ASEE Conference – Monday, June 21, 2010

ASEE student members attended the first annual SCC and New Engineering Educators (NEE) Networking Event at Champion’s Sports Bar & Grill.

Students Networking

Students Networking

Students Networking

Students Networking

Students Networking

Students Networking

Students Networking

Students Networking

4th Street Live
Fourth Street Live, location for the Annual SCC Dinner

(Photos courtesy of Alexandra Coso)

Tuesday’s SCC Sessions

Educating Students for Professional Success*
7:00-8:15 a.m.
Convention Center, 210

This session focuses on methods and programs to assist graduate students in developing the skills they need for success in the engineering profession other 21st century.

Graduate Student Experience*
8:30-10:15 a.m.
Convention Center, 210

This session focuses on graduate students’ experiences, issues, and concerns, and recommendations for improving their education.

Student Paper Presentation
12:30-2:00 p.m.
Convention Center, 202

This is a technical session to present student papers.

Mentoring Graduate Students, Diversity, and Assessment*
2:15-4:00 p.m.
Convention Center, 210

This session focuses on mentoring graduate students for success in teaching, scholarship, and professional development.

SCC / NEE Roundtable Panel+
2:15-4:00 p.m.
Convention Center, 202

Join our roundtable discussion about the academic job search. A panel of new engineering educators will share their advice about looking for a new faculty position, interviewing, negotiating a contract, and launching successful academic careers.

Student Poster Session
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Convention Center, Division Poster Session 32 – Exhibit Hall 2C & 2D

This is the student poster session.

* Co-sponsored by Graduate Studies Division and SCC
+ Co-sponsored by New Engineering Educators and SCC

FYI

The Speaker Ready Room provides a dedicated quiet space for presenters to prepare their materials. Convention Center L13. Internet service is not provided.

More conference information can be found on the ASEE Conference Blog: http://blogs.asee.org/annual2010/

ASEE Conference – Sunday, June 20, 2010

Welcome to Louisville!

ASEE student members attended the 2010 ASEE Picnic (Presented by Autodesk) at Louisville Slugger Field .

Slugger Field
Louisville Slugger Field

ASEE Student Members at the Louisville Bats Game
ASEE Student Members hanging out at the Louisville Bats vs. the Durham Bulls Minor League Baseball Game

(Photos courtesy of Alexandra Coso)

Monday’s SCC Sessions

SCC Business Meeting 1
12:30-2:00 p.m.
Convention Center, 209

This business meeting will cover a wide range of issues that are important for SCC members to know about, including electing/appointing new officers and committee members, discussions about the SCC’s goals for the coming year, collaboration with international partners, and information about presenting at the 2011 conference. Bring your own lunch. The meeting will begin at 12:45 p.m. to accommodate lunch.

SCC / NEE Networking Event+
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Offsite, Champion’s Sports Bar & Grill

First annual SCC & NEE Networking / Social Event held in Champion’s Sports Bar & Grill in the Marriott hotel.

Graduate Studies Business Meeting and Dinner*
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Convention Center, 207

The annual GSD business meeting will be followed by an off-site dinner.

SCC Annual Dinner
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Offsite, The Sports and Social Club

Dinner and social event for members and non-members of SCC to meet the officers and other distinguished guests. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED.

A group will meet at the conference hotel at 6:45 p.m. to walk over to the location: The Sports & Social Club, 427 South Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202.

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* Co-sponsored by Graduate Studies Division and SCC
+ Co-sponsored by New Engineering Educators and SCC

FYI

The Speaker Ready Room provides a dedicated quiet space for presenters to prepare their materials. Convention Center L13. Internet service is not provided.

There will be FREE food at:

ASEE Focus on Exhibits Brunch Sponsored by MSC Software
10:30 a.m. -Noon
Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 2C & 2D

Other conference information can be found on the ASEE Conference Blog: http://blogs.asee.org/annual2010/

Summer 2010 ASEE Student Newsletter – Conference Edition

Editors:
Ana T. Torres-Ayala (attorres@mail.usf.edu)
SCC Information Chair, University of South Florida
Alexandra Coso (coso.alexandra@gmail.com)
SCC Membership Chair, University of Virginia

In this edition:

  • Letter from the ASEE President
  • Letter from the SCC Program Chair
  • Member News
  • Position Announcement
  • Louisville Travel Information
  • SCC Sessions
  • Other Sessions of Interest
  • Tips for Conference Attendance
  • Conference Blogging

Letter from the ASEE President

J. P. Mohsen, Ph.D.
President ASEE
Professor and Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
University of Louisville

It is indeed a pleasure to welcome you to Louisville, KY, the home of the University of Louisville Cardinals. I think you will discover Louisville has all the charm of a small town but also the energy of a larger city. Some of my favorite places include: The Old Louisville Neighborhood, the largest collection of Victorian mansions in the US. Take a walking or driving tour of this special area. St. James Court is the main drag. Nearby is the Speed Art Museum featuring an exhibit of photographs of the most famous icon of the 20th century by eminent photographer Yousuf Karsh. This exhibit ends June 27. Near the downtown area, you will also find the Museum Row on Main, a six-block area with 9 museums including the Louisville Science Center, The Muhammad Ali Museum ( I highly recommend a visit here), and the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory – just remember the souvenir bats must be packed in checked luggage. If you have a car, I recommend a visit to the Historic Locust Grove, a 1790 National Historic Landmark situated on 55 acres about 15 minutes from the downtown area.

Within two to three hours of driving. If you are into cars, the National Corvette Museum is in Bowling Green, KY and all Corvettes are built there. One of the largest caves systems in the US is the Mammoth Cave National Park where the tours range from 30 minutes to more than 6 hours. Drive the scenic Old Frankfort Pike (State Road 1681, which starts at US 60 near Frankfort and ends in Lexington on Manchester St.) a 17 mile stretch of road which passes by some of the most beautiful horse farms in Kentucky.

