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You are invited to submit a paper for presentation at the 3rd Annual ASEE International Forum, to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, on June 14, 2014, immediately preceding the 2014 ASEE Annual Meeting.
The purpose of the International Forum is to bring together engineering professionals from academia and industry from around the globe who are engaged in novel engineering education initiatives to share information on experiences and best practices. There is particular interest in highlighting engineering education activities involving at least two nations.
The theme of this year’s International Forum is Preparing Students to Meet Global Engineering Challenges, in recognition of the rapid and ongoing globalization of modern engineering practice and the many engineering challenges that engineers are already facing and will face in the foreseeable future. Authors are encouraged to address both the educational facets of this theme and how this work addresses particular global engineering challenges in their submissions, e.g., innovative use of technology, online techniques, international collaborative student teams, etc. and applications of the curriculum to solving issues such as hunger and food production, water and sanitation, housing, deterioration of civil infrastructure, renewable energy, disaster relief and mitigation efforts, and of course country relevant economic development through enhanced manufacturing etc.
Members of the ASEE community and their global partners are invited to submit abstracts for papers to be presented at the International Forum highlighting initiatives or projects fitting within the topical areas outlined below. The abstracts and subsequent papers will be evaluated by reviewers selected by the Organizing Committee for quality and best-fit with the aim of planning well-balanced sessions. The papers presented at the International Forum will appear with the ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. Papers not selected for a podium presentation may be eligible for a poster session.
The program will include three (3) parallel tracks on Saturday, June 14; each track will have two paper sessions for a total of six (6) sessions. The topical foci of the three tracks are:
This program track welcomes scholarly reports on efforts to develop and assess desired student learning outcomes across an array of technical and non-technical knowledge, skills, and abilities relevant to the great engineering challenges of our age.
Curriculum and Laboratory Development
This program track welcomes scholarly reports devoted to education relating to the great engineering challenges of our time with specific reference to
a. Efforts to (i) develop innovative materials that incorporate effective educational practices to improve student learning, including the development of textbooks or software, and (ii) improve education in engineering and non-engineering disciplines relevant to the great engineering challenges of our time, through adaptation and implementation of exemplary materials, laboratory experiences, and/or educational practices that have been developed and tested at other institutions, or
b. Innovative means of providing students with hands-on opportunities to (i) acquire technical skills and knowledge, (ii) integrate theoretical knowledge with practical skills, (iii) learn to use fundamental and advanced technical tools and methods, and (iv) integrate learning opportunities with those of students in different disciplines, not necessarily engineering.
This program track encourages scholarly reports on enhancing faculty knowledge and capabilities in (a) disciplinary fields with relevance and applicability to solutions of the great engineering challenges of our age, and (b) proven and innovative teaching methods best suited to these disciplines. There is particular interest in how faculty members are combining both their real world knowledge of the disciplinary fields and teaching innovation, e.g. international competitions, intern programs and working with institutions in 3rd world countries.
Each of the two partner societies is invited to submit programming for a 1 ½ hour session. It is encouraged to begin each session with a plenary presentation and follow with papers endorsed and invited by that partner society. These papers should highlight engineering education activities at the international level dealing with the conference theme, and preferably focusing on collaborative engineering programs involving at least two countries, with an emphasis on initiative goals, structure of the collaboration, and lessons learned.
Abstracts should follow the ASEE International Forum Abstract Format guidelines posted on the Author’s Kit. The abstract should be sufficiently complete to enable the Program Committee to determine the paper’s suitability for presentation at the International Forum.
Review occurs for both abstracts and full papers; abstract acceptance does not guarantee acceptance of the paper. Full papers must be accepted and presented by an author attending the Forum in order to be published in the proceedings.
For additional information, please contact Stephanie Harrington Hurd email@example.com.