Coordinated by the ASEE Community Engagement Division and the Bennion Center at the University of Utah, this project will give ASEE participants the opportunity to develop a community garden with a nearby refugee community.
While many refugees have become integral members of the Salt Lake City community, they miss their foods from home. Gardens provide not only a source of pride for the community but also food that is not locally available.
The project would consist of four hours of work clearing land, building garden boxes, installing drip lines, and planting seeds. Through this event, we hope to provide an educational experience related to community engagement in addition to providing some service to our host city.
Additionally, participants can learn from the Bennion Center and their successful projects.
Free Ticketed Event
Visit the Utah Winter Olympics Sports Park (https://utah.com/utah-olympic-park) near picturesque Park City with the designers of the bobsled and luge track, who will discuss the design and construction of this Olympic venue.
Free Ticketed Event
You will visit the UDOT Traffic Operations Center (https://www.coe.utah.edu/traffic-center/) where Utah Department of Transportation leaders will describe technologies in which UDOT has become a national leader: Rapid Bridge Replacement, Innovative Intersections, Connected/Autonomous Vehicles, and Traffic Signal Management.
Free Ticketed Event
Join us for a brief tour of the University of Utah campus including stops at Blackrock Microsystems (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnLl30iLeoQ) in Research Park, an entrepreneurial dormitory with 20,000 sq. ft. of shop space (http://lassonde.utah.edu/studios/), and the USTAR Research Building (https://youtu.be/KUT31_gHM38).Join us for a brief tour of the University of Utah campus including stops at Blackrock Microsystems (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnLl30iLeoQ) in Research Park, an entrepreneurial dormitory with 20,000 sq. ft. of shop space (http://lassonde.utah.edu/studios/), and the USTAR Research Building (https://youtu.be/KUT31_gHM38).
Free ticketed event
A Taste of Salt Lake: This event will feature food from local restaurants, local attractions, and games, giving all a taste of what Salt Lake has to offer.
A special event for all to enjoy!
We’re excited to announce the return of the ASEE Living Wall.
Each year at the conference attendees will contribute their thoughts to the wall, by writing a response to a particular question or idea.
The Wall will be preserved and displayed from year to year, growing bigger and bigger, and serving as an historical document of our conference attendees’ insights, ruminations, and reflections.
We hope you’ll take a few moments to leave your legacy on the Living Wall. Located outside the Exhibit Hall near the Info Kiosk.
Join your friends and colleagues as we jump-start our day with a renewing stretch and meditation class!
(Mats and exercise clothes are not required)
The ASEE Annual Conference workshops have been moved to Sunday!
They will feature workshops from divisions such as ERM, New Engineering Educators Division, Liberal Education/ Engineering & Society Division, Design in Engineering Education Division, Biomedical Division, Continuing Professional Development Division and many others. Be sure to check it out!
Click here for a complete listing
Ticketed: (By invite only)
Are you a New Member? A First-Time Attendee? Join your friends, colleagues and the ASEE Board of Directors at this special luncheon.
Here we will discuss an overview of the conference and benefits of membership
(Anyone who joined ASEE for the first time since January 1, 2018 and/or is a First-time Annual Conference Attendee is eligible to attend)
One of our most popular events!
The Division Mixer kicks off the conference with music, drinks, food, and colleagues. This event is both a networking opportunity and a chance for divisions to showcase and promote themselves to prospective members. Tables staffed by participating divisions may feature contests and prize giveaways.
This event is complimentary for all attendees.
Get immersed in the latest Virtual Reality experience - located in the back of the Exhibit Hall
4 Virtual Reality Stations Open - 15 minute per person
Join your colleagues at the Grand Opening of the Exhibit Hall, immediately following the Division Mixer (above). Our exhibit hall is packed with exciting products, solutions, and technologies, with new and exciting content year after year. Roam the expansive space while enjoying refreshments, catching up with old friends, and making new ones.
This event will feature complimentary beer & wine and refreshments.
This event is complimentary for all attendees.
Free ticketed event
Looking for people to run or walk outdoors with? Don’t know the local scene?
