AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION
ACADEMY OF FELLOWS
ANNUAL MEETING: JUNE 17, 2009
AUSTIN, TEXAS

MINUTES

Chairman Bill Wilhelm opened the Annual Fellows meeting and invited incoming ASEE President, J.P. Mohsen to speak to the group so J.P. could attend other events.

Report from Incoming ASEE President

Mohsen stated ASEE needs the involvement of the Fellows because their experience and expertise is valuable for the organization.  He urged the attendees to contribute to the various programs of ASEE.

Report from ASEE Executive Director

Frank Huband, Executive Director,  gave a short report on the status of ASEE.  A proposal from ASEE has been submitted to NSF for stimulus monies to fund a corporate fellows program.  This program would allow individuals who recently received their PhD to work in industry.

He reported that attendance at the 2009 Annual Conference was lower than for the 2008 Conference.  The exhibit hall was sold out but some organizations did not attend even though they had paid for doing so.  Most withdrew after the deadline for receiving a refund. 

New software to help improve member records and conference registration is being implemented.  It should be fully operational well before next years conference.

He asked Dwight Wardell, Manager of Member Services, to report on membership numbers which are given below

Total 13,990 Highest number ever and is up 1.2% from last year
Professional 9,911   Down 1.6% from last year which was the highest ever.
Institutional 623 An all-time high in all categories (total, engineering schools, technology schools, Canadian engineering schools, international engineering schools, corporations/associations)

Introductions

Wilhelm introduced Vice Chair/Secretary Carl Locke, Past Chair Ed Jones and Newsletter Editor Frank Gourley.

Several new Fellows were in attendance and introduced themselves:

Sheryl Sorby, Michigan Technological University (On Leave at NS)


Joe Rencis, University of Arkansas
John Orr, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
David DiBiasio, WorcesterPolytechnic Institute
Jed Lyons, University of South Carolina
Marilyn Barger, Hillsborough Community College
P. K. Raju, Auburn University
Duane Abata, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

All other fellows then did self introductions.  The attendance list is attached.

Report from Fellows Not in Attendance

Lyle Feisel reported on his conversation with Angie Perna, whose Aquiet@ presence was missed during the meeting.  Lyle reported that Angie was tied up with work and could not attend but had sage advice for all there: ABuy Low and Sell High!

Mary Anderson Rowland reported that Bill Lebold from Purdue was sorry he could not attend as he wanted to congratulate Dan Bundy as a new Fellow.

Expression of Gratitude

Wilhelm thanked the ASEE Fellows on the University of Texas faculty for their financial support for the breakfast.  Their funds subsidized the cost of the event and thus lowered the cost for the attendees.  The UT Fellow who provide support are:

Ronald E. Barr
Thomas F. Edgar
Wallace T. Fowler
Mario J. Gonzalez
Elmer L. Hixon
Billy V. Koen
Nicholas A. Peppas
James E. Stice

He also expressed his thanks to the ASEE Staff who provided support in helping organize the meeting of the Fellows.  He particularly thanked Dwight Wardell, Kat Dorman, and Sandra Wingate-Bey.

Remarks from ASEE President

 

President Sarah Rajala asked for the help of the Fellows to move ASEE forward.  While there are some budget concerns, the organization continues to be healthy.  Corporate support is still provided and there are some changes in the organizations who provide support.  She appointed an International Strategic Planning Task Force chaired by Dr. Barbara Olds.    With this increase in international activities, it is important that ASEE ensure benefits to the members and financial stability.   Dr. Olds is also chair of the ASEE International Advisory Committee.   

Fellows Endowed Award

Lyle Feisel reported on progress toward funding a new endowed award to be presented by ASEE.  So far a total of about $31,000 of the required $40,000 has been contributed.  He asked all in attendance to participate in funding the endowment and a solicitation of other Fellows will be made in the near future.   A committee, whose names are listed below, is working on solicitation of the funds and developing the criteria for the award.  The original proposal for the award was that it would be presented for Lifetime Achievement.  That remains yet to finally be decided.  The membership of the committee is:

Lyle Feisel, Chair
Ed Jones
John Weese
Angie Perna
Frank Barnes
Jim Stice
Wilhelm, in his best Angie voice, suggested that if Angie Perna were present he would say to the group, A Yu Gonna Give! Now Give!@

Recognition of John Prados

Jerry Yeargan suggested the group express their congratulations to John Prados for  being the recipient of the Benjamin Garver Lamme Award  which was to be presented at the Awards Banquet.

New Business
Wilhelm announced that Ed Jones, Chair,  John Prados and Lyle Feisel agreed to serve as the Nominating Committee for the new ASEE Academy of Fellows officer elections which will be held at the ASEE Annual Meeting in 2010.
The next meeting of the Academy of Fellows will be held on June 23, 2010 in Louisville.

John Weese chaired the ASEE Fellows Committee this year and the other members of this group were Mary Anderson-Rowland, Albert McHenry, and Karl Reid.  John asked for additional nominations for the next year. 

 

The meeting was adjourned by Wilhelm.

