Divisions

ASEE offers over fifty Divisions and constituent committees that span a wide variety of interests and highlight the breadth of opportunities available to you as an ASEE member. Members are invited to affiliate with up to six of these special interest groups, and to take an active part in their work.

Take a look at the brief description and price of each division to find those that interest you. Further information is available through Membership Services at ASEE Headquarters at (202) 331-3520 or send an e-mail to membership@asee.org.

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Aerospace

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Sponsorship of joint education sessions at AIAA national meetings has been one of the major activities of this division in its important work toward improving aerospace engineering education and fostering better communication among the institutions involved. 

($2.00) Professional Interest Council I

Architectural Engineering

Officers, Bylaws, Web Site, Newsletter Blog
As the only organization devoted to the problems of the architectural engineering educator, this division offers well-rounded programs, supported by the educators and the practicing professionals, with a genuine interest in the students, faculty, and the educational objectives of the curriculum. 

(No dues) Professional Interest Council I

Biological & Agricultural Engineering

Officers, Bylaws, Web Site
This division is committed to the enhancement of undergraduate and graduate education in biological, agricultural, food, natural resource, and biosystems engineering. Publication of a newsletter, sponsorship of technical sessions, and dissemination of relevant trends and challenges are some of its activities.

($5.00) Professional Interest Council I

Biomedical Engineering

Officers, Bylaws, Newsletter, Award Information
This group provides a vital forum for those interested in biomedical engineering education through workshops, paper sessions, and panel discussions of current topics in the area. Every year, the division recognizes the efforts of senior educators. The division has an outstanding Educator Award, appropriately named after the late Professor Theo C. Pilkington of Duke University, to honor outstanding educators. The division's newsletter is a valuable instrument of information exchange. 

($3.00) Professional Interest Council II

Chemical Engineering

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In its efforts to promote excellence and pertinence in the teaching of chemical engineering, this division sponsors the Annual Chemical Engineering Lectureship, summer schools for chemical engineering teachers every five years, and innovative technical programs. Additionally, several division awards that promote excellence in chemical engineering education are given annually. The division also publishes Chemical Engineering Education, a quarterly journal. 

($3.00) Professional Interest Council I

Civil Engineering

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(Construction, Hydraulics, Sanitary, Soil Mechanics, Structural, Surveying, Transportation) The mission of the division is developing and presenting programs and activities directed toward the improvement of civil engineering undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs. Four standing committees support this mission: educational policy, teaching methodology, professional practice, and computer applications. Members actively plan and participate in the ASEE Annual Conference. The division publishes a newsletter and the Civil Engineering Education Journal.

($5.00) Professional Interest Council I

College-Industry Partnerships

Officers, Bylaws, Web Site, 2012 CIEC Program
The continued improvement of relations between the education and business communities has long been the goal of this division. It cosponsors the annual Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration, as well as participating extensively in the ASEE Annual Conference.

($5.00) Professional Interest Council V

Community Engagement in Engineering Education

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This unit aims to provide a primary point of discussion and dissemination of knowledge on the value and impact of service-based efforts in engineering education; to encourage efforts to improve the design, implementation, and assessment of service-based pedagogy; and to enhance the status of service-based teaching and learning in institutions of higher education.

(No dues.) Professional Interest Council III

Computers in Education

Officers, Bylaws, Web Site, Journal Articles
The primary purpose of this division is to serve as a medium for the exchange of ideas pertaining to the users of analog, hybrid and digital computers in education. CoEd serves engineering, mathematics, and science educators desiring to improve the quality of instruction. The division publishes a newsletter, Application Notes, with the intent of contributing to the general knowledge of the membership and promoting broader and more efficient uses of computers in education.

($7.00) Professional Interest Council IV

Computing & Information Technology

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With an ever-increasing volume of information from which needed portions must be selected, information procurement is becoming a major part of the engineer's work. This division is concerned with meeting the information crisis, both through efficient use of available information tools and through development of better systems.  

