U759B - ASEE Give Back Campaign: Cafe Hope and STEM NOLA Donations

ASEE is pleased to partner these worthy organizations through our Give Back Campaign. Donation tickets can be purchased on-line through your registration Search for Give Back Campaign in the “Add Sessions” section of your registration and select the donation amount you would prefer.

ASEE is grateful for this opportunity to Give Back to the city of New Orleans. Thank you for your support!

Donations can be made in the following increments:

$5, $10, $25, $50, $100 donations


Café Hope is a nonprofit culinary arts and life skills program opportunity for youth ages 17-23 throughout the Westbank area.

Café Hope is committed to providing opportunity youth throughout the Westbank area with tools needed to enter the real world—and succeed.

As a faith-based organization rooted in our nonprofit restaurant, we’ve created an establishment designed for full-service culinary training partnered with life skills courses that gives students the confidence to have fulfilling futures as leaders in their community.


STEM NOLA is an organization founded by New Orleans native, and former tenured Tulane University Engineering professor, Dr. Calvin Mackie. The purpose of its existence is to expose, inspire and engage members in the surrounding communities about the opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

The mission of STEM NOLA is to grow future Innovators, Creators, and Makers through inspiration, engagement, and exposure. STEM NOLA was created to expose, inspire, and engage whole communities about the opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for K-12 students and their families. Members of the community learn about opportunities in STEM through community-based hands-on project based activities.

U557 - Greet the Stars (First-timers' Orientation)

Date: Sunday, June 26, 2016
Location: New Orleans Convention Center
Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Calling all first-time ASEE conference participants! Not sure how to navigate the event? Overwhelmed by the myriad of sessions? Want to know how to get the best out of your experience?

This session is facilitated by the current and past Vice Presidents for Member Affairs and other Board Members, and will offer suggestions for successful participation in ASEE.

U657 - Division Mixer

Date: Sunday, June 26, 2016
Location: New Orleans Convention Center
Time: 4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

One of our most popular events!

The Division Mixer kicks off the conference with music, drinks, food, and colleagues. This event is both a networking opportunity and a chance for divisions to showcase and promote themselves to prospective members. Tables staffed by participating divisions may feature contests and prize giveaways.

This event is complimentary for all attendees.

U759A - Focus on Exhibits: Welcome Reception

Date: Sunday, June 26, 2016
Location: New Orleans Convention Center
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Join your colleagues at the Grand Opening of the Exhibit Hall, immediately following the Division Mixer (above). Our exhibit hall is packed with exciting products, solutions, and technologies, with new and exciting content year after year. Roam the expansive space while enjoying refreshments, catching up with old friends, and making new ones.

This event will feature complimentary beer & wine and refreshments.

This event is complimentary for all attendees.

U759E, M759, T759 - New This Year! Dinner Club

Date: Sunday, June 26, 2016
Monday, June 27, 2016
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Session Description:

Free ticketed event!

First time attendee? Traveling on your own? Know of a good restaurant in New Orleans you want to tell people about? Meet up with your colleagues at the info kiosk at 7:00 pm and then head to dinner!

Dinner selections are up to the individuals gathering at the Kiosk, and all diners are expected to cover the cost of their own meals.


U759C - NEW THIS YEAR! ASEE Charity Casino Night

Date: Sunday, June 26, 2016
Location: New Orleans Convention Center, La Nouvelle Ballroom Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

New this year!

The First Ever ASEE Charity Social

Join your friends and colleagues at this special social event as we dance to the beat of New Orleans. You can even try your luck at the casino tables where you can win fabulous prizes!

Lite refreshments, including beer and wine, will be served. Complimentary for all attendees

This event will also feature a Silent Auction*

Try your luck and support a good cause!

There are 8 different gaming tables:

  • 5 black jack
  • 1 roulette
  • 1 craps
  • 1 three card poker

Tables will be open from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Cash in your winnings and get entered in the raffle drawing!

$5K chip vouchers can be purchased in advance for $20*
Raffle tickets can be purchased in advance for $5*

*All proceeds go to support the ASEE Give Back campaign for Cafe Hope and STEM NOLA.

