ASEE Action

Updated March 25

The International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning has announced a call for papers.  The conference is in Villach, Austria on September 26-28.

Register now for WEPAN's annual conference, June 25-27 in Columbus.  The conference is the preeminent gathering for investigating and sharing ideas, research, and practices that promote the inclusion and success of diverse communities of women in engineering.

Ohio Northern University’s Smull College of Engineering will host the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) North Central Regional Conference, in which regional universities face off in a variety of competitions, including concrete canoe and steel bridge building competitions, from March 30-April 1.  The three-day conference brings together hundreds of students from across Michigan and Ohio for a number of events, including oral presentations, canoe races, timed bridge assemblies, and load testing. These events provide students with a chance to present a year’s worth of hard work, research, analysis, testing, and construction as well as a unique opportunity to meet and network with present and future leaders in civil engineering.

ASEE North Midwest Section Conference will be held Oct 5, at St Cloud State University. More details are here.

PMI Research and Education Conference
Registration is now open for the PMI® Research and Education Conference 2012, 15-18 July, Limerick, Ireland, a premier international project management research and education event that brings together scholars, senior practitioners and students of project management and allied disciplines. The conference will provide attendees with opportunities to discuss new project management research findings and teaching methods and to generate ideas that can be applied to project management practice. For more information on this event, please visit the conference website.


The University of Michigan's SMART (Sustainable Mobility & Accessibility Research & Transformation) initiative. 

With the generous support of the Rockefeller Foundation, UM has created a prize called the SMART Mobility EnterPrize, affectionately called 'MobiPrize’. Do you have an innovative venture that is helping to reshape mobility / accessibility in communities or across regions? Entrepreneurs and businesses addressing sustainable urban transportation are encouraged to apply. Visit www.mobiprize.com for more information. Deadline April 1st.

 

Dr. Karan L. Watson featured in the March issue of Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine as one of the nation's top 25 extraordinary women leaders who are “making a difference” in higher education.
Watson is Texas A&M University Provost and the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Watson earned bachelors, masters and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University. Karan L. Watson, Ph.D., P.E., was appointed provost and executive vice president for academic affairs on March 8, 2011. She previously served as vice provost at Texas A&M University from December 2008 to July 2009 and as dean of faculties and associate provost from February 2002 to December 2008. She joined the faculty of Texas A&M University in 1983 and is currently a Regents Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Dr. Watson is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the American Society for Engineering Education. Her awards and recognitions include the U.S. President's Award for Mentoring Minorities and Women in Science and Technology, the American Association for the Advancement of Science mentoring award, the IEEE International Undergraduate Teaching Award and the College of Engineering Crawford Teaching Award.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS/AWARDS

The 2012 STEMtech Conference. The League for Innovation is pleased to announce its Call for Proposals for the 2012 STEMtech conference, an international convening focused on increasing student success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The STEM-related tracks focus on improving STEM education and better aligning educational systems with each other and local workforce needs. The tech-related tracks focus on technology systems and applications and technology's role in the teaching and learning processes. Please visit http://www.league.org/2012stemtech/cfp/cfp_page1.cfm for more information.

IACEE World Conference. The IACEE World conference on Continuing Engineering Education (WCCEE) organizers at Universitat Politecnica de Valencia have announced the opening of registration for the WCCEE in Valencia on May 17-19 and three Pre-conference Workshops on 14 & 15 May. Sign up before March 31, 2012 for lower registration fees. Please visit www.simposing2012.uva.es to register.