If you are attending the ASEE meeting for the first time, I invite you to attend the “Greet the Stars” session to meet with leading ASEE officers and Board of Directors to gain a better understanding of ASEE. You are the stars at “Greet the Stars” session on Sunday afternoon. Members of the Board will explain the structure of ASEE and provide you with insight on how to fully enjoy and benefit from the annual activities of the conference and your involvement in ASEE.

The Student Constituent Committee has evolved into an active and vibrant group since inception. I have been particularly impressed with the quality and the variety of the topics covered in the sessions sponsored by the group during the three years. I stand ready to assist the group in transitioning into the ASEE Student Division. Let me know how I can help!

I look forward to the opportunity to say hello to all of you in person.
Best regards, J.P. Mohsen

Message from the SCC Program Chair

Dan Bumblauskas (bbqx@iastate.edu)
ASEE SCC Program Chair/Vice Chair
ABB Inc.
Doctoral Student, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Iowa State University

We are a few days away from the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference scheduled to be held June 20-23, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky. I know that many of you took the opportunity to register as a student for the conference and we look forward to seeing you! Please let us know if you have any questions regarding conference registration, logistics, or lodging.

If you are planning to attend the conference and are not sure what to do once you arrive we have the answer! You will find a list of the sessions sponsored by the Student Constituent Committee (SCC) in this newsletter. Also visit the conference online session locator (http://osl.asee.org/) to search for sessions by paper title or author, date, or sponsoring division.

Although the annual dinner is at our targeted capacity, there will be other opportunities to network. The NEE and SCC will hold a joint networking event on Monday, June 21st at the Champion’s Sports Bar & Grill. On Monday and Wednesday we will also be holding business meetings. Bring your own lunch and join us.

I hope everyone had a great spring semester and that I will see many of you in Louisville!

Dan Bumblauskas

Member News

The Tufts University Math, Science, Technology, and Engineering Education program has graduated many of its first cohort of Ph.D. students in Engineering Education. Morgan Hynes (February 2009), Merredith Portsmore (December 2009) and most recently Adam Carberry (May 2010) are the first three students to earn the degree.


Dr. Hynes

Dr.Portsmore

Dr. Carberry

Hynes and Portsmore have remained at Tufts working as the research and outreach program managers, respectively, at the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach. Carberry will leave Tufts in the fall after accepting a post-doctoral research assistantship with Ann Mckenna at Arizona State University.

Position Announcement

Faculty, Tenure Track
Open Rank
Engineering Education
North Dakota State University

URL: https://jobs.ndsu.edu/

TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION
OPEN RANK
ENGINEERING EDUCATION

POTENTIAL DISCIPLINE HOMES: Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

DESCRIPTION: North Dakota State University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment to begin August 2010. We seek applicants whose primary research interests focus on Engineering Education at the K-12 level, especially at the middle-school level. The successful applicant will serve as a member of the steering committee for the STEM Education PhD program, whose discipline homes are in Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biology, and Physics.

The successful candidate:
• Will have a tenure home within a department of the College of Engineering and Architecture (80%) with a cross-appointment (20%) in the School of Education.
• Will develop and contribute to an externally funded program of engineering educational research, teach discipline-specific courses, and mentor PhD students in engineering educational research.
• Will serve on the steering committee for the STEM Education PhD program.
• Will contribute to the development and assessment of engineering education modules and standards for K-12 education.

Additional duties will vary depending on departmental placement and rank, university and academic unit education needs, and the candidate’s experience and interest.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• An earned PhD in Engineering Education or an earned PhD in an engineering discipline supported by the CEA with completed graduate level coursework in Education.
• Expertise in education research and development applied to engineering subject matter.
• Ability to develop an externally funded research program.
• Ability to publish research activities in peer-reviewed journals.
• Ability to teach discipline-specific courses at the undergraduate level.
• Strong English oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to work collaboratively with people from a variety of disciplines.

Advanced appointments require a substantial record of scholarship, success in obtaining and leading funded research projects and a pattern leading to national leadership in engineering education.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Experience with supervising/coordinating research activities of students.
• Experience in working with K-12 students and teachers in engineering education.
• Classroom teaching experience.
• Emergent record of scholarly publication.
• Registration as a professional engineer.

APPLICATION WEB SITE: https://jobs.ndsu.edu/
CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr. Alan Kallmeyer, Chair, Engineering Education Search Committee
Department of Mechanical Engineering
NDSU Dept 2490
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Phone: 701-231-8835
E-mail: alan.kallmeyer@ndsu.edu

Louisville Travel Information

Check the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau site to learn more about things to do in the host city. Then check TripAdvisor or VirtualTourist to check other travelers’ reviews and tips.

SCC Sessions

URL: http://osl.asee.org/index.cfm?view=browse&d=748

Monday, June 21, 2010

12:30-2:00 p.m. Convention Center, 209 SCC Business Meeting 1
5:30-7:00 p.m. Offsite, Champion’s Sports Bar & Grill SCC / NEE Networking Event+
6:30-8:00 p.m. Convention Center, 207 Graduate Studies Business Meeting and Dinner*
7:00-10:00 p.m. Offsite, The Sports and Social Club SCC Annual Dinner (Tickets are required)

* Co-sponsored by Graduate Studies Division and SCC
+ Co-sponsored by New Engineering Educators and SCC

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

7:00-8:15 a.m. Convention Center, 210 Educating Students for Professional Success*
8:30-10:15 a.m. Convention Center, 210 Graduate Student Experience*
12:30-2:00 p.m. Convention Center, 202 Student Paper Presentation
2:15-4:00 p.m. Convention Center, 210 Mentoring Graduate Students, Diversity, and Assessment*
2:15-4:00 p.m. Convention Center, 202 SCC / NEE Roundtable Panel+
4:30-6:00 p.m. Convention Center, Division Poster Session 32 – Exhibit Hall 2C & 2D Student Poster Session

* Co-sponsored by Graduate Studies Division and SCC
+ Co-sponsored by New Engineering Educators and SCC

