the most creative responses will be entered to win 3 free tickets (1st place) and 2 free tickets (2nd place) to the Student Division Dinner at the upcoming National Conference! Contest ends midnight 2/24

Tweet out what you are doing to @asee_sd

Draft Review Volunteers Needed

As we approach the paper drafts deadline for the upcoming national conference, it is time again to seek volunteers to help review drafts. We greatly appreciated the help we received for abstracts and would love to get more input from our community as we go through this next round of reviews. If you would like to help, please email Wesley Odom (program chair: podom@purdue.edu) and let him know how many papers you would like to review (average is about 2 or 3). Please let Wesley know if you would like to help by February 4th. Drafts are due by February 4th and review assignments will go out shortly thereafter (provided there is not an extension of the draft due date). You will have about two weeks to complete the reviews.

Student Division Information Webinar

We are hosting an information webinar about submitting abstracts to the Student division for the 2019 Annual Conference in Tampa, Florida.

In case you were not sure if you should submit, how to submit, what to submit, or if you had any other questions about abstract submission and ASEE Annual Conference participation, this webinar may be helpful to you.

We will attempt to answer as many questions as possible that you all bring up during the webinar.

The webinar will be held on October 1st at 5:00pm (eastern time zone) and will last for approximately 30-40 minutes.

To join you can use the following link: https://zoom.us/j/3525582994

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Division Program Chair, Wesley Odom: podom@purdue.edu

University of Michigan Prospective Student Open House information

Please find below information about the Engineering Education Research Open House organised by the University of Michigan.

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University of Michigan Ph.D. and M.S. Programs Engineering Education Research : PROSPECTIVE STUDENT OPEN HOUSE
We are excited to announce that the University of Michigan has just launched a brand new graduate program in Engineering Education Research (EER). As you might know, EER is an emerging field in which scholars use methods from education and social sciences to study issues relevant in engineering education such as supporting faculty as they adopt more student-centered teaching approaches, using classroom technology to improve students’ understanding of foundational engineering concepts, or comparing the approaches used by expert and novice designers as they solve engineering problems.

The University of Michigan’s EER program represents a unique, interdisciplinary model. Several tenure-line EER faculty are embedded within the traditional engineering departments, while EER graduate students are part of a college-wide program. This allows the EER faculty and their research to be well-integrated with the traditional engineering disciplines, and it provides students a better opportunity to engage in innovative research and make scholarly contributions to the engineering education community. An EER graduate degree will provide students with career opportunities in academia, nonprofit organizations, and industry. More information about the program is available at our EER website (https://eer.engin.umich.edu/).

We will be hosting an EER Prospective Student Open House on Monday October 22, 2018, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in Ann Arbor, MI (see attached flyer). Students from all institutions are invited to attend. Participants will meet with faculty, postdocs, and graduate students, tour the beautiful University of Michigan campus and EER lab spaces, and learn about career opportunities as a UM graduate in this field. Note that applicants to the EER graduate program must have Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in a traditional engineering discipline.

Please register to attend at this open house registration site, and please forward this link to any friends who may be interested. A limited number of travel grants are available to offset the costs of traveling to Ann Arbor, so please register soon. Email us for more information at eerprogram@umich.edu

Can’t make it to the open house but interested in applying? Visit the EER website to learn more about the graduate program. We hope you will consider UM as you decide to pursue your graduate studies in engineering education.

Cindy Finelli, Ph.D.

Video Contest

For ASEE’s 125th Anniversary Celebration, students are asked to create a video that shows where engineering education will be in 25 years!

The scene: You are 25 years into your career as faculty, dean, chair, provost or president at your dream university.

· What does engineering education look like?
· What changes have been implemented?
· What does the student body look like? How are classes taught?

Undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students are encouraged to submit a 90-second video where you creatively explore these topics.

The winning video will be shown at the 2019 ASEE Annual Conference in Tampa and the winning team (up to two people) will win a trip to the conference. More details are here https://125.asee.org/video-contest/
Register by December 1 and submit by February 1.