(No dues) Professional Interest Council III

Construction Engineering

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The constituent committee's major function is the accommodation of a growing interest in construction engineering education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Committee members serve to provide a liaison between ASEE and professional organizations such as AGC, AIC, NCA, NECA, ACCE, ARBA, ABC, MCA, and SMACCNA.

($5.00) Professional Interest Council I

Continuing Professional Development

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This division is a focal point for persons charged with responsibility for maintaining the competence of individuals working in industry, education and government. An active membership has nurtured an ongoing interchange of ideas, involvement, and information transfer of benefit to those concerned with developing continuing education programs for engineers and engineering managers. The division cosponsors the annual Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration. Members participate in special interest groups which are organized around specific topical interests and receive the division's newsletter.

($10.00) Professional Interest Council V

Cooperative and Experiential Education

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This division strives to develop high principles and maintain the integrity of cooperative and experiential education throughout academia and industry. The general goals of the division are to foster a better understanding of the importance of cooperative and experiential education, improve recruiting and related services to employers, and promote cooperative and experiential education in engineering and engineering technology to business and industry both national and international. The division also emphasizes professional standards and accreditation of co-op programs. Members are encouraged to participate and become involved in various CEED committees.

($10.00) Professional Interest Council V

Design in Engineering Education

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The purpose of DEED is to address the design education issues of virtually every engineering discipline. To this end, the division sponsors programs and other activities which address the particular problems and needs of engineering design education. The DEED membership is informed about the activities of the division, and new developments in engineering design education through the DEED Bulletin. 

($3.00) Professional Interest Council II

Educational Research and Methods

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The primary objectives of the ERM division are dissemination of knowledge on learning and teaching; encouragement of efforts to improve instruction through development of innovative materials and techniques, sound instructional design, and improved evaluation methodology; and enhancement of the status of teaching in the university. Some accomplishments of ERM are sponsorship of a very active program at the Annual Conference, regional effective teaching institutes in most ASEE Sections and co-sponsorship of the annual Frontiers in Education Conference. 

($3.00) Professional Interest Council IV

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Association with others interested in electrical engineering education is an important benefit of membership in this division. Each year, an outstanding young electrical engineering educator is selected by this group to receive the Frederick Emmons Terman Award. The division works closely with the IEEE Education Group in co-sponsorship of workshops, conferences, and symposia and in co-publication of a newsletter. 

($5.00) Professional Interest Council I

Energy Conversion and Conservation

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This division provides opportunities for engineers and educators interested and involved in energy conversion and conservation to exchange information, share views and respond to specific issues and problems relative to energy. Sponsoring technical sessions at the Annual Conference and recognition of individual accomplishments are a significant part of the division's work.

(No dues) Professional Interest Council III

Engineering and Public Policy

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This division fosters understanding of policy issues with significant technological components among engineering faculty, students and professionals in government and industry. It provides a communications link for those heavily involved in engineering and public policy education while at the same time, reaching out to the larger ASEE membership.

($4.00) Professional Interest Council III

Engineering Design Graphics

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This division coordinates and promotes activities in engineering graphics and computer graphics as they relate to design. This group publishes the Engineering Design Graphics Journal three times per year. A number of summer school programs have been sponsored and a display of student work is hosted at each Annual Conference. The Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to an outstanding educator, and the Oppenheimer Award is given at the division's Midyear Meeting for best paper.

($3.00) Professional Interest Council III

Engineering Economy

Officers, Bylaws
Economy is an important factor in engineering social system design. This division holds as its prime objective the effective communication of engineering economy concepts, and the demonstration of their relevance to all branches of engineering. The group has offered many programs for teachers, as well as annotated bibliographies and the Engineering Economist, a quarterly journal.

