For hundreds of years, people in the West and Americans in particular have thought that the Chinese needed to learn from us. After all, wasn't it the Europeans and North Americans who had the most advanced technology, best political order (democracy), most productive economy (capitalism), most creative art, and more? Since the early 2000s however, Americans especially have often expressed fear of China. The Chinese are accused of stealing our jobs, becoming the largest carbon polluter, and producing more engineers than anyone else. What I want to consider, however, is whether there are things, ... (continued)
Prof. Carl Mitcham
Carl Mitcham is Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies, Director of the Hennebach Program for the Humanities, and Co-Director of the Ethics Across Campus Program at the Colorado School of Mines. His disciplinary background is in philosophy, with an emphasis in philosophy and ethics of science, technology, and engineering. His scholarly publications, however, have been as much interdisciplinary as disciplinary, especially insofar as he has worked to bring philosophy of technology into the interdisciplinary field of Science, Technology, and Society (STS) studies.
Among these publicatio ... (continued)
Do Engineering—Unleashing the Next Generation of System Designers
The engineers of tomorrow need to design increasingly complex integrated systems to meet the demands of a rapidly changing technological landscape. To do so, the engineering students of today require hands-on education to understand the necessary theory underpinning system components. They also require experience synthesizing these components into an operational system. In this session, NI unveils how students can equip themselves with the proper tools to “do engineering” like never before and graduate as an unmatched generation of system designers.
Mr. Dave Wilson
As the Director of Academic Programs for National Instruments, Dave Wilson works with the both NI headquarters and more than 45 NI branches around the globe. He ensures the most effective product proficiency development strategies and tactics are implemented worldwide.
Before joining NI, Dave worked for the Xerox Corporation and Keithley Instruments as a research engineer and software developer. Upon joining NI in 1991 as a Michigan-area district sales manager, he began driving the adoption of NI measurement and automation solutions throughout the automotive industry. In this role, he presented ... (continued)
Significant attention has been devoted to the issue of transformation in engineering education. With the recent creation of several new departments of engineering education, transitions in the nature of the Journal of Engineering Education, and the development of an increasingly large international community, a significant change has occurred in the system, itself, that is transforming engineering education. Efforts have also been focused on the development, validation, and dissemination of proven pedagogies, educator training and development, and the development of a body of rigorous foundational ... (continued)
Dr. Cynthia J. Atman
Cynthia J. Atman is the founding Director of the Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching (CELT), a Professor in Human Centered Design & Engineering, and the inaugural holder of the Mitchell T. & Lella Blanche Bowie Endowed Chair at the University of Washington (UW). She is the Principal Investigator on the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded study on “Engineering Education Pioneers and Trajectories of Impact,” which will inform the content of the Distinguished Lecture. She has been an invited Distinguished Lecture speaker at NSF and keynote speaker for several international, nat ... (continued)
Dr. Gary R. Bertoline
Gary R. Bertoline, Ph.D. is the Dean of the College of Technology and a Distinguished Professor of Computer Graphics Technology and Computer & Information Technology at Purdue University. He earned his Ph.D. at The Ohio State University and was on the faculty in the College of Engineering for three years before coming to Purdue University in 1990. From 1995 through 2002, Gary served as Department Head of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University. He served five years as the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the College of Technology.
Gary led the development of the Envision Cent ... (continued)
2014/2015 ASEE Board of Directors Meeting
The perception of campus environment influences learning and developmental outcomes, and discriminatory environments have a negative effect on student learning. Research supports the pedagogical value of a diverse student body and faculty on enhancing learning. LGBTQ people have a more negative perception of campus climate than other populations. For example, one-third of LGBTQ students consider leaving due to a negative campus climate, 31% perceive a homophobic climate, and 11% experience harassment. Despite these compelling statistics, only 7% of universities offer support services specifical ... (continued)
Meet with ASEE staff to discuss questions and requirements to manage division sessions and papers for the 2015 Annual Conference in Seattle.
An open business and planning meeting for all existing and potential members of the Chemical Engineering Division. Please stop by, meet the group and help plan for the coming year.
The session covers papers involving courses that impact B.S./M.S. civil engineering curriculum.
Incorporating contractual, legal and ethical issues in construction engineering and management programs.
