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  • ASEE MEMBER NEWS
  • ASEE FELLOWSHIP AND INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS
  • UPCOMING CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS

 

ASEE MEMBER NEWS

ASEE members Clive L. Dym, M. Mack Gilkeson, and J. Richard Phillips will receive the National Academy of Engineering’s Bernard M. Gordon Prize — a $500,000 award issued annually that recognizes innovation in engineering and technology education — “for creating and disseminating innovations in undergraduate engineering design education to develop engineering leaders.” Read the full story at http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinew/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=01052012b.

 

Dr. Jenna Carpenter, associate dean for the College of Engineering and Science and the Wayne and Juanita Spinks Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Louisiana Tech University, was recognized at the White House for her work with and contributions to advancing women in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. For more information, visit: http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20111205/NEWS01/111205013/Louisiana-Tech-associate-dean-professor-honored-White-House.

 

ASEE member Dr. Henry T. Yang was named to President Obama’s Committee on the National Medal of Science. Dr. Yang is the Chancellor of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was formerly the Neil Armstrong Distinguished Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University, where he also served as the dean of engineering for 10 years. In addition to membership in ASEE, Dr. Yang is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of ASME, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. For more information, please visit: http://www.politicaldigestonline.com/tag/american-society-for-engineering-education/.

 

ASEE is pleased to announce, with the support of Dean Gary S. May, a Student Chapter at Georgia Tech has formed, bringing the number of active ASEE Student Chapters to 17. A list of active Student Chapters is maintained by ASEE’s Student Division and may be accessed at http://students.asee.org/?page_id=102.

 

ASEE Executive Director Norman Fortenberry wrote a featured article in the December issue of Mechanical Engineering titled “Teaching Practical Skills.” In the piece Fortenberry argues that “to operate effectively, next-generation engineers will require a panoply of interpersonal and management skills, in addition to technical proficiency.” The article can be found here: http://memagazine.asme.org/Articles/2011/December/Teaching_Practical_Skills.cfm.

 

ASEE PROGRAMS

ASEE/NSF SMALL BUSINESS POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP. ASEE, in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), will place 50 recent Ph.D. recipients in designated active Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) participating companies. Trained recipients will engage in hands-on research projects in their areas of expertise. To be eligible, candidates must have been awarded, within three years to the date of their application, a Ph.D., Sc.D. or other earned doctoral degree in a STEM-related discipline supported by the National Science foundation. Spring 2011 Ph.D. candidates may apply but may not begin their fellowship until a degree is received. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents. Qualified women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Fellowship recipients will receive an annual stipend of $75,000 plus full health benefits for at least one year. The deadline is ongoing, and fellowships will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

For further information, please visit the ASEE website at http://nsfsbir.asee.org/ or contact the ASEE program administrator, Curt Millay, at c.millay@asee.org or 202-649-3832.

 

THE 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/

 

UPCOMING CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS

THE WORLD ENGINEERING EDUCATION FORUM (WEEF) 2012. The forum (http://www.weef2012.edu.ar/) will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Oct. 15-18, 2012. Meeting organizers are currently accepting submissions, with the deadline for abstract submission Feb. 6, 2012 (Check the website for possible extensions or for the whole set of deadlines). In order to strengthen the quality of conference proceedings, the WEEF 2012 Organizing Committee requires presentations to be peer reviewed. This requirement seeks to ensure that intellectual activity by faculty and students receives appropriate professional recognition. You can download the complete CFP document at http://www.weef2012.edu.ar/archivos/CallForPapersWEEF2012En.pdf.

 

FOOD + HEALTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACADEMY. A one-week business development intensive for science and engineering graduate students, post-docs and research faculty in fields related to foods, nutrition and human health, taking place Feb. 6—10, 2012. The academy combines seminars and networking sessions in an innovative format to help you learn how to evaluate your research for commercial opportunities or prepare for a career in industry. Open to applicants from national and international universities. $150 non-refundable fee for participants, no lodging. $250 non-refundable fee for participants with lodging. Apply Online by Jan. 1, 2012.

 

INTERNATIONAL COMPUTATIONAL MODELING VALIDATION. The Don Computing Company invites you to participate in the Computational Modeling (CFD/FEA/Process Modeling/Reservoir Simulation) for Oil and Gas, Aerospace & Maritime, Automotive & Transportation, Environmental Flows-Water, Biomedical Flows and so on. It also offers post-conference training on advanced software. The conference takes place Jan. 14-15, 2012 at the Australian Technology Park, Sydney, Australia. For more information please visit http://doncomputing.com/sydney-conference/

 

THE CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF MINING, METALLURGY AND PETROLEUM’S 2012 CONFERENCE: MINERALS FOR ALL SEASONS. The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum’s 2012 Conference & Exhibition takes place in Edmonton, Alberta, May 6-9, 2012. Please visit the conference website at http://www.cim.org/edmonton2012 for more information.