($2.00) Professional Interest Council I

Engineering Ethics

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This group aims to foster the commitment of ethical principles and behavior among scientists, engineers, and technologists; to foster increased knowledge of the principles of engineering ethics; and to promote increased competence in the application of these principles by engineering and technology educators and by their students -- by promoting and hosting conferences, workshops, and technical sessions.

(No dues) Professional Interest Council IV

Engineering Leadership Development 

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This unit aims to provide a primary point of discussion and dissemination on the value and impact of engineering leadership education. Although engineering leadership is a nascent field, the number of such programs continues to grow as a function of interest from universities, students, and employers. LEAD will provide resources to enhance the understanding of leadership traits for engineers, create a forum for best practices in the field, and encourage efforts to improve engineering leadership pedagogy.

(No dues.) Professional Interest Council II

Engineering Libraries

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This division exists to promote and strengthen the role of the library as an integral part of engineering education. ELD is a forum for library professionals and others concerned with meeting the information needs of engineering faculty and students. Division members compile and update a number of valuable guides to engineering literature (available on the ELD website). Members participate actively in the Annual Conference program and receive a quarterly newsletter published by the Division, now delivered electronically. The Division also sponsors two discussion lists: (1) ELD-L is for members only and is devoted to Division business and activities, and (2) ELDNET-L is open to all and addresses issues of interest to engineering and related subject area libraries and librarians.

($5.00) Professional Interest Council IV

Engineering Management

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This division exists to promote educational programs in engineering management, to encourage inclusion of courses in engineering management in traditional engineering curricula, and to provide a forum for discussion of the role of management in engineering.

($3.00) Professional Interest Council I

Engineering Physics and Physics

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This division is committed to providing opportunities for educators to exchange ideas pertaining to the broad domain of physics and engineering physics education as it relates to ALL students. This includes physics majors, engineering majors, as well as students majoring in the liberal arts. The division regularly sponsors and cosponsors sessions at the ASEE Annual Conferences on such topics as: the use of technology in physics teaching, assessment, accreditation issues, K-12 outreach programs, and innovative teaching and learning strategies. The division sponsors an annual "Distinguished Educator and Service Award" which is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the society and to the field of physics and engineering physics education.

($2.00) Professional Interest Council III

Engineering Technology

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This division is considered to be the professional society of the engineering technology educator. It sponsors national and regional professional improvement meetings and workshops with involvement from industry, publishes a newsletter, promotes studies and the publication of articles of national significance and is engaged in active committee work with national issues. 

($10.00) Professional Interest Council II

Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation

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The mission of this division is to foster and disseminate approaches to educate and stimulate faculty and students at all levels on entrepreneurship, including partnerships with business schools as well as the business and technology enterprise communities.

($5.00) Professional Interest Council IV

Environmental Engineering

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This division holds as its objective the advancement of both graduate and undergraduate education in environmental engineering. The opportunity to participate in sessions at the ASEE Annual Conference, as well as the year-round opportunity to exchange ideas with colleagues, are important facets of this division. 

($2.00) Professional Interest Council II

Experimentation and Laboratory-Oriented Studies

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This division is concerned with the laboratory component of engineering curricula. Thus, it consists of people who strongly believe in the importance of laboratories at all levels of instruction. The main activity of the division is the program which it develops for the Annual Conference. Sessions are devoted to innovations in laboratory instruction and each year one of the engineering divisions is highlighted in a separate session. Two newsletters are published each year.

($3.00) Professional Interest Council IV

First-Year Programs Division

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The objective of this division is to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas between those people interested in lower division engineering and related studies, with an emphasis on the first year experience. Topics of interest include methods of integrating design, problem-solving, computing, and student success studies into the first year experience. 

($4.00) Professional Interest Council III

Graduate Studies

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To meet its mission, the Graduate Studies Division shall foster the development of full-time, part-time, and special graduate programs and related educational offerings designed to develop graduate engineers educated for the professional practice of engineering in its several phases, including design, production, development and research. Included shall be both specialized and interdisciplinary engineering programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Master of Engineering, those leading to the graduate professional degree of Engineer, and those leading to the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Science, and Doctor of Engineering.