M157 - Monday Plenary

Date: Monday, June 27, 2016
Location: New Orleans Convention Center
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson is Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, reporting to CEO Tim Cook.

Lisa oversees Apple's efforts to minimize its impact on the environment by addressing climate change through renewable energy and energy efficiency, using greener materials, and inventing new ways to conserve precious resources. She is also responsible for Apple’s education policy programs such as ConnectED, its product accessibility work, and its worldwide government affairs function.

From 2009 to 2013, Lisa served as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Appointed by President Barack Obama, she focused on reducing greenhouse gases, protecting air and water quality, preventing exposure to toxic contamination, and expanding outreach to communities on environmental issues. She has also served as Chief of Staff to New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine and as Commissioner of New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection.

Lisa holds a master's degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University. She serves on the boards of Princeton, Tulane, and the Clinton Foundation.

The Monday Plenary will feature the National Student Winners from the following competitions:

RUBE GOLDBERG - RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINE CONTESTS® (RGMCs) are designed to encourage teamwork and out-of-the-box problem solving for students of all ages. STEM and STEAM friendly, Rube Goldberg Machines™ tackle the most mundane tasks and ask participants to create their own overly elaborate and hilariously conceived wacky contraptions in honor of the competition’s founding father, Rube Goldberg (1884-1970).

Becca Russel

CONGRATULATIONS BECCA RUSSEL! Read more about our winner here!








SourceAmerica Design Challenge - The SourceAmerica Design Challenge is a national engineering competition to design workplace technology for people with disabilities. High school and college students team with an organization that employs people with disabilities or an individual with a disability to invent a process, device, system, or software that creates a more productive work environment. This service learning opportunity develops engineering, communication, writing, math, presentation, and social skills while helping the community and competing for cash prizes.


CONGRATULATIONS CONCORD HIGH SCHOOL! Read more about our winner here!




First Robotics - The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.


CONGRATULATIONS HIGHROLLERS! Read more about our winner here!




SAE Mini Baja - Baja SAE® consists of competitions that simulate real-world engineering design projects and their related challenges. Engineering students are tasked to design and build an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain.

Faith Forcucci

CONGRATULATIONS FAITH FORCUCCI! Read more about our winner here!








Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge - The Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge connects students and mentors to develop world changing solutions to promote contextual learning, innovation and entrepreneurship, and foster students’ abilities to apply these skills to create a sustainable world for this and future generations.


CONGRATULATIONS MEDIKEY! Read more about our winner here!



M250 - Two Year Model Design Competition

Date: Monday, June 27, 2016
Location: New Orleans Convention Center, Exhibit Hall F
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Robot Parade: Teams of freshman and sophomore engineering & engineering technology students will design and build autonomous robots that can deposit one ring in each of 12 boxes located along the “parade route” on a specified 8’ x 8’ track. Robots will have a maximum time of 90 seconds in each of their four allotted trials. The robot must begin within an 8” X 12” X 10” high size limit but may expand to any size during a trial. An Exhibit Session will precede the robot trials. Sponsored by the Two Year College Division.

M259B - Focus on Exhibits: Brunch

Date: Monday, June 27, 2016
Location: New Orleans Convention Center, Exhibit Hall F
Time: 9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Our exhibitors welcome you back for food and drink to start the day. Whether it’s a NASCAR, 3-D printer, or quality textbooks for your classes, you’ll likely find something interesting in the hall.

This event is complimentary for all attendees.

M259D - New This Year! Ideas at Play: Get To Know Orleans

Mon. June 27, 2016
New Orleans Convention Center, Exhibit Hall F - Foyer
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM

Free ticketed event!

Join the Ideas at Play community to learn about how to use games related to non-verbal communication skills as a means to introduce important concepts in any technical discipline. We will demonstrate the game using local restaurants, stores, and tourist spots within New Orleans so you can have fun while learning about the area.

M359B - 2016 ASEE Annual Awards Ceremony and Lunch

Date: Monday, June 27, 2016
Location: Marriott Convention Center, Ballroom
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

ASEE offers awards in a variety of areas, from best paper, to teaching recognition, to professional and technical honors, to a lifetime achievement award. This event showcases some of ASEE's best and brightest.

