Join the American Society for Engineering Education in
New Orleans, Louisiana for the 123rd Annual Conference & Exposition
Making Value for Society
June 26 – 29, 2016

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 conference features more than 400 technical sessions, with peer-reviewed papers spanning all disciplines of engineering education. With Monday and Tuesday plenaries with distinguished lectures by Lisa Jackson and Joseph Bradley; award receptions and banquets; the “Greet the Stars” orientation for First-time Attendees; a reception especially for New ASEE Members; and the ASEE Division Mixer, our conference is jam-packed with opportunities! And that's not even counting the exciting things going on in our Exhibit Hall, home to the “Focus on Exhibits” Welcome Reception, Brunch, Summertime Social, and Luncheon. We look forward to welcoming you to New Orleans!

2016 Highlights

M157 - Main Plenary I

Date: Monday, June 27, 2016
Location: New Orleans Convention Center
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson is Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, reporting to CEO Tim Cook.

Lisa oversees Apple's efforts to minimize its impact on the environment by addressing climate change through renewable energy and energy efficiency, using greener materials, and inventing new ways to conserve precious resources. She is also responsible for Apple’s education policy programs such as ConnectED, its product accessibility work, and its worldwide government affairs function.

From 2009 to 2013, Lisa served as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Appointed by President Barack Obama, she focused on reducing greenhouse gases, protecting air and water quality, preventing exposure to toxic contamination, and expanding outreach to communities on environmental issues. She has also served as Chief of Staff to New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine and as Commissioner of New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection.

Lisa holds a master's degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University. She serves on the boards of Princeton, Tulane, and the Clinton Foundation.

The Monday Plenary will feature the National Student Winners from the following competitions:

RUBE GOLDBERG - RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINE CONTESTS® (RGMCs) are designed to encourage teamwork and out-of-the-box problem solving for students of all ages. STEM and STEAM friendly, Rube Goldberg Machines™ tackle the most mundane tasks and ask participants to create their own overly elaborate and hilariously conceived wacky contraptions in honor of the competition’s founding father, Rube Goldberg (1884-1970).

Becca Russel

CONGRATULATIONS BECCA RUSSEL! Read more about our winner here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SourceAmerica Design Challenge - The SourceAmerica Design Challenge is a national engineering competition to design workplace technology for people with disabilities. High school and college students team with an organization that employs people with disabilities or an individual with a disability to invent a process, device, system, or software that creates a more productive work environment. This service learning opportunity develops engineering, communication, writing, math, presentation, and social skills while helping the community and competing for cash prizes.

Concord

CONGRATULATIONS CONCORD HIGH SCHOOL! Read more about our winner here!

 

 

 

First Robotics - The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

Highrollers

CONGRATULATIONS HIGHROLLERS! Read more about our winner here!

 

 

 

SAE Mini Baja - Baja SAE® consists of competitions that simulate real-world engineering design projects and their related challenges. Engineering students are tasked to design and build an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain.

Faith Forcucci

CONGRATULATIONS FAITH FORCUCCI! Read more about our winner here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge - The Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge connects students and mentors to develop world changing solutions to promote contextual learning, innovation and entrepreneurship, and foster students’ abilities to apply these skills to create a sustainable world for this and future generations.

Medikey

CONGRATULATIONS MEDIKEY! Read more about our winner here!

 

 

T257- Main Plenary II

Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Location: New Orleans Convention Center, La Nouvelle Ballroom
Time: 9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Join your friends and colleagues as we recognize the 2015 Best Overall PIC, Zone, and Diversity Paper Winners and the 2016 Most Outstanding Teaching Award winner.

Most Outstanding Teaching Award Winner

For exhibiting excellence in undergraduate teaching at all levels, for exceptional academic advising, for the development of an accredited undergraduate curriculum in Biomedical Engineering, and for service to the profession through leadership and mentoring.

Dr. Mary C. Verstraete

Dr. Verstraete is an Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering, completing her 28th year at The University of Akron in May 2016. She has risen through the ranks from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor and now also holds the title of Associate Chair for the Undergraduate Program in BME due to her hard work and dedication to the undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering which has been accredited since 2001.

Best Overall PIC Paper: PIC III “Which Courses Influence Engineering Students' Views of Social Responsibility?”