($5.00) Professional Interest Council IV

Industrial Engineering

Officers, Bylaws, Web Site
An effective dialogue between industrial engineers in education and industry is provided by this division. A newsletter and triennial summer school add depth to the group's work. 

($4.00) Professional Interest Council I

Instrumentation

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It is our duty as educators to teach our students modern techniques of instrumentation. Accordingly, it is this group's mission to provide a professional vehicle for the exchange and propagation of new ideas related to the field of instrumentation in engineering education. 

($2.00) Professional Interest Council III

International

Officers, Bylaws, Web Site, Newsletter, Minutes
In its work toward promoting international understanding in a global era this division offers a forum for the exchange of ideas for multicultural and multinational activities. The division publishes a newsletter to inform its members of various international opportunities available and how to become active in such programs. 

($5.00) Professional Interest Council IV

K-12 & Pre-College Engineering

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This group strives to provide a focus for development of innovative K-12 engineering education curricula and delivery approaches and a forum for the presentation and sharing of K-12 engineering educational initiatives and methods; to create a vital community engaged in K-12 engineering initiatives; to encourage the professional development of teachers in K-12 engineering education methodologies; to increase awareness and participation of university faculty and industrial educators/partners in K-12 engineering initiatives; to promote engineering as the context to integrate science and mathematics with all subjects in the K-12 setting; to encourage the participation of K-12 educators in the creation and delivery of K-12 engineering content; and to synthesize and broadly disseminate lessons learned.

($7.00) Professional Interest Council IV

Liberal Education/Engineering & Society

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This division provides a vital forum for those concerned with integrating the humanities and social sciences into engineering education via methods, courses, and curricular designs that emphasize the connectedness between the technical and non-technical dimensions of engineering learning and work. The division is dedicated to helping engineers to develop an ability to communicate effectively, appreciate their professional and ethical responsibilities, and understand the interaction of engineering activities with politics, society, and culture. The division sponsors sessions and maintains a website and welcomes both engineers and non-engineers as members.

($2.00) Professional Interest Council III

Manufacturing

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This group strives to advance and coordinate the development of manufacturing engineering and technology programs and research through dialogue between industry, engineering and technology faculty. Annual Conference sessions, a manufacturing education newsletter and other forums focus on curriculum developments and trends, new manufacturing technologies, teaching techniques, laboratory development, research and new resources for more effective manufacturing education. 

($5.00) Professional Interest Council I

Materials (Mineral Engineering)

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This division offers an opportunity for exchange among the various engineering disciplines interested in engineering materials including mineral engineering. It furnishes a basis for discussion of the relationship of materials courses to various engineering curricula. The group has sponsored highly successful workshops for teachers.

(No dues) Professional Interest Council II

Mathematics

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This division works to enhance the teaching of mathematics and to stimulate research in applied mathematics. Association with others interested in engineering mathematics, and the opportunity to contribute to the improvement of the mathematical background for engineering education are but a few facets of this group. 

($2.00) Professional Interest Council III

Mechanical Engineering

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(Machine Design, Thermodynamics, Power) The goal of this division is the advancement of education in all of its functions which pertain to mechanical engineering, including the processes and teaching and learning, research, professional interactions, extension services, and public relations. The division has an awards program to recognize outstanding mechanical engineering educators and publishes a quarterly journal, Mechanical Engineering News. 

($2.00) Professional Interest Council I

Mechanics

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This group strives to disseminate developments and trends in mechanics to engineering educators, and to foster interest in mechanics as a discipline. Major studies and surveys have been conducted by the division in this direction. 