Center for Sustainable Engineering Workshops. Held since 2006, CSE workshops for faculty members teaching engineering courses will again be offered by the Center for Sustainable Engineering, a partnership of Syracuse University, Carnegie Mellon University, Arizona State University, and Georgia Institute of Technology. Two workshops will be held on June 4-5 and June 7-8, 2012 in Syracuse, NY.  Each workshop will start at 9:00 am on the first day and will adjourn by 3:30 pm on the second day so participants can catch flights home the same evening. Applications for both workshops are now open at http://www.csengin.org. For further information about workshop logistics, please contact Carol Stokes-Cawley at cestokes@syr.edu. For further information about the technical content of the workshops, contact Cliff Davidson at davidson@syr.edu

International Symposium. The "International Symposium on Innovation and Quality in Engineering Education” will be held in April 26th-28th in Valladolid, Spain. The Symposium is mainly a discussion oriented meeting addressed to all those interested in actively participating in innovation processes in Engineering Education: administrators, students and teachers. Papers as well as poster presentations focused on the topics listed below are welcomed. There will be a limited number of invited introductory lectures in the plenary sessions, and additional discussion on papers dealing with the topics listed below. Experienced discussion leaders will structure with that material discussions in small groups. For more information please visit http://www.simposing2012.uva.es/english2.htm.

 

 

Materials evaluation conference hosted by South Dakota State University. South Dakota State University Materials Evaluation and Testing Laboratory, a part of the SDSU Mechanical Engineering Dept., which will be hosting a conference May 18-19 2012 on Materials Evaluation. (not enough information.)

 

12th Annual Conference on Science & Tech in Society. Abstracts are welcome on issues relevant to science & technology policy (STP), science & technology studies (STS), and related fields including but not limited to health; energy and environment; space; information and communications; innovation; education; and ethical, legal and social implications of science and technology. The conference will be held in March 30-31, 2012, Washington, DC. Abstracts are due Jan. 31st (final call). Register today at http://www.stglobal.org/2012conf.html#Registration

 

University Of South Florida Study To Look At STEM Education. Will Tyson, an ASEE member recently won a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to study STEM education. Tyson's "study will look at how STEM students developed their interest and then track their school and career performance. WUSF's Mark Schreiner spoke with Tyson about his study and what he hopes to learn." The full article can be viewed at http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2012/01/25/stem-students-and-programs-focus-of-university-of-south-florida-study/

 

Patent Office Expands Outreach for Innovation Honors. The Congressionally authorized medal is presented each year by the President of the United States and is the country’s highest award for technological achievement. The medal is awarded annually to individuals, teams (of up to four individuals), companies or divisions of companies for their outstanding contributions to America’s economic, environmental and social well-being. By highlighting the national importance of technological innovation, the medal is also meant to inspire future generations of Americans to prepare for and pursue technical careers to keep the United States at the forefront of global technology and economic leadership. The USPTO administers the medal program on behalf of the Commerce secretary. Detailed information about the requirements for submitting a nomination, including a nomination form, can be downloaded atwww.uspto.gov/about/nmti/guidelines.jsp.

 

Help educate for a more sustainable future and impact thousands of students by infusing sustainability into textbooks. ASEE is participating in an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Education to address the Big Sustainability Questions in our classrooms (understanding and engaging in problem solving around societal issues such as access to food and water, poverty reduction, and cleaner energy supplies).  You can see more information about this project at http://www.aacu.org/pkal/disciplinarysocietypartnerships/mobilizing/index.cfm

 

 The Education Division STEM Agenda conference. The Advancing the STEM Agenda in Education, the Workplace and Society conference is scheduled for July 16-17, 2012 on the University of Wisconsin-Stout campus.   The conference objective is to network and to blend ideas on continuous improvement with the latest research or best practices related to STEM initiatives in high schools, colleges and universities, and the transition to STEM careers.   Information is available on the website at http://asq.org/conferences/stem-agenda.

 

Education and Informatics, E-learning. The conference of education and information systems will be hosted in Orlando, Florida, USA, on July 17-20, 2012. March 7, 2012 is the submission deadline for the new reviewing cycle for abstracts/draft papers submissions and invited session proposals for The 10th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: For more information please visit (http://www.2012iiisconferences.org/imsci).