Authors: Nathan E Canney, Seattle University; Angela R Bielefeldt, University of Colorado; Mikhail Russu, Seattle University

Best Overall Zone Paper: Zone III “Correlating Engineering Statics Student Performance with Scores of a Test over Pre-requisite Material Involving Problem Solving”

Authors: Roy Myose, Wichita State University; Syed Raza, Wichita State University; Klaus Hoffmann, Wichita State University; Armin Ghoddoussi, Wichita State University

Best Diversity Paper: “Creating Inclusive Environments in First-Year Engineering Classes to Support Student Retention and Learning

Authors: Christina H. Paguyo, Colorado State University; Rebecca A Atadero, Colorado State University; Karen E. Rambo-Hernandez, West Virginia University; Jennifer Francis, West Virginia University

Also featured is our CMC Keynote Speaker: Joseph Bradley!

Joseph BradleyJoseph Bradley is president for business ventures at Uptake, a Chicago-based data analytics start-up. A noted expert on the Internet of Things, he joined Uptake after more than 20 years in the service provider, software, and technologies industries, serving as the vice president of Cisco’s Internet of Everything (IoE) Practice. He was also senior research fellow for the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation. In these roles, Bradley led a multidisciplinary and synergistic team of innovation, technology, research, economics, communications, and thought-leadership experts who were uniquely qualified to assist CXOs, government leaders, and their teams in transforming their digital organizations by leveraging the four components of IoE—people, process, data, and things..

 

Distinguished Lectures - Wednesday, June 17 - Sponsored By WebsEdge

Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Location: New Orleans Convention Center, 342
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

W114 – DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: “Mind the Gap: What the ABET Crisis Can Teach Us about Connecting Research and Practice”

Description: The process of deliberation for ABET's proposed changes to accreditation criteria 3 and 5 began in 2009 but has followed a path far more opaque to ASEE members than the deliberations on EC 2000 in the 1990s, with most members and ASEE leaders learning of the proposal only in June 2015.

Changes to criterion 3 narrowly redefine professional skill attainment in ways that are at odds with numerous blue ribbon reports over the past two decades that call for increased emphasis on engineers' professional capabilities. The new learning outcomes in criterion 3 eliminate altogether skills such as lifelong learning, working across disciplines, and understanding political contexts of engineering work. Other outcomes such as global, environmental, and societal competencies no longer represent an outcome unto themselves but are now relegated to - and risk being conflated with - the limited context of engineering ethics.

Perhaps the most sweeping change is a tiny edit to criterion 5 that dispenses with the requirement that "adequate attention and time" be given to educational breadth. At stake here is nothing less than engineers' development of intellectual power built across disciplines, which enables critical thinking and reflective action expected of responsible and versatile professionals.

ABET has not effectively communicated evidence supporting the rationale behind these changes; documents available on ABET's website point to some unsupported perceptions, inconsistent with the literature, that particular outcomes are difficult to assess, and that collapsing outcomes into a smaller number will somehow spur innovation. This mentality betrays best assessment practices, which might instead suggest improving the training that ABET evaluators receive in assessment, or innovating new assessment methods where they are shown to be needed.

The fact that ABET's actions run counter to the engineering education literature and national STEM policy priorities underscores the critical consequences of the well-known, but not yet well addressed, research-to-practice gap in engineering education. This talk will motivate and describe in detail a proposed move from Disciplinary-Based Education Research (DBER) to Relational Organizing - Action Research (ROAR), which represents a more proactive and engaged effort to move engineering education ideas within traditional engineering disciplines. ROAR is developed from a combination of previously proven techniques in education (Participatory Action Research) and social change (Relational Organizing) and promises a viable path to ensuring key qualities for future engineers are valued and assessed properly.

Speakers

Dr. Donna M. Riley, Virginia Tech

Donna Riley

Donna Riley is Professor of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech. From 2013-2015 she served as Program Director for Engineering Education at the National Science Foundation. Riley spent thirteen years as a founding faculty member of the Picker Engineering Program at Smith College, the first engineering program at a U.S. women’s college, and one of very few engineering programs in a liberal arts context. Riley’s research interests include the liberal education of engineers; engineering ethics; social inequality in engineering education; and engineering and social justice. Riley is the author of two books, Engineering and Social Justice and Engineering Thermodynamics and 21st Century Energy Problems, both published by Morgan and Claypool. Riley earned a B.S.E. in chemical engineering from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in engineering and public policy. She has served the Liberal Education/Engineering and Society Division as Program Chair in 2008-2009 and Chair in 2010-2011, and currently represents LEES on the ASEE Diversity Committee.

