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Spurring Big Ideas in Education

June 10 - 13, 2012
San Antonio, Texas

 

Conference Overview

The ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition is the only conference dedicated to all disciplines of engineering education.  It is committed to fostering the exchange of ideas, enhancing teaching methods and curriculum, and providing prime networking opportunities for engineering and technology education stakeholders such as deans, faculty members and industry and government representatives.

The ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition hosts over 400 technical sessions, with peer-reviewed papers spanning all disciplines of engineering education. Attendees include deans, faculty and researchers, students, and retirees. Distinguished lectures run on Wednesday, and there are two Main Plenaries. In addition to various award receptions and banquets, ASEE also will feature a complimentary "Meet the Board Forum," providing the opportunity for all registrants to meet with members of the ASEE Board of Directors and discuss current issues in engineering and technology.

Highlights

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M204 - Main Plenary I: "Keeping it Real - Preparing Students for Industrial Practice"

Monday, June 11
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom C
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

The Main Plenary is traditionally the most highly anticipated session at the ASEE Annual Conference, with more than 2,000 attendees enjoying this important keynote address. Join your friends, colleagues, and industry partners for the official kickoff of the 118th Annual Conference and Exposition. In previous conferences, ASEE has featured the participation of dynamic visionary leaders such as Charles M. Vest, President of the National Academy of Engineering; Carl B. Mack, Executive Director of the National Society of Black Engineers; Gu Binglin, President of Tsinghua University, and many others.

"Keeping it Real - Preparing Students for Industrial Practice"

A panel of academic and industry representatives will discuss effective ways of preparing engineering students for industrial practice.

Moderated by Dr. Don P. Giddens

Speakers

Dr. Tom ByersTom Byers
Bing University Fellow for Undergraduate Education, Stanford University

At Stanford University since 1995 as an engineering professor, Tom Byers focuses on education regarding high-growth entrepreneurship and technology innovation. He is a Bing University Fellow in Undergraduate Education as well as founder and co-director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), which serves as the entrepreneurship center for the engineering school. STVP includes the Mayfield Fellows work/study program, the popular Entrepreneurship Corner (ECorner) website of thought leader videos, and a set of global Roundtable on Entrepreneurship Education (REE) conferences for educators and policy makers. He is a founding principal investigator for the new EpiCenter, which is funded by a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation to stimulate entrepreneurship education at all engineering and science colleges. He is the lead author of a popular textbook called Technology Ventures: From Idea to Enterprise that is published by McGraw-Hill. He is a past recipient of the prestigious Gordon Prize by the National Academy of Engineering in the USA and Stanford University's Gores Award, which is its highest honor for excellence in teaching. He is a member of advisory boards at Harvard Business School, World Economic Forum, Conservation International, and several private enterprises. He is also a visiting professor at the UAE's Higher Colleges of Technology. Tom was executive vice president and general manager of Symantec Corporation during its formation. Tom holds a BS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and an MBA from UC Berkeley. He also earned a PhD in Business Administration (Management Science) at UC Berkeley.

Dr. Niaz LatifDr. Niaz Latif
Dean, Purdue University, Calumet (Tech)

Dr. Niaz Latif is the Dean of the School of Technology and also the interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies at Purdue University Calumet (PUC). Before joining PUC, he was a Professor and Head of the Department of Industrial Technology (1999-2006), and Assistant Dean for Statewide Technology Administration (2006-2007) in the College of Technology at Purdue University, West Lafayette. During 1990-1999, he taught as an Assistant and Associate Professor at Northern Kentucky University. He is a fellow of the Academic Leadership Program under the Committee on Institutional Cooperation of Big 10 Universities.

Dr. Latif is one of the Directors of the Engineering Technology Council under American Society for Engineering Education. He also serves on the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. Dr. Latif has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Engineering Technology. He is a Board member of the Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana.

Dr. Latif earned his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri—Columbia and an M.S. from South Dakota State University (SDSU); both degrees are in Agricultural Engineering. He also received a second Master’s degree in Engineering (Mechanical) from SDSU. He holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Chittagong in Bangladesh. Dr. Latif has supervised graduate student research at both Master’s and Doctoral levels. He has authored/co-authored numerous refereed journal articles and peer reviewed conference proceedings articles, and has made national and international conference presentations. Dr. Latif’s publication record includes articles related to academic program development and program assessment.

Dr. Keith H. Moo-Young P.E. Dr. H. Keith Moo-Young
Dean, California State University, Los Angeles

Dr. H. Keith Moo-Young is Dean of the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology at California State University-Los Angeles. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in civil-environmental engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Masters of Technology Management from the University Pennsylvania, and is a licensed professional engineer and Board Certified Environmental Engineer by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. He was formerly the Interim Dean and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at Villanova University, and has served as a Professor at Lehigh University.

The emphasis of his research is on hazardous and solid waste management and technologies. As a research, Dr. Moo-Young has secured over $4.0 million in research funding from federal and state agencies and corporations such as NSF, DOE, Department of Education, and Department of Defense. Dr. Moo-Young has led an industry consortium research project on Manufactured Gas Plant Remediation Strategies for the Electric Power Research Institute that included fifteen Public Utilities. Furthermore, he has over 200 refereed papers and invited talks. He is also the co-inventor of one patent.

Dr. Moo-Young has received numerous national awards including service as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Policy Fellow. He currently serves as a member of U.S. EPA Charter Science Advisory Board and Chairs of the Environmental Engineering Committee. Dr. Moo-Young also served on national environmental advisory panels for the Water Environmental Research Foundation, National Science Foundation Committee of Visitors, the Department of Energy, and Department of Defense.

Corlis MurrayCorlis Murray
Vice President, Global Engineering Services at Abbott Laboratories

Corlis Murray was appointed to her current position in December 2008. Previously, she served as Divisional Vice President, Quality Assurance for Abbott's global nutrition business.

Ms. Murray joined Abbott in 1989 and has held a variety of management positions in quality, operations and engineering in Abbott's nutrition and diagnostics divisions.

Prior to joining Abbott, Ms. Murray held positions in engineering and quality at Recognition Equipment and Xerox Corporation.

She earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Dr. Christine OrtizDr. Christine Ortiz
Graduate Dean, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Christine Ortiz is the Dean for Graduate Education and a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Ortiz obtained her BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and her MS and PhD from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, all in the field of materials science and engineering. After graduation, she was granted an NSF-NATO post-doctoral fellowship which she used to carry out research in the Department of Polymer Chemistry, University of Groningen, in the Netherlands. Dr. Ortiz's research program focuses on the ultrastructure and nanomechanics of structural biological materials (musculoskeletal and exoskeletal) with the primary goal being to quantify and understand new nanoscale mechanisms, phenomena, and design principles and how they determine function, quality, and pathology. Dr. Ortiz has over 140 scientific publications in more than 20 different academic journals. She has given more than 100 invited lectures, over 30 of which were international, taking place in 12 countries and at eight different Gordon Research Conferences, and currently serves on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Ortiz has supervised a total of 60 students from eight different academic departments. She has received over 20 national and international honors, including most recently the National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow Award; the MIT Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award; and the National Science Foundation Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. She is also a fellow of the Department of Defense Science Study Group. As Dean for Graduate Education, Dr. Ortiz’s office focuses on diversity and climate, professional and personal development, community, personal support, immigration and financial assistance for the graduate community.

Allyson PeermanAllyson Peerman
Corporate Vice President, Public Affairs President, AMD Foundation

Allyson Peerman is AMD’s Corporate Vice President of Public Affairs, responsible for the company’s Government Affairs, Community Affairs and Corporate Responsibility efforts worldwide. In this role, Allyson oversees the company’s public opinion matters, issues management, charitable giving, external affiliations, education issues, and corporate responsibility leadership. In her role as President of the AMD Foundation, Allyson provides strategy and tactical counsel for AMD’s successful games-based learning initiative, AMD Changing the Game, which inspires youth to learn critical STEM skills through the development of social issue games. She is also leading AMD’s Next Generation Engineer initiative to help enhance engineering education by bridging the gap between industry and academia and infusing the experiences of its own engineers into academia.

Allyson has more than 30 years of experience in public and community relations, including 23 years with AMD. She is an active member of the Austin community, where she serves as immediate Past President of the Austin Area Research Organization regional think tank; Board member of the Austin Leadership Forum; and member of the University of Texas College of Education Foundation Advisory Council. She is a sustaining member of the Austin Chapter of the National Charity League and was recently tapped to chair a national committee on education and gaming through the Washington-based Change the Equation initiative.

