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 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

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:

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

Position Announcement


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 and search for requisition #104508. Review begin date: October 1, 2017. Applications received after this date may be considered. EEO.

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, and you can contact Stephen Secules 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 .  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 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: ..


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: (

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
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.