Meet up with your colleagues at the east doors of the Salt Palace Convention Center (West Temple and 200 South) at 6:30 am and we’ll head out on a group run/walk highlighting the State Capitol Building, Memory Grove Park, and City Creek Canyon. Pace and distance will be determined based on attendee preference; there will be at least one walking group and one running group available. All runners and walkers are welcome!
ASEE Active! is endorsed by the Ad Hoc Committee for Interdivisional Cooperation and the Connecting Us Team of the ASEE Board’s Strategic Doing initiative, and is focused on building community among ASEE members through participation in healthy recreational activities.
Join your friends and colleagues at our Annual Monday Plenary.
In recognition of our “125 Years at the Heart of Engineering Education,” a dramatic representation of ASEE through the years will be presented by an acting troupe directed by Jeffrey Steiger, known for his unique theatrical presentations of academe-themed issues.”
Pierre Haren, Founder & CEO, Casualty Link
Pierre Haren is a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique in France, and holds a MS and PhD from MIT. He led a research team at INRIA on design expert systems in the 1980s, then created ILOG in 1987, took it public on NASDAQ in 1997, and sold it to IBM in 2008. After integrating ILOG into IBM, he joined GBS, the consulting arm of IBM and was for two years VP, Advanced Analytics and Cognitive before creating Causality Link.
Across his career, Pierre has led and mentored diverse teams of researchers and consultants and introduced on the market and deployed at customer sites a variety of products, from Expert Systems to Advanced Graphical User Interfaces and Operations Research as well as Watson technologies in IBM.
He is passionate about Explicit Artificial Intelligence, at the convergence of knowledge engineering and advanced software, where knowledge representations can be understood by experts and leveraged by computers. He cannot wait to show you how the Causality Link team embodies these concepts in finance.
Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge
Team: NorthernLeap, Christopher Columbus High School, Miami, FL
Our team mostly focuses on the research, development, sales, and marketing of innovative technology surrounding industrial applications, businesses, military, and other areas where ruggedness, redundancy, reliability, and scalability are required. Hans Rueckschnat (Head Designer) is the main designer focused on research and development of new projects, he is also one of two business strategists in the team. Alex Cordero (Business Strategist) is the main business strategist focused on marketing and sales. Jesus Capo (Researcher, writer, and designer) is one of the designers in the group and he is also one of the main researchers in the team. Christopher Perez (Field tester and designer) is a certified pilot and he helps the team in building prototypes and having a large impact on the designs. David Perez (Programmer) is the lead programmer in the team and he develops most of the test programs and scripts for the project. We participated in the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge in NASA’s Kennedy Space Center where we won against 40 teams worldwide, including China, Australia, and India. We were named Pete Conrad Scholars, the highest honor given in the competition. Our winning project was called the Mini Blackbox, the purpose of the project is to provide rugged and mobile capabilities to high performance computing with applications such as servers, workstations, and other computing solutions. The project led to the development of a reliable, rugged, effective, efficient, and scalable process that improved the compatibility and interface between most types of electronic equipment and our protective enclosure.
American Indians and Science and Engineering Society 2017 Energy Challenge
Student: Jake Uyechi, Kamehameha High School, Honolulu, HI
My name is Jake Uyechi, a Native Hawaiian student from Kamehameha Schools hoping to major in chemical or electrical engineering. I am currently investigating the lo‘i kalo (taro patch) and the use of the mud in a sediment-based microbial fuel cell (MFC). The kalo (taro crop) is the root of Hawaiian culture - it was a widely cultivated and prized staple food in ancient Hawaii. However, many of these taro patches are historical or cultural sites, and taro farmers do not have access to the power grid. My project focused on generating sustainable off-grid electricity for Hawaiian taro farmers. To do this, I created different designs of microbial fuel cells, electrochemical devices that convert chemical energy stored in organic matter to electrical energy. In an MFC, bacteria oxidize organic compounds to produce electrons and protons. Protons travel through a semi-permeable membrane from the anode chamber to the cathode chamber, driving electrons across a wire, generating electricity. By engineering iterations of the MFC, I found that a larger surface area of the carbon electrode generated more electricity because larger biofilms could grow and produce more electrons. By using a thin, semi-permeable membrane, protons could travel from the anode to the cathode more efficiently, increasing the flow of electricity in the MFC. In addition to the engineering of the MFCs, I identified the communities of bacteria in the fuel cell to see how they changed. Over time, the bacteria became more anaerobic, correlating to increases in power output.