($2.00) Professional Interest Council III

Minorities in Engineering

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This division works to increase the participation of Black/African, Hispanic/Latino, and Native/Pacific Islander Americans at all levels of engineering education and the profession. The division is concerned with programs to improve preparation, recruitment and retention of students at pre-college, undergraduate and graduate levels in the science, mathematics, and engineering (SME) fields, and with the need to increase the number of minority SME faculty. The division sponsors sessions at the ASEE Annual Conference and administers the Vincent Bendix Minorities in Engineering Award. 

($5.00) Professional Interest Council IV

Multidisciplinary Engineering

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This group seeks to promote and develop Multidisciplinary Engineering Education by assisting in the development of sound curricula and by representing the interests of multidisciplinary engineering on a national level with regard to accreditation, student placement, etc. The group's goal is to have membership representation from all non-traditional multidisciplinary programs.

(No dues) Professional Interest Council II

New Engineering Educators

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This division is intended for, but not limited to, engineering faculty within the first five years of their initial teaching appointment. The purpose of this unit is to disseminate information useful for the professional development of new faculty in the areas of teaching and research. 

($3.00) Professional Interest Council IV

Nuclear and Radiological Engineering

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The goal of the division is to promote a program for the exchange of ideas for educators and concerned engineers in nuclear energy and in radiological engineering. It also works toward the publication of these ideas as they relate to the rapidly changing technologies of nuclear energy and radiological engineering. 

($2.00) Professional Interest Council II

Ocean and Marine Engineering

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Membership in this division is vital in order to keep abreast of educational developments in the new fields of ocean and marine engineering. Panel discussions, newsletters, studies and other important work are undertaken to study and assess the needs and problems of education in ocean engineering and technology. 

(No dues) Professional Interest Council II

Software Engineering Constituent Committee

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The SwECC seeks to provide leadership and coordination within ASEE to enhance knowledge of software engineering education, to provide guidance and advice on educational programs in the discipline, to collaborate and cooperate with other groups interested in the software education, and to provide a forum for discussion by educators in the discipline of software engineering.

($5.00) Professional Interest Council II

Student Division

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This group seeks to foster programs for students at ASEE national and regional meetings; to promote the establishment of Student Chapters; to promote graduate school, scholarship, and fellowship opportunities for engineering students; to develop the next generation of ASEE leaders; and to build a community of student members. Membership is open to faculty, administrators, and industry people who work closely with students as well as to students themselves.

(No dues) Professional Interest Council IV

Systems Engineering Division

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This committee serves the same purposes as the Society, as they pertain specifically to systems engineering education and the promotion of educational exchange, friendly cooperation, and mutual help among its members. Its purposes include promoting educational programs in systems engineering and providing a forum for discussion by all engineering educators on the discipline of systems engineering.

($2.00) Professional Interest Council II

Technological and Engineering Literacy/Philosophy of
Engineering

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This group serves as a forum for those seeking to improve the broad understanding of all types of technology by all Americans. Technology affects nearly every aspect of modern life yet few people, including engineers, understand the technologies we use every day, or recognize the complex interactions between society and technology. How can educators facilitate broad technological understanding? The committee aims to promote vigorous debate and is devoted to achieving progress on these issues. Both engineers and non-engineers are welcome to participate.

(No dues) Professional Interest Council III

Two-Year College

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The Two-Year College division was established by the ASEE Board of Directors in 1992, in recognition of the important role played by two-year programs in the engineering education pipeline. The primary role of the division is to focus on those engineering and engineering technology education issues that are important (and, in some cases, unique) to community colleges, junior colleges, 3 + 2 programs, two-year technical institutes, and other two-year programs. 

(No dues) Professional Interest Council III

Women in Engineering

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This division works to increase the participation of women at all levels of engineering education and the profession. The division is concerned with programs to improve preparation, recruitment and retention of women students at undergraduate and graduate levels in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, (STEM) fields, with the need to increase the number of women STEM faculty, and with the re-entry of women into the profession. The division sponsors sessions at the ASEE Annual Conference and administers the WIED Awards. 

($7.00) Professional Interest Council IV

 

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