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 (