Video Contest

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

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

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

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

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

Writing group forming

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

Joining slack or Writing group

Call for Nominations for the Executive Board of the Student Division

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Positions that are appointed, but please nominate:

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

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

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

PEER Collaborative National Workshop

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

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

Hope to see you there!

Position announcement from Purdue University

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

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

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

Postdoctoral researcher position openings at Concord Consortium

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

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

Position for Continuing Track Assistant Professor

The Biomedical Engineering Department (www.bme.udel.edu) at the University of Delaware (UD) invites applications for a full time, Continuing Track Assistant Professor faculty position. Responsibilities will include teaching and curriculum development related to all aspects of the undergraduate biomedical engineering program with specific concentration in bioelectrical systems and instrumentation. The successful candidate will develop and teach new and existing undergraduate courses on engineering fundamentals and design, mentor undergraduate students, and take an active role in the continuous improvement of our undergraduate curriculum. The candidate will apply innovative teaching methods and engage with the broader engineering education community to promote best practices.
Full job posting: https://bme.udel.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/BME-CT-2017-18-FINAL.pdf
Apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/45504

Position for Assistant Professor

Elizabethtown College is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Engineering in the Department
of Engineering and Physics. A Ph.D. in Civil Engineering is required. Expertise in structural engineering and teaching experience preferred. For more information please visit: http://www.etown.edu/offices/human-resources/Assistant%20Professor%20of%20Engineering.pdf

Call for Sessions Reminder

The Student Division is opening a call for sessions. If you have any ideas about sessions you would find beneficial to attendees of the ASEE annual conference, please fill out the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/VAVsz9m5AfGXXkrL2

Please see below for more details! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Student Division Chair Danielle Grimes at cdg192@msstate.edu.

UM Open House

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, ENGINEERING EDUCATION RESEARCH GRADUATE PROGRAM AND PROSPECTIVE STUDENT OPEN HOUSE
The University of Michigan’s College of Engineering is seeking applicants for the inaugural class of our PhD and MS program in Engineering Education Research – please encourage students to apply for our program. Michigan’s Engineering Education Research (EER) program represents a unique, interdisciplinary model. EER faculty are embedded within the traditional engineering departments, while graduate students will be part of a college-wide program engaging in innovative research and making scholarly contributions to the engineering education community. This allows the EER faculty and their research to be well-integrated with the traditional engineering disciplines and provides students a better opportunity for research. An EER graduate degree will provide students with career opportunities in academia, nonprofit organizations, and industry. More information about the program is available at our EER website (https://eer.engin.umich.edu/). We will be hosting an EER Prospective Student Open House on Monday October 9, 2017, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. 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. Prospective students should register to attend the open house at this site (http://tinyurl.com/ydcgdtn5). A limited number of travel grants are available. Email us for more information at eerprogram@umich.edu