Old Guard Oral Presentation Competition at IMECE
Student: Kyle Hunter, University of Southern Florida, Tampa, FL
I am a Mechanical engineer from Tampa, Florida. I graduated from The University of South Florida in the Spring of 2017. I currently run an engineering design and prototyping company and am also the head of technology for a startup biotech company.
I competed in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME) Old Guard Oral Presentation competition. I won both the National EFest competition located at Tennessee Tech and the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) at the Tampa Convention Center. At IMECE, I also won an additional award for "best innovation."
My project was based on research I did while I was an undergraduate at USF. I created a system that allows the creation of mechanically changing polymer gradients. This allows a single continuous polymer material to have multiple mechanical properties throughout. Having this ability allows biomedical labs to test various cell properties along the entire length of a material without having to make separate samples. It also allows the creation of unique structures that would normally require multiple materials.
Team: Cornerstone Christian Preparatory Academy, West Mifflin, PA
In 2010, Cornerstone Prep started participating in the BEST Robotics competition; a program that is designed to introduce students to authentic and engaging experiences in engineering related careers. Since then, the team has won first place at our local Grove City Competition 8 times. The team has won first place at the regional competition at Auburn, Alabama once and at Fargo, North Dakota, twice. Currently, our high school has 89 students, of which 34 are on the robotics team; but our team is not only high school. We take pride in the fact that we have middle school students on our team; we actively mentor the next generation of engineers. 65% of our high school graduates go on to pursue engineering careers, showing just how integral BEST Robotics has been to exposing students to life-long career choices. BEST Robotics has many different ways for students to display and practice their talents: designing the marketing booth, informal and formal marketing presentations, writing an engineering notebook, designing and building the robot, programming the robot, and making video games.
Our exhibitors welcome you back for food and drink to start the day. Whether it's a NASCAR, 3-D printer, or quality textbooks for your classes, you'll likely find something interesting in the hall.
This event is complimentary for all attendees.
Nothing says summer like a refreshing glass of sweet, cold lemonade. Escape the hot June temps and see what's “hot” on the Exhibit Hall Floor.
This event is complimentary for all attendees.
Join your friends and colleagues as we recognize the 2017 Best Overall PIC Paper, Best Overall Zone Paper and Best Diversity Paper Winners!
BEST OVERALL PIC PAPER: PIC V Paper: Exploring School-to-work Transitions through Reflective Journaling
Author: Benjamin Lutz, Marie Paretti
BEST OVERALL ZONE PAPER: ZONE IV Paper: Assessment of Long-Term Effects of Technology Use in the Engineering Classroom
Authors: Sean St Clair
BEST DIVERSITY PAPER: Paper: The Inequality of LGBTQ Students in U.S. Engineering Education: Report on a Study of Eight Engineering Programs." nominated by the Liberal Education/Education & Society Division.
Authors: Erin Cech, Tom Waidzunas, Stephanie Farrell
And our Corporate Member Council Keynote Speaker
Corporate Member Council Industry Day Keynote Speaker
Professor and Executive Director
Learning Innovation & Networked Knowledge Research Lab
University of Texas, Arlington
George Siemens researches, technology, networks, analytics, and openness in education. He leads the development of the Center for Change and Complexity in Learning (C3L) at University of South Australia. He has delivered keynote addresses in more than 35 countries on the infUpload the attached exhibitor 411 info guide and rules to exhibit and add to the dropdown listluence of technology and media on education, organizations, and society. His work has been profiled in provincial, national, and international newspapers (including NY Times), radio, and television. He has served as PI or Co-PI on grants totaling more than $15m, with funding from NSF, SSHRC (Canada), Intel, Boeing, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Soros Foundation. He has received numerous awards, including honorary doctorates from Universidad de San Martín de Porres and Fraser Valley University for his pioneering work in learning, technology, and networks. He holds an honorary professorship with University of Edinburgh.
