CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Presenters for ASEE Special Session – Research on Engineering Practice: Catalyzing the Next Generation of Scholars

The organizing team for the NSF sponsored “Research on Engineering Practice: Catalyzing a Scholarly Community” collaborative conference grant (EEC – 18833055, 1833113, 1833124, 1854814) invites early career scholars who conduct research on engineering practice and / or its connections to engineering education to apply to present in an ASEE Special Session.

The special session will take place during the 2020 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference on Monday, June 22, 2020, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Each selected early career scholar will present as a panelist, giving a brief, 5-minute lightning talk to introduce themselves and their work to a growing scholarly community focused on research on engineering practice. The scholars will then display a poster about a project and their broader research and career interests related to engineering practice, for feedback, ideas, and support from session attendees.

PhD students, postdoctoral scholars, and early career research scientists or faculty members who conducted research on engineering practice and / or its connections to engineering education are encouraged to apply. A travel stipend of $700 will be offered to each selected panelist. Up to 6 panelists will be selected.

Applicants should submit:

A brief statement (1 page max.) about a project the applicant is currently undertaking or has recently completed related to engineering practice and / or its connections to engineering education. (This can be a project conducted individually or in collaboration with others.)
A brief statement (1 page max.) on the applicant’s general research and career interests related to engineering practice and how the applicant’s participation in this panel session has potential to advance their interests.
A 2-page version of the applicant’s resume or curriculum vitae (please include a listing of your papers or posters that have been accepted for the 2020 ASEE Annual Conference).

Applications are due on March 13, 2020 and should be submitted using the form available at: Participants will be notified about their selection no later than March 31, 2020. Please direct questions to Samantha Brunhaver at

Congrats to Purdue’s ASEE Student Chapter

The Purdue Student Chapter of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) was awarded first place at the Purdue campus-wide Healthy Student Organization competition in 2019!
Julianna Ge served as the Health and Wellness Chair for ASEE at Purdue, a new ASEE executive board position created with the primary goal of supporting the success and healthy functioning of Purdue’s student chapter of ASEE through health and wellness initiatives and advocacy. With the understanding that the health of an organization depends on the health of its members, each student organization should have a Health and Wellness Chair to ensure the health and wellness of its members.asee

Breakfast Panel at ASEE Conference

You’re Invited to Our Breakfast Panel Discussion at ASEE
Breakfast to be served. RSVP Required.
Tuesday, June 18, 8-9:30am
Room 5 in Tampa Convention Center

Student and Faculty Perspectives on The Changing Role of Textbooks in Engineering Education

Join McGraw-Hill and the ASEE Student Division for an insightful panel discussion with engineering faculty members and students who will talk about the evolution of the classroom experience from their perspectives.

As pedagogy shifts towards creating a more active learning experience, how are engineering faculty and students using textbooks and other course materials? How can textbooks evolve to better meet the needs of faculty and students today?

Tuesday, June 18, 8-9:30am
Room 5 in Tampa Convention Center
RSVP Required

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: 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:

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Division Program Chair, Wesley Odom:

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.

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 (

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

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
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