June 2011







ASEE ANNOUNCEMENTS - Dr. William E.  Kelly, ASEE Manager of Public Affairs, participated in the Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) workshop "Advancing what works in STEM education, Mobilizing Disciplinary Societies on Behalf of Students . . . and our Planet."

This is a Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE)-supported 3-year project that will culminate with a convocation at the National Academy in 2013. Some of the thinking expressed is that the infusion of sustainability into STEM curricula could have added benefits, improving retention and attracting women and underrepresented minorities to STEM fields. The Program Officer for FIPSE noted that the President's FY 12 budget "Winning the Future" is calling for $150 million for a FIPSE "First in the World" competition for higher education.

Please see http://www.aacu.org/pkal/diciplinarysociety partnerships/mobilizing/index.cfm

SERVICE IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION - The Service in Engineering Education Constituent Committee (SEECC) will hold its inaugural business meeting at the 2011 ASEE Annual Conference on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm in room 220, Vancouver Convention Centre (session W460) ALL ASEE members are welcome.


  • Jack R. Lohmann, editor of ASEE's Journal of Engineering Education, has received the 2011 Global Award for Excellence in Engineering Education from the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES). He was one of four nominees put forward by IFEES members. 

    The Award Committee agreed that Lohmann's work "has had a clear impact on the profession worldwide," raising JEE to tier one status among research journals in both Science and Social Science indices. Lohmann, vice provost for Faculty and Academic Development and professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, was also cited for contributing to faculty development through workshops on engineering education research.  

    Lohmann is a Fellow of ASEE, the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and the European Society of Engineering Education.


  • Nathaniel D. Bastian, U. S. Army Medical Department, Medical Service Corp. has been awarded a 2011 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to pursue a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.


The First International Conference on Secure Networking and Applications (ICSNA 2011) will be held in Paris. The conference will provide an interdisciplinary forum for research in Security Domains and an opportunity for the academic and industrial community to address new challenges and to discuss future research directions. It will also give young participants a chance to meet experienced professors and experts in the industry.

The First International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Networks (ICNWMN 2011). This conference, also being held in Paris, will bring together leading young engineers and scientists in security communications and transactions for an interdisciplinary forum on technological approaches around the world.

For further information on both conferences go to http://agoraplace.org/

41st International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering - This conference will be held October 23-26 on the campus of the University of Southern California. It will provide an excellent opportunity for researchers and professionals of industrial engineering from all over the world to exchange their experiences, present their research findings and establish contacts with their peers.

For further information please check the conference website at http://www.usc.edu/dept/ise/caie

ISTEC - Cornell University will be hosting a university-industry workshop on the integration of simulation technology into engineering curricula. The workshop will be held July 22023, 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 who work in industry with simulation technology.

Please visit http://www.mae.cornell.edu/swanson/workshop2100/

STEM SURVEY - The National Science Foundation (NSF), The American Institute for Research (AIR) and the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) are working together to examine how to better leverage NSF resources to broaden participation in STEM. To disseminate research findings and to make people more aware of the importance of broadening minority participation in STEM education, they are launching Broadening STEM.org. The site will feature data, interactive tools, research and commentary on STEM talent development in the United States. You are invited to share your experiences and express your passion for STEM. To be considered for participation, you are asked to provide some basic information at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/stemus. In addition to responding to the survey, you are invited to send photographs, publications and your resume or curriculum vita via email to NSFBPSTEM@air.org

MentorNet (www.mentornet.net) - This is an award-winning online program that each year matches thousands of women and underrepresented students in engineering from more than 100 campuses with mentors in industry and academia. MentorNet is accepting new campus and corporate partners as well as volunteer mentors in any and all disciplines of science and engineering. Email: info@mentornet.net

Warren W. Sallade