When Riley first became aware of ABET's changes at the ASEE meeting in June 2015, she collaborated with Purdue Dean Leah Jamieson and ASEE Fellow Cindy Atman to draft a response letter that received nearly 350 signatories, nearly 100 of these deans and associate deans, requesting an extension of the comment period. She additionally collaborated on letters from the LEES division and the ASEE Diversity Committee. She worked with colleagues at NSF and in other organizations in Washington to learn everything she could about the proposed changes, their history, and ABET's decision making process. She spoke personally with several representatives on ABET's EAC and Board and many other thought leaders on engineering education. She currently heads an ad hoc group within ASEE that is developing a broad based forum for dialogue about the changes in New Orleans and other opportunities for raising awareness and opening conversations about the proposed changes.

Riley was involved in designing Smith's ABET assessment processes for first-time accreditation, and has presented at the Best Assessment Processes Symposium hosted by ABET's Gloria Rogers on assessment of lifelong learning -- work that was later published in IJEE. She organized a special session on accreditation and outcomes-based education at ASEE in 2012.

W333 – DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: "Engineering a School Turnaround: How One School Went From Failing to Flourishing with a Fresh Focus on Engineering Education"

Speakers:

Mrs. Emily Hardee

Emily Hardee

As the STEM teacher at Raleigh’s innovative Brentwood Magnet Elementary School, Emily Hardee works with students and teachers to solve educational problems the same way engineers do--using knowledge, creativity, and curiosity. She can speak to the challenges and rewards of implementing elementary engineering curricula from deep first-hand experience; she provides professional development and support for teachers who are integrating engineering into daily instruction, facilitates design challenges with students in a dedicated school MakerSpace, and coordinates family STEM events. She has presented at local, state, and national STEM Conferences. Emily is a National Board Certified teacher who holds an M.S. degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment from Walden College.

Ms. Elizabeth A. Parry, North Caroline State University

Elizabeth Parry is an engineer, an educational consultant for K-12 engineering-focused STEM curriculum and teacher professional development, and an instructor in First Year Engineering at the College of Engineering at NC State. She works with K-12 schools, districts, and departments of education nationwide to develop and implement sustainable and effective models of integrated STEM through engineering and has authored more than 350 papers on K – 20 STEM education issues. Currently she serves as chair of the ASEE Board Committee on P12 Engineering Education; as vice president of the board of directors of the Triangle Coalition for STEM Education; and as a member of the STEM Consortium for the STEM Center for Girls. In addition, she is currently the co-PI on two National Science Foundation DRK12 grants focused on research and development of curricula for engineering in grades 3 -8. Previously, as the co-PI and project director of a National Science Foundation GK-12 grant, Parry developed a highly effective tiered mentoring model for diverse graduate and undergraduate engineering and education teams; she has also led efforts funded by the Department of Education, the National Institutes of Health, and the GE Foundation. Her life’s work of mentoring and advocacy for diversity and access in engineering was recognized in 2015 with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, the highest national recognition of mentoring.

W357B - 2015 Best PIC & Best Zone Paper Presentations
Dist. Lecture: ASEE Board of Directors

Best PIC Papers:

PIC I

Title: Comparing Pedagogical Strategies for Inquiry-based Learning tasks in a Flipped Classroom Author: Milo Koretsky, Oregon State University; Samuel Alexander Mihelic, Oregon State University; Margot Vigeant, Bucknell University; Katharyn E Nottis, Bucknell University; Michael Prince, Bucknell University

PIC II

Title: The Impact of Teaming and Cognitive Style on Student Perceptions of Design Ideation Outcomes

Author: Kathryn Jablokow, Pennsylvania State University; Wesley Teerlink, Pennsylvania State University; Seda Yilmaz, Iowa University; Shanna R. Daly, University of Michigan; Eli M. Silk, The State University of New Jersey

PIC IV

Title: Hybrid Learning Style

Author: Quintana Clark, Purdue University, West Lafayette; Alejandra Magana, Perdue University, West Lafayette

PIC V

Title: The Path from Industry Professional to Assistant Professor

Author: Mark Angola, East Carolina University; Leslie Pagliari, East Carolina University; James Kirby, Eastern Kentucky University School of Business

Best Zone Papers:

Zone I

Title: A Deeper Understanding of Technology is Needed for Workforce Readiness – Playing Games, Texting, and Tweets Aren't Enough to Make Students Tech-Savvy