This event is complimentary for award winners and their guest, others can attend for $50.

M534B - Interdivisional Town Hall on the Proposed Changes to the ABET Accreditation Criteria

Mon. June 27, 2016
New Orleans Convention Center, 345
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

For the 2016 Interdivisional Town Hall Meeting, we will be convening a meeting for ASEE’s membership to offer their comments and feedback on the proposed changes to ABET’s accreditation criteria. In 2009, ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission convened a task force to systematically assess, evaluate, and recommend improvements to ABET EAC’s Criterion 3 (student outcomes). Following a fact finding process, the task force identified a number of issues within the existing accreditation standard as related to assessment, consistency of evaluation, existing and newly desired student outcomes, and the consequences of the existing outcomes on further innovations in engineering education. Initial recommendations regarding a linked set of changes to Criterion 3 and Criterion 5 (curriculum) were circulated last Spring by the task force to ABET’s member organizations; following preliminary input, a revised set of recommendations were advanced to the Engineering Accreditation Commission, and then the ABET Board of Delegates. The Board approved the release of these recommendations to ABET’s member organizations for a one-year comment period, which we are engaged in at present. (Follow this link for the proposed changes.)

The Town Hall meeting will consist of a panel comprised of key representatives from ABET, ASEE, and other organizations, with both academic and industry representatives; and a set of interactive sessions designed to assemble thoughtful feedback regarding the proposed changes. Following brief introductions by members of the panel, those attending the meeting will be invited to:

  • Assemble questions for the panel
  • Present questions to the panel, with responses
  • Re-group around specific topics
  • Have a scribe record comments offered vis-à-vis the chosen topic at each table


(We encourage those attending the meeting to bring a laptop or other digital device suitable for taking notes.)

All groups will have the opportunity to post their comments online during the town hall meeting. Each group will also be invited to prepare a more organized, written response that may be posted after the meeting. The written response does not have to be a consensus document, and clear protocols will be in place to allow for minority positions and dissenting statements.

The information assembled as a result of the Town Hall Meeting will be on part of ASEE overall response to the proposed changes. All comments that are collected will be compiled and forwarded to the ASEE Board, Executive Director, and the ASEE delegates to ABET.

Sponsored by: Liberal Education/Engineering & Society Division, Materials Division, Educational Research and Methods Division, Engineering Economy Division, Cooperative & Experiential Education Division, Energy Conversion and Conservation Division, Engineering Ethics Division, International Division, Women in Engineering Division, Engineering Technology Council, Engineering Libraries Division, Biomedical Division, Technological and Engineering Literacy/Philosophy of Engineering Division, Engineering and Public Policy Division, Engineering Physics & Physics Division, Two Year College Division, Engineering Leadership Development Division, Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation Division, Military and Veterans Constituent Committee Division, Computers in Education Division, Mathematics Division, Student Division, Multidisciplinary Engineering Division, Community Engagement Division, Manufacturing Division, Ocean and Marine Division, Electrical and Computer Division, Industrial Engineering Division, Minorities in Engineering Division, Environmental Engineering Division, Civil Engineering Division, Chemical Engineering Division, Mechanical Engineering Division, College Industry Partnerships Division, and Software Engineering Constituent Committee Division

M659 - Focus on Exhibits: Summertime Social

Date: Monday, June 27, 2016
Location: New Orleans Convention Center, Exhibit Hall F
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Nothing says summer like a refreshing glass of sweet, cold lemonade. Escape the hot June temps and see what’s “hot” on the Exhibit Hall Floor.

This event is complimentary for all attendees.

M659A - New This Year! Ideas at Play: Music Minefield

Mon. June 27, 2016
New Orleans Convention Center, Exhibit Hall F - Foyer
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Free ticketed event!

Join the Ideas at Play community in a participatory demonstration of how to get students involved in learning the correct nomenclature for specific items in a field while promoting trust and teamwork. We will demonstrate the game using items that relate to the music scene of New Orleans.