Allyson is a recipient of the Sam Walton Business Leader Award for her efforts in education, and has been named a “Hero for Children” by the Texas Education Agency. She was the first recipient of the Rostow Leadership Award given by The Austin Project, and was subsequently recognized by the Lone Star Girl Scouts Council as a “Woman of Distinction and by the Austin Business Journal as a “Profiles in Power” winner. Recently, she received First Tee of Austin Core Value Award for her embodiment of “Confidence.”

Allyson graduated with honors from the University of Texas with a Public Relations degree. She and her husband Robert have lived in Austin for more than 30 years. They have two daughters—Lander, a graduate of the University of Texas, and Megan, a student at the University of Georgia.

Michael RicheyMichael Richey, Ph.D.
Associate Technical Fellow of Boeing

Michael Richey is an Associate Technical Fellow currently assigned to support technology and innovation research at the Boeing Company. Michael is responsible for leading a team conducting research projects to improve the learning experience for engineers and technicians. His research encompasses, Complex Adaptive Systems, Learning Curves, Learning Sciences and Engineering Education Research focusing on understanding the interplay between knowledge spillovers, innovation, wealth creation, and economies of scale as they are manifested in questions of growth, evolvability, adaptability and sustainability. Additional responsibilities include providing business leadership for engineering technical and professional educational programs. This includes development of engineering programs in advanced aircraft construction, composites structures and product lifecycle management. Michael is responsible for leading cross-organizational teams from academic, government focusing on how engineering education must acknowledge and incorporate this new information and knowledge to build new methodologies and paradigms that engage these developments in practice. Michael holds a PhD in Strategy, Programme and Project Management, with a focus on Engineering Education Research from Skema Business School, and a Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM) certificate from Stanford Center for Professional Development. Michael often represents Boeing internationally and domestically as a speaker - presenter and has authored multiple patents on Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing and has published a book on nano science and multiple papers in lead journals addressing topics in large scale system integration and learning sciences.

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T304B - New this Year! Main Plenary II: Corporate Member Council Industry Speaker & Best Paper Recognition

Tuesday, June 12
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom C
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The new Main Plenary II is scheduled to feature presentations from a CMC Industry Leader, 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.

Moderated by Dr. Walter W. Buchanan P.E.

Speakers

Best Paper - PIC I

Professor Stephen R. TurnsProfessor Stephen R. Turns, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Professor 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

 

Best Paper - PIC II

Professor Betsy PalmerProfessor Betsy Palmer, Montana State University

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?

 

Best Paper - PIC III

Dr. Susan F. Freeman and teamDr. Susan F. Freeman, Northeastern University

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?

 

Best Paper - PIC IV

Michael J. PrinceDr. Michael J. Prince, Bucknell University

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

 

Best Paper - PIC V

Dr. Gale Tenen Spak and teamDr. Gale Tenen Spak, New Jersey Institute of Technology

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

 

Best Zone Paper

Professor Rebecca A. BatesProfessor Rebecca A. Bates, Minnesota State University, Mankato

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

Paper: Implementing Social Learning Strategies: Team Testing

 

Best Overall Conference Paper

Professor Betsy PalmerProfessor Betsy Palmer, Montana State University

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?


CMC Industry Speaker

Charles VolkCharles Volk
Vice President and Chief Technologist
Navigation Systems Division
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 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.

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. 

ASEE National Outstanding Teaching Award Recipient

Colonel Bobby Grant CrawfordColonel 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 an Associate Professor and the Director of the Mechanical Engineering Program in the Department of Civil & Mechanical Engineering at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. He has served in this capacity since July 1, 2008 and is responsible for program curriculum development, leadership of the mechanical engineering faculty, and the content of the mechanical engineering courses and associated laboratories. Dr. Crawford has taught courses in Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Thermal-Fluid Systems I & II, Heat Transfer, Fixed-Wing Aerodynamics, Helicopter Aeronautics, Computer-Aided Design, Mechanical Engineering Design, Aerospace Systems Design, and Military Science. He also advises senior cadets in the Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design course.

Dr. Crawford was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Infantry upon graduation from the United States Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1985. Following initial military assignments to Korea and Germany, he earned his Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1994 and taught at West Point as an Instructor and Assistant Professor. From 1998 to 2001 Dr. Crawford again served in an operational assignment with the Army until his selection to return to the West Point faculty as a senior faculty member. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Kansas in 2004 and returned to West Point as an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Aerodynamics and Thermodynamics Group. Dr. Crawford was promoted to Associate Professor in 2008 and assumed his current position as the Director for the Mechanical Engineering Program. In this capacity he has taught numerous engineering education seminars and served as a mentor to the Engineering Department faculty at the National Military Academy of Afghanistan in the summer of 2009.

Dr. Crawford’s awards include numerous military decorations. He was a member of the 1994 winning graduate category team in the American Helicopter Society’s Rotary Wing Design Competition and advised the winning undergraduate team in 1997. Dr. Crawford was selected for the 2011 Distinguished Teaching Award by the Mid-Atlantic Section of ASEE. He has served in a variety of national level positions and is currently the ASEE Zone I Chair (pro tem), the Vice Chair of the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination committee for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), and a Mechanical Engineering Program Evaluator for the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. Dr. Crawford holds commercial pilot ratings in both fixed and rotary wing aircraft and has been a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia since 1998.

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Distinguished Lecture Series

Wednesday, June 13
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

W361 - Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Randal D. Pinkett - The Entrepreneurial Mindset, Campus, and Engineer

Session Description

Dr. Randal PinkettDr. Randal Pinkett
Chairman and CEO, BCT Partners|
Author of Black Faces in White Places, No-Money Down CEO and Campus CEO

Dr. Randal Pinkett has established himself as an entrepreneur, speaker, author and community servant. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a multimillion-dollar consulting firm based in Newark, NJ, that specializes in program management, information technology and public policy. BCT Partners is a minority-owned and operated company and one of the leading firms in the country with expertise in the following industries: housing and community development, economic development, healthcare, human services and education. Dr. Pinkett was also named the winner of NBC’s hit reality television show, The Apprentice, with Donald Trump. He was selected as one of 18 candidates chosen from among 1 million applicants to compete for the opportunity to run one of Donald Trump’s companies.

Prior to founding BCT Partners, Dr. Pinkett gained corporate experience as a Member of Technical Staff at General Electric, AT&T Bell Laboratories, and Lucent Technologies. Dr. Pinkett holds five degrees including: a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, that he completed while serving as captain of the men's track and field team as a high jumper and long jumper; a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Oxford in England; and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, MBA, and Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 2009, Dr. Pinkett was named to New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine’s official shortlist as a potential running mate for Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey.

Dr. Pinkett has received numerous awards including the following: National Society of Black Engineers–Entrepreneur of the Year Award, National Urban League–Business Excellence Award, Information Technology Senior Management Forum–Beacon Award, and he has been recognized by USA TODAY newspaper as one of the top 20 scholars in the country. Also, Dr. Pinkett has been featured on nationally televised programs such as The Today Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, Nightline and Larry King Live. He has served as a brand ambassador for Verizon Communications and Outback Steakhouse, and as a national spokesperson for Autism Speaks, the National Black MBA Association, the Miller Urban Entrepreneurs Series, New Jersey Reads, Junior Achievement of New York, and the Minority Information Technology Consortium. Most notably, Dr. Pinkett was the first and only African-American to receive a Rhodes Scholarship at Rutgers University.

Sponsored by the Professional Interest Council

W313 - Distinguished Lecture Series: Do We Need to Raise the Bar for Future Professional Engineers? 

Session Description

The need to raise the bar for future entry into engineering practice at the professional level has been articulated by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), the National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying (NCEES), and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). However, there are also many opponents of the “raise the bar" initiative -- including some of the major technical/professional engineering societies, the leaders of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), and the Executive Board of the ASEE Engineering Deans’ Council. While this controversial issue has been discussed by many individual engineering societies and organizations, there has been no major venue of engineering educators where the initiative has been openly discussed with engineering educational leaders and faculty at large. The purpose of this Distinguished Lecture is to actively engage the participants of the 2012 ASEE Annual Conference in a discussion of the “Raise the Bar” initiative for the engineering profession. No more than half of the session’s time (45 minutes) will be allocated to a single coordinated presentation with three co-presenters. The three co-presenters are major national leaders and proponents of the “Raise the Bar” initiative. After the presentation, at least 45 minutes will be devoted to the proponents’ interaction with the audience facilitated by the moderator – an experienced facilitator and organizer of ASEE sessions. It is anticipated that the presentations and discussion will be one of the most memorable events of the 2012 ASEE Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Speakers

Blaine LeonardBlaine Leonard
Utah Department of Transportation

Blaine D. Leonard, P.E. finished his term as the President of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), headquartered in Reston, Virginia, in October 2010. He was the first person from Utah to ever hold this position. He has been involved in ASCE since 1981, and has served as the Zone IV Vice President, Director of District 11, President of the Utah Section, President of the Wasatch Front Branch, Chair of the Utah Section Geotechnical Group, and President of the University of Utah ASCE Student Chapter. He has chaired four ASCE national committees and has served on 14 others.