 

WEEF 2012 Conference. We invite you to submit an abstract to the World Engineering Education Forum WEEF 2012, to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on October 15th - 18th, 2012. If you have any colleagues who might be interested in making a submission to the conference, please feel free to forward this e-mail to them. The deadline for abstract submission is March 2, 2012.  To register please visit www.weef2012.edu.ar

 

The Institute of International Education workshop. Creating Globally Minded STEM Professionals Through Internships/Work Abroad Programs will be hosted in Washington, DC on April 26-27, 2012. The 1.5 day workshop will feature successful models related to developing internship programs in STEM fields, ideas for fundraising and sustainability, and breakout sessions to develop future plans.  Expert panelists from a wide range of institutions will share their experience and brainstorm with attendees about possible new initiatives. Visit http://www.iie.org/Who-We-Are/News-and-Events/Events/2012/STEM-Internships-Workshop for more information.

 

Workshop:  How to Engineer Engineering Education. Bucknell University will host a workshop on July 25-27, 2012 For the 11th consecutive year, faculty from Bucknell University are proud to offer this hands on workshop for engineering and science faculty and graduate students to enhance their teaching by writing clear instructional objectives at appropriate cognitive levels using active, cooperative, & problem-based learning, teaching teamwork and problem solving skills and assessing learning outcomes. To apply online please visit http://www.bucknell.edu/EngrEduWorkshop

Presidential STEM Teaching Award.The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science teaching. The National Science Foundation administers PAEMST on the behalf of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Including, principals, teachers, parents, students, or members of the general public can be nominated exceptional mathematics or science teachers who are currently teaching grades K-6 for the 2012 Award Year.  You need only the teacher’s name and contact information. The Nomination Deadline is April 1, 2012. The Application Deadline is May 1, 2012 for elementary school teachers (Grades K-6).  Secondary school teachers (Grades 7-12) are eligible to apply during the 2012-2013 academic year. To apply please visit www.paemst.org.

 

Are editors coercing authors for citations? A recent article in Science (3 Feb. 2012) documents how some journal editors in the social sciences coerce authors to add citations to the editor’s journal in an apparent attempt to increase the journal’s impact factor. The authors are extending this study into the science and engineering fields and need your help. Please follow this link to an introduction to their survey and the survey itself. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/foheng

 

Free Webinar: Integrating Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) Tools into Existing Engineering Courses. Presented by Autodesk, Inc., and ASEE.  The Autodesk Engineering Exploration Workshop will be hosted by Autodesk, Inc., and ASEE on March 22, 2012. The workshop will discuss the need to increase the education of engineering tools to students and practicing engineers. The workshop emphasizes the integration of CAE tools into existing engineering courses to enhance course curricula. To register please visit www.autodesk.com/aseewebcast2012 for more information.

STEM Teachers Scholarships. The AFCEA Educational Foundation is offering 50 scholarships of $5,000 each to students actively pursuing an undergraduate degree, graduate degree or credential/licensure for the purpose of teaching STEM subjects at a U.S. middle or secondary school. Support for the AFCEA Educational Foundation also has enabled it to award $1,000 Teaching Tools grants to those graduates who benefited from the first year of STEM scholarships in 2010 and now are actively engaged in teaching. These grants can be used for information technology hardware and software, other classroom tools, field trips, STEM-focused clubs and other activities. To apply please visit stem.afcea.org, application deadline is April 1.

 

Short Course on First-Year Engineering Student Success. On line registration is open for the May 23-25, 2012 Chautauqua short “Enhancing Student Success through a Model Introduction to Engineering Course.” The three-day course will be held at California State University, Dominquez Hills in the Los Angeles area and will be facilitated by Raymond B. Landis, Dean Emeritus of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology, California State University, Los Angeles. The course is intended for engineering faculty and student services staff who are working to improve the academic performance and retention of first-year engineering students. Information about the course and the opportunity to register on line can be found at: http://calchautauqua.net/Courses2010/CA1.html. Enrollment will be limited to 30 participants. For additional information, contact Ray Landis at: rlandis@calstatela.edu.

