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

ASEE Diversity Conference

First ASEE Diversity Conference: ASEE President Bevlee Watford is currently organizing the first ASEE diversity conference, COnECD: Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity from April 29, 2018 to May 1, 2018 in Arlington, Virginia. Along with the ASEE Women in Engineering Division, WEPAN, and NAMEPA. Please find more details here: http://www.wepan.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1013391

Prism Magazine News

NOMINATE A YOUNG SUPERSTAR: Prism magazine plans a repeat of its widely read “20 Under 40” issue, highlighting especially talented engineering and engineering technology teachers and researchers. Please send your nominations and a brief description of the nominees’ achievements to m.matthews@asee.org with “20 under 40” in the message line. Note: Choices will be based on both accomplishments and variety.

STUDENT COLUMNIST SOUGHT: Prism’s current millennial voice, Mel Chua, has earned a Ph.D. and so is no longer a student. She leaves big shoes to fill. We’re looking for an engineering student who writes with skill, flair, and attitude, and who can back up a point of view with evidence. We pay a modest honorarium. Students should send a resume and writing samples to m.matthews@asee.org.

ASEE GSW Annual Conference

ASEE GSW Section 2018 annual conference is being hosted in Austin, Texas on April 4-6, 2018. The theme for the conference is “Engineering Education Research: Improving Engineering Teaching and Learning.” As part of the meeting, there is a student poster competition. Please follow the link for the call for papers: http://www.aseegsw18.com/

Position for ASEE Student Division Executive Board Open

The Diversity Chair is the newest chair in our Executive Board. This position serves as a communicator between our division and the diversity division and helps to plan and enact a session based around diversity at the annual conference. The Diversity Chair may also schedule online meetings and help our division help push forward ASEE’s goals towards diversity and inclusion. If you are interested, please send a brief bio and why are interested in the position to cdg192@msstate.edu.

Position Announcement

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN, CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY (CAL POLY)

The Mechanical Engineering Department within the College of Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA, invites applications for two full-time, academic year, tenure-track faculty appointments at the assistant professor rank in mechanical engineering design. This is an opportunity for candidates who are passionate about undergraduate education to join a unique institution that values teaching and applied research activities. Preferred specializations include human centered design, design theory and methodology, creativity in engineering, bio-inspired design, design thinking, engineering education, and machine design.

For details, qualifications, and application instructions, visit https://www.calpolyjobs.org and search for requisition #104508. Review begin date: October 1, 2017. Applications received after this date may be considered. EEO.

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.

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:

https://goo.gl/forms/QWej59tDFRGyQzRp2

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