In 2006, ASCE awarded Blaine the William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer Award for his advancement of the profession. In 2009, he was named the Utah Engineer of the Year by the Utah Engineers Council. ASCE elevated him to the grade of Fellow in 2005. Blaine has also served on the Board of the ASCE GeoInstitute and on several of its committees. In 2009, the Academy of GeoProfessionals named him a Diplomate of Geotechnical Engineering, as part of the inaugural class of Diplomates.

Dr. Stephen J. Ressler P.E.Dr. Stephen J. Ressler P.E.
U.S. Military Academy

Colonel Stephen Ressler is Professor and Head of the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY. He holds a B.S. degree from USMA, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University, and a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the U.S. Army War College.

Commissioned as a Corps of Engineers officer, Colonel Ressler has served in a variety of military engineering assignments in the U.S., Europe, and Central Asia, including service as Deputy Commander of the New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He is a master parachutist and a registered professional engineer in Virginia. At West Point, he has previously served as Director of the ABET-accredited civil engineering program, as Vice Dean for Education, and as USMA Chief of Staff. He has taught courses in statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, structural analysis, advanced structural analysis, steel design, concrete design, construction management, design of structural systems, civil engineering history, and professional practice. As Department Head, he supervises 36 faculty members, two core engineering programs, two ABET-accredited engineering programs, and two research centers.

Jeffrey S. RussellDr. Jeffrey S. Russell
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Jeffrey S. Russell is Vice Provost for Lifelong Learning and Dean of Continuing Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW). In this role, Dr. Russell is responsible for leading the university’s programs and services for lifelong learners and nontraditional students. Prior to assuming his current position, Dr. Russell served as Professor and Chair in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the UW. In addition to his position as Vice Provost, Dr. Russell serves as a Professor in the CEE Department, focusing on construction management, innovative project delivery systems, and construction automation and robotics. He received a BS degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and MS and PhD degrees from Purdue University, and is a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin. Dr. Russell is a respected researcher, author, and editor. He has published more than 200 technical papers in the areas of contractor failure, prequalification, surety bonds, constructability, automation, maintainability, warranties, and quality control/quality assurance. In addition, he has authored and published two books—Constructor Prequalification (1996) and Surety Bonds for Construction Contracts (2000). Dr. Russell served as editor-in-chief of the ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering (1995-2000) and as founding editor-in-chief of the ASCE publication Leadership and Management in Engineering (2000-2003), during which time he organized special issues on diversity, public policy, career management, globalization, and information technology.

Sponsored by Civil Engineering Division

W324 - Distinguished Lecture Series: Charles Henderson & John Heywood

Session Description

Charles Henderson - The Challenges of Spreading and Sustaining Research-Based Instruction in Undergraduate STEM

There have been many calls for the reform of introductory Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses. These calls have resulted in a cadre of researchers who study the teaching and learning of undergraduate STEM and have developed instructional methods that improve student learning. There currently exists a substantial gap between research-based knowledge of ‘best practice’ instructional methods and the teaching practices of typical STEM faculty. This talk will connect data about the spread of research-based instructional strategies in college-level STEM to ideas from the change literature. Recommendations will be made for how to decrease the knowledge-practice gap.

John Heywood - Engineering at the Cross Roads. Implications for Educational Policy Makers

Educational policy making is seldom discussed at meetings of engineering educators except in so far as they relate to implementation, as for example the response to ABET 2000 in the United States or the Bologna agreement in Europe. Worse, evaluation of such policies is often haphazard and changes in the curriculum are often predicated by technological change. Some are large such as the development of computer science and technology courses, the need for bio-engineering relevant courses etc. Some are small and the process of curriculum change is a continuous flow of small changes. Policy makers in most countries try to look ahead, as for example “The Engineer of 2020” but they are based on current outlook and current predictions. Present polices for higher education are predicated on the belief that a highly qualified engineering and scientific manpower is required and that specified numbers of engineers and scientists are required to maintain economic wealth. This had led to the growth of specialisms but in recent years it has become evident that the axioms on which educational programmes of this nature are constructed no longer hold. First, jobs are no longer for life and it is held that people have to be much more flexible. Second, there is the possibility that the axiom that new technologies necessarily create new jobs is breaking down. These are broad issues that have not been tackled by those responsible for higher education policy and by implication engineering education policy makers. The purpose of this paper is to consider the implications of technologically structured social change for the higher education curriculum.

Speakers

Charles HendersonCharles Henderson
Western Michigan University

Charles Henderson, PhD, is an Associate Professor at Western Michigan University (WMU), with a joint appointment between the Physics Department and the WMU Mallinson Institute for Science Education. Much of his research activity is focused on understanding and improving the slow incorporation of research-based instructional reforms into college-level STEM courses. Research projects have attacked this problem from several directions: in-depth studies of faculty attempting to change their instruction, surveys and interviews with faculty related to their interaction with research-based instructional strategies, and an interdisciplinary literature review of change strategies in higher education.

Dr. Henderson’s work has been supported by several National Science Foundation grants and has resulted in a number of publications (see http://homepages.wmich.edu/~chenders/ for details). In spring 2010, Henderson was a Fulbright Scholar with the Finnish Institute for Educational Research at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. He is currently the Physics Education Research Editor for the American Journal of Physics and a member of the National Research Council Committee on Undergraduate Physics Education Research and Implementation.

Dr. John HeywoodDr. John Heywood
Trinity College-Dublin

Dr. Heywood has done significant work in higher education research, assessment, and curriculum development. His merchant marine experience in radio communication led him into both research and development and education. In the UK, he studied the teaching of engineering in schools and developed programs for assessment of higher education. He studied the work done by engineers and applied this to developing objectives for technical training. He developed curriculum for engineering education and for a trans-disciplinary engineering management program. This led to his development of theories for assessment and principles of trans-disciplinary programs. At the University of Dublin, he has focused on teacher education, continued his work on curriculum and assessment, and has implemented models based on the study of engineering education to history and mathematics. In all of this, he was greatly influenced by his experience of industry and engineering. Recently, he has focused on bridging the gap between educational research and engineering education, and the development of engineering literacy, especially at the K-12 level. He has some 150 publications. He was founding editor of the International Journal of Technology and Design Education. He is a Fellow of ASEE, and a Senior Member of IEEE.

Sponsored by: Technological Literacy Division & Educational Research and Methods Division

W326 - Distinguished Lecture Series: Patrick A. Tebbe - The Challenges and Implications for Energy Education

Session Description

In March 2011 the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in Japan was hit by twin natural disasters of a 9.0 earthquake and a tsunami over 10 meters high. The combination forced a shut-down of the reactor and severed externally provided power. Backup generators and batteries, which at first functioned normally, were swamped and disabled by the tsunami waters. The subsequent loss of reactor core cooling led to rising temperatures which ultimately resulted in a partial melting of the fuel rods and several hydrogen explosions (produced by a steam-zirconium reaction). Eventually the situation was brought under control, but not before several forms of radioactivity were released; some intentionally and some not.

The technical aspects of the events in Japan, the media coverage of them, and the public’s reaction to them, all raise challenges to the engineering education community. For several decades nuclear engineering education has declined in the U.S. with many predicting it to be a dying field. While recent years have seen an increase in students and program options, due to workforce issues and the potential of new U.S. plants being built, nuclear engineering is still a relatively minor player in the engineering education field. Additionally, whereas students in other fields are routinely exposed to topics such as solar and wind power during their general studies, coverage of nuclear power in even its broadest aspects is not provided to most engineering students. As indicated by Fukushima there are currently many complex design challenges in nuclear power that need trained engineers from all fields to address them. In addition, as some reviews of the accident have pointed out, regardless of the future of nuclear energy there is a need to maintain a skilled nuclear power workforce for the foreseeable future to address the safety of existing plants and spent fuel storage facilities, such as those which now sit at Fukushima.

A separate and possibly more crucial role for engineering educators is seen when the media coverage and public reaction to Fukushima is analyzed. The public reaction demonstrated a general lack of scientific understanding and a wealth of mis- and pre-conceptions. When situations like this arise the public must rely on other reliable sources, such as the media and various governmental agencies to fill in the gaps. Unfortunately, in the case of Fukushima the various agencies involved provided conflicting reports and the media proved to be only marginally more knowledgeable than the public. This lecture will go through a time line of technical events during the Fukushima nuclear accident. Corresponding details on the information and disinformation released by various agencies and media outlets, as well as the public reaction to it, will be overlaid with this. As a post analysis, the way these issues continue to play out in the public and within the areas of energy education will be discussed.