 

 

 

Marc Langston
m.langston@asee.org

ASEE Action

Updated March 25

The International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning has announced a call for papers.  The conference is in Villach, Austria on September 26-28.

Register now for WEPAN's annual conference, June 25-27 in Columbus.  The conference is the preeminent gathering for investigating and sharing ideas, research, and practices that promote the inclusion and success of diverse communities of women in engineering.

Ohio Northern University’s Smull College of Engineering will host the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) North Central Regional Conference, in which regional universities face off in a variety of competitions, including concrete canoe and steel bridge building competitions, from March 30-April 1.  The three-day conference brings together hundreds of students from across Michigan and Ohio for a number of events, including oral presentations, canoe races, timed bridge assemblies, and load testing. These events provide students with a chance to present a year’s worth of hard work, research, analysis, testing, and construction as well as a unique opportunity to meet and network with present and future leaders in civil engineering.

ASEE North Midwest Section Conference will be held Oct 5, at St Cloud State University. More details are here.

PMI Research and Education Conference
Registration is now open for the PMI® Research and Education Conference 2012, 15-18 July, Limerick, Ireland, a premier international project management research and education event that brings together scholars, senior practitioners and students of project management and allied disciplines. The conference will provide attendees with opportunities to discuss new project management research findings and teaching methods and to generate ideas that can be applied to project management practice. For more information on this event, please visit the conference website.


The University of Michigan's SMART (Sustainable Mobility & Accessibility Research & Transformation) initiative. 

With the generous support of the Rockefeller Foundation, UM has created a prize called the SMART Mobility EnterPrize, affectionately called 'MobiPrize’. Do you have an innovative venture that is helping to reshape mobility / accessibility in communities or across regions? Entrepreneurs and businesses addressing sustainable urban transportation are encouraged to apply. Visit www.mobiprize.com for more information. Deadline April 1st.

 

Dr. Karan L. Watson featured in the March issue of Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine as one of the nation's top 25 extraordinary women leaders who are “making a difference” in higher education.
Watson is Texas A&M University Provost and the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Watson earned bachelors, masters and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University. Karan L. Watson, Ph.D., P.E., was appointed provost and executive vice president for academic affairs on March 8, 2011. She previously served as vice provost at Texas A&M University from December 2008 to July 2009 and as dean of faculties and associate provost from February 2002 to December 2008. She joined the faculty of Texas A&M University in 1983 and is currently a Regents Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Dr. Watson is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the American Society for Engineering Education. Her awards and recognitions include the U.S. President's Award for Mentoring Minorities and Women in Science and Technology, the American Association for the Advancement of Science mentoring award, the IEEE International Undergraduate Teaching Award and the College of Engineering Crawford Teaching Award.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS/AWARDS

The 2012 STEMtech Conference. The League for Innovation is pleased to announce its Call for Proposals for the 2012 STEMtech conference, an international convening focused on increasing student success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The STEM-related tracks focus on improving STEM education and better aligning educational systems with each other and local workforce needs. The tech-related tracks focus on technology systems and applications and technology's role in the teaching and learning processes. Please visit http://www.league.org/2012stemtech/cfp/cfp_page1.cfm for more information.

IACEE World Conference. The IACEE World conference on Continuing Engineering Education (WCCEE) organizers at Universitat Politecnica de Valencia have announced the opening of registration for the WCCEE in Valencia on May 17-19 and three Pre-conference Workshops on 14 & 15 May. Sign up before March 31, 2012 for lower registration fees. Please visit www.simposing2012.uva.es to register.