Author: Teresa Piliouras, Best We Can Be Inc.; CoAuthors: Raymond Yu, AITE High School; Kristen Villanueva, AITE High School; Yingxin Chen, AITE High School; Holly Robillard, AITE High School; Michael Berson, AITE High School; Jeanne Lauer, AITE High School; Garrett Sampel, AITE High School; Daniel Lapinski, AITE High School; Maigh Attre, AITE High School

Zone II

Title: The Da Vinci Foundry: A Powerful Learning and Thinking System to Develop the 21st Century Renaissance Engineer

Authors: Pedro E. Arce, Tennessee Technological University; Joseph Biernaki, Tennessee Technological University; J. R. Sanders, Tennessee Technological University; J. Pascal, Tennessee Technological University

Zone IV

Title: HSI STEM: Research Opportunities to Improve Retention and Increase the Pipeline to Graduate School

Author: Gino Galvez, California State University, Long Beach; Eric Marinez, California State University, Long Beach; Alvaro Monge, California State University, Long Beach

W333 – DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: "Bringing Visibility to Engineering Education" - Presented by National Instruments

Speakers: Dave Wilson, National Instruments,
Vice President of Product Marketing, Academic

In our innovation-driven world, rate of discovery matters. While researchers are discovering what no one knows, in the classroom, students are discovering what they don’t know—the behavior of signals and circuits within complex electromechanical systems. It’s the rate of discovery, of gaining true understanding, that impacts in-depth learning, as well as long-term engagement. To achieve real results, fast, we must give students direct visibility into the inner workings of the complex systems they’re aiming to understand and build. The faster students can find problems, the faster they can create innovative solutions. At National Instruments, we work with an ecosystem of partners and products to provide powerful tools of instrumentation, tools of discovery. Hear from Dave Wilson, Vice President of Product Marketing for Academics, on methods of discovery for the engineering classroom.

As Vice President of Product Marketing for Academics, Dave Wilson leads the global team responsible for ensuring adoption, proficiency, and growth of NI’s academic business. Since joining NI in 1991, Wilson has held roles across sales and marketing, including serving as a District Sales Manager, Director of Data Acquisition Marketing, International Sales Director for NI Japan, and the Director of International Marketing. Wilson serves on the ASEE Corporate Member Council, as an advisor to the Southern Regional Education Board, and as a member of several corporate boards. He is an avid maker, inventor and evangelist for STEM activities, and holds two patents. Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from The State University of New York.

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Sponsors

VISIONARY

ABET

INNOVATOR

McGraw-Hill NCEES
SAE International NI
Texas A and M

PIONEER

Dassault Systemes WebsEdge
Mathworks Northrop Grumman
Lockheed Martin Texas Instruments
Tulane University

MENTOR

Brightwood Engineering Education ARM
PPI University of Miami
PPI

LEADER

Boeing ITEEA STEM
Autodesk University of Florida

Thank you to all of our 2016 sponsors!

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Exhibitors

2016 Annual Conference Exhibitor List

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ABET 313
Altair Engineering 632
Amatrol, Inc. 640
American Society of Civil Engineers 442
American Society of Mechanical Engineers 543
American Welding Society 147
Analog Devices, Inc. 525
ARM Inc. 230
Armfield Incorporated 527, 626
ASTM International 340
Begell House Inc. 209
Boston University 622
Brightwood Engineering Education 117
Bruker 344
CD-adapco 425
Cengage Learning 225
Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching (CELT) 537
Clemson University 434
Collegiate Consolidation Services 642
Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC) 339
Cradle North America Inc. 508
CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group 213
CST of America 139
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. 630
Dassault Systemes 422
Design Assistance Corporation 231
Digilent, Inc. 308
Disney Youth Group Programs 619
Edibon USA LLC 206
Elsevier 523
Emona Instruments Pty. Ltd. 623
Engineering Education Letters 507
Famic Technologies, Inc. 236
Feedback, Inc. 443
Festo Didactic, Inc. 423
FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) 721
Frontiers in Education 427
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 439
Gradescope 245
Granta Design, Ltd. 137
Hampden Engineering Corp. 636
ICE Publishing 526
IEEE Educational Activities 539
IEEE Xplore Digital Library 312
IET Inspec 524
Keysight Technologies 601
Labcenter Electronics 718
LEGO Education North America 715
Lucas-Nuelle, Inc 323
Mastercam 331
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Join the American Society for Engineering Education in
New Orleans, Louisiana for the 123rd Annual Conference & Exposition
Making Value for Society
June 26 – 29, 2016