Speakers

Dr. Patrick A. Tebbe P.E.Dr. Patrick A. Tebbe P.E.
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Patrick Tebbe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at Minnesota State University in Mankato, where he serves as the Graduate Coordinator for mechanical engineering and a Fellow of the MN Modeling and Simulation Center. Dr. Tebbe received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri – Columbia where his dissertation topic was “Numerical Investigation of Physical Vapor and Particulate Transport Under Microgravity Conditions”. Following a year teaching at the university he completed a second M.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering examining desktop simulators for training applications and education applications.

He is currently a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), where he serves as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Energy Conservation and Conversion Division (ECCD). He has published sixteen ASEE conference papers over the last ten years, including two division best paper awards. He is a member of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) where he served for a number of years on the Executive Committee for the Human Factors Division and made several conference presentations. He is also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and a student branch advisor for the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Dr. Tebbe is an active researcher in the areas of energy systems, workforce development for the HVAC industry, and engineering education. He has received several grants in these areas from the National Science Foundation and the State of Minnesota; including work aimed at increasing student engagement in thermodynamics related courses and performance studies of unglazed transpired solar collectors. He routinely conducts guest lectures and workshops touching on energy related topics and has been the instructor for several continuing education courses on energy, thermodynamics, and HVAC topics.

Sponsored by: Energy Conversion and Conservation Division

W363 - Distinguished Lecture Series: Presented by National Instruments: An Ecosystem for Every Student

Session Description

While the challenge of equipping students with the practical experience required for future success is more pressing than ever, robust technology ecosystems around standard platforms make it possible to build applications upon generations of innovation and theory. As these platforms evolve, cost, time, and space constraints wane so that every student can access industry-standard technology anywhere, anytime to bridge theory and simulation into experimentation to "do" engineering. Join Dave Wilson as he previews the next ecosystem that will make it possible to take the relevant challenges that attracted students to engineering in the first place and put them in the palms of their hands.

Speaker

Dave WilsonDave Wilson
Director of Training and Academic Programs
for National Instruments

As the Director of Training and 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 more than 50 technical seminars, wrote hundreds of applications with customers, and received multiple industry recognition awards.

In 1995, Wilson became the director of data acquisition marketing where he led several successful launches for products that have become key parts of the NI product line including motion control, Vision, DAQ boards, and PXI. He also developed product and corporate messages and led initiatives to work with R&D to incorporate customer-recommended features into new products. In 2000, Wilson became the international sales director for NI Japan where he led the branch to record growth.

Wilson has delivered more than 60 keynotes about the application of next-generation technologies in 30 countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas. He has met with the ministers of education in both Russia and Kosovo and many Deans of engineering to discuss ways to adopt new generation technologies for science and engineering in university curricula. He has also authored numerous articles and interviewed with multiple domestic and international publications including EE Times Asia, Bits & Chips, Evaluation Engineering, Desktop Engineering, and Sensors.

Additionally, Wilson has chaired the most successful customer recognition event held by NI, the Graphical System Design Achievement Awards. For ten years, this event has recognized NI customers around the world for accomplishments in engineering and science.

Wilson holds a bachelor of science degree in applied physics from the State University of New York.

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W704B - 2012 ASEE Annual Awards Banquet

Wednesday, June 13
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom C
7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

$85 on-site for attendees or registered attendees
$95 on-site for un-registered attendees
$20 for children 6-12 years old

Dine and celebrate with the recipients of ASEE’s Society Awards and the 2011 Annual Conference Best Paper Awards at the 118th ASEE Annual Awards Banquet.

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Exhibitors

2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Exhibitors (as of 5/21/2012)
Company Booth #
ABET 462
Ability One Network Design Challenge 472
Academic Pub 131
AEFIS 142
After College 264
Agilent Technologies 413
Altair Inc. 470
AMD 372
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) 417
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 249
ARM 125
Armfield 319
ASCENT - Center for Technical Knowledge 444
ASEE Diversity Booth sponsored by DuPont 301
            Great Minds in STEM 301
            MentorNet 301
            NAMEPA 301
            NOGLSTP 301
            Society of Women Engineers 301
            WEPAN 301
ASEE Fellowships and Research Opportunities 365
ASME 460
ASM International 464
ASTM International 263
Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau 519
Autodesk/VEX Robotics 225
Automation Studio (Famic Technologies) 124
AUVSI Foundation 128
Begell House, Inc 273
Bentley Systems, Inc. 212
Books24x7 173
Cambridge University Press 129
CD-adapco 361
Cengage Learning 521
Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching (CELT) 357
Clarkson University - Coulter School of Engineering 261
Clemson University Dept. of Engineering & Science Education 350
Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC) 251
CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group 260
CYPE 373
Cypress Semiconductors 428
Dassault Systemes 337
Delmar Cengage Learning 523
De Lorenzo 254
DesignSoft 228
Digilent 237
dSPACE 157
EDIBON-USA 130
Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept. Heads Assoc. (ECEDHA) 161
Elsevier 236
eLumen Collaborative 141
Emona Instruments 224
ENGAGE - Engaging Student in Engineering 267
Engineering Education Student Organizations 363
Feedback 213
Freescale 419
Frontiers in Education - University of Kansas 245
Fujitsu 149
GEARS Education Systems/DEPCO, LLC 136
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 516
Hampden Engineering Corp. 100
Heliocentris Energy Systems Inc. 139
Hewlett-Packard Company 206
ICE Publishing 145
IEEE Xplore Digital Library 501
IET Inspec 262
Industrial Press Inc. 371
Instrumentation Marketing Coorporation 167
ITMS Group 466
John Wiley & Sons 505
Kaplan Construction Education 122
Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research 319
Knovel 370
Laboratory for Innovative Technology & Engineering Education - LITEE 345
Lab-Volt Systems 166
LEGO Education North America 315
Little River Reasearch & Design 508
Lousiana Tech University 525
Maplesoft 133
Maruzen Co. 517
MathWorks 219
McGraw - Hill 329
Mercury Learning & Information 515
Museum of Science, Boston -National Center for Technological Literacy 126
Microchip Technology, Inc. 243
Minitab 248
Momentum Press 362
Morgan & Claypool Publishers 250
National Instruments 307
National Science Foundation ATE Centers 364
National Science Foundation 349
NCEES - National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying 312
NCSL International 454
NEVA Electromagnetics 270
NIST 456
Northrop Grumman 271
Objet 110
Opal-RT Technologies 116
Oxford University Press 106
PASCO scientific 201
Pearson 121
Piazza 140
Pitsco Education 513
PPI 342
Project Management Institute 511
PTC 401
Purdue Engineering Education 355
Quanser Inc. 313
Renesas 242
SAE International 143
SAGE 509
SDC Publications 104
Siemens 518
Society of Manufacturing Engineers 144
Software Cradle 137
SolidWorks/Lab Resources 112
SpectraQuest 101
SPIE 360
Springer 221
Statics.com 425
Stratasys/Dimension 3D Printing 266
Technology Student Organization 320
TECQUIPMENT 113
Tektronix 114
TestEquity LLC 171
Texas A&M University - Kingsville 367
Texas Instruments 155
Thomson Reuters - Techstreet 272
Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach 356
US Didactic 207
Utah State University - Engineering Education 354
Virginia Tech Dept. of Engineering Education 348
Vernier Software & Technology 430
Wolfram Research 448
Xilinx 527

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Sponsors

Visionary

AMD Autodesk

 

Innovator

NCEES DuPont
dassault US didactic
quanser National Instruments

Pioneer

BOEING Mathworks
Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Northrop
The McGraw-Hill Companies

Mentor

Cengage Learning Texas Instruments
Renesas Electronics Corporation Dilligent
UCF abbott
UTSA websedge
USC   ARM
Objet Global e-Training

Educator

agilent Oxford
maplesoft PPI
battelle Segal Institute
Thomson

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ELD Sponsors

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Engineering Libraries Division Program
Sponsored by:

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Elsevier

ICE IEEE
IET Inspec Institute of Physics Publishing
Knovel Morgan-Claypool
ProQuest PPI
SAE International SAGE
SPIE

 

A special thank you to the 2012 ELD Program Planning Committee:

Craig Beard, Amy Buhler, Jeff McAdams, Doug McGee (Program Chair), Adriana Popescu, Anne Rauh, Larry Thompson and Michael White.