 

GREEN SCIENCES & SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM AT THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. Will Technology Let Us Avoid the Limits to Growth? 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of The Limits to Growth. The book unleashed a debate in 1972 that has not stopped since. On Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, we will meet at the New York Academy of Sciences to assess the state of the world economic-environmental complex as it is now, compared to the possible paths projected in 1972. We will discuss how our actions going forward may affect our future prospects. The meeting will consider very basic questions about the future of the planet. Speakers will include Dennis Meadows, Ph.D., Author (The Limits to Growth), and Thomas Graedel, Ph.D., Center for Industrial Ecology, Yale University. Register today at http://www.nyas.org/LimitsToGrowth

 

JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS (SWE) 60TH JOURNAL DIGITAL EDITION NOW AVAILABLE. A collection of peer-reviewed, scholarly articles, the Journal of the Society of Women Engineers offers insight into SWE's place in engineering, American and women's history. The stories featured serve as a look back and reminder of the issues that continue to face women in the engineering profession today. While some challenges have been overcome in the past six decades, others continue to persist and often take more subtle forms. This journal provides perspective to help us create a more inclusive organization and profession for all. Click here to read the digital edition of the Journal. Printed versions of the Journal will be available in January to order through the SWE Store.

 

ALAN T. WATERMAN AWARD. The National Science Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2012 Alan T. Waterman Award. This award commemorates the foundation’s first director and is NSF’s highest honor for promising early-career researchers. For detailed information, please visit http://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/honawards/ or contact the Program Manager at waterman@nsf.gov or 703-292-8040.

 


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Please submit information on conferences/workshops, ASEE member news, Member Awards, and ASEE members' published articles/books to Marc Langston, m.langston@asee.org.

ASEE Action

 

 

 

YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY MORE ISSUES OF ASEE ACTION IN EMAIL. It will reside here and will be updated on an ongoing basis. To receive the ASEE Connections newsletter, send an email to connections@asee.org with the word "Subscribe" in the subject line (and add connections@asee.org to your address book or safe list to avoid missing out on future issues.)

  • ASEE MEMBER NEWS
  • ASEE FELLOWSHIP AND INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS
  • UPCOMING CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS

 

ASEE MEMBER NEWS

ASEE members Clive L. Dym, M. Mack Gilkeson, and J. Richard Phillips will receive the National Academy of Engineering’s Bernard M. Gordon Prize — a $500,000 award issued annually that recognizes innovation in engineering and technology education — “for creating and disseminating innovations in undergraduate engineering design education to develop engineering leaders.” Read the full story at http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinew/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=01052012b.

 

Dr. Jenna Carpenter, associate dean for the College of Engineering and Science and the Wayne and Juanita Spinks Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Louisiana Tech University, was recognized at the White House for her work with and contributions to advancing women in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. For more information, visit: http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20111205/NEWS01/111205013/Louisiana-Tech-associate-dean-professor-honored-White-House.

 

ASEE member Dr. Henry T. Yang was named to President Obama’s Committee on the National Medal of Science. Dr. Yang is the Chancellor of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was formerly the Neil Armstrong Distinguished Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University, where he also served as the dean of engineering for 10 years. In addition to membership in ASEE, Dr. Yang is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of ASME, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. For more information, please visit: http://www.politicaldigestonline.com/tag/american-society-for-engineering-education/.

 

ASEE is pleased to announce, with the support of Dean Gary S. May, a Student Chapter at Georgia Tech has formed, bringing the number of active ASEE Student Chapters to 17. A list of active Student Chapters is maintained by ASEE’s Student Division and may be accessed at http://students.asee.org/?page_id=102.

 

ASEE Executive Director Norman Fortenberry wrote a featured article in the December issue of Mechanical Engineering titled “Teaching Practical Skills.” In the piece Fortenberry argues that “to operate effectively, next-generation engineers will require a panoply of interpersonal and management skills, in addition to technical proficiency.” The article can be found here: http://memagazine.asme.org/Articles/2011/December/Teaching_Practical_Skills.cfm.