A panel of experts from the fields of engineering ethics education and cooperative and experiential education will discuss the issues related to ethics education and application in the workplace for students. Topics related to student preparation prior to entering the workplace, support for students while in the workplace, and pedagogical approaches to ethics education while in workplace environments will be covered.
Dr. Nael Barakat P.E.
Dr. Nael Barakat is a professor of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at Grand Valley State University (GVSU), Grand Rapids, MI. He is a registered professional engineer in Ontario, Canada, and a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). His areas of interest include controls, robotics, automation, systems dynamics and integration, metrology, NEMS, as well as engineering ethics, professionalism, and education.
Dr. Barakat is currently the chair of the Technology and Society (T & S) Division and the ASME District B leader. He is the current secretary/treasurer of the ASEE Ethics Division.
Mr. Eric Paul Pearson
Eric Pearson is the founder of The Bottom Three: Experiential Leadership LLC and the Director of Cross Sector Program Initiatives at the Electronic Systems Sector of Northrop Grumman, where he is responsible for cross-sector program development and relationship building across the myriad of cultures existing with the large corporation. Eric earned a B.S. in Education from Bowie State University and an M.S. in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering.
In addition to serving as the Antenna Program Manager for critical radar development programs, Eric spent a ... (continued)
Dr. Christopher J. Bise P.E.
Christopher J. Bise is Professor and Robert E. Murray Chairman of Mining Engineering at West Virginia University. His career spans 40 years in the coal mining profession, including industry, teaching, research, and service.
Bise received three degrees in mining engineering: a B.S. from Virginia Tech, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Penn State. He also received an M.H.S. in Environmental Health Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 1998. In addition to being a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania and West Virginia and a certified mine safety professional, he is also a board certif ... (continued)
Dr. Ronald J. Bennett P.E.
Dr. Ronald J. Bennett is Founding Dean and Professor Emeritus of the School of Engineering at the University of St. Thomas. Prior to entering academia, Bennett held leadership positions for three decades in the appliance, electronics, medical device and knowledge engineering industries. His responsibilities ranged from R&D, engineering and manufacturing to sales, marketing and general management.
He founded the School of Engineering at the University of St. Thomas. His current focus is on webinars and workshops on leadership for engineers in industry and academia. He has a variety of academ ... (continued)
Topics about distance education in ECE curricula including online models, synchronous/asynchronous modes, web-tools, and MOOCs.
This panel discussion session will deal with topics influencing education and research issues as they relate to energy and power systems with special emphasis on online education and use of information technology tools. Panel members from government, industry, and academia will present latest challenges and opportunities facing engineering and computing education community as demand and expectation are growing for graduating engineers, as well as faculty with expertise in these fields, in critical areas of renewable energy systems, storage, smart electric grid, and closely related areas.
Dr. S. Hossein Mousavinezhad
Professor Mousavinezhad has been active in Engineering Education and has served as ABET Program Evaluator; he is founding general chair of IEEE International Conferences on Electro Information Technology. In 2013 he published a book on mobile and hand-held computing. He received a grant from National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator), for the period October 2013 through September 2014. The research grant is in the area of electromagnetic spectrum sharing and enhancing access to radio spectrum. As part of the grant he will be responsible to organize a research symposium in May of 2014 so t ... (continued)
Dr. Herbert L. Hess P.E.
Herbert L. ’Herb’ Hess received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1993. He then joined the University of Idaho where he is Professor of Electrical Engineering. His work is in power electronic converters great and small, alternative energy systems, power quality, energy storage electronics, and on-chip designs of energy management systems. In ASEE, he is currently Division Chair of the Energy Conversion and Conservation Division, Secretary Treasurer of the Instrumentation Division, and past chair of the ECE Division.
