MAY 2011







ASEE ACTION - EXPANDED COVERAGE - Starting with the June/July issue, ASEE Action will include the following sections:

1.     ASEE Announcements - Items about ASEE, ASEE Conferences, Headquarters news and personnel

2.     International Conferences - News about upcoming ASEE conferences as well as conference summaries

3.     Calls for Papers - Postings of activities, meetings, workshops, conferences, indicating important dates

4.     Books By Members - ASEE members can publicize books and articles they have authored

5.     Awards - Promotions/Awards of ASEE Members

6.     Fellowships/Grants/Internships - A listing of available opportunities and how to qualify.


Please provide information on any of these sections to



Engineering Innovation Fellows pose in a congressional hearing room following a Q&A with a staff member from the House Science, Space and Technology Committee. The NSF-funded pilot program, administered by ASEE, is open to NSF Graduate Research Fellows.  


ASEE'S K-12 ANNUAL WORKSHOP - ASEE's Annual K-12 workshop will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This one-day program for teachers and engineering educators from both Canada and the United States will provide a fast-paced, exciting overview of engineering education for the K-12 classroom. Attendees will discover valuable best practices, new contacts for collaboration, and the latest tools for effective teaching. To register, go to


NASA INTERNSHIPS - NASA is offering fall and spring semester paid internships for undergraduate and graduate students. Internships are in a variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines as well as business and finance.


The deadline for fall semester internship applications has been extended to May 31, 2011. Interested students can apply at:

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR NOMINATIONS - The ASEE Nominating Committee, chaired by Most Immediate Past Presdient J.P. Mohsen, requests member participation in nominating board officers for the 2012 ASEE elections. Officers to be nominated for society-wide positions are: President-elect and Vice President, Member Affairs. Send nominations in writing, marked confidential, by June 6, 2011. For nominations for the Office of President-elect, please include an advocacy statement. Mail nominations to J.P. Mohsen, Chair, ASEE Nominating Committee, ASEE, 1818 N Street N.W., Suite 600, Washington DC 20036.



AIMBE TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP - PALO ALTO - The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) is hosting a workshop, Defining the Industry-Academic Relationships for Effective Technology Transfer in Medical and Biological Engineering, June 13-14 in Palo Alto, California. The specific emphasis will be streamlining the effectiveness of partnerships between academia and industry. Space is limited; registration is on a first-come, first serve basis. To register, call the AIMBE office at 202-496-9660


ISTEC WORKSHOP AT CORNELL - Cornell University will be hosting a university-industry workshop on the integration of simulation technology into engineering curricula July 22-23, 2011 in Ithaca, N.Y. The workshop will be of interest to all engineering faculty who use or would like to use simulation technology in their courses and projects. It will also be of interest to engineers in industry who work with simulation technology.


If interested in participating, please register, using the registration page at If you have any questions or need clarification, please contact Dr. Rajesh Bhaskaran at or 607-255-0390



Warren W. Sallade