 

ASEE PROGRAMS

ASEE/NSF SMALL BUSINESS POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP. ASEE, in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), will place 50 recent Ph.D. recipients in designated active Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) participating companies. Trained recipients will engage in hands-on research projects in their areas of expertise. To be eligible, candidates must have been awarded, within three years to the date of their application, a Ph.D., Sc.D. or other earned doctoral degree in a STEM-related discipline supported by the National Science foundation. Spring 2011 Ph.D. candidates may apply but may not begin their fellowship until a degree is received. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents. Qualified women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Fellowship recipients will receive an annual stipend of $75,000 plus full health benefits for at least one year. The deadline is ongoing, and fellowships will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

For further information, please visit the ASEE website at http://nsfsbir.asee.org/ or contact the ASEE program administrator, Curt Millay, at c.millay@asee.org or 202-649-3832.

 

THE 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/

 

UPCOMING CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS

THE WORLD ENGINEERING EDUCATION FORUM (WEEF) 2012. The forum (http://www.weef2012.edu.ar/) will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Oct. 15-18, 2012. Meeting organizers are currently accepting submissions, with the deadline for abstract submission Feb. 6, 2012 (Check the website for possible extensions or for the whole set of deadlines). In order to strengthen the quality of conference proceedings, the WEEF 2012 Organizing Committee requires presentations to be peer reviewed. This requirement seeks to ensure that intellectual activity by faculty and students receives appropriate professional recognition. You can download the complete CFP document at http://www.weef2012.edu.ar/archivos/CallForPapersWEEF2012En.pdf.

 

FOOD + HEALTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACADEMY. A one-week business development intensive for science and engineering graduate students, post-docs and research faculty in fields related to foods, nutrition and human health, taking place Feb. 6—10, 2012. The academy combines seminars and networking sessions in an innovative format to help you learn how to evaluate your research for commercial opportunities or prepare for a career in industry. Open to applicants from national and international universities. $150 non-refundable fee for participants, no lodging. $250 non-refundable fee for participants with lodging. Apply Online by Jan. 1, 2012.

 

INTERNATIONAL COMPUTATIONAL MODELING VALIDATION. The Don Computing Company invites you to participate in the Computational Modeling (CFD/FEA/Process Modeling/Reservoir Simulation) for Oil and Gas, Aerospace & Maritime, Automotive & Transportation, Environmental Flows-Water, Biomedical Flows and so on. It also offers post-conference training on advanced software. The conference takes place Jan. 14-15, 2012 at the Australian Technology Park, Sydney, Australia. For more information please visit http://doncomputing.com/sydney-conference/

 

THE CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF MINING, METALLURGY AND PETROLEUM’S 2012 CONFERENCE: MINERALS FOR ALL SEASONS. The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum’s 2012 Conference & Exhibition takes place in Edmonton, Alberta, May 6-9, 2012. Please visit the conference website at http://www.cim.org/edmonton2012 for more information.

 

GREEN SCIENCES & SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM AT THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. Will Technology Let Us Avoid the Limits to Growth? 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of The Limits to Growth. The book unleashed a debate in 1972 that has not stopped since. On Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, we will meet at the New York Academy of Sciences to assess the state of the world economic-environmental complex as it is now, compared to the possible paths projected in 1972. We will discuss how our actions going forward may affect our future prospects. The meeting will consider very basic questions about the future of the planet. Speakers will include Dennis Meadows, Ph.D., Author (The Limits to Growth), and Thomas Graedel, Ph.D., Center for Industrial Ecology, Yale University. Register today at http://www.nyas.org/LimitsToGrowth

 

JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS (SWE) 60TH JOURNAL DIGITAL EDITION NOW AVAILABLE. A collection of peer-reviewed, scholarly articles, the Journal of the Society of Women Engineers offers insight into SWE's place in engineering, American and women's history. The stories featured serve as a look back and reminder of the issues that continue to face women in the engineering profession today. While some challenges have been overcome in the past six decades, others continue to persist and often take more subtle forms. This journal provides perspective to help us create a more inclusive organization and profession for all. Click here to read the digital edition of the Journal. Printed versions of the Journal will be available in January to order through the SWE Store.

 

ALAN T. WATERMAN AWARD. The National Science Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2012 Alan T. Waterman Award. This award commemorates the foundation’s first director and is NSF’s highest honor for promising early-career researchers. For detailed information, please visit http://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/honawards/ or contact the Program Manager at waterman@nsf.gov or 703-292-8040.

 


SPREAD THE WORD!

Please submit information on conferences/workshops, ASEE member news, Member Awards, and ASEE members' published articles/books to Marc Langston, m.langston@asee.org.