WEBCAST. “Classroom Strategies for Applying Sustainability Principles to Real-world Engineering Problems” – Join representatives from ASEE and Autodesk on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST as they walk through the newest educational resources in the Autodesk Sustainability Workshop. Find out how to use the free learning tools to teach whole systems thinking, energy efficient design and green materials selection. Register now at http://www.autodesk.com/aseewebcast
2012 CONGRESSIONAL VISITS DAY. Dr. William E. Kelly, ASEE's Director of Public Affairs, attended the first committee meeting for the 2012 Science, Engineering and Technology Congressional Visits Day. ASEE participated in both the visits and exhibit last year for the first time in recent history. The major focus of this activity is research, but the theme last year and again this year will be the role of university research in jobs and job creation. The CVD provides excellent synergy with ASEE’s Public Policy Forum. ASEE is exploring ways to increase participation of ASEE members and learn how best to exhibit what ASEE does. For background on past CVDs, please visit http://www.setcvd.org/cvd2011/index.html
2011 ANNUAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS. Plenary and Distinguished lecture presentations from the 2011 Annual Conference in Vancouver, Canada are now available on the ASEE website http://www.asee.org/conferences-and-events/conferences/annual-conference/2011/program-schedule/conference-highlights
2012 ANNUAL CONFERENCE UPDATE: JUNE 10-13, 2012 – SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
part of ASEE’s ongoing effort to maximize the attendee
experience and following extensive discussions
among staff, exhibitors and representatives of our
membership, several changes are being made to the
program structure in 2012.
The Annual Picnic
will be replaced by an all-inclusive
Division Mixer Sunday afternoon,
complimentary for all attendees.
Sunday Evening in the Exhibit Hall. This event will
have complimentary beer and wine in addition to soft
drinks. This adds another complimentary food and
beverage function for all our attendees and
Slot Changes to Second Plenary: This second
plenary will feature:
This session will be followed by a 30-minute Meet The Board Town Hall.
changes and additions won't affect plans for the
technical and business sessions from Monday to
Wednesday and will not interfere with the Sunday
workshop schedule. The five concurrent Distinguished
Lecture slots continue as well as the Monday and
Tuesday evening social events. Most important, these
changes retain the qualities of our Annual Conference
WHITE HOUSE BULLETIN.
ASEE has negotiated a special arrangement with
Bulletin News that will allow you to receive White
House Bulletin, a comprehensive daily news
summary that brings the nation’s powerbrokers up to
speed on the morning’s developments while providing an
inside roadmap for future decisions. White
House Bulletin will be a must-read for
academics and industrial leaders.
ASEE’s special rate of five cents a day per member – less than 1% of the regular subscription price - depends on ASEE drawing enough subscribers. Don’t miss this opportunity for only five cents per day. If enough memebrs sign up, you’ll start receiving White House Bulletin in January. ASEE Members: $12/year. Non-members: $120/year.
up for White House
Bulletin here: http://www.asee.org/member-resources/resources/white-house-bulletin-details
K-12 WORKSHOP - PROPOSALS
ASEE's Ninth Annual
Workshop on K-12 Engineering Education - “Employing
Engineering for STEM Learning”. The event
will be held on Saturday, June 9, in San Antonio,
Texas, one day before the opening of the annual
conference. Proposals will be accepted November
1, 2011 through January 27, 2012.
workshops should prominently feature hands-on
classroom activities, provide take-home or
classroom-ready materials and be designed to engage
participants in interactive exercises. Workshops that
offer tangible material to attendees, in addition to
written material, are specifically solicited.
Proposals addressing 1) elementary/primary grades and
2) demonstrated methods for involving practicing
engineers and engineering students in the classroom
are also sought.
the K-12 Workshop website for updates: http://teachers.egfi-k12.org/2012-asee-workshop-on-k-12-engineering-education/
SMART SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. The Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) program is now accepting online applications until December 1, 2011. SMART is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be employed upon degree completion at a Department of Defense research facility. Please visit http://smart.asee.org/ for more information.
NASA AERONAUTICS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. The NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program, offered by the agency's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, is still accepting online applications through January 17, 2012. The scholarship provides an opportunity for highly motivated students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Aeronautical Engineering and related disciplines to receive a stipend ranging from $15,000 (Undergraduate) to $35,000 (Graduates) a year with an optional paid summer internship at a NASA Research Facility. Students are covered for up to two years of support with an optional third year for graduate students. Students must be U.S. citizens at least 18 years of age. For complete information visit: http://nasa.asee.org/
THE AIR FORCE SUMMER FACULTY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (SFFP). The AF SFFP offers hands-on exposure to Air Force research challenges through eight to twelve week research residencies at participating Air Force research facilities for full-time science and engineering faculty at U.S. colleges and universities. For more information regarding stipends, eligibility requirements, and application instructions, please visit http://sffp.asee.org/. Online applications will be accepted through November 30, 2011.