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2012 Annual Banner

Spurring Big Ideas in Education

June 10 - 13, 2012
San Antonio, Texas

 

Conference Overview

The ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition is the only conference dedicated to all disciplines of engineering education.  It is committed to fostering the exchange of ideas, enhancing teaching methods and curriculum, and providing prime networking opportunities for engineering and technology education stakeholders such as deans, faculty members and industry and government representatives.

The ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition hosts over 400 technical sessions, with peer-reviewed papers spanning all disciplines of engineering education. Attendees include deans, faculty and researchers, students, and retirees. Distinguished lectures run on Wednesday, and there are two Main Plenaries. In addition to various award receptions and banquets, ASEE also will feature a complimentary "Meet the Board Forum," providing the opportunity for all registrants to meet with members of the ASEE Board of Directors and discuss current issues in engineering and technology.

Highlights

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M204 - Main Plenary I: "Keeping it Real - Preparing Students for Industrial Practice"

Monday, June 11
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom C
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

The Main Plenary is traditionally the most highly anticipated session at the ASEE Annual Conference, with more than 2,000 attendees enjoying this important keynote address. Join your friends, colleagues, and industry partners for the official kickoff of the 118th Annual Conference and Exposition. In previous conferences, ASEE has featured the participation of dynamic visionary leaders such as Charles M. Vest, President of the National Academy of Engineering; Carl B. Mack, Executive Director of the National Society of Black Engineers; Gu Binglin, President of Tsinghua University, and many others.

"Keeping it Real - Preparing Students for Industrial Practice"

A panel of academic and industry representatives will discuss effective ways of preparing engineering students for industrial practice.

Moderated by Dr. Don P. Giddens

Speakers

Dr. Tom ByersTom Byers
Bing University Fellow for Undergraduate Education, Stanford University

At Stanford University since 1995 as an engineering professor, Tom Byers focuses on education regarding high-growth entrepreneurship and technology innovation. He is a Bing University Fellow in Undergraduate Education as well as founder and co-director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), which serves as the entrepreneurship center for the engineering school. STVP includes the Mayfield Fellows work/study program, the popular Entrepreneurship Corner (ECorner) website of thought leader videos, and a set of global Roundtable on Entrepreneurship Education (REE) conferences for educators and policy makers. He is a founding principal investigator for the new EpiCenter, which is funded by a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation to stimulate entrepreneurship education at all engineering and science colleges. He is the lead author of a popular textbook called Technology Ventures: From Idea to Enterprise that is published by McGraw-Hill. He is a past recipient of the prestigious Gordon Prize by the National Academy of Engineering in the USA and Stanford University's Gores Award, which is its highest honor for excellence in teaching. He is a member of advisory boards at Harvard Business School, World Economic Forum, Conservation International, and several private enterprises. He is also a visiting professor at the UAE's Higher Colleges of Technology. Tom was executive vice president and general manager of Symantec Corporation during its formation. Tom holds a BS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and an MBA from UC Berkeley. He also earned a PhD in Business Administration (Management Science) at UC Berkeley.

Dr. Niaz LatifDr. Niaz Latif
Dean, Purdue University, Calumet (Tech)

Dr. Niaz Latif is the Dean of the School of Technology and also the interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies at Purdue University Calumet (PUC). Before joining PUC, he was a Professor and Head of the Department of Industrial Technology (1999-2006), and Assistant Dean for Statewide Technology Administration (2006-2007) in the College of Technology at Purdue University, West Lafayette. During 1990-1999, he taught as an Assistant and Associate Professor at Northern Kentucky University. He is a fellow of the Academic Leadership Program under the Committee on Institutional Cooperation of Big 10 Universities.

Dr. Latif is one of the Directors of the Engineering Technology Council under American Society for Engineering Education. He also serves on the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. Dr. Latif has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Engineering Technology. He is a Board member of the Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana.

Dr. Latif earned his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri—Columbia and an M.S. from South Dakota State University (SDSU); both degrees are in Agricultural Engineering. He also received a second Master’s degree in Engineering (Mechanical) from SDSU. He holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Chittagong in Bangladesh. Dr. Latif has supervised graduate student research at both Master’s and Doctoral levels. He has authored/co-authored numerous refereed journal articles and peer reviewed conference proceedings articles, and has made national and international conference presentations. Dr. Latif’s publication record includes articles related to academic program development and program assessment.

Dr. Keith H. Moo-Young P.E. Dr. H. Keith Moo-Young
Dean, California State University, Los Angeles

Dr. H. Keith Moo-Young is Dean of the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology at California State University-Los Angeles. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in civil-environmental engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Masters of Technology Management from the University Pennsylvania, and is a licensed professional engineer and Board Certified Environmental Engineer by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. He was formerly the Interim Dean and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at Villanova University, and has served as a Professor at Lehigh University.

The emphasis of his research is on hazardous and solid waste management and technologies. As a research, Dr. Moo-Young has secured over $4.0 million in research funding from federal and state agencies and corporations such as NSF, DOE, Department of Education, and Department of Defense. Dr. Moo-Young has led an industry consortium research project on Manufactured Gas Plant Remediation Strategies for the Electric Power Research Institute that included fifteen Public Utilities. Furthermore, he has over 200 refereed papers and invited talks. He is also the co-inventor of one patent.

Dr. Moo-Young has received numerous national awards including service as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Policy Fellow. He currently serves as a member of U.S. EPA Charter Science Advisory Board and Chairs of the Environmental Engineering Committee. Dr. Moo-Young also served on national environmental advisory panels for the Water Environmental Research Foundation, National Science Foundation Committee of Visitors, the Department of Energy, and Department of Defense.

Corlis MurrayCorlis Murray
Vice President, Global Engineering Services at Abbott Laboratories

Corlis Murray was appointed to her current position in December 2008. Previously, she served as Divisional Vice President, Quality Assurance for Abbott's global nutrition business.

Ms. Murray joined Abbott in 1989 and has held a variety of management positions in quality, operations and engineering in Abbott's nutrition and diagnostics divisions.

Prior to joining Abbott, Ms. Murray held positions in engineering and quality at Recognition Equipment and Xerox Corporation.

She earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Dr. Christine OrtizDr. Christine Ortiz
Graduate Dean, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Christine Ortiz is the Dean for Graduate Education and a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Ortiz obtained her BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and her MS and PhD from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, all in the field of materials science and engineering. After graduation, she was granted an NSF-NATO post-doctoral fellowship which she used to carry out research in the Department of Polymer Chemistry, University of Groningen, in the Netherlands. Dr. Ortiz's research program focuses on the ultrastructure and nanomechanics of structural biological materials (musculoskeletal and exoskeletal) with the primary goal being to quantify and understand new nanoscale mechanisms, phenomena, and design principles and how they determine function, quality, and pathology. Dr. Ortiz has over 140 scientific publications in more than 20 different academic journals. She has given more than 100 invited lectures, over 30 of which were international, taking place in 12 countries and at eight different Gordon Research Conferences, and currently serves on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Ortiz has supervised a total of 60 students from eight different academic departments. She has received over 20 national and international honors, including most recently the National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow Award; the MIT Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award; and the National Science Foundation Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. She is also a fellow of the Department of Defense Science Study Group. As Dean for Graduate Education, Dr. Ortiz’s office focuses on diversity and climate, professional and personal development, community, personal support, immigration and financial assistance for the graduate community.

Allyson PeermanAllyson Peerman
Corporate Vice President, Public Affairs President, AMD Foundation

Allyson Peerman is AMD’s Corporate Vice President of Public Affairs, responsible for the company’s Government Affairs, Community Affairs and Corporate Responsibility efforts worldwide. In this role, Allyson oversees the company’s public opinion matters, issues management, charitable giving, external affiliations, education issues, and corporate responsibility leadership. In her role as President of the AMD Foundation, Allyson provides strategy and tactical counsel for AMD’s successful games-based learning initiative, AMD Changing the Game, which inspires youth to learn critical STEM skills through the development of social issue games. She is also leading AMD’s Next Generation Engineer initiative to help enhance engineering education by bridging the gap between industry and academia and infusing the experiences of its own engineers into academia.

Allyson has more than 30 years of experience in public and community relations, including 23 years with AMD. She is an active member of the Austin community, where she serves as immediate Past President of the Austin Area Research Organization regional think tank; Board member of the Austin Leadership Forum; and member of the University of Texas College of Education Foundation Advisory Council. She is a sustaining member of the Austin Chapter of the National Charity League and was recently tapped to chair a national committee on education and gaming through the Washington-based Change the Equation initiative.

