July-August 2011









DON P. GIDDENS - 2011-2012 ASEE PRESIDENT. At the Awards banquet in Vancouver, Don P. Giddens was presented with the president's Gavel and inaugurated as ASEE President for 2011-2012. Dr. Giddens is Dean Emeritus of the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech and professor emeritus in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Giddens served as dean for nine years. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and has pioneered research in biomedical engineering, especially in the areas of fluid dynamics in human arterial disease.


ASEE ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN VANCOUVER - This year's conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada was one of the most successful in ASEE history with over 2200 prime participants, 1725 published papers and 422 technical sessions. Dr. Karl A. Smith, Cooperative Learning Professor, Engineering Education, Purdue University - Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota was the keynote speaker at this year's Main Plenary, which included six presentations highlighting evolving and emerging practices in engineering education. Photos of this year's conference as well as daily highlights will be posted on the ASEE web site.


ASEE K-12 WORKSHOP IN VANCOUVER - On Saturday, June 25th, ASEE held its 8th Annual K-12 workshop, "Collaboration Can Improve Engineering Education," with over 200 attendees from Canada and the United States. The workshoASEE K-12 WORKSHOP IN VANCOUVERp kicked off with an address from Xavier Fouger, Senior Director, Dassault Systemes Global Learning & PLM Academy, entitled "A Tour of Global innovation in STEM for K-12." Four main breakout sessions provided attendees their choice of 31 presentations ranging from Family Engineering for Elementary Age Children to Establishing Effective Partnerships between K-12 Classrooms and Higher Education. Attendees received a Workshop Certificate of Completion.


ASEE GLOBAL SYMPOSIUM - The ASEE Global Symposium for Engineering Education will be held in partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China October 24-25, 2011.Selected talks and panels will highlight current activities such as new research parks in China, innovative educational approaches in Asia and the United States. Focused working groups will identify opportunities for new initiatives and partnerships that can further the role of engineering education as a global economic driver.


WORLD ENGINEERING EDUCATION FLASH WEEK - Participating societies include the International federation of Engineering Education  Societies (IFEES, for which ASEE serves as secretariat) and the European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI), which is an ASEE collaborative partner. The conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal September 27 to October 4, 2011. Details are available at www.wee2011.com


PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE - The PMI Research and Education Conference will be held July 15-18, 2012 in Limerick, Ireland. This conference is the premier international project management research and education event. The conference provides an opportunity for attendees to present and discuss new project management research findings and teaching methods.

The call for submissions closes December 1, 2011 Conference registration will open in February 2012. Please contact Jake Williams at jake.williams@pmi.org


Warren W. Sallade