Dr. Siemens is a founding President of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (http://www.solaresearch.org/). He has advised government agencies Australia, European Union, Canada and United States, as well as numerous international universities, on digital learning and utilizing learning analytics for assessing and evaluating productivity gains in the education sector and improving learner results. In 2008, he pioneered massive open online courses (sometimes referred to as MOOCs).
He blogs at http://www.elearnspace.org/blog/ and on Twitter: @gsiemens
ASEE Division Poster Sessions are available for perusing over lunch. And if there's a booth you've yet to explore, this closing Exhibit Hall session will be your last chance.
This event is complimentary for all attendees.
Title: LGBTQ+ Leadership Roundtable: As part of ASEE’s ongoing activities in support of a diverse and inclusive environment for all members, this is a working session for a Special Interest Group (SIG focusing on issues relevant to the LGBTQ+ community. The purpose is to facilitate open dialogue and conversation, allowing participants to discuss how ASEE can support engineering education, relevant diversity research, and engagement of this community in society activities. A team of facilitators will help guide the discussion, and the output of the session will be a set of recommendations for consideration by ASEE leadership for consideration and integration into the activities of the Society.
As part of ASEE’s ongoing activities in support of a diverse and inclusive environment for all members, this is a working session for a Special Interest Group (SIG focusing on issues relevant to the community of 1st generation and low SES students. The purpose is to facilitate open dialogue and conversation, allowing participants to discuss how ASEE can support engineering education, relevant diversity research, and engagement of this community in society activities. A team of facilitators will help guide the discussion, and the output of the session will be a set of recommendations for consideration by ASEE leadership for consideration and integration into the activities of the Society.
As part of ASEE’s ongoing activities in support of a diverse and inclusive environment for all members, this is a working session for a Special Interest Group (SIG focusing on issues relevant to the community of students and faculty with disabilities. The purpose is to facilitate open dialogue and conversation, allowing participants to discuss how ASEE can support engineering education, relevant diversity research, and engagement of this community in society activities. A team of facilitators will help guide the discussion, and the output of the session will be a set of recommendations for consideration by ASEE leadership for consideration and integration into the activities of the Society.
As part of ASEE’s ongoing activities in support of a diverse and inclusive environment for all members, this is a working session for a Special Interest Group (SIG focusing on issues relevant to the community of faculty who are in non-tenure track positions. The purpose is to facilitate open dialogue and conversation, allowing participants to discuss how ASEE can support engineering education, relevant diversity research, and engagement of this community in society activities. A team of facilitators will help guide the discussion, and the output of the session will be a set of recommendations for consideration by ASEE leadership for consideration and integration into the activities of the Society.
As part of ASEE’s ongoing activities in support of a diverse and inclusive environment for all members, this is a working session for a Special Interest Group (SIG focusing on issues relevant to the military veterans community. The purpose is to facilitate open dialogue and conversation, allowing participants to discuss how ASEE can support engineering education, relevant diversity research, and engagement of this community in society activities. A team of facilitators will help guide the discussion, and the output of the session will be a set of recommendations for consideration by ASEE leadership for consideration and integration into the activities of the Society.
As part of ASEE’s ongoing activities in support of a diverse and inclusive environment for all members, this is a working session for a Special Interest Group (SIG focusing on issues relevant to the community of graduate students interested in engineering education. The purpose is to facilitate open dialogue and conversation, allowing participants to discuss how ASEE can support engineering education, relevant diversity research, and engagement of this community in society activities. A team of facilitators will help guide the discussion, and the output of the session will be a set of recommendations for consideration by ASEE leadership for consideration and integration into the activities of the Society.
As ASEE reaches the age of 125, we have an opportunity to look back over the broad range of the Society’s activities and, drawing from that experience, project where we might go in the future. What have been our successes? Where might we have done better? How might we do better in the years to come? In this session, a panel of eminent ASEE members will address these questions in three specific areas of ASEE endeavor.
Moderator: Lyle D. Feisel, P.E. (Ret) is Dean Emeritus of the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at SUNY Binghamton.
Following service in the U.S. Navy, he received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University. From 1964 to 1983, he was a member of the faculty of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, serving as head of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1975 to 1983. He served as the founding dean of engineering at SUNY Binghamton from 1983 to 2001.
