2016 ASEE Student Division Technical Paper Sessions and Poster Presentations

Student-led Research on Engineering Education are presentations by students leading engineering education research projects.  Student Division is excited to be a venue for these budding researchers and to provide an early and supportive conference presentation experience.

 

Student-led Research on Engineering Education – Quantitative Methodologies

Tuesday 8:00am – 9:30am

A primary focus of Student Division is to provide a venue for graduate and undergraduate student authors to present their work at ASEE.  In this session, students employed quantitative and statistical methodologies to investigate a range of educational issues, from diverse student retention to specific pedagogical interventions.

 

Student-led Research on Engineering Education – Engineering Education Graduate Research Consortium

Tuesday 1:15pm – 2:45pm

A poster session where students present on their ongoing research to get feedback from faculty mentors experienced in engineering education research.  Come talk to students about their ongoing research!

 

Exploring Research Methodologies in Engineering Education

Tuesday 3:00pm – 4:30pm

This session focuses on exploring qualitative methodologies. Papers in this session range from advising on best methodological practices, to exploratory studies led by student research teams. Participants and authors will have an opportunity to jointly learn from each other and discuss implications of their diverse approaches.

 

Tricks of the Trade sessions are a unique offering of Student Division, where authors are focused on offering advice to undergraduate or graduate student audiences

 

Tricks of the Trade – Reflections and Advice on the Educational Process 

Wednesday 11:30am – 1:00pm

In this interactive session, a panel of paper authors will reflect on their experiences as graduate students, teaching assistants, and mentors in order to provide valuable insights for students earlier in the academic process.

 

Tricks of the Trade – Experiences Designing Courses and Communities

Wednesday 1:15pm – 2:45pm

In this session, you will hear about experiences and advice designing a range of courses, communities, and outreach efforts.

 

Please come support our student authors, and hear from authors who have valuable advice and experiences to share with students!  Stay tuned for another conference preview in the next few days!

 

Stephen

2016 ASEE Student Division Program Chair

2016 ASEE Student Division Programming: Pathways and Community in Engineering Education.

Supporting Transitioning Engineering Education Researchers – Panel Session Reflecting on Shifts into a Diverse Set of Faculty Career Paths
Monday 11:30 – 1:00pm
Preparing oneself for the transition into a faculty position is a daunting task, and even more so when it is unclear exactly what type of transition you will be making. Due to the nature of the emerging field of engineering education, many members of the ASEE community are finding themselves in this position of uncertainty. Will you be entering a general engineering department, a discipline-specific engineering department, or a position outside of traditional disciplinary boundaries? Will you be entering a tenure track position or a non-tenure track position? Will you be at a research-intensive institution or a smaller institution focused on teaching?
This panel session is designed for engineering education researchers who are currently transitioning into or are planning to pursue a career in academia in the future. During the session, panelists will (1) provide insight regarding what “transitioning” may look like for engineering education researchers who pursue various academic positions and (2) discuss some of the challenges and opportunities associated with different career options. The panelists will provide highlights from their first-year as faculty members and facilitate a dialogue on the topic of preparing scholars for conducting engineering education research in diverse positions in academia.

Non-academic Career Pathways in Engineering Education
1:15pm – 2:45pm
Are you interested in how engineering education knowledge & skills can be applied outside of academia? Join us in an interactive session about non-academic opportunities with individuals doing engineering education work in a variety of settings, including industry, non-profit organizations, and consulting. Some of the topics within this panel and small-group discussion will include: non-academic roles currently available, how graduate students can position themselves to best “pitch” their expertise to employers unaware of the discipline, and how employers can consider leveraging engineering education researchers within their companies. The panel session is open to everyone, including graduate students, academic advisors, industry representatives, and government representatives.

Panelists include:
Meagan Pollock, Director of Professional Development @ National Alliance for Partnerships in Academia. Site: napequity.org
Xavier Fouger, Senior Director at Global Academia Programs Dassault Systemes
Alan Peterfreund, Sage Fox Consulting

Moderated by Gurlovleen Rathore and Tasha Zephirin. Light refreshments will be provided.

Early Career Networking Event / Student Division Happy Hour
Monday 6pm-7:30pm
Continue the networking and career pathways conversations at Morton’s Steakhouse!

“Tricks of the Trade” – Reflections and Advice on the Educational Process
Wednesday 11:30am – 1:00pm
In this interactive session, a panel of paper authors will reflect on their experiences as graduate students, teaching assistants, and mentors in order to provide valuable insights for students earlier in the academic process.

Community in Engineering Education: Past, Present and Future
Wednesday 1:15pm – 2:45pm
This special session will draw on the CELT Engineering Education Pioneers and Trajectories of Impact project (NSF 1263512) in order to scaffold and support community building in engineering education, with a particular focus on new community members (including graduate students and junior faculty). For the Pioneers project, graduate students and junior faculty interviewed over 40 individuals identified as pioneers in engineering education. The interviewers then created short profiles of the pioneers, including the pioneers’ perspectives on their own challenges, strategies, contributions, and lessons learned. In preliminary analysis of the interviews, the importance of supportive communities has emerged as significant, both as a means for overcoming career challenges, and as a way of contributing to the field. The pioneers’ stories as presented in their profiles, as well as the lessons learned by the interviewers during this experience, provide valuable insights into the importance of communities for navigating careers in engineering education. In particular, the session will address the following questions:

1. What types of communities, large and small, exist within the field of engineering education (thinking of both the pioneers’ early careers and today)?
2. In what ways do we benefit from having these communities? …from being part of these communities?
3. How can we sustain and grow these communities?