M657A - 2016 ASEE New Member Reception

Date: Monday, June 27, 2016
Location: New Orleans Convention Center, La Nouvelle Ballroom
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Reception for all who registered at the Non-member rate.

Hosted by Vice President of Member Affairs, B. Grant Crawford.

New members are welcomed to see us for some bayou-style lagniappe at a reception with members of ASEE’s Board of Directors. Learn how to get the most out of your ASEE Membership at this special reception!

Complimentary refreshments, including beer and wine, will be served.

T257 - Tuesday Plenary

Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Location: New Orleans Convention Center, La Nouvelle Ballroom
Time: 9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Join your friends and colleagues as we recognize the 2015 Best Overall PIC, Zone, and Diversity Paper Winners and the 2016 Most Outstanding Teaching Award winner.

Most Outstanding Teaching Award Winner

For exhibiting excellence in undergraduate teaching at all levels, for exceptional academic advising, for the development of an accredited undergraduate curriculum in Biomedical Engineering, and for service to the profession through leadership and mentoring.

Dr. Mary C. Verstraete

Dr. Verstraete is an Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering, completing her 28th year at The University of Akron in May 2016. She has risen through the ranks from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor and now also holds the title of Associate Chair for the Undergraduate Program in BME due to her hard work and dedication to the undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering which has been accredited since 2001.

Best Overall PIC Paper: PIC III “Which Courses Influence Engineering Students' Views of Social Responsibility?”

Authors: Nathan E Canney, Seattle University; Angela R Bielefeldt, University of Colorado; Mikhail Russu, Seattle University

Best Overall Zone Paper: Zone III “Correlating Engineering Statics Student Performance with Scores of a Test over Pre-requisite Material Involving Problem Solving”

Authors: Roy Myose, Wichita State University; Syed Raza, Wichita State University; Klaus Hoffmann, Wichita State University; Armin Ghoddoussi, Wichita State University

Best Diversity Paper: “Creating Inclusive Environments in First-Year Engineering Classes to Support Student Retention and Learning

Authors: Christina H. Paguyo, Colorado State University; Rebecca A Atadero, Colorado State University; Karen E. Rambo-Hernandez, West Virginia University; Jennifer Francis, West Virginia University

Also featured is our CMC Keynote Speaker: Joseph Bradley!

Joseph BradleyJoseph Bradley is president for business ventures at Uptake, a Chicago-based data analytics start-up. A noted expert on the Internet of Things, he joined Uptake after more than 20 years in the service provider, software, and technologies industries, serving as the vice president of Cisco’s Internet of Everything (IoE) Practice. He was also senior research fellow for the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation. In these roles, Bradley led a multidisciplinary and synergistic team of innovation, technology, research, economics, communications, and thought-leadership experts who were uniquely qualified to assist CXOs, government leaders, and their teams in transforming their digital organizations by leveraging the four components of IoE—people, process, data, and things..


T357 - Strategic Doing: Update and Input

Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Location: New Orleans Convention Center
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Strategic Update and Input meeting.

T359B -New This Year! FIRST ROBOTICS™ Competition

Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Location: New Orleans Convention Center, Exhibit Hall F
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. First Robotics Competition (FRC) is a field game where the students in teams of 20, under limited resources and strict rules have built an industrial sized robot to play difficult field games against like-minded competitors.

Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology ASEE will host the ultimate Sport for the Mind with an FRC regional competition in the exhibit hall on Tuesday, June 28th from 11am 1pm. Come and cheer on the teams!

T359 - Focus on Exhibits: Lunch & ASEE Division Poster Sessions

Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Location: New Orleans Convention Center, La Nouvelle Ballroom
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

ASEE Division Poster Sessions are available for perusing over lunch. And if there's a booth you've yet to explore, this closing Exhibit Hall session will be your last chance.

This event is complimentary for all attendees.

T359A - New This Year! Ideas at Play: Lasting Impressions

Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Location: New Orleans Convention Center, Exhibit Hall F - Foyer
Time: 12:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Free ticketed event!