CEL, 6/19/09

 

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AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION
ACADEMY OF FELLOWS
ANNUAL MEETING: JUNE 17, 2009
AUSTIN, TEXAS

MINUTES

Chairman Bill Wilhelm opened the Annual Fellows meeting and invited incoming ASEE President, J.P. Mohsen to speak to the group so J.P. could attend other events.

Report from Incoming ASEE President

Mohsen stated ASEE needs the involvement of the Fellows because their experience and expertise is valuable for the organization.  He urged the attendees to contribute to the various programs of ASEE.

Report from ASEE Executive Director

Frank Huband, Executive Director,  gave a short report on the status of ASEE.  A proposal from ASEE has been submitted to NSF for stimulus monies to fund a corporate fellows program.  This program would allow individuals who recently received their PhD to work in industry.

He reported that attendance at the 2009 Annual Conference was lower than for the 2008 Conference.  The exhibit hall was sold out but some organizations did not attend even though they had paid for doing so.  Most withdrew after the deadline for receiving a refund. 

New software to help improve member records and conference registration is being implemented.  It should be fully operational well before next years conference.

He asked Dwight Wardell, Manager of Member Services, to report on membership numbers which are given below

Total 13,990 Highest number ever and is up 1.2% from last year
Professional 9,911   Down 1.6% from last year which was the highest ever.
Institutional 623 An all-time high in all categories (total, engineering schools, technology schools, Canadian engineering schools, international engineering schools, corporations/associations)

Introductions

Wilhelm introduced Vice Chair/Secretary Carl Locke, Past Chair Ed Jones and Newsletter Editor Frank Gourley.

Several new Fellows were in attendance and introduced themselves:

Sheryl Sorby, Michigan Technological University (On Leave at NS)


Joe Rencis, University of Arkansas
John Orr, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
David DiBiasio, WorcesterPolytechnic Institute
Jed Lyons, University of South Carolina
Marilyn Barger, Hillsborough Community College
P. K. Raju, Auburn University
Duane Abata, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

All other fellows then did self introductions.  The attendance list is attached.

Report from Fellows Not in Attendance

Lyle Feisel reported on his conversation with Angie Perna, whose Aquiet@ presence was missed during the meeting.  Lyle reported that Angie was tied up with work and could not attend but had sage advice for all there: ABuy Low and Sell High!

Mary Anderson Rowland reported that Bill Lebold from Purdue was sorry he could not attend as he wanted to congratulate Dan Bundy as a new Fellow.

Expression of Gratitude

Wilhelm thanked the ASEE Fellows on the University of Texas faculty for their financial support for the breakfast.  Their funds subsidized the cost of the event and thus lowered the cost for the attendees.  The UT Fellow who provide support are:

Ronald E. Barr
Thomas F. Edgar
Wallace T. Fowler
Mario J. Gonzalez
Elmer L. Hixon
Billy V. Koen
Nicholas A. Peppas
James E. Stice

He also expressed his thanks to the ASEE Staff who provided support in helping organize the meeting of the Fellows.  He particularly thanked Dwight Wardell, Kat Dorman, and Sandra Wingate-Bey.

Remarks from ASEE President

 

President Sarah Rajala asked for the help of the Fellows to move ASEE forward.  While there are some budget concerns, the organization continues to be healthy.  Corporate support is still provided and there are some changes in the organizations who provide support.  She appointed an International Strategic Planning Task Force chaired by Dr. Barbara Olds.    With this increase in international activities, it is important that ASEE ensure benefits to the members and financial stability.   Dr. Olds is also chair of the ASEE International Advisory Committee.   

Fellows Endowed Award

Lyle Feisel reported on progress toward funding a new endowed award to be presented by ASEE.  So far a total of about $31,000 of the required $40,000 has been contributed.  He asked all in attendance to participate in funding the endowment and a solicitation of other Fellows will be made in the near future.   A committee, whose names are listed below, is working on solicitation of the funds and developing the criteria for the award.  The original proposal for the award was that it would be presented for Lifetime Achievement.  That remains yet to finally be decided.  The membership of the committee is:

Lyle Feisel, Chair
Ed Jones
John Weese
Angie Perna
Frank Barnes
Jim Stice
Wilhelm, in his best Angie voice, suggested that if Angie Perna were present he would say to the group, A Yu Gonna Give! Now Give!@

Recognition of John Prados

Jerry Yeargan suggested the group express their congratulations to John Prados for  being the recipient of the Benjamin Garver Lamme Award  which was to be presented at the Awards Banquet.

New Business
Wilhelm announced that Ed Jones, Chair,  John Prados and Lyle Feisel agreed to serve as the Nominating Committee for the new ASEE Academy of Fellows officer elections which will be held at the ASEE Annual Meeting in 2010.
The next meeting of the Academy of Fellows will be held on June 23, 2010 in Louisville.

John Weese chaired the ASEE Fellows Committee this year and the other members of this group were Mary Anderson-Rowland, Albert McHenry, and Karl Reid.  John asked for additional nominations for the next year. 

 

The meeting was adjourned by Wilhelm.

CEL, 6/19/09

 

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