Howard B. Rockman has been a practicing Patent and Intellectual Property attorney since 1963 to the present. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University, and a Law degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He has served as a Patent Examiner in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and as an attorney in the Patent Section of the U.S. Department of Justice. He has held the position of Adjunct Professor of Patent Law at John Marshall Law School in Chicago, IL since 1988. He is a visiting professor of Engineering Law and Intellectual Property Law for Engineers ... (continued)
Dr. Dagmar Niebur
Dr. Dagmar Niebur received her MSc in mathematics with a minor in physics from the University of Dortmund, Germany in 1984. She received her MSc in Computer Science (1987), the Postgraduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence (1987) and her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (1994) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland. She has joined Drexel University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in September 1997 where she
teaches courses in the area of system theory and dynamics. Prior to her position at Drexel she has held res ... (continued)
Craig Rieger, Ph.D., PE, is the lead for the Instrumentation, Control and Intelligent Systems distinctive signature area, a research and development program at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) with specific focus on next generation resilient control systems. In addition, he has organized and chaired six Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) technically co-sponsored symposia in this new research area, and authored more than 30 peer-reviewed publications. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University in 1983 and 1985, respectively, and a ... (continued)
Dr. Charles Kenneth Alexander
Dr. Charles Alexander is the Director of The Center for Research in Electronics and Aerospace Technology (CREATE). From 2002 until 2006 he was Dean of the Fenn College of Engineering. Additionally he has held the position of dean at California State University, Northridge, & Temple (acting dean six years). He has held the positions of department chair at Temple & Tennessee Tech (TTU) & Stocker Visiting Professor (an endowed chair) Ohio University (OU). He has secured funding & directed research centers at CSU, OU, Temple, & TTU; obtained research funding of more than $100 millio ... (continued)
Free ticketed event
Case studies and reports of information literacy instruction programs and activities and their impact on student learning.
Ticketed event: $32.00
Engineering Technology Division ETD Business Lunch
ENGAGE - Engaging Students in Engineering (www.EngageEngineering.org) is a five-year Extension Services project funded by the National Science Foundation. The overarching goal of ENGAGE is to increase the capacity of engineering schools to retain undergraduate students by facilitating the implementation of three strategies to improve students’ day-to-day classroom and educational experience. One ENGAGE retention strategy is to assess freshmen spatial visualization skills and implement proven teaching and learning strategies to improve spatial skills of students with weaker skills. Research indica ... (continued)
Ms. Susan Staffin Metz
Susan Metz is Senior Research Associate and Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Stevens Institute of Technology. She is a founder and Past President of WEPAN, Women in Engineering Proactive Network. Susan directs multi-institutional initiatives, and has worked with over 250 institutions to increase access, engagement and advancement of women in STEM through research and program development and implementation. Currently, Susan serves as principal investigator of EngageEngineering.org.
Dr. Patricia B. Campbell
Patricia B. Campbell, Ph.D., President of Campbell-Kibler Associates, Inc, has been involved in STEM educational research and evaluation and issues of race/ethnicity and gender for 30 years. Formerly an associate professor of research, measurement and statistics at Georgia State University, Dr. Campbell has authored more than 100 publications including: “The Effect of Context on Student Engagement in Engineering” and www.BeyondRigor.org, which provides easy to use tips to improve the quality of evaluations and research on efforts to improve the quality, quantity and diversity of the STEM workforce.
Jane Langeman is a project and technology management consultant helping make research visible and actionable to a wider audience. As a consultant to www.EngageEngineering.org, Langeman provides project dissemination, software and technology services and data/information management services.
Dr. Sheryl A. Sorby
Sheryl Sorby, Ph.D. is Visiting Professor in the Engineering Education and Innovation Center at The Ohio State University and Professor Emerita of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Technological University. Sheryl served as Program Director at the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education. Her research interests include graphics and visualization. Dr. Sorby has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on more than $7M in external funding for educational projects and is the author of numerous publications and several textbooks.
Dr. Nathan DUPE Delson
Nathan Delson, Ph.D. is a Teaching Professor at the University of California at San Diego. His interests include robotics, biomedical devices, product design, and engineering education. He is co-founder of Coactive Drive Corporation, a company that provides force feedback solutions. Since 1999 he has taught engineering design and been the director of the Mechanical Engineering Design center at UC San Diego. In fall 2012, Dr. Delson introduced a Product Design & Entrepreneurship course, where students develop their own product concepts.
Technical Session 3
In this K-12 and Pre-college Engineering Division session, presenters will introduce and discuss research that addresses NGSS, high school teacher professional development and initiatives that connect science and engineering in the classroom.