Join the Ideas at Play community to participate in a game that uses a combination of competitive and collaborative elements which can be used to reinforce skills and concepts in your classroom. We will use educational innovations reported throughout technical sessions within the conference as our basis for the skills to reinforce that will be integrated in this example game.

T459C - Are Engineers Authoritarian? The Terrorist Challenge for Engineering Education

Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Location: New Orleans Convention Center, 243
Time: 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

A recently released book and subsequent press reports have highlighted the assertion that a much larger than expected number of violent terrorists and extremists have been trained as engineers. The number is said to be higher than can be explained by engineers being actively recruited by terrorist organizations. This finding has been hypothesized to be related to the trait of “certainty seeking” that gives individuals a sense of significance. Through a panel discussion the session will explore questions relating to engineering mindsets. Is there evidence for the existence of an engineering mindset? If so, how might the traits of this mindset be exhibited through behaviors, affiliations, and actions? Since engineers are highly valued in most countries, the panel will discuss how engineers and engineering ways of thinking are valued, and by whom. As pointed out by the study on jihadists, there may be situations in which an engineering mindset may be a liability. The panelists and audience discussion will also address how recent innovations in engineering education have the potential to change the attitudes and beliefs of engineers, and what such changes might mean for engineering.

Through the opinions of panelists and broader discussion with the audience this session seeks to meaningfully explore the finding that engineers are over-represented in extremist groups and this findings impact on engineering education. The discussion will be recorded and serve as the basis of a summary article.

Potential Panelists:

  • Erin Cech, LEES, Rice University
  • Donna Riley, LEES, Virginia Tech
  • Lisa Benson, ERM, Clemson
  • Dean Nieusma, LEES, Virgina Tech
  • Karl Smith, ERM, Minnesota and Purdue
  • John Krupczak, TELPhE, Hope College
  • Russel Korte, TELPhE, Colorado State
  • Steven Frezza, TELPhE, Gannon University
  • Norman Fortenberry, ASEE
  • Moderator: Alan Cheville, TELPhE, Bucknell

T557 - ASEE Finances Town Hall

Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Location: New Orleans Convention Center, 261
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

ASEE Town Hall on association financial status.

Distinguished Lecture Series

Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Location: New Orleans Convention Center, 342
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

W114 – DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: “Mind the Gap: What the ABET Crisis Can Teach Us about Connecting Research and Practice”

Description: The process of deliberation for ABET's proposed changes to accreditation criteria 3 and 5 began in 2009 but has followed a path far more opaque to ASEE members than the deliberations on EC 2000 in the 1990s, with most members and ASEE leaders learning of the proposal only in June 2015.

Changes to criterion 3 narrowly redefine professional skill attainment in ways that are at odds with numerous blue ribbon reports over the past two decades that call for increased emphasis on engineers' professional capabilities. The new learning outcomes in criterion 3 eliminate altogether skills such as lifelong learning, working across disciplines, and understanding political contexts of engineering work. Other outcomes such as global, environmental, and societal competencies no longer represent an outcome unto themselves but are now relegated to - and risk being conflated with - the limited context of engineering ethics.

Perhaps the most sweeping change is a tiny edit to criterion 5 that dispenses with the requirement that "adequate attention and time" be given to educational breadth. At stake here is nothing less than engineers' development of intellectual power built across disciplines, which enables critical thinking and reflective action expected of responsible and versatile professionals.

ABET has not effectively communicated evidence supporting the rationale behind these changes; documents available on ABET's website point to some unsupported perceptions, inconsistent with the literature, that particular outcomes are difficult to assess, and that collapsing outcomes into a smaller number will somehow spur innovation. This mentality betrays best assessment practices, which might instead suggest improving the training that ABET evaluators receive in assessment, or innovating new assessment methods where they are shown to be needed.

The fact that ABET's actions run counter to the engineering education literature and national STEM policy priorities underscores the critical consequences of the well-known, but not yet well addressed, research-to-practice gap in engineering education. This talk will motivate and describe in detail a proposed move from Disciplinary-Based Education Research (DBER) to Relational Organizing - Action Research (ROAR), which represents a more proactive and engaged effort to move engineering education ideas within traditional engineering disciplines. ROAR is developed from a combination of previously proven techniques in education (Participatory Action Research) and social change (Relational Organizing) and promises a viable path to ensuring key qualities for future engineers are valued and assessed properly.