Allyson is a recipient of the Sam Walton Business Leader Award for her efforts in education, and has been named a “Hero for Children” by the Texas Education Agency. She was the first recipient of the Rostow Leadership Award given by The Austin Project, and was subsequently recognized by the Lone Star Girl Scouts Council as a “Woman of Distinction and by the Austin Business Journal as a “Profiles in Power” winner. Recently, she received First Tee of Austin Core Value Award for her embodiment of “Confidence.”

Allyson graduated with honors from the University of Texas with a Public Relations degree. She and her husband Robert have lived in Austin for more than 30 years. They have two daughters—Lander, a graduate of the University of Texas, and Megan, a student at the University of Georgia.

Michael RicheyMichael Richey, Ph.D.
Associate Technical Fellow of Boeing

Michael Richey is an Associate Technical Fellow currently assigned to support technology and innovation research at the Boeing Company. Michael is responsible for leading a team conducting research projects to improve the learning experience for engineers and technicians. His research encompasses, Complex Adaptive Systems, Learning Curves, Learning Sciences and Engineering Education Research focusing on understanding the interplay between knowledge spillovers, innovation, wealth creation, and economies of scale as they are manifested in questions of growth, evolvability, adaptability and sustainability. Additional responsibilities include providing business leadership for engineering technical and professional educational programs. This includes development of engineering programs in advanced aircraft construction, composites structures and product lifecycle management. Michael is responsible for leading cross-organizational teams from academic, government focusing on how engineering education must acknowledge and incorporate this new information and knowledge to build new methodologies and paradigms that engage these developments in practice. Michael holds a PhD in Strategy, Programme and Project Management, with a focus on Engineering Education Research from Skema Business School, and a Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM) certificate from Stanford Center for Professional Development. Michael often represents Boeing internationally and domestically as a speaker - presenter and has authored multiple patents on Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing and has published a book on nano science and multiple papers in lead journals addressing topics in large scale system integration and learning sciences.

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T304B - New this Year! Main Plenary II: Corporate Member Council Industry Speaker & Best Paper Recognition

Tuesday, June 12
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom C
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The new Main Plenary II is scheduled to feature presentations from a CMC Industry Leader, 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.

Moderated by Dr. Walter W. Buchanan P.E.

Speakers

Best Paper - PIC I

Professor Stephen R. TurnsProfessor Stephen R. Turns, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Professor 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

 

Best Paper - PIC II

Professor Betsy PalmerProfessor Betsy Palmer, Montana State University

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?

 

Best Paper - PIC III

Dr. Susan F. Freeman and teamDr. Susan F. Freeman, Northeastern University

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?

 

Best Paper - PIC IV

Michael J. PrinceDr. Michael J. Prince, Bucknell University

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

 

Best Paper - PIC V

Dr. Gale Tenen Spak and teamDr. Gale Tenen Spak, New Jersey Institute of Technology

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

 

Best Zone Paper

Professor Rebecca A. BatesProfessor Rebecca A. Bates, Minnesota State University, Mankato

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

Paper: Implementing Social Learning Strategies: Team Testing

 

Best Overall Conference Paper

Professor Betsy PalmerProfessor Betsy Palmer, Montana State University

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?


CMC Industry Speaker

Charles VolkCharles Volk
Vice President and Chief Technologist
Navigation Systems Division
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 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.

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. 

ASEE National Outstanding Teaching Award Recipient

Colonel Bobby Grant CrawfordColonel 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 an Associate Professor and the Director of the Mechanical Engineering Program in the Department of Civil & Mechanical Engineering at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. He has served in this capacity since July 1, 2008 and is responsible for program curriculum development, leadership of the mechanical engineering faculty, and the content of the mechanical engineering courses and associated laboratories. Dr. Crawford has taught courses in Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Thermal-Fluid Systems I & II, Heat Transfer, Fixed-Wing Aerodynamics, Helicopter Aeronautics, Computer-Aided Design, Mechanical Engineering Design, Aerospace Systems Design, and Military Science. He also advises senior cadets in the Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design course.

Dr. Crawford was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Infantry upon graduation from the United States Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1985. Following initial military assignments to Korea and Germany, he earned his Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1994 and taught at West Point as an Instructor and Assistant Professor. From 1998 to 2001 Dr. Crawford again served in an operational assignment with the Army until his selection to return to the West Point faculty as a senior faculty member. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Kansas in 2004 and returned to West Point as an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Aerodynamics and Thermodynamics Group. Dr. Crawford was promoted to Associate Professor in 2008 and assumed his current position as the Director for the Mechanical Engineering Program. In this capacity he has taught numerous engineering education seminars and served as a mentor to the Engineering Department faculty at the National Military Academy of Afghanistan in the summer of 2009.

Dr. Crawford’s awards include numerous military decorations. He was a member of the 1994 winning graduate category team in the American Helicopter Society’s Rotary Wing Design Competition and advised the winning undergraduate team in 1997. Dr. Crawford was selected for the 2011 Distinguished Teaching Award by the Mid-Atlantic Section of ASEE. He has served in a variety of national level positions and is currently the ASEE Zone I Chair (pro tem), the Vice Chair of the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination committee for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), and a Mechanical Engineering Program Evaluator for the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. Dr. Crawford holds commercial pilot ratings in both fixed and rotary wing aircraft and has been a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia since 1998.

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Distinguished Lecture Series

Wednesday, June 13
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

W361 - Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Randal D. Pinkett - The Entrepreneurial Mindset, Campus, and Engineer

Session Description

Dr. Randal PinkettDr. Randal Pinkett
Chairman and CEO, BCT Partners|
Author of Black Faces in White Places, No-Money Down CEO and Campus CEO

Dr. Randal Pinkett has established himself as an entrepreneur, speaker, author and community servant. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a multimillion-dollar consulting firm based in Newark, NJ, that specializes in program management, information technology and public policy. BCT Partners is a minority-owned and operated company and one of the leading firms in the country with expertise in the following industries: housing and community development, economic development, healthcare, human services and education. Dr. Pinkett was also named the winner of NBC’s hit reality television show, The Apprentice, with Donald Trump. He was selected as one of 18 candidates chosen from among 1 million applicants to compete for the opportunity to run one of Donald Trump’s companies.

Prior to founding BCT Partners, Dr. Pinkett gained corporate experience as a Member of Technical Staff at General Electric, AT&T Bell Laboratories, and Lucent Technologies. Dr. Pinkett holds five degrees including: a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, that he completed while serving as captain of the men's track and field team as a high jumper and long jumper; a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Oxford in England; and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, MBA, and Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 2009, Dr. Pinkett was named to New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine’s official shortlist as a potential running mate for Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey.

Dr. Pinkett has received numerous awards including the following: National Society of Black Engineers–Entrepreneur of the Year Award, National Urban League–Business Excellence Award, Information Technology Senior Management Forum–Beacon Award, and he has been recognized by USA TODAY newspaper as one of the top 20 scholars in the country. Also, Dr. Pinkett has been featured on nationally televised programs such as The Today Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, Nightline and Larry King Live. He has served as a brand ambassador for Verizon Communications and Outback Steakhouse, and as a national spokesperson for Autism Speaks, the National Black MBA Association, the Miller Urban Entrepreneurs Series, New Jersey Reads, Junior Achievement of New York, and the Minority Information Technology Consortium. Most notably, Dr. Pinkett was the first and only African-American to receive a Rhodes Scholarship at Rutgers University.

Sponsored by the Professional Interest Council

W313 - Distinguished Lecture Series: Do We Need to Raise the Bar for Future Professional Engineers? 

Session Description

The need to raise the bar for future entry into engineering practice at the professional level has been articulated by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), the National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying (NCEES), and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). However, there are also many opponents of the “raise the bar" initiative -- including some of the major technical/professional engineering societies, the leaders of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), and the Executive Board of the ASEE Engineering Deans’ Council. While this controversial issue has been discussed by many individual engineering societies and organizations, there has been no major venue of engineering educators where the initiative has been openly discussed with engineering educational leaders and faculty at large. The purpose of this Distinguished Lecture is to actively engage the participants of the 2012 ASEE Annual Conference in a discussion of the “Raise the Bar” initiative for the engineering profession. No more than half of the session’s time (45 minutes) will be allocated to a single coordinated presentation with three co-presenters. The three co-presenters are major national leaders and proponents of the “Raise the Bar” initiative. After the presentation, at least 45 minutes will be devoted to the proponents’ interaction with the audience facilitated by the moderator – an experienced facilitator and organizer of ASEE sessions. It is anticipated that the presentations and discussion will be one of the most memorable events of the 2012 ASEE Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Speakers

Blaine LeonardBlaine Leonard
Utah Department of Transportation

Blaine D. Leonard, P.E. finished his term as the President of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), headquartered in Reston, Virginia, in October 2010. He was the first person from Utah to ever hold this position. He has been involved in ASCE since 1981, and has served as the Zone IV Vice President, Director of District 11, President of the Utah Section, President of the Wasatch Front Branch, Chair of the Utah Section Geotechnical Group, and President of the University of Utah ASCE Student Chapter. He has chaired four ASCE national committees and has served on 14 others.

