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
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 that this year at our annual conference, 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The Wall will be preserved and displayed from year to year, growing bigger and bigger, and serving as a historical document of our conference attendees’ insights, ruminations, and reflections.
We hope you’ll take a few moments to leave your legacy on the 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!
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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
American Indians and Science and Engineering Society 2017 Energy Challenge
Student: Jake Uyechi, Kamehameha High School, Honolulu, HI
Old Guard Oral Presentation Competition at IMECE
Student: Kyle Hunter, University of Southern Florida, Tampa, FL
Team: Cornerstone Christian Preparatory Academy, West Mifflin, PA
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 Outstanding Teaching Award, Best Overall PIC Paper, Best Overall Zone Paper and Best Diversity Paper Winners!
2017 OUTSTANDING TEACHING AWARD:
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.
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.
As ASEE turns 125, Dr. Litzinger will present a reflective journey of his more than 25 years of experience trying to close the research-to-practice cycle in the engineering education community. With a steadfast focus on the application of research results to improve the engineering education experience, Dr. Litzinger has drawn from a wide spectrum of research results to support Penn State’s engineering education experience in the upper echelons of academia.
Dr. Litzinger will begin by exploring where the field has been, discussing how instructional techniques such as collaborative learning, conceptual learning, and PBL-intensive learning have grown and changed, particularly against the backdrop of Engineering Education Research emerging as a formal discipline of study. The talk will then transition to looking at some emerging trends, such as the maker movement, model-eliciting activities, and reflective practice. Finally, he will consider some potential future trends for the field, such as the ideas of backwards teaching, AI tutors and graders, the demise of required math and basic science in ABET, and the growth of online engineering degrees.
Throughout the entire talk will be an undercurrent of diversity and inclusion research, highlighting where the field has been, where is currently is, and what must be done to help make engineering a more diverse and inclusive field of study. As would be expected from one of Dr. Litzinger’s talks, the session will include polls and tweets to gather real-time reactions from the audience during the presentation.
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.
Where Did the time Go?
A Distinguished Panel Looks at Where We Have Been and Where We are Going
Moderator: Lyle D. Feisel, Dean Emeritus, SUNY Binghamton
Curriculum: Stephanie Adams, Dean of Engineering, Old Dominion University
Educational Theory: Karl Smith, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota
Diversity: Donna Riley, Head, School of Engineering Education, Purdue
Three distinguished panelists provide a brief history of ASEE’s activities in three major areas of endeavor and share their thoughts about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Curriculum - ASEE has a rich history of influencing the direction of the engineering curriculum, particularly through the various reports that have been developed by the Society. We hope your 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 of interest. Do you foresee any changes in the future?
Educational Theory - Engineering faculty have not always been interested in the theory of teaching and learning (indeed, many are still not) but that has changed over the years. We hope your presentation can revisit the days when ERM was a voice crying in the wilderness and map the progress of the art and science of teaching in ASEE. Your thoughts on educational technology of the past and what the future might bring would also be of interest.
Diversity - One need not go far into the past to find a time when women and minorities were a rarity in engineering or on the faculties of engineering schools. We hope your presentation can trace ASEE’s efforts to alleviate some of this disparity and also present some information on how the makeup of the engineering workforce has changed over the years. Your thought on what ASEE and the profession could do in this area in the future would also be of interest.
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.
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
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