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 conference features more than 400 technical sessions, with peer-reviewed papers spanning all disciplines of engineering education. With Monday and Tuesday plenaries with distinguished lectures by Lisa Jackson and Joseph Bradley; award receptions and banquets; the “Greet the Stars” orientation for First-time Attendees; a reception especially for New ASEE Members; and the ASEE Division Mixer, our conference is jam-packed with opportunities! And that's not even counting the exciting things going on in our Exhibit Hall, home to the “Focus on Exhibits” Welcome Reception, Brunch, Summertime Social, and Luncheon. We look forward to welcoming you to New Orleans!

2016 Highlights

M157 - Main Plenary I

Date: Monday, June 27, 2016
Location: New Orleans Convention Center
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson is Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, reporting to CEO Tim Cook.

Lisa oversees Apple's efforts to minimize its impact on the environment by addressing climate change through renewable energy and energy efficiency, using greener materials, and inventing new ways to conserve precious resources. She is also responsible for Apple’s education policy programs such as ConnectED, its product accessibility work, and its worldwide government affairs function.

From 2009 to 2013, Lisa served as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Appointed by President Barack Obama, she focused on reducing greenhouse gases, protecting air and water quality, preventing exposure to toxic contamination, and expanding outreach to communities on environmental issues. She has also served as Chief of Staff to New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine and as Commissioner of New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection.

Lisa holds a master's degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University. She serves on the boards of Princeton, Tulane, and the Clinton Foundation.

The Monday Plenary will feature the National Student Winners from the following competitions:

RUBE GOLDBERG - RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINE CONTESTS® (RGMCs) are designed to encourage teamwork and out-of-the-box problem solving for students of all ages. STEM and STEAM friendly, Rube Goldberg Machines™ tackle the most mundane tasks and ask participants to create their own overly elaborate and hilariously conceived wacky contraptions in honor of the competition’s founding father, Rube Goldberg (1884-1970).

Becca Russel

CONGRATULATIONS BECCA RUSSEL! Read more about our winner here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SourceAmerica Design Challenge - The SourceAmerica Design Challenge is a national engineering competition to design workplace technology for people with disabilities. High school and college students team with an organization that employs people with disabilities or an individual with a disability to invent a process, device, system, or software that creates a more productive work environment. This service learning opportunity develops engineering, communication, writing, math, presentation, and social skills while helping the community and competing for cash prizes.

Concord

CONGRATULATIONS CONCORD HIGH SCHOOL! Read more about our winner here!

 

 

 

First Robotics - The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

Highrollers

CONGRATULATIONS HIGHROLLERS! Read more about our winner here!

 

 

 

SAE Mini Baja - Baja SAE® consists of competitions that simulate real-world engineering design projects and their related challenges. Engineering students are tasked to design and build an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain.

Faith Forcucci

CONGRATULATIONS FAITH FORCUCCI! Read more about our winner here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge - The Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge connects students and mentors to develop world changing solutions to promote contextual learning, innovation and entrepreneurship, and foster students’ abilities to apply these skills to create a sustainable world for this and future generations.

Medikey

CONGRATULATIONS MEDIKEY! Read more about our winner here!

 

 

T257- Main Plenary II

Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Location: New Orleans Convention Center, La Nouvelle Ballroom
Time: 9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Join your friends and colleagues as we recognize the 2015 Best Overall PIC, Zone, and Diversity Paper Winners and the 2016 Most Outstanding Teaching Award winner.

Most Outstanding Teaching Award Winner

For exhibiting excellence in undergraduate teaching at all levels, for exceptional academic advising, for the development of an accredited undergraduate curriculum in Biomedical Engineering, and for service to the profession through leadership and mentoring.

Dr. Mary C. Verstraete

Dr. Verstraete is an Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering, completing her 28th year at The University of Akron in May 2016. She has risen through the ranks from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor and now also holds the title of Associate Chair for the Undergraduate Program in BME due to her hard work and dedication to the undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering which has been accredited since 2001.

Best Overall PIC Paper: PIC III “Which Courses Influence Engineering Students' Views of Social Responsibility?”