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

12:30-2:00 p.m. Convention Center, 219 SCC Business Meeting 2


Other Sessions We are Looking Forward To

Sunday June 20, 2010

2:00-5:00 p.m. Convention Center, 111 PhD Consortium in Engineering Education Special Session
http://students.asee.org/?p=348
http://osl.asee.org/index.cfm?view=search&s=0630
Division: Educational Research & Methods
Ticketed event – $35 on-site

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

8:30-10:15 a.m. Convention Center, 204 Advice from the Experts: Grant Proposal Writing
http://osl.asee.org/index.cfm?view=search&s=2275
Division: New Engineering Educators, Engineering Research Council


Tips for Conference Attendance

Before you go to Louisville consider these tips on conference attendance:

  • Practice a short “elevator pitch” to answer a question you will get many times: “So, what are you working on?”
  • Bring business cards. Print your own if your school does not supply them.
  • Attend the business meetings of divisions you are interested in. This will give you a chance to meet leaders in those organizations and help you understand what the division is working on.
  • After the conference, keep in touch with the people you met. Send a brief e-mail to thank people that helped you at the conference or with whom you had an interesting conversation.

For more advice on how to make your conference experience productive check: “Twenty Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Research Conference Experience” or “How to Hack A Conference (AKA Attend One Productively)”.

Conference Blogging

We will be blogging daily from the conference. Send your conference pictures along with a short caption to attorres@mail.usf.edu. Pictures will be posted daily on the ASEE Students blog (http://students.asee.org/).

Newsletter Archive

Past newsletters are available on our archive.

Conference Workshop: PhD Consortium in Engineering Education

PhD Consortium in Engineering Education Special Session at ASEE,
Sunday June 20, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The purpose of this special session is to facilitate the creation of a PhD Consortium in Engineering Education that can foster a rich intellectual community for graduate students. As seen in other professional communities, a Ph.D. Consortium can provide graduate students with opportunities to (1) present their work-in-progress and receive constructive feedback or guidance, (2) explore important theoretical, methodological, and practical issues, (3) become part of the larger community of scholars, and (4) develop research collaborations for graduate work and beyond. Working in small groups, session participants (primarily graduate students) will co-develop the goals, structures, and activities that will guide the formal development of a PhD Consortium in Engineering Education.

The session will begin with a discussion of the ways graduate students currently participate in ASEE and an overview of session goals and activities. After a brief presentation on existing PhD Consortium models, working groups will iteratively formulate needs and develop a set of alternative models. The session presenters will facilitate a dialogue on the alternatives groups create to identify a synergistic model that addresses diverse needs. This special session is a partnership between engineering education graduate programs, the ASEE Student Constituent Committee, and the ASEE Educational Research and Methods division.

For additional information, please contact Robin Adams (rsadams@purdue.edu).

Message from the SCC Program Chair

We are one month away from the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference scheduled to be held June 20-23, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky. I know that many of you took the opportunity to register as a student for the conference and we look forward to seeing you! Please let us know if you have any questions regarding conference registration, logistics, or lodging.

If you are planning to attend the conference and are not sure what to do once you arrive we have the answer! Visit the conference online session locator (http://osl.asee.org/) to search for sessions by paper title or author, date, or sponsoring division. For those who are first time ASEE conference goers, I was one myself last year, make sure to check out the sessions sponsored by the student constituent committee (SCC) by checking that selection box and running our schedule. We have events scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (June 21-23).

If you will be attending the conference and have not already done so, make sure to get included in our waitlist for our second annual ASEE SCC dinner event to be held Monday, June 21. Due to a constraint on the registration procedure you will not see the event listed under the ticketed event section of the registration site. Instead, we have been taking a list of names of students interested in attending the event. If you are a student member OR a member who plans to register a student under the “Bring A Student” classification, you may sign yourself or your student up for the dinner event by providing the following information: Name (or name of student), University / Organization, and E-mail address. Please email this information directly to bbqx@iastate.edu. Since we are at our targeted capacity, any additional requests will be added to our waiting list.

We have also had a great response to our first poster session call for posters. If you have not yet submitted a final poster for inclusion in our program, please e-mail your final poster to bbqx@iastate.edu.

I hope everyone had a great spring semester and that I will see many of you next month in Louisville!

Dan Bumblauskas
ASEE SCC Program / Vice Chair
ABB Inc. and Iowa State University IMSE Department
bbqx@iastate.edu

Spring 2010 ASEE Student Newsletter

Editors:
Ana T. Torres-Ayala (attorres@mail.usf.edu)
SCC Information Chair, University of South Florida
Alexandra Coso (coso.alexandra@gmail.com)
SCC Membership Chair, University of Virginia

In this edition:

  • Letter from the SCC Program Chair
  • SCC Call for Nominations
  • Member News
  • Chapter News
  • FYI – For Your Information
  • Book Review
  • Position Announcements
  • Next Newsletter – Pre-Conference Edition!

Message from the SCC Program Chair

Dan Bumblauskas (bbqx@iastate.edu)
ASEE SCC Program Chair/Vice Chair
ABB Inc.
Doctoral Student, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Iowa State University

I hope that everyone is enjoying our SCC newsletters! I wanted to give a special thanks to Ana Torres-Ayala and Alexandra Coso for doing such an outstanding job coordinating and distributing this newsletter.

We continue to rapidly approach the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference scheduled to be held June 20-23, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Another reminder that ASEE student members can attend the conference for free! This is a great opportunity for student members to network with peer graduate students and faculty members from universities around the U.S. and abroad. This is also a venue to learn about positions and job openings, hear about engineering education research and development, and meet possible collaborators on current and future projects.

If you will be attending the conference and have not already done so, make sure to get included in our headcount for our second annual ASEE SCC dinner event to be held Monday, June 21. Due to a constraint on the registration procedure you will not see the event listed under the ticketed event section of the registration site. Instead, we are taking a list of names of students interested in attending the event. If you are a student member OR a member who plans to register a student under the “Bring A Student” classification, you may sign yourself or your student up for the dinner event by providing the following information: Name (or name of student), University / Organization, and E-mail address. Please email this information directly to bbqx@iastate.edu. Names will be taken until April 30th. As there are a limited number of spots, please do not wait until the last minute to sign up. Once all spots have been filled, additional requests will be added to a waiting list.

