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

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.

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 http://students.asee.org/?page_id=10, and you can contact Stephen Secules secules@gmail.com 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 secules@gmail.com .  We request that all email nominations are submitted by June 18th in order to assemble the necessary materials.