Authors: Nathan E Canney, Seattle University; Angela R Bielefeldt, University of Colorado; Mikhail Russu, Seattle University

Best Overall Zone Paper: Zone III “Correlating Engineering Statics Student Performance with Scores of a Test over Pre-requisite Material Involving Problem Solving”

Authors: Roy Myose, Wichita State University; Syed Raza, Wichita State University; Klaus Hoffmann, Wichita State University; Armin Ghoddoussi, Wichita State University

Best Diversity Paper: “Creating Inclusive Environments in First-Year Engineering Classes to Support Student Retention and Learning

Authors: Christina H. Paguyo, Colorado State University; Rebecca A Atadero, Colorado State University; Karen E. Rambo-Hernandez, West Virginia University; Jennifer Francis, West Virginia University

Also featured is our CMC Keynote Speaker: Joseph Bradley!

Joseph BradleyJoseph Bradley is president for business ventures at Uptake, a Chicago-based data analytics start-up. A noted expert on the Internet of Things, he joined Uptake after more than 20 years in the service provider, software, and technologies industries, serving as the vice president of Cisco’s Internet of Everything (IoE) Practice. He was also senior research fellow for the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation. In these roles, Bradley led a multidisciplinary and synergistic team of innovation, technology, research, economics, communications, and thought-leadership experts who were uniquely qualified to assist CXOs, government leaders, and their teams in transforming their digital organizations by leveraging the four components of IoE—people, process, data, and things..

 

Distinguished Lectures - Wednesday, June 17 - Sponsored By WebsEdge

Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Location: New Orleans Convention Center, 342
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

W114 – DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: “Mind the Gap: What the ABET Crisis Can Teach Us about Connecting Research and Practice”

Description: The process of deliberation for ABET's proposed changes to accreditation criteria 3 and 5 began in 2009 but has followed a path far more opaque to ASEE members than the deliberations on EC 2000 in the 1990s, with most members and ASEE leaders learning of the proposal only in June 2015.

Changes to criterion 3 narrowly redefine professional skill attainment in ways that are at odds with numerous blue ribbon reports over the past two decades that call for increased emphasis on engineers' professional capabilities. The new learning outcomes in criterion 3 eliminate altogether skills such as lifelong learning, working across disciplines, and understanding political contexts of engineering work. Other outcomes such as global, environmental, and societal competencies no longer represent an outcome unto themselves but are now relegated to - and risk being conflated with - the limited context of engineering ethics.

Perhaps the most sweeping change is a tiny edit to criterion 5 that dispenses with the requirement that "adequate attention and time" be given to educational breadth. At stake here is nothing less than engineers' development of intellectual power built across disciplines, which enables critical thinking and reflective action expected of responsible and versatile professionals.

ABET has not effectively communicated evidence supporting the rationale behind these changes; documents available on ABET's website point to some unsupported perceptions, inconsistent with the literature, that particular outcomes are difficult to assess, and that collapsing outcomes into a smaller number will somehow spur innovation. This mentality betrays best assessment practices, which might instead suggest improving the training that ABET evaluators receive in assessment, or innovating new assessment methods where they are shown to be needed.

The fact that ABET's actions run counter to the engineering education literature and national STEM policy priorities underscores the critical consequences of the well-known, but not yet well addressed, research-to-practice gap in engineering education. This talk will motivate and describe in detail a proposed move from Disciplinary-Based Education Research (DBER) to Relational Organizing - Action Research (ROAR), which represents a more proactive and engaged effort to move engineering education ideas within traditional engineering disciplines. ROAR is developed from a combination of previously proven techniques in education (Participatory Action Research) and social change (Relational Organizing) and promises a viable path to ensuring key qualities for future engineers are valued and assessed properly.

Speakers

Dr. Donna M. Riley, Virginia Tech

Donna Riley

Donna Riley is Professor of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech. From 2013-2015 she served as Program Director for Engineering Education at the National Science Foundation. Riley spent thirteen years as a founding faculty member of the Picker Engineering Program at Smith College, the first engineering program at a U.S. women’s college, and one of very few engineering programs in a liberal arts context. Riley’s research interests include the liberal education of engineers; engineering ethics; social inequality in engineering education; and engineering and social justice. Riley is the author of two books, Engineering and Social Justice and Engineering Thermodynamics and 21st Century Energy Problems, both published by Morgan and Claypool. Riley earned a B.S.E. in chemical engineering from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in engineering and public policy. She has served the Liberal Education/Engineering and Society Division as Program Chair in 2008-2009 and Chair in 2010-2011, and currently represents LEES on the ASEE Diversity Committee.