Center for Sustainable Engineering Workshops. Held since 2006, CSE workshops for faculty members teaching engineering courses will again be offered by the Center for Sustainable Engineering, a partnership of Syracuse University, Carnegie Mellon University, Arizona State University, and Georgia Institute of Technology. Two workshops will be held on June 4-5 and June 7-8, 2012 in Syracuse, NY.  Each workshop will start at 9:00 am on the first day and will adjourn by 3:30 pm on the second day so participants can catch flights home the same evening. Applications for both workshops are now open at http://www.csengin.org. For further information about workshop logistics, please contact Carol Stokes-Cawley at cestokes@syr.edu. For further information about the technical content of the workshops, contact Cliff Davidson at davidson@syr.edu

International Symposium. The "International Symposium on Innovation and Quality in Engineering Education” will be held in April 26th-28th in Valladolid, Spain. The Symposium is mainly a discussion oriented meeting addressed to all those interested in actively participating in innovation processes in Engineering Education: administrators, students and teachers. Papers as well as poster presentations focused on the topics listed below are welcomed. There will be a limited number of invited introductory lectures in the plenary sessions, and additional discussion on papers dealing with the topics listed below. Experienced discussion leaders will structure with that material discussions in small groups. For more information please visit http://www.simposing2012.uva.es/english2.htm.

 

 

Materials evaluation conference hosted by South Dakota State University. South Dakota State University Materials Evaluation and Testing Laboratory, a part of the SDSU Mechanical Engineering Dept., which will be hosting a conference May 18-19 2012 on Materials Evaluation. (not enough information.)

 

12th Annual Conference on Science & Tech in Society. Abstracts are welcome on issues relevant to science & technology policy (STP), science & technology studies (STS), and related fields including but not limited to health; energy and environment; space; information and communications; innovation; education; and ethical, legal and social implications of science and technology. The conference will be held in March 30-31, 2012, Washington, DC. Abstracts are due Jan. 31st (final call). Register today at http://www.stglobal.org/2012conf.html#Registration

 

University Of South Florida Study To Look At STEM Education. Will Tyson, an ASEE member recently won a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to study STEM education. Tyson's "study will look at how STEM students developed their interest and then track their school and career performance. WUSF's Mark Schreiner spoke with Tyson about his study and what he hopes to learn." The full article can be viewed at http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2012/01/25/stem-students-and-programs-focus-of-university-of-south-florida-study/

 

Patent Office Expands Outreach for Innovation Honors. The Congressionally authorized medal is presented each year by the President of the United States and is the country’s highest award for technological achievement. The medal is awarded annually to individuals, teams (of up to four individuals), companies or divisions of companies for their outstanding contributions to America’s economic, environmental and social well-being. By highlighting the national importance of technological innovation, the medal is also meant to inspire future generations of Americans to prepare for and pursue technical careers to keep the United States at the forefront of global technology and economic leadership. The USPTO administers the medal program on behalf of the Commerce secretary. Detailed information about the requirements for submitting a nomination, including a nomination form, can be downloaded atwww.uspto.gov/about/nmti/guidelines.jsp.

 

Help educate for a more sustainable future and impact thousands of students by infusing sustainability into textbooks. ASEE is participating in an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Education to address the Big Sustainability Questions in our classrooms (understanding and engaging in problem solving around societal issues such as access to food and water, poverty reduction, and cleaner energy supplies).  You can see more information about this project at http://www.aacu.org/pkal/disciplinarysocietypartnerships/mobilizing/index.cfm

 

 The Education Division STEM Agenda conference. The Advancing the STEM Agenda in Education, the Workplace and Society conference is scheduled for July 16-17, 2012 on the University of Wisconsin-Stout campus.   The conference objective is to network and to blend ideas on continuous improvement with the latest research or best practices related to STEM initiatives in high schools, colleges and universities, and the transition to STEM careers.   Information is available on the website at http://asq.org/conferences/stem-agenda.

 

Education and Informatics, E-learning. The conference of education and information systems will be hosted in Orlando, Florida, USA, on July 17-20, 2012. March 7, 2012 is the submission deadline for the new reviewing cycle for abstracts/draft papers submissions and invited session proposals for The 10th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: For more information please visit (http://www.2012iiisconferences.org/imsci).