We have had a great response to our first poster session call for posters. If you have not yet submitted a poster for review and wish to do so, please e-mail a draft poster to bbqx@iastate.edu. Student authors now have the opportunity to submit a poster for review instead of a full paper. If all poster author(s) are students, all accepted posters will have the $75 publication fee WAIVED! The requirement is that the author is a student and that student must present the poster. Faculty advisors/authors are NOT permitted to present the poster. If you wish to submit a poster with a faculty member you will still be required to pay the $75 publication fee.

Finally, here is a reminder of some critical dates for authors who have submitted papers or posters being reviewed for the conference and for those who plan to attend the conference. If you submitted a poster, you should have already received feedback on the status of your paper.

Feb 26 – Mar 12: Final paper submission process open
Mar 12 – Mar 19: Upload Final Papers “Accepted Pending Changes”
Mar 26: Authors to receive feedback on final papers
Apr 2: Author registration deadline (publication fees due)

I hope everyone is having a great spring semester and that I will see many of you this June in Louisville!

SCC Call for Nominations

We are currently soliciting nominations for the SCC offices for the 2010-2011 academic year. If you are interested in getting more involved in the ASEE and the SCC, this is your opportunity to take on a leadership role. A description of the offices can be found at: http://students.asee.org/?p=308
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Individuals are asked to submit their nominations to Reginald Rogers (rerjr@umich.edu) NO LATER than Friday, April 30th. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact him.

Member News

Adam Carberry (adam.carberry@tufts.edu)
SCC Zone Liaison
Doctoral Candidate, Education Department
Tufts University

Adam Carberry co-authored with Hee-Sun Lee and Matthew Ohland an article titled “Measuring Engineering Design Self-Efficacy”. The study validated an instrument designed to measure individuals’ self-concepts toward engineering design tasks. It appeared in the January 2010 issue of the Journal of Engineering Education.

Reginald Rogers, PhD (rerjr@umich.edu)
SCC Chair
Post-Doctorate Fellow, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Department
Rochester Institute of Technology

Reginald Rogers recently received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is currently a Post Doctorate Fellow at the Rochester Institute of Technology where he is part of the new Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Department.

Matthew A. Verleger, PhD (mverleg1@purdue.edu)
Immediate Past SCC Chair
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Purdue University

Matthew Verleger recently received his Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Purdue University. His research focuses on Model-Eliciting Activities and the first-year experience. He is currently a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Purdue. In August, Matthew will be starting a job as an Assistant Professor of Engineering and Technology Education at Utah State University.

Chapter News

University of Texas at Austin Chapter Sponsors Faculty Career Workshop and Volunteers with Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
Krista Fridley (krista.fridley@mail.utexas.edu)
PhD Candidate, Biomedical Engineering Department
The University of Texas at Austin

Students at the University of Texas at Austin started off the New Year with some tips on “Landing That Faculty Position.” In the ASEE chapter’s January meeting, Dr. Larry Lake gave insight into how to construct an attention grabbing Curriculum Vitae (CV) and what departments look for in prospective future faculty. In addition, Dr. Lake discussed what aspiring faculty candidates should be seeking as they start their academic career. He stressed the importance of a good CV, which should be brief and emphasize what makes the candidate stand out. Students in attendance were also encouraged to demonstrate their potential with research and funding ideas beyond their dissertation.

Additionally, ASEE chapter members helped 6th through 8th grade students explore engineering at the University of Texas at Austin’s annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” in February. In the “Gone with the Wind” activity, volunteers guided students in designing a free standing wind machine that can pick up a weight from floor. Not only did the chapter members have a great time interacting with young students, but also hopefully encouraged some to consider a career in engineering.

FYI

PhD Consortium in Engineering Education – Special Session at 2010 ASEE Annual Conference
Robin Adams (rsadams@purdue.edu)
Assistant Professor, School of Engineering Education
Purdue University

PhD Consortium in Engineering Education Special Session at ASEE,
Sunday June 20, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The purpose of this special session is to facilitate the creation of a PhD Consortium in Engineering Education that can foster a rich intellectual community for graduate students. As seen in other professional communities, a Ph.D. Consortium can provide graduate students with opportunities to (1) present their work-in-progress and receive constructive feedback or guidance, (2) explore important theoretical, methodological, and practical issues, (3) become part of the larger community of scholars, and (4) develop research collaborations for graduate work and beyond. Working in small groups, session participants (primarily graduate students) will co-develop the goals, structures, and activities that will guide the formal development of a PhD Consortium in Engineering Education.

The session will begin with a discussion of the ways graduate students currently participate in ASEE and an overview of session goals and activities. After a brief presentation on existing PhD Consortium models, working groups will iteratively formulate needs and develop a set of alternative models. The session presenters will facilitate a dialogue on the alternatives groups create to identify a synergistic model that addresses diverse needs. This special session is a partnership between engineering education graduate programs, the ASEE Student Constituent Committee, and the ASEE Educational Research and Methods division. To register for this session visit the ASEE registration site at http://www.asee.org/conferences/annual/2010/Registration.cfm. The cost is $25. For additional information, please contact Robin Adams (rsadams@purdue.edu).

New Head of the School of Engineering Education at Purdue Appointed

David Radcliffe was appointed the next head of Purdue University’s School of Engineering Education effective May 1, 2010. He will be the first ENE head to hold the title “Kamyar Haghighi Head of the School of Engineering Education.” Haghighi created the world’s first Department (now School) of Engineering Education at Purdue in 2004.

STEM Education Scholars Program
May 18-20, 2010
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
URL: http://fod.msu.edu/springinstitute/stemes/about.asp

Michigan State University will host the14th Annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Scholars Program, May 18-20, 2010 in East Lansing, MI. The workshop provides an opportunity for post-doctoral fellows, senior academic-track Ph.D. students, and non tenured or fixed term faculty members to strengthen their preparation as college teachers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

STEM doctoral students receive extensive preparation to become excellent researchers in their disciplines. However, even those who plan on academic teaching careers spend little time preparing to also become superb teachers. The STEM Education Scholars Program benefits new and prospective faculty members by focusing on successful approaches to teaching and learning and on how to balance and integrate the research and teaching aspects of their careers. This valuable program can be an inexpensive addition to a new faculty member’s start-up package at a cost of just $850 plus travel expenses.