When Riley first became aware of ABET's changes at the ASEE meeting in June 2015, she collaborated with Purdue Dean Leah Jamieson and ASEE Fellow Cindy Atman to draft a response letter that received nearly 350 signatories, nearly 100 of these deans and associate deans, requesting an extension of the comment period. She additionally collaborated on letters from the LEES division and the ASEE Diversity Committee. She worked with colleagues at NSF and in other organizations in Washington to learn everything she could about the proposed changes, their history, and ABET's decision making process. She spoke personally with several representatives on ABET's EAC and Board and many other thought leaders on engineering education. She currently heads an ad hoc group within ASEE that is developing a broad based forum for dialogue about the changes in New Orleans and other opportunities for raising awareness and opening conversations about the proposed changes.

Riley was involved in designing Smith's ABET assessment processes for first-time accreditation, and has presented at the Best Assessment Processes Symposium hosted by ABET's Gloria Rogers on assessment of lifelong learning -- work that was later published in IJEE. She organized a special session on accreditation and outcomes-based education at ASEE in 2012.

W333 – DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: "Engineering a School Turnaround: How One School Went From Failing to Flourishing with a Fresh Focus on Engineering Education"

Speakers:

Mrs. Emily Hardee

Emily Hardee

As the STEM teacher at Raleigh’s innovative Brentwood Magnet Elementary School, Emily Hardee works with students and teachers to solve educational problems the same way engineers do--using knowledge, creativity, and curiosity. She can speak to the challenges and rewards of implementing elementary engineering curricula from deep first-hand experience; she provides professional development and support for teachers who are integrating engineering into daily instruction, facilitates design challenges with students in a dedicated school MakerSpace, and coordinates family STEM events. She has presented at local, state, and national STEM Conferences. Emily is a National Board Certified teacher who holds an M.S. degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment from Walden College.

Ms. Elizabeth A. Parry, North Caroline State University

Elizabeth Parry is an engineer, an educational consultant for K-12 engineering-focused STEM curriculum and teacher professional development, and an instructor in First Year Engineering at the College of Engineering at NC State. She works with K-12 schools, districts, and departments of education nationwide to develop and implement sustainable and effective models of integrated STEM through engineering and has authored more than 350 papers on K – 20 STEM education issues. Currently she serves as chair of the ASEE Board Committee on P12 Engineering Education; as vice president of the board of directors of the Triangle Coalition for STEM Education; and as a member of the STEM Consortium for the STEM Center for Girls. In addition, she is currently the co-PI on two National Science Foundation DRK12 grants focused on research and development of curricula for engineering in grades 3 -8. Previously, as the co-PI and project director of a National Science Foundation GK-12 grant, Parry developed a highly effective tiered mentoring model for diverse graduate and undergraduate engineering and education teams; she has also led efforts funded by the Department of Education, the National Institutes of Health, and the GE Foundation. Her life’s work of mentoring and advocacy for diversity and access in engineering was recognized in 2015 with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, the highest national recognition of mentoring.

W357B - 2015 Best PIC & Best Zone Paper Presentations
Dist. Lecture: ASEE Board of Directors

Best PIC Papers:

PIC I

Title: Comparing Pedagogical Strategies for Inquiry-based Learning tasks in a Flipped Classroom Author: Milo Koretsky, Oregon State University; Samuel Alexander Mihelic, Oregon State University; Margot Vigeant, Bucknell University; Katharyn E Nottis, Bucknell University; Michael Prince, Bucknell University

PIC II

Title: The Impact of Teaming and Cognitive Style on Student Perceptions of Design Ideation Outcomes

Author: Kathryn Jablokow, Pennsylvania State University; Wesley Teerlink, Pennsylvania State University; Seda Yilmaz, Iowa University; Shanna R. Daly, University of Michigan; Eli M. Silk, The State University of New Jersey

PIC IV

Title: Hybrid Learning Style

Author: Quintana Clark, Purdue University, West Lafayette; Alejandra Magana, Perdue University, West Lafayette

PIC V

Title: The Path from Industry Professional to Assistant Professor

Author: Mark Angola, East Carolina University; Leslie Pagliari, East Carolina University; James Kirby, Eastern Kentucky University School of Business

Best Zone Papers:

Zone I

Title: A Deeper Understanding of Technology is Needed for Workforce Readiness – Playing Games, Texting, and Tweets Aren't Enough to Make Students Tech-Savvy