THE OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH (ONR) SUMMER FACULTY RESEARCH & SABBATICAL LEAVE PROGRAM. This is available to U.S. citizens who hold teaching or research appointments relating to science and/or engineering at U.S. academic institutions. Faculty members selected will receive a competitive stipend, a pre-program site visit and relocation and travel assistance (for qualifying participants). The application process closes December 5, 2011. To find out more, go to: http://onr.asee.org/
NAVAL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM.
This program is open to U.S. citizens and legal
permanent residents and offers a competitive stipend
as well as insurance, and relocation and travel
allowances. Locations include Naval Research Lab (NRL)
and the Naval Surface Warfare Center/Indian Head. The
program offers one- to three-year postdoctoral
fellowships designed to involve scientists and
engineers from academia and industry in scientific and
technical areas of interest and relevance to the Navy.
The program has a rolling admissions policy. For the
Naval Research Laboratory, go to: http://www.asee.org/nrl/
and for the Naval Surface Warfare Center/Indian Head,
go to: http://www.asee.org/nrewc/
THE NAVAL RESEARCH ENTERPRISE INTERN PROGRAM (NREIP). NREIP is a 10-week summer research opportunity for undergraduate sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students at a participating Naval Laboratory. This is the first year the program will be accepting sophomores. The stipend amounts for the program are $5,250 for sophomores, $7,880 for juniors and seniors and $10,500 for graduate students. U.S. citizenship is generally required; permanent residents and dual citizens are accepted at certain labs. (Please see web site for details). The online application process opens October 1, 2011, and all those wishing to be considered must have their applications completed and submitted by January 6, 2012. For more information or to apply, go to http://nreip.asee.org/
THE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM (SEAP). SEAP is an eight-week summer research opportunity at participating Office of Naval Research laboratories for high school students who have completed at least grade 9. Applicants must be 16 years of age for most laboratories, and U.S. citizens or permanent residents (Please see web site for details). A graduating senior is also eligible to apply. The stipends for the summer program are $3,150 for new students and $3,680 for returning students. The application opens October 1, 2011 and must be completed by January 6, 2012. For more information or to apply, go to http://seap.asee.org/
NSF GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
The 2012 GRFP application is currently open, and
available at http://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/
of study deadlines are from November
14-18, 2011. The GRFP Program Solicitation is
available at http://www.nsf.gov/grfp/.
All applicants are strongly encouraged to read the
official guidelines for the 2012 competition.
NSF anticipates making up to 2,000 awards depending on availability of funds. The award consists of a $30,000 annual stipend and a $10,500 cost of education allowance paid to the institution (anticipated to increase to $12,000 for 2012) and is renewable for up to three years. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. Nationals or permanent residents, be pursuing a research-focused Master’s or Ph.D. degree in a NSF supported field, and have completed no more than 12 months of full-time graduate study as of August 1, 2011. Applicants who have already earned a graduate degree or professional degree will not eligible for the 2012 GRFP. Prospective applicants should refer to the 2012 program solicitation for full details about eligibility. Please visit http://www.nsfgrfp.org/ for more information about the program. The GRF Operations Center is available to answer questions about the GRFP application at either firstname.lastname@example.org or 866-673-4737.
CONFERENCE FOR INDUSTRY & EDUCATION
miss this timely and important opportunity to network
and learn. This affordable conference has over 30
years of history, offering outstanding workshops,
sessions, and speakers for those individuals committed
to the partnership of industry and education.
Registrations opened October
15, 2011. Go to: http://www.asee.org/conferencesevents/conferences/ciec/2012/registration/housing/
DESIGN CONFERENCE. Penn State University will host the 28th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, “End of/in the Beginning: Realizing the Sustainable Imagination.” For additional information, visit http://www.beginningdesign2012.org/
AAAS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY POLICY
online application system is now open. The deadline
for applications is December
5, 2011, 5:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time. For
eligibility requirements, please go to: http://fellowships.aaas.org/04_eligibility.shtml
range from approximately $74,000 to $99,000. For more
information on benefits, please visit http://fellowships.aaas.org/05_support
13th IACEE WORLD CONFERENCE ON CONTINUING
EDUCATION (WCCEE 2012) – CALL
the Call for Abstracts for the 2012 International
Association on Continuing Education Conference that
will take place in Valencia,
Spain on May
17-19, 2012, hosted by the Universitat
The deadline is December 5, 2011 (300 words) – Go To: http://itekcms.com/wccee12/index.php/wccee12/wccee12/login
ENHANCING FIRST-YEAR ENGINEERING
MentorNet is a 501C (3) non-profit educational
organization. Its mission is to help engineering and
science students at the university level, focusing on
women and underrepresented minorities. By matching
them with mentors and guiding their one-on-one
relationships over the web, MentorNet enables these
students to achieve their career goals and diversify
the engineering and science workforce. MentorNet is
supported by fees from campus, corporate, government
laboratory and organization partners and by grants
from public and private foundations. Since MentorNet’s
founding in 1998, it has:
learn more, visit http://www.mentornet.net/