Dr. Donna M. Riley, Virginia Tech

Donna Riley

Donna Riley is Professor of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech. From 2013-2015 she served as Program Director for Engineering Education at the National Science Foundation. Riley spent thirteen years as a founding faculty member of the Picker Engineering Program at Smith College, the first engineering program at a U.S. women’s college, and one of very few engineering programs in a liberal arts context. Riley’s research interests include the liberal education of engineers; engineering ethics; social inequality in engineering education; and engineering and social justice. Riley is the author of two books, Engineering and Social Justice and Engineering Thermodynamics and 21st Century Energy Problems, both published by Morgan and Claypool. Riley earned a B.S.E. in chemical engineering from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in engineering and public policy. She has served the Liberal Education/Engineering and Society Division as Program Chair in 2008-2009 and Chair in 2010-2011, and currently represents LEES on the ASEE Diversity Committee.

When Riley first became aware of ABET's changes at the ASEE meeting in June 2015, she collaborated with Purdue Dean Leah Jamieson and ASEE Fellow Cindy Atman to draft a response letter that received nearly 350 signatories, nearly 100 of these deans and associate deans, requesting an extension of the comment period. She additionally collaborated on letters from the LEES division and the ASEE Diversity Committee. She worked with colleagues at NSF and in other organizations in Washington to learn everything she could about the proposed changes, their history, and ABET's decision making process. She spoke personally with several representatives on ABET's EAC and Board and many other thought leaders on engineering education. She currently heads an ad hoc group within ASEE that is developing a broad based forum for dialogue about the changes in New Orleans and other opportunities for raising awareness and opening conversations about the proposed changes.

Riley was involved in designing Smith's ABET assessment processes for first-time accreditation, and has presented at the Best Assessment Processes Symposium hosted by ABET's Gloria Rogers on assessment of lifelong learning -- work that was later published in IJEE. She organized a special session on accreditation and outcomes-based education at ASEE in 2012.

W333 – DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: "Engineering a School Turnaround: How One School Went From Failing to Flourishing with a Fresh Focus on Engineering Education"


Mrs. Emily Hardee

Emily Hardee

As the STEM teacher at Raleigh’s innovative Brentwood Magnet Elementary School, Emily Hardee works with students and teachers to solve educational problems the same way engineers do--using knowledge, creativity, and curiosity. She can speak to the challenges and rewards of implementing elementary engineering curricula from deep first-hand experience; she provides professional development and support for teachers who are integrating engineering into daily instruction, facilitates design challenges with students in a dedicated school MakerSpace, and coordinates family STEM events. She has presented at local, state, and national STEM Conferences. Emily is a National Board Certified teacher who holds an M.S. degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment from Walden College.

Ms. Elizabeth A. Parry, North Caroline State University

Elizabeth Parry is an engineer, an educational consultant for K-12 engineering-focused STEM curriculum and teacher professional development, and an instructor in First Year Engineering at the College of Engineering at NC State. She works with K-12 schools, districts, and departments of education nationwide to develop and implement sustainable and effective models of integrated STEM through engineering and has authored more than 350 papers on K – 20 STEM education issues. Currently she serves as chair of the ASEE Board Committee on P12 Engineering Education; as vice president of the board of directors of the Triangle Coalition for STEM Education; and as a member of the STEM Consortium for the STEM Center for Girls. In addition, she is currently the co-PI on two National Science Foundation DRK12 grants focused on research and development of curricula for engineering in grades 3 -8. Previously, as the co-PI and project director of a National Science Foundation GK-12 grant, Parry developed a highly effective tiered mentoring model for diverse graduate and undergraduate engineering and education teams; she has also led efforts funded by the Department of Education, the National Institutes of Health, and the GE Foundation. Her life’s work of mentoring and advocacy for diversity and access in engineering was recognized in 2015 with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, the highest national recognition of mentoring.

