Executive Board Nominations

The ASEE Student Division is accepting nominations for Executive Board positions.  Members of the executive board represent students at the division-level of ASEE and plan conference and year-round activities for ASEE student members. We are looking for individuals to fill the following positions:
  • Program Chair
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • Co-Program Chairs*
  • Student Chapter Chair
  • Information Chair*
  • Membership Chair*
* Denotes positions are under consideration for slightly revised duties in the future, but the current descriptions are a good starting place.
You can find information regarding what these positions are at http://students.asee.org/?page_id=10, and you can contact Stephen Secules secules@gmail.com if you have any other questions. This is a great opportunity to get involved with ASEE and influence the future of engineering education research and practice. The election will be in June at the 2016 ASEE Annual Conference.  There is not, however, a requirement to attend ASEE in order to place yourself in nomination for a position.
To nominate yourself or another person (please confirm they are interested first!), please send the candidate’s name and a explanation of their qualifications and interest in running for the office in an email to SD Chair Stephen Secules at secules@gmail.com .  We request that all email nominations are submitted by June 18th in order to assemble the necessary materials.

Seeking Moderators

We are quickly approaching our ASEE National Conference, and we are so looking forward to seeing everyone there. As the conference approaches, we will be looking for people to help moderate our sessions. Moderators help make sure that the presentations in sessions stay on time and keep the sessions organized. If you are willing to help moderate any of our 4 technical sessions this year, please email Danielle Grimes at cdg192@msstate.edu. Our sessions’ times and dates are listed below:

Sunday June 25 11:30-1  Student Division Early Introduction to Engineering Technical Session
Tuesday June 27 3:15-4:45 Student Division Innovative Research Methods Technical Session
Wednesday June 28 11:30-1 Student Division Diversity and Persistence Related Technical Session
Wednesday June 28 1:30-3 Student Division Development of Professional Skills Technical Session

Engineering Education Graduate Research Consortium: Call for Posters

Posters are a great way for students to present preliminary work and works in progress to their peers and other experts. The Student Division will be partnering with other divisions to create in order to incite greater feedback to students. We encourage all graduate students* conducting or exploring engineering education research to submit to it in order to take advantage of the expert advice that will be provided by faculty and researchers from around the country. Perhaps you will be presenting elsewhere in the conference on work led by your advisor or planning to attend the conference solely as an attendee; however, this session is a great opportunity for you to put your own research initiatives forward and get feedback and advice from experienced engineering education faculty, researchers, and other graduate students on your work.  In addition to providing you with the opportunity to speak with the experts in your research area, this session is a venue to present to and engage with the general ASEE attendee audience. Topics of interest are open to all areas of research in engineering education. Possible research directions include (but are not limited to):


  • Assessment
  • Collaboration
  • Design
  • Diversity and Equity
  • Educational Technology
  • Instruction
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Professional Practice
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Identity and Culture


For further ideas in each topic area, see: http://taxonomy.engin.umich.edu/activities/2013-fie-draft-taxonomy-v5/ ..


Posters submitted to the Student Division Engineering Education Graduate Research Consortium DO NOT require a full paper for acceptance. Similar to a conference paper submission, students will be asked to submit an abstract of 250-500 words, which will reviewed in a double-blind peer review. If an abstract is accepted, the authors must submit a PDF of their poster for subsequent peer review. Both the abstract and final poster must be accepted to present at the conference. For more information about formatting and abstract submissions, see: (http://www.asee.org/conferences-and-events/conferences/annual-conference/2016).

Visit Student Division on Twitter and Facebook!

Do you follow us on Twitter?  Are you a member of the ASEE Student Division Facebook page?  
Check out our social media pages throughout the year to keep up to date on SD.  We had a great time rolling them out during the Annual Conference, and now we’re going to keep that up throughout the year.
Twitter: @ASEE_SD https://twitter.com/asee_sd
While you’re there– post something and/or tweet at us @asee_SD and we’ll retweet you!  If you run a ASEE Student Chapter, let us know about your activities lately.  If you’re an engineering or engineering education student– let us know what you’re studying.  If you’re stuck on or not sure where to find some resources for your coursework or research– try asking the extended SD community.

Abstract Submissions Deadline Has Been Extended!


Call for Papers are Available:

Workshop Applications Are Open:

Author’s Kits are Available:


Professional Interest Councils Special Project Fund:



  • If you have any questions regarding submitting your abstract submission, your Monolith account or the paper management process, please contact The Conferences Team at conferences@asee.org or 202-350-5720 for assistance.


We are looking forward to working with your towards another successful and informative conference!


The Conferences Team

ASEE 2017 Volunteers Wanted

Abstract submission for the 2017 ASEE Conference in Columbus, OH are officially open! We are now seeking volunteers to help review abstracts for the conference. Abstract review will occur during the last two weeks of October with the deadline of Sunday, October 30, 2016.  Paper reviews will occur during February, with a deadline of Sunday, February 26, 2017.

If you are interested in the opportunity to serve ASEE and our Student Division as a reviewer, please fill out this form:


In response, you will receive an e-mailed invitation to review from conferences@asee.org (the ASEE Paper Management system), which will direct you to log in at the ASEE website to accept or decline the invitation.  Pending your acceptance, you will then receive notifications from the system when you have been assigned abstracts/papers to review.

Thank you for all that you do and we look forward to seeing you in Ohio!

The 2017 ASEE conference will be held in Columbus, Ohio, June 25-28, 2017.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Danielle Grimes at cdg192@msstate.edu

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!



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