The STEM Education Scholars Program is designed for current and future faculty in the natural and social sciences, engineering and mathematics, and emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration. While originally funded through NSF, the program is now offered by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Network, a partnership among the University of Colorado at Boulder, Howard University, Michigan State University, Texas A&M University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Vanderbilt University.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact Rique Campa, STEMES Program Director, at campa@msu.edu or 517-353-2042, or visit http://fod.msu.edu/springinstitute/stemes/about.asp.

To apply for this program, access the online application form at: http://fod.msu.edu/springinstitute/stemes/application.asp.

2010 ASEE Election Ballots – Deadline Extension
Due: April 15th, 2010 (postmarked)

Due to an error in mailing, the ballots for the 2010 ASEE Elections were mailed 4th class instead of 1st class mail. As a result, there have been substantial delays in members receiving their ballots. Thus, the ASEE Board of Directors has approved extending the deadline for the return of ballots to April 15th. This means that for this year, the 2010 ballots must be postmarked no later than April 15th to be included in the count. We apologize for this error, and ask that you please vote and return your ballots to ASEE as soon as possible.

If, for any reason, you have not received your ballot, please contact Warren Sallade, ASEE Executive Office, Email – w.sallade@asee.org and a replacement ballot will be mailed to you immediately.

Book Review

Kuhn, T.S. (1970). The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. The University of Chicago Press, 2nd edition.
Reviewed by Tatiana Goris (tgoris@purdue.edu)
PhD Student, College of Technology
Purdue University

In his book, Kuhn argued that science did not progress via a linear accumulation of new knowledge but underwent periodic revolutions, also called “paradigm shifts”. He identified three main stages, which allowed any scientific revolution to be possible: (1) The period of Normal Science – when every new discovery could be explained by the ruling paradigm; (2) Crisis in science – the appearance of anomalies and inexplicable facts; (3) Science revolution –a creation of new paradigm, or in other words, a macro-conceptual change in the scientific environment.

After a scientific revolution: “Familiar objects are seen in a different light and joined by unfamiliar ones as well. Scientists see the world of their research-engagement differently. They are responding to a different world. What people see depends both on what they look at and on what their previous visual-conceptual experience has taught them to see” (Pajares, F., n.d.). A good illustration of this idea is presented on the Figure 1. Recognizing a duck or rabbit depends on what a person wants to see.


Figure 1. Duck-Rabbit Illusion (Jastrow, 1899)

At the present time this book is considered as one of the classic books about history and evolution of science. Kuhn’s work had an enormous impact on modern philosophy. The book had three editions (1962, 1970 & 1996) and was translated in many languages. There was a time when this book was the most cited in scientific literature. For those who would like to read it but have no time Frank Pajares (n.d.) wrote an excellent review where he analyzed chapter by chapter Kuhn’s book.

This book might be very interesting for graduate students who are seriously considering becoming professional researchers. Because it is almost impossible to conduct valid research without clear understanding of “what is research” and what general laws and rules science has to obey.

For people who are more orientated towards engineering activity in industry or for students who are undecided about their future, this book won’t be a waste of time either. Science is an integral part of engineering education. According to ABET, “any engineering-major graduate is expected to demonstrate: (a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering; (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data; (c) an ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental and social” (Christensen et al., 2009, p.124). In the other words, without strong theoretical knowledge, an engineer cannot perform effectively and successfully.

My impression after reading this book was that the author represents science as a living organism. He explains how science develops and what development stages science has to follow. These development stages of science are related to the development of all human civilization and the history of human society.

References
Christensen, S.H., Delahousse, B. & Meganck, M., Eds. (2009). Engineering in Context. Academica, Aarhus. ISBN 978-87-7675-700-7.

Jastrow, J. (1899). The mind’s eye. Popular Science Monthly, 54, 299-312. Retrieved from: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Duck-Rabbit_illusion.jpg

Kuhn, T.S. (1970). The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. The University of Chicago Press, The second edition.

Pajares, F. (n.d.) Outline and Study Guide for “The structure of scientific revolution” Retrieved from: http://www.des.emory.edu/mfp/Kuhn.html

Position Announcements

Faculty, Tenure Track
Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management & Safety (CETEMS) Department
Rochester Institute of Technology

URL: http://mycareer.rit.edu/faculty/IRC37175-Instructional-Faculty

The Civil Engineering Technology Faculty at RIT is seeking outstanding candidates interested in a career in higher education. All candidates must have strong academic background and least three years professional experience working in the U.S. as a civil engineer. The candidate will instruct courses in the civil engineering technology program. Main responsibilities include teaching undergraduate on-campus courses in the areas of: structural computer applications, structural loads & systems, structural analysis, timber design, steel design, reinforced concrete design, and dynamics.

We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

Women are encouraged to apply for this position.

This position is subject to available funding.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Three years relevant engineering experience in the U.S.
  • Ph.D. or earned doctorate in civil engineering or a related engineering technology or engineering discipline (or ABD with completion date prior to August 15, 2010).
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. at the time of appointment (anticipated to be June 2010).
  • Professional experience as a structural engineer
  • PE license
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Professional recognition and awards in the field of civil-structural engineering
  • Brings diversity to the Department
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology
URL: https://njit.jobs (Posting Number: 0600495)

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology seeks a new tenure-track assistant professor in the area of neural engineering or tissue engineering/regenerative medicine. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in biomedical engineering, or related field.

Applications should include a letter, current curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses (including e-mail addresses) of at least three references. The application should include a vision statement for the candidate’s research and teaching in the department. Apply at https://njit.jobs and search for posting # 0600495. NJIT is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V.