W357B - 2015 Best PIC & Best Zone Paper Presentations
Dist. Lecture: ASEE Board of Directors

Best PIC Papers:


Title: Comparing Pedagogical Strategies for Inquiry-based Learning tasks in a Flipped Classroom Author: Milo Koretsky, Oregon State University; Samuel Alexander Mihelic, Oregon State University; Margot Vigeant, Bucknell University; Katharyn E Nottis, Bucknell University; Michael Prince, Bucknell University


Title: The Impact of Teaming and Cognitive Style on Student Perceptions of Design Ideation Outcomes

Author: Kathryn Jablokow, Pennsylvania State University; Wesley Teerlink, Pennsylvania State University; Seda Yilmaz, Iowa University; Shanna R. Daly, University of Michigan; Eli M. Silk, The State University of New Jersey


Title: Hybrid Learning Style

Author: Quintana Clark, Purdue University, West Lafayette; Alejandra Magana, Perdue University, West Lafayette


Title: The Path from Industry Professional to Assistant Professor

Author: Mark Angola, East Carolina University; Leslie Pagliari, East Carolina University; James Kirby, Eastern Kentucky University School of Business

Best Zone Papers:

Zone I

Title: A Deeper Understanding of Technology is Needed for Workforce Readiness – Playing Games, Texting, and Tweets Aren't Enough to Make Students Tech-Savvy

Author: Teresa Piliouras, Best We Can Be Inc.; CoAuthors: Raymond Yu, AITE High School; Kristen Villanueva, AITE High School; Yingxin Chen, AITE High School; Holly Robillard, AITE High School; Michael Berson, AITE High School; Jeanne Lauer, AITE High School; Garrett Sampel, AITE High School; Daniel Lapinski, AITE High School; Maigh Attre, AITE High School

Zone II

Title: The Da Vinci Foundry: A Powerful Learning and Thinking System to Develop the 21st Century Renaissance Engineer

Authors: Pedro E. Arce, Tennessee Technological University; Joseph Biernaki, Tennessee Technological University; J. R. Sanders, Tennessee Technological University; J. Pascal, Tennessee Technological University

Zone IV

Title: HSI STEM: Research Opportunities to Improve Retention and Increase the Pipeline to Graduate School

Author: Gino Galvez, California State University, Long Beach; Eric Marinez, California State University, Long Beach; Alvaro Monge, California State University, Long Beach

W333 – DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: "Bringing Visibility to Engineering Education" - Presented by National Instruments

Speakers: Dave Wilson, National Instruments,
Vice President of Product Marketing, Academic

In our innovation-driven world, rate of discovery matters. While researchers are discovering what no one knows, in the classroom, students are discovering what they don’t know—the behavior of signals and circuits within complex electromechanical systems. It’s the rate of discovery, of gaining true understanding, that impacts in-depth learning, as well as long-term engagement. To achieve real results, fast, we must give students direct visibility into the inner workings of the complex systems they’re aiming to understand and build. The faster students can find problems, the faster they can create innovative solutions. At National Instruments, we work with an ecosystem of partners and products to provide powerful tools of instrumentation, tools of discovery. Hear from Dave Wilson, Vice President of Product Marketing for Academics, on methods of discovery for the engineering classroom.

As Vice President of Product Marketing for Academics, Dave Wilson leads the global team responsible for ensuring adoption, proficiency, and growth of NI’s academic business. Since joining NI in 1991, Wilson has held roles across sales and marketing, including serving as a District Sales Manager, Director of Data Acquisition Marketing, International Sales Director for NI Japan, and the Director of International Marketing. Wilson serves on the ASEE Corporate Member Council, as an advisor to the Southern Regional Education Board, and as a member of several corporate boards. He is an avid maker, inventor and evangelist for STEM activities, and holds two patents. Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from The State University of New York.

W757 - ASEE President's Farewell Reception

Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Location: New Orleans Convention Center, La Nouvelle Ballroom
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Free ticketed event

Join ASEE President Joe Rencis as he passes the gavel to incoming President Louis Martin-Vega Join your friends and colleagues as we say goodbye to New Orleans and look forward to Columbus!

Light refreshments will be served.

This session is complimentary for all attendees.

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