Writing group forming

Interested in being a member of a writing group? A few students are getting together to work on writing a proposal for a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. If you would like to participate in creating a writing group to not only motivate each other, but to discuss ideas and review papers to create the best possible proposals, please go to this link:

Joining slack or Writing group

Call for Nominations for the Executive Board of the Student Division

We invite you to take this time to call for nominations for the Executive Board of the Student Division. We will have onsite nominations as well in our annual meeting, but please take this time to read of the responsibilities required of each position and feel free to ask any questions on the positions. Being on the executive board is a great opportunity to help direct the future of the Student Division while also forming national contacts through students, faculty, and businesses. The positions that will be open this year are listed below

Program Chair – The program chair operates as the Chair Elect and helps organize and coordinate the Annual Conference. This position is a 3 year commitment where the first year you act as Program Chair, the following year as Division Chair, and the final year as Past Chair (which is an advisory position). They send out the call for papers, organize the sessions, and operate as the chair when the chair cannot be present. For details on this position, please contact Rohit Kandakatla at rkandaka@purdue.edu

Secretary/Treasurer – The secretary/treasurer helps organize board meetings and takes minutes during these meetings. They are also responsible to remain in contact with ASEE in regards to funds for the Student Division. For more details on this position, please contact Trevion Henderson

Co-Program Chair – The co-program chair helps collect funding for the student division through sponsorships while also organizing the annual division dinner. They also add support to the program chair in the organization of the annual conference. For more details on this position, please contact either Nicole Johnson at nejhnsn2@illinois.edu or Jacqueline Handley jacquieh@umich.edu.

Information Chair – Assists in the distribution of ASEE information through the maintenance of the Student Division website and social media pages. For more details, please contact Joanne Vakil at vakil.30@buckeyemail.osu.edu.

Membership Chair – The membership chair helps create and maintain programs that increase membership and retention. For more details, please contact Emily Miller emsumi94@gmail.com.

Student Chapter Chair – The student chapter chair helps to create and maintain student chapter as well as foster a bond between existing student chapters of ASEE. For more details, please contact Nathan M Hicks

Positions that are appointed, but please nominate:

Diversity Chair – The diversity chair helps the student division maintain its goal to promote inclusion and diversity through its programs. This chair also often acts as a delegate between the diversity division and the student division and assists in the organization of a diversity-centered session at ASEE. For more information, please contact Karis Boyd-Sinkler

Awards Chair – The awards chair helps organize a secondary system of reviews in order to choose the best paper of the division. They also assist the program chair through various means. For more details, please contact Marissa Tsugawa

If you have any other questions on these positions, please contact Danielle Grimes at cdg192@msstate.edu.

PEER Collaborative National Workshop

Are you a junior faculty member, recently tenured faculty member or research staff person who is primarily evaluated on their engineering education research? The PEER Collaborative is a growing community of people in a similar situation who peer mentor each other in engineering education research matters.

The 2018 PEER Collaborative National Workshop is scheduled in parallel with the ASEE Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, UT on June 28. Specific locations and times are still TBD. A link to register is on the PEER Collaborative website: http://peer-collaborative.org/. If you have questions about the event or if you have access to space in the Salt Lake area, please contact Allison Godwin, godwina@purdue.edu.

Hope to see you there!

Position announcement from Purdue University

Purdue University recently announced a position open for the EPICS University Coordinator. This is a full-time, recurring funded staff position that is dedicated to the national and international dissemination of EPICS, coordination of multi-university activities, assisting other universities to develop and institutionalize EPICS, and building partnerships with corporations and organizations. This position is also a leader in development and fundraising efforts across all of the EPICS programs including grant writing.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree.
At least five years of experience required in one or more of the following areas:
development of strategic & operating plans, budgets, fundraising, organizing conferences and high-profile events, marketing, public relations, maintaining contacts with university programs, and corporations, maintaining broad network of contacts
faculty or staff experience working with engineering faculty on academic and curricular efforts, experience across departments or majors, experience with fundraising, or
community-engagement/service-learning coordination or implementation including working with faculty from multiple disciplines to integrate service-learning by engaging communities to meet needs locally or globally, development or fundraising experience.
An equivalent combination of education and related experience will be considered.
Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills.
Good time management and organizational skills.
Must be a motivated self-starter, take the initiative in designing programs, writing proposals, and organizing efforts needed to increase the success, visibility and resources of EPICS
Work with diverse people from industry, the community, the university, and foundations.
Willingness to travel domestically and internationally
Preferred:
Master’s degree.

Contact:
Prof. William Oakes, Director, oakes@purdue.edu,
Mobile: +1-765-418-8029
Apply through the Purdue University portal at www.purdue.edu/hr/careers/opportunities/, staff positions, Job # 1800020, Direct link:http://purdue.taleo.net/careersection/wl/jobdetail.ftl?job=1800020&tz=GMT-05%3A00

Postdoctoral researcher position openings at Concord Consortium

There are a number of openings for postdoctoral researchers at the Concord Consortium (Corey Schimpf is working with them now – a Purdue Engineering Education alum) – working with Charles Xie and Jia Chao (learning scientist background)

One of them will lead a research project that aims to integrate computing thinking into high school math classroom using the R programming language and web-based learning platform. The other two will work on developing artificial intelligence to support scientific inquiry, engineering design, and computational thinking. All are very exciting directions!