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

URL: https://www.jobs.uwm.edu/ (Position Number: 1127)

The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor to begin in August 2010. The search is open to candidates with expertise in operations research. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in operations research applications to nanotechnology or energy. A strong background in statistics is preferred. Ability to communicate effectively and a willingness and ability to develop a strong government and/or industry sponsored research program are highly desired.

Applicants should have (a) Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering or related field before the first date of employment, (b) the ability to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and (c) the ability to supervise undergraduate students and graduate students at the M.S. and Ph. D. levels.

Review of applications begins on April 26, 2010 and will continue until the positions are filled. Questions should be directed to Dr. Arun Garg, Professor and Chair, Industrial and Manufacturing
Engineering, at 414-229-6240 or to arun@uwm.edu.

NSF-ASEE Industry Research Fellows Program
URL: http://aseensfip.asee.org/

The Corporate Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program provides recent engineering PhD recipients the opportunity to conduct postdoctoral research in a corporate setting. These creative and highly trained engineers will contribute to areas of great interest and relevance to the nation. Each research fellow will receive a stipend of at least $75,000 plus health insurance benefits. The host company will provide a minimum of $27,500 and other non-cash support. With generous support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), this program will support 40 positions for a one-year appointment. This program is administered by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

Next Newsletter

The Summer 2010 ASEE Student Newsletter will be published in June 2010. Contributions are due May 31st, 2010. See the full call for contributions at: http://students.asee.org/?page_id=271.

The next newsletter will be a special pre-conference edition. In addition to the regular types of contributions we are interested in including: tips for first-time or experienced ASEE conference attendees, things to do and see in Louisville, and lists of student presentations. Send us your tips or announce your conference presentation by e-mailing: attorres@mail.usf.edu.

Winter 2010 ASEE Student Newsletter

Editors:
Ana T. Torres-Ayala (attorres@mail.usf.edu)
SCC Information Chair, University of South Florida
Alexandra Coso (coso.alexandra@gmail.com)
SCC Membership Chair, University of Virginia

In this edition:

  • Message from the SCC Program Chair / Vice Chair
  • Chapter News
  • FYI – For Your Information
  • Position Announcements
  • Next Newsletter

Message from the SCC Program Chair

Dan Bumblauskas (bbqx@iastate.edu)
SCC Program Chair/Vice Chair
Doctoral Student, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Iowa State University ABB Inc.

Dear Student Constituent Committee Members:

Happy 2010! The officers of the SCC hope that your new year is off to a great start and that the spring academic semester will be a prosperous one for you. Before we know it, the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference will be upon us! The conference is scheduled to be held June 20-23, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Remember that ASEE student members can attend the conference for free! This is a great opportunity for student members to network with peer graduate students and faculty members from universities around the U.S. and abroad. This is also a venue to learn about positions and job openings, hear about engineering education research and development, and meet possible collaborators on current and future projects.

The Student Constituent Committee (SCC) is pleased to announce its continued call for posters for the conference. We are seeking posters on a variety of topics in Engineering Education, including student member needs and experiences; reasons for being a student member of ASEE; recruiting, building and enabling diversity in engineering education; preparing for the academic job search; and students expanding the engineering interest in secondary schools.

THE POSTER SESSION IS NEW THIS YEAR – student authors now have the opportunity to submit a poster for review instead of a full paper. All accepted posters will have the $75 publication fee WAIVED! The requirement is that the author is a student and that student must present the poster. Faculty advisors/authors are NOT permitted to present the poster. If you wish to submit a paper, you will still be required to pay the $75 publication fee.

This is a reminder of some upcoming critical dates for authors who have submitted papers being reviewed for the conference and for those who plan to attend the conference:

Jan 18 – Feb 19: Draft paper revision process open
Jan 27: Housing and registration opens
Feb 26: Draft paper decision deadline
Feb 26 – Mar 12: Final paper submission process open

So in summary, you can register for the conference and present a poster for free in 2010; it doesn’t get any better than that! Good luck with all your endeavors in 2010 and hope to see you in Louisville!

Chapter News

New ASEE Student Chapter: Stanford University
Sarah Parikh (sarah237@stanford.edu)
Graduate Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University

The Stanford University ASEE Student Chapter is on its way to becoming an official ASEE Student Chapter. The group is currently putting together several programs including a teaching assistant mixer for students to share their experiences over a cup of coffee, a journal club course for credit in which students will discuss current research in engineering education each week, and a faculty/ future faculty forum to discuss teaching engineering and engineering education research. Several faculty and staff members are advising this new chapter: Anthony Antonio, Brad Osgood, Jim Plummer, Larry Leifer, Robyn Dunbar, Sheri Sheppard and Tom Byers.

Inaugural Year for University of Illinois Student Chapter
Elizabeth Van Ruitenbeek (evanrui2@illinois.edu)
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
ASEE Student Shapter Membership Chair

The ASEE student chapter at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign began its inaugural year with a thought-provoking presentation by the student chapter faculty adviser Dr. Marina Miletic. She spoke on the topic “Do students really learn engineering fundamentals or just study for the test?” The 27 students who attended the meeting also enjoyed free pizza.

The University of Illinois student chapter also hosted three lunch seminars during the fall semester. At the September lunch seminar, Dr. Michael C. Loui (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) spoke on “Adventures in Research on Engineering Education.” Then in October, Dr. Michael C. Hirschi (Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs, College of Engineering; Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering) spoke on “Engineering Accreditation: What is it, what good is it?”

Finally for the December lunch seminar, Dr. Charles L. Tucker III (Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, College of Engineering; Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering) led a discussion on “Core Conversations in Undergraduate Engineering Education.”

Thanks goes to College of Engineering Dean Ilesanmi Adesida for recognizing the importance of starting an ASEE student chapter at the University of Illinois and for providing funding for these meetings.


Students enjoy pizza at the inaugural meeting of the University of Illinois
ASEE student chapter (September 2009)


Dr. Michael C. Loui speaks about engineering education research at the
September lunch seminar.