2016 Student Division Executive Board – We want YOU!

The ASEE Student Division will be holding executive board elections this June at the 2016 ASEE Annual Conference and will begin to accept nominations in the beginning of May (call will some out in next month’s announcements). Members of the executive board represents students at the division-level of ASEE and plans conference and year-round activities for ASEE student members. We will be looking for individuals to fill the following positions:
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • Co-Program Chair
  • Student Chapter Chair
  • Information Chair
  • Membership Chair
If you would like any information regarding what these positions are, please visit our website at http://students.asee.org/?page_id=10. This is a great opportunity to get involved with ASEE and influence the future of engineering education research and practice. Again, nominations will be accepted starting in May.
If you have any questions regarding an office, please contact the SD Chair, Cassandra Groen at cgroen@vt.edu.

Applications are now being accepted for the Making Academic Change Happen Workshop 2016

Making Change HappenApplications are now being accepted for the Making Academic Change Happen Workshop 2016, on the campus of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN.  MACH is a great opportunity to develop the skills needed to design and deploy academic change on your campus.  We anticipate being able to support 12 Emerging Engineering Educators for MACH this year (registration, travel, accommodation).  For more information, go to www.rose-hulman.edu/mach

 

ASEE Student Division Webinar #1: How to submit a paper to ASEE

Thank you to all those who were able to join us today.  For those who wanted to but were unable to attend, webinar slides and audio are available below.
Webinar #1 Topic: One week before the abstract submission deadline (October 19th), we will be talking about the paper submission process, the Student Division Call for Papers, what paper subjects fit best where, how to write and submit an abstract, how to use the Monolith submission system, and more.  It will be especially useful for first time attendees and first time authors.  After a short presentation, we will open the floor up to Q&A about the paper submission process. Members of the Student Division executive board will be on hand to field your questions. Presentation materials will be made available following the Webinar.

Webinar #1 Presentation.pptx

Webinar #1: Audio Recording

Call for Volunteers: Reviewers and Moderators

The ASEE Student Division is also seeking volunteers to serve as reviewers of papers and abstracts. For more information, please visit the ASEE conference website (http://www.asee.org/conferences-and-events/conferences/annual-conference/2016/papers-management/for-reviewersfor an approximate timeline and description for these duties.
We are also seeking moderators, session leaders, and other help during the conference. If you would like to volunteer as a moderator, please enter your contact information and preferred volunteer role in this google form. This is a great way to get more involved with the conference, and we will work with you to help find a role that fits you well. For more information about moderating sessions, please visit http://www.asee.org/conferences-and-events/conferences/annual-conference/2016/papers-management/for-moderators.
 
If you have any questions about any of the above items please email the 2016 SD Program Chair, Stephen Secules (secules@umd.edu).

Session Suggestions: Help the Student Division meet YOUR Needs!

The ASEE Student Division is open to suggestions for sessions that you would like to see happen at the June 2016 conference in New Orleans. Consider submitting any ideas for workshops, panel sessions, guest speakers of interest, networking opportunities (within Student Division or with members of other ASEE divisions), information about career opportunities, etc. This is a great way to get more involved with Student Division and to help tailor the conference to meet your needs as a student and developing professional. 

To submit idea suggestions, email the 2016 Program Chair, Stephen Secules, at secules@umd.eduWe look forward to hearing from you!

Lean Production Survey

Who I am…

My name is Jonas Wullbrandt, and I am an EMGT graduate student at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.  Actually, I am working on my master’s thesis, which will be submitted to the Faculty of RHIT in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Engineering Management.

What I need…

Part of this Capstone Project is a survey in which future engineers and managers like you, will be requested to complete a short survey that asks what you learned about Lean Production and Its Methods. The answers will be aggregately analyzed and used in my thesis to give recommendations of how to further increase success in Lean organizations.

This survey is IRB approved, and its completion will only take approximately 3-5 minutes!

What you get…

If you are interested in the results of the survey or the content of my master’s thesis, feel free to contact me at wullbrj@rose-hulman.edu. In exchange for taking part in the survey, one participant will earn a $20 Amazon gift card! 

Take this quick electronic survey before March 31st by clicking HERE.

Thank you very much for your time and support!

Updated Jobs

The jobs page has been updated. Information has been posted for the following positions that may be of interest to our members.

  • UTennessee, Knoxville Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor faculty position in Health Information Technology & Simulation
  • San Jose State University Healthcare Data Analytics, Assistant Professor (Tenure-track Faculty)
  • San Jose State University Human Factors and Ergonomics, Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
  • Georgetown University, Post-Doc (Center for New Designs in Learning in Scholarship)
  • Brown University, Post-Doc (Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning [STEM-related])
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Post-Doc (Freshman Engineering Dept.)
  • University of Texas at El Paso, Tenure track Faculty, College of Engineering
  • Cyber Innovation Center, Bossier City, LA – Seeking Curriculum Development Specialists
  • University of Michigan, Post-Doc (Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate Program).
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Post-doc (Epistemic Games in the Games and Professional Simulations research consortium)