Author: Teresa Piliouras, Best We Can Be Inc.; CoAuthors: Raymond Yu, AITE High School; Kristen Villanueva, AITE High School; Yingxin Chen, AITE High School; Holly Robillard, AITE High School; Michael Berson, AITE High School; Jeanne Lauer, AITE High School; Garrett Sampel, AITE High School; Daniel Lapinski, AITE High School; Maigh Attre, AITE High School

Zone II

Title: The Da Vinci Foundry: A Powerful Learning and Thinking System to Develop the 21st Century Renaissance Engineer

Authors: Pedro E. Arce, Tennessee Technological University; Joseph Biernaki, Tennessee Technological University; J. R. Sanders, Tennessee Technological University; J. Pascal, Tennessee Technological University

Zone IV

Title: HSI STEM: Research Opportunities to Improve Retention and Increase the Pipeline to Graduate School

Author: Gino Galvez, California State University, Long Beach; Eric Marinez, California State University, Long Beach; Alvaro Monge, California State University, Long Beach

W333 – DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: "Bringing Visibility to Engineering Education" - Presented by National Instruments

Speakers: Dave Wilson, National Instruments,
Vice President of Product Marketing, Academic

In our innovation-driven world, rate of discovery matters. While researchers are discovering what no one knows, in the classroom, students are discovering what they don’t know—the behavior of signals and circuits within complex electromechanical systems. It’s the rate of discovery, of gaining true understanding, that impacts in-depth learning, as well as long-term engagement. To achieve real results, fast, we must give students direct visibility into the inner workings of the complex systems they’re aiming to understand and build. The faster students can find problems, the faster they can create innovative solutions. At National Instruments, we work with an ecosystem of partners and products to provide powerful tools of instrumentation, tools of discovery. Hear from Dave Wilson, Vice President of Product Marketing for Academics, on methods of discovery for the engineering classroom.

As Vice President of Product Marketing for Academics, Dave Wilson leads the global team responsible for ensuring adoption, proficiency, and growth of NI’s academic business. Since joining NI in 1991, Wilson has held roles across sales and marketing, including serving as a District Sales Manager, Director of Data Acquisition Marketing, International Sales Director for NI Japan, and the Director of International Marketing. Wilson serves on the ASEE Corporate Member Council, as an advisor to the Southern Regional Education Board, and as a member of several corporate boards. He is an avid maker, inventor and evangelist for STEM activities, and holds two patents. Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from The State University of New York.

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Sponsors

VISIONARY

ABET

INNOVATOR

McGraw-Hill NCEES
SAE International NI
Texas A and M

PIONEER

Dassault Systemes WebsEdge
Mathworks Northrop Grumman
Lockheed Martin Texas Instruments
Tulane University

MENTOR

Brightwood Engineering Education ARM
PPI University of Miami
PPI

LEADER

Boeing ITEEA STEM
Autodesk University of Florida

Thank you to all of our 2016 sponsors!

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Exhibitors

2016 Annual Conference Exhibitor List

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ABET 313
Altair Engineering 632
Amatrol, Inc. 640
American Society of Civil Engineers 442
American Society of Mechanical Engineers 543
American Welding Society 147
Analog Devices, Inc. 525
ARM Inc. 230
Armfield Incorporated 527, 626
ASTM International 340
Begell House Inc. 209
Boston University 622
Brightwood Engineering Education 117
Bruker 344
CD-adapco 425
Cengage Learning 225
Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching (CELT) 537
Clemson University 434
Collegiate Consolidation Services 642
Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC) 339
Cradle North America Inc. 508
CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group 213
CST of America 139
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. 630
Dassault Systemes 422
Design Assistance Corporation 231
Digilent, Inc. 308
Disney Youth Group Programs 619
Edibon USA LLC 206
Elsevier 523
Emona Instruments Pty. Ltd. 623
Engineering Education Letters 507
Famic Technologies, Inc. 236
Feedback, Inc. 443
Festo Didactic, Inc. 423
FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) 721
Frontiers in Education 427
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 439
Gradescope 245
Granta Design, Ltd. 137
Hampden Engineering Corp. 636
ICE Publishing 526
IEEE Educational Activities 539
IEEE Xplore Digital Library 312
IET Inspec 524
Keysight Technologies 601
Labcenter Electronics 718
LEGO Education North America 715
Lucas-Nuelle, Inc 323
Mastercam 331
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