University of Texas at Austin Chapter Sponsors Writing and Travel Abroad Workshops
Krista Fridley (krista.fridley@mail.utexas.edu)
PhD Candidate, Biomedical Engineering Department
The University of Texas at Austin

Students at the University of Texas at Austin who dreaded the prospect of writing a thesis, dissertation, or paper obtained guidance this September from Dr. Hillary Hart on “Stopping Research and Starting to Write.” Dr. Hart discussed the process of moving into the writing phase, with strategies for making the transition from research to writing. She suggested writing concurrently with research; however, she acknowledged this if often difficult. She recommended writing in two different mindsets, a creative and critical, so that an individual could get all of the ideas on paper first and then come back later to edit and improve.

To explore opportunities for graduate students to travel abroad, Dr. Janet Ellzey led an informal discussion about studying abroad in October. Although most programs are developed for undergraduate students, Dr. Ellzey discussed some funding options for graduate students in the form of national fellowships and grants, as well as programs specific to the University of Texas at Austin. As a mechanical engineering professor, Dr. Ellzey has helped many graduate students travel and therefore asked the attending students individually about their desires to study abroad in order to give specific advice about acquiring international experience as a graduate student. Currently, the chapter is in the stages of planning additional workshops for the spring semester, including a presentation from Dean of Engineering about a career in academia.


Dr. Janet Ellzey leading a discussion about travel abroad opportunities for students who want their education to have a global impact.

FYI

PhD Consortium in Engineering Education – Special Session at 2010 ASEE Annual Conference
Robin Adams (rsadams@purdue.edu)
Assistant Professor, School of Engineering Education
Purdue University

PhD Consortium in Engineering Education Special Session at ASEE,
Sunday June 20, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The purpose of this special session is to facilitate the creation of a PhD Consortium in Engineering Education that can foster a rich intellectual community for graduate students. As seen in other professional communities, a Ph.D. Consortium can provide graduate students with opportunities to (1) present their work-in-progress and receive constructive feedback or guidance, (2) explore important theoretical, methodological, and practical issues, (3) become part of the larger community of scholars, and (4) develop research collaborations for graduate work and beyond. Working in small groups, session participants (primarily graduate students) will co-develop the goals, structures, and activities that will guide the formal development of a PhD Consortium in Engineering Education.

The session will begin with a discussion of the ways graduate students currently participate in ASEE and an overview of session goals and activities. After a brief presentation on existing PhD Consortium models, working groups will iteratively formulate needs and develop a set of alternative models. The session presenters will facilitate a dialogue on the alternatives groups create to identify a synergistic model that addresses diverse needs. This special session is a partnership between engineering education graduate programs, the ASEE Student Constituent Committee, and the ASEE Educational Research and Methods division. To register for this session visit the ASEE registration site at http://www.asee.org/conferences/annual/2010/Registration.cfm. The cost is $25. For additional information, please contact Robin Adams (rsadams@purdue.edu).

Help ASEE’s eGFI Inspire Future Engineers
Joseph Hornig (j.hornig@asee.org)
Web Assistant, American Society for Engineering Education

Dear ASEE students,

Now that our exciting new K-12 website has been launched and is receiving a lot of traffic, we desperately need more engineering students profiled on our student blog: http://students.egfi-k12.org/category/meet-more-students/.

We know that you have inspiring stories to share, so please take the time to send us your information so we can feature you on our site. We would love to hear your story: how you became interested in engineering, what you are passionate about, and the cool things you are involved in now, such as competitions, projects, internships, or jobs.

This is a great opportunity to positively impact students and inspire future engineers. Along with the students visiting the site we also have hundreds of followers on Twitter and Facebook, so a lot of kids could be motivated by you.

Please e-mail me what you would like to share with us and please include a picture of yourself. We would really appreciate your involvement.

Sincerely,
Joseph Hornig

Call for Posters: ASEE- Southeast Section 2010 Conference Student Poster Competition
April 18-20, 2010 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, Virginia
Application and Abstract deadline: March 15, 2010
URL: http://155.225.14.146/asee-se/Conference/Student%20Poster%20Competition/student_poster_information.htm

The Southeastern Section of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) invites both engineering and engineering technology faculty to sponsor their undergraduate students to present a poster at the annual Section Conference. Students may enter in the following categories:

  • Freshman/Sophomore Engineering and/or Engineering Technology Design Teams
  • Junior/Senior Engineering and/or Engineering Technology Design Teams
  • Individual Undergraduate Research

Click here for more information on the abstract, application, and submittal instructions.

National Lab Day
URL: http://www.nationallabday.org/groups/asee

ASEE is one of more than 200 organizations participating in National Lab Day, tentatively set for May 2010. Backed by the White House, National Lab Day will enlist professional and academic scientists and engineers in providing hands-on, discovery-based lab experiences to middle and high school students in our local communities. ASEE members can join in these activities or participate in other ways, including: donating or repairing equipment; helping with science fairs; advising after-school programs; launching a fund drive for needed supplies, and providing internship opportunities. Go to:http://www.nationallabday.org/groups/asee where ASEE members can link up with a school project.

Also, ASEE members can go to:http://www.asee.org/about/news/upload/2010-ASEE-Member-Lab-Day-Letter.pdf to see the letter from ASEE President, J.P. Mohsen, regarding participation and support for National Lab Day.

Position Announcements

NSF-ASEE Industry Research Fellows Program: Promoting Industrial Experiences to Engineering Post Docs
Lueny Morell (lueny.morell@hp.com)
Strategy and Innovation Office
Hewlett Packard Laboratories (HPL)

Last Spring 09, Hewlett Packard Laboratories (HP Labs) – with the endorsement of several corporate research labs – approached the US National Science Foundation (NSF) with the idea of establishing an Industrial Research Innovation Post Doc Fellowship Program . This kind of program would allow top science and engineering post docs to work on industrial research and development and partner with industrial scientists in developing the next generation of engineering and IT-related technologies, increase opportunities for tech transfer into new businesses opportunities, advance their careers and finally, enhance the possibility of innovating the engineering/science curricula. This initiative would be especially important in these times, while the economy recovers by enhancing participants’ likelihood of obtaining a job and/or to create new jobs through new business creation. The program would also provide opportunities for future engineering professors to acquire real life engineering experience and impact/innovate the engineering/science curricula.

