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M464·Tricks of the Trade
Technical · Student Division
Mon. June 11, 2012 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Room 205, San Antonio Convention Center
Session Description

For ASEE 2012, the Student Division specifically requested papers that address problems, issues, and experiences related to succeeding within undergraduate or graduate school and the tricks of the trade/lessons learned along the way. Topics for these themed paper sessions include, but are not limited to: 1.) Research/experiences related to succeeding in instructor opportunities, as teaching assistants and as course tutors; 2.) Best practices for serving as a teaching assistant, lecturer, or course tutor; 3.) Advice for new graduate students – about your advisor, your first conference, time management, stress management; 4.) Research/experiences related to starting and finishing a senior thesis, master’s thesis, or dissertation; and 5.) Discussion of innovative academic or outreach experiences that contributed to your success as an undergraduate or graduate student.

  1. Moderated by Dr. Brook Sattler and Mr. Pat Ko
Papers Presented
  1. Motivating Learners: A Primer for Engineering Teaching Assistants [view paper] Mrs. Ana T. Torres-Ayala (University of South Florida) and Dr. Geoffrey L. Herman (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
  2. Playing the TA Lottery: A Study of How Teaching Assistants Impact Grades in Engineering Courses [view paper] Sean Franey (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Anthony Gregerson (University of Wisconsin, Madison), and Michael T. Braun (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  3. Enhancing a Student’s Engineering Experience through Participation on Student Organizations [view paper] Dr. Stephan A. Durham (University of Georgia) and Dr. Wesley E. Marshall (University of Colorado, Denver)
  4. Catalyzing Graduate Student Research Dissemination: Case Study of a Technical Poster Competition [view paper] Mr. Timothy Carl Becker P.E. (Iowa State University), Joel K. Sikkema (Iowa State University), Nicole Lynn Oneyear (Iowa State University), and Dr. Shashi S. Nambisan P.E. (Iowa State University)
  5. The Road to Success for STEM Student-athletes [view paper] Mr. Adam Neale (University of Waterloo), Mr. Oliver Grant (University of Waterloo), and Dr. Manoj Sachdev P.Eng. (University of Waterloo)
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