In 2006, ASCE awarded Blaine the William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer Award for his advancement of the profession. In 2009, he was named the Utah Engineer of the Year by the Utah Engineers Council. ASCE elevated him to the grade of Fellow in 2005. Blaine has also served on the Board of the ASCE GeoInstitute and on several of its committees. In 2009, the Academy of GeoProfessionals named him a Diplomate of Geotechnical Engineering, as part of the inaugural class of Diplomates.

Dr. Stephen J. Ressler P.E.Dr. Stephen J. Ressler P.E.
U.S. Military Academy

Colonel Stephen Ressler is Professor and Head of the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY. He holds a B.S. degree from USMA, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University, and a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the U.S. Army War College.

Commissioned as a Corps of Engineers officer, Colonel Ressler has served in a variety of military engineering assignments in the U.S., Europe, and Central Asia, including service as Deputy Commander of the New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He is a master parachutist and a registered professional engineer in Virginia. At West Point, he has previously served as Director of the ABET-accredited civil engineering program, as Vice Dean for Education, and as USMA Chief of Staff. He has taught courses in statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, structural analysis, advanced structural analysis, steel design, concrete design, construction management, design of structural systems, civil engineering history, and professional practice. As Department Head, he supervises 36 faculty members, two core engineering programs, two ABET-accredited engineering programs, and two research centers.

Jeffrey S. RussellDr. Jeffrey S. Russell
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Jeffrey S. Russell is Vice Provost for Lifelong Learning and Dean of Continuing Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW). In this role, Dr. Russell is responsible for leading the university’s programs and services for lifelong learners and nontraditional students. Prior to assuming his current position, Dr. Russell served as Professor and Chair in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the UW. In addition to his position as Vice Provost, Dr. Russell serves as a Professor in the CEE Department, focusing on construction management, innovative project delivery systems, and construction automation and robotics. He received a BS degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and MS and PhD degrees from Purdue University, and is a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin. Dr. Russell is a respected researcher, author, and editor. He has published more than 200 technical papers in the areas of contractor failure, prequalification, surety bonds, constructability, automation, maintainability, warranties, and quality control/quality assurance. In addition, he has authored and published two books—Constructor Prequalification (1996) and Surety Bonds for Construction Contracts (2000). Dr. Russell served as editor-in-chief of the ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering (1995-2000) and as founding editor-in-chief of the ASCE publication Leadership and Management in Engineering (2000-2003), during which time he organized special issues on diversity, public policy, career management, globalization, and information technology.

Sponsored by Civil Engineering Division

W324 - Distinguished Lecture Series: Charles Henderson & John Heywood

Session Description

Charles Henderson - The Challenges of Spreading and Sustaining Research-Based Instruction in Undergraduate STEM

There have been many calls for the reform of introductory Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses. These calls have resulted in a cadre of researchers who study the teaching and learning of undergraduate STEM and have developed instructional methods that improve student learning. There currently exists a substantial gap between research-based knowledge of ‘best practice’ instructional methods and the teaching practices of typical STEM faculty. This talk will connect data about the spread of research-based instructional strategies in college-level STEM to ideas from the change literature. Recommendations will be made for how to decrease the knowledge-practice gap.

John Heywood - Engineering at the Cross Roads. Implications for Educational Policy Makers

Educational policy making is seldom discussed at meetings of engineering educators except in so far as they relate to implementation, as for example the response to ABET 2000 in the United States or the Bologna agreement in Europe. Worse, evaluation of such policies is often haphazard and changes in the curriculum are often predicated by technological change. Some are large such as the development of computer science and technology courses, the need for bio-engineering relevant courses etc. Some are small and the process of curriculum change is a continuous flow of small changes. Policy makers in most countries try to look ahead, as for example “The Engineer of 2020” but they are based on current outlook and current predictions. Present polices for higher education are predicated on the belief that a highly qualified engineering and scientific manpower is required and that specified numbers of engineers and scientists are required to maintain economic wealth. This had led to the growth of specialisms but in recent years it has become evident that the axioms on which educational programmes of this nature are constructed no longer hold. First, jobs are no longer for life and it is held that people have to be much more flexible. Second, there is the possibility that the axiom that new technologies necessarily create new jobs is breaking down. These are broad issues that have not been tackled by those responsible for higher education policy and by implication engineering education policy makers. The purpose of this paper is to consider the implications of technologically structured social change for the higher education curriculum.

Speakers

Charles HendersonCharles Henderson
Western Michigan University

Charles Henderson, PhD, is an Associate Professor at Western Michigan University (WMU), with a joint appointment between the Physics Department and the WMU Mallinson Institute for Science Education. Much of his research activity is focused on understanding and improving the slow incorporation of research-based instructional reforms into college-level STEM courses. Research projects have attacked this problem from several directions: in-depth studies of faculty attempting to change their instruction, surveys and interviews with faculty related to their interaction with research-based instructional strategies, and an interdisciplinary literature review of change strategies in higher education.

Dr. Henderson’s work has been supported by several National Science Foundation grants and has resulted in a number of publications (see http://homepages.wmich.edu/~chenders/ for details). In spring 2010, Henderson was a Fulbright Scholar with the Finnish Institute for Educational Research at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. He is currently the Physics Education Research Editor for the American Journal of Physics and a member of the National Research Council Committee on Undergraduate Physics Education Research and Implementation.

Dr. John HeywoodDr. John Heywood
Trinity College-Dublin

Dr. Heywood has done significant work in higher education research, assessment, and curriculum development. His merchant marine experience in radio communication led him into both research and development and education. In the UK, he studied the teaching of engineering in schools and developed programs for assessment of higher education. He studied the work done by engineers and applied this to developing objectives for technical training. He developed curriculum for engineering education and for a trans-disciplinary engineering management program. This led to his development of theories for assessment and principles of trans-disciplinary programs. At the University of Dublin, he has focused on teacher education, continued his work on curriculum and assessment, and has implemented models based on the study of engineering education to history and mathematics. In all of this, he was greatly influenced by his experience of industry and engineering. Recently, he has focused on bridging the gap between educational research and engineering education, and the development of engineering literacy, especially at the K-12 level. He has some 150 publications. He was founding editor of the International Journal of Technology and Design Education. He is a Fellow of ASEE, and a Senior Member of IEEE.

Sponsored by: Technological Literacy Division & Educational Research and Methods Division

W326 - Distinguished Lecture Series: Patrick A. Tebbe - The Challenges and Implications for Energy Education

Session Description

In March 2011 the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in Japan was hit by twin natural disasters of a 9.0 earthquake and a tsunami over 10 meters high. The combination forced a shut-down of the reactor and severed externally provided power. Backup generators and batteries, which at first functioned normally, were swamped and disabled by the tsunami waters. The subsequent loss of reactor core cooling led to rising temperatures which ultimately resulted in a partial melting of the fuel rods and several hydrogen explosions (produced by a steam-zirconium reaction). Eventually the situation was brought under control, but not before several forms of radioactivity were released; some intentionally and some not.

The technical aspects of the events in Japan, the media coverage of them, and the public’s reaction to them, all raise challenges to the engineering education community. For several decades nuclear engineering education has declined in the U.S. with many predicting it to be a dying field. While recent years have seen an increase in students and program options, due to workforce issues and the potential of new U.S. plants being built, nuclear engineering is still a relatively minor player in the engineering education field. Additionally, whereas students in other fields are routinely exposed to topics such as solar and wind power during their general studies, coverage of nuclear power in even its broadest aspects is not provided to most engineering students. As indicated by Fukushima there are currently many complex design challenges in nuclear power that need trained engineers from all fields to address them. In addition, as some reviews of the accident have pointed out, regardless of the future of nuclear energy there is a need to maintain a skilled nuclear power workforce for the foreseeable future to address the safety of existing plants and spent fuel storage facilities, such as those which now sit at Fukushima.

A separate and possibly more crucial role for engineering educators is seen when the media coverage and public reaction to Fukushima is analyzed. The public reaction demonstrated a general lack of scientific understanding and a wealth of mis- and pre-conceptions. When situations like this arise the public must rely on other reliable sources, such as the media and various governmental agencies to fill in the gaps. Unfortunately, in the case of Fukushima the various agencies involved provided conflicting reports and the media proved to be only marginally more knowledgeable than the public. This lecture will go through a time line of technical events during the Fukushima nuclear accident. Corresponding details on the information and disinformation released by various agencies and media outlets, as well as the public reaction to it, will be overlaid with this. As a post analysis, the way these issues continue to play out in the public and within the areas of energy education will be discussed.