Dean Feisel has held many positions in ASEE including president in 1997-98 and Interim Executive Director in 2010-11. He is currently chair of the Prism Editorial Advisory Board. Dr. Feisel is a Fellow of ASEE and NSPE and a Life Fellow of the IEEE. He is an active volunteer in ASEE, IEEE and his community on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Dr. Feisel is the author of Lyle’s Laws, for ten years a regular column in The Bent of Tau Beta Pi and now collected as Lyle’s Laws published by Brooklyn River Press.
Stephanie Adams, Dean of Engineering, Old Dominion University, will discuss the impact of ASEE on the direction of the engineering curriculum, particularly through the various reports that have been developed by the Society. Her presentation will include an outline of the history of those reports and the effect they have had on what is taught in an engineering program. ASEE’s participation in the activities of ABET will also be discussed, along with some prediction of any changes in the future?
Donna Riley, Head, School of Engineering Education, Purdue University, will consider the history of diversity in engineering education recalling a time when women and minorities were a rarity in engineering or on the faculties of engineering schools. Her presentation will trace ASEE’s efforts to alleviate some of this disparity and present some information on how the makeup of the engineering workforce has changed over the years. She will also offer her thoughts and insight on what ASEE and the profession can do in this area in the future.
Karl Smith, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota, will note that engineering faculty have not always been interested in the theory of teaching and learning (indeed, many are still not) but that the situation has changed somewhat over the years. His presentation will revisit the days when ERM was only beginning to have an impact and map the progress of the art and science of teaching in engineering and the contributions made to that progress by ASEE. He will also look into the future with suggestions of what we might expect in the years ahead.
The 2017 Best Papers for the PICs and Zones will be featured in this special session
Please note that Best Overall PIC Paper — PIC V and the Best Overall Zone Paper —Zone IV will be featured during the Tuesday Plenary.
PIC I Best Paper: Challenges of a Professional Issues Course in Civil Engineering: Comparison Across Two Years
Authors: Angela Bielefeldt
PIC II Best Paper: Impact of a Sophomore BME Design Fundamentals Course on Student Outcome Performance and Professional Development
Authors: Christa Wille, Dalton Hess, Jacob Levin, Amit Nimunkar, John Puccinelli
PIC III Best Paper: The Theatre of Humanitarian Engineering
Authors: David Bibiasio, Paula Quinn, Kristin Boudreau, Laura Robinson, John Sullivan, John Bergendahl, Leslie Dodson
PIC IV Best Paper: An Educational Laboratory Experimental System for Teaching Chemical Reaction Process Dynamics and Control
Authors: Malia Kawamura, Andrew Alleyne, Erik Sutanto
Best Zone I Paper: Molecules and Cells: a model for addressing the needs of students with varied backgrounds and diverse learning styles
Authors: Eileen Haase, Harry Goldberg
Best Zone II Paper: When Opportunity Knocks – An Alternative Summer Engineering Internship
Authors: Nicole Baker, Pablo Biswas, Scott Schultz
Best Zone III Paper: Implementing Lecture Based Tutoring to Improve Student Learning
Authors: Todd Easton
The idea that engineering makes a positive contribution to human wellbeing is a central aspect of engineering identity and a particularly important motivation to current undergraduate engineering students. The Grand Challenges put forward by the National Academy of Engineering, for example, take as their foundation the belief that the 20th century was a time in which “engineering revolutionized and improved virtually every aspect of human life.” From a historical perspective, however, the relationship between engineering and social justice is complicated, particularly to the extent that engineers work for employers and their clients under the demands of business environments.
Deborah G. Johnson, one of the leading experts in engineering ethics, has recently suggested that the social responsibility of engineers should be understood not as the product of a social contract between the profession and society, but rather as a form of accountability in which engineers and the organizations of which they are a part assume obligations to explain and justify behavior and share norms regarding what needs to be explained, what counts as an adequate explanation, and what consequences might follow. As Johnson aptly points out, “Engineers are not required to explain or justify their behavior to publics until something goes wrong or until engineers—in the act of whistleblowing—bring something to the attention of a public.” Johnson urges us to pay attention to the ways in which the “social responsibilities of engineers are constructed and manifested through concrete practice in which norms and expectations are manifested and enforced.” The integration of engineering ethics with the perspectives of Science, Technology, and Society (STS) provides a framework for understanding the interaction between norms, expectations, and practices. In this lecture, Johnson will provide a roadmap for such integration.