 

WEEF 2012 Conference. We invite you to submit an abstract to the World Engineering Education Forum WEEF 2012, to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on October 15th - 18th, 2012. If you have any colleagues who might be interested in making a submission to the conference, please feel free to forward this e-mail to them. The deadline for abstract submission is March 2, 2012.  To register please visit www.weef2012.edu.ar

 

The Institute of International Education workshop. Creating Globally Minded STEM Professionals Through Internships/Work Abroad Programs will be hosted in Washington, DC on April 26-27, 2012. The 1.5 day workshop will feature successful models related to developing internship programs in STEM fields, ideas for fundraising and sustainability, and breakout sessions to develop future plans.  Expert panelists from a wide range of institutions will share their experience and brainstorm with attendees about possible new initiatives. Visit http://www.iie.org/Who-We-Are/News-and-Events/Events/2012/STEM-Internships-Workshop for more information.

 

Workshop:  How to Engineer Engineering Education. Bucknell University will host a workshop on July 25-27, 2012 For the 11th consecutive year, faculty from Bucknell University are proud to offer this hands on workshop for engineering and science faculty and graduate students to enhance their teaching by writing clear instructional objectives at appropriate cognitive levels using active, cooperative, & problem-based learning, teaching teamwork and problem solving skills and assessing learning outcomes. To apply online please visit http://www.bucknell.edu/EngrEduWorkshop

Presidential STEM Teaching Award.The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science teaching. The National Science Foundation administers PAEMST on the behalf of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Including, principals, teachers, parents, students, or members of the general public can be nominated exceptional mathematics or science teachers who are currently teaching grades K-6 for the 2012 Award Year.  You need only the teacher’s name and contact information. The Nomination Deadline is April 1, 2012. The Application Deadline is May 1, 2012 for elementary school teachers (Grades K-6).  Secondary school teachers (Grades 7-12) are eligible to apply during the 2012-2013 academic year. To apply please visit www.paemst.org.

 

Are editors coercing authors for citations? A recent article in Science (3 Feb. 2012) documents how some journal editors in the social sciences coerce authors to add citations to the editor’s journal in an apparent attempt to increase the journal’s impact factor. The authors are extending this study into the science and engineering fields and need your help. Please follow this link to an introduction to their survey and the survey itself. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/foheng

 

Free Webinar: Integrating Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) Tools into Existing Engineering Courses. Presented by Autodesk, Inc., and ASEE.  The Autodesk Engineering Exploration Workshop will be hosted by Autodesk, Inc., and ASEE on March 22, 2012. The workshop will discuss the need to increase the education of engineering tools to students and practicing engineers. The workshop emphasizes the integration of CAE tools into existing engineering courses to enhance course curricula. To register please visit www.autodesk.com/aseewebcast2012 for more information.

STEM Teachers Scholarships. The AFCEA Educational Foundation is offering 50 scholarships of $5,000 each to students actively pursuing an undergraduate degree, graduate degree or credential/licensure for the purpose of teaching STEM subjects at a U.S. middle or secondary school. Support for the AFCEA Educational Foundation also has enabled it to award $1,000 Teaching Tools grants to those graduates who benefited from the first year of STEM scholarships in 2010 and now are actively engaged in teaching. These grants can be used for information technology hardware and software, other classroom tools, field trips, STEM-focused clubs and other activities. To apply please visit stem.afcea.org, application deadline is April 1.

 

Short Course on First-Year Engineering Student Success. On line registration is open for the May 23-25, 2012 Chautauqua short “Enhancing Student Success through a Model Introduction to Engineering Course.” The three-day course will be held at California State University, Dominquez Hills in the Los Angeles area and will be facilitated by Raymond B. Landis, Dean Emeritus of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology, California State University, Los Angeles. The course is intended for engineering faculty and student services staff who are working to improve the academic performance and retention of first-year engineering students. Information about the course and the opportunity to register on line can be found at: http://calchautauqua.net/Courses2010/CA1.html. Enrollment will be limited to 30 participants. For additional information, contact Ray Landis at: rlandis@calstatela.edu.

 

 

 

Marc Langston
m.langston@asee.org