In early September 2009, NSF granted the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE ) funds to establish the Corporate Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program to encourage the involvement of creative and highly trained engineers in areas of great interest and relevance to the nation as we face current economic challenges. This program provides recent engineering PhD recipients the opportunity to conduct postdoctoral research in a corporate setting. Up to 40 positions are anticipated. Each research fellow will receive a stipend of at least $75,000 plus health insurance benefits, of which the host company would provide a minimum of $27,500 and other non-cash support.

For more information on post doc research opportunities (open only for US citizens, nationals or legal permanent residents who possess an engineering PhD or ScD degree recognized in the US within 3 years), please visit the website https://aseensfip.asee.org or contact Artis Hicks at a.hicks@asee.org.

Next Newsletter

The Spring 2010 ASEE Student Newsletter will be published on April 2010. Contributions are due March 19, 2010. See the full call for contributions at: http://students.asee.org/?page_id=271.

A newsletters archive is now available at: http://students.asee.org/?page_id=270.

Continued Call for Posters for the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference

ATTENTION STUDENTS!
A NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO PRESENT IN 2010!

The Student Constituent Committee (SCC) is pleased to announce its continued call for posters for the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition in Louisville, KY this June 20-23, 2010. We are seeking posters on a variety of topics in Engineering Education, including student member needs and experiences; reasons for being a student member of ASEE; recruiting, building and enabling diversity in engineering education; preparing for the academic job search; and students expanding the engineering interest in secondary schools.

THIS IS NEW THIS YEAR –student authors now have the opportunity to submit a poster for review instead of a full paper. All accepted posters will have the $75 publication fee WAIVED! The requirement is that the author is a student and that student must present the poster. Faculty advisors/authors are NOT permitted to present the poster. If you wish to submit a paper, you will still be required to pay the $75 publication fee.

Registration for the conference is free for ASEE Student Members and this is an excellent opportunity to network!

For more information, please contact Dan Bumblauskas, SCC program chair, via e‐mail: bbqx@iastate.edu. You may also contact Reggie Rogers, SCC
chair, via e‐mail: rerjr@umich.edu.

Women in Engineering Division Apprentice Faculty Grants

To attend the ASEE Conference in Louisville, KY June 20-23, 2010

Submission Deadline January 16, 2010

The Women in Engineering Division (WIED) of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) will award up to two grants to travel to the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference as part of its Apprentice Faculty Grant (AEG) program. Each grant consists of reimbursement of receipted registration, travel, food, and accommodation expenses up to a maximum of $2,000. Grant recipients are expected to attend the full duration of the conference, including the WIED Business lunch and Reception, and one WIED-sponsored workshop.

What Are the Goals of the AEG Program?
To build capacity for the engineering education community through “apprenticeship” and mentoring to members of the community who are at the entry/launch point of their engineering education career.

Who is Eligible?

  • Women planning to pursue a career in engineering education, who have a demonstrated commitment to innovation in teaching and/or potential for substantial contributions to the field. The nominee does not need to be a member of ASEE.
  • Eligible women are graduate students, post-docs, lecturers, research associates, and other non-tenure track faculty. Tenure-track women faculty who have been not more than three years into their first faculty position are also eligible.

How Does One Apply?
Candidates can either be self-nominated or nominated by an advisor, mentor, supervisor, or colleague.

Nominees should complete a nomination packet as described below and submit to the WIED Director of Awards, Laura Pauley, at LPauley@psu.edu. Please use the subject line “AEG Nomination”. Submission of pdf files is preferred but Word files will also be accepted.

What Does the Nomination Packet Include?

  1. Nomination Materials (up to 2 pages)
    • Nominee information – name/address/phone/e-mail address
    • Nominator information – name/address/phone/ e-mail address
    • Nominee Education – degree(s), institution(s), major(s), date(s) and thesis/dissertation title(s), if applicable
    • Awards and honors
    • Teaching and course development activities
    • Other instructional innovations or educational research
    • Research activities/presentations
    • List of refereed publications
    • Signatures of nominee and nominator with dates (signatures may be electronic)
  2. Statement of the nominee’s teaching philosophy (1 page)
  3. Statement of the nominee’s career goals, including an explanation of why the nominee qualifies as “apprentice faculty” (up to 2 pages)
  4. One letter of recommendation from a teaching mentor (up to 2 pages) *Please note that page limits are strictly enforced

How Are Nominations Evaluated?
Nominees are evaluated on a) record of achievement, b) potential for future contributions to engineering education, and c) possible future involvement with Women in Engineering Division of ASEE.

When Is the Deadline?
Nomination packets must be emailed by 5pm EST January 16, 2010 to the WIED Director of Awards, Laura L. Pauley, at LPauley@psu.edu. All nominations will be acknowledged via email. Winners of the AEG awards will be determined by March 1 and each applicant will be notified by email of their status at that time.

Questions?
Contact Laura L. Pauley, Director of Awards, ASEE WIED: Email: LPauley@psu.edu; Phone: (814) 863-4259

Visit the Apprentice Faculty Grant website at http://wied.asee.org/AEG.html

Suggestions for AEG Nominations

Successful nominations will:

  • Focus on evidence of commitment to and potential for future contributions to the profession of engineering education in both the nominee’s statements and letters of recommendation.
  • Give details and examples throughout their teaching philosophy, statement of career goals and letters of recommendation, such as:
    • Descriptions of experiences in engineering education that demonstrate the potential for the nominee’s future contributions to the profession and to WIED.
    • Specific teaching strategies, primary objectives, and evidence that teaching development is important (for instance, attending engineering education conferences or trying innovative teaching techniques).
  • Provide letters of recommendation that focus on the nominee’s potential contributions to the engineering education profession and to women in engineering. Letters that characterize qualities of the nominee that directly relate to the grant objectives are particularly useful.