Speakers

Dr. Patrick A. Tebbe P.E.Dr. Patrick A. Tebbe P.E.
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Patrick Tebbe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at Minnesota State University in Mankato, where he serves as the Graduate Coordinator for mechanical engineering and a Fellow of the MN Modeling and Simulation Center. Dr. Tebbe received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri – Columbia where his dissertation topic was “Numerical Investigation of Physical Vapor and Particulate Transport Under Microgravity Conditions”. Following a year teaching at the university he completed a second M.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering examining desktop simulators for training applications and education applications.

He is currently a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), where he serves as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Energy Conservation and Conversion Division (ECCD). He has published sixteen ASEE conference papers over the last ten years, including two division best paper awards. He is a member of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) where he served for a number of years on the Executive Committee for the Human Factors Division and made several conference presentations. He is also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and a student branch advisor for the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Dr. Tebbe is an active researcher in the areas of energy systems, workforce development for the HVAC industry, and engineering education. He has received several grants in these areas from the National Science Foundation and the State of Minnesota; including work aimed at increasing student engagement in thermodynamics related courses and performance studies of unglazed transpired solar collectors. He routinely conducts guest lectures and workshops touching on energy related topics and has been the instructor for several continuing education courses on energy, thermodynamics, and HVAC topics.

Sponsored by: Energy Conversion and Conservation Division

W363 - Distinguished Lecture Series: Presented by National Instruments: An Ecosystem for Every Student

Session Description

While the challenge of equipping students with the practical experience required for future success is more pressing than ever, robust technology ecosystems around standard platforms make it possible to build applications upon generations of innovation and theory. As these platforms evolve, cost, time, and space constraints wane so that every student can access industry-standard technology anywhere, anytime to bridge theory and simulation into experimentation to "do" engineering. Join Dave Wilson as he previews the next ecosystem that will make it possible to take the relevant challenges that attracted students to engineering in the first place and put them in the palms of their hands.

Speaker

Dave WilsonDave Wilson
Director of Training and Academic Programs
for National Instruments

As the Director of Training and 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 more than 50 technical seminars, wrote hundreds of applications with customers, and received multiple industry recognition awards.

In 1995, Wilson became the director of data acquisition marketing where he led several successful launches for products that have become key parts of the NI product line including motion control, Vision, DAQ boards, and PXI. He also developed product and corporate messages and led initiatives to work with R&D to incorporate customer-recommended features into new products. In 2000, Wilson became the international sales director for NI Japan where he led the branch to record growth.

Wilson has delivered more than 60 keynotes about the application of next-generation technologies in 30 countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas. He has met with the ministers of education in both Russia and Kosovo and many Deans of engineering to discuss ways to adopt new generation technologies for science and engineering in university curricula. He has also authored numerous articles and interviewed with multiple domestic and international publications including EE Times Asia, Bits & Chips, Evaluation Engineering, Desktop Engineering, and Sensors.

Additionally, Wilson has chaired the most successful customer recognition event held by NI, the Graphical System Design Achievement Awards. For ten years, this event has recognized NI customers around the world for accomplishments in engineering and science.

Wilson holds a bachelor of science degree in applied physics from the State University of New York.

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W704B - 2012 ASEE Annual Awards Banquet

Wednesday, June 13
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom C
7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

$85 on-site for attendees or registered attendees
$95 on-site for un-registered attendees
$20 for children 6-12 years old

Dine and celebrate with the recipients of ASEE’s Society Awards and the 2011 Annual Conference Best Paper Awards at the 118th ASEE Annual Awards Banquet.

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Exhibitors

2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Exhibitors (as of 5/21/2012)
Company Booth #
ABET 462
Ability One Network Design Challenge 472
Academic Pub 131
AEFIS 142
After College 264
Agilent Technologies 413
Altair Inc. 470
AMD 372
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) 417
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 249
ARM 125
Armfield 319
ASCENT - Center for Technical Knowledge 444
ASEE Diversity Booth sponsored by DuPont 301
            Great Minds in STEM 301
            MentorNet 301
            NAMEPA 301
            NOGLSTP 301
            Society of Women Engineers 301
            WEPAN 301
ASEE Fellowships and Research Opportunities 365
ASME 460
ASM International 464
ASTM International 263
Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau 519
Autodesk/VEX Robotics 225
Automation Studio (Famic Technologies) 124
AUVSI Foundation 128
Begell House, Inc 273
Bentley Systems, Inc. 212
Books24x7 173
Cambridge University Press 129
CD-adapco 361
Cengage Learning 521
Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching (CELT) 357
Clarkson University - Coulter School of Engineering 261
Clemson University Dept. of Engineering & Science Education 350
Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC) 251
CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group 260
CYPE 373
Cypress Semiconductors 428
Dassault Systemes 337
Delmar Cengage Learning 523
De Lorenzo 254
DesignSoft 228
Digilent 237
dSPACE 157
EDIBON-USA 130
Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept. Heads Assoc. (ECEDHA) 161
Elsevier 236
eLumen Collaborative 141
Emona Instruments 224
ENGAGE - Engaging Student in Engineering 267
Engineering Education Student Organizations 363
Feedback 213
Freescale 419
Frontiers in Education - University of Kansas 245
Fujitsu 149
GEARS Education Systems/DEPCO, LLC 136
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 516
Hampden Engineering Corp. 100
Heliocentris Energy Systems Inc. 139
Hewlett-Packard Company 206
ICE Publishing 145
IEEE Xplore Digital Library 501
IET Inspec 262
Industrial Press Inc. 371
Instrumentation Marketing Coorporation 167
ITMS Group 466
John Wiley & Sons 505
Kaplan Construction Education 122
Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research 319
Knovel 370
Laboratory for Innovative Technology & Engineering Education - LITEE 345
Lab-Volt Systems 166
LEGO Education North America 315
Little River Reasearch & Design 508
Lousiana Tech University 525
Maplesoft 133
Maruzen Co. 517
MathWorks 219
McGraw - Hill 329
Mercury Learning & Information 515
Museum of Science, Boston -National Center for Technological Literacy 126
Microchip Technology, Inc. 243
Minitab 248
Momentum Press 362
Morgan & Claypool Publishers 250
National Instruments 307
National Science Foundation ATE Centers 364
National Science Foundation 349
NCEES - National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying 312
NCSL International 454
NEVA Electromagnetics 270
NIST 456
Northrop Grumman 271
Objet 110
Opal-RT Technologies 116
Oxford University Press 106
PASCO scientific 201
Pearson 121
Piazza 140
Pitsco Education 513
PPI 342
Project Management Institute 511
PTC 401
Purdue Engineering Education 355
Quanser Inc. 313
Renesas 242
SAE International 143
SAGE 509
SDC Publications 104
Siemens 518
Society of Manufacturing Engineers 144
Software Cradle 137
SolidWorks/Lab Resources 112
SpectraQuest 101
SPIE 360
Springer 221
Statics.com 425
Stratasys/Dimension 3D Printing 266
Technology Student Organization 320
TECQUIPMENT 113
Tektronix 114
TestEquity LLC 171
Texas A&M University - Kingsville 367
Texas Instruments 155
Thomson Reuters - Techstreet 272
Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach 356
US Didactic 207
Utah State University - Engineering Education 354
Virginia Tech Dept. of Engineering Education 348
Vernier Software & Technology 430
Wolfram Research 448
Xilinx 527

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Sponsors

Visionary

AMD Autodesk

 

Innovator

NCEES DuPont
dassault US didactic
quanser National Instruments

Pioneer

BOEING Mathworks
Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Northrop
The McGraw-Hill Companies

Mentor

Cengage Learning Texas Instruments
Renesas Electronics Corporation Dilligent
UCF abbott
UTSA websedge
USC   ARM
Objet Global e-Training

Educator

agilent Oxford
maplesoft PPI
battelle Segal Institute
Thomson

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ELD Sponsors

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Engineering Libraries Division Program
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Elsevier

ICE IEEE
IET Inspec Institute of Physics Publishing
Knovel Morgan-Claypool
ProQuest PPI
SAE International SAGE
SPIE

 

A special thank you to the 2012 ELD Program Planning Committee:

Craig Beard, Amy Buhler, Jeff McAdams, Doug McGee (Program Chair), Adriana Popescu, Anne Rauh, Larry Thompson and Michael White.

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