Since the Year of Action on Diversity, the social and political landscape of the US has changed significantly. Finding ways to bridge divides is more important now than ever. In 2015, the very conservative Salt Lake City elected its second female, and first openly gay, mayor. Mayor Biskupski brought a vision for the future that built on the best of the city's culture as a community that values the environment, mutual support, and high quality of life. She also brought her understanding of how important vibrant small and large business activity is for a thriving community. Seeing environmental, economic, and social justice benefits for her city, she has made improving air quality and combatting climate change keystones of her administration. She is leading her city to run on 100% clean energy by 2032 and to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2040. She has increased the number of shelters in Salt Lake City for the homeless and pushed for more transparency in policies related to police body cameras, improving life quality for all citizens. The Honorable Mayor Jackie Biskupski will share her vision for how social justice and economic development can work together to build an inclusive future and the vital role of engineers in that future.
Access to traditional prosthetics for children is challenging due to high costs, healthcare policies, and technology limits. A local family contacted Manero while he was working on his graduate research. Then six-year-old Alex Pring was born without most of his right arm. Alex performed daily activities by making use of his left hand and his mom’s assistance. His family wanted to buy a prosthetic, but the high costs and accessibility challenges made that not feasible. Alex’s mom connected with Manero, then a doctoral engineering student at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Working with a passionate team of engineers and designers, they created a 3-D printed electromyographic arm for Alex, and Limbitless Solutions was born. Limbitless Solutions is a non-profit direct support organization at UCF designing affordable and expression bionic arms for children at no cost to families. Dr. Manero and his team advise research and design teams at UCF to improve access to bionics and to conduct research to advance empowerment technology. Engaging with K-12 local schools to promote the social impact that engineering is capable of, the team is looking to develop a more inclusive and creative engineering landscape for the future. Limbitless Solutions has received extensive national recognition for their work including being featured as part of Microsoft’s Collective Project.
There is near universal consensus that paying attention to Diversity and Inclusion is beneficial for student, staff and faculty engagement and organizational success. Often, organizations employ mentoring programs to effect inclusion, or to help promote diversity within the organization. Rarely, however, do participants in these mentoring initiatives understand how much difference in culture, background and perspective can impact the mentoring relationship or how to leverage those differences to maximize the effectiveness of mentoring. This session will introduce a model of cultural competency, create deeper understanding of the pillars of culture, and offer concrete strategies on how to leverage differences to create understanding, trust and results in mentoring.
ASEE offers awards in a variety of areas, from best paper, to teaching recognition, to professional and technical honors, to a lifetime achievement award. This event showcases some of ASEE's best and brightest.
Award winners and their guest are complimentary; all others can attend for $50.
Ticketed event: $75.00 advanced registration and $85.00 on site registration
International Forum Luncheon & Keynote Speaker
Orientation to introduce new program chairs to Monolith and the process and procedures for managing papers and sessions for the 2019 ASEE Annual Conference in Tampa Florida.. We strongly encourage any first time program chairs to attend. Continuing program chairs are also encouraged to attend. We welcome your feedback and good ideas.
This meeting is conducted by the Conferences Director for ASEE HQ
International Forum Technical Session II
Join your friends and colleagues as we say farewell to Salt Lake City and ASEE President Bevlee Watford while passing the gavel to President-Elect Stephanie Farrell and looking forward to Tampa Florida.
This session will also feature the Poster Board Presentations from the International Forum
Learn how to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports commercialization of university engineering research, including discussions of policies and practices related to the commercialization office, conflict of interest, promotion and tenure, faculty and student engagement, entrepreneurial sabbaticals, academic entrepreneurship programs, entrepreneurial housing, growing an investment community, conflict of commitment, and other challenges related to commercialization.
Keynote Speaker: Ross DeVol, Walton Family Foundation, formerly at Milken Institute
Link to information: https://www.coe.utah.edu/commercialization