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T304B·NEW THIS YEAR! - ASEE Main Plenary II: Best Paper Recognition & Industry Day Session: Corporate Member Council Speaker
Dist. Lecture · ASEE Board of Directors and Corporate Members Council
Tue. June 12, 2012 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Ballroom C, San Antonio Convention Center
Session Description

The new Main Plenary II is scheduled to feature presentations from a CMC Industry Leader and the President Elect, Walt Buchanan, and recognition of the Best Paper Award winners from 2011, including Best PIC Paper award winner and the Best Zone Paper award winner.

  1. Moderated by Dr. Walter W. Buchanan P.E.
Speakers
  1. Prof. Stephen R. Turns

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park

    BEST PAPER, PIC I

    Stephen R. Turns, Pennsylvania State University, University Park and Peggy Noel Van Meter, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

    Paper: Applying Knowledge from Educational Psychology and Cognitive Science to a First Course in Thermodynamics

  2. Prof. Betsy Palmer

    Montana State University

    BEST PAPER, PIC II

    Betsy Palmer, Montana State University; Patrick T. Terenzini, Pennsylvania State University, University Park; Ann F. McKenna, Arizona State University, Polytechnic Campus; Betty J. Harper, Pennsylvania State University, University Park; and Dan Merson, Pennsylvania State University

    Paper: Design in Context: Where Do the Engineers of 2020 Learn This Skill?

  3. Dr. Susan F Freeman

    Northeastern University

    BEST PAPER, PIC III

    Susan Freeman, Northeastern University; Richard Whalen, Northeastern University; Beverly Jaeger, Northeastern University; and Stanley M. Forman, Northeastern University

    Paper: Service-Learning vs. Learning Service in First-Year Engineering: If We Cannot Conduct First-Hand Service Projects, is it Still of Value?

  4. Dr. Michael J. Prince

    Bucknell University

    BEST PAPER, PIC IV

    Michael J. Prince, Bucknell University; Margot A. Vigeant, Bucknell University; and Katharyn E. K. Nottis, Bucknell University

    Paper: The Use of Inquiry-Based Activities to Repair Student Misconceptions Related to Heat, Energy and Temperature

  5. Dr. Gale Tenen Spak

    New Jersey Institute of Technology

    BEST PAPER, PIC V

    Gale Tenen Spak, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Peter Schmitt, Schmitt & Associates; and Cesar Bandera, Cell Podium

    Paper: m-Outreach for Engineering Continuing Education: A Model for University-Company Collaboration

  6. Prof. Rebecca A Bates

    Minnesota State University, Mankato

    BEST ZONE PAPER

    Rebecca A. Bates, Minnesota State University, Mankato
    Andrew Petersen, University of Toronto Mississauga

    Paper: Implementing Social Learning Strategies: Team Testing

  7. Prof. Betsy Palmer

    Montana State University

    BEST CONFERENCE PAPER

    Betsy Palmer, Montana State University; Patrick T. Terenzini, Pennsylvania State University, University Park; Ann F. McKenna, Arizona State University, Polytechnic Campus; Betty J. Harper, Pennsylvania State University, University Park; and Dan Merson, Pennsylvania State University

    Paper: Design in Context: Where Do the Engineers of 2020 Learn This Skill?

  8. Bobby Grant Crawford

    ASEE NATIONAL OUTSTANDING TEACHING RECIPIENT

    Col. Bobby Grant Crawford

    Director, Mechanical Engineering
    Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
    United States Military Academy

    Dr. Grant Crawford is a Colonel in the United States Army and the Director of the Mechanical Engineering Program at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. He graduated from West Point in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, earned a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1994, earned his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Kansas in 2004. He has taught courses in aeronautics, thermal-fluid systems, heat transfer, computer-aided design, and aerospace and mechanical engineering design. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and is a commercially rated pilot in both rotary and fixed wing aircraft.

  9. Charles Volk

    Corporate Member Council Keynote Speaker

    Charles Volk
    Vice President and Chief Technologist
    Navigation Systems Division, Electronic Systems Sector
    Northrop Grumman Corporation

    Charles Volk is the vice president and chief technologist for the Navigation Systems Division (NSD). Volk provides overall leadership for developing technology roadmaps that support and enhance the business objectives of the division, including executive oversight and leadership in identifying emerging and disruptive technologies and guiding new technologies from development into production.

    Volk joined Litton Guidance and Control Systems, now part of Northrop Grumman’s Navigation Systems Division, in 1977. At NSD, he has held a number of key engineering leadership positions, including vice president of engineering. His most recent
    prior position was vice president
    of engineering and manufacturing for the Western region of Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems sector.

    Volk spent four years with The Aerospace Corporation in El
    Segundo, Calif., where he worked on the refinement of atomic clocks for the global positioning system and Military Strategic and Tactical Relay (MILSTAR) programs.

    Volk’s work has focused on the development of inertial navigation systems and, in particular, the development of inertial sensors, including ring laser, fiber-optic and hemispherical resonator gyroscopes, as well as
    precision accelerometers.

    Volk received a bachelor’s degree in physics from Lake Forest College and a doctorate in physics from Indiana University. He has received numerous technical awards, including the 2012 Northrop Grumman
    Electronic Systems Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Engineering and

    Technology, which recognized Volk’s accomplishments in inertial
    navigation and geolocation.

    Additionally, Volk was named
    Engineer of the Year by the San Fernando Valley Engineers’ Council in 2001 and holds six patents in the areas of inertial sensing and navigation systems.

    Volk currently serves on the Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee (TRANSTAC) for the Department of Commerce; the San Fernando Valley Engineers’ Council board; and advisory boards for the college of engineering at California State Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, California State University in Northridge and California State University in
    Los Angeles

Papers Presented
  1. Best Paper PIC I: Applying Knowledge from Educational Psychology and Cognitive Science to a First Course in Thermodynamics [view paper] Prof. Stephen R. Turns (Pennsylvania State University, University Park)
  2. Best Paper PIC II: Design in Context: Where do the Engineers of 2020 Learn this Skill? [view paper] Prof. Betsy Palmer (Montana State University)
  3. Best Paper PIC III: Service-learning vs. Learning Service in First-year Engineering: If we cannot Conduct First-hand Service Projects, is it Still of Value? [view paper] Dr. Susan F. Freeman (Northeastern University)
  4. Best Paper PIC IV: The Use of Inquiry-based Activities to Repair Student Misconceptions Related to Heat, Energy, and Temperature [view paper] Dr. Michael J. Prince (Bucknell University)
  5. Best Paper PIC V: m-Outreach for Engineering Continuing Education: A Model for University-Company Collaboration [view paper] Dr. Gale Tenen Spak (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
  6. Best Zone Paper: Implementing Social Learning Strategies: Team Testing [view paper] Prof. Rebecca A. Bates (Minnesota State University, Mankato)
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